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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1800 on: September 03, 2019, 08:23:14 AM »
Month   Investments   Networth   
04/30/17   $67,858   $125,786   <---- Discovered MMM / LBYM
09/30/17   $100,416   $168,105   <---- 100k Invested
01/31/19   $251,061   $311,711   <---- 250k Invested
02/28/19   $265,980   $328,866   
03/31/19   $283,322   $346,316   
04/30/19   $303,551   $367,527   
05/31/19   $303,986   $364,917   
06/30/19   $329,675   $388,175   
07/31/19   $346,447   $406,628   
08/31/19   $348,793   $410,934   

Won't be able to sustain positive gains in down months for much longer, but that's a good thing I suppose. Anticipated graduation: July 2020.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1801 on: September 03, 2019, 03:57:32 PM »
Mar-18   $249550-INV  $381297 - NW ---> fell below 250K, what a rollercoaster this year has been!
Apr-18   $252,693 - INV $385,040 - NW
May-18  $263,950 - INV $396,500 - NW
June-18 $268,500 - INV $401,900 - NW ---> hope markets stay low for a while.
July-18  $279,100 - INV $414,336 - NW
Aug-18 $291293 - INV $ 376293 - NW ---> Writing off 51k, we are building a house.
Sep-18 $292395 - INV $377395 - NW---> Lots of unexpected expenses this month. My job is also not on firm ground. Bad new manager situation. Starting new job search.Anyone have job for me :)
Oct-18  $271500 - INV $357200 - NW ---> Yay volatility
Nov-18 $279200 - INV $365200 - NW ---> Big spending month, over $10000 unexpected spending on Medical expenses, travel reservations, hotels, electronics, shopping deals and gifts. Also got new job, lateral move.
Dec-18 $257500 - INV $344000 - NW ---> Hope this market remains low or flat for next couple of months so I can plough more money in. Happy new year you all! It is interesting that the assets like primary home provide so much stability in rough times. If we have a paid off home or enough cash to pay it off safely invested it provides much safety in difficult times.
Jan-19 $290132 - INV $373300 - NW ---> Big bounce back. But I wish it came after Feb. Its likely there will be more opportunities due to various uncertainties in current short term.
Feb-19 $317800 - INV $406000 - NW ---> Big payday of the year helped cross 300k easily.
Mar-19 $323000 - INV $411500 - NW ---> Not much to say this month. we went on 2nd vacation of the year already and so associated expenses affected the growth.
Apr-19 $337600 - INV $426600 - NW  ---> Expensive month, we paid for family member's medical expenses. Tragic situation at young age. Makes a strong case for big emergency fund.
May-19 $326000 - INV $416000 - NW ---> Yay! Volatility. I was able to add few hundred $s more than usual to investments. @Epor Usually about $6000 a month in addition to savings currently, rest gains or losses in market. It motivates me to compare with high savers, that way I tend to push a little harder or keep consistent. Its a race alright!
Jun-19 $348000 - INV $439000 - NW ---> DW's pregnant with our second baby :), That means now I have to plan for big expenses.. Minivan, Medical expense and more. I am trying convince DW that we can put off buying minivan for another 2 years. Wish me luck!
Jul-19 $355000 - INV $546000 - NW ---> Construction on real estate we were building completed, so added its value back into Net worth.
Aug-19 $349000 - INV ---> Medical expenses and vacation made us go back wards. Market didn't help, but I am happy its flat or down.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1802 on: September 04, 2019, 07:26:53 AM »
12/2014: $97,686
12/2015: $129,157
12/2016: $206,179
12/2017: $317,990

1/2018: $341,983
2/2018: $333,875
3/2018: $328,485
4/2018: $338,787
5/2018: $353,747
6/2018: $361,028
7/2018: $381,336
8/2018: $402,486
9/2018: $408,560
10/2018: $383,538
11/2018: $397,907
12/2018: $366,214

1/2019: $403,773
2/2019: $423,854
3/2019: $435,590
4/2019: $455,332
5/2019: $439,288
6/2019: $471,706
7/2019: $483,830

8/2019: $479,814

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1803 on: September 04, 2019, 09:44:46 AM »
12/31/2017: INV-$265,731.22    NW-$277,837.89
12/31/2018: INV-$332,761.13    NW-$357,901.80

1/31/2019: INV-$366,568.23     NW-$391,377.35
2/28/2019: INV-$388,104.43     NW-$414,064.85
3/31/2019: INV-$415,305.19     NW-$444,426.25
4/30/2019: INV-$429,916.96     NW-$463,882.36
5/31/2019: INV-$416,867.47     NW-$449,424.03
6/30/2019: INV-$458,411.68     NW-$491,499.53
8/31/2019: INV-$466,935.55     NW-$502,773.21

Missed July somehow, numbers really haven't changed much since end of June.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1804 on: September 05, 2019, 05:58:17 AM »

 1-2017  $88,615
 1-2018 $132,155
 1-2019 $177,349
 2-2019 $188,332
 3-2019 $187,634
 4-2019 $197,461
 5-2019 $194,010
 6-2019 $186,414
 7-2019 $196,934
 8-2019 $267,535
 9-2019 $268,153


At least I'm moving in the right direction!

