It’s been 3 months since we set a goal of paying off the mortgage by 2020 and to have a net worth of at least $1M by 2025. This is the 3rd update on the progress of the goal. If you’re wondering why we set this goal, see here.
This month, we paid a total of $2,993 towards the principal balance of our mortgage to bring it down to $167,000. I am still driving for Uber/Lyft in a much reduced capacity, and I got a quarterly bonus plus a “kicker” bonus for getting the quarterly bonus for 4 consecutive quarters at my patent job, which helped us this month. We are still on track to pay off the mortgage in less than 5 years.
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Net worth = assets – liabilities, or everything we own minus everything we owe. I’m not including our cars here, which are both paid off, to keep the calculation a little simpler. It’s hard to tell if we are on track as this is a 10-year goal, but so far, things look like they might work out.
The stock market didn’t do so well this month, so we didn’t gain much there. We increased our cash position to $21,672 with some extra income this month. We were able to pay down the mortgage $2,993 to stay on track for our mortgage goal. Our net worth increased by $6,817 to $345,978 this month.
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