Monday, January 13, 2014

Happy New Year!

My, it's been a while, but I have been a busy girl and have lots to tell. I haven't wrapped up all my final numbers yet but I will give you a spoiler: my net worth is now over $900,000. I am wondering if I dare make my 2014 year-end goal the big One Million! Yikes. 

My income and spending haven't changed too drastically, or at least I don't think so. I was thinking about guessing which categories would be up or down, and predicted that my lunch spending would be up, just because I FEEL like I have been spending more on lunch... But a quick peek at Quicken told me I was wrong. So who knows what other surprises I will find. 

I need to spend more time analyzing those numbers, as there has been one major income/expense change that I have to account for-- I sold my apartment!

Yep, my tenants moved out and after doing a little research on the state of the real estate market, I decided to test the waters. The waters turned out to be steaming hot: I had multiple offers within days and ended up with a very quick sale  to an all-cash buyer for a little more than my asking price. Though of course there were a few more wrinkles to the story that made it somewhat more complicated! I will share the drama soon. 

The sale leaves me with some interesting decisions to make in the coming year-- how will I invest this cash? Sweetie may factor into this, in terms of some sort of joint property ownership. Oh, and Sweetie's unemployed now, just to toss in another financial bombshell. 

So stay tuned (those of you who are patient and loyal enough to still be tuned!) to see what 2014 will bring. 


Celshader said...

Awesome news. :^) Wishing you and yours a terrific 2014.

T'Pol said...

Happy 2014 to you and your Sweetie! I miss your posts very much so I hope this year you will be writing more frequently.

oinkette said...

Good to see you back! I've been looking forward to see how you're faring.

frugal zeitgeist said...

Happy new year and congratulations on your sale! You picked a great time to make a move.

$1M in 2014 sounds like an outstanding goal to me. I crossed the $1M threshold excluding real estate at the end of 2013. It doesn't change anything in terms of my day to day spending, but it's a tremendous psychological boost.

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Chitown said...

Congrats on selling the apartment!!!

You can do it! $1MM!!! =)