Each month I will post an update on my finances to both give you, the reader, some insight into my situation and to give me markers of my progress on my financial journey. My updates include both spending and net worth.
- Spending is divided into joint and individual spending. My husband gets $600 a month and I get $450 a month for our own individual spending as an “allowance.”
- I don’t include charitable contributions in our numbers below, but we allocate 10% of our post-tax income to this each year.
- Our net worth goal tracked using undisclosed units of money. Our goal is to hit “Financial Equilibrium”, based on Thomas J. Anderson’s book The Value of Debt in Building Wealth. This is fairly close to our FIRE number.
WordPress ate my original post, but suffice it to say: everything’s going well except for the stock market and work. We’re very excited for baby and have started accumulating gifts and hand-me-downs from our families and friends. Physically, I’m pretty achy and a little scared how bad things are going to get in third trimester, but doing my best to stay active for as long as I can. I’m just very excited for this new phase of life and the nesting instinct is kicking in hard.
How was your September?