July 2016 Cheesy Index (and asset allocations)

The Cheesy Index took a hit in July, just as expected. The main reason is the costs for the closing of the home purchase. This caused the total cost of the house to become more than the assessed value of the property. No surprise here. And, as shown in the post on the July Saving Rates, we had several expenses in July that affected the Cheesy Index as well (as in, we did not add as much to the portfolio as we normally do in a month).

The Cheesy Index up to July 2016 is as follows (still a solid 47% complete):

A bit more detail on how our assets have developed over time in 2016 can be seen in the two graphs below. The first one provides the distribution of the income, non-income and depreciated assets. The first category includes all real estate, stocks, index funds and loans. The non-income assets include the house (the portion we are living in), cash and some valuable personal possessions (art/jukebox). The depreciating asset is our car. Side note, the asset allocation does not include debt or debt corrections (i.e. the mortgage).

There is clearly an uptick in non-income assets in July, but this can be explained by the fact that we now own a house again, which obviously currently does not generate any cashflow (its an expense so to say). However, if we were to move, we would rent it out and make it into an income asset (it’s a non-activated income asset).

In the second graph provided below, you can see the more detailed distribution of the above income asset columns above. Again, you see an uptick in real estate, which is because we added 3 rentable units to our portfolio. As a result the percentage of the other groups fell, despite small additions to some of these group (dividend stocks, crown funding and index funds) in July.

How is your FI number doing, and your portfolio? Let us know!


  1. Hey Team CF, awesome job for having a relatively small drop in your dividend stocks, I thought it would have gone a lot lower than it has done. Your reasoning makes total sense about you’ve shown your non-income producing assets – good thinking about renting it out, we’d do the same in your shoes! (and will once we ever get around to buying a house).

    Congrats on the rental buys too, looks like you guys are building a property empire 🙂


    1. Thanks Tristan, with 5 real estate units we should be OK for a while. Probably shift the focus again to index funds and dividend stocks.

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