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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1600 on: March 19, 2018, 03:14:04 PM »
Column 1: investments (retirement + otherwise):
Column 2: total net worth (including investments, savings account and the paid off part of the house)
 7/17/17    $182,905   $301,487
 8/17/17    $184,943   $301,381
 9/17/17    $191,576   $308,692
10/17/17   $197,557   $314,090
11/17/17   $201,230   $315,249
12/17/17   $210,178   $328,245
1/17/18     $225,531   $340,364
2/17/18     $224,612   $344,742
3/17/18     $226,810   $339,652
not bad considering I didn't get paid last month.

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1601 on: March 19, 2018, 03:58:53 PM »
Entering the race on the very last lap:

January 2017   $144 155
February         $150 588
March             $160 822
April               $169 962
May                $176 685
June               $183 782
July                $187 719
August            $188 363
September      $204 454
October           $209 166
November       $216 901
December       $224 538

January 2018    $231 016
February           $235 391
March                 ?
April                   Target for reaching the Quarter Million!

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1602 on: March 27, 2018, 01:57:55 PM »
Forgot to update at beginning of March.


Investments only:

2/1/18  -  $198,264.59
3/1/18 - $204,079.63

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1603 on: March 28, 2018, 09:38:00 PM »
2016-08-01   102
2016-10-01   110
2016-12-31   138
2017-03-31   162
2017-06-30   183
2017-09-30   198
2017-12-24   232
2018-03-29   242

It's been a poor quarter mainly due to stock returns however I'm close to having another 10 grand to throw into the market so the next update will push us past 250k.

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1604 on: March 29, 2018, 11:52:50 PM »
Bills are done, and markets are closed, so what the heck.

Up $8,430.68 to $242,448.77.

Took advantage of some overtime, and my 403b match for last year finally dropped in. Good month!

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1605 on: March 30, 2018, 06:57:05 AM »
Couldn't wait considering the markets won't be changing any between now and 4/1:

Received my company profit sharing + a significant tax "refund" which was really a credit owed to us.  Despite the rocky market this month, we've crossed the $250k threshold:
6/1/2016: 102k
4/1/2018: 251k

Life events between: adopted a little boy, got promoted, started a new job in a new state, sold a house, and bought a house.

Here's to just as much excitement but hopefully fewer life altering changes in the next thread!

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1606 on: March 30, 2018, 07:35:19 AM »
Congrats on graduating, @aneel! Those past two years sound like a freakin' gauntlet. Hope to see you in the next thread by the end of the year!

And looks like we'll be losing @SpareChange  and @steveo very soon as well! Hope you fine folks hit your marks soon too!

 


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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1607 on: March 30, 2018, 07:40:43 AM »
Dec 2017: 102,068.04
Jan 2018: 108,443.97
Feb 2018: 108,726.52
Mar 2018: 109,126.43

Another month of poor market returns for me. Also went on vacation this month, so progress has slowed down a bit.

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1608 on: March 30, 2018, 08:00:59 AM »
Taxable investments

12/2016: $56,197
01/2017: $59,598
02/2017: $94,135
03/2017: $96,711
04/2017: $100,313
05/2017: $104,001
06/2017: $107,339
07/2017: $111,240 +$2,680/+$1,221 Contribution/Investment Gain
08/2017: $113,472 +$2,680/-$448 Contribution/Investment Loss
09/2017: $117,719 +$2,680/$1,567 Contribution/Investment Gain
10/2017: $119,898 +$0/+$2,179 Contribution/Investment Gain
11/2017: $121,666 +$0/+$1,768 Contribution/Investment Gain
12/2017: $125,576 +$2,680/$1,230 Contribution/Investment Gain
01/2018: $130,690 +$1,570/$3,544 Contribution/Investment Gain
02/2018: $130,112 +$1,570/-$2,147 Contribution/Investment Loss
03/2018: $170,547 +$42,355/-$1,920 Contribution/Investment Loss

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1609 on: March 30, 2018, 08:27:18 AM »
6/1/2017 - $115,738
6/30/2017 $117,232 ~ +1.29%
7/31/2017 $119,087 ~ +1.58%
8/31/2017 $123,218 ~ +3.47%
9/30/2017 $123,886 ~ +0.54%
10/31/2017 $125,468.75 +1.28%
11/30/2017 $124,036.64 ~-1.14%   - Almost a new leap day  ;)
12/31/2017 $130,952.23 ~5.58%   - Side note: previous month didn't have tax liens so this % is a little skewed
1/31/2018  $135,011.70 ~ 3.10%
2/28/2018  $135,864.07 ~ 0.63%

3/30/2018   $138,236.93 ~2.39%

Numbers based on Mint

Hmmm... considering the market(and the overall downward movement), it's nice to see overall, things going up!

