orthokneepa's Net Worth for January 2012

Assets Value Change ($) Change (%)
Cash $13,480 $407 3.11%
Stocks $236,302 $25,589 12.14%
Bonds $0 - -
Annuities $0 - -
Retirement $214,264 $18,505 9.45%
Home $544,000 $500 0.09%
Other Real Estate $0 - -
Cars $22,000 ($450) (2.00%)
Personal Property $11,000 - -
Other $18,000 - -
$1,059,046 $44,551 4.39%
Debts Value Change ($) Change (%)
Home Mortgage(s) $256,332 ($8,859) (3.34%)
Other Mortgage(s) $0 - -
Student Loans $27,818 ($117) (0.42%)
Credit Cards $0 - -
Car Loans $0 - -
Other $0 - -
Total Debts $284,150 ($8,976) (3.06%)
Net Worth $774,896 $53,527 7.42%
*All values shown in USD ($)
Net worth now relects combined net worth of my wife and I. The Market had a great month. Dow up the most in January in over a decade. Have over 100k in one stock, , continues to perform well, 2012 and 2013 should be great for it. Using margin to make extra money. Made 5k extra this month trading. Real estate is single family home, should appreciate at 4% a year average for my area which is 1500 a month. I added 500 this month. Do not want to get ahead of my self. This may also be understated compared to comparable sales and work done to house. Paid a ton extra towards mortgage again. This continues to show our earning power. Will continue this for some time. I hate paying interest. Effectively the same as a nearly 6.75% return in our tax bracket including state tax. Will hopefully pay off 30 year mortgage in 3-4 years. Mortgate interest write off of no interest due to alternative minimum tax. Misc Asset is jewlery and is entered at appraised value. Personal property is furniture, art etc in house. This is carried at nearly 1/3 or 1/4 of price paid. Now 31, wife 28, net worth goal of $250,000 by 30 reached 9 months early on my own. Every entry before 10/10 reflects this. Goal now is 1 million net worth by the end of 2012. We seem to be on track for now. Will depend how the market performs and how my equities do. We are at the mercy of the market at this time. A big part of our success has been due to very little debt with a heavy amount of high quality assets. We are very equity heavy, holding NO BONDS. I look for stocks with very little debt, growing EPS, large cash balance if available in absense of growth, and increasing dividend. Carry on.....