It’s officially the last net worth post of 2015. I’m usually a little sad when one year ends and another begins. This year? Not so much! I was more than ready to be done with 2015. And I have to admit to being excited for what 2016 may hold.
How did I do during December?
I only saw $592 of growth in December. Not exactly ground breaking numbers. But, it was enough to push me over my goal of growing my net worth by $20,000 in 2015. I ended the year with $20,293 in growth. When 2015 began, I worried that growing my net worth by $10,000 would be tough. Despite having a rough year, I doubled that!
What about the rest of my goals for 2015? Well, I not only listed the house, but sold it! I paid off the last of my student loans. And I exceeded my goal of earning $500 in side income ($637 earned in total). I didn’t make my goal of putting $3,000 into a retirement account; I only ended up adding $1,900.92 to my 401k (not including contributions from my employer). But I decided mid-way through the year to abandon that goal, and concentrate on paying off my car loan instead.
Did I pay off the car loan? Of course not! But I did pay off $10,688. That’s a big dent in the loan, and puts me so much closer to having it gone! Add that to what I paid off in student loans, and I paid off $15,531 of debt in 2015. I’m pretty amazed by that number!
I didn’t have a lot of growth in December. But I still had growth. I’m still moving forward. And that feels pretty good!
Financially speaking, I’m happy with where I ended 2015.
- Cindy W.