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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #800 on: March 01, 2017, 09:43:54 AM »
April 2015: $98k
May 2015: $111k
June 2015: $112k
July 2015: $113k
Aug 2015: $113k
Sept 2015: $116k
Nov 1 2015: $120,330.91
Dec 1 2015: $138,810.56

Jan 1 2016: $141,251.00
Feb 1 2016: $135,573.00
Mar 4 2016: $138,331.39
Apr 1 2016: $146,788.37
May 1 2016: $149,149.52
Jun 1 2016: $161,205.21
July 1 2016: $165,947.80
Aug 1 2016: $176,198.00
Sep 1 2016: $178,840.37
Oct 1 2016: $184,372.64
Nov 1 2016: $181,625.28
Dec 1 2016: $187,972.57

Jan 1 2017: $193,414.19
Feb 1 2017: $200,758.63
Mar 1 2017: $211,677.78


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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #801 on: March 01, 2017, 10:02:45 AM »

Jan 1, 2017   - 103,000
Feb. 1, 2017 - 106,500
Mar. 1 2017  - 102,500

Went down 4 grand due to putting earnest money down on a new, overpriced, HCOL house.  Option period ends Monday, so we'll see if the payment comes back or I am buying my noose. :)   

Very scary to take on the mortgage, but my FIRE plans include sitting on my back porch drinking coffee and not doing much, and this house is perfect for that end result, and also the in-between years for my kid's education.

Other news is that my 401K distributions for all of 2017 still haven't been deposited.  We switched plans Jan. 1, so I'm not begrudging the delay too much, except for the 5% gains I would have seen in 2 months!  Whenever those get deposited I'll be back up $3000. 


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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #802 on: March 01, 2017, 10:22:59 AM »
February: Up $10,405.35 to $164,576.96. Best month yet!

Very nice!!

I had a killer month as well, up $11,173.23 or 7.87% to $153,177.46. Along with the market, helped by:
  • Tax return
  • Late Christmas gift
  • Elective employer contribution to 401(k)

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #803 on: March 01, 2017, 11:32:10 AM »
September 1, 2016 -   $104,622.34   +$6,155
October 1, 2016 -        $109,535.81   +$4,913
November 1, 2016 -    $113,963.46   +$4,427
December 1, 2016 -    $119,134.90   +$5,171
January 1, 2017 -        $125,515.94   +$6,381
February 1, 2017 -      $128,723.53   +$3,207
March 1, 2017 -           $133,798.59   +$5,075

Moving along nicely. Lowered my emergency fund and cash position to pay off debt the last two months, which I'm happy to report are all paid back (other than mortgage). Next goal is to fill up all my non-taxable accounts!  Will also get a good bump in the next month or two from a tax return of a few thousand dollars.

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #804 on: March 01, 2017, 01:37:52 PM »
01/01/16   : 70127
01/02/16   : 71010
01/03/16   : 73416
01/04/16   : 74102
01/05/16   : 77079
01/06/16   : 79954
01/07/16   : 80915
01/08/16   : 84609
01/09/16   : 87883
01/10/16   : 90308
01/11/16   : 92726
01/12/16   : 95496
01/01/17   : 97661
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01/02/17   : 101,101
01/03/17   : 104,109

Steady and positive progress, can't complain :)

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #805 on: March 01, 2017, 01:47:17 PM »
Marketable securities: 

12/15 ~    $81,000
12/16 ~  $109,000
01/17 ~  $116,000
02/17 ~  $122,000




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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #806 on: March 01, 2017, 03:45:10 PM »
 $76,681.12 - Jan 2016
 $78,394.20 - Feb 2016
 $82,651.23 - Mar 2016
 $84,554.86 - Apr 2016
 $86,839.45 - May 2016
 $92,097.50 - Jun 2016
 $96,841.10 - Jul 2016
 $77,947.65 - Aug 2016
 $83,571.41 - Sep 2016
 $86,421.49 - Oct 2016
 $91,967.15 - Nov 2016
 $96,764.63 - Dec 2016

 $102,739.32 - Jan 2017
$110,530.30 - Feb 2017

Solid increase thanks to market gains. Don't anticipate this to last much longer but who knows. Maybe it will. If we knew we wouldn't be indexing!

