When it comes to our money, how should we measure our progress? For someone out there who isn’t into personal finances at all, it might be tempting to measure your financial success by what they’re able to purchase, or even by the size of their paycheck. But we know those are poor and inaccurate measuring sticks, and this is why net worth is so important. Regardless of where you are on your financial journey, now is the time to start tracking your net worth. It’s a really important snapshot of how we’re doing at the moment, but at the same time it’s not the end all be all. We talk about net worth’s shortcomings, how we track our net worth, and then finally how to grow your net worth in today’s episode!
Additional links from this episode:
- If you’re looking for an automated solution to easily track your net worth, then check out Personal Capital or Mint.
- Here are a couple of stories that show how you don’t have to be a big earner in order to grow a large net worth.
- We referenced previous episodes 51 & 176 that were both about budgeting. Give them a listen if you’re looking to whip your dollars into shape!
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