I can’t believe how fast January is going! Time really needs to slow down. I feel like every time I look in the mirror there’s another grey hair. Ha!
But seriously, I want to take some time and reflect on the past year. 2016 was a pretty good year for me. One of the best things that happened was I went from being a night shifter to a day shifter. Working during normal daylight hours makes me so much happier!
Mr. Frugal Turtle and I went on our favorite type of vacation. Camping! We had a blast hiking and checking out the caves at a State Park. Hopefully we can go on a couple of camping trips this summer. Even if they’re short, it’s still incredibly relaxing to sit by a campfire, listening to the sounds of nature.
In November I hit my net worth goal for 2016. I finally hit $100k net worth! I’m not going to lie, it feels really good to finally cross over that amount. It took a long time! I had some debt that I had to take care of before I could really focus on saving for early retirement.
2016 by the numbers
I started 2016 with a net worth of $68,842.88. I ended the year with a net worth of $105,741.88. A difference of $36,899. Wow! That’s pretty good.
Looking back through my records, the amount that I put in my IRA, savings account and 401k was $28,358.48. Investing (mostly) in the stock market boosted my net worth by $8,540.52. Continue reading “A (Mostly Financial) Look Back at 2016”