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November 2018 debt payments

November 5th, 2018 at 07:44 pm

All our mortgage payments hit on Friday, but I'm just getting around to posting about them:
US: $732 to principal
UK1: $179
UK2: $37
UK3: $40

All in all, $988 of debt paid off.

I got a notice that our escrow shortage is lower now, so our US monthly mortgage payment will also be lower starting next month. Only by about $30, but I'll take it! Our utilities have averaged about $100 per month higher this year than last year, and I don't see that changing until/unless we can invest in better insulation, mini ductless AC, etc. So it's nice to have one house expense decrease a little.

Current debt amounts:

US Mortgage $383,909
Loan from friends (duplex) $9,000
UK Mortgage 1 $31,590
UK Mortgage 2 $6,659
UK Mortgage 3 $7,013
TOTAL DEBT $438,171

October 2018 net worth update

November 1st, 2018 at 03:51 pm

NT's UK pensions:
AV: 17,967 pounds ($22,459)
SW: 28,134 pounds ($35,168)
FL: 6,462 pounds ($8,078)
NT's 401(k): $67,114
NT's Roth IRA: $28,786
AS's trad. IRA: $18,563
AS's Roth IRA: $48,747
AS's SEP IRA: $26,010
CJ's 401(k): $127,220
CJ's Roth IRA: $32,672
NT's flat: $212,500 (200,000 pounds value x1.25 -15%)
CJ/NT/AS house: $427,281 ($454,554 value -6%)
TOTAL ASSETS: $1,054,601

US Mortgage $384,641
Loan from friends (duplex) $9,000
UK Mortgage 1 $31,769
UK Mortgage 2 $6,696
UK Mortgage 3 $7,053
TOTAL DEBT $439,159

Current Estimated Net Worth: $615,442

August 2018 estimate: $635,925

Change in net worth: -$20,483

Summary: Not a fun month to total up. Despite a $2K gain in a UK pension's value and paying off nearly a thousand in debt, our net worth tanked by over $20K over the past month. It's now about where it was in mid-July. Performance-wise, this month erased the gains of the entire year; all our account performances are minus 0.5-2% for the period beginning Jan. 1. But since we've been contributing to retirement and paying down debt, it didn't erase all of the net worth progress of this year.

Notes on the numbers above: House value estimates are approximate. (I do have my eye on a comparable listing for the UK flat, but it's been on the market a long time.) UK pension values updated about once a year. UK asset values and debt amounts are calculated figuring $1.25 for every British pound.