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Monthly Update - February 2015 ($1,998,602, +$28,830)

Contributed by mm | March 8, 2015 6:37 AM PST

Recovering from the temporary setback in January, our net worth advanced almost $29K in the month and is now tantalizingly close to $2M.

Our household balance sheet, along with monthly, year-to-date, and trailing 12 months comparison, are shown below:

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While we continued to save a reasonable amount every month from our paycheck -- $3,300 in February -- it is largely the investment income that determines our month-to-month change of fortune. This month is no exception. Thanks to favorable market conditions, our USD-denominated portfolio appreciated almost $10K, while our investment in China delivered a $19K gain.

The foreign exchange rate, a continuing headwind, set back our USD-based net worth by $3,400 in the month after the $9,300 blow in January. It is, however, not something we are too concerned about. After all, it's more an indication of a stronger dollar and less an indication of a weakening Yuan. After all, the Chinese currency continues to appreciate against almost all other currencies except for Uncle Sam's dollar.

This Post Has Received 3 Comments. Share Your Opinions Too.


John Commented on March 16, 2015

nice, well done!. Does it include 401k etc, how to track retirement accounts?


John Commented on March 16, 2015

What are your US investments mostly in SP500 or equivalent indexes?


Ovalles Commented on June 27, 2016

I want to thank Julia Navaro for the loan given to me by her loan company NAVARO LOAN COMPANY. Needed a loan to start a my boutique and didn't know how to get a loan until I was introduce to NAVARO LOAN COMPANY by a friend online and she approved my loan of $300,000 with minimum income of $10 and now am a successful woman. If you need a loan from any country and of any amount at an interest rate of 2% contact Julia Navaro at
Navaroloancompany@yahoo.com and live a happy life.


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