Category Archives: Net Worth

October 2022 Net Worth Update (+31,068.08)

Overall

October was a good month for our net worth. Our net worth increased $31,068.08 from last month to a total of $1,274,875.91 (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) and her company matched 4% and chips in an additional 6% at the end of the year.  This month, she contributed $950.02 to her 401(k).  Since I do not work, I did not contribute anything to a retirement account.  The total balance of our retirement accounts increased $22,366.51 from last month to a total of $454,107.71.

Brokerage Account

Currently, our brokerage accounts consist of stocks and cryptocurrency (I prefer to track crypto in the “Brokerage Accounts” field rather than “Cash & Savings Accounts”).  The total current value of our brokerage accounts is $137,590.56, up $6,176.55 from last month.

Cash & Savings Account

Cash and savings accounts consist of a small sum of cash at home, our online savings accounts balance and stablecoins that we earn interest on. It does not include our checking account balance that we use to pay our bills each month.  Our savings decreased $967.14 this month to a total of $7,878.45.

College Savings Accounts

Our kids have 529 Plans through Vanguard.  This month, we contributed $0 to our son’s 529 Plan and it increased $2,522.10 from last month to a total balance of $46,499.90.  We contributed $0 to our daughter’s 529 Plan and it increased $1,676.09 from last month to a total balance of $30,901.99. Our total 2022 contributions so far are $2,050 for our son and $2,050 for our daughter.

Home                                                      

For our home value, we use the $528K purchase price that we paid in July 2016.  Current comps in the area are ~$878K and falling fast.  We paid off our home in September 2021.

Vehicles

My wife drives a company vehicle and has a company gas card.  I drive a 2017 SUV (~90K miles) that we own and it is paid off.  In addition, we own a 2013 ski boat that is paid off.

Credit Card Balance

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

September 2022 Net Worth Update (-88,121,36)

Overall

September was a rough month for our net worth. Our net worth decreased $88,121.36 from last month to a total of $1,243,807.82 (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) and her company matched 4% and chips in an additional 6% at the end of the year.  This month, she contributed $950.02 to her 401(k).  Since I do not work, I did not contribute anything to a retirement account.  The total balance of our retirement accounts decreased $72,211.18 from last month to a total of $431,741.20  

Brokerage Account

Currently, our brokerage accounts consist of stocks and cryptocurrency (I prefer to track crypto in the “Brokerage Accounts” field rather than “Cash & Savings Accounts”).  The total current value of our brokerage accounts is $131,414.01, down $809.03 from last month.

Cash & Savings Account

Cash and savings accounts consist of a small sum of cash at home, our online savings accounts balance and stablecoins that we earn interest on. It does not include our checking account balance that we use to pay our bills each month.  Our savings decreased $3,747.39 this month to a total of $8,845.59.

College Savings Accounts

Our kids have 529 Plans through Vanguard.  This month, we contributed $550 to our son’s 529 Plan and it decreased $6,481.12from last month to a total balance of $43,977.80.  We contributed $500 to our daughter’s 529 Plan and it decreased $4,159.46 from last month to a total balance of $29,225.90. Our total 2022 contributions so far are $2,050 for our son and $2,050 for our daughter.

Home                                                      

For our home value, we use the $528K purchase price that we paid in July 2016.  Current comps in the area are ~$884K and falling fast.  We paid off our home in September 2021.

Vehicles

My wife drives a company vehicle and has a company gas card.  I drive a 2017 SUV (~90K miles) that we own and it is paid off.  In addition, we own a 2013 ski boat that is paid off.

Credit Card Balance

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

August 2022 Net Worth Update (+$4,875.99)

Overall

August was a neutral month for our net worth. Our net worth increased $4,875.99 from last month to a total of $1,331,929.18 (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) and her company matched 4% and chips in an additional 6% at the end of the year.  This month, she contributed $881.30 to her 401(k).  Since I do not work, I did not contribute anything to a retirement account.  The total balance of our retirement accounts increased $16,281.30 from last month to a total of $503,952.38  

Brokerage Account

Currently, our brokerage accounts consist of stocks and cryptocurrency (I prefer to track crypto in the “Brokerage Accounts” field rather than “Cash & Savings Accounts”).  The total current value of our brokerage accounts is $132,223.04, down $18,851.44 from last month.

Cash & Savings Account

Cash and savings accounts consist of a small sum of cash at home, our online savings accounts balance and stablecoins that we earn interest on. It does not include our checking account balance that we use to pay our bills each month.  Our savings increased $1,701.92 this month to a total of $12,592.98.

