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Re: Net worth increase 2017 (i.e. the 'present' you give yourself)
« Reply #850 on: December 30, 2017, 03:11:03 PM »
12/31/14   $176,682
12/31/15   $194,077
12/31/16   $240,276
12/30/17   $321,091

This doesn't include any equity in our house, just retirement and cash accounts only. My year end goal was $300k, hit that in September! This seems too easy... I hope I don't lose my mind when a correction comes.
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« Reply #851 on: December 30, 2017, 03:49:15 PM »
Congratulations everyone. Here's our recorded progress. Our 2015 was actually pretty decent, but we took over $25k in debt from my in-laws. I also got a job that summer (though my wife became unemployed), which has really propelled us these last few years. Hoping to hit $750k this time next year.

12/31/13   $180,500
12/31/14   $228,200
12/31/15   $254,200
12/31/16   $374,800
12/31/17   $566,000

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Re: Net worth increase 2016 (i.e. the 'present' you give yourself)
« Reply #852 on: December 30, 2017, 03:58:30 PM »
* Dec 2014 - 12% of target stash
* Dec 2015 - 15% of target stash
* Dec 2016 - 25% of target stash

We found MMM in summer 2016, so the "stash" concept did not exist for us in 2014 or 2015, hence the lackluster improvement from 2014 to 2015. With just a half year of deliberate savings in 2016, we are now 1/4 of the way to our goal. I'm hoping 2017 will be a big year for us, with a full year of MMM mindset under our belts.

And a big year it was. We managed to pull off a 63% savings rate this year. Huzzah.

* Dec 2017 - 42% of target stash

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Re: Net worth increase 2017 (i.e. the 'present' you give yourself)
« Reply #853 on: December 30, 2017, 04:29:25 PM »
16: 558k
17: 711K (+153k)

This will sound boastful but actually a disappointing year. Lots of money spent on new house and general spendy pants stuff. ~25k shortfall on cash savings. That said, made more than that in house appreciation so we're fine with it.

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« Reply #854 on: December 30, 2017, 06:01:03 PM »
Net worth started at around $200k in February, now around $290k.

It's been interesting keeping track of my expenses for the first time ever.
Current savings rate: ~57%
Yearly expenses: ~$20k,  $2k of which is taken up by travel (mostly hotels).

I opened up my first credit card this year around the same time I found out about FI.  My goal for next year is to sign up for my second credit card and hopefully get some nice travel rewards bonuses out of it, and also spend more nights camping instead of staying in hotels.

I've also been focusing on eating out less, about once a week now compared to... umm, literally every meal. *blushes*

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« Reply #855 on: December 30, 2017, 07:07:57 PM »
I've also been focusing on eating out less, about once a week now compared to... umm, literally every meal. *blushes*

That's a huge change to maintain. Congratulations on the improvement.
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Re: Net worth increase 2017 (i.e. the 'present' you give yourself)
« Reply #856 on: December 30, 2017, 07:48:02 PM »
Net worth started at around $200k in February, now around $290k.

It's been interesting keeping track of my expenses for the first time ever.
Current savings rate: ~57%
Yearly expenses: ~$20k,  $2k of which is taken up by travel (mostly hotels).

I opened up my first credit card this year around the same time I found out about FI.  My goal for next year is to sign up for my second credit card and hopefully get some nice travel rewards bonuses out of it, and also spend more nights camping instead of staying in hotels.

I've also been focusing on eating out less, about once a week now compared to... umm, literally every meal. *blushes*

Being very generous and calling it $10 a meal... that's well over $10,000 a year on eating out :O

Can confirm camping is a whole lot of fun. Especially when there's no TV /phone reception and it's just you and the starry starry night.

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« Reply #857 on: December 30, 2017, 08:38:24 PM »
Finally have a number.  $341,722 increase in investments.   $1,866,807 total in invested assets and no debt.  We got paid off real estate.   It's worth something so net worth crested 2MM this year.
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« Reply #858 on: December 30, 2017, 08:47:45 PM »
Net worth started at around $200k in February, now around $290k.

It's been interesting keeping track of my expenses for the first time ever.
Current savings rate: ~57%
Yearly expenses: ~$20k,  $2k of which is taken up by travel (mostly hotels).

I opened up my first credit card this year around the same time I found out about FI.  My goal for next year is to sign up for my second credit card and hopefully get some nice travel rewards bonuses out of it, and also spend more nights camping instead of staying in hotels.

