January 2018 Net Worth Update (+$43,834)




Highlights for January

  • January was another incredible month of growth for our net worth growth kicking of 2018 with a nice start.
  • Only a few days into the new year and I had to unexpectedly replace a HVAC system at a rental property for $4,400. That is what our cash/emergency funds are for.
  • For the first time in a long time I got *close* to an overdraft situation in my checking account. My primary mortgage company somehow withdrew my January mortgage payment twice in January and then I had a multitude of Dec bills withdrawing from my account in early December. Its thrown my monthly cash flow cycle of income/payments off for a bit and Im still shuffling money around my cash accounts to re-adjust.
  • Late January we got into vacation planning mode planning a short Spring break trip on the Virginia coast (using hotel points), and a week in the NC Outerbanks during the summer (renting a condo for a week).
  • Our monthly spend still seems high. Its the new normal it seems, and I keep talking about reducing our spending run rate, but no progress. With healthy net worth growth its more palatable for me.


December 2017 Net Worth Update (+$32,893)




Highlights for December

  • December was another good month of growth for our net worth growth bringing 2017 to a close. Our net worth grow over $245k USD in 2017! Its hard to complain about that kind of YoY growth. If the market were to continue like 2017 we'd hit out financial goals in the next 1-2 years.
  • I am in the process of paying off our equity line on House #1 as I received a letter reminding me it matures in July 2018. I sent a check in for $5.5k USD to pay it down and plan to get it paid off in the next month or so.


November 2017 Net Worth Update (+$31,585)




Highlights for November

  • November was another good month with our net worth still growing at a healthy clip.
  • Ive decided to go ahead and payoff our equity line on House #1 as I received a letter reminding me it matures in July. I sent a check n for $10k USD to pay it down and plan to get it paid off in the next 1-2 months.
  • Otherwise November was a quiet month on the financial front.


October 2017 Net Worth Update (+$14,082)




Highlights for October

  • October still had healthy gains after a significant bump in September.
  • We spent the first part of October on a Disney family vacation. I had a lot of heartburn about the expense of this trip for several months, but I came back convinced it was the right decision for our family. It was a magical (and exhausting) time for the whole group. In the end our entire trip cost us under $4,000 USD for our family of four for 6 nights/6 days in parks.
  • I also had another 2 week international business trip in October. I foresee work travel slowing down soon (I hope).
  • My wife and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary in late October! Hard to believe how fast time flies. I did buy my wife a gemstone necklace to mark the occasion and we celebrated with a nice kid-free dinner out.


September 2017 Net Worth Update (+$40,835)




Highlights for September

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