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #807 on: March 01, 2017, 09:49:13 PM »
9/1/16: $217,000
10/1/16: $220,000
11/1/16: $232,000
12/1/16: $234,500
1/1/17: $238,500
2/1/17: $245,000
3/1/17: $254,000

Whelp I made it! Looking forward to seeing you all in the next thread!

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #808 on: March 02, 2017, 02:15:37 AM »
Congrats babystache89, see you in a few years  ;)

A little update

everything according to the plan: only short running bonus certificates (1 to 2 months) on the german index DAX, no stocks.
No liabilities + a paid Appartment (approx. 300,000€)

Invested Assets+ Cash Account:
1/1/2016 Jan:    64,400€

1/1/2017 Jan:  104,000€
2/1/2017 Feb:  105,000€
3/1/2017 Mar:  107,000€

Planned Graduation Date 250k: Sept 2021

Happy Investing
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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #809 on: March 02, 2017, 07:29:11 AM »
Joining the fun!  We were already at $100k when I first started tracking

Nov. 15: $103,463
Dec. 15: $109,862
Jan. 16: $114,293
Feb. 16: $124,766
Mar. 16: $136,142
Apr. 16: $140,522
May 16: $144,147
Jun. 16: $152,640
Jul. 16: $161,645
Aug. 16: $168,482
Sep. 16: $173,114
Oct. 16: $179,250
Nov. 16: $182,855
Dec. 16: $192,675 (woohoo bonus time!)
Jan. 17: $198,285
Feb. 17: $205,469

Was super excited yesterday to cross the $200k mark, took me about 16 months to get that $100k growth, hoping to hit $250k in around another six, but part of that may require the markets to cooperate.

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #810 on: March 02, 2017, 08:07:21 AM »
3/1/17: $254,000

Whelp I made it! Looking forward to seeing you all in the next thread!

Congratulations!!!!

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #811 on: March 02, 2017, 10:09:46 AM »
I guess I will join in on the fun, everything but the houses.

March 2 2017 - 111399

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #812 on: March 02, 2017, 12:18:32 PM »
Including IRAs, 401(k), HSAs, and Investment Account.
Jan 1, 2016 - $81,396
Oct 1, 2016 - $122,943
Jan 1, 2017 - $128,893
Mar 1, 2017 - $151,772 -  Fully funded IRA for 2017 and decided (finally) to open Investment Account in mid-January.

Daycare starts this month, so I am sure my rate of investing will go down dramatically. Here is to five years of investing in the little one and not our retirement. Oh, what I could do with $15K per year.

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #813 on: March 03, 2017, 02:13:08 PM »
Just the FIRE stash
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Dec 2016 - $101,671
Jan 2017 - $105,278   (+3,607)
Feb 2017 - $111,155   (+5,877)
Mar 2017 - $116,248   (+5,093)

About $2k in 401k and Roth IRA contributions, the rest is all market. Our big restoration project was finally completed this week so I should be able to focus on maxing out my Roth next.

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #814 on: March 03, 2017, 07:52:57 PM »
End of Nov update: 110K thanks to quarterly divys and $300 in cash saved.  Slow and steady...

Been MIA on the challenge for awhile so checking in as of end of Feb...   112K for this challenge...  Building the after tax stache account while saving for a roof replacement at the same time sucks, but still growing nonetheless.

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #815 on: March 03, 2017, 11:51:12 PM »
Making great progress so far. Relocated for work in January and received a bonus and raise.