I've also been focusing on eating out less, about once a week now compared to... umm, literally every meal. *blushes*

Being very generous and calling it $10 a meal... that's well over $10,000 a year on eating out :O

Can confirm camping is a whole lot of fun. Especially when there's no TV /phone reception and it's just you and the starry starry night.

I thought I wouldn't have much historical data to go on, but it turns out I do still have all of my bank transactions for the ~250 days preceding my discovery of FI.  My spending during that time averages out to ~$25,300 a year.  Food makes up almost all of the difference, I'm sure of it. lol

I still spend more than necessary on groceries, too.  There's definitely still room for improvement.
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Re: Net worth increase 2017 (i.e. the 'present' you give yourself)
« Reply #859 on: December 31, 2017, 04:26:23 AM »
Uk based so numbers are in gbp

Dec 2013 NW 68k
Dec 2014 NW 82.5k (14.5k / 21.32%)
Dec 2015 NW 110k   (27.5k / 33.33%)
Dec 2016 NW 142k  (32k / 29.09%)
Dec 2017 NW 165k  (23k/ 16.19%)

Dec 2018 NW 190k stretching target.

Just shy of 100k in the 4 years I have been recording. I’ll admit I’ve not been as focused for 2017 and so will try to push on a bit more with 2018 and go for 25k.

From the numbers, looking in from the outside, 25k looks easy as I already achieved more in previous years but in 2015 I got a redundancy payout and 2016 I lived like a monk! So 25k will be a stretching target and will need the markets to continue to be kind to us all.

Wishing you all a successful 2018.

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« Reply #860 on: December 31, 2017, 07:49:06 AM »
Great job everyone!  I added ~ $75K.
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Re: Net worth increase 2017 (i.e. the 'present' you give yourself)
« Reply #861 on: December 31, 2017, 08:17:18 AM »
My goal for 2017 was to double my net worth, and I ended up doing even a bit better :) Because I was starting low, this is probably the only year I will actually DOUBLE my net worth so I'm celebrating!

2016 year end: $16,400
2017 year end: $34,700

That's $18k saved on a salary of $41k a year gross, I'm very pleased with my progress! I expect to earn the same next year and maintain similar expenses, so without any significant downfalls I should clear $50k by the end of 2018. At 31 with those numbers I'm obviously not a candidate for extreme RE, but I should be well-set to cut back on fulltime work long before 67.

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« Reply #862 on: December 31, 2017, 09:38:37 AM »
I finished my end of month/year financial reporting wrap-up yesterday and somehow didn't even look at the NW increase. Seeing it now - guess I have been good this year! NW increase was an insane 210k. This really is the best present.

2017: 672k
2016: 462k
2015: 307k
2014: 229k
2013: 132k
2012: 70k
2011: 41k
2010: 4k

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Re: Net worth increase 2016 (i.e. the 'present' you give yourself)
« Reply #863 on: December 31, 2017, 10:09:00 AM »
I'm up 13% in 2016, leaving me only $6k short of my "bare-bones" FI target and $206k short of "comfortable" FI.  Planning to RE in 15 months, when I expect to be somewhere in between those numbers.

What a year!  Reached "comfortable FI" a few months early.  I'm up ~15% in 2017, leaving me at 100.7% of my target #.  My 2017 increase was 57% more than my gross salary. 

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« Reply #864 on: December 31, 2017, 10:15:21 AM »
Wow! I'm not sure I'll ever see this kind of gains again annually. It was a convergence of a strong market and a higher than usual bonus. Our net worth increased 423K this year.

2017 EOY: 1502K
2016 EOY: 1079K
2015 EOY: 820K
7/1/15: 749K (when I started tracking)

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Re: Net worth increase 2017 (i.e. the 'present' you give yourself)
« Reply #865 on: December 31, 2017, 10:54:29 AM »
EOY    Networth     
2011    -50k           
2012    -41k           
2013    -10k           
2014     33,726       
2015     90,497       
2016     146,590     
2017     224,985


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« Reply #866 on: December 31, 2017, 12:19:45 PM »
January 2 2017 - $408,000.00
December 31 2017 - $458,000.00

I put $16,000.00 this year into my RRSP so the rest of the increase is the market.  I am amazed!  Good work everybody! 

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Re: Net worth increase 2017 (i.e. the 'present' you give yourself)
« Reply #867 on: December 31, 2017, 02:01:21 PM »
Fun thread. It's interesting to compare yourself to others with common goals. This is just investment assets and not cash or mortgage factoring into net worth.

