Sunday, December 31, 2017

Portfolio and Net Worth Update December 2017

The time has come for my monthly portfolio update. At the end of every month, I will update my portfolio and comment on any changes. I do that for accountability and also so you may glean some ideas on how I allocate my capital. You have the opportunity to learn from what I do well so you can do the same, as well as what I do poorly, so you will not have to repeat my mistakes.

Follow my real-time portfolio here. Below is a snapshot of my stocks and ETFs portfolio as of 12/31/17:
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Saturday, December 30, 2017

New Monthly Investment Plan with a Commission-Free Broker


M1 Finance
I finally found a new commission-free broker, M1 Finance, that offers everything loyal3 did, and more! Like loyal3, it offers automatic monthly investment with a fixed dollar amount to buy fractional shares of stocks. Even better than loyal3, you can buy virtually any publicly traded stock or ETF, and it offers automatic rebalancing.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

My Roadmap to $1 Billion Net Worth

Image result for roadmapOne of my lifetime goals is to reach $1B in net worth. While this may seem far-fetched right now, given that I only have slightly over $1M, there is still a long time left and I should be able to reach it through the magic of compound interest.

For the skeptics, I have projected out my net worth as follows based on several assumptions:

Monday, December 4, 2017

Income & Expenses For November 2017

Since 2014, I have been tracking my monthly income and expenses. You can see a breakdown of every penny I earn and spend. For perspective, this budget is for a household of two in a small US city. By documenting my journey, I aim to demonstrate the feasibility of saving a significant portion of your income and provide some ideas and inspiration for your own budget.

Below are my income and expenses for November 2017. You can see all my monthly budgets here.
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Friday, December 1, 2017

Portfolio Update November 2017

The time has come for my monthly portfolio update. At the end of every month, I will update my portfolio and comment on any changes. I do that for accountability and also so you may glean some ideas on how I allocate my capital. You have the opportunity to learn from what I do well so you can do the same, as well as what I do poorly, so you will not have to repeat my mistakes.

Follow my real-time portfolio here. Below is a snapshot of my stocks and ETFs portfolio as of 11/30/17:

Saturday, November 18, 2017

3 Stocks I Added to My Monthly Investment Plan

Just a few days ago, I expanded my Monthly Investment Plan to include Omnicom (OMC). Today, I found 3 more attractive stocks offering no-fee Direct Stock Purchase Plans (DSPPs) to add to my monthly investment plan for further diversification. Without further ado, my revised plan is as follows:

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Adding Omnicom (OMC) to My Monthly Investment Plan

It has been seven months since I last modified my monthly investment plan. Today, I found another investable stock offering a no-fee direct stock purchase plan (DSPP): Omnicom (OMC). Ever since loyal3 closed shop, my monthly investment plan has been pared significantly. With this new addition, my current monthly investment now totals $3000. OMC provides additional diversification to my portfolio by adding a new sector and limits the max allocation to any sector to 20%.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

My Experience with SOGO, or When to Sell an IPO

A couple days ago, I got an email invitation from my broker (Interactive Brokers) to subscribe to the SOGO IPO. The expected price range is $11-$13 and the minimum reservation is 100 shares. I skimmed over the prospectus and thought it's outrageously overpriced at 100 times earnings, and growth had already shown signs of slowing down, but there should be a pop for several reasons:

Friday, November 3, 2017

Income & Expenses For October 2017

Since 2014, I have been tracking my monthly income and expenses. You can see a breakdown of every penny I earn and spend. For perspective, this budget is for a household of two in a small US city. By documenting my journey, I aim to demonstrate the feasibility of saving a significant portion of your income and provide some ideas and inspiration for your own budget.

Below are my income and expenses for October 2017. You can see all my monthly budgets here.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Portfolio Update October 2017

The time has come for my monthly portfolio update. At the end of every month, I will update my portfolio and comment on any changes. I do that for accountability and also so you may glean some ideas on how I allocate my capital. You have the opportunity to learn from what I do well so you can do the same, as well as what I do poorly, so you will not have to repeat my mistakes.

