December 2016 Net Worth: $168,887.08

My mom and I went to Hong Kong over Thanksgiving Break. What a cool city! I start an aide position this week or next, depending on when my fingerprints go through.

ASSETS

Cash Savings               71.32

CPS 403b                      61,241.83

IRA: Roth                     31,534.06

IRA: Traditional         10,097.27

More Vanguard Fun   45,326.75

Horace Mann 403b   3,301.91

Pension                        21,500.00

173,073.14

LIABILITIES

Credit Cards               4,186.06

Total Net Worth:         168,887.08

Updates…

Cash Savings: This has gone down because I have paid off some cards.

403b: This isn’t happening until I get another teaching job.

IRA Roth and Traditional: Letting compound interest do its thing.

More Vanguard Fun: I have more time to look into asset allocation.

Horace Mann: I still haven’t heard of the retirement contribution money they owe me. Perhaps the letter is waiting for me at home in the burbs. We’ll see later this week!

Credit Cards: I pay these off in full every month.

How are you doing with your net worth goals?

November 2016 Net Worth: $169,275.18

Well, there she is. Bye, bye Shima! We sold her this past month. I’m not going to say I didn’t cry. It’s silly, I know. A car. But, when it’s your first car, your dream car, and you think of everything that’s happened to you in the past 12 years, well, you know, memories and stuff. 😉

ASSETS

Cash Savings               5,811.90

CPS 403b                       60,037.09

IRA: Roth                     30,647.13

IRA: Traditional         9,898.64

More Vanguard Fun   41,283.95

Horace Mann 403b   3,296.47

Pension                        21,500.00

172,475.18

LIABILITIES

Credit Cards               3,199.31

Total Net Worth:         169,275.87

Updates…

Cash Savings: This has gone up because of the sale of my car.

403b: This isn’t happening until I get another teaching job.

IRA Roth and Traditional: Letting compound interest do its thing.

More Vanguard Fun: I have more time to look into asset allocation.

Horace Mann: They sent me a letter saying there may be some money owed from the Retirement fund, so I may be looking into that next month. 

Credit Cards: I pay these off in full every month.

How are you doing with your net worth goals?

October 2016 Net Worth: $168,051.17

The picture is in honor of another friend’s bachelorette party this past weekend. We took a trolley tour around the city, stopping in front of Wrigley Field, of course. Go Cubbies! I am off to L.A., Sweden, Germany, and Denmark tomorrow! 🙂

On to the fun stuff…

ASSETS

Cash Savings               5,257.01

CPS 403b                       59,851.59

IRA: Roth                     29,991.82

IRA: Traditional         9,868.06

More Vanguard Fun   40,877.51

Horace Mann 403b   3,290.93

Car                               1,200.00

Pension                        21,500.00

171,836.92

LIABILITIES

Credit Cards               3,785.75

Total Net Worth:         168,051.17

Updates…

Cash Savings: This has gone down, thanks to no consistent pay check. (Funemployment!)

403b: This isn’t happening until I get another teaching job.

IRA Roth and Traditional: Letting compound interest do it’s thing…

More Vanguard Fun: I have more time to look into asset allocation.

Horace Mann: This was the only thing that actually went up. Interesting…

Car: I have finally listed this!

Credit Cards: I pay these off in full every month.

How are you doing with your net worth goals?

August 2016 Net Worth: $173,157.16

 

The picture is in honor of my friend’s wedding this upcoming weekend. I love weddings!

You can just call it a “Side Hustle Summer.” With 2-3 babysitting gigs a week along with focus groups and selling items on the side, I am bringing in an okay amount of money. I mean, it’s no steady paycheck (miss those!), but it is still wonderful getting to do whatever you want whenever you want every single day. 🙂

ASSETS

Cash Savings               6,145.13

CPS 403b                       61,284.85

IRA: Roth                     30,172.59

IRA: Traditional         9,929.23

More Vanguard Fun   41,318.89

Horace Mann 403b   3,284.83

Car                               1,200.00

Pension                        21,500.00

174,835.52

LIABILITIES

Credit Cards               1,677.96

Total Net Worth:         173,157.56

Updates…

Cash Savings: This has gone up, thanks to babysitting gigs and focus groups.