College Savings Accounts

Our kids have 529 Plans through Vanguard.  This month, we contributed $1,500 to our son’s 529 Plan and it increased $3,592.96 from last month to a total balance of $50,458.92.  We contributed $1,500 to our daughter’s 529 Plan and it increased $2,871.61 from last month to a total balance of $33,385.36. Our total 2022 contributions so far are $1,500 for our son and $1,550 for our daughter.

Home                                                      

For our home value, we use the $528K purchase price that we paid in July 2016.  Current comps in the area are ~$897K and falling fast.  We paid off our home in September 2021.

Vehicles

My wife drives a company vehicle and has a company gas card.  I drive a 2017 SUV (~90K miles) that we own and it is paid off.  In addition, we own a 2013 ski boat that is paid off.

Credit Card Balance

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

July 2022 Net Worth Update (+$80,802.70)

Overall

July was a great month for our net worth. Our net worth increased $80,802.70 from last month to a total of $1,327,053.19 (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) and her company matched 4% and chips in an additional 6% at the end of the year.  This month, she contributed $881.30 to her 401(k).  Since I do not work, I did not contribute anything to a retirement account.  The total balance of our retirement accounts increased $35,053.76 from last month to a total of $487,671.08.  

Brokerage Account

Currently, our brokerage accounts consist of stocks and cryptocurrency (I prefer to track crypto in the “Brokerage Accounts” field rather than “Cash & Savings Accounts”).  The total current value of our brokerage accounts is $151,074.48, up $23,655.29 from last month.

Cash & Savings Account

Cash and savings accounts consist of a small sum of cash at home, our online savings accounts balance and stablecoins that we earn interest on. It does not include our checking account balance that we use to pay our bills each month.  Our savings increased $1,179.61 this month to a total of $10,891.06.

College Savings Accounts

Our kids have 529 Plans through Vanguard.  This month, we contributed $0 to our son’s 529 Plan and it increased $3,428.31 from last month to a total balance of $46,865.96.  We contributed $0 to our daughter’s 529 Plan and it increased $2,232.12 from last month to a total balance of $30,513.75. Our total 2022 contributions so far are $0 for our son and $50 for our daughter.

Home                                                      

For our home value, we use the $528K purchase price that we paid in July 2016.  Current comps in the area are ~$921K.  We paid off our home in September 2021.

Vehicles

My wife drives a company vehicle and has a company gas card.  I drive a 2017 SUV (~88K miles) that we own and it is paid off.  In addition, we own a 2013 ski boat that is paid off.

Credit Card Balance

We started July with a $15,981.25 balance on a 0% credit card and we were able to pay it off before the end of the month.

June 2022 Net Worth Update (-$135,326.74)

Overall
June was another down month for our net worth as markets continue to fall. Our net worth decreased $135,326.74 from last month to a total of $1,246,250.49 (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, she contributed $812.58to her 401(k).  Since I am unemployed, I did not contribute anything to my retirement accounts.  The total balance of our retirement accounts decreased $65,295.83 from last month to a total of $452,617.32.  

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 of our brokerage accounts is $191,184.38, down $61,006.41 from last month.

Cash & Savings Account
Cash and savings accounts consists of a small sum of cash at home, our online savings accounts balance and stablecoins that we earn interest on. It does not include our checking account balance that we use to pay our bills each month.  Our savings increased $928.84 this month to a total of $9,711.45.

College Savings Accounts
Our kids have 529 Plans through Vanguard.  This month, we contributed $0 to our son’s 529 Plan and it decreased $3,770.40 from last month to a total balance of $43,437.65.  We contributed $0 to our daughter’s 529 Plan and it decreased $2,297.95 from last month to a total balance of $28,281.63. Our total 2022 contributions so far are $0 for our son and $50 for our daughter.

Home                                                      
For our home value, we use the $528K purchase price that we paid in July 2016.  Current comps in the area are ~$930K.  We paid off our home in September 2021.

Vehicles
My wife drives a company vehicle and has a company gas card.  I drive a 2017 SUV (~85K miles) that we own that is paid off.  In addition, we own a 2013 ski boat that is paid off.

New Vehicle Fund
I combined our new vehicle fund with our taxable brokerage accounts. 

Credit Card Balance
Normally, all of our credit card debt is paid in full each month, however, we used a 0% credit card to pay for just over $23,590 of our income taxes.  This allowed us to keep some cash in the bank for emergencies. The card is 0% for 15 months and the current balance is $15,981.25.
 

May 2022 Net Worth Update (-$76,037.42)

Overall

In May, was a tough month for our net worth as markets continue to struggle. Our net worth decreased $76,037.42 from last month to a total of $1,381,577.23 (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, she contributed $1,307.70 to her 401(k).  Since I am unemployed, I did not contribute anything to my retirement accounts.  The total balance of our retirement accounts decreased $16,151.45 from last month to a total of $517,913.15.  

