2021 was an interesting year for us in so many ways. Financially we did well even with a paycut. Our net worth went up about $500k. We paid off 2% of our mortgage or about $15k. We refinanced to a 7 year arm at 2% in June. We currently pay ~$1400/month to rent our house and ~$1800 in principal. We saved about 45% of our income even after the paycut.
DH and I both started our own companies and not working for the man. I'm self-employed and working solo. We'll see how this year goes as my first year really doing it. My DH started a company with others and is working like crazy as a founder. It was a large risk but it appears to have paid off he's still working but it's going well.
We were fortunate to lose no one to covid this year. Although my uncle passed away from old age my family did well overall for 2021 and that is amazing. I'm hoping that 2022 is just as fortunate and everyone stays in good helath. My DK1 was diagnosed with autism and it was a bittersweet moment. Good because everything I thought and suspected was confirmed. But at the same time it hard to hear and worry about the future had me stressed out for a month. I cried (obviously I blogged) a lot for a month.
But overall it was a good year. I'm hoping 2022 will be equally well. Happy New Year! 15 years (i missed my anniversary and so much has changed). At that time we had a net worth of probably around $80k. Wow.