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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #700 on: July 07, 2017, 01:49:55 AM »
Absolutely love the numbers I'm seeing here.  You can feel the positive energy rising.  I'm currently in the Race to 2M club and pumped for the Race to 3M.  You're all coming soon.  What you're doing now is all that's needed to to keep going.  It actually gets easier.
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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #701 on: July 07, 2017, 08:19:26 AM »
Our month to month increase in numbers aren't as impressive as others here. We save 64% of income. Below includes our unchanging home valuation of $215k.

With a baby in our future we need all fingers crossed to hit $500k by the end of 2018. All things considered, not bad for 2x 29 year olds maybe.

1/1/2017   $344,362.45
2/1/2017   $347,032.21
3/1/2017   $350,233.21
4/1/2017   $357,725.55
5/1/2017   $360,458.57
6/1/2017   $376,115.15
7/1/2017   $381,944.58
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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #702 on: July 07, 2017, 09:47:33 AM »
May 1, 2017  Invested --$147,575     NW --$267,242
June 1, 2017 Invested --$152,388     NW---$272,257
July 1, 2017  Invested --$155,744     NW---$277,103

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #703 on: July 07, 2017, 10:03:36 AM »
Absolutely love the numbers I'm seeing here.  You can feel the positive energy rising.  I'm currently in the Race to 2M club and pumped for the Race to 3M.  You're all coming soon.  What you're doing now is all that's needed to to keep going.  It actually gets easier.

This is so encouraging. Thanks for posting!!

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #704 on: July 07, 2017, 10:19:22 AM »
Huh after taking a break from the forums I guess we're solidly in this race now even if you exclude home equity.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #705 on: July 07, 2017, 04:07:54 PM »
Absolutely love the numbers I'm seeing here.  You can feel the positive energy rising.  I'm currently in the Race to 2M club and pumped for the Race to 3M.  You're all coming soon.  What you're doing now is all that's needed to to keep going.  It actually gets easier.

This is so encouraging. Thanks for posting!!

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #706 on: July 07, 2017, 04:21:52 PM »
Absolutely love the numbers I'm seeing here.  You can feel the positive energy rising.  I'm currently in the Race to 2M club and pumped for the Race to 3M.  You're all coming soon.  What you're doing now is all that's needed to to keep going.  It actually gets easier.

Thanks for the encouragement. I find seeing the numbers written down very motivating.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #707 on: July 07, 2017, 04:39:53 PM »
I keep losing track of this thread. It never occured to me to post inside the gauntlet. Clearly an application of dumbassness. So, here are the numbers!

1-Jan-2011:  $82,795     (29 years old)
1-Jan-2012:  $106,303
1-Jan-2013:  $147,328   (found MMM mid-2013)
1-Jan-2014:  $212,595   (slow conversion to a fully MMM-ite)
1-Jan-2015:  $264,308   (first year maxing 401k)
1-Jan-2016:  $299,216

1-Jan-2017:  $371,623
1-Feb-2017:  $379,968
1-Mar-2017:  $402,448
1-Apr-2017:  $409,886
1-May-2017:  $416,851
1-Jun-2017:  $421,488
1-Jul-2017:  $430,504

I've always been a saver. Before MMM I felt pretty smug pushing 15% into 401k and maxing my IRA, paying cash for a fancypants car, and squirreling away money for a house downpayment. I can't fully remember, but I think I found MMM while googling "am I saving too much money!?" Savor the irony of that, if you will.

I'm not sure RE is for me, but finding this community has made FI a reality. At this point, barring black swans, I could coast to $1m at traditional retirement age. Or keep pushing, and have a great nest egg to pass to the next generation. Whoop!

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #708 on: July 07, 2017, 05:19:35 PM »
New guy here just graduated from the last thread

April 28,2017: $253,000

July 7, 2017: $266,000

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #709 on: July 08, 2017, 08:27:33 AM »
12/1/2015 - 248k
6/1/2016 - 301k
10/1/2016 - 352k
3/1/2017 - 412k
4/1/2017 - 422k
5/1/2017 - 434k
6/1/2017 - 444k
7/1/2017 - 453k

Just one more $50k chunk to go!

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #710 on: July 08, 2017, 05:37:24 PM »
I guess by default I'm jumping on this bandwagon.

As of today (7/8/17) I'm at: $262,562
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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #711 on: July 11, 2017, 08:21:11 AM »
Riding somewhere around $410K ATM, pretty good pace.