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 of our brokerage accounts is $191,184.38, down $61,006.41 from last month.

Cash & Savings Account

Cash and savings accounts consists of a small sum of cash at home, our online savings accounts balance and stablecoins that we earn interest on. It does not include our checking account balance that we use to pay our bills each month.  Our savings increased $1,417.34 this month to a total of $8,782.61.

College Savings Accounts

Our kids have 529 Plans through Vanguard.  This month, we contributed $0 to our son’s 529 Plan and it decreased $111.55 from last month to a total balance of $47,319.60.  We contributed $50 to our daughter’s 529 Plan and it decreased $19.49 from last month to a total balance of $30,736.48. Our total 2022 contributions so far are $0 for our son and $50 for our daughter.

Home                                                      

For our home value, we use the $528K purchase price that we paid in July 2016.  Current comps in the area are ~$934K.  We paid off our home in September 2021.

Vehicles

My wife drives a company vehicle and has a company gas card.  I drive a 2017 SUV (~85K miles) that we own that is paid off.  In addition, we own a 2013 ski boat that is paid off.

New Vehicle Fund

Our new car fund is intended to cover future vehicles for our family.  Contributions are invested in cryptocurrencies. We track these crypto investments separately for our others (see brokerage account above). This month, we contributed $0 to our new car fund and it decreased $782.87 from last month to a total of $2,297.95.  Our total 2022 contributions so far are $700.

Credit Card Balance

Normally, all of our credit card debt is paid in full each month, however, we used a 0% credit card to pay for just over $23,590 of our income taxes.  This allowed us to keep some cash in the bank for emergencies. The card is 0% for 15 months and the current balance is $17,981.25.

April 2022 Net Worth Update (-$138,462.03)

Overall

In April, we was a tough month for our net worth.  Most markets seem to be down right now. Our net worth decreased $138,462.03 from last month to a total of $1,457,614.65 (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, she contributed $1,218.87 to her 401(k).  Since I am unemployed, I did not contribute anything to my retirement accounts.  The total balance of our retirement accounts decreased $52,450.07 from last month to a total of $534,064.60.  

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 of our brokerage accounts is $252,190.79, down $58,214.56 from last month.

Cash & Savings Account

Cash and savings accounts consists of a small sum of cash at home, our online savings accounts balance and stablecoins that we earn interest on. It does not include our checking account balance that we use to pay our bills each month.  Our savings increased $826.60 this month to a total of $7,365.27.

College Savings Accounts

Our kids have 529 Plans through Vanguard.  This month, we contributed $0 to our son’s 529 Plan and it decreased $4,811.53 from last month to a total balance of $47,319.60.  We contributed $0 to our daughter’s 529 Plan and it decreased $3,127.32 from last month to a total balance of $30,755.97. Our total 2022 contributions so far are $0 for our son and $0 for our daughter.

Home                         

For our home value, we use the $528K purchase price that we paid in July 2016.  Current comps in the area are ~$922K.  We paid off our home in September 2021.

Vehicles

My wife drives a company vehicle and has a company gas card.  I drive a 2017 SUV (~85K miles) that we own that is paid off.  In addition, we own a 2013 ski boat that is paid off.

New Vehicle Fund

Our new car fund is intended to cover future vehicles for our family.  Contributions are invested in cryptocurrencies. We track these crypto investments separately for our others (see brokerage account above). This month, we contributed $0 to our new car fund and it decreased $595.84 from last month to a total of $3,080.82.  Our total 2022 contributions so far are $700.

Credit Card Balance

Normally, all of our credit card debt is paid in full each month, however, we used a 0% credit card to pay for just over $23,590 of our income taxes.  This allowed us to keep some cash in the bank for emergencies. The card is 0% for 15 months and the current balance is $19,340.04.

March 2022 Net Worth Update (+$32,435.42)

Overall

In March, we saw a was a nice increase to our net worth.  Our net worth increased $32,435.42 from last month to a total of $1,596,076.68 (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).  Her company contributed her annual match of $9,412.70. This month, she contributed $1,580.70 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 $30,752.19 from last month to a total of $586,514.67.  

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 of our brokerage accounts is $310,405.35, up $56,287.66 from last month.

Cash & Savings Account

Cash and savings accounts consists of a small sum of cash at home, our online savings accounts balance and stablecoins that we earn interest on. It does not include our checking account balance that we use to pay our bills each month.  Our savings decreased $58,671.90 this month to a total of $6,538.67.   This was due to an $80K tax bill from selling cryptocurrency to pay off our house in 2021.

College Savings Accounts

Our kids have 529 Plans through Vanguard.  This month, we contributed $0 to our son’s 529 Plan and it increased $2,528.47 from last month to a total balance of $52,131.13.  We contributed $0 to our daughter’s 529 Plan and it increased $1,643.41 from last month to a total balance of $33,883.29. Our total 2022 contributions so far are $0 for our son and $0 for our daughter.