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1805 on: September 05, 2019, 04:55:03 PM »
August 2017 - $295k
September 2017 - $310k
October 2017 - $314k
November 2017 - $319k
December 2017 - $328k
January 2018 - $336k
February 2018 - $331k
March 2018 - $341k
April 2018 - $345k
May 2018 - $353k
June 2018 - $376k
July 2018 - $379k
August 2018 - $379k
September 2018 - $377k
October 2018 - $369k
November 2018 - $382k
1/5/2019 - $374k
2/3/19 - $378k
3/7/19 - $380k
4/4/19 - $381k
5/6/19 - $378k
6/11/19 - $382k
7/8/19 - $384k
8/5/19 - $387k

9/5/19 - $376k

Decided to pay off new car,  car value not included. With total debt now below annual salary, saving rate at 27% and set to go up to 49% starting next year,  I feel good and ready for whatever the economy will throw at me.


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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1806 on: September 05, 2019, 07:26:53 PM »
11/30/2017    $228,503.37
12/31/2017    $237,592.34
1/31/2018    $254,582.33
2/28/2018    $257,732.67
3/31/2018    $265,481.54
4/30/2018    $269,342.61
5/31/2018    $277,950.05
6/30/2018    $285,254.10
7/31/2018    $299,199.64
8/31/2018    $319,335.25
9/30/2018    $347,418.14
10/31/2018    $332,242.01
11/30/2018    $348,536.76
12/31/2018    $325,602.90
1/31/2019    $350,696.67
2/28/2019    $369,513.27
3/31/2019    $379,192.30
4/30/2019    $399,481.40
5/31/2019    $384,294.80
6/30/2019    $408,707.83
7/31/2019    $426,022.76
8/31/2019    $422,250.44

Even after investing $4,000, the market took away from me, well, stocks on sale, let's keep buying.  Glad to see about half of you having gains this month.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1807 on: September 07, 2019, 07:46:10 AM »
Real Estate                                                           $192,514   Purchase lands every 2 to 3 years. (10k to 40k).
Investments (Family Business, High returns 20%)   $15,000   Add 15k yearly
Investments (P to P, High returns 28%, very risky)  $7,143   will not be adding any investments in this
Investments (Others, Gold, Low returns 3%)           $45,886   will continue contribute $5200 yearly
Savings account (Zero returns)                               $6,550   
401k                                                                     $41,802   Doing 5% to match employer
Money lent (Zero returns)                                       $3,143   
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Total as of Sep 2019                                             $312,038   
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Next goals   
   
Adding 10k to Real Estate      Dec 2020
Adding 7k to Family Business   Feb 2020
Adding 10k to Vanguard      Apr 2020
      
Next big milestone - 500k       Dec 2022

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1808 on: September 09, 2019, 09:23:05 AM »
   Date (2019)       Liquid NW            Gain
   Jan 1       $212,860           
   Feb 1       $230,743           
   Mar 1       $244,321           
   Apr 1       $252,750           
   May 1       $263,658           
   June 1       $252,691           
   July 1       $287,493           
   Aug 1       $299,427
   Sept 1           $313,257 (+13,830)

A bit late here, didn't look at finances for two whole weeks! But that's mostly because I had a baby girl on Aug 25! Very happy with the markets lately (I rolled my numbers back to Sept 1 for this tracking, they've gone up quite a bit since too).

I don't count my house equity, so this is just investments minus loans (I invest instead of paying off my low interest loans).
« Last Edit: September 09, 2019, 10:24:31 AM by dreadmoose »

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1809 on: September 09, 2019, 09:55:12 AM »
   Date (2019)       Liquid NW            Gain
   Jan 1       $212,860           
   Feb 1       $230,743           
   Mar 1       $244,321           
   Apr 1       $252,750           
   May 1       $263,658           
   June 1       $252,691           
   July 1       $287,493           
   Aug 1       $299,427
   Sept 1           $313,257 (+13,830)

A bit late here, didn't look at finances for two whole weeks! But that's mostly because I had a baby girl on Aug 25! Very happy with the markets lately (I rolled my numbers back to Sept 1 for this tracking, they've gone up quite a bit since too).

I don't count my house equity, so this is just investments minus loans (I invest instead of paying off my low interest loans).

