July 2015 – net worth and expenses

That could have been it! Last month ended with a loss of 11k. That last post is over 1 month old – no new post since then.

How many blogs end with a slightly negative post? You can only assume that it has become worse…

I compared last month to my worst month October 2014, where I lost over 28k. But I quote: “This time I’m feeling better.” And what a bounce it was!

  • brokerage accounts 215.5k (+36.2k)
  • etfs 0.7k (+0.7k)
  • cash 12.4k (-0.3k)
  • alternative investments 32.5k (+2.4k)
  • taxes -12.7k
  • total 248.4k (+29.5k)

There is a huge change in my brokerage accounts. I’m very happy with this huge gain. It is way more than I expected – I was hoping to break even after my June losses. Also, I started investing in ETFs. This position will grow every month. The alternative investments were slightly down, I just invested some more.

Monthly expenses

  • January 2.5k
  • February 2.7k
  • March 2.7k
  • April 3.2k
  • May 3.5k
  • June 2.6k
  • July 2.9k

July was more on the expensive side. Our grocery expenses were the highest ever (around 700 Euros), even above January. I bought gras-fed beef three times! Now the freezer is full. 😀