Friday, February 29, 2008

Updated Net Worth and Progress Bars

Well the end of February is upon us and that means it's time update our net worth and make sure we are still headed in the right direction.

This month our cash is up quite a bit. This is because we didn't pay anything on our wedding and I got my tax refund. I also sold some stock and have the money in cash which will be used probably next week to pay down my credit card. Our retirement went up quite a bit to put us over the $5,000 mark. Hopefully by the end of the year we can get that up above $10,000. With 10 months left that is about $500 a month so unless the market performs very poorly and loses what we are putting in, we should reach this goal.

On the debt side we paid monthly bills as normal. We have one credit card with a balance that we are working on paying down and hopefully next month that will be gone. The other credit card is paid off every month in the middle of the month. Therefore when I update the net worth we will always have a balance on there of monthly expenditures such as groceries, gas, and medical expenses which are the only things we use it for.

Overall our assets went up 5.79% or $3,362 and our liabilities went down 1.4% or $562. This combines for a net worth increase of $3,924 or 21.78% to put us almost up to 22k.

I updated the progress bars on the right. I think I did them right. The only area we aren't making good progress towards our goal is debt reduction. Everything else is going good. However, we are making good progress on getting rid of the credit card balance so this is a plus. Everything else is looking well on track to reach the goals I set out at the beginning of the year.

1 comment:

D-ron said...


I read a couple of your posts and congrats on your goals on saving money. You seem to be very open with your personal finances, but you did leave out one thing though. What kind of rate are you paying on your credit cards? It is somewhat vital information and would be interesting to anyone reading your story.