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December 2016 net worth update

December 30th, 2016 at 12:34 pm

Assets:
NT's UK pensions:
#1: 17,105 pounds ($21,381)
#2: 20,501 pounds ($25,626)
#3: 5,523 pounds ($6,904)
NT's 401(k): $48,507
NT's Roth IRA: $16,222
AS's trad. IRA: $15,918
AS's Roth IRA: $31,858
AS's SEP IRA: $13,510
CJ's 401(k): $98,042
CJ's Roth IRA: $19,451
NT's flat: 180,000 pounds ($225,000)
CJ/NT/AS house: $470,000 (value -6%)
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Total Assets: $992,419

Debts:
US Mortgage: $400,222
Loan from friends (duplex): $9,000
UK Mortgage 1: $35,751
UK Mortgage 2: $7,536
UK Mortgage 3: $7,936
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Total Debt: $460,445

Current Estimated Net Worth: $531,974

November 2016 estimate: $522,994

Change in net worth: +$8,980

Summary: Our assets are almost back up over a million again. The market was pretty strong this past month, but I'm not counting on this as long-term gains. Irrational exuberance that there's going to be a big economic boom thanks to destroying environmental regulations and workers' rights. Don't buy that it's good for the economy long term.

Notes on the numbers above: House value estimates are approximate. (I do have my eye on a comparable listing for the UK flat and one for the US duplex, but no movement on them as yet. Their sale prices [if they sell] should give me a good idea of both properties' true worth.) UK pension values updated about once a year. UK asset values and debt amounts are calculated figuring $1.25 for every British pound.

November 2016 net worth (a bit late)

December 3rd, 2016 at 10:04 am

I haven't worked on my budget since mid-November, so I'm catching up on a lot of tracking! Hopefully I get it all done today.

Assets:
NT's UK pensions:
#1: 17,105 pounds ($21,381)
#2: 20,501 pounds ($25,626)
#3: 5,523 pounds ($6,904)
NT's 401(k): $47,324
NT's Roth IRA: $15,873
AS's trad. IRA: $15,593
AS's Roth IRA: $31,168
AS's SEP IRA: $10,935
CJ's 401(k): $95,549
CJ's Roth IRA: $19,031
NT's flat: 180,000 pounds ($225,000)
CJ/NT/AS house: $470,000 (value -6%)
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Total Assets: $984,384

Debts:
US Mortgage (duplex) $400,907
Loan from friends (duplex) $9,000
UK Mortgage 1: $35,932
UK Mortgage 2: $7,574
UK Mortgage 3: $7,976
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Total Debt: $461,390

Current Estimated Net Worth: $522,994

October 2016 estimate: $513,295

Change in net worth: +$9,699

Summary: The market showed some gains this month, so we regained about a quarter of the net worth we lost last month due to my downgrading the value of the British pound. Two more good months and our assets should be up over a million again.

Notes on the numbers above: House value estimates are approximate. (I do have my eye on a comparable listing for the UK flat and one for the US duplex, but no movement on them as yet. Their sale prices [if they sell] should give me a good idea of both properties' true worth.) UK pension values updated about once a year. UK asset values and debt amounts are calculated figuring $1.25 for every British pound.

October 2016 net worth

November 2nd, 2016 at 08:10 am

Assets:
NT's UK pensions:
#1: 17,105 pounds ($21,381)
#2: 20,501 pounds ($25,626)
#3: 5,523 pounds ($6,904)
NT's 401(k): $45,526
NT's Roth IRA: $14,268
AS's trad. IRA: $15,380
AS's Roth IRA: $30,665
AS's SEP IRA: $10,762
CJ's 401(k): $91,383
CJ's Roth IRA: $18,730
NT's flat: 180,000 pounds ($225,000)
CJ/NT/AS house: $470,000 (value -6%)
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Total Assets: $975,625

Debts:
US Mortgage (duplex) $401,590
Loan from friends (duplex) $9,000
UK Mortgage 1: $36,112
UK Mortgage 2: $7,612
UK Mortgage 3: $8,016
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Total Debt: $462,330

Current Estimated Net Worth: $513,295

August 2016 estimate: $556,383

Change in net worth: -$43,088

Summary: The market trended downward slightly, we managed to put quite a bit into our retirement -- but the biggest change was the currency exchange rate from $1.50 to $1.25 per British pound. Took our total assets below a million for the first time since May, and our net worth to its lowest since March. Ah well -- it's just a math thing. We'll build back up.

