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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1100 on: March 30, 2019, 07:37:06 PM »

Liquid NW / Total NW

1/1/16: $455k / 675k
1/1/17: $555k / 822k
1/1/18: $735k / 1.071M
5/17/18: $765k / 1.112M
6/29/18: $773k / 1.137M
7/31/18: $795k / 1.170M
8/31/18: $813k / 1.189M
9/29/18: $811k / 1.192M
11/1/18: $772k / 1.160M
12/1/18: $796k / 1.182M

1/1/19: $765k / 1.152M
2/1/19: $826k / 1.227M
3/1/19: $850k / 1.264M
4/1/19: $863k / 1.277M

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1101 on: March 31, 2019, 09:42:30 AM »
December 2013: 142K
December 2014: 231K (+89K year on year, although numbers back this far are a bit fuzzy because my old student loan providers have wonky websites)
December 2015: 326K (+185K year on year, including self-financed wedding and 60K assessment paid mostly in cash)
December 2016: 511K (+185K year on year)
December 2017: 698K (+187K year on year)
December 2018: 766K (+68K year on year).  Doesn't look bad, but I put 60K in the market this month, so it's not great. I paid that 8K divorce retainer, though!
January 2019: 808K  Good but not great given the cash I've plowed in.  Oh, well.  On the horizon are potential home sale and relocation so it probably won't be a great six months.  I've been booking 50K in "home sale costs" which hopefully be roughly accurate.  I'm also going to take a probably significant pay cut, which will really slow my progress.  I'm trying to remind myself that the POINT of saving was to be able to down shift!
February 2019: 821K (+13K this month)  Hoping the separation agreement will be final and I will have relocated in the next 60-90 days.  I'm sure I'll be hemorrhaging cash for a while, but hopefully worth it long term.

I have not run any rough numbers on taxes, but assume I will be in the hole this year as a dual income coastal HCOL professional.
March 2019: TECHnically 933K (+112K this month) BUT:
  • I'm building a big cash position for a down payment (107K), car purchase (12K?), furnishing of new house (???), new daycare deposit and first month (2K) and move cross country.
  • I owe 25K in federal income tax (getting 5K from state)
  • I'm going to be income-less for ~3-4 weeks
  • I still owe my lawyer 2500
  • A ~50K chunk of this is optimism on Zillow's part
So I may realistically be more at ~860K

On an up note, the separation agreement is signed and I have a job offer signed and relocation is going to get underway in a couple weeks.

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1102 on: March 31, 2019, 11:11:18 AM »
Returning to update . . .

2015 DEC:252k<- Crossed 250k
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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 JUN:449k(+13k)
2017 JUL:464k(+15k)
2017 AUG:478k(+14k)
2017 SEPT:494k(+16k)
2017 OCT:510k(+16k) <- Crossed 500k
2017 NOV:523k(+13k)
2017 DEC:534k(+11k)
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2018 JAN:558k(+24k)
2018 FEB:569k(+11k)
2018 MAR:560k(-9k)
2018 APR:574k(+14k/+5k)
2018 MAY:575k(+1k)
2018 JUNE:575k(+0k)
2018 JULY:599k(+24k)
2018 AUG:620k(+21k)
2018 SEPT:625k(+5k)
2018 OCT:597k(-28k)
2018 NOV:606k(+9k/-19k)
2018 DEC:580k(-26k/-45k)
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2019 JAN:628k(+48k/+3k)
2019 FEB:666k(+38k)
2019 MAR:677k(+11k)

I didn't work for over half of the month of March, unpaid mind you, and still came out $11,000 richer.

The big news is that we crossed $500,000 in pure investments (basically 100% VTSAX). That number made us stop for a good 15 seconds and go "wow!" before going on with our day.

I wish I had a 100% accurate FIRE number like some of you guys, but seeing as we are anywhere from 3-5 years away yet, it's hard to pin anything down!
« Last Edit: March 31, 2019, 11:13:53 AM by TheAnonOne »

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1103 on: April 01, 2019, 06:50:44 AM »

Dec. 2017: $502k
Jan. 2, 2018: $513.7k
Feb. 5, 2018: $539.9k
Mar. 5, 2018: $543.6k
Apr. 2, 2018: $557.6
Apr. 30, 2018: $574.5k
June 4, 2018: $616.2k
July 2, 2018: $623.4k
Aug. 1, 2018: $643.8k
Sep. 4, 2018:$670.2k
Oct. 2, 2018: $677.7k
Nov. 2, 2018: $659.6k
Jan 2, 2019: $631.2k
Feb 1, 2019: $659.1k
Mar 1, 2019: $708k

