My stomach flu has turned into a chest cold and I think I am running a fever. That might explain what you are about to see here.
I have blogged for almost a year now and I have debated over and over about posting my net worth. I think that posting it will help people understand where I am coming from and make it easier to follow the narrative of my financial (mis)adventures. I asked my husband if he was OK with it and he said, “Do it.” He has become a bit more attuned to our financial situation since I have started blogging. It’s a good thing.
Net Worth Preamble
We have been saving small amounts for over 17 years now. We have not received any significant windfalls or inheritances. We have not been socking away a high percentage of our income and we have had our bad years – including a spending death spiral that set us back financially. We heard our financial wake-up call though and decided to get serious about our watching our pennies. This is a large part of the reason this blog was born. Messy Money.
I should also tell you that our net worth dropped significantly in September. Ouch. I haven’t decided how often I plan to post updates but I will aim for at least twice a year.
So here goes…
Numbers have been rounded up or down to the nearest hundred. This does not include: Educations savings plans, autos and motorized toys, the stupid hot tub, art, collectables, jewels…you get the idea. I have not included my pension because it is small and I consider it as bonus money and a potential protection against inflation. Weird? I have included the value of our home (a conservative estimate) because we have a lot of cash tied up in it and we are going to sell it as soon as the time is right.
I feel naked now.
Oh, and that picture up there is me. I definitely got a little too enthusiastic about FrugalFinconFiesta. Told you I was wearing a funny mask.