Net worth is the one thing we all monitor closely, a sign of our overall financial health. Only appropriate that I start things off with my very first update. Such good timing that I am opening this blog just after the end of the first quarter! The first three months of the year have flown by. Settling into my new apartment, work ticking up after the new year, things have been crazy in general and I am looking forward to escaping for a long weekend soon.
Tracking my finances truly began at the beginning of 2016 after I started my first job out of college. My full quarterly numbers from Q1 2016 to Q1 2017 are all available, phew. By posting here I’ll hold myself accountable publicly and hopefully inspire and spark some conversation.
Without further ado let’s dive into the numbers
- Check out that nearly doubling of net worth from Q4 2016 to Q1 2017! This is in large part due to the bonus that I deposited directly into my 401k
- Milestone number one was reached in Q1 2017! I’m officially in the green and it feels awesome
Not So Good
- After moving into a new apartment (on my own) progress is definitely going to be slowed a bit
What to look forward to
Milestone number two is to reach a net worth of $45,000 by the end of Q1 2018. I may be lazy but I still think I can be an Above Average Person, at least by Financial Samurai’s net worth targets. Commitment to increasing my IRA and brokerage account balances is also key this year. Currently I am adding $250 to each, per month. What are your milestones?
I am just getting started and things will be covered more in depth down the line!
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