Net Worth Update, November 2017

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!

3 thoughts on “Net Worth Update, November 2017

  1. Isabella says:

    Wow! Good for you. You have really come a long way!

    1. thesingledollar says:


  2. Hey, $70k! That’s a good milestone. 100k is just starting to come into view over the horizon, but first things first. 80k is next.

    So is your IRA still out of the market? Yeah, the market has felt out of control for years now. We can either keep our money out of the market in cash or strap in for the ride.

    I miss the “good old days” when everything wasn’t off the rails and over the top, all the time. You know, when the stock market and evening news were nice and boring. Sigh…

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