June 2007 Net Worth Update (+$3,860)

After a near record month in May, I had a less than stellar month in June. Income was up, expenses were up, and investment returns were negative -- in the end I was able to add about 1/2 the amount I typically add to my monthly net worth. Given all the changes currently happening I probably should be grateful I am able to save anything. The next several months should be just as unpredictable with relocation spending, wedding spending, honeymoon, etc.

Assets

May-07

Jun-07

Change

%

Cash & Savings

$ 28,747

$ 35,785.81

$ 7,038.60

24.48%

Taxable Brokerage Accts

$ 67,420.60

$ 65,267.97

$ (2,152.63)

-3.19%

Roth IRA

$ 36,982.78

$ 36,702.60

$ (280.18)

-0.76%

Pre-tax Retirement Accts

$ 138,322.94

$ 140,698.21

$ 2,375.27

1.72%

Stock Options

$ 10,600.00

$ 9,520.00

$ (1,080.00)

-10.19%

ESPP

$ 35,805.03

$ 35,351.59

$ (453.44)

-1.27%

House #1 - Rental

$ 160,000.00

$ 160,000.00

$ -

 

House #2 - Rental

$ 128,225.00

$ 128,225.00

$ -

 

Receivable (Payable)

 

$ 1,517.00

$ -

 

Other Assets

$ -

$ -

$ -

 

Total Assets

$ 606,103.56

$ 613,068.18

$ 6,964.62

1.15%

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

Credit Card Balances

$ 11,163.78)

$ (13,025.97)

$ (1,862.19)

16.68%

House #1 Mortgages

$ 115,954.54)

$ (115,767.95)

$ 186.59

-0.16%

House #2 Mortgages

$ 102,830.99)

$ (102,729.88)

$ 101.11

-0.10%

Rental Deposits

$ (1,000.00)

$ (2,800.00)

$ (1,800.00)

180.00%

Additional Tax Liability

$ (2,650.00)

$ (2,380.00)

$ 270.00

-10.19%

Other Liabilities

 

 

$ -

 

Total Liabilities

$(233,599.31)

$ (236,703.80)

$ (3,104.49)

1.33%

Net Worth

$ 372,504.25

$ 376,364.38

$ 3,860.13

1.04%

Highlights for June

Additional Stock Investments June (Outside of 401k & ESPP):

  • $25 in ConocoPhillips DRIP
  • $100 in USG DRIP
  • $250 in Vanguard Roth IRA
  • $50 in Pfizer DRIP

You can see my previous monthly net worth updates here.

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Comments (9)


Quick question: where did the $7K that you added to your cash saving come from?

Keep up the good work on your blog... I always enjoy!

I received a couple one time bonuses/reimbursements from my employer which boosted my income this month. This along with a reduction of cash expenses and $1.8k in security desposits boosted my cash. Actaully I shouldn't be counting the $1.8k in security deposits so my cash increase was closer to $5k.

Your Pre-tax Retirement Accts shows $ 38,322.94 for May and $ 140,698.21 with a difference of $ 2,375.27.
I'm guessing May should be 138,322.94?

Still, looks good!

It seems like for 0% BTs, the fee has increased. Citi has $250 bt fee max now. Can you recommend me a card with better BT fee ?

When I found your blog, it had a sigh of relief. Your already doing what I'm trying to do, but I'm way behind. Keep going at it and keep us updated, because after reading your blog, I'm a little more motivated.

You are doing fantastic on your finances. Not too many people look at money in terms of net worth. You are going to reach your goals in no time. :)
My Debt Free Goal

You mention that you use 0% credit cards to take cash out and park it in a savings account earning 5% or so. I do the same thing, however, instead of parking the money in an savings account ( paying 5%) I buy a Canadian Trust that pays me a monthly dividend. These kinds of trusts are failry safe (as safe as investments come) and you can make double what you would parking the money in Emigrantdirect or INGDirect.

The one I invest in is PrimeWest Energy Trust (NYSE: PWI) - $.23/shr, however, there are many of them so just do some DD and I'm sure you'll find one that works for your style of investing.

other than that .... great job!

I like the Canadian trusts since they were oversold and I agree with Felipe about getting a nice monthly dividend stream with appreciation. I own PGH, CNE, and AAV. Take a look at their recent yields in case you want to take a bite. They are yielding double digits currently and with energy prices as high as they are, they seem quite safe IMO.

I'm wondering how you increased your cash & savings by this much if you stated in a previous post that your take home pay is around 5k / month? You would have to save every penny and then some. An explanation would help. Thanks!

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