2014: $97k
2015: $129k
2016: $205k
2017: $318k

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Re: Net worth increase 2015 (i.e. the 'present' you give yourself)
« Reply #868 on: December 31, 2017, 03:45:33 PM »
Oh man, this thread is really a kick in the pants! I'm up a paltry 12%, partially due to a lack of focus and partially due to shifting a lot of things around to purchase a house.

Here's to 2016 being much more focused!

Revisiting the 2015 numbers, turns out I shorted myself a percent. That said, I did much better this year with a NW increase of 21.7%!

2015: +13.0%
2016: +21.7%
2017: +30.1%

What a year! I've been trying to manage my expectation that I can't increase the percentage increase all the time, but the market this year really wants me to expect it!

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« Reply #869 on: December 31, 2017, 03:51:51 PM »
My net worth rose by OVER 3x annual living expenses this year!  Sure, perhaps markets could be crazy inflated, but it's still nice buffer in future down years!  Pleased to say the least.

1/1/16: Around $2000
1/1/17: $31,881
12/31/17: $92,725
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2023: 18.98x
2024: 21.92x
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Re: Net worth increase 2017 (i.e. the 'present' you give yourself)
« Reply #870 on: December 31, 2017, 04:05:06 PM »
2016: $77000

2017: $128000

Not including home equity.

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« Reply #871 on: December 31, 2017, 07:43:30 PM »
This is my first post on this board, and also my first year to calculate our net worth.

12/31/2016   $196,296
12/31/2017   $289,041

We did very well in CryptoCurrency as well as the market.  Our expenses are high right now due to having a child in daycare, but that won't last forever.  I'm hoping to turn up the notch this year in more Mustachian ways than just good investments.

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« Reply #872 on: December 31, 2017, 08:02:35 PM »
Our household net worth:

Dec 2014 $150k
Dec 2015 $195k
Dec 2016 $256k
Dec 2017 $283k Nov 2017 $278k
+$27k in the year we had a baby, moved 5000km away, dropped to a single income and spent 3 months on holidays. It isn’t last years gains but I’m pretty happy regardless.

$250k of the above is sitting in cash earning very little. 2018 is the year we will finally do something with it because we are finally settled enough to buy a home. Once that is done we will hopefully feel more confident investing more elsewhere.

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« Reply #873 on: December 31, 2017, 08:51:40 PM »

EOY    Invested Assets     
2011    $5,220           
2012    $19,330         
2013    $52,312       
2014    $128,996       
2015    $159,167     
2016    $242,885     
2017    $363,983

Pretty great year. +121K for a nearly 50% increase.



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Re: Net worth increase 2017 (i.e. the 'present' you give yourself)
« Reply #874 on: December 31, 2017, 09:05:58 PM »
Invested Assets:

12/31/16   $1,220,721   + $60,000 in cash savings
12/31/17   $1,514,360   + $63,000 in cash savings  -  $34,000 car loan @2.22% (Chevrolet Bolt)

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« Reply #875 on: January 01, 2018, 06:41:33 AM »
I just wrote a detailed post about this, interestingly I found MMM and these boards in 2013 after halfway poking around on other financial forums for over a decade:

2011:  $323,000
2012: $470,000
2013: $716,000
2014: $894,000
2015: $1,019,000
2016: $1,208,000
2017:  $1,519,000

$311,000 is a record increase, the 17% overall return on the investment accounts didn't hurt and income keeps going up every year.
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« Reply #876 on: January 01, 2018, 08:48:03 AM »
Turns out we had a pretty good year despite the massive money-letting that was the renovations to our new-to-us old house. This is our first home so we went from NW compromised of purely investments and cash to that plus home equity.

Our NW as of December 31, 2015 was $333,176.15 and current NW including home equity is $427,947.20 (+$94,771.05). This is impressive considering we spent just shy of $45k in closing costs and home improvements this year.

2016 NW breakdown
Cash and investments: $370,799.22
Home equity (purchase price - mortgage balance): $46,619.89
Cars (2): $10,528.09
Total: $427,947.20

Good news for 2017
- Annual husehold income has increased from $170,600 to $183,570 (+$12,970) due to my husband's recent promotion plus year-end increases for both of us. This doesn't include any bonus income we may see this year. Woo hoo!
- As of May 2016 my husband and I work in the same location and carpool to work most days. I'm looking forward to greatly reduced car usage and gas consumption now that we only have one home.
- All of the major renovation work in the house is finished, so we can get back to dumping serious cash into investments! We just have some small stuff left now...lawnmower, some paint, garden supplies, etc.
- We have no big spendy plans for 2017. We're talking about keeping our travel local and hosting my in-laws instead of traveling internationally to see them.