May not hit $500K before we go into PT mode, at which point we'll slow dramatically, but we'll see.
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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #712 on: July 11, 2017, 12:35:11 PM »
Q2 was good to us and we are up just over 25k this quarter.  However, I'm expecting that Q3 will be a tough one.  We have some unexpected expenses that have come up.  I'm not even sure where we will be in a year.  We have talked about calling it quits and taking some time to relax and enjoy life for a little bit, who knows.  Recent events have really gotten us thinking about what we want to do with our lives.


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2014-Q1:                $55,471
2014-Q2:                $78,319            (+22,848)
2014-Q3:                $84,251            (+5,932)
2014-Q4:                $106,801          (+22,550)
2015-Q1:                $126,464          (+19,663)
2015-Q2:                $145,996          (+19,532)
2015-Q3:                $151,957          (+5,961)
2015-Q4:                $203,486          (+51,529)
2016-Q1:                $217,931          (+14,445)
2016-Q2:                $233,784          (+15,853)
2016-Q3:                $255,000          (+21,216)
2016-Q4:                $276,375          (+21,375)
2017-Q1:                $306,936          (+30,561)
2017-Q2:                $332,258          (+25,319)

Current:                  $332,258

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #713 on: July 12, 2017, 03:57:07 PM »
Invested (& Liquid)
April 9, 2016:  $319,737
May 6, 2016: $325,093
June 8, 2016: $332,224
July 11, 2016:$337,287
August 8, 2016: $341,304
February 9, 2017: $361,822
March 11, 2017: $368,914
April 16, 2017: $379,833
May 10, 2017: $390,728
June 13, 2017: $401,930
July 12, 2017: $410,646

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #714 on: July 14, 2017, 09:32:40 AM »
8-2016: $369,217
9-2016: $373,735 (+$4.5k)
10-2016: $369,721 (-$4.0k)
11-2016: $385,057 (+$15.3k)
12-2016: $399,209 (+$14.1k)
1-2017: $408,813 (+$9.6k)
2-2017: $427,041 (+$18.2k)
3-2017: $425,204 (-$1.8k)
4-2017: $432,660 (+$7.4k)
5-2017: $439,707 (+7k)
6-2017: $445,394 (+5.6K)

Steady as she goes.  In other news, our net worth has increased by more than $113k in less than a year.  This is from investment gains and our efforts to pay off the mortgage on our 2nd home.  A year ago I wouldn't have thought a gain like this possible.  Of course I realize it could go the other way too. 
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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #715 on: July 16, 2017, 08:40:07 AM »
As of this morning, we finally passed 300k on personal capital. The truth is it might actually be a little higher estimating jewelry and different items in our house (e.g. my wife's wedding set, my wedding ring, etc). I can't wait to get to 400k...should be there in the next year.
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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #716 on: July 16, 2017, 10:53:48 AM »
I keep losing track of this thread. It never occured to me to post inside the gauntlet. Clearly an application of dumbassness. So, here are the numbers!

1-Jan-2011:  $82,795     (29 years old)
1-Jan-2012:  $106,303
1-Jan-2013:  $147,328   (found MMM mid-2013)
1-Jan-2014:  $212,595   (slow conversion to a fully MMM-ite)
1-Jan-2015:  $264,308   (first year maxing 401k)
1-Jan-2016:  $299,216

1-Jan-2017:  $371,623
1-Feb-2017:  $379,968
1-Mar-2017:  $402,448
1-Apr-2017:  $409,886
1-May-2017:  $416,851
1-Jun-2017:  $421,488
1-Jul-2017:  $430,504

I've always been a saver. Before MMM I felt pretty smug pushing 15% into 401k and maxing my IRA, paying cash for a fancypants car, and squirreling away money for a house downpayment. I can't fully remember, but I think I found MMM while googling "am I saving too much money!?" Savor the irony of that, if you will.

I'm not sure RE is for me, but finding this community has made FI a reality. At this point, barring black swans, I could coast to $1m at traditional retirement age. Or keep pushing, and have a great nest egg to pass to the next generation. Whoop!

