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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #300 on: January 06, 2015, 02:22:57 PM »
Good year overall, however the last month didn't pan out to well. I ended up purchasing a car. 06 Honda Hybrid which set me back a little, in addition to the market down turn. Overall it still went up so I can't complain too much! hopefully in the next few months I'll be able to graduate from this thread into into the race to 1 million. Until then 100,000 here I come

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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #301 on: January 07, 2015, 12:13:57 AM »
Me too I'm racing towards 100k, but I didn't initially posted since I was already at more than 10k when I started reading MMM (January 2014). Anyway I've decided to put down my progression to both keep track and analyze what I did.
I am in full mustachian mode since august 2014 (biking everywhere, homemade lunch, no shopping for materialistic shit, and so on).

My total assets in middle september 2012, when I finished my master (I'm now 29, working and living in Switzerland) and started working as a researcher at my university, was 11k chf:
1k swiss franc in a cash account
10k gold bullion inherited by my grandfather, never known him, it's actually the only thing I have left of him.

After ~28 months I've now a total of 66k swiss francs (switch job in between, started working in industry for a small bump in pay):
16k company pension plan
15k retirement account
10k bullion (I struggle to sell it, there is my fucking name engraved in it! from my grandpa!)
25k taxable account investment

I'm very happy for the moment (+55k in 28 months, ~2k/month in switzerland is very difficult), but is amazing to see that my total at the end of 2014 was 35k, and I did manage to save 31k only in the last 12 months.....

By end of 2015 I should reach 100k, also +89k in 40 months. It's amazing only to think about it :)

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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #302 on: January 28, 2015, 09:06:05 PM »
I've called my end of January NW early as I've been paid and won't be adding any more to savings this week - up to $23700 from $20895 with more medical payments in the mix so pretty happy.

My Super (Australian pension scheme - inaccessible before 65 years old, so not included in this challenge) is also up $3.5K in a month (and $27.5K over 12 months) so happy with my overall progress.

Looking forward to seeing some good results from other challengers next week!

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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #303 on: January 29, 2015, 11:57:38 AM »
Down a few k due to a $2,780 medical bill and paying insurance for the next 6 months... ahhhh next month I will be back up again
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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #304 on: January 30, 2015, 06:41:51 AM »
Up about $3k this month to about $28,750 in Net Worth and $14,500 in invested assets*.

*ignores some numismatic investments (silver), and some other things with a total combined value of around $2k.

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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #305 on: January 30, 2015, 09:28:01 AM »
I did it! I surpassed the $30K line in Networth ($30,781).

With a bit of a downward fluctuation in stocks, I didn't think it was going to surpass, but it did :) I'm so proud of myself. Godspeed to 100K!

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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #306 on: January 30, 2015, 11:41:23 AM »
I did it! I surpassed the $30K line in Networth ($30,781).

With a bit of a downward fluctuation in stocks, I didn't think it was going to surpass, but it did :) I'm so proud of myself. Godspeed to 100K!

Congratulations!  That's an exciting mark to reach.  It's bitter sweet at the end of the month to be seeing the market drop.  On one hand it lowers my networth, on the other hand it allows me to buy more stock at the beginning of the month :-D

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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #307 on: January 30, 2015, 11:43:35 AM »
Went up by $4218 to$ 43,320 because I am now partially vested in my employers 401(k) contributions!

January was also my last month living rent-free, so I shouldn't be increasing my NW by such leaps and bounds anymore :(. Still, not bad for 1 year of a full-time job after graduation.

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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #308 on: January 30, 2015, 04:32:14 PM »
Ouch, stocks just went on sale, which put a bit of a damper on my NW this month.  Originally it had went up by the same amount as my take home pay, mostly due to the 5th paycheck.

Dec: $77,499.77
Jan: $82,878.52

Increase of $5,378.75

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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #309 on: January 30, 2015, 04:44:14 PM »
Slow and steady here...

Dec 2014: 16837.97
Jan 2015: 17374.40

Not much of an increase and mainly due to contributions. Glad to start seeing every one else's numbers.

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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #310 on: January 30, 2015, 09:08:17 PM »
Well, not quite as high as it could have been thanks to the stock market, but definitely higher than it would have been if my tax refund hadn't come just in time!

Assets: 39,050
Liabilities: 33,150
Feb. NW: 5900

Jan. NW: 3350
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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #311 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 #312 on: January 31, 2015, 08:12:05 AM »
Broke the 50K mark!

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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #313 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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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #314 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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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #315 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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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #316 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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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #317 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 #318 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 #319 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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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #320 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 #321 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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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #322 on: February 03, 2015, 12:07:22 PM »
6/30/2014: -$6922
7/31/2014: $2291 (yay positive! - downgraded car, don't expect $9k every month!)
8/31/2014: $5896
9/30/2014: $11,201
10/31/2014: $14,610
11/30/2014: $21,534
12/31/2014: $24,703
1/31/2015: $22,583

Oh, the joys of marriage ;) I bought an engagement ring, plane tickets and booked a hotel. This isn't the most Mustachian, but the choices were made carefully and are one-item expenses that were planned for. A little "bonus", since I'm using Serve to load up a Visa for a bonus, my rent payment was disbursed before the 1st instead of the usual after, so yet another big chunk out. Overall negative, and the check for the new water filtration system I bought for my rental property hasn't even been cashed yet. But I do expect February to be net positive, anyway. My end of January 401k contribution and match haven't kicked in yet. And I might actually get that hotel booking back... but I'm not counting those chicks before they hatch. Also my (soon to be fianc้e) will be paying me back her half of the plane tickets and hotel, so that will help!
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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #323 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 #324 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 #325 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 #326 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 #327 on: February 13, 2015, 06:04:02 PM »
I crossed the 100k mark last month. Woo hoo!

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« Reply #328 on: February 13, 2015, 09:25:15 PM »
I crossed the 100k mark last month. Woo hoo!
Congrats, Guizmo!!

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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #329 on: February 13, 2015, 10:31:16 PM »
I crossed the 100k mark last month. Woo hoo!
Congratulations!!

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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #330 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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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #331 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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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #332 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 #333 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.
I blog about my journey to FIRE at thechedda.com

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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #334 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.
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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #335 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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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #336 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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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #337 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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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #338 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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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #339 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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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #340 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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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #341 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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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #342 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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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #343 on: February 28, 2015, 04:37:33 AM »
Broke $30k (and $15k in investments)!

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« Reply #344 on: February 28, 2015, 11:30:53 AM »
I hit positive net worth this month!

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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #345 on: February 28, 2015, 12:24:46 PM »
Medical cost backslide continues ahhhhhhh, will be up next month.
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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #346 on: February 28, 2015, 12:27:59 PM »
Current: $38081

Will update spreadsheet when I get to my laptop.

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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #347 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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Re: Race from 10 too 100k!!
« Reply #348 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 #349 on: February 28, 2015, 11:53:01 PM »
I hit positive net worth this month!

Always a great landwark to achieve. Well done!