Follow my real-time portfolio here. Below is a snapshot of my stocks and ETFs portfolio as of 10/31/17:

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

I Have Written My First Book!

Seven Steps to Seven Figure Net Worth by [Totus, Liberius]I have read hundreds of books related to finance, investing, and money, but have yet to come across a simple guide to achieve a seven-figure net worth and financial freedom.

Some of these books are too dense. Some are impractical or too demanding for everyday people. Worse yet, some are really advertisements in disguise for their authors' lucrative money management services aim to transfer your money to them.

I started with zero net worth back in 2010 when I started working full-time and gradually built it up to a seven-figure net worth seven years later in July 2017. You can track my annual balance sheet here and the latest updates on my net worth here.

Looking back over these seven years, I realized a few things. I was fortunate to have gotten a good education and reasonably well-paid job. A high savings rate is paramount. Prudent investing of these savings is crucial. I could have achieved seven figures sooner if I had known how to accomplish these things earlier.

Hence, I decided to write this book. Herein is a simple roadmap in seven steps that anyone can follow to achieve seven figures and financial freedom. This is the book I wish I had read when I was a teenager.

Income & Expenses For September 2017

Since 2014, I have been tracking my monthly income and expenses. You can see a breakdown of every penny I earn and spend. For perspective, this budget is for a household of two in a small US city. By documenting my journey, I aim to demonstrate the feasibility of saving a significant portion of your income and provide some ideas and inspiration for your own budget.

Below are my income and expenses for September 2017. You can see all my monthly budgets here.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Portfolio Update September 2017

The time has come for my monthly portfolio update. At the end of every month, I will update my portfolio and comment on any changes. I do that for accountability and also so you may glean some ideas on how I allocate my capital. You have the opportunity to learn from what I do well, so you can do the same, as well as what I do poorly, so you will not have to repeat my mistakes.