Good Work! I'm in the same boat, don't know that I will actually want to retire early, but nice to know you can do it if things change.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #717 on: July 17, 2017, 07:07:29 AM »
  • February 1st: $271,698.51
  • March 1st: $298,326.11
  • April 1st: $307,087.83
  • May 1st: $321,801.45
  • June 1st: $315,121.88

Net worth down this month.
We had a positive savings rate this month (+3k)  but stock investments went down a bit.
Hopefully, better next month.

 

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #718 on: July 23, 2017, 05:41:46 AM »
We're almost to $500k, but I'm going to join anyway.

NW: $456k, Invested: $434k

We should get up to a $500k net worth in the first part of next year, assuming nothing overly exciting happens in the stock market.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #719 on: July 23, 2017, 06:14:13 PM »
Joining late to the game!

2017 progress:

Jan 17: $287k
Feb 17: $301k (partially accounted for by 2016 bonus)
Mar 17: $304k
April 17: $316k
May 17: $322k
June 17: $326k

Automatic savings of $1500/month in my 401(k), and usually deposit $3-4k into Vanguard per month, right after my paychecks hit.  I could probably stand to increase that.

I spent the afternoon creating a much-too-detailed spreadsheet, projecting all expenses and investable assets into January 2019 (my foreordained date at which I can quit my biglaw job and do something more chill).  If I'm good at controlling spending and the market doesn't do anything particularly crazy, I'll cross the $500k line in September 2018

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #720 on: July 26, 2017, 01:19:18 PM »





Starting 10/2016 - $310,000 (rough estimate since we still have a few accounts left to be merged)
11/2016 - $328k
12/2016- $347k
1/2017 $358.7k
3/2017 - $367.2
5/2017 - $382.2
6/2017-$395.0k


7/2017 - $419.3k

It's crazy how when you just stay the course you start seeing major gains. I remember putting my first $1k in a mutual fund and it took me a whole summer of working 2 jobs busting my butt to save that (oh to be 18 again). This month I saw a $20k gain between high savings rate and investment gains...that's INSANE! Not every month will be this good (likely very few will be) but exciting months like this help keep me motivated :)

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #721 on: July 27, 2017, 10:53:03 AM »
Well, I did a long-overdue review of startup #1's rental portfolio and my $21K stake is now worth at least $35K, maybe $37K (I would have guessed 25-30K). Its seller-financed loans have such rapid amortization (high principal payments) that it basically has $0 monthly cash flow, but (flipside) we're paying off thousands in principal each month. My share alone is building almost $800 in equity each month, and there are some early signs of appreciation in our transitional target area that could dramatically increase total returns.

Between that and overall portfolio returns, we're a bit over $440K, which is a nice bump since my last review. Also pretty happy to tell DW that $34K of that is in her name, after only a couple of years in the workforce at a comparably lower wage and probably $20K in contributions.

(FTR, I would prefer to think of it all as one pile, but she worries about not contributing enough so I like to do this as an affirmative thing)
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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #722 on: July 28, 2017, 08:02:11 AM »
I crossed over to 250k back in December, and just hit 300k two days after my 30th birthday :)

Nov-16   $218,918.00
Dec-16   $227,348.00
Jan-17   $240,836.00
Feb-17  $253,503.00
Mar-17  $264,843.00
Apr-17  $270,247.00
May-17 $278,439.00
Jun-17  $288,034.00
Jul-17   $301,501.00

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #723 on: July 28, 2017, 09:19:20 AM »
Hoping to be at $500,000 in 08/2018.

July 2016 - $257,306
August 2016 - $264,625
September 2016 - $270,695
October 2016 - $283528
November 2016 - $291396
December 2016 - $295603
January 2017 - $303,195
March 2017 - $333,323
April 2017 - $340,884
May 2017 - $346,568
June 2017 - $357,230
July 2017 - $365,912

Hoping for $400,000 by December 2017. Steadily onward.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #724 on: July 30, 2017, 10:11:31 AM »
Apr-17   255,873
May-17  263,835
Jun-17   268,100
Jul-17    273,100

I won't see a check this month so I expect my August number to be a bit low. Still plan on making it to 300K by the end of the year. Happy that my net worth has increased by 17K in the last four months.

Visited family in Idaho and managed to fuel up only 4 times (I'm in CA) for a cost of $120. Gas is super cheap once you remove yourself from the CA Bay Area. Found out later I could have probably flown Allegiant for $200 and then done away with the hotel rooms. Curses!

