Personal Balance Sheet – January 2013

2013 is off to an absolutely fantastic start from a financial standpoint. We contributed to all of our necessary goals and our net worth took a nice jump up and $100k in assets by the end of this year looks entirely possible (although this isn’t a specific goal). I was really busy at work during the month, which made is easy not to spend money (and thus, save it). Here’s my balance sheet for January 2013:

2013 balance sheet

Unfortunately, my health progress wasn’t quite as good as expected. For the first two weeks of the month my progress had been going as expected. But my grandmother tragically passed away in an accident in the middle of January which made it difficult for me to stick to my health goals. On top of that, work picked up even more and most days I was leaving the house at 5:30am to getting home at 7pm. However, even with all of this, I was able to lose 4 lbs during the year, which I consider to be a success considering I probably gained 5 pounds during the same month last year because healthy food just doesn’t sound good when you’re working long hours and you’re stressed to the max. As promised, I’m going to post my weight chart as tracked on my Withing WiFi Body Scale. I only made it to the gym twice this month. Obviously nowhere close to the twelve I wanted, but I think I can give myself somewhat of a pass on this month. It’s been a long one. Looking for a fairly solid showing in February (at least 5 lbs) and then things will probably really start cranking in March.

My blog progress was the worst of all. I came nowhere near making my goal of at least three posts with one review. I made only one post during the month. I’ll be aiming to update the blog a lot more often in February.

Personal Balance Sheet – December 2012

Unfortunately I didn’t quite double my net worth since the start of 2012, but I came mighty close. And it was still a great year over all! There isn’t a whole lot to say about my balance sheets since I covered most of it in my 2012 goal recap. Next year I am looking forward to surpassing $100k net worth.

Here’ my balance sheet by quarters during 2012:

Personal Finance Balance Sheet 2012 by Quarters

And here is my balance sheet by year since 2010 (I started tracking during 2010):

Personal Balance Sheet 2012 Yearly

Personal Balance Sheet – November 2012

This month we were able to knock out another goal. I contributed the final $3k to my Roth IRA to complete our 2012 contributions. So now that all of our other goals for the year are completed, we can focus on saving for a house! During November we made our first deposit into our House Fund, which was $2k. As of August, that’s how much I wrote that I hoped to save by the end of the year. In December we’ll be able to make another deposit to well surpass that mark by the end of the year! Since combining our finances, we’ve been improving our net worth by an average of over $4k per month, which is absolutely fantastic and I’m looking forward to trying to keep that momentum. However, I know December will be tougher because we’ll have increased expenditures with Christmas, my side income will drop some, and I have a week of unpaid time off.