Time for the monthly Net Worth update. Overall it was a blah month. Besides normal dividend reinvestment, regular employer match contributions I sold one small position I had in a company that is tied to the oil industry. Over the next few weeks I hope to map out what sectors we are invested in and our dividend income. We are overly concentrated in some areas, due to rules around our employer savings plans and we need to find a way to balance things out.
February Net Worth Snapshot
Here are the numbers as of February 1, 2015. The goal for 2015 is to hit 800,000. It will be a stretch.
*Does not include autos, my meager pension, wine collection, furs, art, education savings, etc., Good thing since my wine collection is all 2014 vintages, and I don’t have a fur coat.
You can find my net worth and a gaggle of other bloggers over at Rock Star finance Ultimate List.
Here is our spending for January. Nothing interesting here. We are waiting for some health and dental reimbursements, which offset some of this spending. Our annual car insurance was due in January; hence, our auto spending appears out of whack.
On the blog front, I have been largely absent. I am trying to keep up and do check in with my feedly and bloglovin every day but still working on balance. Stress has been high and I have a nearly constant “stress buzz” in the background. I am keyed up — and it’s not just the gallons of coffee I’ve been drinking (I am now using 3/4 decaffeinated coffee now). I decided enough is enough and I have signed up for Mindfulness-based stress reduction therapy. It is an 8 week program that sounds a little new age with meditation and yoga but I am willing to try it. It will start next month and I am looking forward to It They have promised me they can rewire my brain.
Why am I stressed? Work mostly, but that stress spills over into other domains, and I have engaged in some maladaptive coping strategies like Netflix binges and scrabble marathons. Watching Damages now by the way. Don’t worry. I am not in distress or anything. I just want to live a more balanced, peaceful life.
My job has become less stable and there are signs that all is not well. It reminds me of the time in 2008 and when my husband and I ALMOST lost our jobs at exactly the same time. The idea that both of us could be unemployed at once, never occurred to me. We narrowly escaped but escape we did. I was going to write about it but we survived and 90% of the things we worry about don’t happen anyway.
I am off to catch up on my blog reading. Thanks for stopping by!