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #725 on: July 30, 2017, 01:59:19 PM »
1/17 - $352,398
5/17 - $378,770
6/17 - $401,823
7/17 - $425,070

Such exciting growth, although it makes me want to quit my job.  Have five more years though...

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #726 on: July 30, 2017, 04:33:49 PM »
Tempting fate by posting before market close Monday, but I think we'll close out July at about $480k. My income drops back to normal levels for the rest of the year, so I'm targeting $500k by Sept 30th. Looking forward to the underwhelming feeling that people seem to report when hitting big milestones.

Nov 15: $255k
Dec 15: $256k
Jan 16: $241k
Feb 16: $255k
Mar 16: $277k
Apr 16: $290k
May 16: $294k
Jun 16: $305k
Jul 16: $330k
Aug 16: $336k
Sept 16: $345k
Oct 16: $351k
Nov 16: $363k
Dec 16: $376k
Jan 17: $387k
Feb 17: $404k
Mar 17: $408k
Apr 17: $421k
May 17: $431k
Jun 17: $450k
Jul 17: $480k

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #727 on: July 30, 2017, 06:31:41 PM »
April-15     $133,400.00 (+23,993)
July-15   $179,961.40 (+46,561)
Oct-15      $207,727.22 (+27,765)
Jan-16      $257,514.77 (+49,787)
April-16    $277,918.06 (+20,403)
July-16     $306,073.47 (+28,155)
Oct -16     $357,689.04 (+53,415)
Jan -17     $405,710.23 (+48,021)
April -17   $446,004.04 (+39,424)
July-17     $496,327.00 (+50,322) ........ so...... close....... one .... more ....month ......

Added news, we just had a Baby Girl!!! Healthy, fat, and happy.

Wife is threatening to return to work full time after her 3 months are up.  This is good for us financially as she would be more satisfied professionally and escape "Mommy Fog" as well as make a great FT income (with wonderful benefits) and accelerate our retirement staching, but this would occur at the cost of increased stress at work and home for both of us as we do the Dual Income with Kids daily juggling act. We will see...

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Aug-17 $508,958.72 (+12,631.72)

Race Over! It's been 19 months since I started.  Avg monthly NW gain was around $13,200/month.

Off to the next race. Thanks for all the support folks! The encouragement and viewpoints on MMM Forum as well as this thread have been invaluable. Most importantly for this thread is that it keeps me focused on achievable step-by-step goals, as opposed to on some mythical goal 6-10 years in my future.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #728 on: July 30, 2017, 07:03:05 PM »

Off to the next race.

Congratulations!  Save us some room over there... we'll be along as soon as we can...

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #729 on: July 30, 2017, 08:50:36 PM »
Congrats JustGettingStarted1980. That is some impressive numbers.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #730 on: July 31, 2017, 02:28:13 AM »
Well done!! Almost forgot its the end of the month!

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #731 on: July 31, 2017, 06:40:14 AM »
1/1/2017 - $256,000
2/1/2017 - $265,000
3/1/2017 - $278,000
4/1/2017 - $282,000
5/1/2017 - $287,000
6/1/2017 - $304,000
7/1/2017 - $308,000

8/1/2017 - $313,000

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #732 on: July 31, 2017, 08:10:30 AM »
UPDATED!

02/2017--$258,181.90
03/2017--$266,011.19
04/2017--$273,921.39
05/2017--$279,950.03
06/2017--$283,579.43
07/2017--$290,723.87

Sneaking up on that $300K mark...

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #733 on: July 31, 2017, 09:56:35 AM »
1-Jan-2011:  $82,795
1-Jan-2012:  $106,303
1-Jan-2013:  $147,328
1-Jan-2014:  $212,595
1-Jan-2015:  $264,308
1-Jan-2016:  $299,216

1-Jan-2017:  $371,623
1-Feb-2017:  $379,968
1-Mar-2017:  $402,448
1-Apr-2017:  $409,886
1-May-2017:  $416,851
1-Jun-2017:  $421,488
1-Jul-2017:  $430,504
1-Aug-2017: $441,599

Nice!

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #734 on: July 31, 2017, 11:06:06 AM »
Just crossed $250k in June, so I'm in! Found MMM in mid-2015 and started tracking our finances in Dec of that year...