Follow my real-time portfolio here. Below is a snapshot of my stocks and ETFs portfolio as of 9/30/17:
TickerPriceShares HeldCost BasisTotal InvestedMarket ValueG/L ($)G/L (%)Weight
Total$46.2917876.39369$36.08$645,048.51$827,471.39$182,422.8828.28%100.00%
IJR$74.22859$68.38$58,739.20$63,754.98$5,015.788.54%7.70%
BDX$195.95176.501503$87.25$15,400.00$34,585.47$19,185.47124.58%4.18%
VWO$43.57733.27284$39.39$28,885.07$31,948.70$3,063.6310.61%3.86%
AFL$81.39330.7075$49.29$16,300.00$26,916.28$10,616.2865.13%3.25%
XOM$81.98311.189707$77.44$24,100.00$25,511.33$1,411.335.86%3.08%
EXC$37.67578.812$30.06$17,396.43$21,803.85$4,407.4225.34%2.63%
AZO$595.1133$674.61$22,262.08$19,638.63-$2,623.45-11.78%2.37%
NSC$132.24132.614$76.16$10,100.00$17,536.88$7,436.8873.63%2.12%
BRK.B$183.3292$122.05$11,228.54$16,865.44$5,636.9050.20%2.04%
EMR$62.84256.584959$49.11$12,600.00$16,123.80$3,523.8027.97%1.95%
BMTC$43.80354.088485$24.57$8,700.00$15,509.08$6,809.0878.27%1.87%
WMT$78.14198$66.65$13,196.52$15,471.72$2,275.2017.24%1.87%
VFC$63.57227$57.56$13,066.38$14,430.39$1,364.0110.44%1.74%
GILD$81.02174$75.87$13,202.24$14,097.48$895.246.78%1.70%
SPGI$156.3190.139965$45.48$4,100.00$14,089.78$9,989.78243.65%1.70%
LMT$310.2944.233058$96.91$4,286.67$13,725.08$9,438.41220.18%1.66%
UL$57.96229$41.80$9,572.56$13,272.84$3,700.2838.66%1.60%
AZN$33.88344$22.13$7,613.49$11,654.72$4,041.2353.08%1.41%
MCD$156.6872$104.07$7,493.25$11,280.96$3,787.7150.55%1.36%
MSFT$74.49147$40.12$5,897.98$10,950.03$5,052.0585.66%1.32%
NKE$51.85203$51.28$10,410.52$10,525.55$115.031.10%1.27%
SON$50.45205.0909$36.33$7,450.00$10,346.84$2,896.8438.88%1.25%
ESLT$147.0870$36.86$2,580.05$10,295.60$7,715.55299.05%1.24%
YORW$33.90295.849$22.14$6,550.00$10,029.28$3,479.2853.12%1.21%
INTC$38.08245$27.34$6,698.92$9,329.60$2,630.6839.27%1.13%
NVS$85.8599.307$74.52$7,400.00$8,525.51$1,125.5115.21%1.03%
PEP$111.4372.811814$80.13$5,834.51$8,113.42$2,278.9139.06%0.98%
BUD$119.3068$108.73$7,393.41$8,112.40$718.999.72%0.98%
KO$45.01176$41.89$7,372.00$7,921.76$549.767.46%0.96%
NVO$48.15163$38.92$6,344.74$7,848.45$1,503.7123.70%0.95%
VMI$158.1049.586$124.03$6,150.00$7,839.55$1,689.5527.47%0.95%
SNY$49.79150.372$40.57$6,100.00$7,487.02$1,387.0222.74%0.90%
PEG$46.25149.478$29.77$4,450.00$6,913.36$2,463.3655.36%0.84%
RL$88.2976$90.84$6,904.03$6,710.04-$193.99-2.81%0.81%
BEN$44.51150$35.26$5,289.56$6,676.50$1,386.9426.22%0.81%
GWW$179.7537$169.75$6,280.76$6,650.75$369.995.89%0.80%
BCR$320.5020.685936$96.68$2,000.00$6,629.84$4,629.84231.49%0.80%
DIS$98.5767$95.88$6,423.84$6,604.19$180.352.81%0.80%
SAN$6.94925$6.78$6,273.42$6,419.50$146.082.33%0.78%
PG$90.9868.38$61.42$4,200.00$6,221.21$2,021.2148.12%0.75%
ATGE$35.85167$22.09$3,688.64$5,986.95$2,298.3162.31%0.72%
SRCL$71.6283$80.58$6,688.29$5,944.46-$743.83-11.12%0.72%
GPS$29.53200$20.99$4,197.60$5,906.00$1,708.4040.70%0.71%
FOSL$9.33633$18.50$11,710.06$5,905.89-$5,804.17-49.57%0.71%
CSX$54.26108$21.04$2,272.36$5,860.08$3,587.72157.89%0.71%
OGZPY$4.191390.2431$6.09$8,464.47$5,825.12-$2,639.35-31.18%0.70%
AAN$43.63133$22.62$3,008.06$5,802.79$2,794.7392.91%0.70%
VIG$94.7960$59.80$3,587.92$5,687.40$2,099.4858.52%0.69%
MAT$15.48358$27.91$9,990.55$5,541.84-$4,448.71-44.53%0.67%
VEA$43.41127.18957$30.97$3,938.54$5,521.30$1,582.7640.19%0.67%
CTSH$72.5475$53.00$3,975.00$5,440.50$1,465.5036.87%0.66%
UHS$110.9447$122.89$5,776.00$5,214.18-$561.82-9.73%0.63%
SBRCY$14.27346$6.18$2,137.25$4,937.42$2,800.17131.02%0.60%
VIAB$27.84177$41.08$7,271.21$4,927.68-$2,343.53-32.23%0.60%
AN$47.46101$46.53$4,700.00$4,793.46$93.461.99%0.58%
LUKOY$53.0389$49.38$4,395.19$4,719.67$324.487.38%0.57%
GIS$51.7690.016$42.21$3,800.00$4,659.23$859.2322.61%0.56%