Notes on the numbers above: House value estimates are approximate. (I do have my eye on a comparable listing for the UK flat and one for the US duplex, but no movement on them as yet. Their sale prices [if they sell] should give me a good idea of both properties' true worth.) UK pension values updated about once a year. UK asset values and debt amounts are calculated figuring $1.25 for every British pound.

September 2016 net worth update

September 30th, 2016 at 03:25 pm

Assets:
NT's UK pensions:
#1: 17,105 pounds ($25,658)
#2: 20,501 pounds ($30,752)
#3: 5,523 pounds ($8,284)
NT's 401(k): $45,820
NT's Roth IRA: $13,236
AS's trad. IRA: $15,662
AS's Roth IRA: $29,882
AS's SEP IRA: $10,964
CJ's 401(k): $93,365
CJ's Roth IRA: $16,429
NT's flat: 180,000 pounds ($270,000)
CJ/NT/AS house: $470,000 (value -6%)
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Total Assets: $1,030,052

Debts:
US Mortgage (duplex) $402,270
Loan from friends (duplex) $9,000
UK Mortgage 1: $43,551
UK Mortgage 2: $9,180
UK Mortgage 3: $9,668
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Total Debt: $473,669

Current Estimated Net Worth: $556,383

August 2016 estimate: $550,362

Change in net worth: +$6,021

Summary: The market remained mostly flat, but we contributed a bunch to retirement and paid off nearly $1K of debt, so we saw a nice bump.

Notes on the numbers above: House value estimates are approximate. UK pension values updated about once a year. UK asset values and debt amounts are calculated figuring $1.50 for every British pound.

August 2016 net worth update

August 31st, 2016 at 12:23 pm

Assets:
NT's UK pensions:
#1: 17,105 pounds ($25,658)
#2: 20,501 pounds ($30,752)
#3: 5,523 pounds ($8,284)
NT's 401(k): $44,856
NT's Roth IRA: $10,436
AS's trad. IRA: $15,685
AS's Roth IRA: $29,931
AS's SEP IRA: $9,735
CJ's 401(k): $93,312
CJ's Roth IRA: $16,369
NT's flat: 180,000 pounds ($270,000)
CJ/NT/AS house: $470,000 (value -6%)
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Total Assets: $1,025,018

Debts:
US Mortgage (duplex) $402,949
Loan from friends (duplex) $9,000
UK Mortgage 1: $43,766
UK Mortgage 2: $9,225
UK Mortgage 3: $9,716
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Total Debt: $474,656

Current Estimated Net Worth: $550,362

July 2016 estimate: $543,746

Change in net worth: +$6,616

Summary: No huge gains anywhere but we contributed over $3K to retirement and paid off nearly $1K of debt, so we saw a nice bump.

Notes on the numbers above: House value estimates are approximate. UK pension values updated about once a year. UK asset values and debt amounts are calculated figuring $1.50 for every British pound.

July 2016 net worth update

July 29th, 2016 at 09:32 am

Assets:
NT's UK pensions:
#1: 17,105 pounds ($25,658)
#2: 20,501 pounds ($30,752)
#3: 5,523 pounds ($8,284)
NT's 401(k): $44,207
NT's Roth IRA: $10,327
AS's trad. IRA: $15,528
AS's Roth IRA: $29,607
AS's SEP IRA: $9,633
CJ's 401(k): $91,931
CJ's Roth IRA: $13,453
NT's flat: 180,000 pounds ($270,000)
CJ/NT/AS house: $470,000 (value -6%)
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Total Assets: $1,019,380

Total Debt: $475,634

Current Estimated Net Worth: $543,746

May 2016 estimate: $529,251

Change in net worth: +$14,495

Summary: I was shocked by this huge jump! I went back to make sure it was accurate, and it is. About $9K of it is due to retirement fund growth and contributions (including $2750 to AS's Roth). The other $5K is because I realize that last month, I switched the exchange rate on NT's pensions and home value but not on NT's mortgage debt. So changing the exchange rate from $1.60 to $1.50 gave us another $5K jump. Hard to believe it was that much!

Notes on the numbers above: House value estimates are approximate. UK pension values updated about once a year. UK asset values and debt amounts are calculated figuring $1.50 for every British pound.

June 2016 net worth update

June 24th, 2016 at 10:43 am

Doing this early since I won't get to it while we're on vacation in England ...