Dec 2015: $177k

Jun 2016: $210k (crossed $200k mark for the first time)

Jun 2017: $251k

July 2017: $256k

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #735 on: July 31, 2017, 12:08:16 PM »
1/1/16 = £288,240
1/1/17 = £374,668
1/2/17 = £388,289
1/3/17 = £386,895
1/4/17 = £400,066
1/5/17 = £411,208
1/6/17 = £421,032
1/7/17 = £425,821
1/8/17 = £434,537

Under 70k to go now.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #736 on: July 31, 2017, 03:57:26 PM »
Jan 2017  $275k
Feb 2017  $287k $???
Mar 2017 $276k
Apr 2017 $282k
May 2017 $287k
Jun 2017 $290k

Jul 2017 $304k

I'm surprised at the jump. A windfall was about half that. I'm thinking investment gains were the rest as the last month has been a wash with increased spending offsetting normal monthly savings account.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #737 on: July 31, 2017, 07:16:32 PM »
June 1, 2017: $349,328
July 1, 2017: $362,675
Aug. 1, 2017: $373,748

Rowellen

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #738 on: August 01, 2017, 05:10:00 AM »
Jan 2017 $368k
Feb 2017 $390k includes 20k windfall from an inheritance.
Mar 2017 $396k
Apr 2017 $398k
May 2017 $404k
June 2017 $408k
July 2017 $415k

Aug 2017 $423k

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #739 on: August 01, 2017, 06:28:42 AM »
July 2017: $264k
June 2017: $257k
May 2017: $251k

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #740 on: August 01, 2017, 08:05:26 AM »
2017
Jan 1: 236,254
Feb 1: 250,055
Mar 1: 262,196
April 1: 269,959
May 1: 282,665
June 1: 284,827
July 1: 292,037

August 1: 293,168

Decided to use the original purchase price instead of the Zillow estimate for home value, so this brought me down about a month's progress (or my previous totals were falsely inflated). My investments went up about 5k, and the paycheck I received this morning helped put me over last month's total.



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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #741 on: August 01, 2017, 11:47:18 AM »
8-2016: $369,217
9-2016: $373,735 (+$4.5k)
10-2016: $369,721 (-$4.0k)
11-2016: $385,057 (+$15.3k)
12-2016: $399,209 (+$14.1k)
1-2017: $408,813 (+$9.6k)
2-2017: $427,041 (+$18.2k)
3-2017: $425,204 (-$1.8k)
4-2017: $432,660 (+$7.4k)
5-2017: $439,707 (+7k)
6-2017: $445,394 (+5.6K)
7-2017: $456,502 (+11.1k!)

July was a good month.  Could we graduate from this thread by year end?  Doubt it, but we will hopefully be there in early 2018.   
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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #742 on: August 01, 2017, 12:55:04 PM »
Update: gah, so close!

Aug 2017 - $497k
July 2017 - $483k
Jun 2017 - $479k
May 2017 - $454k
Apr 2017 - $448k
Mar 2017 - $435k
Feb 2017 - $433k
Jan 2017 - $410k
Oct 2016 - $370k
Sep 2016 - $330k

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #743 on: August 01, 2017, 12:56:46 PM »
Still going strong, doesn't feel like we've been doing as good as the numbers say.  I'll take it though :)


End Of
2014-Q1:                $55,471
2014-Q2:                $78,319            (+22,848)
2014-Q3:                $84,251            (+5,932)
2014-Q4:                $106,801          (+22,550)
2015-Q1:                $126,464          (+19,663)
2015-Q2:                $145,996          (+19,532)
2015-Q3:                $151,957          (+5,961)
2015-Q4:                $203,486          (+51,529)
2016-Q1:                $217,931          (+14,445)
2016-Q2:                $233,784          (+15,853)
2016-Q3:                $255,000          (+21,216)
2016-Q4:                $276,375          (+21,375)
2017-Q1:                $306,936          (+30,561)
2017-Q2:                $332,258          (+25,319)

Current:                  $342,952          (+10,694)

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #744 on: August 01, 2017, 05:27:44 PM »
Cash & invested / including home equity:
Nov 15: $165k / $236k
Dec 15: $162k / $257k
Jan 16: $152k / $259k
Feb 16: $166k / $275k
Mar 16: $185k / $295k
Apr 16: $192k / $305k
May 16: $201k/ $315k
Jun 16: $204k / $320k
Jul 16: $221k / $339k
Aug 16: $227k / $347k
Sep 16: $230k / $352k
Oct 16: $234k / $357k
Nov 16: $242k / $367k
Dec 16: $276k / $403k
Jan 17: $289k / $419k
Feb 17: $317k / $448k
Mar 17: $328k / $460k
Apr 17: $334k / $470k
May 17: $346k / $483k
Jun 17: $343k / $482k
Jul 17: $353k / $493k

