|Still basically flat vs. last month, as expected.
Still haven't merged everything w/ my husband's accounts yet, and now won't be able to legally do that until mid-2018.
Was offered the opportunity to go to Japan for work from early January - May(ish), so immediate priority has shifted to prepping for that. The remaining "merging" of our lives will have to wait until we're back in the country.
Other random notes: I have a meeting today (Dec 4) with my financial adviser (set up before I knew I was leaving the country next month) to add my husband to my accounts and discuss how marriage may (or may not?) change anything with my long term financial plans. Also, a few weeks ago I started re-reading The Millionaire Next Door, so now I'm seriously considering doing some sort of budget again for a little while, or at least looking through all of our 2017 info and estimating what we spent in each category. We spend so little vs. our income that we don't worry about detailed budgets, so while I have a pretty good idea of big categories (rent, utilities, transportation, etc.) I have no clue what we spend on smaller things (clothing, gifts, etc.). I just check my net worth at the beginning of each month, and if it seems pretty flat, I pay more attention to discretionary spending for a month or two. Overall my net worth has been climbing pretty steadily in recent years, so I haven't worried too much about spending details. |