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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #900 on: November 09, 2017, 05:48:05 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
August 19, 2017: $422,663
September 10, 2017: $435,887
October 13, 2017: $446,859
November 9, 2017: $457,647

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #901 on: November 09, 2017, 07:08:46 PM »

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #902 on: November 12, 2017, 10:22:38 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
  • July 31st: $320,849.33
  • September 30th: 355,730.72
  • October 31th: 370,063.98

Caught up and posting for October. Will still have to remove $20k tax bill from these numbers before end of year.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #903 on: November 13, 2017, 07:41:31 PM »
New guy here just graduated from the last thread

April 28,2017: $253,000

July 7, 2017: $266,000

November 13, 2017: $299,000

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #904 on: November 16, 2017, 02:33:39 PM »
16th March 2017 - $156,970.56
14th April 2017 - $172,158.80 (+$15,188.24)
18th May 2017 - $187,986.35 (+$15,827.55)
18th June 2017 - $219,742.03 (+$31,755.68) Whatever small amount I had in cryptocurrencies went bonkers 😳
14th July 2017 - $200,846.03 (-$18,896) - Vanguard dropped over 5% and the crypto portfolio dropped 34%. Additionally I paid for house renovation, moving, bond, and prepaid the rent. So the drop may look dramatic but it's really where it was 6 weeks ago. Also I own way more Vanguard units now than during the last update.
17th August 2017 - $228,106.09 (+$27,260.06) - Back on track, although I still have some big expenses coming up in the near future. Hoping to graduate by the end of October 2017.
26th September 2017 - $228,382.36 (+$276.27) - cryptos went down by the same amount as what I saved. I'm done with the big house related expenses now.
13th October 2017 - $256,067.92 (+$27,685.56) - Looks like I'm done here. Markets went back up + I'm back to big savings. My portfolio is pretty volatile due to the crypto exposure so it may come back under 250k at any point of time. Rebalancing would trigger massive tax so I'm leaving it for now. See you in the next thread. Good luck all!
...(moved to 250k->500k thread)
Hi all, just graduated from <250k thread a couple of weeks ago so now Iím here. Iím actually thinking of including investment property and retirement accounts from now on, as it helps me being interested in their worth and manage them better.

16th November 2017 - $312,757.72 (+$56,689.80) - cryptocurrency doing its thing😳
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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #905 on: November 21, 2017, 12:10:41 PM »
New member alert!

End Sep'17: $250.2K
Oct: $258.4K

Went from $78K to $250K in 3 years...will be getting married in June so not sure how I will treat that in the march to a half mill

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #906 on: November 27, 2017, 10:24:44 AM »
Getting there slowly but surely...

Nov 2017 - $290k (+8k)
Oct 2017 - $282k (+8k)
Sep 2017 - $276k (+7k)
Aug 2017 - $269k (+10k)
Jul 2017 - $259k

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #907 on: November 27, 2017, 06:38:17 PM »
Hi everyone!  I am finally here :D

Here are my 100k-250k numbers - 2 years and 3 months. Hopefully I can hit 500k in another 2-3 years!

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Date             Assets           Debts          Net Worth
October 2017 $370,483.90 -$120,007.15 $250,476.80

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #908 on: November 29, 2017, 07:17:35 AM »
Amazing Progress by many on here. Motivates me all the more. I've only been tracking since the end of January 2016, but here is what our breakdown looks like:

Investments/ Inv with Home Equity + Cars (I depreciate these every 6 months) + HSAs + 529s

Jan. 16: $181.2/$304
Feb. 16: $187.8/$315
Mar. 16: $206.6/$341 (Bonus)
Apr. 16: $208.7/$346.1
May 16: $211.8/$348.9
Jun. 16: $215.6/$355.4
Jul. 16: $223.8/$364.2
Aug. 16: $221.5/ $362.2
Sep. 16: $225.7/$366.3
Oct. 16: $222.3/$363.7
Nov. 16: $232.3/ $374.6
Dec. 16: $244.9/$388.1
Jan. 17: $249.5/ $387.3
Feb. 17: $263.9/$402.2
Mar. 17: $273.8/ $426.2 (Bonus)
Apr. 17: $282.9/ $438.1
May 17: $285.4/$441.2
Jun. 17: $295.9/ $452.5
Jul. 17: $307.2/$464.4
Aug. 17: $309.6/$467.3

For FI purposes I only look at the # on the left.

