My net worth generally goes up about $1000 each month. Between investment deposits and debt repayment I make a sizable gain in just 30 days. It feels great! Except for lately, as investments drop faster than my paycheck puts money in my 401K, the money seems to just disappear. In my May 16th post, “In the green,” I reported that I had a positive net worth of $250. Just over a month later, after my monthly $1000 in debt repayment and investment deposits, I’m back down to negative $750. I have managed to completely curb my shopping habits and yet down and down I go through no fault of my own. Stupid recession! I know I shouldn’t be looking at my long term investments because the balance does not matter with retirement some 20+ years out. But I can’t help it!