Month Ending:
Feb 2016 - $49,164   
March 2016 - $62,581   
April 2016 - $66,697   
May 2016 - $71,586   
June 2016 - $76,413   
July 2016 - $83,499   
August 2016 - $88,924   
September 2016 - $95,816   
October 2016 - $99,624   
November 2016 - $106,957   
December 2016 - $114,443   
January 2017 - $127,417

February 2017 - $138,224

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #816 on: March 04, 2017, 09:08:27 PM »
I am also in. All investments combined.
Projected graduation date: July 2021. Let’ go!

Jan 2017 - 104.349,70 €
Feb 2017 - 107.347,94 €

Mar 2017 - 109.555,88 €

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #817 on: March 05, 2017, 05:43:39 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.

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #818 on: March 05, 2017, 06:14:43 AM »
Investments only, end of month:
Jan15 CHF 49,805
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Jan16 CHF 78,098
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Nov16 CHF 106,096
Dec16 CHF 103,554
Jan17 CHF 115,617
Feb17 CHF 118,446

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #819 on: March 06, 2017, 02:37:12 PM »
I am also in. All investments combined.
Projected graduation date: July 2021. Let’ go!

Jan 2017 - 104.349,70 €
Feb 2017 - 107.347,94 €

Mar 2017 - 109.555,88 €

A head to head race  ;)
My Planned Graduation Date 250k: Sept 2021

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #820 on: March 06, 2017, 06:19:11 PM »
I should get in on this and get myself more motivation to race.

Right now I'm at net worth of $130,500. I'm seeing lots of people regularly adding nearly 10k a month. That impresses me - I'll be attempting a rate of more like 2500 a month. But I am still getting used to this and there are plentiful opportunities to save money.

So for now:

03/2017 - $130,500

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #821 on: March 06, 2017, 07:05:36 PM »
I should get in on this and get myself more motivation to race.

Right now I'm at net worth of $130,500. I'm seeing lots of people regularly adding nearly 10k a month. That impresses me - I'll be attempting a rate of more like 2500 a month. But I am still getting used to this and there are plentiful opportunities to save money.

So for now:

03/2017 - $130,500

I'm averaging $6k/mo in net worth growth, but I am not contributing nearly that much.  Investment gains are a sizable portion.

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #822 on: March 07, 2017, 08:40:16 AM »
I'm seeing lots of people regularly adding nearly 10k a month. That impresses me - I'll be attempting a rate of more like 2500 a month. But I am still getting used to this and there are plentiful opportunities to save money.

Ditto.  Sort of try to soothe myself by noting that people marking their real estate to market and running 4 or 5 to 1 leverage are not superb comps for me.  I think there are at least a few of those in the thread.   
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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #823 on: March 07, 2017, 08:43:39 AM »
I'm seeing lots of people regularly adding nearly 10k a month. That impresses me - I'll be attempting a rate of more like 2500 a month. But I am still getting used to this and there are plentiful opportunities to save money.

Ditto.  Sort of try to soothe myself by noting that people marking their real estate to market and running pretty big leverage are not superb comps for me.
A decent amount of people here are married professionals as well with incomes in the 150k+ range and legitimately HAVE 10k left over (or close + market returns)

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #824 on: March 07, 2017, 09:09:31 AM »
I'm seeing lots of people regularly adding nearly 10k a month. That impresses me - I'll be attempting a rate of more like 2500 a month. But I am still getting used to this and there are plentiful opportunities to save money.

Ditto.  Sort of try to soothe myself by noting that people marking their real estate to market and running pretty big leverage are not superb comps for me.
A decent amount of people here are married professionals as well with incomes in the 150k+ range and legitimately HAVE 10k left over (or close + market returns)

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Yep - they don't spend much time in the 100-250k thread, though. :P

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #825 on: March 07, 2017, 09:11:48 AM »
I'm seeing lots of people regularly adding nearly 10k a month. That impresses me - I'll be attempting a rate of more like 2500 a month. But I am still getting used to this and there are plentiful opportunities to save money.

