Category Archives: Net Worth

June 2017 Net Worth Update (+$12,042.24)

Overall June was another great month.  Our net worth increased $12,043.24 from last month to a total of $577,606.67 (see spreadsheet screenshot).  We passed our $570K 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 Read more [...]

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

Overall 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 Read more [...]

April 2017 Net Worth Update (+$9,497.74)

Overall April was a very good month. Our net worth increased $9,497.74 from last month to a total of $557,368.53 (see spreadsheet screenshot).  We passed our $550K net worth milestones this month and nearly made it to $560K. 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 Read more [...]

March 2017 Net Worth Update (+$19,709.83)

Overall March was an AWESOME month. Our net worth increased $19,709.83 from last month to a total of $548,870.79 (see spreadsheet screenshot).  We passed our $530K and $540K 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% Read more [...]

February 2017 Net Worth Update (+$8,724.58)

Overall February was a very good month. Our net worth increased $8,724.58 from last month to a total of $529,160.96 (see spreadsheet screenshot). 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).  I just started a new job and am not Read more [...]

January 2017 Net Worth Update (+$3,005.74)

NOTE: I am posting our January net worth update early because I will be busy training at my new job next week:) Overall 2017 got off to a pretty good start.  We saw awesome gains in the market but the were offset a bit by pulling cash from savings.  In January, our net worth increased $3,007.34 from last month to a total of $520,437.98 (see spreadsheet screenshot).  It was great to pass our net worth milestone of $520K this month. Retirement Accounts Our retirement accounts Read more [...]

December 2016 Net Worth Update (+$17,361.40)

Overall We ended the year really strong!  In December, our net worth increased $17,361.40 to a total of $517,430.64 (see spreadsheet screenshot).  My wife knocked it out of the park, scoring a large $17,325 quarterly bonus ($10,152.65 net).  Huge blessing!  With the bonus, were were able to put $4,880 into savings, made an extra mortgage payment to principal of $1,900, contributed $400 total to our kids 529 Plans, tithed $1,700, and kept the remainder as a cushion in our checking account. Retirement Read more [...]

November 2016 Net Worth Update (+$8,837.58)

Overall In November, our net worth increased $8,837.58 to a total of $500,069.24 (see spreadsheet screenshot).  Nice to have a solid month, considering we’re just on one income after I lost my job last month.  We passed the net worth milestone of $500K 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 Read more [...]

October 2016 Net Worth Update (-$1,027.38)

Overall In October, our net worth decreased $1,027.38 to a total of $491,231.66 (see spreadsheet screenshot).  Almost all the reduction was due to the stock market performance. Retirement Accounts Our retirement accounts are comprised of our 401(k)s, our Roth IRAs and our Traditional IRAs.  We contribute 10% to my 401(k) and 5% to my wife’s 401(k).  My company matches up to $1,000 per year (vested over five years).  My wife’s company matches up to 5% of her 401(K) contribution Read more [...]

September 2016 Net Worth Update (+3,400.08)

Overall In September, our net worth increased $3,400.08 to a total of $492,259.04 (see spreadsheet screenshot).   The increase can from retirement savings contributions and paying down debt.  The biggest surprise this month was to learn on 9/28/16 that my company is laying off my team and our final day is 10/3/16.  I will receive 3 weeks severance, ~7 days cashed out PTO, and a final bonus check of ~$2,400 gross. Retirement Accounts Our retirement accounts are comprised of our Read more [...]