Hello! Here is our net worth update as of April 1st, 2016 (values calculated prior to market open.)
*Does not include pension, our pantry stockpile, education savings etc.
You can find my net worth and a gaggle of other bloggers over at the Rock Star Finance Ultimate List.
I wish I had something profound to share but it is same old, same old, here. Nice month in the markets but life has been a bit rough. Work has been hellish, I am sorry to say. I have not been online much and I have battled a bad cold. Wah, wah wah!
I believe that the odds of losing my job have increased significantly. Job loss meter is in the red zone. I have been job searching.
We have also been spendy. Gifts, repairs, commuting, big irregular bills.
So What’s Next?
According to my latest calculation we are 9.38 years away from hitting our target of $1.7 million net worth. Everything is on cruise control, and we will continue to look for ways to optimize, but we can’t just sit and stare at our nest egg for the next 9 years waiting for it to hatch.
What do we do in the meantime?
This is what I am struggling with most. Life does not start once we reach some magical number – it flying by now. How do we make the most of it? How do I deal with my impatience, waning motivation and boredom.
I swear that the PF blogosphere shares a collective consciousness. Many of us are all thinking about the same thing at the exact same time. I was browsing through my blog feed and what pops up but Conquering Impatience on the Road to Financial Independence. Some hard truths about the waiting game. I can relate.
This was followed by the news that the lovely Frugalwoods have reached a major milestone. As I see it, FI for them wasn’t just about amassing a pile of money. They had a bigger dream…
And they achieved it. Congratulations Frugalwoods! You did it, not that there was ever any doubt.
Maybe all I need is a bigger dream?