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1610 on: March 30, 2018, 08:36:22 AM »
Taxable investments


03/2018: $170,547 +$42,355/-$1,920 Contribution/Investment Loss

WOW

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1611 on: March 30, 2018, 08:40:20 AM »
Code: [Select]

Jan-2014 $24,525.00
Jan-2015 $32,090.00
Jan-2016 $39,258.00
Jan-2017 $59,072.00 (found MMM   3/17)
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                Total       Saved       Market G/L
01/01/18 93684.00   2136.40 908.60
02/01/18 103443.00   4675.00     5084.00
03/01/18 100621.00   1645.00    -4467.00
04/01/18 100572.00   1645.00    -1694.00

Still over 100k!

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1612 on: March 30, 2018, 09:20:47 AM »
Aug 2016      $104,410.00
Sept 2016    $106,084.00   
Oct 2016       $107,559.00
Nov 2016      $103,227.00
Dec 2016      $107,460.00
Jan 2017       $111,400.00
Feb 2017       $145,239.58
Mar 2017       $154,141.21
Apr 2017        $160,150.58
May 2017       $156,334.39
June 2017      $162,557.18
July 2017       $170,357.32
August 2017   $174,107.52
Oct 2017        $184,884.82
Nov 2017       $198,945.16
Dec 2017       $206,349.74
Jan 2018       $209,636.49
Feb 2018      $229, 479.48
Mar 2018       $226,966.28
Apr 2018     $225,520.37 -$1445.91

Large expenses this month: $700 Costco cash card (timed for a 10% Discover cash back bonus), plane tickets for Thanksgiving travel, $1250 in federal taxes, and $500 in honeymoon travel expenses. Restaurant spending was a little high this month.

Upcoming expenses/income: I should get a state tax refund next month, and we will have additional wedding expenses, plus some home renovation spending. I may be accelerating some utility and insurance payments to hit a minimum credit card spend. Take-home pay should decrease by about $100 after adjusting withholding.

I wonder how long we'll be buying stocks on sale?

Google doc link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Z8OcegKpbeNJoqSI0nzoBuypFKqDD7BT2SS60oFEeCw/edit#gid=0
« Last Edit: March 30, 2018, 09:24:47 AM by Imustacheyouaquestion »

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1613 on: March 30, 2018, 09:23:49 AM »

Here's to just as much excitement but hopefully fewer life altering changes in the next thread!

Congrats! I started just a few months after you and hope I can catch you in the next thread soon :)

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1614 on: March 30, 2018, 10:23:25 AM »

It is going to be really weird for those of us who have ever only known gains our whole investing life of up to the past 9 years (almost literally, the Great Recession bottomed out March 9, 2009) when the good times stop being good. 


Frankly, I'm looking forward to it. I started investing in 2012 and have never experienced anything other than small downturns. If you have a stable job, a sustained bear market during your working years is a tremendous opportunity to stockpile assets.

I am trying to keep that mindset too. "Focus on the number of shares you're buying, Nick, not necessarily on the current value. When the market goes on a strong bull run again, you'll see how fast your portfolio rockets up."

But yes, with everyone having apps, and able to check balances whenever, it's hard not to focus on the current value.

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1615 on: March 30, 2018, 02:49:56 PM »
Taxable investments


03/2018: $170,547 +$42,355/-$1,920 Contribution/Investment Loss

WOW
Sold a house, reinvested 40k of the equity here, the rest went into the new house.  Nowhere nearly as impressive with the background story.

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1616 on: March 31, 2018, 05:05:47 AM »
Joining in on the fun.

03/01/18: $100,871
04/01/18: $104,410

My goal is to complete this thread in 2.5 years, by Sept 2020. Stretch goal is March 2020.

