Happy May! I hope April treated you well and tax day didn’t crush you like it crushed me! Even though taxes came due, our net worth still went up $6,379.32!! I’ll take a $6K jump every month…
April Financial Breakdown
House: $383,728 – $321,484 = $62,244. I’m just using zillow.com as the baseline here. They give their estimate for how much they think you’re home is worth. I’m not saying it’s accurate but it’s a decent way to keep track without bringing an appraiser in every month to help you track your net worth. This month it said the value of my home went up $4,197.00.
My 401k: $18,689.37. Right now 5% of my salary is going into my 401k via my employer. Nothing crazy here. According to my account at personal capital, my portfolio only increased 1.79% over the course of April.
Pension Fund: $8,215.40. I’m one of the few remaining workers in America that contribute to an employee pension fund and if I decide to stay with my employer and retire 24 years from now I will receive a pension. I DO NOT PLAN ON DOING THIS! I’m all about early retirement!!!
My Old 401k: $8,497.11. This 401k is from an old employer. I need to roll this over into a Roth IRA. Hopefully I get to this very soon…
Wifey 401k: $4,682.47. Same situation as my 401k. 5% match from her employer.
Wifey Old 401k: $3,300. Also in the same situation as my old 401k. We also need to roll this over to a Roth IRA very soon.
Car: $13,174.00. Well, I don’t know what to say on this one. According to kbb.com, the value of my car actually increased by $174 over the past month. I won’t expect an increase on a vehicle ever again but it’s a nice surprise.
Emergency Fund: $8,016.98. The emergency fund took a hit this past month due to taxes. I owed over $3k and was able to cash flow over $2k of it, but I had to dip into the emergency fund for just over $1,000 of it.
TOTAL NET WORTH: $137,582.33 (+$6,379.32)
So 2nd post of my net worth in the books. I’m not expecting to see gains of over $6,000 for a while, especially since over $4,000 of it was due to gains on the value of my home.
Keep in mind, the first few years of beginning to build your net worth are slow but once you get some momentum it’ll shoot up faster than you can imagine!
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