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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3250 on: November 17, 2020, 03:55:42 PM »
Welcome on board!

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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3251 on: November 18, 2020, 08:31:21 AM »
I checked my ISA this morning. 

When the markets dropped earlier in the year I was 23% down on what I'd paid in.  Today I'm up 20% overall.  They're only modest amounts compared to some people on this forum, but none the less it's been a crazy year.

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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3252 on: November 18, 2020, 09:13:49 AM »
I checked my ISA this morning. 

When the markets dropped earlier in the year I was 23% down on what I'd paid in.  Today I'm up 20% overall.  They're only modest amounts compared to some people on this forum, but none the less it's been a crazy year.

Same here. I'm not sure what the lowest low was exactly, it was somewhere in late March when several members of my family had Covid. But I opened thid account 1 Jan 2016 and I'm at +35% overall now. That's a steady 7% a year. I remember the morning after the Brexit referendum. I had only been investing for a few months and I was massively in the red and now that blip is literally invisble in the graph. Even the Covid dip will look tiny in a few years.

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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3253 on: November 18, 2020, 09:39:03 AM »
Just set up the baseline contribution to my portfolio for next year. Two months early.
52% of every net paycheck will go straight to my freedom fund, up from 50% this year.

Plus whatever part of the remainder i can get away with not spending throughout the year, of course.

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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3254 on: November 20, 2020, 06:25:53 AM »
I checked my ISA this morning. 

When the markets dropped earlier in the year I was 23% down on what I'd paid in.  Today I'm up 20% overall.  They're only modest amounts compared to some people on this forum, but none the less it's been a crazy year.

Same here. I'm not sure what the lowest low was exactly, it was somewhere in late March when several members of my family had Covid. But I opened thid account 1 Jan 2016 and I'm at +35% overall now. That's a steady 7% a year. I remember the morning after the Brexit referendum. I had only been investing for a few months and I was massively in the red and now that blip is literally invisble in the graph. Even the Covid dip will look tiny in a few years.

It's especially impressive when you consider the impact Brexit has had.  If it were a smooth, sensible transition, I wouldn't have been surprised.  But considering our government are making a pigs ear out of leaving the EU, I'd have expected European/British stocks to struggle.  I guess it shows that you can't predict the stock market in any scenario!

Hope things are ok in Holland btw!

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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3255 on: November 20, 2020, 06:28:10 AM »
Just set up the baseline contribution to my portfolio for next year. Two months early.
52% of every net paycheck will go straight to my freedom fund, up from 50% this year.

Plus whatever part of the remainder i can get away with not spending throughout the year, of course.

That's great.  Any saving rate of over 50% is really impressive when compared to the wider world.

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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3256 on: November 21, 2020, 06:11:43 AM »
I checked my ISA this morning. 

When the markets dropped earlier in the year I was 23% down on what I'd paid in.  Today I'm up 20% overall.  They're only modest amounts compared to some people on this forum, but none the less it's been a crazy year.

Same here. I'm not sure what the lowest low was exactly, it was somewhere in late March when several members of my family had Covid. But I opened thid account 1 Jan 2016 and I'm at +35% overall now. That's a steady 7% a year. I remember the morning after the Brexit referendum. I had only been investing for a few months and I was massively in the red and now that blip is literally invisble in the graph. Even the Covid dip will look tiny in a few years.

It's especially impressive when you consider the impact Brexit has had.  If it were a smooth, sensible transition, I wouldn't have been surprised.  But considering our government are making a pigs ear out of leaving the EU, I'd have expected European/British stocks to struggle.  I guess it shows that you can't predict the stock market in any scenario!

Hope things are ok in Holland btw!

Honestly I think the markets are still assuming everything will be worked out at the eleventh hour. If it isn't, we'll be in trouble and I can't imagine the stock markets not reacting if a deal becomes unlikely.

I know a bit about the customs part of Brexit due to my job and I am pretty much 100% certain that a no-deal situation would be a mess. On our side, I know an additional 1000 customs officers were hired and trained, and we think that should be enough, but I've heard UK Customs are behind on schedule and a lot of companies on both sides of the Channel aren't prepared either. And there are only weeks to go. It's in everyone's best interest to figure something out as sensible adults, but I guess they need to do it in a way that makes everyone feel like they've won.

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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3257 on: November 23, 2020, 06:43:07 AM »
Monthly Update

My N/W increased by 2,450.86 to a new total of 39,073.12.  This is the second biggest monthly increase since I started tracking my N/W over 3 years ago.

Everything went well for my net worth this month.  The markets have gone mad and I was paid at pre-covid levels for the first time since March.  I think my target of hitting 40k by the end of the year is easily doable, however, there are a few hurdles.  My pay will go back down as we've gone back into lockdown in the UK.  I also think the stock market could face a correction soon.  I know it's counter-productive to try and time the market, but I don't think it's a great time to invest at the moment. 

