My husband sent me this snapshot of our current net worth bar chart. I left out the actual numbers, but you can get the gist of our progress without knowing the specifics. In 2011 our net worth reached positive status and since then it has remained steady and strong.
It hasn’t grown in leaps and bounds since that time, but in 2011 I left the working world to stay home with my son, so we knew the rate of growth would slow. In fact I was terrified of what would happen to our finances after that decision and I’m so happy to see that while the numbers aren’t ticking up rapidly they aren’t falling dramatically either.
A big reason for our continued progress was my husband’s decision to form his own company. While I stopped earning a significant paycheck his pay increased enough to cover my losses.
I love watching that chart grow!