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1617 on: March 31, 2018, 07:52:22 AM »
31-Oct-16: $121,639
30-Nov-16: $128,335
31-Dec-16: $134,179
31-Jan-17: $140,623
28-Feb-17: $148,087
31-Mar-17: $153,745
30-Apr-17: $161,518
30-Jun-17: $171,538
31-Jul-17: $179,124
31-Aug-17: $180,682
30-Sep-17: $192,217
31-Oct-17: $199,128
30-Nov-17: $207,436
30-Dec-17: $222,019
31-Jan-18: $236,834
28-Feb-18: $234,108
31-Mar-18: $234,454

This month I was able to out save my losses in the investments... by a whole $300! Better than nothing.

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1618 on: March 31, 2018, 08:02:35 AM »
January 1, 2018        : $97,318
February 2, 2018       : $104,695
March 1,2018            : $107,006
March 30, 2018         : $115,189

Tax returns, bonus and an extra paycheck month helped increase net worth despite the stock market volatility.
Hopefully raise next month will add cherry to the icing.

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1619 on: March 31, 2018, 08:46:04 AM »
04/01/2017 - 114,128.11
05/01/2017 - 123,935.63
06/01/2017 - 127,228.98
07/01/2017 - 128,638.92
08/01/2017 - 133,202.60
09/01/2017 - 135,706.79
10/01/2017 - 141,346.00
11/01/2017 - 146,788.93
12/01/2017 - 153,023.95
12/31/2017 - 156,988.01
01/30/2018 - 166,995.57
02/28/2018 - 164,404.90

03/31/2018 - 163,625.13 - Another down month, though not quite as bad as Feb.  Trying to focus on all those discounted shares I'm buying with my weekly auto-contributions.

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1620 on: March 31, 2018, 05:30:43 PM »

            Net Worth      investment and cash assets
Mar 2016      $28,361      $74,408
Jun 2016      $40,970      $81,270
Sep 2016      $57,895      $92,035
Dec 2016      $80,499     $100,376
Jan 2017      $87,257     $104,880
Feb 2017      $93,080     $110,760
Mar 2017      $99,766     $116,593
Apr 2017      $97,334      $89,230  Bought a house
May 2017     $100,755      $93,943
Jun 2017     $102,562      $96,048
Jul 2017     $107,420     $101,106
Aug 2017     $107,530     $102,450
Sep 2017     $112,554     $106,887
Oct 2017     $116,826     $110,677
Nov 2017     $122,380     $115,275
Dec 2017     $128,724     $121,976
Jan 2018     $136,288     $127,999
Feb 2018     $140,881     $132,219
Mar 2018     $133,930     $124,857


Ouch.  Replaced our AC unit this month and with the poor market it was a recipe for bad numbers.  At least investments are on sale. Onward and upwards.
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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1621 on: March 31, 2018, 06:31:47 PM »
Investments and liquid assets, not including condo equity:

April 15, 2017 -           164,900
May 1, 2017 -             ? (Lost info)
June 1, 2017 -            ? (Lost info)
July 1, 2017 -             180,808
August 10, 2017 -       189,280
September 1, 2017 -   193,727
October 1, 2017 -        209,968
November 1, 2017 -     220,602
December 1, 2017 -     225,918
January 1, 2018 -        232,213
February 1, 2018 -       245,447
March 1, 2018 -           242,789
April 1, 2018 -             246,140

A positive month despite the market downturn.  My condo is rented again, which is a huge help, and the renters are supposed to buy in a few months if all goes well.  The government owes me something more than 10k between all the back pay for my job and my tax return.  I feel like I am just a free loan to them...  Hopefully I will get some of that money this next month.

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1622 on: March 31, 2018, 06:39:27 PM »
1/12/18 - $75,103.12
1/16/18 - $83,567.53
2/1/18 - $94,138.48
2/15/18 - $91,543.60
3/4/18 - $106,647.81
3/15/18-$113,810.14
4/1/18-$118,457.70 took a beating on the retirement accounts but slightly offset most of the loss with gains elsewhere.