Congrats on the new arrival!

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1810 on: September 09, 2019, 02:48:22 PM »
Background on net worth: No kids, 1 dog (he's a very good boy), we own a house.

08/2013: $9,216- had been making 18k, got a job making 27k
02/2014: $14,413- new job in December making 38k
08/2014: $17,890
02/2015: $34,041
08/2015: $58,584 - new job in May making 55k
02/2016: $77,264
09/2016: $96,145

9k to 100k: 38 months

10/31/2016: $101,606       
2/28/2017:   $119,499.39 
6/30/2017:   $114,809.37  Husband started working making 75k
10/31/2017: $131,182.62 
 We bought a house!
 Husband started new job making $61k plus bonus
2/28/2018:   $184,798.13   I got a new position making 61k
6/30/2018:   $202,304.86   
10/31/2018: $218,342.31   
2/28/2019:   $245,470.79 
100k to 250k: 29 months

3/31/2019:   $250,509.52
4/30/2019:   $261,638.55
5/31/2019:   $255,901.69 (-5,736.86)
6/30/2019:   $265,693.38 (+9,791.69)
7/31/2019:   $271,467.23 (+5,773.85)
8/31/2019:   $311,254.33 (+39,787.10) *House appraised 35K higher

We had our house reappraised which added around $34,000 to our net worth. I am conflicted about using this new number because it's such a big jump. The reappraisal was good for us because it removed PMI, saving us $63/month, but the new number just doesn't seem real. If I ignore the home value jump, we still increased almost 6k this month.

I hear you. I have the exact same problem. In fact, that problem is what put me over $250k networth and allowed me to join this thread.

In my case, we finished our basement, which actually does add a lot of value. We had a formal appraisal and refinance, and the lending company is making the loan based on the appraisal. I decided to use that appraisal, too, figuring if it's good enough for the bank, it's good enough for me. But it's just such a huge jump! I think I'll carry the house at this value for at least a year. That way, if it is actually a bit high right now, it should catch up.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1811 on: September 09, 2019, 02:49:14 PM »
2017
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Date             Assets           Debts          Net Worth
October 2017 $370,483.90 -$120,007.15 $250,476.80
December 2017 $382,100.79 -$121,838.12 $260,262.67

2018
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Date             Assets           Debts          Net Worth
January 2018 $390,088.91 -$119,841.70 $270,247.21
February 2018 $393,016.96 -$118,184.89 $274,832.08
March 2018 $388,528.30 -$117,901.07 $270,627.23
April 2018 $396,987.40 -$118,619.04 $278,368.36
May 2018 $399,896.79 -$125,537.47 $274,359.32
June 2018 $393,835.05 -$119,226.10 $274,608.95
July 2018 $405,587.66 -$124.894.90 $280,692.80
Aug 15th 2018 $289,351.24 $0.00 $289,351.24
Aug 2018 $296,066.75 -$1,507.49 $294,559.30
Sept 2018 $297,258.10 -$2,513.24 $294,744.86
Oct 2018 $270,846.50 -$2,179.98 $268,666.52
Nov 2018 $283,924.79 -$3,588.97 $280,335.80
Dec 2018 $263,008.28 -$2,510.11 $260,498.17

2019
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Date             Assets           Debts          Net Worth
January 2019 $286,398.03 -$3,720.22 $282,677.81
February 2019 $303,524.32 -$65.88 $303,458.40
March 2019 $303,218.72 $0.00 $303,218.72
April 2019 $319,854.21 -$2,685.70 $317,168.50
May 2019 $307,507.31 -$2,240.87 $305,266.40
June 2019 $731,745.00 -$426,815.80 $304,929.20
July 2019 $736,673.88 -$431,083.30 $305,590.60
August 2019 $735,255.93 -$429,153.68 $306,102.25

I have spent an ungodly amount of money lately - one of my cats went in for many dollars in testing and then had to be put down, which was really sad (and expensive).  I have a ~$9k loan at 0% for 10 years that's not factored into the numbers above (state-incentivized loan for improving home insulation efficiency) that I should add in once I figure out how to check the balance.  It's a tiny payment (about $116/mo) so I am not terribly concerned about tracking it.

It's going to be confusing trying to track my net worth going forward, because now that I have a house again I will end up with a decent amount of loans offsetting an asset of relatively unknown value, i.e. I got a $3k rebate towards insulation work ($13k of work at about $10k out of pocket for me), but I have no idea if that makes my house worth any more than before. It will reduce my HVAC costs, which is why I did it.  I'm also strongly considering solar, which is cash-positive out of the gate (between power generation and NJ SREC incentives), but again I'll end up with a ~$32k loan and no idea of how much value it adds to the house. Cash flow positive overall but a negative hit to the net worth, which is kind of weird.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1812 on: September 09, 2019, 04:02:57 PM »
Congrats on the new arrival!

