February 2017 Net Worth Update (+$32,457)




Highlights for February

  • Stock markets drove another very good net worth gain for us this month with a $32k pop.
  • I signed my wife up for another Barclay Arrival credit card with 50,000 bonus points after $3,000 in spending (effectively a $500 bonus for us). I had read folks were able to leverage this bonus again as soon as they canceled their previous card. We cancelled my wife's previous Barclays card last year to avoid the annual fee so well see if this works.
  • Spending is higher than average in February primarily to us spending most of our 2017 healthcare deductible on long term prescriptions ($2,500+). I find utilizing my employer's high deductible insurance plan lowers our annual costs even though we are likely above average users of healthcare services. Still it mentally stings a bit early in the year as we meet our deductible.
  • Other notable expenses in February included our annual membership to a local summer pool $500 and a $1,000 prepayment to our local electric utility.
  • I moved some cash around in our taxable brokerage account to make some additional stock investments, hence the above average bump in our taxable brokerage accounts.

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