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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3258 on: November 23, 2020, 10:37:45 AM »
March 19 10450
Apr 19     12500
May 19    14800
June 19   17031
July 19    20100
Aug 19    23300
Sept 19   26300
Oct 19     29300
Nov 19    30500
Dec 19    33800
Jan 20     37100
Feb 20     37100
March 20 38413
Apr 20     32000
May 20     37000
June 20    42500
July 20     46300
Aug 20     50200
Sept 20     53400
Oct 20       55700
Nov 20      62000

Kind of surreal how much things picked up this year. I think continually investing in a broadly diversified set of ETFs helped a LOT. Gotta stay the ourse ;). I'm at the point where this is super easy as everything is automated Between betterment and fidelity. At this current path, I'll hit 100k+ in over a year.
« Last Edit: December 31, 2020, 09:32:06 AM by shinn497 »

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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3259 on: November 24, 2020, 03:50:18 AM »
March 19 10450
Apr 19     12500
May 19    14800
June 19   17031
July 19    20100
Aug 19    23300
Sept 19   26300
Oct 19     29300
Nov 19    30500
Dec 19    33800
Jan 20     37100
Feb 20     37100
March 20 38413
Apr 20     32000
May 20     37000
June 20    42500
July 20     46300
Aug 20     50200
Sept 20     53400
Oct 20       55700
Nov 20      62000

Kind of surreal how much things picked up this year. I think continually investing in a broadly diversified set of ETFs helped a LOT. Gotta stay the ourse ;). I'm at the point where this is super easy as everything is automated Between betterment and fidelity. At this current path, I'll hit 100k+ in over a year.

Your N/W has doubled in the past year, that's so impressive.  If you can keep that trend up you'll be FI in no time ;)

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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3260 on: November 24, 2020, 04:57:20 AM »
You are doing great @Manchester and @shinn497 !!

I'm also not sure that to do with my money right now. I was thinking of increasing my monthly automatic transfer to post-tax investments (currently 300) now I have started a better paid job, but I think I'll leave it like that for a bit and increase my emergency fund first. It's currently 3000 which covers 3 months of expenses, in these uncertain times I'd like to double it. I have an automatic transfer to my pre-tax retirement account too but I've nearly maxed out that one. So that means even more money available in a few months. I guess this is the very definition of a Mustachian People Problem!

Do you have any debts that make sense to pay off? My student loan is 4000 @ 0% and mortgage 65000 @2,25% (conservative estimate of LTV = 70%) so it makes little sense to pay those off faster than necessary.
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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3261 on: November 24, 2020, 07:05:27 AM »
You are doing great @Manchester and @shinn497 !!

I'm also not sure that to do with my money right now. I was thinking of increasing my monthly automatic transfer to post-tax investments (currently 300) now I have started a better paid job, but I think I'll leave it like that for a bit and increase my emergency fund first. It's currently 3000 which covers 3 months of expenses, in these uncertain times I'd like to double it. I have an automatic transfer to my pre-tax retirement account too but I've nearly maxed out that one out. So that meass even more money available in a few months. I guess this is the very definition of a Mustachian People Problem!

Do you have any debts that make sense to pay off? My student loan is 4000 @ 0% and mortgage 65000 @2,25% (conservative estimate of LTV = 70%) so it makes little sense to pay those off faster than necessary.

Thanks. :)


If I were in your position I personally wouldn't pay down either of the loans.  I'd probably spend the next couple of months bolstering your emergency fund.

Best case scenario is that you have a solid E/F, with cash available and the markets stagnate or drop.  Worst case is that you have a solid E/F and you miss out on further gains in the market.  But the stronger your emergency fund, the better placed you are to make risky decisions that could benefit more long term.

My S/O recently persuaded her boss to give her a 15% pay rise.  She'd have never had the balls to ask previously, but between us we have very strong E/Fs and we knew if everything went wrong we'd be able to support one of us being out of work for a very, very long time.  So her strong E/F has earnt ourselves more than a gain in the stock market would have.

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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3262 on: November 28, 2020, 07:46:22 PM »

July 1: $94,885
August 1: $99,157
September 1: $96,161
October 1: $92,650
November 1: $94,512
November 14: $101,023


It's official!
November 28th: $103,303.57

On to the next thread!

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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3263 on: November 29, 2020, 10:06:34 AM »

July 1: $94,885
August 1: $99,157
September 1: $96,161
October 1: $92,650
November 1: $94,512
November 14: $101,023


It's official!
November 28th: $103,303.57

On to the next thread!

Congratulations @okcisok !!!! You'll be through the next thread in no time!

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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3264 on: November 29, 2020, 02:50:54 PM »

July 1: $94,885
August 1: $99,157
September 1: $96,161
October 1: $92,650
November 1: $94,512
November 14: $101,023


It's official!
November 28th: $103,303.57

On to the next thread!

Congratulations @okcisok !  Well done!

