I was reading one of my favorite blogs — My Journey to Millions — and I mentioned that Evan’s net worth progress was inspiring. So, because good things keep happening to me, his response was, “oh, do you want a copy of the spreadsheet I use?” which of course I did! He sent it to me, with dummy data so that I could arrange things the way I wanted, and get rid of rows like “law school loan” because I don’t have one of those!
Anyway, hours later, with Evan’s template, I made it my own. I’ll share it with anyone who wants to take a peek — just let me know! Mine’s a Google Spreadsheet where I list my assets and liabilities all in one place, which is better than just having a debt pay-off spreadsheet. My assets include my trusty automobile, my traditional IRA, and my Roth IRA (with a measly $400 in it, because I changed my mind right after opening it and they would charge me $50 to move it to my traditional so what’s a girl to do?). My liabilities, for this spreadsheet, are only my student loan and my car loan. I figure, since I pay off credit cards in full each month, they are pointless to track, though I’m open to anyone who could convince me otherwise.
Maybe because I started at not much, and maybe because I’m awesome (perhaps a little from each column?) my net worth has skyrocketed in 2012. Now, it’s still probably not a good idea to hire a contract killer, because my net worth is bigger, but still not big, if you know what I mean (that’s what she said?).
Now, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, the updated, purple and blue, percentage of net worth tracking chart:
I’ll keep track of this through 2012, and then every January, I’ll reset the percentages, since it’ll start to get ridiculous otherwise.
But yes, meet my new metric.
Also, if I were a business, I’d be one you’d invest in!