Thank you! It'll be interesting to see how this affects my net worth going forward... less alcohol / partying but more activities and a maternity leave.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1813 on: September 10, 2019, 09:08:36 AM »
why not try doing 250 to 500 in quicker time than you did 100 to 250?

Last post in 100-250k here: http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/throw-down-the-gauntlet/race-from-100-to-250k/msg1440605/#msg1440605

Took me 26 months to go from 100-250, so that would require me to hit 500k on or before April 30th 2019.  Projection shows hitting it ~Jan 2021 at the current rate.  Slow and steady :)

So I've had some busy months and haven't been diligently tracking net worth, but had some time to figure it up this evening:
Feb-17   $251,409.30
Oct-17   $318,536.66

Rough projection for 500k is now Feb 2020! (assuming 7% market returns and the RE investments continue).  Given that the estimate moved up nearly year, I'd say that if things continue to go better than expected, then April 2019 is possible, but at the same time I don't want to be too optimistic...

Feb-17   $251,409.30
Oct-17   $318,536.66
Jan-18   $361,374.09
Mar-18  $369,142.20
Apr-18   $385,517.64
May-18  $392,342.38
Jun-18   $400,461.03

Updated my mortgage balance in Mint and just crossed over the $400k mark!  Optimistically looking towards April 2019 :)

Jul-18   $413,702.08
Aug-18  $425,816.43
Sep-18  $427,991.94
Oct-18  $416,693.85
Nov-18  $428,453.60

October saw the first dip in awhile, December doesn't look good either, haha

Dec-18  $417,417
Jan-19  $428,316
Feb-19  $449,616
Mar-19  $473,317
Apr-19  $489,848

So it turns out that I did not reach $500k NW this month (04/2019) to achieve the goal of 250-500k as fast as 100-250k.  It was really close though.  I ended a long term relationship in January and gifted that individual $15k to assist with a home purchase.
Here's hoping that I'll just be 1-2 months behind that goal!


May-19   $482,166.97
Jun-19   $506,489.11
Jul-19   $516,572.20
Aug-19      $520,552.46
Sep-19   $524,681.62

A few months behind on posting this, but moving to 500k-1M.    Summary: 100-250 in 26 months, 250-500 in 28 months.  500k was way ahead of the original projection of 01/2021, but behind the optimistic 26 month goal of 04/2019.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1814 on: September 10, 2019, 02:29:30 PM »
May-19   $482,166.97
Jun-19   $506,489.11
Jul-19   $516,572.20
Aug-19      $520,552.46
Sep-19   $524,681.62

A few months behind on posting this, but moving to 500k-1M.    Summary: 100-250 in 26 months, 250-500 in 28 months.  500k was way ahead of the original projection of 01/2021, but behind the optimistic 26 month goal of 04/2019.

Amazing! congratulations

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1815 on: September 10, 2019, 02:47:45 PM »
8/31/2019:   $311,254.33 (+39,787.10) *House appraised 35K higher

We had our house reappraised which added around $34,000 to our net worth. I am conflicted about using this new number because it's such a big jump. The reappraisal was good for us because it removed PMI, saving us $63/month, but the new number just doesn't seem real. If I ignore the home value jump, we still increased almost 6k this month.

I have left my house in NW because in the end it factors into my FIRE plans.  We will be downsizing before we FIRE as we will no longer need a 4 bedroom house when the kids are gone.  As such, the equity will be validated or corrected when we sell.  Also, my home value went up quite a bit over the last year and has since come down as Zillow saw a ride up and a ride down, but it average out.  At this point my home value is $40K less on a sub $300K home, so a swing of over 10%.  I think it will work out for you and as long as you understand what makes up your NW you should be in no danger of making any foolish choices because of it.  I say no harm in leaving it there.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1816 on: September 11, 2019, 10:20:19 AM »
We had our house reappraised which added around $34,000 to our net worth. I am conflicted about using this new number because it's such a big jump. The reappraisal was good for us because it removed PMI, saving us $63/month, but the new number just doesn't seem real. If I ignore the home value jump, we still increased almost 6k this month.

It's hard to know what to do. I had two professional appraisals done over the span of maybe 3 months. One came in at $315k, the other at $350k. A year prior, a real estate agent recommended listing at $300k. For my net worth, I just model out a 1% annual increase in the value, which, if it turns out to be too conservative, should account for the selling fees I'll end up paying.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1817 on: September 11, 2019, 11:20:10 AM »
It's hard to know what to do. I had two professional appraisals done over the span of maybe 3 months. One came in at $315k, the other at $350k. A year prior, a real estate agent recommended listing at $300k. For my net worth, I just model out a 1% annual increase in the value, which, if it turns out to be too conservative, should account for the selling fees I'll end up paying.