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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3265 on: November 30, 2020, 06:16:30 AM »

July 1: $94,885
August 1: $99,157
September 1: $96,161
October 1: $92,650
November 1: $94,512
November 14: $101,023


It's official!
November 28th: $103,303.57

On to the next thread!

Nice one!  Congratulations and good luck in the next thread.

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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3266 on: November 30, 2020, 07:52:03 AM »
                  401K   NW
1-1-2018     6455   24k
12-1-2018   9518   37k
4-1-2019    10960  49k
11-6-2019   13466  53k -start of race
12-29-19     14460   56k
2-02-20       14991  57k
3-01-20       14632   58k
4-01-20       13884   58k
5-01-20       17011   63k
6-01-20       19255   66.5k
7-01-20       20358   68.4k
8-01-20.      21993   70k
9-01-20       23312   72.3k
10-01-20      24777  74.4k
11-01-20      26407    75.7k

12-01-20      30697    81.5k

Did I mention the promotion? I think I mentioned the promotion... Woo, what a month's increase!

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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3267 on: November 30, 2020, 09:32:37 AM »
Tracking net worth.

EOY 12.2016 - (-10,250)
EOY 12.2017 - 4,360
EOY 12.2018 - 40,620
EOY 12.2019 - 62,523
01.2020 - 64,537 (+2,314)
02.2020 - 65,716 (+1,179)
03.2020 - 66,908 (+1,192)
04.2020 - 67,146 (+238)
05.2020 - 69,691 (+2,545)
06.2020 - 70,554 (+863)
07.2020 - 71,934 (+1,432)
08.2020 - 75,051 (+3,117)
09.2020 - 77,109 (+2,058)
10.2020 - 79,787 (+2,678)
11.2020 - 81,680 (+1,893)
12.2020 - 82,420 (+740)

Assets = 84,216
Student loans = (1,796)


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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3268 on: November 30, 2020, 11:06:01 AM »
April 2019: 10094.35
May 2019: 11629.87
June 2019: 12728.63
July 2019: 13021,33
August 2019: 10363,95
September 2019: 10338.28
October: 11128.59
November: 11227,46
December: 11991,27
January: 12576,72
February: 11904,39
March: 10425,32
April: 11830,70
May: 12154,67
June: 14634,19
July: 15345,09
August: 16444,46
September: 17108,60
October: 16687,93
November: 17762,62

Goals for 2020:
Savings: 5250
Investments: 14750

Started a new job, got a pay raise + some extra benefits. All in all that means that even though I "only" got a raise of about 10%, after tax I make about 1000 more than I used to. One reason is that my new employer pays 75% of my pension contribution, instead of 1/3 at my previous job. (I don't include my future pension in this thread because that would make the calculation way too complicated).

I filled up my pre-tax for this year and found something to do with my new found wealth: I spent it! Not all of it of course. But I decided to add a pair of boots to my impressive shoe collection (2 pairs of pumps for work, brogues, hiking shoes and snow boots) now the weather is getting colder. I can't believe I used to walk around in heels all day every day, even in winter. I've worn them less than 10 times since Covid. I also got a smartphone stand for video calls and I still need to buy a new laptop. Plus we got fancy take-away food twice this month. All in all I'm becoming a real spendypants ;-) . I always delay purchases as long as possible, but this raise was a good excuse to finally bite the bullet on a few of them.
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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3269 on: November 30, 2020, 11:56:22 AM »

July 2018: 20,385
October 2018: 24,504
January 2019: 25, 295
April 2019: 33,844
July 2019: 38,667
October 2019: 38,588
January 2020: 43,260
April  2020:  38,094
July 2020: 49,062.35
August 2020: 50,172 just over halfway! :)
Sept 2020: 55,556
Oct 2020 : 56,42
Nov 2020: 57.565 absolute hammering in the markets this month!!!

Dec 2020 : 62,368

Christmas makes it a tough month to put a great deal away, lots of the gains between Nov and Dec were from market moves rather than new capital added.


« Last Edit: November 30, 2020, 12:01:56 PM by Stubblestache »

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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3270 on: November 30, 2020, 02:24:39 PM »
Net worth:
01/01/2019: -    109,47
01/02/2019:      269,41 (+   378,88 )
01/03/2019:      890,47 (+   621,06 )
01/04/2019:   1.767,70 (+   877,23 )
01/05/2019:   3.755,46 (+1.987,76 )
01/06/2019:   4.814,83 (+1.059,37 )
01/07/2019:   5.959,50 (+1.144,67 )
01/08/2019:   7.116,94 (+1.157,44 )
01/09/2019:   9.855,39 (+2.738,45 )
01/10/2019:   9.718,18 (-    137,21 )
01/11/2019: 10.726,98 (+1.008,80 )
01/12/2019: 11.773,70 (+1.046,72 )
01/01/2020: 12.979,27 (+1.205,57 )
01/02/2020: 14.363,54 (+1.384,27 )
01/03/2020: 15.039,09 (+   675,56 )
01/04/2020: 15.456,74 (+   417,65 )
01/05/2020: 16.903,74 (+1.447,00 )
01/06/2020: 17.847,51 (+   943,77 )
01/07/2020: 19.991,35 (+2.143,84 )
01/08/2020: 23.859,77 (+3.868,42 )
01/09/2020: 27.705,58 (+3.845,81 )
01/10/2020: 28.348,92 (+   643,34 )
01/11/2020: 29.975,77 (+1.626,85 )

