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Do As We Say and Do as We Do

Everyone’s got a theory on how to make more money, hit the latest investment, or control spending.  Most people aren’t willing to pull back the curtain and reveal if they follow their own “expert advice” however.  Check out the Net Worth Updates from one member of our team who isn’t shy about revealing her personal financial victories and setbacks.

You can go all the way back and follow her story as a young adult fresh out of university and read all the way to today’s slightly-older-but-still-very-young adult who has taken on investing for herself and has managed to both enter an exit Vancouver’s sizzling real estate market.

She lets you in on what her investment portfolio looks like, how she spends money from month-to-month, and gives some great examples on how to calculate where you are at in terms of your overall financial picture.

Looking for inspiration, check out the first few posts, and then fast forward to today’s numbers.  If you’re still not sure that this stuff works or if it’s worth it, then you might not understand how math works.

March 2017 Net Worth Update: $464,400 (+2.1%)

This is a very special and sentimental 'net worth update' for me because it's going to be my last update, on Young and Thrifty. It is also a special update because we are expecting a baby in the summer! It was a pleasure creating this website way back in 2009 and...

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February 2017 Net Worth Update: +$2200 (+0.5%)

One whole month into 2017 already!  How have your personal finance resolutions been going?  Nothing too exciting this month, markets are pretty flat.  Something else is exciting happening in my husband and I's life and it will be a life and game changer! My personal...

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January 2017 Net Worth Update $452,500 (+13%)

2016 was a stellar year, I must say (well not for the rest of the world I suppose, but it was for my portfolio)! I increased my net worth by $68,330 from last year's update and reached my annual goal of increase my net worth to $420,000, that's a 17.8% increase from...

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October 2016 Net Worth Update $423,770 (+0.4%)

I can't believe the year is almost over.  It's already time for Halloween.  Next thing you know, it's time for Christmas and New Years again. This month was definitely not as exciting as last month (+$5000) or the month before that (+$10,000), but I will take a...

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September 2016 Net Worth Update: $422,250 (+1.32%)

With four months to go, I surprised myself (well maybe the market surprised me) with achieving my goal a few months early.  Who knows however, the market might be a little crazy before the end of the year, maybe another crash is coming.  We are about 8-9 years since...

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August 2016 Net Worth Update: +2.5%, $416,750

Oh boy, I think this is probably one of the few times that I've actually had a $10K net worth increase in one month! Feels good, I must say!  This month we've been busy wedding planning and enjoying summer.  Went camping twice in July so it has been busy (might feel...

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July 2016 Networth update: $406, 580 (+1.1%)

Not too bad considering I was out of the country for two weeks!  Sometimes being out of the country is better though as I tend to spend less when I am traveling (depending on where I am traveling to of course!).  This month I had the auto insurance payment to contend...

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June 2016 Net Worth Update: $402,170 (+2.1%)

Yay! Finally broke the $400K barrier! It feels nice when the markets do so well, who says sell in May go away? (Well, I am just waiting for the summer dip because it usually does happen).  Including my contributions towards my pension, I have over $450K, it will be...

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May 2016 Net Worth Update $393,900 +1%

Just up $2800.  Ideally it would be over the $3000 mark, but that's okay.  It's a bit slower than anticipated, but at least it is in the positive territory, I will tell myself that 🙂 The big thing this month is me paying the annual pre-payment towards my mortgage. ...

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April 2016 Net worth Update +0.98%

Yippee!  In the positive territory this month again. Hopefully I will break $400K in a few months time at this rate.  My goal for the end of 2016 as one of my personal finance resolutions is to reach $420,000 in net worth.  Hopefully I will be able to make it, but...

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