I feel like including non-liquid assets into my net worth is too cumbersome, so I've only included investments. Even though we plan on selling our house and moving, it's almost impossible for me to accurately calculate what our house would sell for when you consider the market, agent fees, and closing costs (and potentially repairs that would come out of pocket).

Then again, I also never include our bank accounts for some reason. Which would add an extra $20k or so. I figure that's just money I'll "forget" about until we retire and then be a nice cushion.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1818 on: September 11, 2019, 11:42:02 AM »
It's hard to know what to do. I had two professional appraisals done over the span of maybe 3 months. One came in at $315k, the other at $350k. A year prior, a real estate agent recommended listing at $300k. For my net worth, I just model out a 1% annual increase in the value, which, if it turns out to be too conservative, should account for the selling fees I'll end up paying.

I feel like including non-liquid assets into my net worth is too cumbersome, so I've only included investments. Even though we plan on selling our house and moving, it's almost impossible for me to accurately calculate what our house would sell for when you consider the market, agent fees, and closing costs (and potentially repairs that would come out of pocket).

Then again, I also never include our bank accounts for some reason. Which would add an extra $20k or so. I figure that's just money I'll "forget" about until we retire and then be a nice cushion.

I'm pretty conservative here also, I calculate the value of my home based on the price I paid for it * 90% (to account for realtor fees etc. ) and never increase its value. I still include the equity in my networth, however it only goes up due to principle being paid off

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1819 on: September 11, 2019, 12:54:55 PM »
It's been bothering me that I haven't been keeping track of how fast the 'stache is growing so I'm going to start posting on here.
September 19: NW 316,494 Invested: 293,726

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1820 on: September 13, 2019, 06:34:03 PM »
Salary: $3140
Moved $600 to Investments Others
Moved $1527 to Real Estate
Paid credit card in full($200 rewards for $1000 spend): $910.99

Current net worth as of Sep 13: $322,181

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1821 on: September 15, 2019, 01:58:58 PM »

1 January 2018   - $295,835.
1 April 2018        - $305,001.
1 May 2018        - $316,277.
1 June 2018        - $332,814.
1 July 2018 (ish)  - $330,715.
1 August 2018     - $346,023.
30 August 2018    - $362,001.
1 October            - $365,638.
1 November         - $341,694.
1 May 2019           - $372,682
15 Sept 2019         -$392,243

1 January 20202    -414,598.

About halfway to my investments goal now.
« Last Edit: January 01, 2020, 12:52:42 PM by jlcnuke »

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1822 on: September 19, 2019, 09:08:37 AM »
Investments only
May: $251,222
June: $380,473 <-- combined accounts with DH
July: $423,417
Aug: $436, 413
Sep: $428,402

late posting this month so the market (plus regular contributions) is already back up to $441,728

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1823 on: September 21, 2019, 12:03:51 PM »
August 15: 310,000
September 1:  343,890
September 21:  352,721.  I should be able to save more than this.

BTW, is it typical for the forum to be down often?

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1824 on: September 22, 2019, 06:25:17 AM »
I have not seen issues with forum being slow before. Just last few days. It seems to work now.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1825 on: September 22, 2019, 07:38:04 AM »
August 15: 310,000
September 1:  343,890
September 21:  352,721.  I should be able to save more than this.

BTW, is it typical for the forum to be down often?

Once or twice a year, but those are usually resolved within the day. This is the second longest ongoing I've seen, and I've been active on the forums since 2015. The previous, forum hosting was completely switched IIRC. Whatever is going on, they'll get to the bottom of and fix.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1826 on: September 22, 2019, 11:29:31 AM »
It's hard to know what to do. I had two professional appraisals done over the span of maybe 3 months. One came in at $315k, the other at $350k. A year prior, a real estate agent recommended listing at $300k. For my net worth, I just model out a 1% annual increase in the value, which, if it turns out to be too conservative, should account for the selling fees I'll end up paying.

I feel like including non-liquid assets into my net worth is too cumbersome, so I've only included investments. Even though we plan on selling our house and moving, it's almost impossible for me to accurately calculate what our house would sell for when you consider the market, agent fees, and closing costs (and potentially repairs that would come out of pocket).

Then again, I also never include our bank accounts for some reason. Which would add an extra $20k or so. I figure that's just money I'll "forget" about until we retire and then be a nice cushion.

