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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1600 on: March 01, 2018, 10:17:08 AM »
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

This month was a rough one for me, I had more than normal costs for my condo and it was vacant the whole month... on the bright side, I accepted an offer on it that will rent it out for the next two months refund me the extra costs this month and pay 24k more than I paid for it.  I also am still owed 2800 from my job and around 6k in taxes.  I should be well into the next race in the next few months!
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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1601 on: March 01, 2018, 12:21:16 PM »
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


Employer Match went in this month, which is the only reason I was able to stay even. 

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. 

I think we'll see a lot of true colors shining through on the forums, both for better and worse.  For me, so long as the job security can stay firm I'll be fine, although I know I'll struggle buying into the teeth of a downturn no matter how well educated I am about the benefit of doing so. 


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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1602 on: March 01, 2018, 12:33:01 PM »

DATE                    |      NW          |       CHG          |              COMMENT                                                                                                                                |
2017-10-31                 115,301             +25,438            YE bonus graduated me to this thread.   
2017-11-30                 115,827             +     526            Too spendy this month, but at least positive
2017-12-31                 116,736             +     909            Another slow month, but reinvigorated for a frugal January
2018-01-31                 117,528             +     792            Actual saved decently, but an O&G ETF tanked hard, offsetting savings. Never should have bought that.

2018-02-28                 130,116             +12,588             Bonus time         

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1603 on: March 01, 2018, 06:35:45 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

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Feb 2018 - $205.18 k (market loss plus one less paycheck)
   

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1604 on: March 01, 2018, 07:04:02 PM »
Summary of accounts:

   Date      Bank Account      Taxable Investments      IRAs and 401k      TOTAL      CHANGE   
   February 1, 2018      $13,975.00      $81,380.67      $51,185.33      $146,541.00   
   February 16, 2018      $13,812.30      $82,021.39      $51,242.74      $147,076.43      +0.37%   
   March 1, 2018      $10,851.87      $81,263.42      $50,645.46      $142,760.75      -2.93%   

...and as the market tumbles, so too does my net worth.

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1605 on: March 01, 2018, 07:16:31 PM »
Barely clinging to staying in the group in light of the market drop, but managed to stay by keeping up aggressive saving!

2/1/18   $103,481
3/1/18   $100,568
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2024: 21.92x
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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1606 on: March 01, 2018, 08:48:31 PM »
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    -$2513.22

Kind of funny that during the last update I was excited about our investments crossing $200k, and then this month I got to watch them dip below and crest above that mark again. Happy to buy some stocks on sale this month :)

Started paying for some honeymoon and wedding reception expenses, otherwise it was a pretty low month for spending. There was a slight bump in our paychecks as the new paycheck withholding tables went into effect - but I will definitely need to adjust withholdings this month based on our 2018 projections.

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« Last Edit: March 01, 2018, 08:51:53 PM by Imustacheyouaquestion »

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1607 on: March 02, 2018, 02:24:42 AM »
DateNet worthGain (Loss)
1 Dec 2017$239,686.56N/A
1 Jan 2018$244,059.96$4,373.40
1 Mar 2018$234,659.04($9,400.92)

Hmm. Apparently my superannuation investments got hit harder in the "correction" than I expected. If I take my investment accounts off the table I'm actually up for the period.

Next time... It's a bit frustrating to be so close ($16.5k) in this challenge and not quite tipping over the line.

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1608 on: March 02, 2018, 07:03:34 AM »
It will be interesting to see how we all handle more drops like the one yesterday.

I asked earlier if people would leave these threads if market drops reduced their net worth out of the minimal range for the thread, but I guess the answer will depend on the individual. I would assume that most people will stay in a thread once they get there, even if market forces technically push them back down to the previous thread.

It would be sort of crushing to be 'demoted.'


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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1609 on: March 02, 2018, 07:26:14 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.

Congrats to all the graduates this month!

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.

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1610 on: March 02, 2018, 07:47:43 AM »
It will be interesting to see how we all handle more drops like the one yesterday.

I asked earlier if people would leave these threads if market drops reduced their net worth out of the minimal range for the thread, but I guess the answer will depend on the individual. I would assume that most people will stay in a thread once they get there, even if market forces technically push them back down to the previous thread.

It would be sort of crushing to be 'demoted.'
I think I would go down to the other thread if I dipped below. The numbers are what define the thread. I'm not a temporarily embarrassed millionaire, I'm someone with a net worth of X.
Hopefully I don't have to put my opinions into practice. :)

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1611 on: March 02, 2018, 08:48:20 AM »
For me it would depend on how close to the boarder I was, and if I felt the next month of contribution would put me back in.  Yes, this is a net worth thread with specific boundaries, but this is also a paper loss.  If I were slowly accumulating, then every new boundary crossing could create back and forth between threads.  That said, if the market tanked and I was now like 2-3 months contributions away, I'd go back.