01/12/2020: 32.157,81 (+2.182,04 )

Sadly only about 500 of the increase were due to savings, the rest was market gains and a large gain on the small crypto position which now suddenly is more than 10 % of my net worth. I made a purchase that I had been delaying for months and this somehow lead to a whole spending spree. At least most of the christmas spending is done now. Decided to give myself a monthly allowance that I can save up seperate to the fire stash for any non-essential wants, so that I don't feel like I'm depriving myself and end up splurging.
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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3271 on: November 30, 2020, 02:27:00 PM »
xmas bonus... delayed? Missing? Not on my account either way.
stock market went up though. In spite of splurging on some decorations and - finally - new monitor for early christmas, I'm coming out way ahead of my networth forecast.

Should probably buy new pants. Being back in home office for at least the next 5 weeks, they're not very high on my list of priorities though ;P

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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3272 on: November 30, 2020, 02:34:20 PM »
Mar 2019 $14,000
Apr 2019 $12,700
May 2019 $9,500
Jun 2019 $11,500
Jul 2019 $17,000
Aug 2019 $19,900
Sep 2019 $19,900
Oct 2019 $26,200
Nov 2019 $34,500
Dec 2019 $37,200
Jan 2020 $43,700
Feb 2020 $45,400
Mar 2020 $45,300
Apr 2020 $52,800
May 2020 $59,400
Jun 2020 $63,400
Jul 2020 $70,900
Aug 2020 $78,500
Sep 2020 $80,700
Oct 2020 $80,300

Nov 2020 $108,900

What a crazy good month (or year really), although I can take basically no credit for it, at least not based on my actions in the last 30 days. My investment accounts were up about $9,000 and my home equity is up about $20,000 (I use the average of Zillow & Redfin). Normally I'd take the home equity increase with a big grain of salt, but my house is actually under contract right now for $12,000 more than what I'm using here. So I guess I'm on to the next thread. I can't believe that I was at $34,500 one year ago!

Thanks to everyone else in this thread for the support. And for those still here, keep at it, it will happen faster than you think!

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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3273 on: November 30, 2020, 06:05:29 PM »
I can finally join this club.  At the beginning of the year, my wife and I decided to get our finances in order and work on paying down our massive student loans.  We make a combined income of approx. $200k.  We are in our early 30s with a young child.  Started the year with a -$106,695.56 net worth and 11 months later (Dec 1 2020) have a net worth of $16,441.11.  A $123k increase in overall NW.  Below is the breakdown.

Assets       Jan 1, 2020        Dec 1, 2020
W sav      $21,593.00           $22,458.00
H sav       $5,097.00            $10,086.00
W 401k   $13,596.22            $25,825.00
H 401k    $38,325.11           $54,615.48
W iras       $2,757.33            $3,157.00
H ira          $10,610.22        $12,147.51
W other     $10,510.00         $597.76
H other      $3,430.67           $3,927.48
H HSA       $5,133.69            $8,722.00
home value$277,250.00   $287,050.00
car value   $16,000.00   $14,856.00
Total        $404,303.24   $443,442.23

Liabilities            Jan 1, 2020      Dec 1, 2020
H student loan    $64,753.43       $0.00
W student loan   $246,590.47     $234,450.59
mortgage           $195,574.90     $192,550.53
Credit Card        $4,080.00         $0.00
Total                 $510,998.80   $427,001.12
      
NW                   -$106,695.56   $16,441.11

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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3274 on: November 30, 2020, 06:58:34 PM »
Jul 17$6.2k
Aug 17$6.8k
Sept 17$8.2k
Oct 17$9.0k
Nov 17$9.9k
Dec 17$11.1k
Jan 18$12.1k
Feb 18$13.6k
Mar 18$15.1k
Apr 18$16.6k
May 18$17.7k
Jun 18$18.5k
Jul 18$20.2k
Aug 18$20.8k
Sept 18$22.2k
Oct 18$21.7k
Nov 18$22.5k
Dec 18$22.4k
Jan 19$24.7k
Feb 19$27.2k
Mar 19$29.3k
Apr 19$31.3k
May 19$31.5k
Jun 19$33.3k
Jul 19$35.1k
Aug 19$36.7k
Sep 19$38.6k
Oct 19$40.2k
Nov 19$42.6k
Dec 19$44.6k
Jan 20$49.0k
Feb 20$46.5k
Mar 20$42.7k
Apr 20$47.5k
May 20$50.6k
Jun 20$53.5k
Jul 20$58.5k
Aug 20$63.0k
Sept 20$63.2k
Sept 20$62.9k

Nov 20: $69.9k

I was hoping to hit $66k by the end of the year and shot right past it instead, despite a slightly-below-target savings rate. I feel like I just hit $50k and I'm at $70k already??