I'm pretty conservative here also, I calculate the value of my home based on the price I paid for it * 90% (to account for realtor fees etc. ) and never increase its value. I still include the equity in my networth, however it only goes up due to principle being paid off

Me too . I used the Zillow value when I first got serious about tracking, but then got pissed off because it can fluctuate 20% or more for no reason, so I went back to just using purchase price from 6 years ago. I only include house value so  I can see mortgage going down in relation to it. I figure it will be a nice surprise if the house eventually sells for more than we paid.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1827 on: September 27, 2019, 08:37:32 AM »
12/2014: $97,686
12/2015: $129,157
12/2016: $206,179
12/2017: $317,990

1/2018: $341,983
2/2018: $333,875
3/2018: $328,485
4/2018: $338,787
5/2018: $353,747
6/2018: $361,028
7/2018: $381,336
8/2018: $402,486
9/2018: $408,560
10/2018: $383,538
11/2018: $397,907
12/2018: $366,214

1/2019: $403,773
2/2019: $423,854
3/2019: $435,590
4/2019: $455,332
5/2019: $439,288
6/2019: $471,706
7/2019: $483,830
8/2019: $479,814

9/2019: $494,165

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1828 on: September 27, 2019, 09:41:49 AM »
12/2014: $97,686
12/2015: $129,157
12/2016: $206,179
12/2017: $317,990

1/2018: $341,983
2/2018: $333,875
3/2018: $328,485
4/2018: $338,787
5/2018: $353,747
6/2018: $361,028
7/2018: $381,336
8/2018: $402,486
9/2018: $408,560
10/2018: $383,538
11/2018: $397,907
12/2018: $366,214

1/2019: $403,773
2/2019: $423,854
3/2019: $435,590
4/2019: $455,332
5/2019: $439,288
6/2019: $471,706
7/2019: $483,830
8/2019: $479,814

9/2019: $494,165

Can you taste it?

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1829 on: September 27, 2019, 10:36:43 AM »
As mentioned above, I don't actually include cash, nor home equity. So we're actually already over $500k.

Oddly enough, I've been reading the "What does it feel like when you hit $1M" thread, and it kind of echos my feelings. Nothing changes. It's just a number, and we may swing wildly above or below it.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1830 on: September 27, 2019, 12:31:26 PM »
Jan 2018 -  $330,883
July 2018 - $372,389
Jan 2019 -  $376,421
July 2019 - $449,818
Aug 2019 - $461,802
Sept 2019 -$471,690

just counting investments, not net worth as its tied up in houses.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1831 on: September 27, 2019, 03:30:29 PM »
Sept. 2018   $252,544.08
Nov.  2018   $248,197.15
Dec.  2018   $256,394.61
Jan.  2019   $252,481.67
Feb.  2019   $287,793.45
Mar.  2019   $304,683.46
April  2019   $311,927.67
May 2019    $320,971.09
June 2019   $315,026.35
July 2019    $326,646.84
Aug 2019    $333,750.35
Sept 2019   $331,716.00
Oct 2019 $338,088.89

We're taking a vacation in a few days, so I figured I'd post this early so I don't forget. Goal is to hit $350K by end of year, which will depend on market.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1832 on: September 28, 2019, 07:43:14 AM »
Aug-19: $204485 invested + $250k equity = $454k

Sep-19: $204404 invested + $250k equity = $454k so ultimately a flat month.

Should see a decent bump in equity come Sept though, bonus will go towards our 2nd mortgage.

There is a chance we are moving continents soon and would rent the house out at that point so opted not to invest bonus into debt paydown and keep it invested/more liquid.

Oct-19: $225122 invested + $250k equity = $475k

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1833 on: September 28, 2019, 08:40:39 AM »
Hi everyone!

I'm a recent graduate from the other thread and am happy to be here with a new goal.

I'm 36, single, salary of around $130k (this is a new job and I'm finally able to max out my 401k), and live in the LA area. I own a condo up in Washington State where I used to live which now I rent out. I include the condo's equity in my total NW, however I'm really only focused on retirement savings for this challenge.

Happy to be here with you all!

First number is retirement savings, second is total NW including cash emergency savings and real estate equity.

September 2019: $261,238 (total NW $387,863)

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1834 on: September 30, 2019, 02:59:36 PM »
Jul 2018     $250,737.17
Aug 2018     $258,326.17 
Sep 2018     $271,396.46
Oct 2018     $276,447.64
Nov 2018     $258,733.03
Dec 2018     $272,495.64
Jan 2019      $255,892.49
Feb 2019      $284,061.44
Mar 2019     $302,124.69
Apr 2019     $311,269.23
May 2019     $326,333.60
Jun 2019     $324,533.94
Jul 2019     $346,414.84 346
Aug 2019     $353,235.46
Sept 2019     $357,483.82
Oct 2019    $382,001.08 +$24,517.26

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1AU7U1LTOW0D-_TiWUZJ7OSolSB_ULYQC2ZWSNW5hig0/edit#gid=0

