Our 401K has started to creep back up, but our IRA is all over the place, but mostly not recovering or going down on average in a week. Still, it's overall, better. It's up to $71,159.77, which is a rise of $525.77. That brings net worth up by the same amount to $129,285.26.
I feel uneasy about how much we have lost this year. Our income on the 401K is -4.42%. On the IRA it is -5.16%. Not numbers that make me feel all warm and fuzzy. But we're holding. We either wait out this administration or we hope that something changes at the midterms that opens American oil back up. Closing it down so much is what is causing a ton of this economic turmoil and inflation. I've seen it before twice in my lifetime. You may not agree, but that is my experience.
Turning Covid from pandemic to endemic and opening the world back up would also help a lot. We are going to have to just live with it like we do the flu eventually. It can't stay this way forever. Esepcially when politicians and celebrities flout the rules at super spreader events like the superbowl and fundraisers. Either we all wear masks or no one does. And since they won't, there is not much point for us to keep it up unless we want to. Being vaccinated has not stopped me from getting it and spreading it to my family who is also vaccinated. Twice. But at least we didn't die.
I've got to get my 3rd booster scheduled though and for the family as well. Just waiting out the dregs of this head cold so that we are all healthy enough to do this. Might have to do it separately as one person gets well. Otherwise, I'm not sure how it will get done.
It's a little scary seeing Canada turn into a facist regime. Real facist, not "I don't agree with your politics so I will call you a facist" facist. The livestreams are scary at times. But that's all I will say about that, because if I start spouting off on what's going on in Ottawa with that sorry excuse of a PM, I'll never stop.