Sorry it is a bit late. Here is our net worth update as of April 1st, 2015. Not much to see here. Debt increased and investment value fell slightly.
The debt is related to our trip in March. We had a wonderful time!
- We saw the northern lights for the first time.
- We attended Ottawa Senators vs. Boston Bruins game. My first NHL game ever – and likely my last. LOL. Earlier that day went to the arena to watch Boston practice.
- I got up close and personal with an original Picasso.
- I held a 28 pound gold bar worth over $500,000.
- Visited an underground government nuclear blast shelter from the time of the cold war. It was super cool.
We did what we could to control costs including, gorging on the free breakfast, using coupons for food and attractions, keeping snacks and drinks in our hotel room and car pooling to activities.
Here are the numbers:
*Does not include autos, pension, collections, underwear, education savings, etc.,
You can find my net worth and a gaggle of other bloggers over at the Rock Star Finance Ultimate List.
Adventures in Real Estate
We have been “kicking the tires” on a couple of properties.
Property 1: Would be a significant down shift from our current house but we would be mortgage free. The down side is that the house needs WORK but it is livable and we could budget and plan the renovations to minimize debt.
Property 2: We would be increasing our mortgage but the property has income potential and character.
Will anything come of this? I don’t know. I can’t tell you how disappointed we are with ALL of the real estate agents we have met. They could not be less interested in doing business with us if they tried. What is that all about? We are doing our best not to be jerks and not waste their time. I am beyond frustrated. A good agent stands to net about $25,000 if they represent us on the sale of our home and the purchase of another one. Is that not enough? Are they signing deals all day long and can’t possibly fit another in their schedule? Golly!
I am halfway through my Integrative Stress Management course. I intend to write a full post about the experience once my classes are finished. It has been helpful but on some level I fear that I might be the first person to fail mindfulness practice.
I will leave you with one of my favorite songs of all time… Hirzel, Andreas Vollenweider
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