Net Worth Update – December 2015

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?

Net Worth Update as of December 31, 2015
Net Worth Update as of December 31, 2015

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!

Chart of net worth growth since the start of time (or the start of this blog)
Chart of net worth growth since the start of time (or the start of this blog)

Financially speaking, I’m happy with where I ended 2015.

  • Cindy W.

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