Apr 1, 2019: $725.9k

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1104 on: April 01, 2019, 07:10:26 AM »
Here's my progress thus far:

1/1/2015 - $319,018
3/31/2015 - $358,647
6/30/2015 - $350,887
9/30/2015 - $329,044
12/31/2015 - $340,246
3/31/2016 - $390,030
6/30/2016 - $408.983
9/1/2016 - $447,834
12/31/2016 - $459,043
3/31/2017 - $509,618
6/30/2017 - $520,691
9/30/17 - $553,269
12/31/17 - $557,941
3/31/18 - $583,773
6/30/18 - $590,057
9/30/18 - $610,690
12/31/18 - $579,919
3/31/19 - $683,428

OK, well I'm as surprised as anyone with the over $100K leap in three months....  I changed jobs, for a lower paying one (you can read the whys and wherefores in my journal linked in my signature).  Most was certainly market appreciation, but I do think I got a little bump with my one week vacation payout and also with the medical insurance  changeover, there are some bills not paid for that will likely drain a few thousand.  I did see my house value jumped about $20K as well, which helps, but how real it is, who knows.

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1105 on: April 01, 2019, 09:43:09 AM »
A larger than expected bonus and the bounceback in the stock market gave us an insane lift over last quarter. It's crazy that $1M is in sight, but it's all at the whims of the market as to when it happens at this point.

3/2019 - $925K - $281K in home equity, $21K in cash, remainder in investments. We crossed $600K in investments for the first time this quarter! 
12/2018 - $803K
9/2018 - $850K
6/2018 - $799K
3/2018 - $756K
12/2017 - $719K
9/2017 - $670K
6/2017 - $630K

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1106 on: April 01, 2019, 12:14:50 PM »
01/01/17 374668
01/01/18 497097
01/01/19 547415
01/02/19 561491
01/03/19 568388
01/03/19 572881

Another slow month, I seem to be saying that at the end of each month recently!

At this rate it will take another 5 years to hit my goal (850k) which is, frankly, not cricket!

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1107 on: April 01, 2019, 12:25:01 PM »
01/01/17 374668
01/01/18 497097
01/01/19 547415
01/02/19 561491
01/03/19 568388
01/03/19 572881

Another slow month, I seem to be saying that at the end of each month recently!

At this rate it will take another 5 years to hit my goal (850k) which is, frankly, not cricket!

What are you invested in? You should have gained like 70k in the last quarter just from investments alone.

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1108 on: April 01, 2019, 01:09:58 PM »
Graduated from the other thread sometime earlier this year but I don't check this every month..

August 2016: $280k
November 2017: $380k
July 2018: $490k
April 2019: $541k

I'm hoping to reach one million before my 30th birthday which would be a little under 4 years from now.  I'll really need some market help for that..

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1109 on: April 01, 2019, 01:12:40 PM »
That's my TNW. 
Break down is roughly:
300k property
300k investments

The ivnestments are a split between SIPP whcih is managed by an IFA and the rest is in VLS and thats been up and down.

The picture is slightly muddy as my NW has not changed but I paid my mortgage off (200k) so I have moved a lot of my invested cash into property since Feb as the split was more like 100k property and 500k investments so it will take a few months to settle.

We have done this to secure our future in the hope that it will allow us to FIRE even if there is a recession.

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1110 on: April 01, 2019, 03:43:18 PM »
Hi All,

Graduated from the 250-500k club back in June 18 but waited a while to join this one until it seemed like it would stick. Look forward to seeing how I do on this race - alot of the previous gains came about from getting married and combining assets.
Assets include primary residence, rental property, and investment portfolio. Liabilities are two mortgages.

