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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #300 on: January 31, 2015, 12:11:37 AM »
Great month! Up 6607.29, to just over 40K. Received my 401k match. Worked some OT. Paid off my last student loan. Debt free now :).

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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #301 on: January 31, 2015, 08:12:05 AM »
Broke the 50K mark!

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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #302 on: January 31, 2015, 10:53:06 AM »
First vacation of my working career and a little market headwind leaves me slightly in the hole for the month. Let us not repeat this next month.

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« Reply #303 on: January 31, 2015, 05:42:51 PM »
I decided to start tracking on my own.  It keeps crashing when I try it with my Mac.  I don't want to try to get Chrome on my Mac, I'll just make a Google spreadsheet and start tracking that way.

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« Reply #304 on: February 01, 2015, 04:15:58 PM »
Broke the 50K mark!

Congratulations! Halfway, woohoo!!

I juuuust missed the mark in Jan but should be there very soon!

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« Reply #305 on: February 02, 2015, 09:27:41 AM »
Well that wasn't a good month I still managed to save a little in my investment accounts but with stocks on sale, and a few unexpected expenses My NW decreased. Not all bad though looking forward to a great February.

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« Reply #306 on: February 02, 2015, 11:13:12 AM »
Jan was my bonus month and I used most of it to frontload my 401k, so paid minimal tax up front causing my Jan increase to look huge.  The only downside here is that now my regular pay checks are much higher due to not funding my 401k as much every check.  I'll have to keep a close eye on lifestyle inflation and maybe set up an automatic taxable investment account transfer to combat the potential lifestyle creep.

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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #307 on: February 02, 2015, 01:35:00 PM »
Great month! Up 6607.29, to just over 40K. Received my 401k match. Worked some OT. Paid off my last student loan. Debt free now :).

Congratulations!  Great being debt free.  Now you'll be making the interest rather than paying it.

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« Reply #308 on: February 02, 2015, 11:59:46 PM »
Great month! Up 6607.29, to just over 40K. Received my 401k match. Worked some OT. Paid off my last student loan. Debt free now :).

Congratulations!  Great being debt free.  Now you'll be making the interest rather than paying it.

Thanks! It is a great feeling.

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« Reply #309 on: February 03, 2015, 01:32:55 AM »
Hello guys!

This seems like a good group for me. I don't know the exact number of our net worth when this thread was started, but I guess it was somewhere around 30000. At the beginning of Jan 2015 our net worth was 51469 and up 2387 from Dec 2014. I will post our Feb 2015 stats as soon as my latest deposits are shown at my index fund accounts.

I'm hoping to reach that magical 100k at the end of 2016.

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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #310 on: February 03, 2015, 10:29:33 AM »
I didn't add anything to the stash this month, since I've been waiting for the Gov't to pay my parental leave benefits. EI is not fast, it has taken over a month to process. I'm very glad I'm no longer living paycheque to paycheque!  Never the less, I've managed a respectable 4.4% increase, from $9700 to $10130 or so due to market increases and a dividend payment. I've finally reached the starting line!

I'm hoping to have a much larger contribution next month, as I'll have the parental leave benefits pay from EI and the top-up (to 90% of my salary, I love academia!) from my employer.

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« Reply #311 on: February 05, 2015, 03:59:00 PM »
End of dec
Savings $111k
Student loans -$56k

NW $55k

Current totals..
Savings $114k
SL -$55

NW $59k

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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #312 on: February 06, 2015, 01:33:52 AM »
Net worth 6th of Feb:
53219
up 1750 from Jan.

Looks like I'm little behind you Mazzinator. Checked your previous posts (saw your income) and looks like I'm gonna stay behind you too. :)
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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #313 on: February 06, 2015, 04:29:26 AM »
Got paid early and won't be making anymore big financial moves this year so here is my end of December/end of 2014 update:
Cash/Savings: $3,805
Mutual Funds (non-retirement, house savings): $10,240
Work Retirement Accounts: $29,092

NW: $43,137 (increase of $1,101)

End of January update:
Cash/Savings: $3,823
Mutual Funds (non-retirement, house savings): $10,697
Work Retirement Accounts: $31,979

NW: $46,499 (increase of $3,362)

I should have a pretty juicy tax return as well next month (yes I know this indicates I need to adjust my deductions).