RBCAA$38.89118$21.26$2,508.83$4,589.02$2,080.1982.91%0.55%
CVS$81.3255$86.86$4,777.31$4,472.60-$304.71-6.38%0.54%
HPQ$19.96220$8.89$1,956.29$4,391.20$2,434.91124.47%0.53%
JNJ$130.0132$61.42$1,965.54$4,160.32$2,194.78111.66%0.50%
DGS$49.0383.77$44.07$3,691.36$4,107.24$415.8811.27%0.50%
CHL$50.5777.42$47.44$3,672.95$3,915.13$242.186.59%0.47%
FISV$128.9630$100.80$3,024.00$3,868.80$844.8027.94%0.47%
FOX$25.79146$25.60$3,736.97$3,765.34$28.370.76%0.46%
FNDE$28.66129.85$24.59$3,193.03$3,721.50$528.4716.55%0.45%
BVN$12.79282$9.23$2,601.60$3,606.78$1,005.1838.64%0.44%
RHHBY$32.00112$30.80$3,449.74$3,584.00$134.263.89%0.43%
PII$104.6334$76.53$2,602.00$3,557.42$955.4236.72%0.43%
K$62.3752.479$49.42$2,593.58$3,273.12$679.5426.20%0.40%
HPE$14.71220$9.77$2,150.40$3,236.20$1,085.8050.49%0.39%
SBS$10.46307$4.92$1,510.38$3,211.22$1,700.84112.61%0.39%
CVX$117.5027$86.38$2,332.19$3,172.50$840.3136.03%0.38%
HSIC$81.9938$77.84$2,958.00$3,115.62$157.625.33%0.38%
TIF$91.7833$60.25$1,988.40$3,028.74$1,040.3452.32%0.37%
BBBY$23.47123$36.76$4,521.88$2,886.81-$1,635.07-36.16%0.35%
CEO$129.7021.66$144.63$3,132.74$2,809.30-$323.44-10.32%0.34%
PPL$37.9570.806$23.68$1,676.52$2,687.09$1,010.5760.28%0.32%
DE$125.5921$74.65$1,567.56$2,637.39$1,069.8368.25%0.32%
WBA$77.2233$36.78$1,213.89$2,548.26$1,334.37109.93%0.31%
DHR$85.7829$79.24$2,298.10$2,487.62$189.528.25%0.30%
PAYX$59.9641.254$32.72$1,350.00$2,473.59$1,123.5983.23%0.30%
TLK$34.3072$16.17$1,164.01$2,469.60$1,305.59112.16%0.30%
IBM$145.0817$133.64$2,271.92$2,466.36$194.448.56%0.30%
LLY$85.5428$35.93$1,006.02$2,395.12$1,389.10138.08%0.29%
HCN$70.2832.6682$55.10$1,800.00$2,295.92$495.9227.55%0.28%
DISCA$21.29106$24.09$2,553.67$2,256.74-$296.93-11.63%0.27%
OGS$73.6429.903$33.44$1,000.00$2,202.06$1,202.06120.21%0.27%
DLTR$86.8225$76.92$1,923.08$2,170.50$247.4212.87%0.26%
ORLY$215.379$189.26$1,703.36$1,938.33$234.9713.79%0.23%
WLK$83.0923$44.00$1,012.00$1,911.07$899.0788.84%0.23%
TGT$59.0132$59.00$1,887.92$1,888.32$0.400.02%0.23%
SGTZY$5.07371$6.45$2,392.73$1,880.97-$511.76-21.39%0.23%
FSBK$18.53100$4.51$451.00$1,853.00$1,402.00310.86%0.22%
WFC$55.1532$45.86$1,467.50$1,764.80$297.3020.26%0.21%
SAM$156.2011$133.65$1,470.10$1,718.20$248.1016.88%0.21%
BP$38.4344$39.34$1,731.17$1,690.92-$40.25-2.33%0.20%
OAOFY$43.2438$28.59$1,086.23$1,643.12$556.8951.27%0.20%
SJI$34.5347.5645$24.18$1,150.00$1,642.40$492.4042.82%0.20%
GGG$123.6913$73.00$949.00$1,607.97$658.9769.44%0.19%
CAH$66.9224$68.63$1,647.08$1,606.08-$41.00-2.49%0.19%
DXC$85.8818$68.10$1,225.77$1,545.84$320.0726.11%0.19%
CERN$71.3221$47.80$1,003.80$1,497.72$493.9249.21%0.18%
CHKP$114.0213$74.85$973.05$1,482.26$509.2152.33%0.18%
POT$19.2477$23.11$1,779.18$1,481.48-$297.70-16.73%0.18%
MPC$56.0826$18.83$489.68$1,458.08$968.40197.76%0.18%
ESRX$63.3223$65.32$1,502.37$1,456.36-$46.01-3.06%0.18%
AXP$90.4616$59.77$956.29$1,447.36$491.0751.35%0.17%
STRA$87.2716$48.00$768.00$1,396.32$628.3281.81%0.17%
TROW$90.6515$67.00$1,005.00$1,359.75$354.7535.30%0.16%
NNN$41.6631.906$43.88$1,400.00$1,329.20-$70.80-5.06%0.16%
RHI$50.3426$36.06$937.56$1,308.84$371.2839.60%0.16%
KSS$45.6528$43.64$1,221.96$1,278.20$56.244.60%0.15%
CICHY$16.6973$13.64$995.73$1,218.37$222.6422.36%0.15%
BF.B$54.3022$45.82$1,008.04$1,194.60$186.5618.51%0.14%
VSS$114.9310$87.82$878.20$1,149.30$271.1030.87%0.14%
GPC$95.6512$80.00$960.00$1,147.80$187.8019.56%0.14%
MYTAY$9.13124$13.18$1,633.71$1,132.12-$501.59-30.70%0.14%
TESS$12.4588.983$8.99$800.00$1,107.84$307.8438.48%0.13%
MDLZ$40.6627$17.63$475.90$1,097.82$621.92130.68%0.13%
MRK$64.0317$34.30$583.18$1,088.51$505.3386.65%0.13%
SCL$83.6613$38.46$499.98$1,087.58$587.60117.52%0.13%