403b: This isn’t happening until I get another teaching job.

IRA Roth and Traditional: Letting compound interest do it’s thing…

More Vanguard Fun: I have more time to look into asset allocation.

Horace Mann: This just stays there. I probably won’t do anything with it. 

Car: I should probably sell this already.

Credit Cards: I pay these off in full every month.

How are you doing with your net worth goals?

July 2016 Net Worth: $174,802.16

Excuse the late update; my WordPress was acting up. A couple updates, friends. A lot has happened the past month. The picture is from my sister and I attending World Youth Day in the motherland, Poland. As for the job front? Long story short, I have resigned from my job and am taking a “mini-retirement.” It feels wonderful. 🙂

Now, that you’re settled in, let’s see those July/mostly August numbers. 😉

ASSETS

Cash Savings               5,961.99

CPS 403b                       61,284.85

IRA: Roth                     30,521.24

IRA: Traditional         10,018.15

More Vanguard Fun   41,840.76

Horace Mann 403b   3,279.23

Car                               1,200.00

Pension                        21,500.00

175,606.22

LIABILITIES

Credit Cards               804.06

Total Net Worth:         174,802.16

Updates…

Cash Savings: I played a little around the with the Vanguard money to budget for the next few months.

403b: This isn’t happening until I get another teaching job.

IRA Roth and Traditional: I maxed out my Roth!

More Vanguard Fun: I have more time to look into asset allocation.

Horace Mann: This went up about 10 dollars.

Car: It is time to sell this.

Credit Cards: I pay these off in full every month.

How are you doing with your net worth goals?

 

 

June 2016 Net Worth: $173,006.83

I just got back from Singapore and Thailand on Wednesday. That photo is of me at the Marina Bay Sands infinity pool in Singapore. I also fell in love with Chiang Mai and playing with the elephants! While I was on the trip, the stock market dropped a bit from Brexit, hence the net worth. But, such is life, right? Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, but it all balances out in the end. 🙂

ASSETS

Cash Savings               2,988.97

CPS 403b                       59,201.67

IRA: Roth                     24,444.13

IRA: Traditional         9,676.33

More Vanguard Fun   60,956.74

Horace Mann 403b   3,268.39

Car                               1,200.00

Pension                        15,865.77

177,602.00

LIABILITIES

Credit Cards               4,595.17

Total Net Worth:         173,006.83

Updates…

Cash Savings: I need to finally invest in a multi-family property this year, so my cash isn’t going away to rent each month.

Brokerage: Do you notice this is missing? I FINALLY transferred it over!

403b: It is summertime, so I am not able to put 60% of my paycheck into my Vanguard VTSMX fund. I am doing the best I can with side-hustle summer money, though.

IRA Roth and Traditional: This fluctuated a bit. Thanks Brexit.

More Vanguard Fun: I have been reading more and more about asset allocation, so I would like to balance this out.

Horace Mann: This only went up a few dollars. Should I switch this to Vanguard?

Car: I would like to use this for job interviews, until I land one where I do not need it, then I’d like to sell it.

Credit Cards: I pay these off in full every month.

How are you doing with your net worth goals?

May 2016 Net Worth: $169,633.36

Oh, June, how I love you so. One more week of school! And then off to Singapore and Thailand! 🙂

 

ASSETS

Cash Savings               1,222.27

Brokerage                    50.11

CPS 403b                       59,201.67

IRA: Roth                     23,780.11

IRA: Traditional         9,451.39

More Vanguard Fun   58,908.35

Horace Mann 403b   3,262.83

Car                               1,200.00

Pension                        15,865.77

172,5942.50

LIABILITIES

Credit Cards               3,309.14

Total Net Worth:         169,633.36

Updates…

Cash Savings: I need to finally invest in a multi-family property this year, so my cash isn’t going away to rent each month.

