Welcome to our April 2013 Balance Sheet!
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Like we mentioned here, it was a bit turtle-like (rather than hare-like) with the savings this month, though asset growth was helped along by a nice late surge in the market at the end of April.
Liabilities are pretty stable – decreasing by just the principal portion of the mortgage payment (~$500). It’ll be like this until August 1, when we are pretty sure we’re going to be able to make a nice lump sum and pay back Mr. PoP’s parents the entirety of the $50K loan for our duplex.
For the month of April:
- Our total assets went up ~$12.1K – Mr. Market you’re so crazy sometimes!
- Our total liabilities dropped by ~$0.5K. Puts that monthly mortgage payment in perspective when only about $500 is going to principal, huh?
- Net worth rose by about $12.5K this month.
- Total net worth as of the end of April is $493.7K, which represents a 2.6% increase this month.
And for the details…
Why do we look at our assets and liabilities split up this way? For us, it’s an easy way to look across all the different categories of assets and see which ones we have equity in, and how much equity. If the Assets bar is taller than the Liabilities bar, that’s equity in that asset class.
- 401K accounts: $114.5
- Roth IRA accounts: $112.6
- Non-Retirement Stock Accounts: $0.6
- Total Stock Accounts: $227.7
Real Estate (based on current market comparable sales)
- Primary Residence $186 – There are a couple other houses listed in the neighborhood that would drive this up more if they close at list, but sales are fewer in the summer time since the snowbirds are gone.
- Investment Duplex: $97
- Investment Residential Land: $80
- Total Real Estate: $363.0
Cars (values from Kelly Blue Book)
- Car 1: $8.7
- Car 2: $11.6
- Total Cars: $20.3
- Checking Accounts: $9.6
- Savings/Money Market Accounts: $27.0
- Total Cash Holdings: $36.6
Total Assets: $647.6
Real Estate Loans
- Primary Mortgage: $103.0
- HELOC on Investment Duplex: $0.0
- Personal Loan – Used to Purchase $50K Duplex: $50.0
- Total Real Estate Related Loans: $153.0
- Credit Card Balance: $0.9
- Total Revolving Credit: $0.9