Category Archives: Net Worth

January 2024 Net Worth Update (+$6,347.42)

Overall

In January, our net worth increased $6,347.42 from last month to a total of $1,714,077.41 (see spreadsheet screenshot).

Retirement Accounts                                                                                 

Our retirement accounts are comprised of our 401(k)s, our Roth IRAs and our Traditional IRAs.  We contributed 7% 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 $1,150.52 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 $8,154.06 from last month to a total of $710,622.71.

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 $315,911.35, down $9,185.33 from last month.

Cash & Savings Account

Cash and savings accounts consist of a small sum of cash at home, 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 $5,503.10 this month to a total of $25,305.71.  

College Savings Accounts

Our kids have 529 Plans through Vanguard.  This month, we contributed $200 to our son’s 529 Plan and it increased $2,360.94 from last month to a total balance of $63,654.53.  We contributed $200 to our daughter’s 529 Plan and it increased $1,610.01 from last month to a total balance of $43,408.41.  Our total 2024 contributions so far are $200 for our son and $200 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 ~$890K.  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 (~95K miles) that we own and it is paid off. 

Credit Card Balance

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

December 2023 Net Worth Update (+$116,099.15)

Overall

In December, our net worth increased $116,099.15 from last month to a total of $1,707,729.99 (see spreadsheet screenshot). What an amazing end to the year!  In the coming days, I will be posting an update on how we did with your 2023 financial goals.

Retirement Accounts                                                                                 

Our retirement accounts are comprised of our 401(k)s, our Roth IRAs and our Traditional IRAs.  We contributed 7% 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 $1,724.27 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 $55,853.64 from last month to a total of $693,283.32.

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 $325,096.68, up $51,181.94 from last month.

Cash & Savings Account

Cash and savings accounts consist of a small sum of cash at home, our online savings accounts balance. It does not include our checking account balance that we use to pay our bills each month.  Our savings increased $4,953.34 this month to a total of $30,808.81.  

College Savings Accounts

Our kids have 529 Plans through Vanguard.  This month, we contributed $0 to our son’s 529 Plan and it increased $2,608.59 from last month to a total balance of $61,293.59.  We contributed $0 to our daughter’s 529 Plan and it increased $1,778.90 from last month to a total balance of $41,798.40.  Our total 2023 contributions were $3,150 for our son and $3,000 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 ~$890K.  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 (~95K miles) that we own and it is paid off. 

Credit Card Balance

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

November 2023 Net Worth Update (+$97,402.47)

Overall

In November, our net worth increased $97,402.47 from last month to a total of $1,591,630.84 (see spreadsheet screenshot). 

Retirement Accounts                                                                                 

Our retirement accounts are comprised of our 401(k)s, our Roth IRAs and our Traditional IRAs.  We contributed 7% 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 $1,150.52 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 $66,307.49 from last month to a total of $637,429.68.

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 $273,914.74, up $26,370.38 from last month.

Cash & Savings Account

Cash and savings accounts consist of a small sum of cash at home, 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 $4,520.05 this month to a total of $25,855.47.  

College Savings Accounts

Our kids have 529 Plans through Vanguard.  This month, we contributed $0 to our son’s 529 Plan and it increased $5,662.95 from last month to a total balance of $58,685.00.  We contributed $0 to our daughter’s 529 Plan and it increased $3,861.77 from last month to a total balance of $40,019.50.  Our total 2023 contributions so far are $3,150 for our son and $3,000 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 ~$890K.  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 (~95K miles) that we own and it is paid off. 

Credit Card Balance

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

October 2023 Net Worth Update (+$24,373.54)

Overall

In October, our net worth increased $24,373.54 from last month to a total of $1,494,228.37 (see spreadsheet screenshot). 

Retirement Accounts                                                                                 

Our retirement accounts are comprised of our 401(k)s, our Roth IRAs and our Traditional IRAs.  We contributed 7% 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 $1,150.52 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 $4,266.22from last month to a total of $571,122.19.

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 $247,544.36, up $41,182.22 from last month.

