November 2008 Net Worth – $73,317.70

Hopefully the stock sale will continue into January (I have no doubts that it will) so I can load up our 2009 Roth IRA's at these discount prices. Interestingly enough, it was exactly two years ago, in November of 2006, that my Roth IRA surpassed the $20,000 mark for the first time. Back then little did I imagine that I would pass the same mark again 2 years later in November of 2008, but this time heading in the wrong direction. My net worth for the year is currently only positiv...
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May 2008 Net Worth – $87,264.27

After having our largest net worth increase ever last month, we followed it up this month with our 2nd largest ever net worth increase, beating the previous record by just a few dollars. Two strong months in a row like that let me know we are doing something right. We hit a couple of minor milestones this month as my 401k crossed $20k and my Roth IRA crossed $30k. Our entire net worth 1 year ago was only a little over $50k, so it's kind of cool to have that in just two accounts today...
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Profiles in Personal Finance: William V. Roth Jr.

A Roth IRA is one of the simplest - and potentially the most effective - sheltered retirement account imaginable. Most people interested in personal finance find it very beneficial to become familiar with this tool as quickly as possible. Usually, this doesn't include finding out who the Roth IRA is named after. The man who gave his name to the Roth IRA was William V. Roth Jr., an American lawyer and politician from Wilmington, Delaware. Mr. Roth, a Republican, represented Delaware for 30 ...
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