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1623 on: March 31, 2018, 08:14:56 PM »
Jan 1, 2018 - $201,283.30
Feb 1, 2018 - $215,187.87 (Wife got big match in 401k) and market huge month.
Mar 1, 2018 - $211,493.56 (Darn market slump and making extra payments on car loan)
Apr 1, 2018 - $212,262.61 (I'll take an increase with the way the market acted last month. ALSO, paid off our last car loan!)

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1624 on: March 31, 2018, 09:14:11 PM »
Nov 1: 131,132
Dec 1: 136,176
Jan 1: 144,773
Feb 1: 154,787
Mar 1: 152,595
Apr 1: 157,954

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1625 on: April 01, 2018, 04:50:53 AM »
Here's to just as much excitement but hopefully fewer life altering changes in the next thread!

Congrats!!

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1626 on: April 01, 2018, 04:52:45 AM »
And looks like we'll be losing @SpareChange  and @steveo very soon as well! Hope you fine folks hit your marks soon too!

Thank you sir! Me too. Time to blow this joint. :)

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1627 on: April 01, 2018, 07:36:13 AM »


Feb 1, 2016 - $90k
Jan 1, 2017 - $177k
Jan 1, 2018 - $196k
Feb 1, 2018 - $214,462
March 1, 2018 $225,651
April 1, 2018 $238,764

I知 still on track to hit my goal of 250k this month, but it値l be a little close and if the stock market drops even 1-2% it won稚 happen.

I知 also the sole breadwinner and as of now I知 quitting my job on May 4th as long as everything still works out as planned. Our savings will like drop from around $13,500/mo down to $10,000/mo, but I値l be working 50 hrs/wk instead of 75, and will be in a far less stressful position. The trade off to me will be worth it. Biggest fear is leaving current job and something falling through on the new one. Lot of money left on that table.
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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1628 on: April 01, 2018, 09:48:57 AM »
Nov. 1 2015:  $101,701.11 --- gain of $8,228.48
Dec 1 2015:  $106,488.64 --- gain of $4,787.53
Jan. 1 2016:  $107,709.77 --- gain of $1,221.14
Feb. 1 2016:  $106,318.40 --- loss of $1,402.91
Mar. 1 2016:  $108,550.55 --- gain of $2,232.15
Apr. 1 2016:  $115,724.63 --- gain of $7,174.08  woohoo market swing up!
May 1 2016:  $119,946.35 --- gain of $4,221.72
June 1 2016:  $125,160.93 --- gain of $5,214.58
July 1 2016:  $127,094.93 --- gain of $1,934.00
August 1 2016:  $133,039.69 --- gain of $5,944.76
September 1 2016:  $136,465.21 --- gain of $3,425.52
October 1 2016:  $140,391.81 --- gain of $3,926.60
November 1 2016:  $145,497.13 --- gain of $5,105.32
December 1 2016:  $149,771.11 -- gain of  $3,732.60
January 1 2017:  $153,948.79 -- gain of $4,177.68
February 1 2017:  $163,262.29 -- gain of $9,313.60 
March 1 2017:  $169,266.73 -- gain of $6,004.44  January had 5 paychecks, so extra went in savings, which made this a better-than-average month.
April 1 2017:  $173,615.56 -- gain of $4,398.83
May 1 2017:  $179,910.03 -- gain of $6,294.47
June 1 2017:  $185,658.02 -- gain of $5,747.99
July 1 2017:  $189,004.34 -- gain of $3,346.32
August 1 2017:  $194,775.49 -- gain of $5,771.15
September 1 2017:  $198,403.35 -- gain of $3,627.86
October 1 2017:  $203,102.05 -- gain of $4,698.70
November 1 2017:  $210,951.82 -- gain of $7,849.76
December 1 2017:  $216,449.55 -- gain of $5,497.73
January 1 2018:  $219,525.37 -- gain of $3,075.82
February 1 2018:  $246,732.17
March 1 2018:  $242,060.78  Market went downnnnn.

The link to the spreadsheet is:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Z8OcegKpbeNJoqSI0nzoBuypFKqDD7BT2SS60oFEeCw/edit?usp=sharing

April 1 2018:  $246,426.26  Hopefully April will get us over the 250 mark.

