Going into April, my focus was almost entirely on taxes! And I can successfully report that all of State and Federal returns have been mailed before the deadline date. Of course, not that the deadline mattered since we are receiving a refund on all returns. But it’s nice to be done!
The rest of the month was quiet on most fronts. The stock market was flat. Most savings contributions were on auto-pilot (except a couple). No new expenses beyond the normal. Rather boring, I suppose! Baseball season is starting back up, so we attended several games this month. At least that is always exciting to me.
Another exciting thing was yet another monthly GAIN to our net worth. This makes 11 straight months of gains! Really hoping next month is just as strong. It would great to have a solid YEAR of gains starting out. (let’s hope I didn’t jinx it!)
As of the end of April 2006, our net worth has increased by $4,005 to a new total of $83,666.
Noteworthy highlights for the April 2006 update:
– Our expenses were back to normal after some larger wedding expenses hit in March.
– I did not make regular contributions to our Roth IRA accounts this month since I have already put so much in during the first couple months of the year. We’re still on track for maximizing our contributions. Missing this month doesn’t affect those plans.
– One big change was made on my fiance’s Roth IRA account. Up until this month, we had all of her money invested in the Vanguard S&P 500 Index Fund up. We sold ALL of those shares and instead, purchased…
Note From Author
The full “April 2006 Net Worth Update” post has been back-dated to 4/30/2006. But it was originally published to the Financial Independence Champion (FIChampion.com) Blog on 09/11/2016.
Why Back-Date Posts?
I mentioned in my first post how this blog will be a little different than any other ones you may follow. I still plan to talk about personal finance, rental property, travel, and the pursuit of financial independence. But to give all these topics the right context and the full picture, I need to start at the beginning. I need to fill in the details of life from 2005 until now. I want you to see the successes, the struggles, and all the milestones we passed along the way. Therefore most of the “new” content will be back-dated to their appropriate dates in 2005, 2006, and beyond — until we’re caught up!