Author Topic: Passed the 200k mark!  (Read 1053 times)


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Passed the 200k mark!
« on: January 28, 2018, 09:59:50 AM »
After a few years of some major ups and downs professionally and financially for my spouse and me, we sat down for a budget and financial reality check only to find out we're still doing just fine. Phew!

We ran the numbers, and our retirement investments are just over $206,000. Turns out all those "take it from our paychecks and we won't miss it" decisions have kept us on excellent and solid footing. At 33 years old, I feel like it actually might be feasible to retire before 60. Our only debt is our house, which we owe $204k on, so it's also awesome to see our accounts outpace our mortgage.

Our jobs are now hopefully stable, and this year's plan is to finally save that coveted $10k for investing in Vanguard index funds.

Let's go!!!!

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Re: Passed the 200k mark!
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2018, 02:59:17 PM »
That's awesome!!  Congratulations!  It'll definitely be feasible to retire well before 60.


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Re: Passed the 200k mark!
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2018, 07:36:01 PM »
Nice work. They say the first 100k is the hardest so by now things are humming along I bet.