Hello! Here is are net worth update as of May 1st, 2016.
It was not a good month in the markets for us. We are slowly migrating our holdings into ETFs but still hold a number of individual stocks and are over-concentrated in a few. This came back to bite us this month but not worried and we will continue to shift into ETFs as opportunities arise.
On the debt payoff side – it was a bonanza month. Work bonuses, a fat tax refund (I know, I know – we should not be lending money to the government!) and low spending helped us pay back more than 50% of the money we borrowed (stole) from our Heloc to invest. Our plan is to pay back the remaining balance by the end of the year.
*Does not include cars, pension, dog food stockpile, kids savings plans, rare collectibles, my Picasso prints etc. You can find my net worth and a gaggle of other bloggers over at the Rock Star Finance Ultimate List.
Here is how our net worth has changed over time.
and there you have it. Monitoring our net worth can be painful at times – like watching a kettle boil or tugging on seedlings to make them grow faster.
What I Learned this Month…
- Cooking – I am convinced that everyone can learn to cook. Even me! This month I made Apple Crisp for the first time and it was delish. #EveryoneCanCook
- # I really want to quit my job.
- Sometimes it is not about me. I have a friend (shocking I know…) and she has been standoffish lately. I could not for the life of me figure out what I had done to offend her. At one point, I stopped by her house to drop something off and she wouldn’t even come to the door to talk to me, she just sent out a family member with the message that she was busy. I was hurt and confused. Instead of doing the grown up thing of asking her what I had done wrong, I just stewed. And stewed some more. A week or so later she texted me to let me know her marriage was ending and she was doing her best to get through it. #FriendshipFail. Reminds me of the quote… not sure who to attribute it to.
You’ll worry less about what people think about you when you realize how seldom they do.
Words to live by. Thanks for visiting.