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1629 on: April 01, 2018, 11:29:10 AM »
DateNet WorthTotal GainsSavedMarket GainsSaving Rate
5/31/2017$101,344.65+$2,422.39+$1,478.82+$943.57+23%
6/30/2017$100,060.05-$1,284.60-$1,601.89+$317.29-26%
7/31/2017$103,868.70+$3,808.65+$2,550.76+$1,257.89+39%
8/31/2017$104,537.62+$668.92+$1,100.88-$431.96+14%
9/30/2017$107,892.53+$3,354.91+$2,288.37+$1,066.54+33%
10/31/2017$110,221.54+$2,329.01+$1,193.40+$1,135.61+30%
11/30/2017$111,408.49+$1,186.95+$268.63+$918.32+4%
12/31/2017$132,802.54+$21,394.05+$5,134.14+$16,259.91+59%
1/31/2018$137,862.25+$5,060.29+$1,119.44+$3,940.85+25%
2/28/2018$137,431.49-$430.76+$2,213.75-$2,644.51+26%
3/31/2018$136,819.12-$612.37-$686.31+$73.94-25%

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1630 on: April 01, 2018, 01:50:02 PM »



Dec 2016 - $129.04 k
Jan 2017 - $133.53 k
Feb 2017 - $139.23 k
Mar 2017 - $145.40 k
Apr 2017 - $149.59 k
May 2017 - $155.36 k
Jun 2017 -  $160.27 k
July 2017 - $167.24 k
Aug 2017 - $171.00 k
Sep 2017 - $178.27 k (5 paychecks instead of 4)
Oct 2017 - $184.61 k
Nov 2017 - $190.83 k
Dec 2017 - $196.66 k
Jan 2018 - $210.26 k
Feb 2018 - $205.18 k (market loss plus one less paycheck)

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Mar 2018 - $211.20 k

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1631 on: April 01, 2018, 01:50:59 PM »
01/2017:  $42,000
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01/2018:  $143,602
02/2018:  $151,025
03/2018:  $158,208
04/2018:  $161,505

Still trending upward despite the market! And just got about a $15k raise at work, so the slope of the graph should go up this year.

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1632 on: April 01, 2018, 02:23:36 PM »
$43,153 - Jan 2016
$67,328 - Jan 2017

$119,626 - Jan 2018
$123,301 - Feb 2018
$127,224 - Mar 2018

$126,450 - Apr 2018

First negative in a while, so that痴 a bit disappointing.  Market bit me.  Planning to buy a house in the next 12 months, with a bit of luck I can nab one cheap.

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1633 on: April 01, 2018, 09:34:21 PM »
20171102:  $107.8K
20170620:  $106.6K
20170615:  $105.4K
20170608:  $105.0K
20170529:  $103.6K
20180401:  $128.0K

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1634 on: April 01, 2018, 11:14:20 PM »
Ummm yup. Pretty uneventful quarter here.
Quarter StockBondCash  +House       XIRR
Q3 2016:  $112,200     $165,800      13.6%
Q4 2016:  $124,300     $178,500      16.1%
Q1 2017:  $148,300     $203,300      12.1%
Q2 2017:  $160,548     $217,018      11.8%
Q3 2017:  $178,042     $235,102      13.3%
Q4 2017:  $203,082     $260,736      15.6%
Q1 2018:  $213,941     $272,491      12.3%

XIRR excludes saving bonds and cash.

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1635 on: April 01, 2018, 11:15:48 PM »
First number is retirement savings, second is total NW.

January 2015: $98,619

January 2016: $101,235
December 2016: $140,779 (total NW $269,089)

January 2017: $151,307 (total NW $276,052)
December 2017: $193,677 (total NW $364,276)

January 2018: $203,876
February 2018: $200,867 (total NW $382,740)
March 2018: $196,371 (total NW $393,470) ouch with the market losses this month

Goal is to hit $250k by the end of 2018.

I know the total NW is over $250k but I'm focused on retirement only for this challenge. A good chunk of the NW is real estate equity.

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1636 on: April 02, 2018, 07:05:54 AM »
NW // Inv. Assets

5/1/17 - $115,775  //  $92,843
6/1/17 - $132,067  //  $96,095
7/1/17 - $134,078  //  $96,404
8/1/17 - $142,711  //  $100,068
9/1/17 - $144,009 // $102,800
10/1/17 - $146,185 // $106,104
11/1/17 - $151,793 // $111,791
12/1/17 - $155,245 // $116,204
1/1/18 - $157,542 // $115,616
2/1/18 - $165,472 // $123,775
3/1/18 - $168,156 // $124,110

4/2/18 - $177,092 // $127,541 - 3 paycheck month, tax refund hit, another $2k bonus hit...a lot went to investments, but holding back some cash for some house repairs coming up.

