February 2011 Net Worth Update (+$13,882)

Assets Jan-11 Feb-11 Change %
Cash & Savings $ 50,791.30 $ 50,072.99 $ (718.31) -1.41%
Taxable Brokerage Accts $ 135,342.73 $ 139,829.86 $ 4,487.13 3.32%
Roth IRAs $ 71,562.11 $ 73,209.24 $ 1,647.13 2.30%
Pre-tax Retirement Accts $ 261,926.33 $ 268,099.84 $ 6,173.51 2.36%
Stock Options $ 13,734.00 $ 13,710.00 $ (24.00) -0.17%
ESPP $ 19,217.60 $ 19,679.91 $ 462.31 2.41%
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 $ 1,140,799.07 $ 1,152,826.84 $ 12,027.77 1.05%
Liabilities
Credit Card Balances $ (2,353.62) $ (3,490.30) $ (1,136.68) 48.29%
House #1 Mortgages $ (96,038.48) $ (94,586.28) $ 1,452.20 -1.51%
House #2 Mortgages $ (10,189.74) $ (9,009.94) $ 1,179.80 -11.58%
House #4 Mortgages $ (254,613.09) $ (254,263.20) $ 349.89 -0.14%
Rental Deposits $ (4,697.72) $ (4,697.72) $ - 0.00%
Additional Tax Liability $ (5,218.92) $ (5,209.80) $ 9.12 -0.17%
Other Liabilities $ -
Total Liabilities $ (373,111.57) $ (371,257.24) $ 1,854.33 -0.50%
$2million Goal Progress* $ 722,300.59 $ 735,832.80 $ 13,532.21 1.87%
Net Worth $ 767,687.50 $ 781,569.60 $ 13,882.10 1.81%

Highlights for February
  • We like to take advantage of 0% APR balance transfers earning interest in my savings accounts, but that well has dried up for now. We are actively looking at taking advantage of new offers on 0% APR on purchases as an additional arbitrage opportunity.
  • February was another positive month for us driven primarily by stock market gains.
  • We put an additional $1,500 toward rental mortgage debt paydown. I strugglea bit with paying this debt down too quickly, but I believe we will be in a better cash flow position once we eliminate some of this debt.
  • Our refrigerator died this month and we ended up upgrading to a new stainless steel french door refrigerator. It was a difficult upgrade for me to make as it was more than we really needed, but I take comfort in the deal we got and my happy wife.
  • Our benchmark (VTI) significantly beat our investment portfolio in February (3.27% vs 2.57%). We were hurt by our strong exposure to financials (UBSH, GNW, RDN, KBE) and Fairfax Financial. I'll post additional details of our investment activities in February later this month.
  • My view on the stock market has become increasing more pessimistic as I feel the market is a bit overvalued and prefer to focus on debt repayment and building cash at the moment.

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Comments (3)


Why not pay off rental #2? Would that not significantly free up cash flow?

Seth, No the debt on #2 is just an equity line - the monthly payment is very small, but it would help a little. My main focus is the fixed debt on 30yr amortization on #1.

Are the rentals placed inside of an LLC or do you have other protections in place? Thx.

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