The first of the month can only mean one thing; time to update the spreadsheet and share net worth updates with you all. I’ll share the good times, so-so times and bad times, all under the thin cloak of an alias. So here is April’s review as I hit dollar millionaire status.
How was April?
- So how has it been generally? There has been a lot of work for me in April, a busy period with some late nights. Despite the busyness, it’s not been stressful, more lots of waiting around being the last person on the production line type of late nights, which I can easily cope with. And I predict May will be much calmer.
- I have been enjoying running for the sake of running, rather than keeping to the strict plan I wanted to. And it’s much more freeing – I feel liberated.
- And on the blogging side, I’ve been fading, as told in yesterday’s post. But you know what? All the kind comments I have received have perked me up, and I think the blogging blues are fading. My mojo may be returning.
- Twitter is my new home. I love the place. If we are not connected there – why not? I am simply amazed at how easy it is to find people that are similar to you – even if you are weird like me. And all this waiting around work time has given me a perfect excuse to hang out there more.
This months best was an opera, Lady Macbeth of Minsk, at the ROH – details of the production here. Shostakovich’s masterpiece is a fascinating opera to watch. It was well performed with an A-list cast as expected at the ROH. And such an interesting story, with a strong and gritty heroine that I could easily identify with. In true Russian form, it started setting the dark and morbid scene. Then the melodrama and absurdity brought mirth and amusement. Such a classic and the history of the opera itself also intrigues – being banned by Stalin himself. Although this guardian article suggests we should stop using a ‘Stalin’ lens to view it, yet having read Julian Barnes’ book recently I am fascinated by the impact of living in those times.
And April is the month I usually set the target for my next tax years spending. Whilst inflation has not been completing ravishing my expenses, a lot of things have been going up. So I think it’s wise to raise the target. Now last tax year I spent £20.2k, well under my £21.5k target. So this year I’m aiming for under £21k. Seems reasonable and not too restrictive? Time will tell as the numbers roll in.
Show me the numbers
April is always a good month, as it’s the first month in the new tax year, and I pay myself generously. I invest and add money to the market each month when the times are good (like this month) or bad (like last month). Keep on Truckin is the moto, and I don’t want to alter my approach or be influenced by the market.
With all that said, my figures for April are:
- Net Worth up to £728k
- FIRE fund up to £467k
- Which is 62% to the £750k target – on track to FIRE in three years!
Hitting that million
And I’m a dollar millionaire in net worth! Yes, I not sure how I feel about this quasi-milestone. I know for certain I will not feel like a real millionaire until I have a net worth of a million pounds. Cause we Brits are really attached to sterling. And I reserve the right to celebrating becoming a millionaire again in good ole pounds sterling. But I’m just going to do a happy dance here and celebrate. Little old me managed to get to a million dollars herself.
Over to you
- How about you?
- How has April been for you personally?
- And numbers wise?
- Anyone else hit milestones this month?
Looking forward to your thoughts and ideas – all are welcome.