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JAN 2018 Net Worth $398,066 (-$2,106)

JAN 2018 Net Worth $398,066 (-$2,106)

2018 has not been kind.   Firstly, this is the first time since I've been posting our net worth updates that we have been in the negative two months in a row. I secretly knew that the run we had in 2017 was not sustainable but I was hoping that we could at least start...

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December 2017 Net Worth $400,877 (-$11,746)

December 2017 Net Worth $400,877 (-$11,746)

The last net worth update for 2017 ends with a... whimper.   Down nearly $12K!   A few things happened in December.   Firstly and most damaging to the net worth drop this month was some repair work (more about this to come) that was done to one of my investment...

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November 2017 Net Worth $411,918 (+$16,574)

November 2017 Net Worth $411,918 (+$16,574)

It's beginning to feel a lot like... Ahhh yes.   It's that time of the year again.   When every conceivable marketing tactic known to mankind is deployed among the general public in hopes that you spend money on shit you don't need because of some dude that was born a...

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October 2017 Net Worth $395,344 (+$13,208)

October 2017 Net Worth $395,344 (+$13,208)

Pretty quiet month for October.   Had one major expense pop up out of the ordinary which was having the cats shaved. We have two cats who must be around 2-3 now but left them at M.F.(Mrs. Firebugs) parents house when we moved in together. It was just going to be too...

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September 2017 Net Worth $382,136 (+$4,898)

September 2017 Net Worth $382,136 (+$4,898)

  I can't believe that September has finished already. Weren't we just starting 2017 a few months ago?   We hit a big milestone in September. We reached $100K in ETFs! A big milestone reached today. $100k worth of ETFs!!! Woohoo pic.twitter.com/VtaFoq4YB0 — Aussie...

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August 2017 Net Worth $377,237 (+$6,965)

August 2017 Net Worth $377,237 (+$6,965)

  A lot to cover for August.   We finally had price movement in our properties with one going up $16K?, one dropping by $22K ? and one not changing at all.   It feels like it's been forever since there was a price change. But in reality, the last price fluctuation was...

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July 2017 Net Worth $370,272 (+$24,361)

July 2017 Net Worth $370,272 (+$24,361)

  Tax Christmas arrived at the Firebug household in July.   Saint Nick delivered 3 parcels of joy and one lump of coal.   Mrs. Firebug got a sweet tax return and paid off around $3K worth of HECS debt (bringing her loan to ~$22K)   I paid off my last installment of...

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June 2017 Net Worth $345,911 (+$10,004)

June 2017 Net Worth $345,911 (+$10,004)

  How in Gods name is it the end of June already?   Each year seems to be going quicker and quicker I swear.   There is only one thing of concern as we approach the accountants Christmas...       Ah yes! The fantastic, delicious  and awesome tax return.   Get your...

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May 2017 Net Worth $335,907 (+$19,805)

May 2017 Net Worth $335,907 (+$19,805)

  I've been tracking every single dollar I have spent for a good 4 years now. And May is always a good month with no major big ticket expenses.   This May was no exception. We managed to save very well and added about $6K to our net worth from cash.   Mrs. Firebug had...

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April 2017 Net Worth $316,102 (+$10,778)

April 2017 Net Worth $316,102 (+$10,778)

Really solid month of saving along with ETF's increasing plus a little over $300 in dividends ... oh and a Super bump!   It's amazing how much Mrs. Firebug and I are able to save in a 'normal' month.   What do I mean by normal? Well...mostly a month that doesn't...

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