Assets:
NT's UK pensions:
#1: 17,105 pounds ($25,658)
#2: 20,501 pounds ($30,752)
#3: 4,452 pounds ($6,678)
NT's 401(k): $43,051
NT's Roth IRA: $10,168
AS's trad. IRA: $15,289
AS's Roth IRA: $26,367
AS's SEP IRA: $9,485
CJ's 401(k): $89,389
CJ's Roth IRA: $13,246
NT's flat: 180,000 pounds ($270,000)
CJ/NT/AS house: $470,000 (value -6%)
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Total Assets: $1,010,083

Total Debt: $480,832

Current Estimated Net Worth: $529,251

May 2016 estimate: $519,476

Change in net worth: +$9,775

Summary: Boy, what didn't happen this month?!? I revised our U.S. home value up, but also added $4K of debt to our friends (see previous post for explanation). I changed the British pound exchange rate from $1.60 to $1.50 in light of the EU nonsense. (Current rate is $1.37 but I do believe it'll stabilize from there, so I went with the general average of the past few years.) So NT's retirement and home values decreased. However, all our U.S. retirement accounts were up this morning (no doubt the Brexit panic will be reflected in tomorrow's balance, so I snuck in just in time!)

Lots of ups and downs, but overall gain of nearly $10K. And our assets are up over a million for the first time since we sold the condo!

Notes on the numbers above: House value estimates are approximate. I don't have a way to check NT's UK pensions or flat value, so their values stay static for the purpose of this update (unless I happen to get some info by chance). UK asset values and debt amounts are calculated figuring $1.50 for every British pound.

May 2016 net worth update

May 31st, 2016 at 09:51 pm

Assets:
NT's UK pensions:
#1: 17,105 pounds ($27,368)
#2: 20,501 pounds ($32,801)
#3: 4,452 pounds ($7,123)
NT's 401(k): $42,311
NT's Roth IRA: $9,932
AS's trad. IRA: $15,051
AS's Roth IRA: $25,950
AS's SEP IRA: $8,315
CJ's 401(k): $87,425
CJ's Roth IRA: $13,025
NT's flat: 180,000 pounds ($288,000)
CJ/NT/AS house: $440,000
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Total Assets: $997,301

Total Debt: $477,825

Current Estimated Net Worth: $519,476

April 2016 estimate: $515,079

Change in net worth: +$4,397

Summary: Pretty much a repeat of last month: The market had a (very) modest gain, so our net worth went up. I also put a bit toward AS's SEP IRA. I can't wait until we start contributing to our Roths again, so we can hopefully top a million in assets yet this year!

Notes on the numbers above: House value estimates are approximate. I don't have a way to check NT's UK pensions or flat value, so their values stay static for the purpose of this update (unless I happen to get some info by chance). UK asset values and debt amounts are calculated figuring $1.60 for every British pound.

April 2016 net worth update

May 1st, 2016 at 09:23 pm

Assets:
NT's UK pensions:
#1: 17,105 pounds ($27,368)
#2: 20,501 pounds ($32,801)
#3: 4,452 pounds ($7,123)
NT's 401(k): $41,444
NT's Roth IRA: $9,932
AS's trad. IRA: $14,950
AS's Roth IRA: $25,764
AS's SEP IRA: $7,679
CJ's 401(k): $85,900
CJ's Roth IRA: $12,939
NT's flat: 180,000 pounds ($288,000)
CJ/NT/AS house: $440,000
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Total Assets: $993,900

Total Debt: $478,821

Current Estimated Net Worth: $515,079

March 2016 estimate: $511,362

Change in net worth: +$3,717

Summary: The market had a (very) modest gain, so our net worth went up. I can't wait until we start contributing to our Roths and AS's SEP IRA again, so we can hopefully top a million in assets yet this year!

Notes on the numbers above: House value estimates are approximate. I don't have a way to check NT's UK pensions or flat value, so their values stay static for the purpose of this update (unless I happen to get some info by chance). UK asset values and debt amounts are calculated figuring $1.60 for every British pound.