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1637 on: April 02, 2018, 08:10:04 AM »
Month   Networth   Investments   Debt
12/31/16   $115,671   $64,692   -$116,564
01/31/17   $119,371   $66,070   -$114,764
02/28/17   $124,835   $67,186   -$110,416
03/31/17   $129,469   $67,472   -$106,068
04/30/17   $125,786   $67,858   -$101,720
05/31/17   $134,698   $70,822   -$97,372
06/30/17   $140,666   $82,983   -$93,024
07/31/17   $153,716   $92,589   -$88,676
08/31/17   $159,027   $96,256   -$84,328
09/30/17   $168,105   $100,416   -$79,980
10/31/17   $181,050   $106,552   -$75,632
11/30/17   $192,875   $111,570   -$71,284
12/31/17   $209,837   $123,158   -$66,936
01/31/18   $226,173   $140,791   -$65,161
02/28/18   $227,345   $139,409   -$63,519
03/31/18   $230,611   $140,661   -$61,852

Last few months have pushed out the projection by a few, but still heading in the right direction! A couple more years and these market swings are going to be pretty tough to compensate for by our contributions, I guess a good problem to have. Might hit 250k in June

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1638 on: April 02, 2018, 08:34:52 AM »
Background on net worth: No kids, 1 dog (he's a very good boy), we own a house.

08/2013: $9,216- had been making 18k, got a job making 27k
02/2014: $14,413- new job in December making 38k
08/2014: $17,890
02/2015: $34,041
08/2015: $58,584 - new job in May making 55k
02/2016: $77,264
09/2016: $96,145

10/31/2016: $101,606        (+$2,334)
11/17/2016: $103,940        (+$2,334)
12/30/2016: $109,785.19   (+$5,845.19)
1/31/2017:   $112,318.74   (+$2,533.55)
2/28/2017:   $119,499.39   (+$7,180.65)
3/31/2017:   $124,640.83   (+$5,141.44)
4/30/2017:   $109,329.00   (-$15,311.83)
5/31/2017:   $108,986.53   (-$342.47)
6/30/2017:   $114,809.37   (+$5,822.84) Husband started working making 75k
7/31/2017:   $118,822.63   (+$4,013.26)
8/31/2017:   $127,150.06   (+$8,327.43)
9/29/2017:   $137,371.91   (+$10,221.85)
10/31/2017: $131,182.62   (-$6,189.29)
11/30/2017: $160,216.75   (+$29,034.13) We bought a house!
12/31/2017: $167,991.01   (+$7,774.26)
1/31/2018:   $180,969.37   (+$12,978.36) Husband started new job making $61k plus bonus
2/28/2018:   $184,798.13   (+$3,828.76)
3/31/2018:   $184,548.87   (-$249.26)

Ouch. This ended up being an expensive month and the market losses didn't help. We had almost $900 in medical expenses and bought a $1.5k painting direct from an artist, plus our theater subscription renewal hit this month too. On the bright side my 2k raise should start hitting the paychecks in April and we are almost done with the big house purchases. We built a patio this month which was our second to last big house project. The only thing left on the list is a fence and we haven't actually decided we want one yet.
Not so bright side: We've realized that my husband hasn't been getting paid his bonuses since he start the new job. He doesn't feel comfortable asking the financial manager/co-owner about it due to his own feelings that he hasn't been a good hire for them. It doesn't help that she hasn't been in the office much for him to ask. I am getting frustrated about this, but don't want to push him too much.

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1639 on: April 02, 2018, 08:43:47 AM »
Jan. 1, 2017 - 103,000
Feb. 1, 2017 - 106,500
Mar. 1 2017  - 102,500
Apr. 1  2017 -  110,000
May 1  2017 -  112,500
June 1 2017 -  113,500
July  1 2017 -  120,500
Aug. 1 2017 -  131,000
Sept. 1 2017-  131,000
Oct.  1  2017-  131,500
Nov. 1  2017 - 135,000
Dec. 1  2017 - 140,000
Jan. 1   2018 - 160,000
Feb. 1   2018-  168,000
Mar. 1   2018-  168,000
April 1   2018-  169,000

Got paid the 1Q paycheck from the side business as the saving grace for this month.  Lately Home Depot has been the biggest bite out of the savings. 