Cash & Savings Account

Cash and savings accounts consist of a small sum of cash at home, 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 $13,853.02 this month to a total of $30,375.52.  

College Savings Accounts

Our kids have 529 Plans through Vanguard.  This month, we contributed $50 to our son’s 529 Plan and it decreased $4,062.36 from last month to a total balance of $53,022.05.  We contributed $0 to our daughter’s 529 Plan and it decreased $2,876.63 from last month to a total balance of $36,157.73.  Our total 2023 contributions so far are $3,150 for our son and $3,000 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 ~$890K.  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 (~95K miles) that we own and it is paid off. 

Credit Card Balance

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

September 2023 Net Worth Update (-15,923.47)

Overall

In September, our net worth decreased $15,923.47 from last month to a total of $1,469,854.83 (see spreadsheet screenshot). 

Retirement Accounts

Our retirement accounts are comprised of our 401(k)s, our Roth IRAs and our Traditional IRAs.  We contributed 7% 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 $1,896.40 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 $13,618.28 from last month to a total of $566,855.97

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 $206,362.14, up $1,569.13 from last month.

Cash & Savings Account

Cash and savings accounts consist of a small sum of cash at home, 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 $2,659.82 this month to a total of $44,228.54.  

College Savings Accounts

Our kids have 529 Plans through Vanguard.  This month, we contributed $100 to our son’s 529 Plan and it decreased $551.58 from last month to a total balance of $57,084.41.  We contributed $0 to our daughter’s 529 Plan and it decreased $377.17 from last month to a total balance of $39,034.36. Our total 2023 contributions so far are $3,100 for our son and $3,000 for our daughter.  We hit our contribution goal for the year!

Home                                                      

For our home value, we use the $528K purchase price that we paid in July 2016.  Current comps in the area are ~$892K.  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 (~94K miles) that we own and it is paid off. 

Credit Card Balance

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

August 2023 Net Worth Update (-6,612.94)

Overall

In August, our net worth decreased $6,612.94 from last month to a total of $1,485,778.30 (see spreadsheet screenshot). 

Retirement Accounts

Our retirement accounts are comprised of our 401(k)s, our Roth IRAs and our Traditional IRAs.  We contributed 7% 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 $1,150.52 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 $3,070.67 from last month to a total of $580,474.25.

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 $204,793.01, up $765.76 from last month.

Cash & Savings Account

Cash and savings accounts consist of a small sum of cash at home, 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 $2,328.23 this month to a total of $46,888.36.  

College Savings Accounts

Our kids have 529 Plans through Vanguard.  This month, we contributed $0 to our son’s 529 Plan and it decreased $1,004.37 from last month to a total balance of $57,635.99.  We contributed $0 to our daughter’s 529 Plan and it decreased $686.79 from last month to a total balance of $39,411.53. Our total 2023 contributions so far are $3,000 for our son and $3,000 for our daughter.  We hit our contribution goal for the year!

Home                                                      

For our home value, we use the $528K purchase price that we paid in July 2016.  Current comps in the area are ~$884K.  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 (~94K miles) that we own and it is paid off. 

Credit Card Balance

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

July 2023 Net Worth Update (+25,739.64)

Overall

In July, our net worth increased $25,739.64 from last month to a total of $1,492,391.24 (see spreadsheet screenshot). 

Retirement Accounts

Our retirement accounts are comprised of our 401(k)s, our Roth IRAs and our Traditional IRAs.  We contributed 7% 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 $1,150.52 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 $24,907.34 from last month to a total of $583,544.92.

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 $204,027.25, up $1,951.60 from last month.

Cash & Savings Account

Cash and savings accounts consist of a small sum of cash at home, 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 $4,653.65 this month to a total of $49,216.59.  

College Savings Accounts

Our kids have 529 Plans through Vanguard.  This month, we contributed $0 to our son’s 529 Plan and it increased $2,272.18 from last month to a total balance of $58,640.36.  We contributed $0 to our daughter’s 529 Plan and it increased $1,553.72from last month to a total balance of $40,098.32 Our total 2023 contributions so far are $3,000 for our son and $3,000 for our daughter.  We hit our contribution goal for the year!