UNP$115.979.227034$108.38$1,000.00$1,070.06$70.067.01%0.13%
TLSYY$13.6672$14.78$1,064.26$983.52-$80.74-7.59%0.12%
MCFUD$32.7230$29.07$872.05$981.60$109.5512.56%0.12%
DPS$88.4710.702576$93.44$1,000.00$946.86-$53.14-5.31%0.11%
BIIB$313.123$221.90$665.71$939.36$273.6541.11%0.11%
BCMXY$17.8352$16.07$835.50$927.16$91.6610.97%0.11%
CMP$64.9014$69.00$966.00$908.60-$57.40-5.94%0.11%
PDLI$3.39255$6.05$1,542.59$864.45-$678.14-43.96%0.10%
T$39.1721$28.77$604.24$822.57$218.3336.13%0.10%
ARLP$19.3541$26.68$1,094.01$793.35-$300.66-27.48%0.10%
HFC$35.9722$23.50$517.00$791.34$274.3453.06%0.10%
AEO$14.3054$11.93$644.35$772.20$127.8519.84%0.09%
AAPL$154.125$94.64$473.20$770.60$297.4062.85%0.09%
PNW$84.569.015396$34.50$311.00$762.34$451.34145.13%0.09%
AMGN$186.454$141.00$564.00$745.80$181.8032.23%0.09%
PB$65.7311$45.43$499.73$723.03$223.3044.68%0.09%
RAVN$32.4022$22.60$497.20$712.80$215.6043.36%0.09%
ICE$68.7010$16.67$166.66$687.00$520.34312.22%0.08%
IDCBY$14.8545$12.18$548.10$668.25$120.1521.92%0.08%
EFSI$29.2522$22.85$502.70$643.50$140.8028.01%0.08%
TLKGY$17.8536$19.78$711.92$642.60-$69.32-9.74%0.08%
SB$2.74233$7.99$1,861.40$638.42-$1,222.98-65.70%0.08%
TSCO$63.2910$49.99$499.90$632.90$133.0026.61%0.08%
KHC$77.558$25.41$203.28$620.40$417.12205.19%0.07%
IMBBY$43.2714$62.93$880.98$605.78-$275.20-31.24%0.07%
CLD$3.66158$9.44$1,492.23$578.28-$913.95-61.25%0.07%
WTR$33.1917.259455$28.97$500.00$572.84$72.8414.57%0.07%
CCFN$47.5012$39.50$474.00$570.00$96.0020.25%0.07%
BACHY$12.3945$11.00$495.00$557.55$62.5512.64%0.07%
WSM$49.8611$44.00$484.00$548.46$64.4613.32%0.07%
HSY$109.175$90.47$452.35$545.85$93.5020.67%0.07%
RLI$57.369$57.00$513.00$516.24$3.240.63%0.06%
TJX$73.737$69.00$483.00$516.11$33.116.86%0.06%
NTTYY$45.7211$22.30$245.34$502.92$257.58104.99%0.06%
LB$41.6112$42.00$504.00$499.32-$4.68-0.93%0.06%
LANC$120.124$117.75$471.00$480.48$9.482.01%0.06%
BCS$10.3546$14.02$644.92$476.10-$168.82-26.18%0.06%
MPLX$35.0113$8.59$111.66$455.13$343.47307.60%0.06%
NAT$5.3482$19.64$1,610.79$437.88-$1,172.91-72.82%0.05%
MRO$13.5627$29.92$807.79$366.12-$441.67-54.68%0.04%
IEMG$54.026.25$49.67$310.46$337.63$27.178.75%0.04%
TRGP$47.307$27.35$191.42$331.10$139.6872.97%0.04%
HNNMY$5.1561$6.53$398.52$314.15-$84.37-21.17%0.04%
ATW$9.3933$15.00$495.00$309.87-$185.13-37.40%0.04%
CPLP$3.5075$8.53$639.48$262.50-$376.98-58.95%0.03%
DYN$9.7924$29.77$714.50$234.96-$479.54-67.12%0.03%
LYG$3.6650$3.24$162.00$183.00$21.0012.96%0.02%
GSH$29.174.59$20.75$95.24$133.89$38.6540.58%0.02%
MVC$10.0111$8.84$97.28$110.11$12.8313.19%0.01%
VTI$129.520.73714$95.47$95.47#DIV/0!0.01%
TSCDY$7.6011$14.33$157.63$83.60-$74.03-46.96%0.01%
AMC$14.705$18.00$90.00$73.50-$16.50-18.33%0.01%
PTR$64.110.97$99.24$96.26$62.19-$34.07-35.40%0.01%
BIVV$57.071$37.77$37.77$57.07$19.3051.08%0.01%
BK$53.021$25.01$25.01$53.02$28.01112.00%0.01%
QCCO$0.42113$3.63$410.25$47.46-$362.79-88.43%0.01%
LGCY$1.5228$15.62$437.22$42.56-$394.66-90.27%0.01%
EVEP$0.6532$21.84$698.97$20.80-$678.17-97.02%0.00%
BPI$9.601$17.85$17.85$9.60-$8.25-46.22%0.00%
BKS$7.601$8.70$8.70$7.60-$1.10-12.64%0.00%
ALN$0.3815$2.11$31.65$5.70-$25.95-81.99%0.00%
LQD$121.230.03874$4.70$4.70#DIV/0!0.00%
VGIT$64.640.06473$4.18$4.18#DIV/0!0.00%
TIP$113.580.02943$3.34$3.34#DIV/0!0.00%
SJNK$27.970.07521$2.10$2.10#DIV/0!0.00%
VNQ$83.090.01298$1.08$1.08#DIV/0!0.00%
VCSH$80.130.00396$0.32$0.32#DIV/0!0.00%
ZAHLY$0.0123$6.64$152.72$0.23-$152.49-99.85%0.00%
DPK$13.81-100$16.15-$1,614.79-$1,381.00$233.7914.48%-0.17%
FAZ$14.58-100$34.42-$3,441.54-$1,458.00$1,983.5457.64%-0.18%
ERY$10.89-300$13.49-$4,047.39-$3,267.00$780.3919.28%-0.39%
TZA$13.65-550$20.03-$11,015.32-$7,507.50$3,507.8231.84%-0.91%

