Back To Positive – May Net Worth 2018

Finally on our way UP again. May Net Worth improved.

Months in the red are no fun, but FIRE is about the long haul. This too shall pass!

I am always curious about the budding crop of new PF blogs. Would a new Bear Market drive a bunch of them off the cliff?

Our ESI Millionaires Interviewed segment is now public. Lots of detail about the figures below.

Shored up the gold hoard by another 2 ounces.

Net Worth equals total Assets minus total Liabilities.

Don’t forget to check out my Net Worth Year over Year.

Total Assets: $2,105,086 up + $ 10,727 from last month.

Accounts receivable, This is a business deal from 2014

Boat & Cars, Depreciating assets, but cars newish in 2015

Real Estate 2nd home/vacation rental

Primary Residence

Retirement accounts; 2 people, 2 jobs each, 4 accounts total

Brokerage accounts; 2 taxable stock accounts

College Funds; Prepaid tuition and 529 accounts or 2 kids

Bonds; ‘I bonds’ bought through Treasury Direct

Cash & Metals; 5 accounts and a security deposit box

Health Savings Acct., Just started in 2015

Total Liabilities; $406,196 down – $ 553 from last month.

Mortgage on House; Bought in 2005 Interest 3.75%

Mortgage 2nd Home; Bought in 2012 Interest 3.5%

Student Loan Paid off, but Boy am I upset about the PSLF!

HELOC; Current APR 3.49%

TOTAL NET WORTH $1,698,890

Tracking your own net worth is perhaps the second most important thing you can do to improve your financial picture. Budgeting your expenses to see where the money goes is probably still number one.

Budgeting is like paying attention to ball game while tracking net worth is like paying attention to the baseball season.

Months can goes up or down, you need a longer picture to evaluate your progress. You are either bringing in more money than you’re spending or you are losing money each month. Tracking Net Worth is easy, useful, and addictive.

Don’t Forget; “Comparison is the Thief of Joy”

3 thoughts on “Back To Positive – May Net Worth 2018

  1. Congrats on a very nice month! We had a jump in net worth this month, too, and it was nice after a few months of declines, which never feels very good. Looks like you’ve got a nice amount saved for college, too, for the kids. We’re working to increase our savings there over the next few years.

    • The college monies is where we stashed a lot of the premature inheritance from my in-laws passing. That way the kids get to have a connection and a gratitude for the grandparents they did not really get a chance to meet.

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