|My 2017 Roth contribution was taken out of cash in January, which is why cash is lower and retirement is so much higher.
I booked a vacation for Feb that will be about $2400, so that hit will show up in March (once the Feb credit card is paid). I never track my credit card balances as debt on here since it's auto-payed in full every month. I use it for convenience and points.
This year's merit increases won't be announced until March. This year, they'll be adjusted to reflect 14 months of the merit increase, then starting next year they'll run March through March. Bonuses won't be paid until mid-April.
The past two months have been full of travel and other irregular expenses (2 weddings, a funeral, visiting a friend who has a new baby), so I'm surprised to see my networth has been increasing as steadily as it has.
This past weekend I spent over $400 at a bar after my cousin's wedding. It was a beautiful reminder that the reason I work so hard and make money isn't just to have cash in the bank - it's so I can treat people and make sure those I love are able to have a great time when we all get together, without any of them needing to think about the expense. And without me needing to worry about it! It's a wonderful feeling. |