EDIT: Market dropped at the last minute to put me barely below 70k. That's okay, I needed more time to adjust to the idea. ;)
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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3275 on: November 30, 2020, 07:35:40 PM »
2019-Jan: $9500
2020-Jan: $25,000
2020-Dec: $54,000

Total savings rate for 2020 at 31% up from 22% last year.
Portfolio return also well above 10% which I am very happy about all things considering.

Very happy about the results, but I know I can do better.
Some unfortunate expenses there (1k on camping gear which we didn't use because the camping site was submerged in water, causing us to spend another 1k on accommodation).
We've also spent about 2k on DIY renovating our condo which will hopefully reflect when we try to sell it in a few years. For 2021 we're planning to re-do the kitchen. Currently also looking at about 2k for that.

Goal for 2021 is to definitely get us up to $80,000, which hopefully will prove to be a conservative estimate.
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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3276 on: December 01, 2020, 06:45:11 AM »
25-6-2018            29.879,12 ------> Started Tracking
25-12-2018          41.939,62
26-12-2019          64.000,00
03-02-2020          72.170,00
28-02-2020          74.154,00
25-03-2020          71.579,00
09-05-2020          76.221,00
01-06-2020          78.816,00
02-08-2020          82.500,00
26-10-2020          91.218,00

Forgot to track for the last couple months, but everything is slowly moving in the right direction. Graduation might just happen in Q1 next year after all, so I've got tat to look (and work!) forward to during the second wave.

Good luck and lots of health to all the participants and readers on here!

25-6-2018            29.879,12 ------> Started Tracking
25-12-2018          41.939,62
26-12-2019          64.000,00
03-02-2020          72.170,00
28-02-2020          74.154,00
25-03-2020          71.579,00
09-05-2020          76.221,00
01-06-2020          78.816,00
02-08-2020          82.500,00
26-10-2020          91.218,00
01-12-2020          100.247,00

Received a 5k windfall, not totally unexpected but still rather shocking to see this push me over the finish line! Since I've done nothing to deserve this kind of luck, I've started donating a little something to a charity of my choice per month. Currently, I'm feeling very strange: happy, grateful but also a little bit like I've been running a marathon and within 5k from the finish line, some guy tells me to stop because I've already won. Well, onward and upward- and should the market crash once more in the coming months, I'll be back in this warm nest in no-time.

When I joined this thread in mid-2019, fresh out of the 50k savings one, I honestly thought I'd never make it out of here.

Thanks for all the encouragement and best of luck! This thread and its inhabitants are awesome!

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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3277 on: December 01, 2020, 07:23:46 AM »

2018
1/31 : (5949.05)
2/28 : (5288.30)
3/31 : (4273.93)
4/30 : (2592.07)
5/31 : (629.70)
6/30 : 1,206.77
7/31 : 2,703.97
8/31: 5,651.70
9/31: 8,039.01
10/31: 7,803.49
11/30: 9,531.28
12/31: 9,296.79

2019
1/31/19: 13,493.35
2/28/2019: 15,766.50
3/31/2019: 19,286
4/30/2019: 19,283
5/31/2019: 18,676
6/30/2019 :22,362
7/31/2019: 24,646
8/30/2019: $27,199
9/31/2019: $30,664
10/31/2019: $33,343
11/30/2019: $35,249
12/31/2019: $39,079

2020
1/31/2020: $44,514
2/29/2020: $48,891
3/31/2020: $46,104
4/30/2020: $52,720
5/31/2020: $55,177
6/30/2020: $59,720
7/31/2020: $65,792
8/31/2020: $71,970
9/30/2020: $72,466
10/31/2020: $72,288


11/30/2020: $80,093

Holy crap it was a good month. We closed on our new house this month and have started the renovation process for it. It is going to be a long process but I am excited for it!

The spread sheet has been updated and is ready to fill in: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1aBcGP8d7UD2oJif5IMSY9xmi8sIcRWKYRUswL1FE-ZM/edit?usp=sharing

Congrats @Dave15  and @Optimiser see you in the next thread hopefully the first of next year!

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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3278 on: December 01, 2020, 07:51:54 AM »
01/07/2020 - 75,523.86
01/08/2020 - 76,466.46
01/09/2020 - 79,690.65
01/10/2020 - 95,664.71
01/11/2020 - 97,515.00
01/12/2020 - 112,302.49

Wow, it's graduation time! I had a windfall, the market is nuts and I finally have access to 1 of my husbands accounts that I wasn't always getting a monthly update on.
Feel a little iffy about putting my windfall into the market as its so high but trying not to overthink it.