                        Assets   Liabilities   Net Worth
July 2018            $939k        -$433k         $505k
August 2018        $956k        -$431k         $525k
September 2018  $975k        -$435k         $539k
October 2018       $953k        -$435k        $518k
November 2018    $962k        -$429k        $533k
December 2018    $962k        -$427k        $534k
January  2019      $977k        -$425k        $552k
February 2019      $1004k      -$428k        $576k
March 2019          $1024k      -$424k        $600k

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1111 on: April 01, 2019, 04:29:23 PM »
Jan 2017: $444,411
Feb 2017: $466,365 (+$21,954)
Mar 2017: $473,859 (+$7,494)
Apr 2017: $496,610 (+$22,751)
May 2017: $509,180 (+$12,570)
Jun 2017: $522,280 (+$13,100)
Jul 2017: $539,829 (+$17,549)
Aug 2017: $547,156 (+$7,327)
Sept 2017: $568,755 (+$21,599)
Oct 2017: $588,681 (+$19,926)
Nov 2017: $612,643 (+$23,962)
Dec 2017: $628,029 (+$15,386)
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Jan 2018: $664,203 (+$36,174)
Feb 2018: $662,419 (-$1,784)
Mar 2018: $667,963 (+$5,544)
Apr 2018: $687,251 (+$19,288)
May 2018: $713,039 (+$25,788)
Jun 2018: $719,898 (+$6,859)
Jul 2018: $749,307 (+$29,409)
Aug 2018: $777,551 (+28,244)
Sept 2018: $782,645 (+$5,094)
Oct 2018: $747,078 (-$35,567)
Nov 2018: $768,361 (+$21,283)
Dec 2018: $718,610 (-$49,751)
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Jan 2019: $777,609 (+$58,999)
Feb 2019: $820,306 (+$42,697)
Mar 2019: $840,459 (+$20,153)

Not too bad for March, and April should be even better because that's when we get our annual bonuses. Maybe we will actually hit $1 Mio by the end of this year. Fingers crossed!

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1112 on: April 01, 2019, 07:11:16 PM »
It's crazy to see how fast the numbers jump up the bigger the numbers are.  It's like we all start kinda slow, inching toward the next number and then all of the sudden BIG numbers.  (Yes, I am easily amused.)

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1113 on: April 01, 2019, 07:23:07 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-2018:  $500,083  (graduated from 250-->500k thread!)

1-Jan-2019:  $572,614
1-Feb-2019:  $603,066
1-Mar-2019:  $616,505

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1114 on: April 04, 2019, 06:08:21 AM »
Woot woot! I'm in the club!

Apr 2019: $523,606

Psychologically, this feels like the biggest threshold to me since achieving net worth zero in 2015.

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1115 on: April 05, 2019, 12:26:59 PM »
I have been chasing the $1M liquid asset milestone for quite some time now. I was so close last year and then the market tanked. I am now so close again I can taste it. Sitting at $990K liquid. Not sure why I want this one so badly, it really is only a symbolic thing, but somehow it seems so big to me.

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1116 on: April 05, 2019, 08:11:08 PM »
Quarterly update:

10/1/2017 - 502k
1/1/2018 - 544k
4/1/2018 - 559k
7/1/2018 - 604k
10/1/2018 - 640k
1/1/2019 - 608k
4/1/2019 - 710k

Feels unreal...

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1117 on: April 16, 2019, 03:36:21 AM »
2018
Jan   398000
Feb   431000
Mar   448000
Apr   462580
May   481501
Jun - 489782
Jul - 507110
Aug - 523353
Sep - 529071
Oct - 519042
Nov - 532025

2019
Mar - 586808

Markets really swung back our way in the last few months, which has helped make the numbers look better, still plugging away.

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1118 on: April 16, 2019, 07:30:50 PM »
I don't belong to this thread yet, but have been creepily lurking. I hear people saying 500k is the milestone after which you start to see crazy gains, can anyone comment on their experience with this?

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1119 on: April 17, 2019, 06:28:12 AM »
I don't belong to this thread yet, but have been creepily lurking. I hear people saying 500k is the milestone after which you start to see crazy gains, can anyone comment on their experience with this?

Yes it's true -- big gains but also some big dips if you're invested in stocks heavily.  Once the stash gets into this range you can start to see monthly ups and downs in the $40- $60k range. Have to take your dramamine for this ride haha, but the trend is upward so it's all good.

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1120 on: April 17, 2019, 07:39:29 AM »
I don't belong to this thread yet, but have been creepily lurking. I hear people saying 500k is the milestone after which you start to see crazy gains, can anyone comment on their experience with this?

Well, it's all a continuum based upon your perception and engagement.  Unless your perception changes, you shouldn't expect any big difference between $450k and $500k.  Likely it's influenced by your income, savings rate, or really your wealth as a certain multiple of your income.  If you earn $75k and save $35k per year, the daily/weekly/monthly swings and compounding on a $500k stash likely seem enormous.  Less so if you earn $350k, saving $200k. 