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1612 on: March 02, 2018, 09:26:02 AM »
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      Year end TNW estimate ~ $445,000
01/18 ~  $174,000
02/18 ~  $172,000

EDIT:  Thanks for springing me from groundhog day MrUpwardlyMobile.
« Last Edit: March 05, 2018, 07:08:28 AM by CorpRaider »

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1613 on: March 02, 2018, 11:22:26 AM »
Month   Networth   Investments   Change $   Change %
12/31/2016   $115,810   $64,692      
1/31/2017   $119,510   $66,070   $3,700   3.19%
2/28/2017   $124,974   $67,186   $5,464   4.57%
3/31/2017   $129,608   $67,472   $4,634   3.71%
4/30/2017   $125,925   $67,858   -$3,683   -2.84%
5/31/2017   $134,837   $70,822   $8,912   7.08%
6/30/2017   $140,805   $82,983   $5,968   4.43%
7/31/2017   $153,855   $92,589   $13,050   9.27%
8/31/2017   $159,166   $96,256   $5,311   3.45%
9/30/2017   $168,244   $100,416   $9,078   5.70%
10/31/2017   $181,189   $106,552   $12,945   7.69%
11/30/2017   $193,014   $111,570   $11,825   6.53%
12/31/2017   $209,976   $123,158   $16,962   8.79%
1/31/2018   $226,312   $140,791   $16,336   7.78%
2/28/2018   $227,484   $139,409   $1,172   0.52%

Survived our first correction ending up in the green! It's actually even better than this because my wife contributed $3,700 to her 457 which has not shown up in her account yet.

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1614 on: March 02, 2018, 04:01:57 PM »
Sitting this close to the upper end of the scale for this thread, I really hope that I never have to fall back out again! That's some serious market "correction" right there that is probably only possible given a WWIII or zombie apocalypse scenario, in which case my net worth will be the least of my worries. :)

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1615 on: March 03, 2018, 06:36:03 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
The link to the spreadsheet is:

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

February 1:  $246,732.17   It looks like a big jump.  Part of it is because I got a big bonus put in my retirement account in December, which shows up on the January statement, which then gets reflected in the Jan 31/Feb 1 net worth update.  That's about half of this gain.  The other half is at the end of every year I go through our budget and various sinking funds and any extra money that we don't need to carry forward I deposit into savings.  I only count 1/5 of our checking account balance towards our net worth (long story with reasons, just believe me) so moving it into savings makes it 5x as valuable.  And if I remember right the market went up, right?

March 1:  $242,060.78  Market went downnnnn.  Our cash and savings are up, so this just shows how much the market dropped.  I think this is the first time the market drop has had a significant downward impact on our net worth.  It feels weird.

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1616 on: March 03, 2018, 06:46:05 AM »
Like everyone else, I'm down several thousand.
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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1617 on: March 03, 2018, 07:21:22 AM »
Just the thread I was looking for. Been working on saving for a while, so looking forward to tracking my progress with others. I include all retirement accounts, investments, personal accounts, liabilities, and home equity in my net worth calculations since that's how I've always done it.

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)

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1618 on: March 04, 2018, 06:09:20 AM »
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

New to this thread. Just graduated from the race to 100k thread.
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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1619 on: March 04, 2018, 06:15:22 AM »
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      Year end TNW estimate ~ $445,000
01/17 ~  $174,000
02/17 ~  $172,000

You’re accidentally saying it’s 2017 again in your dates.
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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1620 on: March 04, 2018, 09:25:53 AM »
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

New to this thread. Just graduated from the race to 100k thread.
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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1621 on: March 04, 2018, 10:55:52 AM »
January 1, 2018        : $97,318
February 2, 2018       : $104,695
March 1,2018            : $107,006

We could have had more increase if it wasn't for the stock market wrath.

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1622 on: March 04, 2018, 04:35:07 PM »
Joining this thread as we recently breached 110K in nw. Single earner family with a not-so-crazy salary, but here goes:

17th-Jan-2018: 110K
04th-Feb-2018: 112K
05-Mar-2018:  116K

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1623 on: March 04, 2018, 06:18:08 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

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1624 on: March 05, 2018, 06:57:06 AM »
01/2017 $88,615
02/2017 $88,660
03/2017 $99,298
04/2017 $103,578
05/2017 $107,174
06/2017 $113,684
07/2017 $114,171
08/2017 $117,825
09/2017 $120,714  <-- bought a house, didn't affect rate of increase in net worth
10/2017 $123,290
11/2017 $129,261 < -- started a company, transferred a bunch of personal money to company, still saw a huge increase in networth
12/2017 $125,716 < -- bought a car to replace the one that was totaled
01/2018 $132,155
02/2018 $138,015
03/2018 $137,779 < -- horrible market "correction", lost $237


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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1625 on: March 05, 2018, 07:05:35 AM »
02/2018 $138,015
03/2018 $137,779 < -- horrible market "correction", lost $237

That's probably good trick to stay positive.  I was more focused on the fact that my contributions were vaporized (probably only temporarily).

