To be perfectly honest, I don’t really feel like doing another Net Worth update right now. We haven’t seen much progress over the last three months and I’m getting sick of it. Even though I’d rather talk about something else today, I believe it’s important to blog about the good and the bad. Today’s net worth update sucks, but hey, that’s part of personal finance. Enjoy the blah….
Checking Account: $6,778; (change not shown since money is constantly in and out of this account). For a minute I thought Girl Ninja and I scored. My landlord hadn’t cashed either of our rent checks for September or October. Deep down inside I was desperately hoping he had simply forgot and never would. Unfortunately he hadn’t and cashed them last week. Now that I’m not waiting on any checks to clear, I can move some cash in to our Roth IRA and finish off our 2011 contributions.
Savings Accounts: $52,052; -$73. I count all of our ING accounts as “savings” even though we have one checking account with them. Our primary checking account is with Wells Fargo. Turns out where we live, ING has an ATM just up the street, so if we need cash, we stop in there and take some out. That’s why our “savings” is down $73 (because we pulled it from the ING checking). Hoping to drop a few g’s in the bucket this month though.
Roth IRA: $21,473; -$906. Two months ago it was a $500 loss. Last month $900. Can someone please remind me why I invest again? Haha, only kidding….kind of. It’s a good thing I don’t let this investing thing get emotional, otherwise I’d pull all my money out and buy a kangaroo…
TSP (401K): $23,215; -$170. Even with $710/month in contributions, I still couldn’t squeak ahead . I’ve heard every time a 401K loses value, an angel loses its wings.
Student Loan: $0. A haiku about my former relationship with Sallie Mae:
I once was your slave.
Punched you in the face, I did.
Ha. Ha. Ha. You Suck!
Credit Card: $2,547 (change not reflected since balance gets paid off). Not to excited about a few thousand dollar credit card bill, but at least I get some airline miles out of the deal. Nothing too exciting. Some charity, some groceries, some travel, etc. One day, maybe as an experiment, I wont pay off the CC in full just to see what it’s like. Never done that before and kind of feel like it could be blogworthy. Thoughts?
Even though we lost some money in the markets this last month, Girl Ninja going back to work kept us moving in the right direction. We’re up $1,258 from last month and have reentered the six figure range, totaling $100,872. I’d like to think that we will stay above the $100,000 mark for the foreseeable future, but with the way things have been lately I’m not gonna hold my breath. We’re no farther along today then we were three months ago.
Do you ever get sick of calculating your net worth? Or how about checking your budget? Or going over your goals? I sure as heck am, for today at least 😉
p.s. you can see all of my net worth updates here.