I had recently been looking for new bank accounts as my current bank (Santander) had stopped offering their bonus checking account and they also were no longer offering the high yield savings account that I had (the interest rate was a whopping 1%, but still better than most places). I stumbled upon a TD Bank sign up bonus where if you had a direct deposit of over $2500, you would get a bonus of $300 in your account. There were also no fees as long as you kept a minimum balance of $2500, so it seemed like the perfect time to open a new account. Checks were free with this account and the online interface seemed easy enough to use, and they did have a bill pay service.
Summer is almost here, I hope that everyone reading here in the US is enjoying the weather as it warms up! I know that the Summer months usually bring higher spending for me, but I’ll be looking to control that wherever possible and continue to grow my net worth, even if it is at a slower pace compared to usual. I know that my goal is to hit a six figure net worth as soon as possible, and every little bit brings me closer to my next goal.
Time for the monthly net worth update, I always look forward to crunching the numbers and then writing this post! Especially since I’ve been posting monthly gains with my past few updates. Hope that everyone has done their taxes before the deadline, and is breaking even or close to it. You don’t want Uncle Sam to have taken a huge interest free loan from you, but you also don’t want to be paying a ton of money back. I got a decent sized tax refund back, and not sure if there’s really anything I could do to change that. I’m comfortable with the amounts though.
Happy April Fools Day everyone, hope everyone didn’t get pranked too hard. I’ve actually put out April Fool’s posts in the past before, but for today I decided to just keep it normal and go against the grain. This is my monthly net worth update, where you can see the progress that I’m making towards my goal of financial independence compared to the previous month. I continue to chug along, though I had some additional expenses last month related to moving. These were hopefully one time costs for the time being, so while I am expecting March to not turn out so great I believe that April will be another solid month in 2017 for me.
Welcome back to another net worth update, I hope that everyone else is taking advantage of the increases in the stock market with their investments. The S&P 500 has only gone up this month, and that’s reflected across all of my investment accounts. I’m really busy with personal life, but I am still 100% dedicated towards achieving my financial goals and I’m not going to stop tracking towards those goals. I haven’t found the motivation to write as often, but I absolutely look forward to sharing these net worth updates with you and seeing the progress that I’ve made. I also love checking out how everyone else is doing and reading all the other personal finance blogs.