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1626 on: March 05, 2018, 07:43:43 AM »
01/2017:  $42,000
02/2017:  $51,000
03/2017:  $57,500
04/2017:  $62,500
05/2017:  $71,546
06/2017:  $80,500
07/2017:  $88,597
08/2017:  $97,618
09/2017:  $106,055
10/2017:  $111,242
11/2017:  $120,141
12/2017:  $131,419
01/2018:  $143,602
02/2018:  $151,025
03/2018:  $158,208 (psyched to stay on the upward trend despite market losses!)

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1627 on: March 05, 2018, 10:28:02 AM »
Hi guys!

I was elected Treasurer for an organization and their books were in pretty rough shape (blech) so I've been too sick of looking at numbers (I look at numbers all day at my job too of course) to feel like doing much personal finance stuff. Finished fixing up the organization's books (at least the main of what I want to accomplish in this volunteer role) so I'm back!

Good to see people taking the little dip we had last month in stride. My net worth fell by $4,148.20 despite my tax return (too big, I increased withholdings this year to avoid that next year) and a small employer retirement contribution. Oh well! $224,273.80 and still hoping to graduate by my birthday in late August :-)

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1628 on: March 05, 2018, 10:53:02 AM »
End Q4 2016: $146,500

Just over 100k to go!

Up to $173,500. Hoping to break through the $200k mark by October.

Up around $205,000 after the correction, was sitting around $217,000 at the apex. Hope to keep cruising here in 2018!
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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1629 on: March 05, 2018, 11:44:45 AM »
Nov 1: 131,132
Dec 1: 136,176
Jan 1: 144,773
Feb 1: 154,787
Mar 1: 152,595

Impacted by markets being down, but still above $150k

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1630 on: March 06, 2018, 09:54:10 AM »
Hi guys!

I was elected Treasurer for an organization and their books were in pretty rough shape (blech) so I've been too sick of looking at numbers (I look at numbers all day at my job too of course) to feel like doing much personal finance stuff. Finished fixing up the organization's books (at least the main of what I want to accomplish in this volunteer role) so I'm back!

Good to see people taking the little dip we had last month in stride. My net worth fell by $4,148.20 despite my tax return (too big, I increased withholdings this year to avoid that next year) and a small employer retirement contribution. Oh well! $224,273.80 and still hoping to graduate by my birthday in late August :-)

I thought somebody was missing around here...good to have you back, brother!

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1631 on: March 06, 2018, 10:33:44 AM »
I thought somebody was missing around here...good to have you back, brother!

Thank you! Nice to be back :-) You didn't have much of a dip last month, must have been saving a lot!

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1632 on: March 06, 2018, 03:06:28 PM »
This is my first post to this tread. Going to track every month.

Date                 Bank Account           Taxable Investments           IRAs and 401k           TOTAL           CHANGE 
March 6, 2018   8,731.67                  69,648.78                          77,130.68                  155,511.13

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1633 on: March 07, 2018, 12:03:41 AM »
Thank you! Nice to be back :-) You didn't have much of a dip last month, must have been saving a lot!

A solid month savings wise, but my portfolio also isn't invested as aggressively as most on this board. ;)

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1634 on: March 07, 2018, 04:49:58 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

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1635 on: March 08, 2018, 02:25:36 AM »
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

Welcome aboard Lamancha!  You're making some nice progress!

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1636 on: March 14, 2018, 06:42:17 AM »
Nov2017: 173,868
Dec2017: 184,268
Jan2018: 191,980
Feb2018: 204,625
Mar2018: 201,747


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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1637 on: March 15, 2018, 05:55:37 AM »
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-$112,827.81
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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1638 on: March 16, 2018, 04:42:10 AM »
Jan 2016      $80,165.78
Mar 2016     $101,768.81
May 2016     $106,529.21
July 2016     $115,035.02
Sept 2016    $126,076.92
Nov 2016     $135,152.36
Jan 2017      $147,729.69
Mar 2017     $140,835.79 (moving expenses set us back)
May 2017     $149,690.19
July 2017     $157,768.24
Sept 2017    $167,359.52
Nov 2017     $175,059.46
Jan 2018      $190,018.18
Feb 2018      $198,506.91
March 2018  $206,086.24

We keep chugging along. Still on pace to graduate from the thread by the end of the year. We have a $2000 tax return due later this spring, so that will go toward our IRAs.

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1639 on: March 16, 2018, 06:10:38 AM »
Oct/16 77000
Nov/16 82700
Dec/16 93200
Jan/17  103,720
Feb/17 119,800
Mar/17 127,400
Apr/17 140,376
May/17 148,000
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Nov/17 174,000
Dec/17 184,000
JAN/17 189,000
Feb/17  195,000
March/17 197,000 - Waiting for 6k Tax return. (Stock market slowed down the crazy increases. First month without a 5k increase.)

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #1640 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 #1641 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 #1642 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 #1643 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 #1644 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 #1645 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 #1646 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 #1647 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 #1648 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 #1649 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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