Welcome to our February net worth update. My net worth updates have also turned into a bit of a general life update too. I hope you done mind. It doesn’t always have to be about the numbers. February turned into a busy month for us. My youngest son performed in his middle school play, The Lion King. He was Scar. The entire show was amazing and we were proud parents after seeing him perform over three shows. A bit sweet ending to his middle school acting days, it’s now on to high school. We also hosted our annual Bagna Cauda party. A little late, we typically host during the holidays, but great food, drink and times were still shared by all.
I have cut back my posting to Tuesday and Thursdays. I’m also just blocking a certain amount of time each day for reading and commenting on other blogs. This is all in an attempt to find the best work/blog/life balance.
We don’t expect to slow down in March. We have our twins seventeenth birthday to celebrate. We are in the market for a gently used car for them that we will pay cash for. My daughter will be performing in her high school play, High School Musical. I’ll be taking part in my first speaking engagement. Sharing our story about our debt and giving tips on how others can help themselves do the same. Wish me luck!
Now on to the numbers, I continue to poke around Personal Capital* using all of the free tools that they have available. I really like having one place to aggregate all of my accounts. I also continue to update my excel spreadsheet. I still like crunching the numbers myself.
Here are our February numbers:
Net Worth Details
Cash (-$106.00): Our typically budget is around $6k, but with our first full month of two paychecks and income tax return we were just about able to break even, after cash flowing a gathering at our house for about 30 guests. We dust off our old budget and updated it based on our new income.
Vanguard (-$655.00): Things seem to be settling down just a bit. Hopefully we are in for some steady gains over the next few months.
529s (+$82.14): Baby steps here. We are depositing $25 per account each month, but with our new budget bumping this up to $100.
Autos (-$4,960.00): I use Kelley Blue Book for our car values, a little tumble this month. Still a good feeling to have two paid for cars in the driveway.
Home ($0.00): Still an estimate, we have no plans on moving any time soon.
Mortgages ($-1,035.00): Our one and only liability. Slow and steady wins the race right? The building wealth priority is our e-fund, and college funding. Once those are complete we plan on attacking the mortgage.
How was your February? Do anything special with the extra day in the month? What’s your big plans for March?
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