I have a few wins I'd like to share!
I set a stretch goal to hit 200k total net worth by the end of the year, and we crossed that point in November!
In December, we purchased a new-to-us car, paid for with cash (I never imagined we'd be able to do that!).
A few days after buying the car, we discovered a (very unexpected) leak in our roof, and were facing a $5k+ repair bill. Thanks to YNAB and MMM, we were able to get through it with cash we had saved up- we didn't have to go into debt or cut back on any of our normal savings/retirement contributions for the month. The best part of the whole situation was the relief/surprise in DH's face when I was able to reassure him that we would have no problem covering the roof repair, and that we could still get Christmas gifts for our kids (instead of just a big red bow on the roof of the house, ha!). He knows we have "enough" money, but is generally disinterested in personal finance, and just prefers I handle it all.
Although December was a terrible month for our finances, it definitely had its upsides. DH finally got his first real taste of the freedom and security our frugality is providing. Our net worth did reach my stretch goal, even if it was immediately sucked back down again. And it was thrilling to see that while we were spewing a firehouse of cash on one side, our retirement accounts just kept marching onward and upward in the background.
I am so thankful for everything I have learned from this forum! 2016 was a great year for us.