Personally, I never felt like a particular milestone made the stash earnings seem bigger.  It was more of a backward-looking realization: "Huh, I used to get all excited when I'd break a new $25k milestone; now I will go back and forth over those numbers several times with little more than a shrug."

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1121 on: April 17, 2019, 09:08:37 AM »
 i dont update my shares total very often.
so when i see the numbers on my dashboard i know they're not correct, which keeps me from worrying about it.
i also try to stay away from bloomberg or stuff that is watching ups and downs too closely
the best investors are the dead or comatose
 

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1122 on: April 17, 2019, 04:53:56 PM »
Joining the group.  I thought wife and I combined cleared $1M total a couple months ago, which was a jaw dropper for both of us.  That included the equity of rental property and our primary residence.  Since then, I dropped those numbers 6% for selling costs, to give a more realistic idea of equity.  Also dropped value on primary 6% based on a comp across the street.  Both values are intentionally conservative.  We bought well during the recession and values have skyrocketed since purchase, so equity is a large part of my equation.  After making those changes, wife and I combined dropped back below $1M.

So I figure I'll pick up here, personally.

4/1/19 $236k LNW / $756 TNW

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1123 on: April 18, 2019, 01:35:06 AM »
I don't belong to this thread yet, but have been creepily lurking. I hear people saying 500k is the milestone after which you start to see crazy gains, can anyone comment on their experience with this?

The gains are big, but not really noticeable. Our net worth can go up or down by several thousand each day, but when you have several hundred thousand, a few thousand is not that big of a deal. And at this point of time, increases in net worth are still mostly due to saving our incomes.

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1124 on: April 18, 2019, 09:14:56 AM »
$500,000 to $800,000 was kind of an eye blink for me. It included a job change and a move, and that crazy bull market in 2013-2014. I had literally gone a year without logging into mint.com.

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1125 on: April 18, 2019, 12:36:06 PM »
I don't belong to this thread yet, but have been creepily lurking. I hear people saying 500k is the milestone after which you start to see crazy gains, can anyone comment on their experience with this?
Just squeaked in at $502k on 4/1/19 so I'm hoping you're right haha. So we'll see how the progress goes from here.

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1126 on: April 18, 2019, 07:45:04 PM »
I don't belong to this thread yet, but have been creepily lurking. I hear people saying 500k is the milestone after which you start to see crazy gains, can anyone comment on their experience with this?
I don't know if I'd say I see "crazy gains," but there's no question that the portfolio is doing more of the heavy lifting for you as your stash continues to grow.  Meaning this: say you have $100,000, and you add another $100,000 to get to $200,000 in one year.  A year is not a lot of time for compounding to occur, so nearly all of that growth is going to have to come from you adding new money in some way.  If you assume you get a 7% annual return on your $100,000, then only $7000 of that growth comes from the portfolio, and you have to put in $93,000.  Whereas, if you have $500,000, and you grow it to $600,000 in one year at that same 7% return, then $35,000 of the growth comes from the portfolio, and you only have to add $65,000 in contributions.

That is obviously a simplistic description of what happens, since your portfolio doesn't grow at a constant rate (and, as pointed out by some other posters, may even decrease in some years).  But there's no question that the growth becomes self-sustaining over time, and eventually you can reach a point where you don't have to contribute any new money and it keeps growing at the same rate - or even faster - than the rate it was growing when you didn't have much money saved yet and nearly all of the growth came from new contributions made by you.

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1127 on: April 21, 2019, 07:43:41 AM »
I hadn't posted in a while.  A few months of bad returns lowered my NW below the $1m mark but the last few months have been good.  Will feel great when the invested/cash amount is over $800k.

               Invested/Cash    Total NW
End of 2015  $513k                $752k
End of 2016  $574k                $820k                   
10/1/17        $670k                $921k
11/1/17        $679k                $931k
12/1/17        $693k                $944k

1/1/18          $701k                $954k
2/1/18          $730k                $993k
3/1/18          $708k                $972k
4/1/18          $710k                $974k
5/1/18          $710k                $974k
6/1/18          $725k                $990k
7/1/18          $723k                $989k
8/1/18          $744k                $1,010,242 !!!!
9/1/18          $757k                $1,025,080
10/1/18        $759k                $1,027,612
11/1/18        $730k                $997k  (gah)
12/1/18        $738k                $1,005,392

1/1/19          $702k                $971k  (grrr!)
2/1/19          $746k                $1,017,675
3/1/19          $768k                $1,039,785
4/1/19          $787k                $1,059,928
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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1128 on: April 22, 2019, 08:59:26 AM »
Just crossed over $500k for the stache this past month, so I'll jump in on the race.