March 2016 net worth update

March 31st, 2016 at 01:19 pm

Assets:
NT's UK pensions:
#1: 17,105 pounds ($27,368)
#2: 20,501 pounds ($32,801)
#3: 4,452 pounds ($7,123)
NT's 401(k): $40,807
NT's Roth IRA: $9,845
AS's trad. IRA: $14,820
AS's Roth IRA: $25,524
AS's SEP IRA: $7,611
CJ's 401(k): $84,450
CJ's Roth IRA: $12,825
NT's flat: 180,000 pounds ($288,000)
CJ/NT/AS house: $440,000
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Total Assets: $991,174

Total Debt: $479,812

Current Estimated Net Worth: $511,362

February 2016 estimate: $501,958

Change in net worth: +$9,404

Summary: Once again the market must have improved, because we didn't put that much away this past month, and we only paid the minimum on debt.

Notes on the numbers above: House value estimates are approximate. I don't have a way to check NT's UK pensions or flat value, so their values stay static for the purpose of this update (unless I happen to get some info by chance). UK asset values and debt amounts are calculated figuring $1.60 for every British pound.

February 2016 net worth update

March 2nd, 2016 at 10:09 pm

Assets:
NT's UK pensions:
#1: 17,105 pounds ($27,368)
#2: 20,501 pounds ($32,801)
#3: 4,452 pounds ($7,123)
NT's 401(k): $39,411
NT's Roth IRA: $9,445
AS's trad. IRA: $14,164
AS's Roth IRA: $24,345
AS's SEP IRA: $7,259
CJ's 401(k): $80,540
CJ's Roth IRA: $12,304
NT's flat: 180,000 pounds ($288,000)
CJ/NT/AS house: $440,000
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Total Assets: $982,760

Total Debt: $480,802

Current Estimated Net Worth: $501,958

January 2016 estimate: $496,064

Change in net worth: +$5,894

Summary: It's so funny how it works. We're postponing Roth contributions until the second half of the year, and yet our net worth saw a pretty good leap. Not recovering all of last month's loss, but up over half a million again.

Notes on the numbers above: House value estimates are approximate. I don't have a way to check NT's UK pensions or flat value, so their values stay static for the purpose of this update (unless I happen to get some info by chance). UK asset values and debt amounts are calculated figuring $1.60 for every British pound.

January 2016 net worth update

January 31st, 2016 at 07:22 pm

Assets:
NT's UK pensions:
#1: 17,105 pounds ($27,368)
#2: 20,501 pounds ($32,801)
#3: 4,452 pounds ($7,123)
NT's 401(k): $38,321
NT's Roth IRA: $9,264
AS's trad. IRA: $13,981
AS's Roth IRA: $24,025
AS's SEP IRA: $7,162
CJ's 401(k): $77,738
CJ's Roth IRA: $12,068
NT's flat: 180,000 pounds ($288,000)
CJ/NT/AS house: $440,000
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Total Assets: $977,851

Total Debt: $481,787

Current Estimated Net Worth: $496,064

December 2015 estimate: $503,350

Change in net worth: +$7,286

Summary: Aaaand, just like that, our net worth dips back below half a million. Sigh. Seems like we'll never get to a point where we stay at that level.

Notes on the numbers above: House value estimates are approximate. I don't have a way to check NT's UK pensions or flat value, so their values stay static for the purpose of this update (unless I happen to get some info by chance). UK asset values and debt amounts are calculated figuring $1.60 for every British pound.

December 2015 net worth update (3rd of many posts today)

December 31st, 2015 at 09:43 am

Assets:
NT's UK pensions:
#1: 17,105 pounds ($27,368)
#2: 20,501 pounds ($32,801)
#3: 4,452 pounds ($7,123)
NT's 401(k): $39,312
NT's Roth IRA: $9,817
AS's trad. IRA: $14,745
AS's Roth IRA: $24,047
AS's SEP IRA: $7,577
CJ's 401(k): $82,539
CJ's Roth IRA: $12,789
NT's flat: 180,000 pounds ($288,000)
CJ/NT/AS house: $440,000
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Total Assets: $986,118

Total Debt: $482,768

Current Estimated Net Worth: $503,350

November 2015 estimate: $500,403

Change in net worth: +$2,947

Summary: Ever since I've had money to contribute to retirement, performance has been dismal. For instance, I contributed over $4K this month but our balances are only up $2K, which means we actually lost $2K in value. Oh well, buying low, buying low. At least I did contribute enough and pay off a bit of debt, so our net worth went up some.

Notes on the numbers above: House value estimates are approximate. I don't have a way to check NT's UK pensions or flat value, so their values stay static for the purpose of this update (unless I happen to get some info by chance). UK asset values and debt amounts are calculated figuring $1.60 for every British pound.