January 2017 Net Worth Report (+1.94%)

Feb 17, 2017 @ 06:52 pm by EMS

Running a bit late this month, but the first month of 2017 proved to be a pretty good start to the year.  Led mostly by investment gains, our net worth increased by $10,806 this month.  In looking over the numbers, I did realize that for some reason some of the kids’ college savings isn’t updating value per the securities we hold in them.  I’m not sure what is going on with Quicken, but this month’s report does not reflect those changes.

Expenses were a bit high in January, as we paid for a summer vacation rental and some needed vehicle repairs (new tires).  We are finding that the decision to keep our 2007 Hyundai Elantra rather than trading it in when I purchased a new commuter vehicle in September was definately the right choice.  Our “beater” gives my wife the flexibility of not having to drive around town in a large van and we are saving a good deal on fuel.  The van has literally just sat in the garage for 2 weeks straight at times this month.  It makes me question the value of the van all together, but I guess we need it for the few times the full family head out on a trip.

Considering we are more than halfway into February, I guess I can predict with a fair amount of accuracy that we won’t have any major surprises in February as well.

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