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Internet Price Report #17 “Dancing Queen” (Down $35,583) 👎


Completely happy Friday, cash nerds!

I used to be chatting with a pal the opposite day about publishing web price stories on-line every month… He was like, ”Dude! That’s a dumb concept as a result of what if the inventory market crashes and also you lose an entire bunch of cash publicly? Wouldn’t you be actually embarrassed?“…

I can perceive why he thinks this manner – in any case, the primary mission of this weblog is to assist individuals develop extra cash, not lose it…

BUT… the lesser-known (but equally essential) mission of this weblog is definitely to assist individuals be completely happy and stay the very best life they’ll, no matter what number of {dollars} they’ve.

In January, my spouse and I misplaced a whopping $35k in web price. On the floor, that appears very unhappy and embarrassing… BUT, the truth is our happiness hasn’t actually modified, nor has our life-style…

  • We nonetheless make and luxuriate in scrumptious meals collectively
  • We dangle and chuckle with our associates, similar as all the time
  • Our hobbies are the identical
  • Our household loves us simply the identical
  • We go to work, train, do our chores, and chill out on the sofa collectively earlier than mattress each evening, the identical as common

So there’s nothing actually to be unhappy about, even with a lot crimson in our ledger.

I’m unsure if you’re feeling crap taking a look at your web price this previous month… However I encourage you to focus in your day-to-day life and the small issues that present you day by day pleasure. You’ll understand that life continues to be fairly good. 😀 The inventory market (out of your management) doesn’t dictate your happiness.

Anyway, right here’s how we took a $35k loss final month… 👇👇👇

Internet Price as of Feb 1, 2022: $819,282

Abstract of our belongings and liabilities:

The broad U.S. inventory market had the worst month-to-month drop since March 2020. That is the primary purpose our belongings dropped in worth.

Earlier than we get to the person account breakdowns, listed below are a number of different money-related issues that occurred in January.

January Cash Strikes…

Irregular bills: 

  • We paid our annual property tax invoice for our rental property. This took $5,321.44 from our property float account.
  • Our cell telephones are on a bunch household plan, and we pay a member of the family in 6-month installments… So this value us $540 in January $90 whole per thirty days for our 2 cell plans)
  • We spent $496 on “house enchancment” (a.ok.a. furnishings, rugs, and kiddy stuff in anticipation of a kid dwelling with us quickly – extra deets to come back on that quickly 🥳)

Further earnings and financial savings:

  • We didn’t actually drive a lot in January, so we solely spent $39 in fuel for the automobile! (and proper now the tank continues to be about ¾ full).
  • I hustled my butt off and made $2,625 for further contract work for my employer final month (and it seems to be like there’s some further alternative in February too!)
  • We made some large strikes with our Enterprise X bank card… Booked a FREE lodge evening for a marriage in June ($300 worth) and in addition acquired awarded about $1000 in journey credit score for hitting our minimal spend.

Detailed Account Breakdowns

Money Accounts (-$7,041): The key lower right here was funding our Roth accounts for 2022. We nonetheless have greater than $20k in money reserves, a few of which can be invested this coming month. 🙂

Rental Property + Reserve Account (-$4,764): Other than our ~5k+ property invoice, this rental was really cashflow constructive final month. Listed here are the rental earnings and bills…

$1,975  —  Incoming lease from models

(-$138)  —  Property administration charges

(-$617) —  Rubbish disposal fixes, tub/bathe plumbing points & different upkeep

(-$661)  —  Mortgage principal + curiosity

$559  —  Whole rental achieve this month

**Notice: I don’t monitor the month-to-month ups and downs in property worth for this rental. Sources like Zillow and Redfin are too unreliable for my property kind, so I solely do a price replace annually with a full CMA from my actual property agent.**

Actual Property Syndication (no change in worth): We obtained a $880 dividend in January, which doesn’t change the worth of our possession share. Nevertheless it does depend to our general funding return. Since we’re developing on the 1 12 months mark for this syndication, I’ll have to jot down an extended publish about how that is all performing. To this point, it’s crushing preliminary expectations.

IRA – Common: (-$12,076): We took a few -6% hit on this account on account of inventory market volatility. It might have been worse, however the final couple buying and selling days in January had been fairly good for the general inventory market.

IRA – Roths: (+$4,813): In early January, we contributed $12,000 to our Roth accounts. The explanation we max out each our Roth accounts early every year is as a result of we imagine lump sum investing beats greenback value averaging *more often than not.* Investing at market peaks is horrifying, however it beats making an attempt to time the market (which I suck at!!)

Joint Brokerage Account: (-$18,343): It stings to see this account with such a large dip, particularly after I simply invested $35k in December after the sale of our third rental property. Oh properly, we nonetheless have a steadiness over $300k and an extended funding horizon.

*NEW* Solo Roth 401(ok): ($-578): That is my new Solo 401k with TD Ameritrade (which additionally has a Roth element). My plan is to max this out in 2022, however the sucky factor is contributions must be carried out by way of wire switch or mailing in a bodily verify. 

HSA: $4,743 (-$305): No contributions of withdrawals from this HSA. All the funds are invested in VTI (whole inventory market index) which is why we took a 6% hit this month.

Breakdown of Liabilities

Rental Property Mortgage: (+$252): Little by little, month by month, our mortgage is being paid off by our tenants. Principal paydown is an usually ignored profit to proudly owning a rental property, however it’s one in every of my favourite constant additions to our wealth every month.

Credit score Card Balances: (+$2,459): Since my spouse and I repay our bank card balances every month earlier than the due date, I’m pondering of eradicating this line merchandise from our monitoring sheet going ahead. Though it’s technically a “legal responsibility,” I can simply minus our CC debt from our checking account steadiness as a result of that’s the place it’s paid from anyway. Considering of slimming down these NW stories sooner or later for a extra easy learn!

Aside from that, my spouse and I’ve no different money owed right now! 😎

That’s all for now. Cheers to a *hopefully* worthwhile February for everybody!!

Onwards and upwards!

– Joel




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