Here are my current Financial assets as of the market close on January 11th, 2018:
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As was the case throughout 2017, the S&P 500 started 2018 continuing to hit all time highs since the last update, rising a strong 4.04% during that time:
(chart courtesy of google.com)
On the jobs front, the unemployment rate for December once again remained at 4.1%, with an additional 148,000 jobs created. Oil prices continued their rise and hit the $63 level (up from $58). This was particularly noticeable with my latest heating oil delivery to the tune of $2.60 per gallon, which is 30¢ higher than my previous fill up a month and a half ago.
On the financial front, my asset levels have reached an all-time high for the FOURTEENTH month in a row, breaking the previous high from December 2017. I did take a distribution from my S Corp since the last update and will likely be maxing out my 2018 I Bond purchase later this month.
As for the non-financial, college acceptances for my eldest child continue to come in and it appears that the hit to our 529 college Savings may be less than I figured courtesy of financial aid. Next up will be work on 2017 business and personal tax returns.