November 2014 Net Worth Update (+$26,286)




Highlights for November

  • Between my wife and I we have earned approx $3,000 (in gift cards, points, and miles) through 6 credit card signup bonuses this year. Our credit scores are still hovering around 800, but since we have no plans to utilize our credit for other financing anytime soon, we are making a little money off our credit scores by taking advantage of these promotional opportunities.We are not spending extra, but focusing our spending on these new cards to earn the bonuses.
  • Our properties are listed on our balance sheet based on their cost basis, not current market value. We have done this during the the real estate market highs and lows. I believe real estate is too illiquid to list based on recent sale transactions. For those interested, our November Zillow property estimates are: $205,750; $127,006; $296,989; and $227,259 (total: $857,004 vs $751,255 on balance sheet).
  • My former employer (IBM) paid our our annual 401k match in November after my business unit was sold to Lenovo. The match made for a healthy increase in our pre-tax retirement accounts this month.
  • Our balance sheet improved in November, but doing some quick number crunching I suspect I will be a bit surprised in the return on our portfolio we experienced in 2014, likely in the low single digits. More to come once we close out the year in January.
  • Other wise a very quiet month. I took a two week international business trip in November and added to some of our frequent flyer/guest accounts. Now I just need to find time to enjoy them w/ my family!

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Nice climb man! Y'all are always killing it :)

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