Hoping for $400k by January 1, 2020. Q4 is going to be super busy.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1835 on: September 30, 2019, 03:11:22 PM »
   Date (2019)       Liquid NW            Gain
   Jan 1       $212,860           
   Feb 1       $230,743           
   Mar 1       $244,321           
   Apr 1       $252,750           
   May 1       $263,658           
   June 1       $252,691           
   July 1       $287,493           
   Aug 1       $299,427
   Sept 1           $313,257
   Oct 1           $321,358 (+8,101)

Yay, still increasing with the new little one. My spend has actually gone way down as my social life is now mostly done at home or at people's houses rather than finding expensive entertainment. I am also negotiating a raise at work as my job position changed... this will all go to savings so it may be a significant bump for my FIRE date.

Also, welcome to the race @SeattleStache.

I don't count my house equity, so this is just investments minus loans (I invest instead of paying off my low interest loans).
« Last Edit: October 01, 2019, 10:33:28 AM by dreadmoose »

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1836 on: September 30, 2019, 04:22:37 PM »
Investments only; household combined. 
 
07/31/19 - $330,406
08/31/19 - $437,870 (large windfall + quarterly rrsp invest)
09/30/19 - $443,081
« Last Edit: October 02, 2019, 04:42:33 AM by Dogastrophe »

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1837 on: September 30, 2019, 07:50:24 PM »

Including IRAs, 401(k), HSAs, and Investment Account.

Feb 1, 2019 - $253,172
Mar 1, 2019 - $265,289
Apr 1, 2019 - $275,052
May 1, 2019 - $288,722
June 1, 2019 - $274,536
July 1, 2019 - $294,229
Aug 1, 2019 - $299,759
Sept 1, 2019 - $296,607
Oct 1, 2019 - $303,353 - whoop whoop made it to $300K. Here is to hoping to be above the line going forward :)

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1838 on: September 30, 2019, 08:01:47 PM »
Date   Stache value
11/30/2017    $228,503.37
12/31/2017    $237,592.34
1/31/2018    $254,582.33
2/28/2018    $257,732.67
3/31/2018    $265,481.54
4/30/2018    $269,342.61
5/31/2018    $277,950.05
6/30/2018    $285,254.10
7/31/2018    $299,199.64
8/31/2018    $319,335.25
9/30/2018    $347,418.14
10/31/2018    $332,242.01
11/30/2018    $348,536.76
12/31/2018    $325,602.90
1/31/2019    $350,696.67
2/28/2019    $369,513.27
3/31/2019    $379,192.30
4/30/2019    $399,481.40
5/31/2019    $384,294.80
6/30/2019    $408,707.83
7/31/2019    $426,022.76
8/31/2019    $422,250.44
9/30/2019    $460,845.28

Great month! Reached my 2019 goal of 450K.  My stretch goal is 500K, so it might be feasible to make it there.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1839 on: October 01, 2019, 04:52:07 AM »

Investments only

Jun 2018  $219,320
Jul 2018   $228,483
Aug 2018  $234,711
Sep 2018  $245,993
Oct 2018  $251,023
Nov 2018  $238,881
Dec 2018  $244,687 
Jan 2019  $226,942 
Feb 2019  $249,796
Mar 2019  $270,351
Apr 2019  $285,770
May 2019  $295,838
Jun 2019  $283,393
Jul 2019   $307,071
Aug 2019  $315,942
Sep 2019  $318,301
Oct 2019  $334,301

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1840 on: October 01, 2019, 06:20:09 AM »
6/30/18:   $253,884
7/31/18:   $264,666
8/31/18:   $276,905
9/29/18:   $285,986
10/31/18: $267,359
11/30/18: $281,461
12/31/18: $261,809
1/31/19:   $286,584
2/28/19:   $303,681
3/31/19:   $314,939
4/30/19:   $331,080
5/31/19:   $320,926
6/30/19:   $342,700
7/31/19:   $354,784
8/31/19:   $351,842
9/30/19:   $360,853

Investments only as always. This nice bump makes me happy. Because out of our savings account, we spent alllllllll the money this month. Luckily most of it was planned, but I can't deny it always hurts a little when I have to take money out of savings!

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1841 on: October 01, 2019, 07:31:42 AM »
Investments only.

