Thursday, April 6, 2017

Net Worth.....April 1st Update


We are up almost $29k from the March 1st net worth overall(only liquid cash/investments/bonds, as I don't count housing or car values).  The retirement accounts were up almost $6K for April 1st 2017 from the March 1st 2017 calculations and the cash reserve/non-retirement accounts were up almost $23K.
Most of that cash reserve/non-retirement accounts earnings was Hubs' 2016 work bonus check(plus what I squirreled away into savings from the regular paycheck).

We are up $93,862.55 from one year ago, from the April 1st of 2016's net worth snapshot.  I am glad to see that interest rates have inched up something like a quarter of a percent. Whoopie! lolz
I know those of you paying off debt dread interest rates going up but those of us trying to grow our savings and are too close to retirement age(or retired)to risk a lot of it in the stock market so we hunger for interest rates to climb.  They have been artificially depressed for soooo many years by those in charge and our federal government that it's almost impossible for regular people who are saving to get ahead of the inflation rate.  This is a travesty!
But I digress.....

We are still in acquisition mode and Hubs still has a good income.  We continue to live well below our means and sock away as much cash as we can for retirement.  Luckily in March we didn't have any big money emergencies as I try to be proactive in looking ahead for problems to avoid them.

Life happens and is expensive so save as much as you can for those rainy days no matter your age or how close/far away you are from retirement.

Did you increase your net worth last month?
Do you have a retirement plan in place?

Sluggy

3 comments:

  1. What are you going to do with all that money? You and Bill Gates, I see you in Africa giving shots to babies. You are my favorite.

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    1. Well we are going to live off of it when Hubs retires and anything left over when we croak the kids will fight over. lolz
      Me in Africa? hahaha I'd give shots to babies in Appalachia and on Indian reservations first.

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  2. ill go to Appalachia with u sluggy

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