July 2017 – $117,054.45 – Net Worth Update (+$3,801.02)5 min read

January 1st, 2017 : $102,049.03

August 1st, 2017 : $117,054.45

Total Growth YTD : $15,005.43 (14.70%)

Last Year's Growth: $18,336.16 (21.88%)

Take Away for the Month

July was a fantastic month with good market growth as well as being able to shift quite a bit of our cash into our emergency fund to help build it back up! We are closing in on our growth from last year. It's exciting to see it pan out as we learn to control our money better.

How did your July go?

Here are some of our articles that were posted throughout June and July in case you missed them.

Your Guide to Traditional and Roth IRAs

Your Guide to Traditional and Roth IRAs

An Individual Retirement Account – IRA as it’s commonly referred to – is one of the most widely- used investment tools in America. You’ve likely heard the terms, “Roth,” and, “Traditional,” used to refer to IRAs as well – but what’s the difference?

Stepping Away for the Summer

In the last few weeks, I’ve really begun to ponder things and what I’m doing. I’ve been going full force since August last year and have dived head first into blogging after being burned out last summer. I think I’ve come to the summer doldrums once again and am going to be stepping back to focus on my most important responsibilities, my kids. I’ve been so busy as of late, that I haven’t even been making time to write and put new ideas out there. I am still going to be around, but I won’t be accepting guest posts for […]

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Steven Goodwin

Owner/Blogger/Consultant at MyFamilyOnABudget
Steve Goodwin, a stay-at-home dad of two girls is passionate about finances and is helping others just like you get out of debt and build wealth handling money God's way. His goal is to inspire people like you to gain control of their finances by destroying debt and building wealth using their cash flow.
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  1. Woot woot! Nice job Steven!! I think Zillows data is a bit off since they’re not a MLS. They understated us by 50K until this summer when they overstated us by 50K more, silly!

    • Yeah I’m trying not to get too excited by their numbers. However, when I was getting my refi done with Quicken Loans, they pulled my data from there and didn’t require an appraisal. I’m ok with that! Thanks for the comment and kind words and sharing your experience!

  2. Steve, I love that you were able to grit your teeth and be able to pay out of pocket for the roof instead of dipping into any savings or other accounts. It is a sweet feeling and you should be proud.

    Great work, keep it up!
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    • Well we took it out of our emergency fund to pay for it, but we are working hard to replace the money spent! It is nice that we didn’t have to go into any debt to do it! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Congrats on the positive net worth! The market has been pretty good to us this year and we were happy to find we are further ahead than we expected to be this month.
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