Thursday, July 12, 2012

Tracking of growth / net worth - 2011 to 2012

Ah... another year gone & things have been chugging along.
Fear & greed was my constant companion, especially in 2011 Aug (fear) & 2011 Dec (greed).

These 12+/- months:
  1. Median net worth growth was about 17%-18% based on a 12 months' moving median.
  2. Average net worth growth was about 24%-26% based on a 12 months' moving average. 
Returns from investments were not as great as the ride from 2009 > 2010 > 2011, thus, the growth was mostly thanks to frugal and simple living.

Please note - this post is not to brag but to share
a. If we track it, we can manage it better (look at corporations & business world)
b. As we track it, we will "see the light at the end of the tunnel", and it's not an oncoming train
c. Simplify, save and invest consistently and holistically.

Just a thought.