Monday, October 31, 2011

Net Worth Oct 2011

Happy Halloween! or for you reformed people, happy reformation day!

This month was a huge increase due to several factors. We went on a nice vacation, so some of our expenses went down while others went up. We had extra family come stay with us... which meant some sharing of the burden. But after looking at our spending, we didn't save much because of that. It was largely due to bounce back in stock market. Investments increased significantly over last month because of some perceived notion that Europe might have a plan for their debt. As well as some nice earnings from some companies.

I currently have large percentage of investments in retirement.

We have about 3 months worth of emergency fund, but I hope to have it to 6 months by the end of next year.

My savings for college is a little bit behind (according to Mint) but overall, savings are mostly ahead of schedule.

On a side note, we are expecting our 3rd baby, so we need to save up on that.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Average Savings Rate

Here's an interesting chart demonstrating how much Americans save compared to other nations.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Net Worth (Sept 2011)

Well, the market is going down, economy is shot... what are we to do?
This is updated net worth for September. We should be going up... here's for hoping.