This month, we did take a hit on stocks with both my COL equity and my daughter's trust fund taking a hit due to lower stock values on the majority of the companies we invested in. As I don't plan to encash anytime soon, the paper losses don't really worry me so far. In particular, as I look back on the goals I set for my daughter's trust fund, I am happy with the progress she's made versus our goal. I was planning on a 1m nest egg for her once she reaches 18 and so far, we are way ahead of the step goals there (in fact, I have adjusted the goal to give her at least 2m by that age, which is about 10 years away still).
I also prepaid and spent some cash on a vacation planned for May, paying for airline tickets and our Airbnb stay now (about 120k so far) so that we I only need worry and budget for our pocket money by that time. Its a well needed break for me and good quality time with the family so that expense is well spent.
Lastly, would you believe I broke 13m in NW this month? If I look back on the money goals I had 4 years ago, I was actually expecting us to just breach 10m in 2018, so thats going better than planned. I may be able to wrap up all our goals in about 7-8 years instead of the 11 years I anticipated for early retirement. That said, I may continue working up until 2028 just to get extra cash in the bank (I'll be 50 by then) and enable some extra travel around the world during those retirement years.