I'll see you on the next thread @okcisok @Optimiser and @Dave15, I like your idea of a charitable donation from your windfall and think I'll follow in your footsteps.

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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3279 on: December 01, 2020, 08:39:15 AM »
6/1/2020: $19,606.73
7/1/2020: $26,480.37
8/1/2020: $40,657.65
9/1/2020: $52,868.32
10/1/2020: $53,926.77
11/1/2020: $61,241.09
12/1/2020: $78,742.07

Crazy month in the markets (I'm up something like $14k over last month in gains alone). I feel like I say this all the time around here, but it's one thing to know that your investments will grow faster and faster over time, and another thing to see it happen. And I am just at the beginning of my investing life, really; I cannot quite imagine what my monthly gains might look like shortly before ER.

Congrats to @okcisok, @Optimiser, @Dave15, and @Gingersnaps! Everyone is killing it.

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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3280 on: December 01, 2020, 11:12:10 AM »
GOAL: $100K by Dec 31, 2021

$  4,588 June 2017
$ 10,117 Dec 2017
       
$ 10,715 Jan 2018
$ 31,034 Dec 2018
       
$ 31,094 Jan 2019
$ 50,000 Dec 2019

$ 53,000 Jan 2020
$ 56,000 Feb 2020
$ 58,000 Mar 2020
$ 64,000 Apr 2020
$ 67,000 May 2020
$ 70,000 Jun  2020
$ 73,100 Jul   2020
$ 75,600 Aug 2020 - YAY! I broke $75K!
$ 80,000 Sep 2020 - Someone pinch me, I saved $30K since this January.
$ 81,800 Oct 2020
$ 82,600 Nov 2020
$ 85,000 Dec 2020

The projection for 2021 - 100K by July 2021.
We'll see...

@Imma - it is exciting and so satisfying to see us all gaining momentum, despite our struggles in the beginning:)
We really are getting there!


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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3281 on: December 01, 2020, 11:44:02 AM »
(All dates at beginning of the month)

March 19 10450
Apr 19     12500
May 19    14800
June 19   17031
July 19    20100
Aug 19    23300
Sept 19   26300
Oct 19     29300
Nov 19    30500
Dec 19    33800
Jan 20     37100
Feb 20     37100
March 20 38413
Apr 20     32000
May 20     37000
June 20    42500
July 20     46300
Aug 20     50200
Sept 20     53400
Oct 20       55700
Nov 20      62000
Dec 20      66000

Nov was a nice month ;)

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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3282 on: December 01, 2020, 07:42:41 PM »
November 2020 Update
3/31/2017 (52,848.85) - Found MMM
3/31/2018 $(14,916.69) - 1 year in
3/31/2019 $9,917.20 - 2 years in
3/31/2020 $22,896.16 - 3 years in
4/30/2020 $32,841.74
5/31/2020 $41,382.08
6/30/2020 $49,125.78
7/31/2020 $54,499.66
8/31/2020 $61,881.00
9/30/2020 $60,837.47
10/31/2020 $60,621.36
11/30/2020 $69,864.27

Haven't updated in a couple months. August through October were pretty flat but November made a come back. Hoping to finish off the year at $75k

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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3283 on: December 03, 2020, 04:32:25 AM »
01/07/2020 - 75,523.86
01/08/2020 - 76,466.46
01/09/2020 - 79,690.65
01/10/2020 - 95,664.71
01/11/2020 - 97,515.00
01/12/2020 - 112,302.49

Wow, it's graduation time! I had a windfall, the market is nuts and I finally have access to 1 of my husbands accounts that I wasn't always getting a monthly update on.
Feel a little iffy about putting my windfall into the market as its so high but trying not to overthink it.

I'll see you on the next thread @okcisok @Optimiser and @Dave15, I like your idea of a charitable donation from your windfall and think I'll follow in your footsteps.

Yaay congratulations, always such an inspiration to see someone graduate!

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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3284 on: December 03, 2020, 07:47:24 AM »
November 2019 - $33,081
December 2019 - $34,820
January 2020 - $36,392
February 2020 - $35,701
March 2020 - $32,466
April 2020 - $36,157
May 2020 - $38,540
June 2020 - $39,514
July 2020 - $42,207
August 2020 - $44,045
September 2020 - $44,514
October 2020 - $45,564

November 2020 - $50,152

HALFWAY THERE!!!!!  Holy crap the markets rebounded. 

Congrats to everyone graduating - you're an inspiration!  :)

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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3285 on: December 03, 2020, 08:16:48 AM »
I'm back up to about $54,750 so if you add our totals together we're there!

Excellent!!  Want to get married?  LOL.

We're not over 100k by much so it'll have to be a cheap courthouse wedding!

I'm up to almost $62,000 so as a couple we did great this month! LOLOL

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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3286 on: December 03, 2020, 10:29:41 AM »
I'm back up to about $54,750 so if you add our totals together we're there!