2017 NW Goal
Hit $500k NW (cash, investments, home equity) by my husband's 30th birthday in August, with a stretch goal of $550k by this time next year. --> We exceeded this goal massively, thanks to a crazy year in the market!

Well, final numbers are in and it's been a hell of a year! Current NW including home equity is $628,029.19, which represents an increase of +$200,082 (!!) over our Dec 2016 NW of $427,947.20. This is higher than our combined salaries for the year!

Good news for 2018
- Annual household income has increased from $183,570 to approx. $190,640 (+$7,070) due to year-end increases for both of us. This doesn't include any bonus income we may see this year.
- Much of our 2018 travel was paid for already in 2017 (big trip to visit in-laws planned for Feb 2018, personal trip to Iceland for May 2018). Hopefully we can curb our travel spending a bit this year, as it's consistently about 15-20% of what we spend annually. This is ok, as it aligns with our priorities, but it's still a huge pile of money.

2018 Goals
I have no idea where the market is heading, so I'm hesitant to make a NW goal. But I will set a few goals for things which I actually do have some control over....
- Reduce household spending below what we spent in 2017 ($50,347.57) & continue to plow the rest into investments. Spending goal: sub $4k / month or $48k / year. My husband's car loan is finished in June, so this should free up some cash, and there's always room for additional optimization in other areas as well.
- Personal sub-goal, inspired by Mrs. Frugalwoods: No clothing shopping for me in 2018. I don't have a clothing "problem" per-se, just want to re-program myself and really think hard about all of my purchases and make sure they align with my priorities.
Aiming for $1.25M by 2020...

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Re: Net worth increase 2016 (i.e. the 'present' you give yourself)
« Reply #877 on: January 01, 2018, 09:21:14 AM »
About a $330,000 Networth increase for us, perhaps our last large net worth increase ever as wife and I both quit our jobs this year
About $100,000 of that was from appreciation and capital freed up when we sold our primary residence.

1/1/2016   :   $851,955.14
1/1/2017   :   $1,183,264.32
1/1/2018  :  $1,362,853.31

Networth increased by almost $180,000 even without jobs. I guess I was wrong when I predicted last year would be the last year of large net worth increases :S

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« Reply #878 on: January 01, 2018, 09:32:14 AM »
Dec 2016--1.452955
Dec 2017--1.754752

Increase of 301797, almost all of it gains as I quit my soul sucking job in May, subsequently got badly injured and haven't been able to work since. Oh and our my leech of a FIL moved in with us.

So if any of you need an inspiration for doing this outside of early retirement, let me tell you, you never know what's going to happen that will prevent you from working, or for how long.  I'm in my 30's and according to my surgeon, may be permanently disabled (crossing fingers the nerve heals and doesn't just shrivel and die).


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Re: Net worth increase 2016 (i.e. the 'present' you give yourself)
« Reply #879 on: January 01, 2018, 10:24:34 AM »
About a $330,000 Networth increase for us, perhaps our last large net worth increase ever as wife and I both quit our jobs this year
About $100,000 of that was from appreciation and capital freed up when we sold our primary residence.

1/1/2016   :   $851,955.14
1/1/2017   :   $1,183,264.32
1/1/2018  :  $1,362,853.31

Networth increased by almost $180,000 even without jobs. I guess I was wrong when I predicted last year would be the last year of large net worth increases :S

I had a very similar result - some wise person said “money will find you”.  So true!

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Re: Net worth increase 2017 (i.e. the 'present' you give yourself)
« Reply #880 on: January 01, 2018, 10:27:42 AM »
Dec 2016--1.452955
Dec 2017--1.754752

Increase of 301797, almost all of it gains as I quit my soul sucking job in May, subsequently got badly injured and haven't been able to work since. Oh and our my leech of a FIL moved in with us.

So if any of you need an inspiration for doing this outside of early retirement, let me tell you, you never know what's going to happen that will prevent you from working, or for how long.  I'm in my 30's and according to my surgeon, may be permanently disabled (crossing fingers the nerve heals and doesn't just shrivel and die).

@MishMash - glad you escaped that job, but so sorry to hear about your injury (and new roomie). Wishing you the best as you heal.
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« Reply #881 on: January 01, 2018, 10:52:38 AM »
Market returns have been ridiculous, but savings have been even better. What a great year for the home team and what a significant improvement on previous years' % gains.