My transactions in September are listed as follows:
StockActionCostPrice per share% of Portfolio
XOMAdd$1,496.93$79.000.15%
SRCLAdd$775.50$70.500.08%
GISAdd$700.00$54.360.07%
DISCAAdd$579.15$21.450.06%
BBBYAdd$503.80$22.900.05%
LANCNew Buy$471.00$117.750.05%
AFLAdd$439.91$82.550.04%
EMRAdd$319.04$60.780.03%
SONAdd$277.74$48.300.03%
BMTCAdd$275.37$41.130.03%
BDXAdd$200.00$193.500.02%
DPSAdd$200.00$91.790.02%
UNPAdd$200.00$108.610.02%
NVSAdd$200.00$83.890.02%
SNYAdd$200.00$48.720.02%
YORWAdd$200.00$33.040.02%
VMIAdd$200.00$148.920.02%
EXCAdd$153.86$38.230.01%
NSCAdd$80.50$125.590.01%
SPGIAdd$36.86$153.300.00%
KAdd$25.97$68.340.00%
OGSAdd$12.49$75.240.00%
PNWAdd$5.86$89.830.00%
VTIAdd$5.68$125.970.00%
WTRAdd$3.51$31.810.00%
VEAAdd$3.29$42.220.00%
VWOAdd$0.85$44.200.00%
LQDAdd$0.35$120.690.00%
VGITAdd$0.32$64.520.00%
TIPAdd$0.24$113.210.00%
SJNKAdd$0.12$26.730.00%
VCSHAdd$0.06$81.080.00%
VNQAdd$0.06$88.240.00%
Bought$7,568.460.73%
Sold$0.000.00%
Net$7,568.460.73%