Not sure how long it will last but as of this morning we crossed the $500k NW mark.

Nov. 17: $337.95/$500.91

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #909 on: November 29, 2017, 09:09:15 AM »
Another month down, another bit closer to 500k (in non-house assets). 
Our house got an offer, and in January we will liquidate the assests!!! Yay!!

10k growth this month was not too bad considering we are down to one income and still paying a high mortgage on the house. Mr.HH has had a few interviews and hopefully will have a job soon, bumping up our income and saving rate!


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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #910 on: November 30, 2017, 05:01:22 AM »

1/17   - $352,398
5/17   - $378,770
6/17   - $401,823
7/17   - $425,070
8/17   - $428,620
9/17   - $449,356
10/17 - $450,874
11/17 - $466,186

Increased over $100,000 this year.  Outstanding!!

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #911 on: November 30, 2017, 12:07:13 PM »
1/01/16 = £288,240
1/01/17 = £374,668
1/02/17 = £388,289
1/03/17 = £386,895
1/04/17 = £400,066
1/05/17 = £411,208
1/06/17 = £421,032
1/07/17 = £425,821
1/08/17 = £434,537
1/09/17 = £441,247
1/10/17 = £450,268
1/11/17 = £461,926
1/12/17 = £464,706

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #912 on: November 30, 2017, 04:44:27 PM »
1/1/2012 - $30,000
1/1/2013 - $41,000
1/1/2014 - $60,000
1/1/2015 - $82,000
1/1/2016 - $140,000

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
9/1/2017 - $324,000
10/01/17 - $328,500
11/01/17 - $340,500
12/01/17 - $349,000

$428,000 combined with SO.
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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #913 on: November 30, 2017, 06:55:35 PM »
1/1/2017:  $170,881  (start of tracking)
2/1/2017:  $183,768 
3/1/2017:  $197,020 
4/1/2017:  $202,363 
5/1/2017:  $223,229
6/1/2017:  $244,355
7/1/2017:  $249,532 
graduated to this thread!
8/1/2017:  $262,500
9/1/2017:  $270,766
10/1/2017:  $287,535
11/1/2017:  $302,991
12/1/2017:  $303,901

I thought for sure this would be our first down month.  My individual stocks drifted lower and we had about $2500 in dog expenses.  First we had her teeth cleaned to the tune of about $700.  Then a couple weeks later she had a bout of pancreatitis which necessitated 2 days at the vet on IVs.  She was one sick, sad pupper-dog.  Of course there was no question that we'd have her treated and thankfully she is now back to her normal, happy self.

So I was a bit worried while adding up the numbers tonight.  Thanks largely to a big jump in my wife's 401k and HSA accounts we managed to eke out a small gain.  So the streak continues...

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #914 on: November 30, 2017, 08:05:45 PM »
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
1-Sep-2017:  $451,138
1-Oct-2017:  $466,532
1-Nov-2017:  $475,240
1-Dec-2017:  $484,524

I skipped 2 contributions to my after tax account in Nov, and my net worth still went up almost 10k. So close!

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #915 on: November 30, 2017, 08:53:50 PM »

Jan 2017  $275k
Feb 2017  $287k $???
Mar 2017 $276k
Apr 2017 $282k
May 2017 $287k
Jun 2017 $290k
Jul 2017 $304k
Aug 2017  $311k
Sep 2017 $319k
Oct 2017  $327k

Nov 2017 $331k

Major bills hit this month. Nice to see progress.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #916 on: December 01, 2017, 02:03:32 AM »

we had about $2500 in dog expenses.  First we had her teeth cleaned to the tune of about $700.  Then a couple weeks later she had a bout of pancreatitis which necessitated 2 days at the vet on IVs.  She was one sick, sad pupper-dog.  Of course there was no question that we'd have her treated and thankfully she is now back to her normal, happy self.

So I was a bit worried while adding up the numbers tonight. 


