January 2021 Net Worth Update (+$76,949)


January was another great net worth month. At one point, our net worth surpassed $1,370K, but retracked a bit towards the end of the month.  Our net worth increased $76,949.49 from last month to a total of $1,329,796.32 (see spreadsheet screenshot).

Retirement Accounts

Our retirement accounts are comprised of our 401(k)s, our Roth IRAs and our Traditional IRAs.  We contribute 6% to my wife’s 401(k).  My wife’s company matches up to 6% of her 401(K) contribution and chips in an additional 3% on top of the match at the end of the year (vests over 5 years).  This month, we contributed $761.54 to her 401(k).  Since I am unemployed, I did not contribute anything to my retirement accounts.  The total balance of our retirement accounts increased $4,371.78 from last month to a total of $505,845.66.

Brokerage Account

Currently, our brokerage account consists of stocks and cryptocurrency (I prefer to track crypto in the “Brokerage Accounts” field rather than “Cash & Savings Accounts”).  The total current value is $333,114.95, up $76,421.81 from last month.

Cash & Savings Account

Cash and savings accounts consists of a small sum of cash at home and our online savings accounts balance. It does not include our checking account balance that we use to pay our bills each month.  Our savings decreased $2,733.89 this month to a total of $27,627.50.

College Savings Accounts

Our kids have 529 Plans through Vanguard.  This month, we contributed $0 to our son’s 529 Plan and it decreased $142.52 from last month to a total balance of $37,816.17.  We contributed $0 to our daughter’s 529 Plan and it decreased $87.71 from last month to a total balance of $23,273.65.


For our home value, we use the $528K purchase price that we paid in July 2016.  Current comps in the area are ~$690K.  We refinanced our mortgage last month and our first payment is not due until February.  The current balance of our 15-year, 2.375% mortgage loan is $213,000.


My wife drives a company vehicle and has a company gas card.  I drive a 2017 SUV (~80K miles) that we own.  In addition, we own a 2013 ski boat.

Credit Card Balance

All of our credit card debt is paid in full each month.

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