Net Worth Update – April 2014

The rainy days of April are finally coming to an end. Although, in all honesty, I can’t complain; Nothing like a harsh Winter to make you appreciate a mild Spring! The flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, and it’s finally warm enough to start enjoying the outdoors!

So, how’d I fare financially in April?

Net Worth as of April 30, 2014
Net Worth as of April 30, 2014

Altogether, not too bad! Even with shelling out around $500 for things around the house (new windows, a few quarts of paint, etc.) I still added just over a grand to my net worth! Things are really rolling right along!

Just as the contractor promised, the bathroom remodel is done. Well, they’re putting the finishing touches on today, along with a few other things I have them working on. That means my net worth is about to drop by another couple thousand. I expect May’s net worth to be lower than April’s, and then to see things hover over the next few months as I complete more projects around the house.

The great thing is, I’m finally at a point that, even if I spent every penny tomorrow that I have set aside for the house, my net worth still wouldn’t drop into the negative. I’m finally at the point where I feel solid with a positive net worth. That’s a pretty awesome place to be! I hope to never see a negative total again!

Actually, even better than hope, I PLAN to never be negative again. The reality is, I have control over my money. That doesn’t mean I won’t ever have setbacks, or unexpected things won’t happen. But, by having control of my money, and having a plan, I’m more prepared for whatever life throws my way. My money doesn’t stress me out anymore; I know exactly what I have, where it’s going, and what that means to my long-term plan.

I’m happy with the way things are going. Hopefully I’m making future me happy as well!

– Cindy W.


  1. Hi,

    I followed a link from a comment you left on Eyesonthedollar because it seemed so eerily similar to my own life that I wondered if I’d left the comment myself! Bad public schools, Catholic (poor but better) elementary school, fancy private high school in another neighborhood where I was a scholarship kid…. Also I’m 35 and single! No dog, no house, and no boyfriend though. 🙂 I’m glad to have found your blog because, while I don’t own real estate, we’re in a similar position in some ways. I’ve just started a retirement account and hope by scrimping to have it to around $12000 by the end of the year and also pay off my student loans, currently at -$5000. So it’s nice to see a blog from someone who’s *roughly* where I’m at in terms of age/net worth. Congrats on reaching positive territory! I hope to do the same by the beginning of next month, actually, even if it’ll be “just barely.”

    1. We do have a lot in common! Wow! I hope to not own real estate in the near future, at least for a little while. While I think owning a home can be a great thing, it really ties you down, which isn’t so great when you’re young(ish) and single. I checked out your blog; You’ve made awesome progress in a short time period! Here’s hoping we’re both student loan free very soon!

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