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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1640 on: April 02, 2018, 01:21:25 PM »
   Jul 1, 2016      -$19,048    
   Jan 1, 2017      -$25,189     <--Found MMM
   Jan 1, 2018       $110,473    
   Feb 1       $116,237    
   Mar 1       $122,184    
   Apr 1       $122,764     (+580)

I only count investment accounts minus loans (low interest student loans). Saved $4990 but only went up $580, got some cheap stocks out of my normal buying plan I suppose.

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1641 on: April 02, 2018, 06:57:43 PM »
We have now closed on our house so things are stable enough to join.  Tracking everything except real estate in this challenge

6/30:  198.7k
6/30:  198.7k
7/31:  207.5k

If we can continue this pace, we would hit 250k at the end of the year.
6/30:  198.7k
7/31:  207.5k
8/31:  211.8k
6/17:  198.7k
7/17:  207.5k
8/17:  211.8k
9/17:  222.1k
10/17: *missing*
11/17:  234.7k
12/17:  242.4k

3/18:  263.3k

Decided to start tracking quarterly this year so not sure when I crossed the 250k mark.  On to the next thread (fingers crossed that a market pullback doesn't bring me back!)


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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1642 on: April 02, 2018, 07:01:48 PM »
05/31/2017: $101,116
06/30/2017: $105,800
07/31/2017: $108,102
08/31/2017: $109,173
09/30/2017: $112,641
10/31/2017: $114,947
11/30/2017: $120,950
12/31/2017: $130,109
01/31/2018: $135,205
02/28/2018: $136,931
03/31/2018: $144,290

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1643 on: April 02, 2018, 07:41:53 PM »
We have now closed on our house so things are stable enough to join.  Tracking everything except real estate in this challenge

6/30:  198.7k
6/30:  198.7k
7/31:  207.5k

If we can continue this pace, we would hit 250k at the end of the year.
6/30:  198.7k
7/31:  207.5k
8/31:  211.8k
6/17:  198.7k
7/17:  207.5k
8/17:  211.8k
9/17:  222.1k
10/17: *missing*
11/17:  234.7k
12/17:  242.4k

3/18:  263.3k

Decided to start tracking quarterly this year so not sure when I crossed the 250k mark.  On to the next thread (fingers crossed that a market pullback doesn't bring me back!)

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1644 on: April 02, 2018, 08:32:41 PM »
Jun 2015:  $50k
Oct 2016:  $100k
Nov 2017:  $150k
1 April 2018: $160,000

I'm just counting shares and cash, and ignoring my retirement fund (superannuation) & student debt (hecs). My goal is to reach $200k by the end of 2018. That's providing the stock market doesn't drop too much. I'll get a decent tax return (~$6k in August) and my parents are gifting me $10k, which will push me to that $200k mark.

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1645 on: April 03, 2018, 05:18:38 AM »
Goal of $200,000 by June of 2018.

Jan 1/16 - $105,809.20
Feb 1/16 - $102,834.20
Mar 1/16 - $105,602.70
Apr 1/16 - $108,749.60
May 1/16 - $111,301.30
Jun 1/16 - $115,863.40
Jul 1/16 - $117,155.44
Aug 1/16 - $121,029.58
Sept 1/16 - $115,764.20
Oct 1/16 - $118,878.00
Nov 1/16 - $121,182.02
Dec 1/16 - $122,740.03
Jan 1/17 - $126,041.95
Feb 1/17 - $126,222.84
Mar 1/17 - $131,614.25
Apr 1/17 - $138,777.41
May 1/17 - $143,059.30
Jun 1/17 (Goal of $150,000) - $145,507.49
Jul 1/17 - $144,570.34
Aug 1/17 - $144,686.48
Sept 1/17 - $147,458.04
Oct 1/17 - $152,266.77
Nov 1/17 - $158,846.78
Dec 1/17 - $162,149.53
Jan 1/18 - $164,613.88
Feb 1/18 - $165,721.03
Mar 1/18 - $173,486.45
Apr 1/18 - $174,725.03 - After last months insane gains, I was hoping to be in the $180's this month.  Guess that will have to wait a while longer.

