Another down month for my net worth. It dropped 1.68%. And again, it was all due to my investments. My cash accounts and CDs increased, so I’m on the right track. As I’ve got 30+ years til retirement, I’m trying to not worry too much and just continue to invest in my retirement accounts as I have been. I’ve fully funded my Roth IRA for this year, so the only real investing I’m doing is into my TSP, for which I get a match on the first 5% (which is all I contribute). I know that I should invest in my Roth IRA again next year, but it’s going to be hard to start sinking money into an investment that will likely continue to lose money. At least with my TSP I’m getting a match. I never turn down free money, after all. I just try to not look at my mutual funds, because as of late, they just make me cringe.
I’m not going to make my net worth goal this year. In fact, I’m going to end the year with a lower net worth than when I started. It is very hard to not be discouraged by that fact. It’s all in my investments, of course. I’ve managed to save an impressive amount of money in my savings accounts and CDs, which tells me that all my budgeting and planning is really working in my favor. So the plan is to just keep on keeping on.
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