Ditto.  Sort of try to soothe myself by noting that people marking their real estate to market and running pretty big leverage are not superb comps for me.
A decent amount of people here are married professionals as well with incomes in the 150k+ range and legitimately HAVE 10k left over (or close + market returns)

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Yep - they don't spend much time in the 100-250k thread, though.
True, I'm sitting at 409 myself now. Though, 100 to 250 still took 2ish YEARS even with that kind of income. Though, we moved, got married (spendy wedding) and generally got life setup so we probably doubled our time in this thread 'zone' (I don't remember if I was posting here back then...)

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #826 on: March 07, 2017, 09:36:00 AM »
I'm seeing lots of people regularly adding nearly 10k a month. That impresses me - I'll be attempting a rate of more like 2500 a month. But I am still getting used to this and there are plentiful opportunities to save money.

Ditto.  Sort of try to soothe myself by noting that people marking their real estate to market and running pretty big leverage are not superb comps for me.
A decent amount of people here are married professionals as well with incomes in the 150k+ range and legitimately HAVE 10k left over (or close + market returns)

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Yep - they don't spend much time in the 100-250k thread, though.
True, I'm sitting at 409 myself now. Though, 100 to 250 still took 2ish YEARS even with that kind of income. Though, we moved, got married (spendy wedding) and generally got life setup so we probably doubled our time in this thread 'zone' (I don't remember if I was posting here back then...)

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That's not truly $10k/mo left over after expenses, then. ;)

Last year I made around 105k (factoring in net rental profit). Net worth went up $75k in that same year, and I froze property value earlier in the year because I don't trust zillow/etc to give me an accurate reading.  I spend a lot compared to many mustachians (and live ~7 miles outside of Manhattan, so not a LCOL area by any stretch) and still somehow my net worth is skyrocketing faster than I ever thought possible.  Once the ball gets rolling, it's pretty awesome to watch!

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #827 on: March 08, 2017, 05:20:31 PM »
Does not include real estate.

5/3/16 - $100,825
6/3/16 - $104,923
7/6/16 - $106,848
8/3/16 - $116,321
9/5/16 = $127,594
10/4/16 = $134,384
11/1/16 = $136,144
12/6/16 = $146,890

1/2/17 = $156,358
2/3/17 = $167,434

3/3/17 = $181,696

I actually have ~$220k investments, $10k cash and ~$50k low interest debt. So my number seems to grow fast because my investments are bigger than my net worth. I also have an unusual year/life and things will slow down come summer.
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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #828 on: March 09, 2017, 09:54:19 PM »
I am also in. All investments combined.
Projected graduation date: July 2021. Let’ go!

Jan 2017 - 104.349,70 €
Feb 2017 - 107.347,94 €

Mar 2017 - 109.555,88 €

A head to head race  ;)
My Planned Graduation Date 250k: Sept 2021

This race is on!!! ;)

Viele Grüße in die Heimat!!

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #829 on: March 11, 2017, 07:39:07 PM »
came over from $10k-$100k thread.
11 march 2017  $113,000

**projected graduation date to 250K...summer 2019

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #830 on: March 13, 2017, 07:38:52 PM »
Coming over from the $10k-$100k thread.

2013
July    $14,992
2016
Dec  $100,665

It took me and my wife over 3 years to go from $10k-$100k...excited to be working toward $250k now.

1.1.2017: $109,099
2.1.2017: $112,920
3.1.2017: $113,923

My wife just started working full-time again, and with another promotion in sight, we should really be able to crank up the savings rate in 2017 & 2018.

Projected date for $250k in net worth: September 2018

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #831 on: March 13, 2017, 08:12:29 PM »

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #832 on: March 14, 2017, 03:14:17 PM »
Saw this thread and thought it could be my accountability booster and keep me on track. This is all from an 11 year enlisted military member with $20K in debt when I joined (humblebrag). Got married in 2014 so investing slowed down a good bit and slowly getting back to where I want to be. It's been a crazy, life-changing journey and best of luck to everyone in the future!

July 2014 - $96,458
July 2015 - $130,095
July 2016 - $138,021
Today -      $142,623

Projected graduation date: ??? Not sure the best way to calculate this.