Purchases
I added to positions in XOM, SRCL, GIS, DISCA and BBBY near 52-week low. I initiated a new position in LANC, a solid dividend growth stock, near 52-week low. The rest are part of my monthly investment plans and dividend reinvestment.

Sales
None.

Here is how my assets, liabilities, and net worth have changed over the past month:
Beginning balance
on 9/1/2017
+ Cash inflow
/(outflow)
+ $ P/L= Ending Balance
on 9/30/2017
% P/L% Equity
ASSETS
Current assets
Cash25,449.364,725.310.0030,174.670.00%2.81%
Bonds20,323.98(201.03)(87.30)20,035.65-0.43%1.87%
Stocks739,623.905,895.8821,818.77767,338.552.95%71.49%
Total current assets785,397.2410,420.1621,731.47817,548.872.77%76.17%
Tax-deferred retirement account178,155.931,515.234,459.54184,130.702.50%17.16%
Roth IRA69,963.784,381.0674,344.846.26%6.93%
Gold14,260.45(486.05)13,774.40-3.41%1.28%
Other non-current assets1,000.00(500.00)0.00500.000.00%0.05%
Total assets1,048,777.4011,435.3930,086.021,090,298.812.87%101.58%
LIABILITIES & EQUITY
Liabilities
Current liabilities10,683.71(25.00)0.0010,658.710.99%
Long-term liabilities
Student loan6,354.38(22.28)0.006,332.100.59%
Other non-current liabilities0.000.000.000.000.00%
Total liabilities17,038.09(47.28)0.0016,990.811.58%
Equity (net worth)1,031,739.3111,482.6730,086.021,073,308.002.92%100.00%

During this month, my net worth increased 4.03% to $1,073,308.00, due to a combination of P/L (2.92%) and net cash inflow (1.11%). 

Below is a chart of my net worth since I started tracking on a monthly basis: