Welcome to our net worth update as of the start of business February 1st, 2016.
I have 9.04 years of work left. Not sure I am going to make it. Work has been all-consuming and will continue that way until mid-April at least. I have written a bit, but everything is in the draft stage and not ready to publish. I do hope things slow down soon.
Financially it was an interesting month. The markets have been a see-saw ride and while I have not lost any sleep over it, I was a little hesitant to tally up the numbers. We continue to invest on a regular basis and we have not sold anything. Not a thing. (Some Netflix options expired but that is another story…)
The mortgage has been our major focus and for 4 days this month, the revolving portion of our HELOC was at zero. It was a beautiful thing, until the Christmas bills arrived.
So here are the numbers…
*Does not include cars, pension, our scrap metal stockpile, education savings, this blog: which has been valued at $65 by the way. You can find my net worth and a gaggle of other bloggers over at the Rock Star Finance Ultimate List.
What else is going on?
Losing weight: I have lost 17 pounds since November. I have been using the Lose It app and I love it.
Writing: I have been writing about how we are dealing with the fact that everything we own is broken or worn out. Getting my first credit card at the tender age of 16! (True story.) These are coming soon.
Cutting down on caffeine. Mostly decaf and herbal tea for me now. Boy am I tired!
Dealing with scary heart palpitations. (Too much information?) Yeah – just when I start to take better care of myself, my heart starts going crazy. I see my doctor tomorrow morning. I understand from some of my google searches that this can be very common and rarely serious, but since I have been under so much stress lately, I figured better safe than sorry and I am going to get it checked out. Here’s hoping they confirm that I am a hypochondriac or that my heart really does need that caffeine to work properly.
Until next time, thanks for visiting! Cheers.