Excellent!!  Want to get married?  LOL.

We're not over 100k by much so it'll have to be a cheap courthouse wedding!

I'm up to almost $62,000 so as a couple we did great this month! LOLOL

Big high five, husband/wife!!!  Looks like we can afford a cheap honeymoon now!  :-D 

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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3287 on: December 03, 2020, 01:05:56 PM »
6/14/2020  $50,099
7/1/2020    $51,768
8/1/2020    $56,146
9/5/2020    $59,010
10/2/2020  $62,038
10/30/2020 $61,623
12/3/2020  $70,606.90

Good progress for November, but that is most likely going to slow down as I've had to resign from my job earlier in the month.  Luckily my side gig provides enough to cover the bills, and I'll try to grow it but won't be able to put quite as much aside as before.  But that is why we save aggressively for times like these and I look forward to getting this back on track.

Welcome to the new posters and congrats to everyone for keeping up on the amazing progress.


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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3288 on: December 04, 2020, 09:40:52 AM »
July 12, 2019: $66,565
Aug 1, 2019: $68,207 (+2.47%, +$1,642)
Aug 29, 2019: $69,931 (+2.53%, +$1,724)
Sept 29, 2019: $71,138 (+1.73%, +$1,207)
Oct 31, 2019: $71,517 (+0.53%, +$379)
Nov 29, 2019: $73,138 (+2.27%, +$1,621)
Jan 01, 2020: $74,276 (+1.56%, +$1,138)
Feb 06, 2020: $73,621 (-0.88%, -$655)
March 05, 2020: $74,517 (+1.22%, +$896)
No data for April, I lost my interest seeing the losses :)
May 05, 2020: $68,620 (-8.59%, -$5,897)
June 04, 2020: $70,345 (+2.51%, +$1,725)
July 02, 2020: $72,483 (+3.04%, +$2,138)
August 05, 2020: $74,655 (+3.00%, +$2,172)
Sept 03, 2020: $75,241 (+0.78%, +$586)
Oct 01, 2020: $77,551 (+3.07%, +$2,310)
Nov 05, 2020: $79,310 (+2.27%, +$1,759)
Dec 04, 2020: $81,241 (+2.43%, +$1,931)

Investments stagnated, spending skyrocketed (2 birthdays, 2 namedays (yeah, it's a thing in Hungary), Christmas presents, lots of groceries bought in advance, etc.), but domain sales were great. SR was terrible again, I'm hoping in a better one in December.


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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3289 on: December 04, 2020, 05:29:43 PM »
October 17: $83,855
December 3: $96,456 (number from yesterday because I typed this out but forgot to hit post)

Most of the increase is market gains - I think I've contributed about $4000 since October 17 spread over 401k and brokerage. I try not to check these things too often. :-)

Great job everyone, great to see recent graduates @Gingersnaps and @Dave15!

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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3290 on: December 05, 2020, 01:42:53 AM »
I spent more this month than any month that did not include international travel expenses. Most of this was expected spending, but my groceries have been creeping up for a while, which I'd like to address.

How are you doing with your groceries spending? I'm also curious what specifically you changed to reduce them.

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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3291 on: December 05, 2020, 06:40:34 AM »
So inspiring! I'm 22 and relatively new to MMM. I'm aiming to hit $32-33k by Oct 2021. I've been a bit lucky in the past couple of months with some extra cash flowing in, but I'm hoping to keep my savings rate up. Hoping to learn a lot from all of you, and from committing to this challenge!

(Start of)
Oct 2020: $4,757
Nov 2020: $7,823
Dec 2020: $10,385 (Started MMM $100k challenge)

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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3292 on: December 05, 2020, 12:56:40 PM »
First time poster to this challenge. I'm going to count my investment accounts for this challenge. We also have cash on hand as an emergency fund and for short term savings (about $25k) that my SO would rather not invest... fair enough. We have been tracking for several months but just now joining the challenge.

Aug 2020   $ 7,009.45
Sep 2020   $11,791.74
Oct 2020   $31,492.96*
Nov 2020   $41,576.98


*rollover IRA from teaching pension funds
« Last Edit: December 05, 2020, 12:59:28 PM by hal »

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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3293 on: December 06, 2020, 12:44:40 PM »
So inspiring! I'm 22 and relatively new to MMM. I'm aiming to hit $32-33k by Oct 2021. I've been a bit lucky in the past couple of months with some extra cash flowing in, but I'm hoping to keep my savings rate up. Hoping to learn a lot from all of you, and from committing to this challenge!

(Start of)
Oct 2020: $4,757
Nov 2020: $7,823
Dec 2020: $10,385 (Started MMM $100k challenge)

Welcome to the club, stick with it and the progress will come faster than expected!

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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3294 on: December 06, 2020, 12:45:57 PM »
First time poster to this challenge. I'm going to count my investment accounts for this challenge. We also have cash on hand as an emergency fund and for short term savings (about $25k) that my SO would rather not invest... fair enough. We have been tracking for several months but just now joining the challenge.