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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #314 on: February 06, 2015, 01:52:58 PM »
Got hit with a couple of medical bills right at the end of the month, resulting in a second straight month of NW decrease.  Doesn't look so bad due to some bills falling on the last day of January and the rest falling in February.  Be looking for a negative NW at the end of February.  Two steps back; allowing me more running room to bust through the 100k barrier at the end of 2015.  Job well done by everyone and good luck in February!!

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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #315 on: February 13, 2015, 06:04:02 PM »
I crossed the 100k mark last month. Woo hoo!

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« Reply #316 on: February 13, 2015, 09:25:15 PM »
I crossed the 100k mark last month. Woo hoo!
Congrats, Guizmo!!

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« Reply #317 on: February 13, 2015, 10:31:16 PM »
I crossed the 100k mark last month. Woo hoo!
Congratulations!!

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« Reply #318 on: February 14, 2015, 12:15:18 AM »
I'll join in. But, I didn't start off at 10k because I received a large gift from my parents once I started grad school 06/13 (though I still had some of my own savings):

(These are all end of month figures)
05/13: 33.1k
06/13: 33.3k
07/13: 35.4k
08/13: 35.2k
09/13: 38.1k
10/13: 40.1k (whoo hit 40k!)
11/13: 41.5k
12/13: 44.9k
01/14: 44.7k
02/14: 47.7k
03/14: 50.6k (whoo hit 50k!)
04/14: 53.5k
05/14: 51.4k
06/14: 57.0k
07/14: 61.1k (whoo hit 60k!)
08/14: 61.2k
09/14: 63.5k
10/14: 65.1k
11/14: 67.5k
12/14: 72.7k (whoo hit 70k!)
01/15: 69.8k (damn dipped just below 70k =P)

Some notes:
I pay rent and school fees three times a year: August, January, and May (but not May 2013). Hence, my net worth tends to drop during those months.
I was by Mustachian standards spendy through 12/13. Fortunately, I still spent well within my means.
I found Bogleheads and started investing 03/14. I started being frugal, but not MMM frugal.
I'm pretty sure I found MMM around June 2014. I then raised my frugality to MMM standards.
I got paid quite a bit of overtime June and July 2014.
I was supposed to be paid $2750 in 01/15, but I got paid 12/14 instead, resulting in a sizeable drop in NW 01/15.

So far this month, my NW is $71.5k, mostly because of some nice investment gains but also because of one paycheck.

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« Reply #319 on: February 17, 2015, 02:01:42 PM »
I'll join in. But, I didn't start off at 10k because I received a large gift from my parents once I started grad school 06/13 (though I still had some of my own savings):

(These are all end of month figures)
05/13: 33.1k
06/13: 33.3k
07/13: 35.4k
08/13: 35.2k
09/13: 38.1k
10/13: 40.1k (whoo hit 40k!)
11/13: 41.5k
12/13: 44.9k
01/14: 44.7k
02/14: 47.7k
03/14: 50.6k (whoo hit 50k!)
04/14: 53.5k
05/14: 51.4k
06/14: 57.0k
07/14: 61.1k (whoo hit 60k!)
08/14: 61.2k
09/14: 63.5k
10/14: 65.1k
11/14: 67.5k
12/14: 72.7k (whoo hit 70k!)
01/15: 69.8k (damn dipped just below 70k =P)

Some notes:
I pay rent and school fees three times a year: August, January, and May (but not May 2013). Hence, my net worth tends to drop during those months.
I was by Mustachian standards spendy through 12/13. Fortunately, I still spent well within my means.
I found Bogleheads and started investing 03/14. I started being frugal, but not MMM frugal.
I'm pretty sure I found MMM around June 2014. I then raised my frugality to MMM standards.
I got paid quite a bit of overtime June and July 2014.
I was supposed to be paid $2750 in 01/15, but I got paid 12/14 instead, resulting in a sizeable drop in NW 01/15.

So far this month, my NW is $71.5k, mostly because of some nice investment gains but also because of one paycheck.

Welcome to this thread!  There isn't really a requirement on where to start, but the goal is to exceed $100k.

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« Reply #320 on: February 17, 2015, 02:04:19 PM »
Welcome to this thread!  There isn't really a requirement on where to start, but the goal is to exceed $100k.
Oh haha I guess I missed that part.

Depending on how the market does, I'm hoping to hit $100k first quarter next year, but we shall see....

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« Reply #321 on: February 26, 2015, 09:14:37 AM »
Hi all! I've been lurking for a while and finally decided to throw my hat into the ring for some motivation and accountability. I started tracking my accounts and net worth in Summer 2014.

