I’ve done monthly debt updates but recently I’ve noticed several financial bloggers blogging about their net worth. (And J. Money does a pretty awesome job keeping a list of 200+ financial blogger’s net worth HERE).
It took almost all of last summer for us to decide how we felt about sharing our debt (and now, net worth) publicly. We have lots of friends and family who think we are CRAZY. But I like the idea of transparency. Too many of us live way beyond our means because we think/feel that is what everyone around us is doing.
In the end, for me, I think its really encouraging to see other people’s numbers going up (and my own debt going down) that I think its worth the share. It also keeps us accountable, and will hopefully cheer you up re: your own debt. Cuz yours can’t be as bad as ours! Unless of course you went to school with Danny and had almost no sense of financial literacy prior to starting college + a doctorate degree.
Anyway, I thought it would be fun to calculate ours, since you know, we have negative net worth. And by “fun” what I mean is super depressing but will hopefully be motivating to us this month.
Here it is, in all its glory:
Note: I used Waimea Bay as the backdrop to help myself feel less sad about it. Ocean cures everything.
Danny starts working soon. At some point during the next couple of months just as soon as his license officially comes through. And then the real knocking out the loans begins! I’m so giddy I can’t stand it.