Net Worth Update: $286,519 – April 2020

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Net worth: $286,519 !

This is my 17th net worth update. In march I had a 82,1 % savings rate!

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Index Funds

In the figure below you can see my index fund value as of 1. april 2020. 

  • The blue line is the market value of my index funds: $25,1259
  • The orange line is the investment value of my index funds: $234,869

Because my brokerage account is in NOK and not in US Dollars, the numbers fluctuate a lot every month because of currency changes.

As you can see on the screenshot below, my portfolio was up – 4,31% in march 2020 (aprox. $8,823).

Below you can also see the funds that I’m invested in. 

In total my portfolio is exposed aprox. 70 % to MSCI World and 30 % to MSCI Emerging Markets.


Since the beginning of my index investing journey (january 2018), my portfolio is up 8,08%.


Income, Expenses And How Much I Can Withdraw According To The 4%-rule

  • The figure above shows the connection between my income (orange), expenses (blue) and monthly FI money according to the 4% rule
  • As a result I will become financial independent when the blue and red line crosses each other.
  • If I quit my job today and never took a paid job again - my monthly FI money would pay out $838 every month for the rest of my life

It’s motivating to see that I can safely withdraw $838 every month for the rest of my life.

I will do everything I can to raise this dollar amount in the future. 

As you all know my goal is to save $500.000 USD.

This means my monthly FI money goal is $1,667 USD each month. I’m over 1/2 to my goal and it feels great!

Recently I wrote a detailed post on how I will reach a $500.000 net worth in only 2 years and 4 months.

Portfolio results for March 2020

My portfolio was up +3,3 % in march 2020. This is of course due to the USD/NOK-currency. In NOK my portfolio is down 4,31% !

  • Averarage expenses in 2019: $1646
  • In 2020 my average expenses is: $1,587 so far
  • Average income in 2019: $5,575
  • In 2020 my average income is: $6,326 so far.
  • Monthly FI money as of march 2020: $838


We own an apartment 50/50 that has a total value of $528,000. That means my share is $264,000.

While this sounds good, my share of the mortgage is $195,370

The interest rate on the mortgage is 1,80 %.


My current pension is $58,873.

I recently found out that I had a pension plan in a job I had as a teenager as well. Pension is a really iliquid asset class, because I can't withdraw the amount before I'm 62 years old.

Student loan

After nine years with different studies I got $45,279 in student loans.

In Norway the university has no fees, so this is a loan covering basic living expenses while you're at the studies.

The interest rate is 2.57 %.
I'm not paying anything on this loan at the moment.

Stock Investing Loan

I was recently approved as a Private Banking customer at my broker Nordnet.

As a Private Banking customer you're allowed to loan $55,000 (500,000 NOK) to 2,95 interest rate.

The interest rate is 2.95 %.
I'm not paying anything on this loan at the moment.

Total Net Worth

  • Index Funds: $251,259
  • Mortgage: $68,630
  • Pension: $58,873
  • Student Loan: $-45,279
  • Stock Investing Loan: $-46,964
Net Worth (USD $)

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2 Replies to “Net Worth Update: $286,519 – April 2020”

  1. Love that you are posting your financial progress and it’s great that you are applying that with the 4% rule. Personally that is how I measure progress towards FI, cash flow.

    What is your goal and when do you project that you’ll achieve it??

    1. route2fi says: Reply

      Thank you! You can check out my goal here: 😀

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