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #833 on: March 14, 2017, 11:50:51 PM »
@turning_hapanese

Take the invested stash + monthly contributions X return values (anywhere between 4-10%) and then continue until your stash hits 250,000 in an excel sheet. (if you are counting other things, like mortgage repayment, just add the payments and separate it from the multiplication of the investment returns.

Update for me: 127,000. Hoping to double within 3 years!
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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #834 on: March 15, 2017, 11:46:27 AM »
Oct-16    $226,268
Nov-16    $229,109
Dec-16    $232,346
Jan-17    $235,346
Feb-17    $239,451
Mar-17    $246,040

Maybe another month for me?

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #835 on: March 16, 2017, 01:18:27 AM »
Hi all, long time lurker just joined the forum, and this is my second post. Sorry if it's against the rules but I'm not counting IP equity and retirement funds, only invested money I have control over.

$156,970.56

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #836 on: March 16, 2017, 11:39:56 AM »
March update:

401k:  $98,235.91
Roth: $51,149.68
E-fund: 9,866.51   

Total: 159252.10
Total 1 month ago:  152,450.00

Increase: 6,802.10

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #837 on: March 17, 2017, 06:07:25 PM »
Jan 2016     $80,165.78
Feb 2016     $88,372.39
March 2016 $101,768.81
April 2016   $106,876.35
May 2016    $106,529.21
June 2016   $109,892.28
July 2016    $115,035.02
Aug 2016    $125,235.44
Sept 2016   $126,076.92
Oct 2016     $129,441.04
Nov 2016    $135,152.36
Dec 2016    $138,352.17
Jan 2017     $147,729.69
Feb 2017    $150,339.59
Mar 2017  $140,835.79

The reduction is due mostly to real estate agent fees and other transaction costs with our new home purchase. Most of that is behind us now, with just one more project set for April. We should be back to $150,000-ish by May or so.

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #838 on: March 27, 2017, 06:13:24 PM »
Date format is yyyy-mm-dd.

2016-08-01   102
2016-10-01   110
2016-12-31   138
2017-03-31   162

I tell you something - this is a painful process. It happens but I want it to happen a bit more quickly.

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #839 on: March 28, 2017, 06:05:05 AM »
Date format is yyyy-mm-dd.

2016-08-01   102
2016-10-01   110
2016-12-31   138
2017-03-31   162

I tell you something - this is a painful process. It happens but I want it to happen a bit more quickly.

Just think about how much of your life it took to get to 100K, and then think about how much less time it is taking for you to get to 200K. Better yet, graph it for us and post!


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 Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
 But make allowance for their doubting too.....

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
 If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster,
 And treat those two impostors just the same"

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #840 on: March 28, 2017, 11:38:57 AM »
Date format is yyyy-mm-dd.

2016-08-01   102
2016-10-01   110
2016-12-31   138
2017-03-31   162

I tell you something - this is a painful process. It happens but I want it to happen a bit more quickly.

$90k/yr growth is nothing to laugh at!

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #841 on: March 28, 2017, 11:42:22 AM »
Date format is yyyy-mm-dd.

2016-08-01   102
2016-10-01   110
2016-12-31   138
2017-03-31   162

I tell you something - this is a painful process. It happens but I want it to happen a bit more quickly.

$90k/yr growth is nothing to laugh at!

Seriously, that's more than my gross household income!

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #842 on: March 28, 2017, 12:05:13 PM »
Date format is yyyy-mm-dd.

2016-08-01   102
2016-10-01   110
2016-12-31   138
2017-03-31   162

I tell you something - this is a painful process. It happens but I want it to happen a bit more quickly.

$90k/yr growth is nothing to laugh at!

Seriously, that's more than my gross household income!

Lol, mine too!

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #843 on: March 28, 2017, 02:42:46 PM »
I'll give some context to my figures.

