Introduction to Personal Investing

The Basics

What is my “net worth”?

Your net worth is one of the most important measurements of how much you are “worth” financially. Your net worth is the value of all your assets, including cash, stocks and bonds, mutual funds, retirement accounts, including your IRAs and 401(k)s, and equity in your homes, any metals (such as gold or silver), minus all of your liabilities, that may include car loans, mortgages, credit card debts, student loans, significant health-related expenses, and any other obligations you may incur.


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