Started tracking:
Jan 16: $181.2k

Feb 19: $532.8k

Update to April 1st. $546.25k

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1129 on: April 24, 2019, 04:36:20 PM »
Now that all my money transfers have finally settled in MINT, I can officially claim this milestone complete! I hit it long ago for NW, but now in liquid assets I have hit it as well. I think I can officially be a millionare now. LOL Just $250K away from pulling the trigger and I have just over 2 years to get there. WOO HOO Feels good!

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1130 on: April 24, 2019, 05:47:43 PM »
Now that all my money transfers have finally settled in MINT, I can officially claim this milestone complete! I hit it long ago for NW, but now in liquid assets I have hit it as well. I think I can officially be a millionare now. LOL Just $250K away from pulling the trigger and I have just over 2 years to get there. WOO HOO Feels good!
congrats! :)

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1131 on: April 24, 2019, 06:01:31 PM »
@Reader THANKS!

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1132 on: April 25, 2019, 03:41:01 AM »
Now that all my money transfers have finally settled in MINT, I can officially claim this milestone complete!

Congrats @sisto!!!   

I just crossed over for LNW as well (though sticking around this thread for my retirement accounts only).  Come on over to the $1M to $2M thread.  It'll be nice to have some "newbie" company!

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1133 on: April 25, 2019, 09:15:47 AM »
Now that all my money transfers have finally settled in MINT, I can officially claim this milestone complete!

Congrats @sisto!!!   

I just crossed over for LNW as well (though sticking around this thread for my retirement accounts only).  Come on over to the $1M to $2M thread.  It'll be nice to have some "newbie" company!
Thank you! I am already over on the other thread too in the NW category. Been over there a while, for some reason this one was more important to me. Especially since I will likely be keeping my house. I suppose it's time to go hob nob over in the other thread more now. LOL

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1134 on: April 26, 2019, 06:50:36 AM »
@sisto , congratulations!

My first post on this forum was about a month ago in this thread. We were at ~$943K and I typically calculated net worth every few months. However, if I eyeball things we grew to at least $955K. I think we are tracking to hit the $1M in NW by October of this year.

Psychologically, this is great, but lots of equity in home means I won't stop working till we hit at least $1.8M in NW.

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1135 on: April 26, 2019, 10:17:32 AM »
@sisto , congratulations!

My first post on this forum was about a month ago in this thread. We were at ~$943K and I typically calculated net worth every few months. However, if I eyeball things we grew to at least $955K. I think we are tracking to hit the $1M in NW by October of this year.

Psychologically, this is great, but lots of equity in home means I won't stop working till we hit at least $1.8M in NW.
Yes, I totally agree. When I hit it with NW it wasn't nearly as satisfying as getting it liquid. So you are pretty close then, that's great. I am also close. I have been shooting for $1.25M and have a planned date for rule of 75 at work. June 7, 2021.

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1136 on: April 27, 2019, 09:19:08 AM »
what is everyone using for this number?


investments only?

investment + emergency fund?

Total net worth? (investments, cash in savings, checking, emergency fund, property owned (cars, houses etc)

I'm personally only looking at my invested cash, and ignoring property (my home, which I still owe on, and our cars which are paid for), emergency fund savings, and my checking (daily operations money).

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1137 on: April 27, 2019, 10:56:46 AM »
what is everyone using for this number?


You can use whatever you want, but personally at this point I'm only including retirement investments (a subset of LNW).  I'm  excluding our house, kids' college funds, cash, and the emergency fund. 

It's fun to track multiple ways -- then you get to cross over the threshold and celebrate multiple times during the journey.   

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1138 on: April 28, 2019, 08:15:33 AM »
Total net worth for me. 

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1139 on: April 28, 2019, 06:12:15 PM »
Posting to boast: We hit 1.06 M in NW last night!!!!

Congrats!

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1140 on: April 29, 2019, 07:02:26 AM »
Super-long time since I've posted in this thread--time for a new update!

