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Re: Net worth increase 2015 (i.e. the 'present' you give yourself)
« Reply #300 on: December 16, 2015, 11:22:43 PM »
Went from -520k (professional loans for 2 plus house) to -460k while adding a paid for 20k car and 27k 401k (after match) and 5k deferred comp. I read that as a 113k positive move. It does not count appreciation of what is in the 401k this year.
460k in debt to go. I pay 9250 a month at it and it will be gone by sept 2020.

Your houses have value.... why exclude the value of your house but include the loans?
That's a good point. I wasn't consistent. I counted the car but not the house. My focus is really on killing debt, so I try to just look at the debt and not the net worth. Once the debt is gone the net worth will be a nice new goal to focus on. It should be around 500k when debt is done

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« Reply #301 on: December 17, 2015, 10:47:38 AM »
I would guess around 100k-ish...investments have been a bit flat this year, though they continue to spin off dividends and distributions like always.

B.C. (and to a lesser degree, Mexico) real estate though...a freight train that cannot be stopped (yet)...is a large factor in us being 100k "richer" on paper.

Similar situation here -- we're up about $150k at the moment, but about $90k of that is on our Beijing apartment.  Things have bounced around a lot, though -- lowest point was around -20k compared to last year's final total (in early February) and highest point was +240k in late November (before I noticed I needed to adjust the exchange rate on the property value).

Not bad considering my income stopped in July, we're still paying high school fees for the kids, and we're paying two sets of household expenses.
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« Reply #302 on: December 18, 2015, 12:49:55 AM »
I would guess around 100k-ish...investments have been a bit flat this year, though they continue to spin off dividends and distributions like always.

B.C. (and to a lesser degree, Mexico) real estate though...a freight train that cannot be stopped (yet)...is a large factor in us being 100k "richer" on paper.

Similar situation here -- we're up about $150k at the moment, but about $90k of that is on our Beijing apartment.  Things have bounced around a lot, though -- lowest point was around -20k compared to last year's final total (in early February) and highest point was +240k in late November (before I noticed I needed to adjust the exchange rate on the property value).

Not bad considering my income stopped in July, we're still paying high school fees for the kids, and we're paying two sets of household expenses.

Similar, 2/3 of our NW increase is due to our CA house valuation: +$170k on that house alone (eye pop). 

And money is flying out window between tuition and ... well ... tuition... and now, w DD2 starting college,... more tuition.
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« Reply #303 on: December 18, 2015, 08:00:02 AM »
2009: $38k
2010: $60k
2011: $83k
2012: $107k
2013: $176k
2014: $182k
2015: Looking to be around $222k

Hoping to hit 300k at end of 2016
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« Reply #304 on: December 18, 2015, 09:06:34 AM »
Come on guys and gals, spill the beans. How well did you do this year...

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Re: Net worth increase 2014 (i.e. the 'present' you give yourself)
« Reply #305 on: December 18, 2015, 09:30:55 AM »
JAN 2014 - $364k (owned a truck, a garage full of "stuff," investments were fairly conservative and spread across 30 high fee funds. And half that $364k was cash!
DEC 2014 - $458k (sold truck, sold stuff, started Roth IRA for DW, got into Vanguard with a much more aggressive AA, deployed and came close to maxing the extended TSP limit)

DEC 2015 - $525k give or take what happens next week.  This year was fairly straightforward as far as AA and contributions go so my NW increase was pretty much what I put in to it since I had zero growth.
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« Reply #306 on: December 18, 2015, 09:39:57 AM »
I would guess around 100k-ish...investments have been a bit flat this year, though they continue to spin off dividends and distributions like always.

B.C. (and to a lesser degree, Mexico) real estate though...a freight train that cannot be stopped (yet)...is a large factor in us being 100k "richer" on paper.

Similar situation here -- we're up about $150k at the moment, but about $90k of that is on our Beijing apartment.  Things have bounced around a lot, though -- lowest point was around -20k compared to last year's final total (in early February) and highest point was +240k in late November (before I noticed I needed to adjust the exchange rate on the property value).

Not bad considering my income stopped in July, we're still paying high school fees for the kids, and we're paying two sets of household expenses.

Down another 10k yesterday.  I expect things will bounce around a bit more before the end of the year.  Just hoping I can manage to initiate DH's small Roth conversion when things are up, and then have them drop over the next few days.  Yes, I am a dirty market timer....
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« Reply #307 on: December 18, 2015, 10:06:54 AM »
Down another 10k yesterday.  I expect things will bounce around a bit more before the end of the year.  Just hoping I can manage to initiate DH's small Roth conversion when things are up, and then have them drop over the next few days.  Yes, I am a dirty market timer....
I hope this lasts at least till my check clears in January.  Into Feb. would be even better - wife's 457 contributions will start back up again in late January / Early Febrary.  Front-loading can be exciting!

