It’s November 30, Congress has totally lost its marbles and we have no idea what’s going on, the markets are insane (confession: when I rolled my IRA over to Vanguard this summer after leaving my old job…I didn’t put it back in the stock market. Maybe that was dumb. Maybe I should have. My net worth on paper is certainly lower today because of that (by a few thousand dollars, if my calculations are correct). But this feels out of control to me. My new 401(k) contributions are in the market, so I have a few thousand in there moving with the Dow right now) but, on the other hand, I got paid this morning, and I broke $70K! It’s been a weird year what with the unemployment period in the summer, so my last $10K milestone was back in March. It feels like a long time ago.
All things considered, the total stands at $70,649 (and 63 cents, if you’re curious, so I guess I could have rounded up to $70,650.) Of that, a smidge under $25K is cash (including my new HSA, which currently stands at $350, woot woot) and a smidge over $45K is retirement accounts.
The thing I’m most excited about now is that my Life Fund is pretty close to hitting the $20K mark I’ve been aiming at for a while now. It’s currently at $18519. A few months ago, I’d hoped it would hit $20K by the end of the year, but I took an October trip that turned out more expensive than anticipated, so that milestone will have to wait for January.
So that’s the month!