Aug 2020   $ 7,009.45
Sep 2020   $11,791.74
Oct 2020   $31,492.96*
Nov 2020   $41,576.98


*rollover IRA from teaching pension funds

Welcome! You've already made some serious progress this year!

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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3295 on: December 06, 2020, 02:53:41 PM »
Student Loan Debt:

01/12/19: $43,762
05/04/20: $21,456
11/09/20: $21,456
12/05/20: $21,456


Net Worth:

03/04/19: -$30,065
05/04/20: $10,739
06/05/20: $18,006 ($7,267)
07/05/20: $8,594 (-$9,412)
08/05/20: $9,084 ($490)
09/01/20: $13,497 ($4,413)
10/01/20: $12,283 (-$1,214)
11/01/20: $15,692 ($3,409)
12/05/20: $19,528 ($3,836)

Paid off the last expected, large expense this month, should see an increase in savings to begin the new year!

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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3296 on: December 07, 2020, 07:34:08 AM »
                    401K          IRA          Total
Jan 2018:   $1,050        $1,230      $2,280
Jan 2019:   $6,800        $3,500      $10,300
Jan 2020:   $12,100      $6,600      $18,700
Feb 2020:   $12,500      $6,500      $18,000
Mar 2020:   $12,700      $6,100      $18,800
Apr 2020:   $12,100      $5,100      $17,200
Aug 2020:  $21,200       $6,800     $28,000
Nov 2020:  $29,000       $7,500     $36,500

Hopefully I'll start contributing to my IRA in January. My discretionary spending has been a little out of hand.

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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3297 on: December 08, 2020, 06:33:12 AM »
First time poster to this challenge. I'm going to count my investment accounts for this challenge. We also have cash on hand as an emergency fund and for short term savings (about $25k) that my SO would rather not invest... fair enough. We have been tracking for several months but just now joining the challenge.

Aug 2020   $ 7,009.45
Sep 2020   $11,791.74
Oct 2020   $31,492.96*
Nov 2020   $41,576.98


*rollover IRA from teaching pension funds

Welcome! You've already made some serious progress this year!

Thank you! We had some cash tied up from when I was job hunting, so that certainly helped when I could dump some in the market. It was bizarre starting to invest more heavily right as the markets went skyward at the end of the year.

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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3298 on: December 09, 2020, 05:44:52 PM »

I do not include my savings to buy expensive "fun items" like new cellphone, electronics etc. as it is not very big. My checking account is also not included as it has money I will likely spend this month. Goal for 2020 is to make it to $75K.

Net worth:
2017:
Dec2017:$7800
2018
Apr2018:$13,200
Aug2018:$22,800
Sep2018: $23,645
Oct2018: $23,658
Nov2018: $23,948 (+$290)
Dec2018: $23,960 (+12)
2019
Jan2019: $27,100 (+3140)
Feb2019: $29,443 (+2343)
Mar2019: $31,603 (+2160)
Apr2019: $33,959 (+2356)
May2019: $33,933 (-$26)
Jun2019: $37,928 (+3995)
Jul2019: $39,736 (+1808)
Aug2019: $39,918 (+182)
Sep2019: $34,179 (-5739)
Oct2019: $38,091 (+3912)
Nov2019: $39,867 (+1776)
Dec2019: $43836 (+$3968)
2020
Jan2020:$45,839 (+$2003)
Feb2020:$43,345 (-$2494)
Mar2020:$39,081 (-$4264)
Apr2020:$47,551 (+$9470)
May2020:$51,613 (+$4,061)
Jun2020:$56,760 (+$5147)
Jul2020:$61,567 (+$4,807)
Aug2020:$68,102 (+$6,535)
Sep2020:$68,212(+$109)
Oct2020:$68,976 (+$763)
Nov2020: $76,790.63 (+$7,814.4) Yippee! Hit my goal for the year! I am a bit late posting as I just got a new computer, but the number were taken from the end of November for the most part. With a little luck, I should be able to hit the 100k goal easily next year.

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Re: Race from 10 to 100k!!
« Reply #3299 on: December 10, 2020, 12:29:24 PM »
November 2020 Update
3/31/2017 (52,848.85) - Found MMM
3/31/2018 $(14,916.69) - 1 year in
3/31/2019 $9,917.20 - 2 years in
3/31/2020 $22,896.16 - 3 years in
4/30/2020 $32,841.74
5/31/2020 $41,382.08
6/30/2020 $49,125.78
7/31/2020 $54,499.66
8/31/2020 $61,881.00
9/30/2020 $60,837.47
10/31/2020 $60,621.36
11/30/2020 $69,864.27

Haven't updated in a couple months. August through October were pretty flat but November made a come back. Hoping to finish off the year at $75k

Wow, $130k in improvement in just over 3 1/2 years. Not too shabby, @haypug16