Month/YearLiquid AssetsTotal Net Worth
Jan-17
$604K
$883K
Feb-17$622K$905K
Mar-17$651K$930K
Apr-17$660K$939K
May-17$675K$954K
Jun-17$694K$967K
Jul-17$717K$991K
Aug-17$721K$1,000K
Sep-17$738K$1,007K
Oct-17$762K$1,033K
Nov-17$782K$1,055K
Dec-17$796K$1,058K
Jan-18$836K$1,095K
Feb-18$823K$1,083K
Mar-18$812K$1,081K
Apr-18$818K$1,094K
May-18$836K$1,115K
Jun-18$844K$1,131K
Jul-18$872K$1,165K
Aug-18$891K$1,175K
Sep-18$895K$1,177K
Oct-18$844K$1,127K
Nov-18$864K$1,148K
Dec-18$813K$1,099K
Jan-19$872K$1,158K
Feb-19$912K$1,201K
Mar-19$927K$1,220K
Apr-19$962K$1,257K

Q4 2018 was a rough time, of course--it was hard to see "dollars" evaporating like that.  But we held our breath and kept plugging away at saving/investing.  The coolest thing to me to see in the numbers above:  we are about to graduate out of this thread in the non-home-equity net worth column.  ;-)

Onward!

(posting also in the $1M to $2M thread for total net worth)
« Last Edit: April 29, 2019, 08:20:58 AM by Zoot »

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1141 on: April 29, 2019, 07:58:21 AM »
what is everyone using for this number?


investments only?

investment + emergency fund?

Total net worth? (investments, cash in savings, checking, emergency fund, property owned (cars, houses etc)

I'm personally only looking at my invested cash, and ignoring property (my home, which I still owe on, and our cars which are paid for), emergency fund savings, and my checking (daily operations money).

I'm posting both my liquid funds (which includes 529 accounts), and my net worth including home equity.  For this particular race, I'm using liquid NW, as I've already passed the mark on actual net worth.  If I wanted to be super conservative, I could also ignore the 529 accounts, but I'm not - it's still our money and we could access it for various purposes if need be.

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1142 on: April 29, 2019, 08:06:52 AM »
what is everyone using for this number?


investments only?

investment + emergency fund?

Total net worth? (investments, cash in savings, checking, emergency fund, property owned (cars, houses etc)

I'm personally only looking at my invested cash, and ignoring property (my home, which I still owe on, and our cars which are paid for), emergency fund savings, and my checking (daily operations money).
I use total NW as I post on personal capital, but that number intentionally excludes the 529 accounts and things that I do not view as my net worth.  We do however have current college savings for the kids that we have started to save in the last two years because those are just in our savings right now.  The thought was we are not guaranteeing these funds to them.  We do not view ourselves as obligated to pay for college.  If they do poorly and want to keep tossing money away, for example, rather than figuring out a real life path, we are not obligated to watch our money be wasted, so therefore we feel the money is ours until it is not, and therefore we include in our numbers.

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1143 on: April 29, 2019, 06:03:07 PM »
Month Year: Investments
June 2017: 504K
July 2017: 523K
Add in home value - debts; net worth as second number:
Aug 2017: 533K / 666K
Sep 2017: 539K / 679K
Oct 2017: 551K / 698K
Nov 2017: 561K / 711K
Dec 2017: 569K / 724K

Jan 2018: 589K / 751K
Feb 2018: 577K / 741K
May 2018: 585K / 744K
July 2018: 600K / 763K
Aug 2018: 618K / 779K
Sept 2018: 621K / 795K
Oct 2018:  587K / 764K
Nov 2018: 599K / 778K
Dec 2018: 568K / 739K

Jan 2019: 607K / 767K
Feb 2019: 627K / 790K
Mar 2019: 636K / 802K
Apr 2019: 656K / 830K
« Last Edit: May 01, 2019, 05:34:56 AM by Zamboni »

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1144 on: April 30, 2019, 05:18:03 AM »
6/1/17 = $500
7/1/17 = $508
8/1/17 = $518
9/1/17 = $523
10/1/17 = $543
11/1/17 = $550
12/1/17 = $558

1/1/18 = $580
2/1/18 = $593
3/1/18 = $589
4/1/18 = $587
5/1/18 = $603
6/1/18 = $617
7/1/18 = $612
8/1/18 = $623
9/1/18 = $639
10/1/18 = $644
11/1/18 = $622
12/1/18 = $636

1/1/19 = $630
2/1/19 = $664
3/1/19 = $682
4/1/19 = $691
5/1/19 = $708

We were driving in reverse the last quarter of '18, but we are back on track now. 

