August 2015 – net worth and expenses 

I know it is quieter here than usual. I’m not feeling well and the job sucks more than usual. But no way that I miss my monthly net worth post!

After the spectacular July and with the market down move it could have been a much worse month. Thank God, I had closed all my significant options positions and was almost flat. But I bet too early on a rising market and lost therefore money.

  • brokerage accounts 200.9k (-14.6k)
  • etfs 1.2k (+0.5k)
  • cash 14.2k (+1.8k)
  • alternative investments 32.6k (+0.1k)
  • taxes -8.9k
  • total 240.0k (-8.4k)

Compared to the end of last year I’m still up 12.9% (but this also includes savings).

Monthly expenses

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

I’m very pleased with the (relatively) low expenses. It did include a trip to IKEA (80 Euros) and a kids flea market (50 Euros).

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