It’s been a busy month so I’m just going to put up a quick net worth update for May! This report documents my financial snapshot as of May 1st. Obviously, the month of April saw some extreme turbulence in global financial markets and every net worth update I’ve seen this month has been negative, including mine.
Net Worth = Assets minus Liabilities
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Net Worth = $71,235
Change in Net Worth from last month: -$13,869
Total Change in Net Worth Since July 2020: +$119,463
Net Worth Summary
April was a down month across all the financial markets and my net worth decline is directly attributable to that. The total asset value fell a little under $14,000. When considering the S&P 500 fell by about 9%, the $14,000 decline I saw on a $300,000 asset balance doesn’t feel so bad. I’m continuing to max out my retirement contributions and taking advantage of buying the dip through dollar cost averaging in that account, so the decline was also softened by those additional funds.
With my current employment expected to end in about a month due to the mandated “return to office” this is a bit concerning. Since I don’t think I will be in as comfortable of a position as I’d hoped since my employment is ending ahead of schedule, I am exploring options for the coming years. I think it will be similar to the “Barista FI” method where I will work doing something I enjoy for a few years in order to let my investments continue to grow a bit before plunging completely into early retirement in a lower cost location.
That’s it for a now and I’ll return next month with a more robust update and starting in July I’m planning to start some more regular financial topic posts!