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« Reply #308 on: December 18, 2015, 01:30:26 PM »
Just went and figured out this year and last year:

2013 NW increase: $38k
2014 NW increase: $44k
2015 NW increase: ~$59k

It's nice to see the the increases rising!

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« Reply #309 on: December 18, 2015, 02:22:25 PM »
Come on guys and gals, spill the beans. How well did you do this year...

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Ouch, sorry to hear that.


Tongue in cheek but judging by some of the stories we hear on this board you're lucky to walk away with 45%. Seems to be that the ex-husband ends up with 20%, ex-wife gets 20% and the lawyers get 60%.




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« Reply #310 on: December 18, 2015, 02:40:55 PM »
Only discovered MMM this year, so I don't have exact numbers, but I feel good because it went from negative to positive!  Probably in the ballpart of $25k increase.  I'll track it in 2016 and expect for it to be a good year!

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« Reply #311 on: December 22, 2015, 08:49:57 AM »
Come on guys and gals, spill the beans. How well did you do this year...

-55% MOL

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Ouch, sorry to hear that.


Tongue in cheek but judging by some of the stories we hear on this board you're lucky to walk away with 45%. Seems to be that the ex-husband ends up with 20%, ex-wife gets 20% and the lawyers get 60%.

Amen!  YMMV but I found post divorce that once I had control over my expenses and investments (and my drain of a former spouse was out of the picture) my NW grew at a much more enthusiastic pace.  DH found the same after the split from his first spouse. 

I hope it will be the same for you.


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« Reply #312 on: December 22, 2015, 05:11:16 PM »
I don't keep the best records because my husband has some separate accounts that I don't have in my spreadsheet, and I don't do a great job of tracking the estimated value of our house, but we're looking at something like:

Jan 2015: ~$274k
Dec 2015: ~$344k

My husband quit his job halfway through the year and will be becoming a SAHP in 2016, so given that we're not bringing in as much money any more, I'm setting what I think is a very reasonable goal of $400k by the end of 2016.

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« Reply #313 on: December 23, 2015, 01:20:28 AM »
My increase was about $32k this year.

(I think)(I'm on holidays so I can't check my spreadsheet, haha)

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« Reply #314 on: December 23, 2015, 01:24:10 AM »
Nudelkopf! Where are you holidaying?

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« Reply #315 on: December 23, 2015, 01:38:21 AM »
Nudelkopf! Where are you holidaying?
With my parents, so it's not *that* exciting! I just didn't bring my laptop which has my spreadsheet on it (I'm regretting not emailing it to myself because I'm away for 4 weeks).

Did I miss yours, Marty? What was your NW increase?

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« Reply #316 on: December 23, 2015, 01:41:49 AM »
I get paid in about 10 minutes from now (so sad that I know how when payroll hits my account lol) so if I add that in it will be about $175,000, give or take.

Pretty good year. $100k from that is conservatively revaluing my properties up. The rest is super and cash/mortgage offset. Shares have gone backwards.


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« Reply #317 on: December 23, 2015, 01:43:23 AM »
Your property has smashed it this year!

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« Reply #318 on: December 23, 2015, 01:48:02 AM »
I may have to spend some time up in QLD looking for the next one. Sydney is teetering back and forth on the edge :P

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« Reply #319 on: December 23, 2015, 01:50:53 AM »
Oooh, Marty branching out to Qld? It is the best state.. All this sunshine! You should move here :P

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« Reply #320 on: December 23, 2015, 01:53:41 AM »
Hehe, very tempting nudel...

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« Reply #321 on: December 23, 2015, 05:48:03 PM »
Had a "what the he$$ happened" moment first reading this thread in the December 2014 posts with all those wonderful, crazy gains...   2015 is a bit more "back to reality" with both net winners and net losers so far...   

I tried to update my net worth today, but the market isn't quite done jerking around my energy holdings.   After getting creamed all month, one energy MLP fund went up 12% today alone due to lower oil inventory reports causing "panic buying" and fund leverage.   The rest of the stache is fairly defensively deployed with more than half in cash.   Excluding that interesting energy sideshow, it's up 6% net worth gain on principal this year vs. a Dow decrease -3%+ this year to date.   Not great and not the worst.   Will have to post after New Year's to say how things really turn out though with all the fund managers' window dressing going on right now.

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« Reply #322 on: December 29, 2015, 03:24:51 PM »
Things are coming along nicely......

2012 - $457,388
2013 - $560,203
2014 - $637,679

Not too shabby considering we moved into a new home in 2013 and had lots of extra costs related to that.