Home                         

For our home value, we use the $528K purchase price that we paid in July 2016.  Current comps in the area are ~$913K.  We paid off our home in September 2021.

Vehicles

My wife drives a company vehicle and has a company gas card.  I drive a 2017 SUV (~85K miles) that we own that is paid off.  In addition, we own a 2013 ski boat that is paid off.

New Vehicle Fund

Our new car fund is intended to cover future vehicles for our family.  Contributions are invested in cryptocurrencies. We track these crypto investments separately for our others (see brokerage account above). This month, we contributed $0 to our new car fund and it increased $652.43 from last month to a total of $3,676.66.  Our total 2022 contributions so far are $700.

Credit Card Balance

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

February 2022 Net Worth Update (+$6,611.09)

Overall

February was a slightly up month for our net worth.  Our net worth increased $6,611.09 from last month to a total of $1,563,641.26 (see spreadsheet screenshot). 

Retirement Accounts

Our retirement accounts are comprised of our 401(k)s, our Roth IRAs and our Traditional IRAs.  We contribute 7% 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, she contributed $911.10 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 $6,895.89 from last month to a total of $555,762.48.  

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 of our brokerage accounts is $254,117.69, up $570.17 from last month.

Cash & Savings Account

Cash and savings accounts consists of a small sum of cash at home, our online savings accounts balance and stablecoins that we earn interest on. It does not include our checking account balance that we use to pay our bills each month.  Our savings increased $522.77 this month to a total of $66,210.57.   

College Savings Accounts

Our kids have 529 Plans through Vanguard.  This month, we contributed $0 to our son’s 529 Plan and it decreased $468.51 from last month to a total balance of $49,602.66.  We contributed $0 to our daughter’s 529 Plan and it decreased $304.51 from last month to a total balance of $32,239.88. Our total 2022 contributions so far are $0 for our son and $0 for our daughter.

Home                         

For our home value, we use the $528K purchase price that we paid in July 2016.  Current comps in the area are ~$905K.  We paid off our home in September 2021.

Vehicles

My wife drives a company vehicle and has a company gas card.  I drive a 2017 SUV (~85K miles) that we own that is paid off.  In addition, we own a 2013 ski boat that is paid off.

New Vehicle Fund

Our new car fund is intended to cover future vehicles for our family.  Contributions are invested in cryptocurrencies. We track these crypto investments separately for our others (see brokerage account above). This month, we contributed $0 to our new car fund and it increased $159.76 from last month to a total of $3,024.23.  Our total 2022 contributions so far are $700.

Credit Card Balance

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

January 2022 Net Worth Update (-$202,030.92)

Overall

January was another rough month for our net worth.  Our net worth decreased $202,030.92 from last month to a total of $1,557,030.17 (see spreadsheet screenshot). 

Retirement Accounts

Our retirement accounts are comprised of our 401(k)s, our Roth IRAs and our Traditional IRAs.  We contribute 7% 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, she contributed $911.10 to her 401(k).  Since I am unemployed, I did not contribute anything to my retirement accounts.  The total balance of our retirement accounts decreased $89,247.84 from last month to a total of $548,866.59.  

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 of our brokerage accounts is $253,547.52, down $144,196.28 from last month.

Cash & Savings Account

Cash and savings accounts consists of a small sum of cash at home, our online savings accounts balance and stablecoins that we earn interest on. It does not include our checking account balance that we use to pay our bills each month.  Our savings increased $37,604.17 this month to a total of $64,687.80.   

College Savings Accounts

Our kids have 529 Plans through Vanguard.  This month, we contributed $0 to our son’s 529 Plan and it decreased $3,272.14 from last month to a total balance of $50,071.17.  We contributed $0 to our daughter’s 529 Plan and it decreased $2,126.77 from last month to a total balance of $32,544.39. Our total 2022 contributions so far are $0 for our son and $0 for our daughter.

Home                         

For our home value, we use the $528K purchase price that we paid in July 2016.  Current comps in the area are ~$865K.  We paid off our home in September 2021.

Vehicles

My wife drives a company vehicle and has a company gas card.  I drive a 2017 SUV (~85K miles) that we own that is paid off.  In addition, we own a 2013 ski boat that is paid off.

New Vehicle Fund

Our new car fund is intended to cover future vehicles for our family.  Contributions are invested in cryptocurrencies. We track these crypto investments separately for our others (see brokerage account above). This month, we contributed $0 to our new car fund and it decreased $19.86 from last month to a total of $2,864.47.  Our total 2022 contributions so far are $700.

Credit Card Balance

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