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1145 on: April 30, 2019, 07:28:21 AM »
08/1/2018 - $511,000
09/1/2018 - $519,000
10/1/2018 - $526,000
11/1/2018 - $511,000
12/1/2018 - $523,700
01/1/2019 - $515,100
02/1/2019 - $552,000
03/1/2019 - $576,000
04/1/2019 - $586,200
05/1/2019 - $604,500

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1146 on: April 30, 2019, 08:02:39 AM »
WooHoo!  Looking good despite taxes and paying a large portion towards the foundation/plumbing expenses incurred last year. 

Date         NW        Investments
1/31/19    $694k    $485k
2/28/19    $722k    $508k
3/30/19    $734k    $518k
4/30/19    $750k    $540k


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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1147 on: April 30, 2019, 02:18:21 PM »
Update for end of April:

Date                NW        |   Investments
12/31/18:      $622.7          $450.3
1/31/19:        $670.2          $499.3
2/28/19:        $704.0          $532.8
3/31/19:        $717.5          $546.2
4/30/19:        $747.6          $575.3

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1148 on: April 30, 2019, 05:24:42 PM »
Wow!  We made it!  Took 3.5 years...  After seeing December's drops, I never thought we'd get here this fast...  Will probably dip below again, but we'll just keep adding to the Stache for a few more years. 
Our goal is $1.5M minimum... We'll see how we feel when we get there. 
Crazy to see the gains and losses...

Month/Year   Liquid Assets   Gain/Loss
Oct-15      $513K      First Time Over the $500K Mark
Nov-15      $519K      +$6K
Dec-15      $513K      (-$6K)
Jan-16      $491K      (-$22K)
Feb-16      $505K      +$14K
Mar-16      $530K      +$25K
Apr-16      $542K      +$12K
May-16      $550K      +$8K
Jun-16      $554K      +$4K
Jul-16      $576K      +$22K
Aug-16      $582K      +$6K
Sep-16      $587K      +$5K
Oct-16      $579K      (-$8K)
Nov-16      $599K      +$20K
Dec-16      $613K      +$14K
Jan-17      $638K      +$25K
Feb-17      $661K      +$23K
Mar-17      $673K      +$12K
Apr-17      $685K      +$12K
May-17      $696K      +$11K
Jun-17      $706K      +$10K
Jul-17      $722K      +$16K
Aug-17      $727K      +$5K
Sep-17      $747K      +$20K
Oct-17      $788K      +$41K
Nov-17      $811K      +$23K
Dec-17      $822K      +$11K
Jan-18      $863K      +$41K
Feb-18      $839K      (-$24K)
Mar-18      $837K      (-$2K)
Apr-18      $847K      +$10K
May-18      $871K      +$24K
Jun-18      $873K      +$2K
Jul-18      $899K      +$26K
Aug-18      $924K      +$25K
Sep-18      $928K      +$4K
Oct-18      $896K      (-$32K)
Nov-18      $915K      +$19K
Dec-18      $852K      (-$63K)
Jan-19      $928K      +$76K
Feb-19      $956K      +$28K
Mar-19      $969K      +$13K
Apr-19      $1,020K      +$51K

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1149 on: April 30, 2019, 05:29:48 PM »
Returning to update . . .

2015 DEC:252k<- Crossed 250k
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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 JUN:449k(+13k)
2017 JUL:464k(+15k)
2017 AUG:478k(+14k)
2017 SEPT:494k(+16k)
2017 OCT:510k(+16k) <- Crossed 500k
2017 NOV:523k(+13k)
2017 DEC:534k(+11k)
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2018 JAN:558k(+24k)
2018 FEB:569k(+11k)
2018 MAR:560k(-9k)
2018 APR:574k(+14k/+5k)
2018 MAY:575k(+1k)
2018 JUNE:575k(+0k)
2018 JULY:599k(+24k)
2018 AUG:620k(+21k)
2018 SEPT:625k(+5k)
2018 OCT:597k(-28k)
2018 NOV:606k(+9k/-19k)
2018 DEC:580k(-26k/-45k)
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2019 JAN:628k(+48k/+3k)
2019 FEB:666k(+38k)
2019 MAR:677k(+11k)
2019 APR:706k(+29k)

Another impressive month, market wise. Crossing 700k is the big milestone here.

$294,000 to the 7 figure club! Less than a decent house here.