Last Thursday, our net worth hit the $2,000,000 mark for the first time:
We had gained entry into the Double Double Comma Club! The DDCC is like one of those fancy airport lounges or secret clubs that only hipsters know about. You walk in and attractive people hand you alcoholic beverages and little, mysterious appetizers.
It was not to last, at least in the short term. Before end of day, our net worth had fallen below the $2,000,000 mark and I was escorted out the back door.
No worries. I’m more of a Taco Bell/ In-N-Out Burger type anyway.
I’ve asked about net worth before. It was my most commented post ever. Since it’s been such a great year, it’s worthwhile to ask about it again. But first, let’s get to last week’s question where I asked about the temperature wars in our household.
I’m OK keeping the temperature in the 60s. In the winter, Mrs. 1500 likes to go higher, much higher. Our home office becomes a sweat lodge.
Here is what you had to say. Actually, this week, I only care about what Matthew in Michigan has to say (it’s late and I’m tired and I’m losing my momentum):
I’d prefer 60 and pile on warm clothes. However my wife thinks I’m crazy….I am but besides the point, she’d prefer 75…. I also have 3 daughters so I’m totally outnumbered.
Matthew is my thermostat soulmate. Maybe we do a family exchange? November through April, Matthew and I become roommates. Our wives and daughters can then live in a sauna for the winter.
Net Worthy 2017
My friend Mr. PoP said something that stuck with me when I visited him last May. It was this:
Everything feels inflated.
We were discussing real estate valuations, stocks and Acura NSXs.
Since then, it all has gotten even crazier.
No bull party lasts forever, but hasn’t this one been fun?
And remember to not freak out when the bears crash the fun. They’ll come; they always do. But everything will be alright. The always excellent, Morgan Housel explains why:
So, here’s the weird paradox: If stocks never crashed — or if they gain the perception that they don’t crash — prices would rise to the point where a new crash was guaranteed.
Do yourself a favor and read the rest here.
Now that we have that piece of reality out of the way, let’s get to the fun part. Tell me about:
- Your net worth (I WOULDN”T dare ask this question in normal company. But hey, we’re a little different here.)
- If you’re too shy to reveal, maybe you can tell us about how your net worth has risen this year
- And if you’re too shy for that, how about a percentage
- And if you’re too shy for that, tell me something great that happened to you in 2017
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