June 2019

We hit two milestones last month. First, our assets crossed over the $1M mark for the first time ever. Second, our Net Worth went over $800K, for the first time too.

Increase of $37K in a month? That’s a new record for us!

Mostly this is a result of the markets swinging up by over 7% in June. Always remember, the markets will show volatility in the short term, but over the long run – think 15, 20 years – the markets will trend upwards.

Major expenses for June was $1,379 as down payment for a fence we are getting installed. The work will be done in July. Remainder payment of ~$2.5K will be made later this month after the installation.

We also bought an ecobee – smart thermostat – last month for $214, which is supposed to “pay for itself” in a few months due to reduced electricity and natural gas consumption. I have my reservation about how much we will actually save, but hey, the little device is cool. It is integrated with Alexa – Amazon’s voice assistant – and now our thermostat can play music. Wow.

Debt went down by almost exactly $4k, which is about par for us.

I’ve alluded to some changes coming about. Need to find the time and the mental clarity to put that in a post!

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