Spooky!  My dog has had pancreatitis in November too.  Ended up having to have her sedated, scans etc.  Thankfully been on the mend for a couple of weeks.  My other dog has a bad bladder infection too.   Spent well over 1500 this month at the vets.  Ah well its only money.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #917 on: December 01, 2017, 02:05:15 AM »
I was hoping for my end of year bonus this month too... I was outvoted :(  Its our business year end so usually have some reserves but this year spending it on some equipment.  Dang.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #918 on: December 01, 2017, 06:19:56 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
Apr 1 2017: $217,643.71
May 1 2017: $225,773.04
Jun 1 2017: $232,222.09
July 1 2017: $235,779.19
Aug 1 2017: $244,461.55
Sept 1 2017: $247,101.69
Oct 1 2017: $256,365.91
Nov 1 2017: $266,140.14
Dec 1 2017: $279,806.93

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #919 on: December 01, 2017, 06:36:20 AM »




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
10/2017 - $441.9k
11/2017 - $473.4k


12/2017 - $482.5k - getting so close!! I do have to say hitting these milestones feels less exciting than it used to; guess it's the boring truth of getting rich - no big lottery win just slow and steady progress to retirement.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #920 on: December 01, 2017, 07:27:36 AM »
May 2017: $251k
June 2017: $257k
July 2017: $264k
August 2017: $269k
September 2027: $279k
October 2017: $286k
November 2017: $296k

Another great month!

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #921 on: December 01, 2017, 07:56:04 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)
8/31/2017:       $377,400 (+5,414)
9/30/2017:       $391,019 (+13,619)
10/31/2017:     $395,496 (+4,477)
11/30/2017:  $405,169 (+9,673)

$400k! Over $85k so far this year. But spending has been higher lately. Fingers crossed we reign that in! Then we can really take off. Next month we'll log quarterly dividends/market value changes. Will it still be up? No one knows!

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #922 on: December 01, 2017, 08:38:49 AM »
Top of the muffin to y'all.  Just graduated the 100-250K thread so hopping in on this one so I don't lose any motivation. 

12/1/2017: INV-$256,324.07    NW-$266,011.53

NW used to be a lot higher before an asshole named Harvey destroyed all our equity.  Large amounts of money are still in limbo due to contractors and the mortgage company dragging their feet on everything and we still have to buy appliances for the house eventually.  I can't wait till everything calms down and we can get back to normal again.

edited because I can't spell :/
« Last Edit: December 07, 2017, 07:33:37 AM by afuera »
"The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it" - Henry David Thoreau

6/2017: INV-3.4x, NW-5.0x
Projected FIRE date: 2025
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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #923 on: December 01, 2017, 08:43:16 AM »
Jan 1: 236,254
Feb 1: 250,055
Mar 1: 262,196
Apr 1: 269,959
May 1: 282,665
Jun 1: 284,827
Jul 1: 292,037
Aug 1: 293,168
Sep 1: 297,489
Oct 1: 303,111
Nov 1: 309,583

Dec 1: 316,618

My net worth is up more than 80k this year, which is approximately my earnings after taxes. High savings rate and huge market gains early in the year made it happen.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #924 on: December 01, 2017, 09:38:38 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
August 2017 - $370,689
September 2017 - $380,412
October 2017 - $390,025
November 2017 - $400,073

Got to target 1 month early - now for $500000. Congrats to all who stayed the course in 2017 and regardless of outcome came ahead of 2016.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #925 on: December 01, 2017, 12:02:05 PM »
Historic
13-Jul     $0
13-Dec   $6,153
14-Dec   $49,012
15-Dec   $101,290
16-Dec   $179,750
This Year
17-Mar   $199,234
17-Jun    $218,315
17-Sep   $251,872
This Quarter
17-Oct    $260,359
17-Nov   $273,545

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #926 on: December 01, 2017, 12:12:15 PM »
  Ah well its only money.

Bree says "yes it's only money and I'm well worth it"
« Last Edit: December 01, 2017, 12:16:36 PM by Pizzabrewer »

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #927 on: December 01, 2017, 12:37:39 PM »

we had about $2500 in dog expenses.  First we had her teeth cleaned to the tune of about $700.  Then a couple weeks later she had a bout of pancreatitis which necessitated 2 days at the vet on IVs.  She was one sick, sad pupper-dog.  Of course there was no question that we'd have her treated and thankfully she is now back to her normal, happy self.

So I was a bit worried while adding up the numbers tonight. 


Spooky!  My dog has had pancreatitis in November too.  Ended up having to have her sedated, scans etc.  Thankfully been on the mend for a couple of weeks.  My other dog has a bad bladder infection too.   Spent well over 1500 this month at the vets.  Ah well its only money.

I can make it spookier! I also have a small terrier, who had pancreatitis in Nov. Doggo is 16-ish, and was so sick I afriad it was the end. But she bounced back, and is once again spry and wagging.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #928 on: December 01, 2017, 01:01:06 PM »

we had about $2500 in dog expenses.  First we had her teeth cleaned to the tune of about $700.  Then a couple weeks later she had a bout of pancreatitis which necessitated 2 days at the vet on IVs.  She was one sick, sad pupper-dog.  Of course there was no question that we'd have her treated and thankfully she is now back to her normal, happy self.

So I was a bit worried while adding up the numbers tonight. 


Spooky!  My dog has had pancreatitis in November too.  Ended up having to have her sedated, scans etc.  Thankfully been on the mend for a couple of weeks.  My other dog has a bad bladder infection too.   Spent well over 1500 this month at the vets.  Ah well its only money.

I can make it spookier! I also have a small terrier, who had pancreatitis in Nov. Doggo is 16-ish, and was so sick I afriad it was the end. But she bounced back, and is once again spry and wagging.

I read this thread 2 seconds after reading EngineerYogi announcing that her dog has pancreatitis.... I was confused, and spooked.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #929 on: December 01, 2017, 06:07:02 PM »

we had about $2500 in dog expenses.  First we had her teeth cleaned to the tune of about $700.  Then a couple weeks later she had a bout of pancreatitis which necessitated 2 days at the vet on IVs.  She was one sick, sad pupper-dog.  Of course there was no question that we'd have her treated and thankfully she is now back to her normal, happy self.

So I was a bit worried while adding up the numbers tonight. 


Spooky!  My dog has had pancreatitis in November too.  Ended up having to have her sedated, scans etc.  Thankfully been on the mend for a couple of weeks.  My other dog has a bad bladder infection too.   Spent well over 1500 this month at the vets.  Ah well its only money.

I can make it spookier! I also have a small terrier, who had pancreatitis in Nov. Doggo is 16-ish, and was so sick I afriad it was the end. But she bounced back, and is once again spry and wagging.

I read this thread 2 seconds after reading EngineerYogi announcing that her dog has pancreatitis.... I was confused, and spooked.

Hmmm, I guess we have proof that posting to these forums is bad for your dog's health...

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #930 on: December 01, 2017, 07:50:04 PM »
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
Sept 2017 $432k
Oct 2017 $440k
Nov 2017 $448k
Dec 2017 $450k
Unbelievable considering we had a tax bill of almost $5k and one of our direct shares lost almost $6k off the value. Quite randomly and has since come back a little.  I had 3 pay days this month so that helped.

Welcome afuera, JLee & Frugal_NYC.

Congrats mizzourah2006.
« Last Edit: December 01, 2017, 07:53:05 PM by Rowellen »

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #931 on: December 03, 2017, 12:57:39 AM »
Yep, 3 of the little (one not so little) sh*ts!



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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #932 on: December 03, 2017, 09:11:58 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
---------------------------Forgot to post for a few months
10/2017--$314,559.32
11/2017--$325,341.62

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #933 on: December 03, 2017, 09:16:04 AM »
Apr-17   255,870
May-17  263,835
Jun-17   268,100
Jul-17    273,100
Aug-17  276,800
Sep-17  284,500
Oct-17   292,100
Nov-17  302,000

Crap, I added 10K to my NW this last month! Some of it was market gains (nice to see your accounts go up 1K in one day), but I also managed to stick to my budget this month and sock away a little extra.

For next year, I'm going to set a goal of reaching $400,000. I have no idea how I will do it, but what the hell. If tax reform passes it will remove one avenue of savings (I contribute to both a 403(b) and 457(b)) but I'll figure something out.