Baby is here! We have high deductible insurance so plenty of doctors bills to pay, and wife was off unpaid for 12 weeks, and went back yesterday, so obviously some slow growth. August should be a nice bump if the market cooperates. Wife back to work, hit our OOP max so no more medical bills, and mid-year bonus comes in August. Home prices on our block suggest that I'm undervaluing the house, but I want to remain conservative there.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #745 on: August 02, 2017, 06:31:44 AM »
12/31/2015:     $245,147
1/31/2016:       $253,633
2/29/2016:       $265,274
3/31/2016:       $261,821
4/30/2016:       $273,255
5/31/2016:       $279,364
6/30/2016:       $287,929
7/31/2016:       $280,650
8/31/2016:       $292,791
9/30/2016:       $301,263
10/31/2016:     $300,583
11/30/2016:     $307,726
12/31/2016:     $319,285 (+11,559)
1/31/2017:       $326,030 (+6,745)
2/28/2017:       $334,870 (+8,840)
3/31/2017:       $350,826 (+15,956)
4/30/2017:       $353,693 (+2,867)
5/31/2017:       $359,361 (+5,668)
6/30/2017:       $366,395 (+7,034)
7/31/2017:    $371,986 (+5,591)

Reasonable month. No investment gains logged in off months, but lowest pet costs in a while, got paid back for electronics I sold to a family member. Had to refill my escrow for insurance after changing providers, but still overall a healthy month. Looking forward to $400k!

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #746 on: August 02, 2017, 02:23:27 PM »
Congrats JustGettingStarted1980!  I'll miss seeing your posts in this thread, but hope to join you in the next one in 12-18 months (assuming you haven't hit $1 mill by then).  And it looks like SKCook will be joining you soon--so early congrats there as well.

 





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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #747 on: August 02, 2017, 03:16:31 PM »
I want in on this. Need some motivation as I've been slipping lately.

Invested:

July 2017: $271,564
Aug 2017: $273,382
Sept 2017: $279,000
« Last Edit: October 02, 2017, 02:01:18 PM by damnedbee »

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #748 on: August 02, 2017, 07:07:14 PM »
Coming back to update...

2015 DEC:252k
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2016 JAN:260k(+8k)
2016 FEB:281k(+21k)
2016 MAR:285k(+4k)
2016 APR:298k(+13k)
2016 MAY:305k(+7k)
2016 JUN:307k(+2k)
2016 JUL:320k(+13k)
2016 AUG:326k(+6k)
2016 SEP:336k(+10k)
2016 OCT:337k(+1k)
2016 NOV:361k(+24k)
2016 DEC:368k(+7k)
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2017 JAN:382k(+14k)
2017 FEB:403k(+21k)
2017 MAR:416k(+13k)
2017 APR:427k(+11k)
2017 MAY:436k(+9k)
2017 June:449k(+13k)
2017 July:464k(+15k)

+$96k this year! Aiming, for just under 100k in any given year of savings. Though, I am really only tracking worth gains, not savings directly. (So it includes gains/losses in the market) Given 5 month(s) left, and (4k) more to go, I should hit this goal!

401k and both IRAs all maxed.
« Last Edit: August 02, 2017, 07:09:02 PM by TheAnonOne »

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #749 on: August 03, 2017, 09:50:18 PM »
Jan 1:  $170,881  (start of tracking)
Feb 1:  $183,768 
Mar 1:  $197,020 
Apr 1:  $202,363 
May 1: $223,229
Jun 1:  $244,355
Jul 1:   $249,532 
Aug 1:  $262,500

Looks like we are freshly-minted 1/4 millionaires!

Since discovering MMM less than a year ago our NW has grown at a good clip.  We have been saving more than we ever had in the past (many years of zero or negative saving) and we've also done some non-mustachian investing in single stocks.  Fortunately the stock picks have done exceedingly well and have powered most of our NW growth.  Yes we are due some facepunches but it seems that up to now we've been winning the stock-picking lottery (see the "Oops, I stock picked" thread in Investor Alley if interested).

In any event, we're glad to be making such progress and are happy to join this thread.