Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Another year, another raise...

It's that time of year again. I recently received my good performance review, and an average raise, 3.0%. That's the same as last year. But I've found that last years inflation rate was 2.85%, so I suppose I'm a bit ahead of the game. Though with the value of the dollar plunging, I'm not sure how that affects our finances of today compared to last year. We're in the process of buying a house and trying to sell our condo, so the timing is pretty decent. We'll be carrying both mortgages, so everylittle bit helps...

Friday, April 04, 2008

April Net Worth Report...

It's been awhile since I've posted, so here goes. It's about that time of the month again to compile our net worth, Yaaaay, whoo hoo! You can view a detailed report of our net worth by clicking on the pic on your left.

It seems our net worth has increased by almost 20k since our last post in October of 07'. That's approximately a 3k per month advancement, not bad. We're still saving for a house, so our cash accounts are still large and growing. We're in the process of searching for a home now though.

Uh, let's see. We moved my wife's 401k account at her old job into a traditional IRA. We got bit for that one, she was fully vested, so they took back the company match, lost a little over 2k. My company retirement plan was closed and that money was put into my 401k. That's going to be a lot better since the retirement plan was a basic savings account, it'll do much better where it is now.

I'm keeping the house, car, and personal property assessments the same since they pretty much haven't changed. Nothing new to report with credit cards, they're paid off on time every month, and our other debts are slowing getting paid. That's it in a nutshell. We've been fairly conservative with our spending the past several months, but also fairly liberal on spending. Slowly but surely, climbing the financial ladder...