1. I own my house which is worth say 1.3 million.
2. I have retirement funds which can't be accessed until I'm 60 of about $300k.
3. It's all in Aussie Dollars.
4. We save about 70% of our income.
5. I'm 43 & my wife is 40.
6. I think once I get to $400k outside of super I could retire. I might go to $500k but it's not something that I think is really critical. Basically we are really really close.
7. If I could convince the wife to sell the crazily expensive house and relocate we could retire now.

I'm only tracking my outside retirement funds in this thread beacuse those figures are the key ones for me to retire.

It's a drag waiting for the money to build up to retire. It's freaken painful. I am looking to retire in 2020 at this point but even that amount of time sucks at the moment. I've basically given up caring about work.
« Last Edit: March 28, 2017, 02:44:50 PM by steveo »

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #844 on: March 28, 2017, 03:26:49 PM »
Retirement only, does not include real estate or emergency savings. :

January 2015: $98,619

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

January 2017: $151,307 (total NW $276,052)
February 2017: $156,620 (total NW $285,663)
March 2017: $161,585 (total NW $302,055) received a modest bonus in March and my condo value apparently went up around $10k.

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 #845 on: March 29, 2017, 06:29:00 AM »
Marketable securities: 

12/15 ~    $81,000
12/16 ~  $109,000
01/17 ~  $116,000
02/17 ~  $122,000
03/17 ~  $125,000

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #846 on: March 31, 2017, 05:05:00 AM »
Jan-16   23,769
Feb-16   37,777
Mar-16   36,324
Apr-16   36,503
May-16   38,348
Jun-16   45,604
Jul-16   43,749
Aug-16   46,696
Sep-16   47,970
Oct-16   92,135
Nov-16   120,118
Dec-16   119,694
Jan-17   123,913
Feb-17   132,459 (6.9% increase)
Mar-17   138,942 (4.9% increase)

About what I expected. Spent a little more than anticipated, but managed to keep my expenses close to my budget. This month I'm funding my 457(b) for the first time, so that helps with my my net increase. Market saw no huge gains, but did mange to sock away another $5,000 into my brokerage account, and had some dividends.

And I was finally able to calculate my savings rate. With my two retirement accounts plus my pension contribution of $792/month, my savings rate is 71%. I'm not counting my employer contribution.

Goal going forward is to stick to budget.

All in all, not a bad month.
« Last Edit: April 02, 2017, 04:28:53 AM by facepalm »

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #847 on: March 31, 2017, 09:17:23 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

Google doc link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Z8OcegKpbeNJoqSI0nzoBuypFKqDD7BT2SS60oFEeCw/edit#gid=0

Tax refunds helped pad this month's numbers! Need to adjust our withholdings for next year, once my wife moves to her new job. Upcoming big expenses: buying a house (closing costs, etc) and hopefully a honeymoon in the next six months.
« Last Edit: March 31, 2017, 09:22:53 AM by Imustacheyouaquestion »

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #848 on: March 31, 2017, 10:22:34 AM »
Finally made it into this thread! I'm amazed at how much some of you guys are able to put away each month. Is it high income, dual income, market return. Either way I'm jealous. Well here is my starting point, with no home equity.

8/8/16: $101,750

I may have skipped a few months of posting, but It's time to get back on track.

2/24/17: $110,773

3/31/17: $115,783

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Re: Race from 100 to 250k
« Reply #849 on: March 31, 2017, 12:53:46 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

Google doc link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Z8OcegKpbeNJoqSI0nzoBuypFKqDD7BT2SS60oFEeCw/edit#gid=0

Tax refunds helped pad this month's numbers! Need to adjust our withholdings for next year, once my wife moves to her new job. Upcoming big expenses: buying a house (closing costs, etc) and hopefully a honeymoon in the next six months.

I had found at one point a very thorough excel sheet for calculating withholding.  Actually, now that I think about it, my brains a bit foggy and either I wrote one to autocalculate based on a W4 and the sheet was for payroll taxes, or my original statement is correct.  I have not had to do this for dual income though, which may make it more difficult.
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