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March 2017 – Net Worth

Posted by Tim Stobbs on April 3, 2017

The following is an update of Tim’s plan to retire early.  Please note we are mortgage free.

Our ultimate goal between investments and the home equity is a net worth of around $1 million.  The investment part of that target is $582,000.

Investments

Accounts

RRSP $58,330
LIRA $16,340
TFSA $84,740
Pension $158,220
Wife’s RRSP $86,420
Wife’s TFSA $79,170
Wife’s Taxable $51,380
High Interest Savings Account $26,200

Investment Net Worth $560,800 (increase of $10,880 over last month)

Home Equity

Estimate $395,000

Spending

Last Month $3434

The renovations continue.  This month was the new water heater for ~$1200.  The other odd bit was I took spending cash out at the start and end of the month making this month look worse than it really is.  It should balance out with lower spending month in April.

Trailing Last 12 Month Average $2707 (or $32,490 for the last 12 months)

Results

PF Score: 29.4 {Target 31}

Net Worth ~$955,800

Commentary:

So for those of you keeping score our investments are now at 96% of our target amount of $582,000.  Oddly enough, I’m not that excited about it.  Why?

I’m focusing more on the little things.  Getting stuff done around the house like the water heater.  Cleaning up the yard now that the snow has melted.  Hanging out with family and friends.  I want to live my life rather than stare at numbers that will get where I want them to be without any effort on my part.  Also I have learned over the years that fixating on the numbers isn’t helpful.  The point of financial independence is to give you more time to live your life, not fixate at getting there.  You have to remind yourself about that at times.

Any questions?

March 2017 Investment Net Worth

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Feb 2017 – Net Worth

Posted by Tim Stobbs on March 2, 2017

The following is an update of Tim’s plan to retire early.  Please note we are mortgage free.

Our ultimate goal between investments and the home equity is a net worth of around $1 million.  The investment part of that target is $582,000.

Investments

Accounts

RRSP $57,540
LIRA $16,220
TFSA $83,320
Pension $156,020
Wife’s RRSP $85,270
Wife’s TFSA $78,270
Wife’s Taxable $51,090
High Interest Savings Account $22,190

Investment Net Worth $549,920 (increase of $12,450 over last month)

Home Equity

Estimate $395,000

Spending

Last Month $1651

My oldest son has been saving for his own laptop for the last six months and we agreed to pay half for it, so a good computer went on sale and I had to spend $400 to help buy it. I don’t regret a penny of the money I spent since he really wanted his own computer (except I am a bit jealous as his computer is now nicer than mine ;) )

Trailing Last 12 Month Average $2612 (or $31,355 for the last 12 months)

Results

PF Score: 30.1 {Target 31}

Net Worth ~$944,920

Commentary:

Ugh, when will this crazy stock market ride end? I mean I have gone up in almost $50,000 in investments in the last four months. I’m so ahead of my investment targets that it almost seems pointless to keep updating them.

In the mean time I have decided to NOT move my retirement date up anymore. I have a plan to quit later in the year and if I have some extra money when I get there so be it. This oddly feels better as I can stop running ‘what if’ things in my head and just plan to get some things done that I want to take care of prior to leaving work.

Any questions?

feb 2017 net worth

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Jan 2017 – Net Worth

Posted by Tim Stobbs on February 2, 2017

The following is an update of Tim’s plan to retire early.  Please note we are mortgage free.

Our ultimate goal between investments and the home equity is a net worth of around $1 million.  The investment part of that target is $582,000.

Investments

Accounts

RRSP $56,320
LIRA $15,930
TFSA $81,800
Pension $153,140
Wife’s RRSP $83,370
Wife’s TFSA $76,940
Wife’s Taxable $52,080
High Interest Savings Account $17,890

Investment Net Worth $537,470 (increase of $10,990 over last month)

Home Equity

Estimate $395,000

Spending

Last Month $2886

Well this month included a few extras as we celebrated my older son’s birthday with going out for supper on the day of and held a party for him the following weekend (~$500).

Trailing Last 12 Month Average $2553 (or $30,642 for the last 12 months)

Results

PF Score: 30.4 {Target 31}

Net Worth ~$932,470

Commentary:

Well that stock market rally has really held pushed up our investment net worth in the last few months.  Honestly I’m almost making more in the market that I am taking home from my job.  It’s a fun feeling even if it is only a temporary thing.

Now to some investment updates.  I topped off my RRSP with a bit of money to increase my tax refund.  I’m trying to keep my available contribution room as close to zero as I can manage. And then we topped off our new TFSA contribution room for 2017.  Then we decided to sell off some of  my wife’s taxable account to fund our cash savings.   There was also some extra cash in some of our accounts we shifted out to our savings.

And finally our kids’ RESP balance reached $71,720 which isn’t included in the above summary (since it has nothing to do with funding our retirement plans).  Now add it in to our net worth, did you notice what happens? Yep, we hit that mythical seventh digit otherwise know as being a millionaire.  I’ll have another post on that later on in February.

Any questions?

Jan 2017 Invest Net Worth

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