07/14: $29.2k
08/14: $33.3k (big lump paycheck from a previous job)
09/14: $35.5k
10/14: $37.1k
11/14: $39.7k
12/14: $50.4k (second big lump paycheck from previous job, plus stock market runup)
01/15: $51.0k

My progress should usually be more "slow and steady" than this trend implies--my usual monthly increase in net worth should be ~$1.3k.

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« Reply #322 on: February 26, 2015, 03:55:56 PM »
Hi all! I've been lurking for a while and finally decided to throw my hat into the ring for some motivation and accountability. I started tracking my accounts and net worth in Summer 2014.

07/14: $29.2k
08/14: $33.3k (big lump paycheck from a previous job)
09/14: $35.5k
10/14: $37.1k
11/14: $39.7k
12/14: $50.4k (second big lump paycheck from previous job, plus stock market runup)
01/15: $51.0k

My progress should usually be more "slow and steady" than this trend implies--my usual monthly increase in net worth should be ~$1.3k.

Wow great progress I didn't reach that NW till a couple years out of college.

Looking back through my mint history (since 2007) it is amazing how long it takes to get to 100k.
« Last Edit: February 26, 2015, 04:00:36 PM by hexdexorex »

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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #323 on: February 26, 2015, 04:50:48 PM »
My best month yet! Up $7750, largely due to the boatload of overtime I've had the opportunity to put in. I'll keep digging the gold as long as the mine stays open. ;)

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« Reply #324 on: February 26, 2015, 06:36:44 PM »
My best month yet! Up $7750, largely due to the boatload of overtime I've had the opportunity to put in. I'll keep digging the gold as long as the mine stays open. ;)

That's great progress!  They closed the mine here at my work a long time ago.  I'm having a bump this month anyways due to tax return.  I adjusted my withholdings at the end of the year last year so I expect to not get anything back next year.

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« Reply #325 on: February 27, 2015, 02:41:37 PM »
As predicted, a big increase this month. Jumped up ~25% to $12750! Expecting to go back to the slower, more consistent growth for the next few months.

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« Reply #326 on: February 27, 2015, 03:08:03 PM »
As predicted, a big increase this month. Jumped up ~25% to $12750! Expecting to go back to the slower, more consistent growth for the next few months.

Awesome! Unexpected things slowed Pitagirl and I down this month. 25% savings rate instead of the usual ~50%. Sad times.

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« Reply #327 on: February 27, 2015, 07:49:37 PM »
Feb. NW: 5600

Mar. NW: 9300

Next paycheck I should be able to do the 10K happy dance!

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« Reply #328 on: February 27, 2015, 08:47:24 PM »
Feb. NW: 5600

Mar. NW: 9300

Next paycheck I should be able to do the 10K happy dance!
*raises glass* Here's to next month!

EDIT: Wait you mean January and February, not February and March...?

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« Reply #329 on: February 27, 2015, 08:52:29 PM »
Jan 2015: 69.8k
Feb 2015: 73.8k (Back over 70k!)

A larger than expected increase this month, with $2200 of rise in net worth coming from my investments (that's 55% of the growth coming from investments).

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« Reply #330 on: February 27, 2015, 09:04:04 PM »
*raises glass* Here's to next month!

EDIT: Wait you mean January and February, not February and March...?
Oh, yeah, I guess I kind of count forward a bit. Current NW is end of Feb./Mar. 1st number.

And I get paid in a week, so I'll be back between monthly updates to do the happy dance!

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« Reply #331 on: February 28, 2015, 04:37:33 AM »
Broke $30k (and $15k in investments)!

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« Reply #332 on: February 28, 2015, 11:30:53 AM »
I hit positive net worth this month!

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« Reply #333 on: February 28, 2015, 12:24:46 PM »
Medical cost backslide continues ahhhhhhh, will be up next month.

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« Reply #334 on: February 28, 2015, 12:27:59 PM »
Current: $38081

Will update spreadsheet when I get to my laptop.

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« Reply #335 on: February 28, 2015, 10:02:14 PM »
More medical expenses for me (and $5K more due) so happy to be up (only $300 but still a positive increase).

Hope March is a good month for you all!

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« Reply #336 on: February 28, 2015, 11:39:12 PM »
I hit positive net worth this month!

Congratulations!  It gets more intense from that point and you really start to see the numbers grow.

Our numbers for February were bolstered by tax returns coming in, and an appraisal on our house.  We'll probably see less increase next month, though a refinance deal will certainly shake things up a bit.  Shouldn't hit any negative growth, but hard to saw how all the numbers work out in the end.