2013: $180k
2014: $242k
2015: $286k
2016: $300k
2017: $525k

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Re: Net worth increase 2016 (i.e. the 'present' you give yourself)
« Reply #882 on: January 01, 2018, 02:28:14 PM »
12/31/2011: $18,719
12/31/2012: $23,793   Income: 20k/yr.
12/31/2013: -$57,156   Started grad school financed by loans and got married and to a wife with a lot of student loans
12/31/2014: -$71,684   Still in grad school - more loans. Found MMM.
12/31/2015: -$68,111   Graduated and started working in June.
12/31/2016: -$61,128
12/31/2017: -$30,801   2018 could be the year we get back to black

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Re: Net worth increase 2017 (i.e. the 'present' you give yourself)
« Reply #883 on: January 01, 2018, 02:33:48 PM »
Dec 2016--1.452955
Dec 2017--1.754752

Increase of 301797, almost all of it gains as I quit my soul sucking job in May, subsequently got badly injured and haven't been able to work since. Oh and our my leech of a FIL moved in with us.

So if any of you need an inspiration for doing this outside of early retirement, let me tell you, you never know what's going to happen that will prevent you from working, or for how long.  I'm in my 30's and according to my surgeon, may be permanently disabled (crossing fingers the nerve heals and doesn't just shrivel and die).

Wow I hope you recover fully. I kind of recall that with stroke patients they force them to try to move the limb that can't move, and perhaps that gets nerves to regrow back

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« Reply #884 on: January 01, 2018, 02:48:26 PM »
I want to play!

31 Dec 2010: $85,203
31 Dec 2011: $106,303   (Δ $21,100)
31 Dec 2012: $144,111   (Δ $37,808)
31 Dec 2013: $212,510   (Δ $68,399)
31 Dec 2014: $264,836   (Δ $52,326)
31 Dec 2015: $299,579   (Δ $34,743)
31 Dec 2016: $371,611   (Δ $72,032)

31 Dec 2017:  $496,452  (Δ $124,841)

I saved ~$60k, and the rest is market gains.

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Re: Net worth increase 2017 (i.e. the 'present' you give yourself)
« Reply #885 on: January 01, 2018, 07:48:34 PM »
I figured this would be a bracing year of market corrections.  Instead NW is up 37%.  The market and a big bump in Zillow's valuation of our house are responsible for most of that.  I did save heavily this year but bought an exceptionally stupid car in December (I'm unapologetic), along with some relatively expensive help for family members. 

Maybe 2018 will be the bracing market correction year.  Or not.. my crystal ball sucks.
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Re: Net worth increase 2017 (i.e. the 'present' you give yourself)
« Reply #886 on: January 02, 2018, 05:40:37 AM »
Dec 2016--1.452955
Dec 2017--1.754752

Increase of 301797, almost all of it gains as I quit my soul sucking job in May, subsequently got badly injured and haven't been able to work since. Oh and our my leech of a FIL moved in with us.

So if any of you need an inspiration for doing this outside of early retirement, let me tell you, you never know what's going to happen that will prevent you from working, or for how long.  I'm in my 30's and according to my surgeon, may be permanently disabled (crossing fingers the nerve heals and doesn't just shrivel and die).

I'm sorry to hear about what you're going through.  My thoughts are with you, my wife is also dealing with weird neruologic issues after we got a life-threatening spinal issue resolved.  injured it while working out at 34, life is really short.
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Re: Net worth increase 2017 (i.e. the 'present' you give yourself)
« Reply #887 on: January 02, 2018, 05:42:55 AM »
Up 14%
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Re: Net worth increase 2017 (i.e. the 'present' you give yourself)
« Reply #888 on: January 02, 2018, 08:43:00 AM »

Year     Net Worth     Invested
2013      172k           69k
2014      194k           88k (+19k)
2015      336k          134k (+46k)
2016      413k          165k (+31k)
2017      532k          247k (+82k)

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Re: Net worth increase 2017 (i.e. the 'present' you give yourself)
« Reply #889 on: January 02, 2018, 08:46:27 AM »
Dec 2016--1.452955
Dec 2017--1.754752

Increase of 301797, almost all of it gains as I quit my soul sucking job in May, subsequently got badly injured and haven't been able to work since. Oh and our my leech of a FIL moved in with us.