Onward to 2015!

Net worth December 29th 2015 - $752,447 - broke the 3/4 of a million mark!  Nice! :o)

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« Reply #323 on: December 30, 2015, 08:06:04 AM »
2014- 369k
2015- 469k

Exactly 100k increase.  30k more until 500k.huge milestone! Should be there by June.

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« Reply #324 on: December 30, 2015, 08:15:21 AM »
I'm up about $40k this year, going from roughly $30k in the red (mostly student loan debt, now paid in full) to about $10k in the black. Onwards and upwards!

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« Reply #325 on: December 30, 2015, 12:44:31 PM »
I'm up about $40k this year, going from roughly $30k in the red (mostly student loan debt, now paid in full) to about $10k in the black. Onwards and upwards!

Paul, going from Red to Black is a huge first step.  Keep it up!

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« Reply #326 on: December 30, 2015, 12:55:10 PM »
Yearly increase of about $32k ($25.5k -> $57.5k).
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« Reply #327 on: December 30, 2015, 10:34:58 PM »
2014: -$110k (I think) --> -$60k
2015: -$60k --> $20k

It was -$130k at the lowest.  Woooo!

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« Reply #328 on: December 31, 2015, 05:08:35 AM »
Net worth at Beginning of Year: 190k
Net worth at End of Year: 277k
Increase in Net Worth: 87K

Notes:
- 64k of that increase is from increased home value on Zillow, which I think is over inflated.
- Net worth increase not counting home appreciation: 23K.
- My wife and I pay into pensions.  The value of this at the start of the year was 60k and at the end of the year was 100k.  I didn't include that into the numbers above, but technically it's there. 
- My net worth is 378K and it increased by 127K if you include the increase in pension value. 

Milestones:
- Broke the quarter million mark this year for NW
- started 403B and Roth IRA (both vanguard)
- Have a FIRE plan
- Spending less than since I was in college and am happier than ever

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« Reply #329 on: December 31, 2015, 06:15:56 AM »
aceyou,  your progress this year is amazing!  You have it going.
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« Reply #330 on: December 31, 2015, 08:52:19 AM »
No official figure for last year and this is the first year I've kept track, but based on what I've added this year, I believe I was worth about $24,500.

2015: added $24,000 between all accounts (401K, Roth, HSA, savings) and plus all that my employer added, my new NW is $50,000.
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« Reply #331 on: December 31, 2015, 10:25:16 AM »
dec 2011   -8 700    
dec 2012   -8 800
dec 2013   -4 270
dec 2014    1 660
dec 2015   13 560
         
So networth almost x10 this year (yep, easily done at this low level of stash!)

I discovered MMM at the beginning of the year. I finished this month paying my last debt. I've never felt this wealthy!
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« Reply #332 on: December 31, 2015, 12:34:33 PM »
This thread made me curious about our progress.  We haven't tracked NW so I went to Vanguard and just pulled our retirement savings totals for as far back as I could.  Feel pretty good about this, but regret the $ wasted over the years before landing on MMM.  Hoping to see some bigger gains going forward.  :)     

$51,225.09    12/31/05
$80,038.12    12/31/06
$106,744.13  12/31/07
$103,123.87  12/31/08
$162,172.69  12/31/09
$218,666.31  12/31/10
$249,987.31  12/31/11
$320,336.60  12/31/12
$435,649.50  12/31/13
$518,275.26  12/31/14
$593,962.10  12/31/15

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« Reply #333 on: December 31, 2015, 12:59:09 PM »
Final numbers are in!

January 2015: $775,000
December 2015: $908,767  (a total increase of $133,767)
Hoping to hit 1M in 2016!

Congrats to all of you increasing your NW! Especially those of you killing debt and going from negative to positive. Keep it up!

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« Reply #334 on: December 31, 2015, 02:40:59 PM »
Net worth progress -
2012 - $219k (age 30, gross income $82k)
2013 - $315k (age 31, gross income $79k)
2014 - $420k (age 32, gross income $87k)
2015 - $475k

Hoping to meet my financial goals in the next 6-10 years: a paid off house + $1.3M stash to support the 'failproof' 3.29% withdrawal rate via ~80% savings rate, 90/10 asset allocation. The strong market returns will likely not continue indefinitely.
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« Reply #335 on: December 31, 2015, 02:43:34 PM »
My net worth increased about equal to my salary for the year. Aggressive savings + 401k match + market gains + equity in my house!

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« Reply #336 on: December 31, 2015, 03:12:30 PM »
2013: 109k
2014: 255k
2015: 367k

I shouldn't feel disappointed but I do.  We save 90k this year (our highest amount ever).  I was hoping for a 150k increase between contributions and market gains.   Next year we will save 120k, really hoping to hit 500k+.

