As many of you know, we have a monthly net worth review here on Couple Money since we started in 2009. Back then we started with less than $5,000 for our family’s net worth and now we’re a bit over $60k. I’m not going to lie- we absolutely love it when the numbers increase. However it’s not the main objective of the review. For us the net worth reviews are a way to help us see where we’re doing well and what we can improve on.
Taking a Peek at Other People’s Finances
Checking the stats on the site, I noticed that it is one of the more popular series here. I can see why – it’s kind of fun to get an idea of what others are doing with their finances and comparing to you. While I don’t recommend keeping up with the Joneses, it can be motivating to take a peek and see how other people are faring.
I’ve been inspired by some personal financial bloggers to cut down on needless purchases and building up some income. I believe that having a bit of positive peer pressure can be helpful to light a fire and get the ball rolling.
Are you interested in finding out where you stand on your income, financial goals, and investing amounts? The people over at Betterment created a free tool that does exactly that. It’s called Money Measure-Up and it shows you how others like you are doing.
If you’re curious to see where you stand, check out the Money Measure Up tool here on Couple Money. It’s a fun tool that you can use anytime.
Thoughts on How You’re Doing Financially
I shared my progress; now I’d love to hear from you. How are you doing with your finances? How are you doing in 2011 so far? Did you check to see where you’re at financially? Are you golden or is there any room for improvement?