Jan: $82,878.52
Feb: $92,666.05
Total Increase: $9,787.53

If these numbers keep up we'll clear $100k mid year.

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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #337 on: February 28, 2015, 11:53:01 PM »
I hit positive net worth this month!

Always a great landwark to achieve. Well done!

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« Reply #338 on: February 28, 2015, 11:54:34 PM »
Our numbers for February were bolstered by tax returns coming in, and an appraisal on our house.  We'll probably see less increase next month, though a refinance deal will certainly shake things up a bit.  Shouldn't hit any negative growth, but hard to saw how all the numbers work out in the end.

Jan: $82,878.52
Feb: $92,666.05
Total Increase: $9,787.53

If these numbers keep up we'll clear $100k mid year.

Gettin' close! I hope to be you in another year!

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« Reply #339 on: March 01, 2015, 06:58:41 AM »
Between the stock market doing so well and tons of winter overtime (40 hours of paid OT so far in 2015), February was one of our best months yet!

Hard to believe how much progress my family has made since we hit $0 NW in April of 2014.  I am hoping for $100k in early to mid summer which is unbelievable. 

I wonder how much net worth MMM is directly responsible for helping build through his blog... it has to be millions and always growing.  Kind of cool to think about.

This thread is so positive - everyone is doing awesome.. Keep up the good work all!

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« Reply #340 on: March 01, 2015, 07:38:12 AM »
Between the stock market doing so well and tons of winter overtime (40 hours of paid OT so far in 2015), February was one of our best months yet!

Hard to believe how much progress my family has made since we hit $0 NW in April of 2014.  I am hoping for $100k in early to mid summer which is unbelievable. 

I wonder how much net worth MMM is directly responsible for helping build through his blog... it has to be millions and always growing.  Kind of cool to think about.

This thread is so positive - everyone is doing awesome.. Keep up the good work all!

Nice! We'll have at least 2 people completing the race  this year! I expect to cross the line some time next year.

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« Reply #341 on: March 01, 2015, 09:24:35 AM »
My old home computer crashes each time I try to update the spreadsheet, but here are my numbers for February:

Networth: -31,726.00

Slow progress! I did my taxes yesterday and after playing around with the numbers I decided to recharacterize my Roth contributions and then take some of my Emergency Fund to fully fund a Traditional IRA for 2014. Not only am I getting a 1K larger tax refund, but I also got myself into the 15% tax bracket!! I am super excited!!
I recharacterized also! I ended up in the 25% bracket, even after a recharacterization. Regardless, that saved me $1705 for my 2014 taxes (of course, that just means I'll owe tax on this money later...but it should be at a lower rate - Roth conversion pipeline).

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« Reply #342 on: March 01, 2015, 01:25:03 PM »
My old home computer crashes each time I try to update the spreadsheet, but here are my numbers for February:

Networth: -31,726.00

Slow progress! I did my taxes yesterday and after playing around with the numbers I decided to recharacterize my Roth contributions and then take some of my Emergency Fund to fully fund a Traditional IRA for 2014. Not only am I getting a 1K larger tax refund, but I also got myself into the 15% tax bracket!! I am super excited!!
I recharacterized also! I ended up in the 25% bracket, even after a recharacterization. Regardless, that saved me $1705 for my 2014 taxes (of course, that just means I'll owe tax on this money later...but it should be at a lower rate - Roth conversion pipeline).

Woo-hoo! That is awesome! I am not too worried about the taxes later, as you noted. But it was shocking what a difference the recharacterization made! I feel like I just solved the puzzle or something! I know everyone debates the merits of Roth v. Traditional, but I had never actually done the numbers. This year I am maxing my 403B and I am going to try my damnedest to fully fund the Traditional as well. I am trying to take a new perspective on low-interest debt (student loans in my case) and play the long game....

Haha that's basically what happened to me. I mean, I knew that it would be a tax break of 25% fed + 6% state. But until I actually went to calculate my taxes, for me there was a bit of a mental disconnect between a 31% tax deduction, and that 0.31*5500 = $1705.

