According to reports, this years Super Bowl advertising rates were $4 million for a 30 second commercial. I decided to calculate how much air time I could have bought during last night’s big game, using the gains from this moths net worth increase. The result… 0.05 seconds. That’s less than half the length of time it takes for you to blink your eyes. CRAZY!!!!!
Let’s see how this translates in to real numbers.
Cash: $90,284; +$2,028
I’m super pumped we broke the $90k threshold this month. Hopefully it wont be but a few months before we hit our ultimate goal of $100,000. How crazy is that?!
Taxable Investment Account: $0; No change
Like I said last month, we wont be investing in my short-term account until after we have bought a house and get a better handle of what our future financial situation might look like. For now, cash is king.
Roth IRA: $37,076; +$1,163
The markets have been very cooperative lately, and each time they are, my net worth gets a healthy little bump. There’s nothing quite like making a G on the side, especially when I didn’t have to lift a finger to do it.
401k: $50,306; +$3,483
I’ve been investing 10% of my salary in to my 401k each month. My agency matches 5%. Girl Ninja throws 5% in to her 401k, which also receives a 5% match.
We’re fortunate to be in a financial position where we can worry about how much we should put in to retirement, instead of how we are going to put food on the table. We don’t ever want to lose sight of how quickly our situation could change, and the responsibility we have to manage our money wisely.
Credit Card: $1,680 (change not reflected since balance is paid off each month)
It would have been one cheap month for us if I could throw out the last week of January. We went a little “ski happy”. Girl Ninja and I both picked up new-to-us pairs of skis and we got her some boots and poles. We also hit the slopes up a couple of times, and man oh man, lift tickets aren’t cheap. Only got about 4 weeks left of solid skiing before spring conditions set in. Could be expensive, but it’s well worth every penny if you ask me. Love me some mountains.
So how much does this add up to? Or better yet, how much would a 0.05 second Super Bowl commercial cost? $7,109 to be exact . That gain puts us at a total net worth of $175,987, which would buy us a 1.3 second commercial.
Hey now we’re talking, I could at least say the words “Punch Debt In The Face” in that amount of time. You think I’d get my money out of that ad?
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