Hello long lost blog friends! My apologies for the silence around here in the last few weeks (ok, months). I’m still trying to figure out what place this blog can have in my life, but I hope you’ll keep checking in as I figure that out!
I only have a quick net worth goal update this month. Sadly, after last month’s huge net worth increase, this month saw an overall decrease. Despite my best efforts to save, the markets just were not on my side this month and all of my retirement investments went down.
On the bright side, I was able to continue to put money into my non-retirement investment account, so that account grew in value. I try to think of market downturns like this as a “sale” on all the investments I want to buy – I get the same thing but at a much lower price! And since my time horizon is long, these investments should yield positive results eventually.
How did January pan out for you? Are you feeling the stress of the poor market performance?