July 2010 Net Worth Update (+$30,725)

Wow - July turned into a great month thanks to gains in the stock market.

Assets Jun-10 Jul-10 Change %
Cash & Savings $ 28,864.92 $ 28,542.92 $ (322.00) -1.12%
Taxable Brokerage Accts $ 111,904.54 $ 119,196.90 $ 7,292.36 6.52%
Roth IRAs $ 52,203.53 $ 56,602.49 $ 4,398.96 8.43%
Pre-tax Retirement Accts $ 201,972.24 $ 217,918.41 $ 15,946.17 7.90%
Stock Options $ 22,824.00 $ 24,120.00 $ 1,296.00 5.68%
ESPP $ 20,802.23 $ 21,457.82 $ 655.59 3.15%
House #1 - Rental $ 160,000.00 $ 160,000.00 $ - 0.00%
House #2 - Rental $ 128,225.00 $ 128,225.00 $ - 0.00%
House #4 - Primary $ 300,000.00 $ 300,000.00 $ - 0.00%
Receivable (Payable) $ - $ - $ -
Other Assets $ - $ - $ -
Total Assets $ 1,026,796.46 $ 1,056,063.54 $ 29,267.08 2.85%
Liabilities
Credit Card Balances $ (2,338.60) $ (3,675.48) $ (1,336.88) 57.17%
House #1 Mortgages $ (131,348.08) $ (129,501.49) $ 1,846.59 -1.41%
House #2 Mortgages $ (9,651.10) $ (9,479.35) $ 171.75 -1.78%
House #4 Mortgages $ (236,044.28) $ (235,674.64) $ 369.64 -0.16%
Rental Deposits $ (5,597.72) $ (4,697.72) $ 900.00 -16.08%
Additional Tax Liability $ (8,673.12) $ (9,165.60) $ (492.48) 5.68%
Other Liabilities $ -
Total Liabilities $ (393,652.90) $ (392,194.28) $ 1,458.62 -0.37%
$2million Goal Progress* $ 569,187.84 $ 599,543.90 $ 30,356.06 5.33%
Net Worth $ 633,143.56 $ 663,869.26 $ 30,725.70 4.85%

Highlights for July

  • All credit card debt (except current month's purchases) is in the form of 0% APR balance transfers earning interest in my savings accounts. We paid off the last of our 0% balance transfers in January 2009. The well has dried up for now, but we are ready to take advantages if any offers come our way.
  • We are taking advantage of a Discover card promotion to earn a $500 bonus by spending $2k a month on our card through October. While our normal month-to-month spending is about ~$1,500 on credit cards we are accelerating some planned purchases to hit the monthly clip level.
  • We track our real estate properties according to our cost basis.
  • Overall our holdings fared very poorly against our benchmark. Our benchmark (VTI) gained 7.02% of its value in July vs 6.17% for our investments. The full details of our investments will be posted shortly.
  • Major purchases in July included a new stove for a rental ~$350, a new dresser from IKEA ~$330, and an appraisal for a refinance ~$390.
  • July has been a hectic month with re-rent activities for Rental #1 in full swing and looking at refinance opportunities as rates have fallen. I'll post more on these activities shortly.

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2million, you have 40-50% of your total net worth invested in stocks/mutual funds. In contrast, I am the same age as you and am 20% invested. Which is a better allocation? I'm very conservative by nature and don't think I could stomach losing $30K in any given month and the extreme volatility of the market. How do you keep your sanity with such huge monthly swings in your net worth? I debate whether to allocate more of my money into the stock market though I'm a bit scared, especially now with all this economic craziness!

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