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Net Worth Update (December 2017)

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Previous update here. Quick Summary: Well, it’s here. The final Net Worth Update of 2017. I started 2017 with negative $11,565 net worth. This was just a few months after setting up my business. I’m delighted to say my net worth reached an all time high at December 31st, to positive $13,432(!). In 12 months, it’s increased […]

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Net Worth Update (November 2017)

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Previous update here. Quick Summary: I made a few changes in November, primarily in my Superannuation and Personal Investment accounts. The Dow finished November slightly above 24,272 points, an increase from 19,762 points since January. This is a robust 22.8% return before dividends. For comparison, the ASX300 is up 5.82% before dividends in the year to date. Although […]

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Net Worth Update (July 2017)

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Previous update here. Quick Summary: My goal has been to keep my savings rate in the high 20% range, but July was an exceptional flop! This was mainly due to a much lower income which essentially covered expenses with a little room to breathe. It was a productive month though, so better news in my August report. […]

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Net Worth Update (June 2017)

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Previous update here. Quick Summary: Last month, my plan of attack was to replenish my emergency fund. Plan executed. I added $1250 and saved a further $400 (post -tax) to my retirement account, which means the government co-contribution of $500 applies (contributing a total of $1000). It’s a small concession – I couldn’t contribute a cent pre-tax […]

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Net Worth Update (May 2017)

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Previous update here. May down. It was a good month in which assets increased and debts reduced. What I need to focus on is sticking to the plan. i.e. replenish my fortress fund (emergency account) – there is something slightly discomforting about writing a blog in which all your financial laundry can be aired. But there is […]

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Net Worth Update (April 2017)

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Previous update here. April completely flew by, and May doesn’t seem to be letting up either…it was a productive month at work, and my PhD seems to be in the final stages – I’m writing it, and just have a little bit of data analysis left to do…qualitative and quantitative, the former I’ve never done before in […]

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Net Worth Update (March 2017)

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Previous update here. Between work and my PhD I was pretty busy in March. Despite being short on time, I enjoyed working, got to the gym, out for a run or two and caught up with friends reasonably often. The end of March also marked the end of Q3 for FY2017, i.e. I can claim some GST […]

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Net Worth Update (February 2017)

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Previous update here. Quick Summary:  I’m writing this post from my parents house where I’m making a brief visit on my way to a friend’s wedding. The view is nostalgic and familiar, fog shrouded hills and rain that seems to yearn to fall from the belly of low clouds that slink quietly by like majestic creatures of the […]