What's the interest rate on your loans? And congrats on making maxing your 403b a priority! (I would say congrats on maxing your 403b, but it's only March and I assume you haven't done that yet...=P)

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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #343 on: March 01, 2015, 02:04:14 PM »
My old home computer crashes each time I try to update the spreadsheet, but here are my numbers for February:

Networth: -31,726.00

Slow progress! I did my taxes yesterday and after playing around with the numbers I decided to recharacterize my Roth contributions and then take some of my Emergency Fund to fully fund a Traditional IRA for 2014. Not only am I getting a 1K larger tax refund, but I also got myself into the 15% tax bracket!! I am super excited!!
I recharacterized also! I ended up in the 25% bracket, even after a recharacterization. Regardless, that saved me $1705 for my 2014 taxes (of course, that just means I'll owe tax on this money later...but it should be at a lower rate - Roth conversion pipeline).

Woo-hoo! That is awesome! I am not too worried about the taxes later, as you noted. But it was shocking what a difference the recharacterization made! I feel like I just solved the puzzle or something! I know everyone debates the merits of Roth v. Traditional, but I had never actually done the numbers. This year I am maxing my 403B and I am going to try my damnedest to fully fund the Traditional as well. I am trying to take a new perspective on low-interest debt (student loans in my case) and play the long game....

Haha that's basically what happened to me. I mean, I knew that it would be a tax break of 25% fed + 6% state. But until I actually went to calculate my taxes, for me there was a bit of a mental disconnect between a 31% tax deduction, and that 0.31*5500 = $1705.

What's the interest rate on your loans? And congrats on making maxing your 403b a priority! (I would say congrats on maxing your 403b, but it's only March and I assume you haven't done that yet...=P)

My private loans are variable but are hovering around 3.1% for the last few years. I hope that will remain the trend. I have a 50K balance so it's hard to prioritize investing, but the numbers don't lie! I also have about 90K in federal loans but I am on IBR so reducing my AGI is a double whammy, since my payment on those is based on AGI. I have about 6 years left on PSLF...I know people might yell at me for relying on PSLF, but I think it's the best for me.

This is my first year maxing the 403b....I might reevaluate if loan rates change or circumstances change.
Nice. Yea the numbers don't lie! Though your true after tax student loan interest rate is not 3.1% b/c of the student loan interest deduction (but you have to make sure to keep your AGI under the limit - phaseout of the deduction starts at a MAGI of 65k, and is completely phased out at 80k). By contributing to a traditional 403b or traditional IRA, you will lower your MAGI for the student loan interest deduction.

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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #344 on: March 01, 2015, 07:29:36 PM »
I wonder how much net worth MMM is directly responsible for helping build through his blog... it has to be millions and always growing.  Kind of cool to think about.

This thread is so positive - everyone is doing awesome.. Keep up the good work all!

This. Just looking at the progress made by those who have kept updating is amazing...and it hasn't even been a year since we started this sheet. 

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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #345 on: March 05, 2015, 05:20:58 AM »
End of January update:
Cash/Savings: $3,823
Mutual Funds (non-retirement, house savings): $10,697
Work Retirement Accounts: $31,979

NW: $46,499 (increase of $3,362)

End of February update:
Cash/Savings: $4,317
Mutual Funds (non-retirement, house savings): $10,703
Work Retirement Accounts: $32,968

NW: $47,988 (increase of $1,489)

Almost to the 50% mark (50k) :)  This month I am getting my tax refund which will easily shoot me over the mark and then my normal savings on top of that.  It's funny that I had just started making money seriously a couple years ago and even having 100k saved impossible but now I can really see it being attainable.

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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #346 on: March 05, 2015, 05:46:52 AM »
Hi racers! I just put all my info in the spreadsheet. Does it automatically reorder the rows or do I have to do something to trigger that?

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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #347 on: March 05, 2015, 09:53:09 AM »
I wonder how much net worth MMM is directly responsible for helping build through his blog... it has to be millions and always growing.  Kind of cool to think about.

This thread is so positive - everyone is doing awesome.. Keep up the good work all!

This. Just looking at the progress made by those who have kept updating is amazing...and it hasn't even been a year since we started this sheet.

I know! After a year we should tally up the collective increase in NW that would be sweet to see!

Hi racers! I just put all my info in the spreadsheet. Does it automatically reorder the rows or do I have to do something to trigger that?

Nice! Another in the ranks of Pencil Stash. I don't know if you sorted it but it looks like your data is in the right place now.

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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #348 on: March 05, 2015, 10:30:31 AM »
I estimate I'll hit $100k net worth in 12/2016, and $100k invested assets in 1/2017.

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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #349 on: March 06, 2015, 04:49:33 AM »
This. Just looking at the progress made by those who have kept updating is amazing...and it hasn't even been a year since we started this sheet.

I know! After a year we should tally up the collective increase in NW that would be sweet to see!

Agreed!