Net Worth Update - October 2018
|October 2018 Net Worth Update|
The S&P 500 dropped 6.9% in October and my net worth followed suit.
During October my net worth decreased $24,458.86. Ouch!
Total Assets: $735,351.66
Liquid Assets: $263,752.13
Total Liabilities: $-167,862.14
Net Worth: $567,489.51
October's market sell off stung a bit and 100% led to the decline in net worth. For the month my net worth declined 4.1% and the YTD gain dropped to just 6.2%
Our main financial target for 2018 is to pay down our non-mortgage debt. There's a variety of things that just kind of came up as life happened. Some medical debt, a vehicle, an unexpected new air conditioning for the house. Nothing out of the ordinary, but burdensome nonetheless. The air conditioning is gone already; however, we've since changed our priority to stock piling cash now that we're expecting.
At this time it doesn't make much sense to pay extra on the mortgage given our relatively low interest rate as well as the tax break on mortgage payments and think we'll come out much further ahead investing the extra cash flow. So the liabilities side of the net worth equation will be slow moving. However, once the FI portfolio is able to get to a self-sustaining level of dividends then the plan is to aggressively pay down the mortgage.
As of the end of October we have 26.9% equity in our house based on our purchase price from 2013. However, according to Zillow our house has increased in value around $26.6k from our purchase price which is a nice bonus, although I keep the purchase price as the value in the net worth equations. Based on Zillow's estimate the equity in our house jumps to 34.9%.
The following chart shows my assets and liabilities, as well as my net worth, since January 2012. While I have accurate records for my net worth dating back to July 2010, I didn't keep track of my assets and liabilities on a monthly basis until the start of 2012.
|Net Worth History through October 2018|
|Net Worth Breakdown - October 2018|
|Capital Structure - October 2018|
How did your net worth fare during October's sell off?
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