March was the craziest month we have had in quite awhile. Our net worth increased an amazing $14,753.11 from last month, to a total of $88,056.45 (click on spreadsheet below). This is a new record monthly increase for us.
My wife’s company laid off the entire sales force this month, but within two days, she secured her 1st interview and ended up getting a great new job that she starts mid April (more details to follow in another post). We had a major influx of cash this month including her $733.52 of cashed out vacation, a $4,111 tax refund ($3,730 fed & $381 state), and a check for two weeks of severance for my wife should be coming in any day. We also sold 20 shares of BofA stock for small $48 gain. We contributed a total of $1,883.01 to our retirement accounts (401k’s and Roth IRA’s) and saw them increase $4,947.42!
What Didn’t Work
We purchased a great used 4x4 for $12,250 cash. This purchase absorbed most of our savings and our influx of cash from this month. I’ll be using the 4x4 as a daily driver until my wife gets her new company car in a couple of months. After that, the 4x4 will be a fun toy for us to enjoy on the weekends. Now we have to get our savings built back up.
We have a little catching up to do in April. Purchasing the 4x4 threw off our cash flow, so we’ll need most of April to recover.