So if any of you need an inspiration for doing this outside of early retirement, let me tell you, you never know what's going to happen that will prevent you from working, or for how long.  I'm in my 30's and according to my surgeon, may be permanently disabled (crossing fingers the nerve heals and doesn't just shrivel and die).

I'm sorry to hear about what you're going through.  My thoughts are with you, my wife is also dealing with weird neruologic issues after we got a life-threatening spinal issue resolved.  injured it while working out at 34, life is really short.

Lol sounds like your wife and I have similar issues, it sucks, I hope she gets well too!

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Re: Net worth increase 2014 (i.e. the 'present' you give yourself)
« Reply #890 on: January 02, 2018, 09:00:41 AM »
Jan 1 2015 - 312K
Jan 1 2016 - 403K
Jan 1 2017 - 498K
Jan 1 2018 - 698K

wow...what a year.



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Re: Net worth increase 2014 (i.e. the 'present' you give yourself)
« Reply #891 on: January 02, 2018, 09:03:38 AM »
Jan 1 2015 - 312K
Jan 1 2016 - 403K
Jan 1 2017 - 498K
Jan 1 2018 - 698K

wow...what a year.

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« Reply #892 on: January 02, 2018, 09:09:39 AM »
Jan 1 2015 - 312K
Jan 1 2016 - 403K
Jan 1 2017 - 498K
Jan 1 2018 - 698K

wow...what a year.

Looks like it's time for you to retire...  ;-)
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Re: Net worth increase 2014 (i.e. the 'present' you give yourself)
« Reply #893 on: January 02, 2018, 10:11:26 AM »
Jan 1 2015 - 312K
Jan 1 2016 - 403K
Jan 1 2017 - 498K
Jan 1 2018 - 698K

wow...what a year.

Looks like it's time for you to retire...  ;-)
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Re: Net worth increase 2017 (i.e. the 'present' you give yourself)
« Reply #894 on: January 02, 2018, 02:23:56 PM »
Net worth by year:
December '15 - $134,180
December '16 -  $227,372 (+$93,192)
December '17 - $345,866 (+$118,494)

Hoping for $500k by end of 2018 :)

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Re: Net worth increase 2017 (i.e. the 'present' you give yourself)
« Reply #895 on: January 02, 2018, 02:40:59 PM »
Total Net Worth:
12-2015: $953,574
12-2016: $1,151,089 (+$197,514)
12-2017: $1,452,436 (+$301,347)

A big chunk of our net worth is home equity. If I remove that, here are the numbers, which are what we use for our FIRE calcs
12-2015: $512,823
12-2016: $619,182 (+$106,359)
12-2017: $843,760 (+$224,578)


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Re: Net worth increase 2017 (i.e. the 'present' you give yourself)
« Reply #896 on: January 02, 2018, 05:00:05 PM »
1/1/16: $462,464.13
1/1/17: $598,065.11 (+$135,600.98)
1/1/18: $719,775.17 (+$121,710.06)

2017 would have been much better but I was laid off in June.


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Re: Net worth increase 2016 (i.e. the 'present' you give yourself)
« Reply #897 on: January 02, 2018, 05:32:18 PM »
Dec 2013 - $699,658
Dec 2014 - $859,626
Dec 2015 - $958,149
Dec 2016 - $1,229,319 


Dec 2017 - $1,617,661  Increase of $388k

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Re: Net worth increase 2017 (i.e. the 'present' you give yourself)
« Reply #898 on: January 02, 2018, 06:01:48 PM »
Dec 2010   -5k (graduated from college)
Dec 2011    3.5k
Dec 2012    13k
Dec 2013   35k
Dec 2014   60k
Dec 2015   100k (bought a home)
Dec 2016   265k (company sold - got ~75k payout from shares)
Dec 2017   416k

30 yrs old and wife 26, ~200k household income no kids yet.  Had a slow start (lots of fruitless spending) from 2010-2012 before getting serious about saving.  Lofty goal of 600k by end of 2018.  Will depend on another great year for the market and real estate...

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Re: Net worth increase 2017 (i.e. the 'present' you give yourself)
« Reply #899 on: January 02, 2018, 06:09:27 PM »
Only started tracking in 2015, just checked my last three spreadsheet, and now feeling rather heartened.

1/1/16 -  $9,835.84
1/1/17 - $25,454.41
1/1/18 - $93,613.31

I will be going into self-employment this year so I am expecting net worth to track backwards for a few months while I get myself set up. Hopefully, I will end up making back the initial investment by the end of the year. The goal is just to be neutral in 2018.