Unless the market does something big, it doesn't look like I'm going to hit my goal of $200k in June.

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1646 on: April 03, 2018, 01:10:37 PM »
Marketable securities: 

12/15 ~    $81,000
12/16 ~  $109,000
01/17 ~  $116,000
02/17 ~  $122,000
03/17 ~  $125,000
04/17 ~  $130,000
05/17 ~  $130,000
06/17 ~  $134,000
07/17 ~  $138,000
08/17 ~  $142,000
09/17 ~  $148,000
10/17 ~  $151,000
11/17 ~  $158,000
12/17 ~  $164,000     
01/18 ~  $174,000
02/18 ~  $172,000
03/18 ~  $175,000

Put up a post with a little more detail, but it looks like investments were a little bit of a headwind this month.  Over the last two months declines have offset pretty much all of my savings.   I am trying to mentally prepare myself for a year where all of the savings are offset by declines.  I am sure it is going to be hard to keep up motivation in that environment.
« Last Edit: April 03, 2018, 01:12:53 PM by CorpRaider »

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1647 on: April 03, 2018, 08:25:39 PM »
Hi everyone.   I would like to join this race.  I've been trying to be frugal and save more ever since I got out of debt in late 2013.  I just found MMM last December, and this January I created a Mint account.  This is the first time I've ever tried to actually keep a written budget.  Oh my gosh, it's so much FUN!  Maybe I'm just a total nerd.  Anyways, this place is amazing and you all are very inspiring.

Total NW

Jan 2014-  $10k
Jan 2015-  $30k
Jan 2016-  $52k
Jan 2017-  $80k
Jan 2018-  $106k

Feb 1, 2018-  $109k
March 1, 2018-  $113k



April 1, 2018-  $117k
It's been a good month.  We haven't been affected by the market at all because (big facepunch) all $117k is sitting in a savings account.   I know, terrible.

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1648 on: April 04, 2018, 08:25:09 AM »
I am trying to mentally prepare myself for a year where all of the savings are offset by declines.  I am sure it is going to be hard to keep up motivation in that environment.

Yes. This is where I am too. We've put about $7,000 into our 401K/IRAs thus far in 2018, and with the market being down 3 or 4% for the year, pretty much all of our contributions have been offset. I think our balance is pretty flat for the year.

And yes, it's going to be tough to remain optimistic if we go into a bear market. I know we need to approach this as a long-term ride, but the ability to check performance and balances any second of the day with a tap of your finger really butts up against the long-term mindset.

I've already told myself that if we're getting to $250K net worth by Dec, it will have to be through debt reduction. That can provide the steady net worth increases that give me (and more importantly, my wife) momentum.
« Last Edit: April 04, 2018, 08:27:06 AM by Nick_Miller »

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1649 on: April 04, 2018, 11:08:06 AM »
Including IRAs, 401(k), HSA, and Investment Account.
Jan 1, 2016 - $81,396
Aug 1, 2016 - $120,039
Oct 1, 2016 - $122,943
Jan 1, 2017 - $128,893
Mar 1, 2017 - $151,772
May 1, 2017 - $156,756
Aug 1, 2017 - $170,072
Sep 1, 2017 - $174,170
Oct 1, 2017 - $189,054  - moved $8K into Investment Account from Emergency Savings. While overall NW did not increase much, moving money around into respective accounts pushes the needle dramatically.
Nov 1, 2017 - $196,010 - yippee!! so close to $200K!
Dec 1, 2017 - $201,106 - nice! Crossed over to the $200k line. Let's hope I can stay for awhile. Still projecting Jan 2019 to hit $250k.
Jan 1, 2018 - $205,595.91
Feb 1, 2018 - $216,842.97
Mar 1, 2018 - $205,429.70 - Yikes, all my contributions and then some are gone.... Oh well, keep plugging away! Bonus hits this month, so I will hopefully see a bump.
Apr 1, 2018 - $214,541.70 - nice, climbing back up to Feb numbers.