March 2017 Net Worth: $179,904.22

A friend and I went to Havana in February for a weekend, and it was a definite throwback…no internet and old cars everywhere! So nice to see people actually looking at each other and not their screens. ūüôā

ASSETS

Cash Savings               2,456.35

CPS 403b                      65,278.38

IRA: Roth                     33,959.50

IRA: Traditional         10,774.95

More Vanguard Fun   43,854.92

Horace Mann 403b   3,321.50

Pension                        21,728.93

181,374.53

LIABILITIES

Credit Cards               1,470.31

Total Net Worth:         179,904.22

Updates…

Cash Savings:¬†This is back to normal because I’m finally getting a paycheck again! ūüėČ

403b: I am back to contributing 2k from each paycheck to this, maxing it out in 9 pay periods.

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

More Vanguard Fun: All systems a go!

Horace Mann: Not much of a change, but still a rise from last month. 

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

How are you doing with your net worth goals?

February 2017 Net Worth: $168,548.33

I took the trip of a lifetime over New Year’s…Antarctica! I have finally been to all seven continents! I started a teaching job right after, hence the craziness of not even putting up a January net worth post. My first paycheck after 6 months comes on Friday…that will feel nice again. ūüėõ I may have not made my end-of-the-year net worth goal, but it was completely worth it!

ASSETS

Cash Savings               517.03

CPS 403b                      63,249.20

IRA: Roth                     32,492.89

IRA: Traditional         10,452.12

More Vanguard Fun   38,902.50

Horace Mann 403b   3,314.44

Pension                        21,728.93

170,657.11

LIABILITIES

Credit Cards               2,108.78

Total Net Worth:         168,548.33

Updates…

Cash Savings:¬†This¬†has gone down because…ANTARCTICA!

403b: I can finally start contributing to this!

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

More Vanguard Fun:¬†This seems to be allocated well, considering I get e-mails telling me I can save an “additional $100” by moving this around. I’m good. Thanks. ūüėČ

Horace Mann:¬†I don’t know if there was any “retirement money.”

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

How are you doing with your net worth goals?

Back to “work” as a teacher tomorrow!

I am so happy to announce the principal called me and told me I can start to go back as a temporary teacher tomorrow! Woo! I was bummin’ pretty hard about going back as an aide (after being a teacher for so long), but I am SO excited to go back to teaching! I missed it! I love my job and don’t see it as “work.”

Because of my 90-day¬†leave, I will miss my net worth goal by 20K this year, but, guys, get this. Since the stock market has been doing so well, even though I have been without a paycheck the past six months, my net worth has only gone down 5K. That’s it!

Life is so, so good. Did I mention I love this time of year?¬†It truly is the most wonderful time of the year! ūüôā

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.

On to the fun stuff…

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. ūüėČ

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! ūüôā

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. ūüôā

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. ūüôā

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

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. ūüôā

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! ūüôā

 

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?