« Last Edit: December 07, 2017, 05:26:05 PM by facepalm »

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #934 on: December 04, 2017, 07:41:32 AM »

2017
Jan 1st: 252k
Feb 1st: 257k
Mar 1st: 269k    (4k back in taxes :)
April 1st: 273k
May 1st: $287 Net Worth 10k jump is our condo on zillow.
June 1st: $292
July 4th: $295
Aug 1st: $294k  Had to use 8k for new HVAC - now we need to build our savings account back up from zero! Surprised NW didn't go down more, maybe I have some things to reconcile still..
Sept 1st: $296  still going up even after our 8K down last month :) Hoping to see a bigger jump next month though
Oct 1st $302 Back to full pay going fwd- always fun to pass a round number :)
Nov 2nd:  $314
Dec 4th $322.5k   About to drop 12k on a used car though.

ducky19

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #935 on: December 04, 2017, 07:52:59 AM »
Jan 13 - $109k
Jan 14 - $171k
Jan 15 - $183k
Jan 16 - $216k
Jan 17 - $273k
Nov 17 - $368k

Should be at a full $100k gain by the end of the year. Hoping to continue the growth and hit $500k by the end of 2018!

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #936 on: December 06, 2017, 05:37:09 PM »
October 2016    $138,000 (started new job, maxed out 401k + IRA)
January 2017    171,752
February           184,041
March               194,983
April                 202,197
May                  216,467
June                 224,537
July                  230,519
August              239,299 
September        245,636
October             255,013
November         266,608
December         277,379

Another solid month. Hope to increase monthly savings beginning in January 2018.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #937 on: December 07, 2017, 07:25:12 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!)
8-2017: $460,572 (+4k)
9-2017: $472,233 (+11.6k)
10-2017: $485,217 (+12.9k)
11-2017: $501,933 (+16.7k)

My goal was to hit $500k by the end of December, but November turned out to be a very good month. Now the question is will we remain over $500k by the end of December. I think I'll stick around this thread for a while before moving on to the $500k to $1M thread. 

Full November expense report is up on my site.
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https://www.thegrayingsaver.com/

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #938 on: December 08, 2017, 03:31:42 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
August 19, 2017: $422,663
September 10, 2017: $435,887
October 13, 2017: $446,859
November 9, 2017: $457,647
December 8, 2017: $469,713

Closing in--hope to graduate in March or April (market depending).

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #939 on: December 08, 2017, 04:12:24 PM »
Joining you guys!

Investments only! (I do have a good bit of low rate, long term debt which makes my NW lower)
Numbers are end of month

Sept 17- $257k
Oct 17- $264

Nov 17- $270
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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #940 on: December 09, 2017, 08:48:35 PM »
Joining you guys!

Investments only! (I do have a good bit of low rate, long term debt which makes my NW lower)
Numbers are end of month

Sept 17- $257k
Oct 17- $264

Nov 17- $270
Welcome Aboard!

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #941 on: December 12, 2017, 12:21:17 PM »
Closing in on the end of the year.... hoping to put some money into savings due to work bonus its been a good year so far so be good to end the year with a nice big month.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #942 on: December 12, 2017, 06:55:28 PM »

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #943 on: December 12, 2017, 10:45:26 PM »
Long time reader of MMM, first time poster.  I guess I can go ahead and join you all since I just reached $250,000+.  Thought it would be a good way to look back and see how I'm doing.  Another biggie is we just paid off our mortgage (yay!).  I don't know if you all count your house, but I'm not since it is our forever home and I never plan on selling.  If I did, our net worth would be over $500,000.  Just going to count retirement savings. 

We are in our 40's, and we got a late start on saving, so we have a lot of catching up to do.  Wish I would have started saving a LONG time ago :(  Oh well!  Since we don't have a mortgage payment, hopefully we will really be able to bump it up. I also have a pension and I'm not counting that either.  Just retirement accounts and emergency fund.  Anyway, I'm officially in!