Just realized I left out home value.  I included the liability but not the value of the home. 
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« Reply #337 on: December 31, 2015, 04:37:19 PM »
My net worth increased about equal to my salary for the year. Aggressive savings + 401k match + market gains + equity in my house!

This was me last year.  Isn't that a great feeling?  Mine was fueled by market gains, which I don't have this year.  This year my NW gain is only about half my gross salary, almost entirely due to savings/employer matching.

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« Reply #338 on: December 31, 2015, 04:58:29 PM »
2014: $135,500
2015: $266,000

Hoping for a huge 2016 to get up to $500k!

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« Reply #339 on: December 31, 2015, 05:22:49 PM »
As of today... Net worth of $20,000, up from $5,700 a year ago! That's 350%! If I can just keep that up for a couple of years, I'll be able to afford a home in Portland, OR in...a decade or so.

In all seriousness, feels good.

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« Reply #340 on: December 31, 2015, 05:24:47 PM »
Okay, after today's drop in the market we are at:

12/31/2014: $132,000
12/31/2015: $272,000

2014 was estimated since I only started tracking in in mid-January 2015. About $20k of the increase is due to home price appreciation which has high transaction costs to realize (it's also estimated on Zillow which is iffy).

I found this site in March. It was a good first partial year working into the MMM mentality. Looking forward to what 2016 brings!

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« Reply #341 on: December 31, 2015, 09:19:58 PM »
I kind of hate all you folks who saw huge NW increases because of home appreciation.  Just kidding!  (Not really though)

Added $49K more to investments this year.  Two kids, daycare, and make only 110K.  So did it the old fashioned way :)

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« Reply #342 on: January 01, 2016, 06:58:15 AM »
2014: -$110k (I think) --> -$60k
2015: -$60k --> $20k

It was -$130k at the lowest.  Woooo!

An $80K jump in one year is impressive.    AND moving to positive NW is absolute awesomeness!

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« Reply #343 on: January 01, 2016, 11:11:17 AM »
Looks like our net worth went up roughly 177k in 2015-- not bad considering I stopped working/having an income in June, and we continued to have very high expenses related to kids schooling, supporting two households, international travel and medical expenses.

There was a check in the mail for roughly 9k for the reimbursement of DH's surgery, so we could probably add that in, but I'll let it post tomorrow to give us an immediate bump. 

As anxious as I am to sell the apartment, holding on to it has been good for us financially -- it represents nearly 110k of our overall networth gain.   Estimated value hit an all time high on 12/31/15.  Hoping it holds in 2016.
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« Reply #344 on: January 01, 2016, 12:33:04 PM »
2013: 179k
2014: 200k
2015: 340k (80k was from increase in home value)

I've been reading PF blogs on and off for a few years, but didn't find MMM until this year and finally understood what FI means and how to go about achieving it.

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Re: Net worth increase 2015 (i.e. the 'present' you give yourself)
« Reply #345 on: January 01, 2016, 01:10:55 PM »
For me, 2015 was the year of the Roth.

2014: -$66,200
2015: -$3,910

Change of $62,290; ~$40k of which was via the Mega Roth IRA. All due to investing and paying down my student loan. I am pretty excited to be getting back into the black, and cross into the $100k portfolio this spring (barring a huge drop in the market.)

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Re: Net worth increase 2015 (i.e. the 'present' you give yourself)
« Reply #346 on: January 01, 2016, 08:16:22 PM »
My tiny baby 'stache started to feel like real money this year:

2013: $14k
2014: $41k
2015: $81k

So that's ~$40k invested this year, less whatever measly gains the market gave me.

Here's hoping 2016 is the year of increasing income!
 

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Re: Net worth increase 2014 (i.e. the 'present' you give yourself)
« Reply #347 on: January 01, 2016, 11:22:34 PM »
Approximate end of month numbers especially in regards to home value minus mortgage:

12/2011:  -21,454.61
12/2012:   30,524.88
12/2013:   75,132.59
12/2014:  118,931.06

And the 2015 number is $148,507.67 in a more expensive year with slower returns.  2016 should have an increased focus on pre tax investments and less so on paying down the mortgage.  Not baller status yet.

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Re: Net worth increase 2015 (i.e. the 'present' you give yourself)
« Reply #348 on: January 01, 2016, 11:33:44 PM »
Not as huge a leap as some people, but we increased our net worth by $44,455, from $124,765 to $169,220. We earned a little over 63K after tax combined, so I think we did okay!
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Re: Net worth increase 2015 (i.e. the 'present' you give yourself)
« Reply #349 on: January 02, 2016, 06:30:54 AM »
2013: 256K
2014: 345K
2015: 408K