Brokerage: I realistically probably won’t transfer this ’til summertime.

403b: I am putting in 60% of my paycheck into my Vanguard VTSMX fund.

IRA Roth and Traditional: This fluctuated a bit.

More Vanguard Fun: I have been reading more and more about asset allocation, so I would like to balance this out.

Horace Mann: I haven’t been adding this fund, so I added it now. 

Car: I am going to start selling this next week!

Credit Cards: I pay these off in full every month.

How are you doing with your net worth goals?

April 2016 Net Worth: $159,777.23

Hey, May! Good to see you. 7 more weeks! Just got back from a great trip to Rio de Janeiro. Highly recommend it for those who haven’t been. 🙂 Guess what I am starting this week with my students? A personal finance unit! So excited!

On to the fun stuff…

ASSETS

Cash Savings               2,010.81

Brokerage                    50.11

403b                           53,894.59

IRA: Roth                   23,829.99

IRA: Traditional         9,546.43

More Vanguard Fun   55,150.09

Car                              1,200.00

Pension                        15,865.77

161,547.79

LIABILITIES

Credit Cards               1,770.56

Total Net Worth:         159,777.23

Updates…

Cash Savings: I need to finally invest in a multi-family property this year, so my cash isn’t going away to rent each month.

Brokerage: I realistically probably won’t transfer this ’til summertime.

403b: I am putting in 60% of my paycheck into my Vanguard VTSMX fund.

IRA Roth and Traditional: This fluctuated a bit.

More Vanguard Fun: I have been reading more and more about asset allocation, so I would like to balance this out.

Car: Still have this guy.

Credit Cards: I pay these off in full every month, of course.

How are you doing with your net worth goals?

March 2016 Net Worth: $156,016.58

Happy April! This is the way I want to see it every month…net worth going up, up, and away! 😉

ASSETS

Cash Savings               3,757.35

Brokerage                    50.11

403b                            51,456.14

IRA: Roth                   23,486.85

IRA: Traditional         9,408.97

More Vanguard Fun   53,442.54

Car                              1,200.00

Pension                        15,865.77

158,667.73

LIABILITIES

Credit Cards               2,651.15

Total Net Worth:        156,016.58

Updates…

Cash Savings: I need to finally invest in a multi-family property this year, so my cash isn’t going away to rent each month.

Brokerage: I realistically probably won’t transfer this ’til summertime.

403b: I am putting in 60% of my paycheck into my Vanguard VTSMX fund.

IRA Roth and Traditional: This fluctuated a bit.

More Vanguard Fun: I have been reading more and more about asset allocation, so I would like to balance this out.

Car: Still have this guy.

Credit Cards: I pay these off in full every month, of course.

How are you doing with your net worth goals?

February 2016 Net Worth: $148,424.31

March in Chicago is a fun time..especially when your net worth finally rises to the highest it’s ever been! Let’s just keep on goin’ up, eh?

ASSETS

Cash Savings               1,127.41

Brokerage                    50.11

403b                            48,329.03

IRA: Roth                   23,183.94

IRA: Traditional         9,287.62

More Vanguard Fun   51,482.12

Car                              1,200.00

Pension                        15,865.77

150,526.00

LIABILITIES

Credit Cards               2,101.69

Total Net Worth:         148,424.31

Updates…

Cash Savings: I need to finally invest in a multi-family property this year, so my cash isn’t going away to rent each month.

Brokerage: I should really transfer this. It made .02 since last month.

403b: I am putting in 60% of my paycheck into my Vanguard VTSMX fund.

IRA Roth and Traditional: This fluctuated a bit.

More Vanguard Fun: I have been reading more and more about asset allocation, so I would like to balance this out.

Car: Still have this guy.

Credit Cards: I pay these off in full every month, of course.

How are you doing with your net worth goals?