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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #944 on: December 14, 2017, 03:36:15 AM »
16th March 2017 - $156,970.56
14th April 2017 - $172,158.80 (+$15,188.24)
18th May 2017 - $187,986.35 (+$15,827.55)
18th June 2017 - $219,742.03 (+$31,755.68) Whatever small amount I had in cryptocurrencies went bonkers 😳
14th July 2017 - $200,846.03 (-$18,896) - Vanguard dropped over 5% and the crypto portfolio dropped 34%. Additionally I paid for house renovation, moving, bond, and prepaid the rent. So the drop may look dramatic but it's really where it was 6 weeks ago. Also I own way more Vanguard units now than during the last update.
17th August 2017 - $228,106.09 (+$27,260.06) - Back on track, although I still have some big expenses coming up in the near future. Hoping to graduate by the end of October 2017.
26th September 2017 - $228,382.36 (+$276.27) - cryptos went down by the same amount as what I saved. I'm done with the big house related expenses now.
13th October 2017 - $256,067.92 (+$27,685.56) - Looks like I'm done here. Markets went back up + I'm back to big savings. My portfolio is pretty volatile due to the crypto exposure so it may come back under 250k at any point of time. Rebalancing would trigger massive tax so I'm leaving it for now. See you in the next thread. Good luck all!
...(moved to 250k->500k thread)
16th November 2017 - $312,757.72 (+$56,689.80) - cryptocurrency doing its thing😳
14th December 2017 - $472,428.34 (+$159,670.60) - over time I got used to crypto doubling every year but doubling every month made me liquidate big part of my portfolio. This went against my investment policy statement but elevated a lot of mental stress. Win. I also worked crazy overtime hours since the last update, keeping spendings low and everything else on track.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #945 on: December 17, 2017, 07:20:45 PM »
16th March 2017 - $156,970.56
14th April 2017 - $172,158.80 (+$15,188.24)
18th May 2017 - $187,986.35 (+$15,827.55)
18th June 2017 - $219,742.03 (+$31,755.68) Whatever small amount I had in cryptocurrencies went bonkers
14th July 2017 - $200,846.03 (-$18,896) - Vanguard dropped over 5% and the crypto portfolio dropped 34%. Additionally I paid for house renovation, moving, bond, and prepaid the rent. So the drop may look dramatic but it's really where it was 6 weeks ago. Also I own way more Vanguard units now than during the last update.
17th August 2017 - $228,106.09 (+$27,260.06) - Back on track, although I still have some big expenses coming up in the near future. Hoping to graduate by the end of October 2017.
26th September 2017 - $228,382.36 (+$276.27) - cryptos went down by the same amount as what I saved. I'm done with the big house related expenses now.
13th October 2017 - $256,067.92 (+$27,685.56) - Looks like I'm done here. Markets went back up + I'm back to big savings. My portfolio is pretty volatile due to the crypto exposure so it may come back under 250k at any point of time. Rebalancing would trigger massive tax so I'm leaving it for now. See you in the next thread. Good luck all!
...(moved to 250k-&gt;500k thread)
16th November 2017 - $312,757.72 (+$56,689.80) - cryptocurrency doing its thing
14th December 2017 - $472,428.34 (+$159,670.60) - over time I got used to crypto doubling every year but doubling every month made me liquidate big part of my portfolio. This went against my investment policy statement but elevated a lot of mental stress. Win. I also worked crazy overtime hours since the last update, keeping spendings low and everything else on track.
Didn't think it's possible, but I'm actually getting nervous from seeing how fast your stash grow.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #946 on: Today at 07:55:46 AM »



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
10/2017 - $441.9k
11/2017 - $473.4k
12/2017 - $482.5k


$502k

December bonus pushed us over the top. Pretty excited to graduate today :) Kind of an odd feeling because I can't tell any of my friends/family. Most of them have a lot of consumer debt/live paycheck-paycheck so $500k seems like an enormous sum (which it is). But to me, nothing really feels different. We're still saving towards the goal of FIRE and I still refuse to buy coffee at work since they upped the price $.25 (back in my day it was free! lol) See you all in the next group!

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #947 on: Today at 07:58:42 AM »
$502k

December bonus pushed us over the top. Pretty excited to graduate today :) Kind of an odd feeling because I can't tell any of my friends/family. Most of them have a lot of consumer debt/live paycheck-paycheck so $500k seems like an enormous sum (which it is). But to me, nothing really feels different. We're still saving towards the goal of FIRE and I still refuse to buy coffee at work since they upped the price $.25 (back in my day it was free! lol) See you all in the next group!

Congrats!!

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #948 on: Today at 07:59:34 AM »
$502k

December bonus pushed us over the top. Pretty excited to graduate today :) Kind of an odd feeling because I can't tell any of my friends/family. Most of them have a lot of consumer debt/live paycheck-paycheck so $500k seems like an enormous sum (which it is). But to me, nothing really feels different. We're still saving towards the goal of FIRE and I still refuse to buy coffee at work since they upped the price $.25 (back in my day it was free! lol) See you all in the next group!

Congrats! I understand the feeling of simultaneously having so much while still having a long ways to go.