This is the final part of our retrospective look at our 2007 goals. Here’s part 1 (Roth IRAs), part 2 (Student Loans), part 3 (credit cards), part 4 (joint retirement portfolio), and part 5 (have more fun).
The answer to the question in the title: Hell Yeah.
See the chart below for a neat graphic on how our assets, liabilities, and net worth have progressed over the past two years. (If you’re reading this in a feed reader or via email, it it seriously worth it to click to the actual post on our website to see the awesome bar/line graph. Seriously.)
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…and without further ado, here is how the numbers look at the end of this year compared to the beginning…
|January 2007||December 2007||% Change|
|TOTAL NET WORTH||-$66,274.27||-$32,059.99||51.6%|
|TOTAL CHANGE FROM JAN 2006||+$66,555.40|
|TOTAL CHANGE IN 2007 (Goal of +$32,000)||+$34,215.27|
|His SIMPLE IRA||$6,670.08||$10,004.43||50%|
|His Roth IRA||$6,470.53||$6,090.93||-5.9|
|Her Roth IRA||$2,732.94||$7,062.83||158%|
|Household Items ?||$25,000.00||$25,000.00||0.0%|
|Credit Cards (Rewards)||$4,276.06||$5,973.43||39.7%|
We ended up the year over $2,000 over our net worth goal. Not too shabby!
This wraps up our goals for 2007. We kicked ass a little, if I do say so myself. In fact, Her and I agree that 2007 was one of the best years of our lives. We totally kicked 2007′s ass. 2007, you’re a little bitch.
This weekend we’re going to finalize what we want to accomplish for 2008. We don’t think we’ll do as much ass kicking, but it better be prepared.