May 2017 Net Worth Update (+$8,195.90)

May 2017 net worth


May was another good month.  In fact, every month so far this year has been very good. Our net worth increased $8,195.90 from last month to a total of $565,564.43 (see spreadsheet screenshot).  We passed our $560K net worth milestones this month.

Retirement Accounts

Our retirement accounts are comprised of our 401(k)s, our Roth IRAs and our Traditional IRAs.  We contribute 5% to my wife’s 401(k).  My wife’s company matches up to 5% of her 401(K) contribution and chips in an additional 5% on top of the match (both 100% vested when deposited).  This month, my wife contributed $507.50 to her 401(k) and her company deposited another $1,015.00 into her 401(k) for her 5% match and 5% extra “chip in”.   We contribute 4% to my 401(k).  My company matches up to 4% of my 401(k) and deposits the match around March (100% vested when deposited).   This month, I contributed $238.46 to my 401(k).   The total balance of our retirement accounts increased $4,665.65 from last month to a total of $235,103.76.

Brokerage Account

Currently, our brokerage account consists of two stocks and a small cash balance.  The total current value of the stocks and cash is $494.13.

Cash & Savings Accounts

Cash and savings accounts consists of a small sum of cash at home and our online savings account balance. It does not include our checking account balance that we use to pay our bills each month.  This month our cash and savings accounts increased $1,756.10, bringing the total to $17,309.22.

College Savings Accounts

Our kids have 529 Plans through Vanguard.  This month, we contributed $0 to our son’s 529 Plan and it increased $252.09 from last month to a total balance of $19,066.89.  We also contributed $0 to our daughter’s 529 Plan and it increased $128.82 from last month to a total balance of $9,721.98.


We use the $528K purchase price that we paid in July 2016 for our home value.  Current comps in the area are ~$530K.  The current balance of our 15-year, 2.85% mortgage loan is $245,858.74.  We paid $150 extra towards principal this month.


My wife has a company vehicle (and gas card) and I have a 2012 sedan with 75K miles.  My company gives me a $450/month vehicle allowance and provides me with a gas card.  The loan balance on my car is $10,389.66 at 1.99%.

Credit Card Balance

We do not currently have a credit card balance that is not paid in full each month.

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