November 2015 Net Worth Update

//November 2015 Net Worth Update

November 2015 Net Worth Update

For the past few years, I would take a few minutes at the beginning of each month to calculate my net worth.  I then share how much it has grown (or recently shrank) both month over month and year to date.

Calculating my Net Worth

My Assets

  • My Cash Savings Accounts – I only really count my emergency savings since everything else is ear marked to be spent elsewhere.  This number was where I wanted it for about 18 months, but in April I had my daughter‘s Christening so I ate into this amount.   In the Greek culture a Christening is a pretty big deal, and to the dismay of The Wife, I had a pretty big party to match.  I have to focus getting it back up as quickly as possible.
  • My 401(k) – Just keep throwing part of my paycheck at my 401(k) even though I sort of hate my 401k.  I have stopped buying and selling within this account…I just posted my actual returns from this pure market timing technique.
  • Random Non-Qualified Investment Accounts – This thing has TUMBLED but I am proud to announce I am DONE with gambling on penny stocks.  My gambling will be kept to casinos (and some of my holdings in my investment club).
  • Wife’s Non-Qualified Account – In this monthly post for the past few years I would lump this in with the random qualified accounts, but this is not how I kept my records.  So I have partitioned it out for future posts, and recaptured some Disney stock which was in a UTMA account for The Wife despite her being 34 years old.  The “recapture” created a noticeable big bump in November of last year.  In addition to her $DIS stock she owns 2 broad based index funds.
  • The Wife’s Roth IRA – This account only holds to 2 funds. An index fund of the market and a dividend paying fund.
  • My Dividend Investment Portfolio – Easily my favorite part of my financial empire hut.
  • Home Value – A lot of bloggers seem to stress over home value.  In my old place I just rounded to a number that I thought I’d sell for (I was off by less than 1%).  I am just going to keep using my purchase price for at least the next year or two.  No real reason to worry about it as I am not going anywhere any time soon.
  • My Traditional IRA – I was actively trading this account also, but I made the financial confession that I was speculating in some really shitty stocks.  For the past few months I have been transitioning the holds into long term holds that I felt were undervalued ($HOG, $GT, etc.)

My Liabilities

My Net Worth Growth

  • From October 2015 to November 2015 my net worth increased a ridiculous 5.16%
  • For 2015 my net worth has followed suit and is now -.01% (up from a negative 4% from last month)

How was your month?

By | 2015-12-26T14:04:39+00:00 November 2nd, 2015|Personal Situation|0 Comments

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