Home                                                      

For our home value, we use the $528K purchase price that we paid in July 2016.  Current comps in the area are ~$884K.  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 (~94K miles) that we own and it is paid off. 

Credit Card Balance

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

June 2023 Net Worth Update (+53,083.38)

Overall

In June, our net worth increased $53,083.38 from last month to a total of $1,466,651.60 (see spreadsheet screenshot). 

Retirement Accounts

Our retirement accounts are comprised of our 401(k)s, our Roth IRAs and our Traditional IRAs.  We contributed 7% 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 $1,724.27 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 $28,785.58 from last month to a total of $558,637.58.

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 $202,075.65, up $19,543.68 from last month.

Cash & Savings Account

Cash and savings accounts consist of a small sum of cash at home, our online savings accounts balance. It does not include our checking account balance that we use to pay our bills each month.  Our savings increased $557.35 this month to a total of $53,870.24  

College Savings Accounts

Our kids have 529 Plans through Vanguard.  This month, we contributed $0 to our son’s 529 Plan and it increased $2,667.34 from last month to a total balance of $56,368.18.  We contributed $0 to our daughter’s 529 Plan and it increased $1,823.93 from last month to a total balance of $38,544.60. Our total 2023 contributions so far are $3,000 for our son and $3,000 for our daughter.  We hit our contribution goal for the year!

Home                                                      

For our home value, we use the $528K purchase price that we paid in July 2016.  Current comps in the area are ~$884K.  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 (~94K miles) that we own and it is paid off. 

Credit Card Balance

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

May 2023 Net Worth Update (+2,867.96)

Overall

In May, our net worth increased $2,867.96 from last month to a total of $1,413,568.22 (see spreadsheet screenshot). 

Retirement Accounts

Our retirement accounts are comprised of our 401(k)s, our Roth IRAs and our Traditional IRAs.  We contributed 7% 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 $1,150.52 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 $1,475.33 from last month to a total of $529,852.00.

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 $182,531.97, down $13,290.04 from last month.

Cash & Savings Account

Cash and savings accounts consist of a small sum of cash at home, our online savings accounts balance. It does not include our checking account balance that we use to pay our bills each month.  Thanks to selling our ski boat, our savings increased $46,599.19 this month to a total of $53,312.89  

College Savings Accounts

Our kids have 529 Plans through Vanguard.  This month, we contributed $1,750 to our son’s 529 Plan and it increased $2,306.18 from last month to a total balance of $53,700.84.  We contributed $1,750 to our daughter’s 529 Plan and it increased $2,134.38 from last month to a total balance of $36,720.67. Our total 2023 contributions so far are $3,000 for our son and $3,000 for our daughter.  We hit our goal for the year!

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 (~93K miles) that we own and it is paid off.  We sold our 2013 ski boat this month for $65,000.

Credit Card Balance

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

April 2023 Net Worth Update (+26,160.46)

April 2023 Net Worth Update (+26,160.46)

Overall

In April, our net worth increased $26,160.46 from last month to a total of $1,410,700.25 (see spreadsheet screenshot). 

Retirement Accounts

Our retirement accounts are comprised of our 401(k)s, our Roth IRAs and our Traditional IRAs.  We contributed 7% 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 $1,150.52 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 $13,855.18 from last month to a total of $528,376.67.

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 $195,822.01, up $12,270.44 from last month.

Cash & Savings Account

Cash and savings accounts consist of a small sum of cash at home, our online savings accounts balance. It does not include our checking account balance that we use to pay our bills each month.  Our savings decreased $2,797.54 this month to a total of $6,713.71  

College Savings Accounts

Our kids have 529 Plans through Vanguard.  This month, we contributed $500 to our son’s 529 Plan and it increased $1,994.55 from last month to a total balance of $51,394.66.  We contributed $500 to our daughter’s 529 Plan and it increased $1,502.56 from last month to a total balance of $34,586.29. Our total 2023 contributions so far are $1,250 for our son and $1,250 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 ~$840K.  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 (~93K 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.