01/31/18           $198,264.59
02/28/18           $204,079.63
03/31/18           $204,079.63
04/30/18           $206,310.31
05/31/18           $207,731.13
06/30/18           $209,452.69
07/31/18           $218,450.07
08/31/18           $224,242.78
09/30/18           $227,036.87
10/31/18           $214,106.68
11/30/18           $219,948.36
12/31/18           $206,666.96
01/31/19           $224,401.47
02/28/19           $231,997.45
03/31/19           $236,710.41
04/30/19           $246,138.25
05/31/19           $245,062.03
06/30/19           $256,868.43
07/31/19           $256,075.53
08/31/19           $266,197.04
09/30/19           $274,186.82

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1842 on: October 01, 2019, 09:30:34 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

Jan 1 2018: $283,829.36
Feb 1 2018: $304,851.88
Mar 1 2018: $303,796.17
Apr 1 2018: $307,682.67
May 1 2018: $315,634.59
Jun 1 2018: $337,046.55
July 1 2018: $340,399.63
Aug 1 2018: $363,304.76
Sept 1 2018: $385,572.12
Oct 1 2018: $392,296.56
Nov 1 2018: $370,000.25
Dec 1 2018: $386,361.40

Jan 1 2019: $359,505.30
Feb 1 2019: $397,087.41
Mar 1 2019: $428,309.57
Apr 1 2019: $440,342.71
May 1 2019: $456,285.80
Jun 1 2019: $441,047.77
Jul 1 2019: $476,489.51
Aug 1 2019: $486,559.27
Sept 1 2019: $483,967.28
Oct 1 2019: $490,200.54

A little progress, but my company stock is still down. Hopefully that trends back up in the next couple months!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1AU7U1LTOW0D-_TiWUZJ7OSolSB_ULYQC2ZWSNW5hig0/edit#gid=0

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1843 on: October 01, 2019, 09:33:57 AM »
Investments only.  Valuation as of 9/30

                       2017                2018                2019                2020                2021               
January$59,598$130,690$172,016--
February$94,135$130,112$210,931--
March$96,711$170,547$220,649--
April$100,313$175,470$231,153--
May$104,001$181,127$230,149--
June$107,339$183,621$244,641--
July$111,240$190,156$252,651--
August$113,472$162,706$257,825--
September$117,719$165,350$264,537--
October$119,898$160,600---
November$121,666$165,845---
December$125,576$160,236---

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1844 on: October 01, 2019, 09:48:38 AM »
Up $4,329 to $363,509. Up $85,723 yoy. Higher expenses, no overtime. Steady progress though. The bigger news however, is that I was approved to go PT, starting this pay period. Yes! I'll be working a 5 days on/9 off schedule. I'll continue to invest, but at a much lower rate of course. Will probably be tarnishing this thread for quite some time. :)

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1845 on: October 01, 2019, 10:20:47 AM »
2017
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Date             Assets           Debts          Net Worth
October 2017 $370,483.90 -$120,007.15 $250,476.80
December 2017 $382,100.79 -$121,838.12 $260,262.67

2018
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Date             Assets           Debts          Net Worth
January 2018 $390,088.91 -$119,841.70 $270,247.21
February 2018 $393,016.96 -$118,184.89 $274,832.08
March 2018 $388,528.30 -$117,901.07 $270,627.23
April 2018 $396,987.40 -$118,619.04 $278,368.36
May 2018 $399,896.79 -$125,537.47 $274,359.32
June 2018 $393,835.05 -$119,226.10 $274,608.95
July 2018 $405,587.66 -$124.894.90 $280,692.80
Aug 15th 2018 $289,351.24 $0.00 $289,351.24
Aug 2018 $296,066.75 -$1,507.49 $294,559.30
Sept 2018 $297,258.10 -$2,513.24 $294,744.86
Oct 2018 $270,846.50 -$2,179.98 $268,666.52
Nov 2018 $283,924.79 -$3,588.97 $280,335.80
Dec 2018 $263,008.28 -$2,510.11 $260,498.17

2019
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Date             Assets           Debts          Net Worth
January 2019 $286,398.03 -$3,720.22 $282,677.81
February 2019 $303,524.32 -$65.88 $303,458.40
March 2019 $303,218.72 $0.00 $303,218.72
April 2019 $319,854.21 -$2,685.70 $317,168.50
May 2019 $307,507.31 -$2,240.87 $305,266.40
June 2019 $731,745.00 -$426,815.80 $304,929.20
July 2019 $736,673.88 -$431,083.30 $305,590.60
August 2019 $735,255.93 -$429,153.68 $306,102.25
September 2019 $736,594.53 -$431,388.57 $305,205.96

Feeling stalled - the house purchase really hit hard.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1846 on: October 01, 2019, 10:27:54 AM »
...I am expecting to finish the race by Dec 31st. We'll see.

My prediction is looking pretty good. I have a big property tax payment this month and am planning to refinance my mortgage at some point before December, but November seems possible. Again, we'll see.

01/01/19 - $351k
01/31/19 - $381k
02/28/19 - $399k
03/29/19 - $406k
04/30/19 - $426k
05/30/19 - $423k
06/30/19 - $466k
07/31/19 - $470k
08/31/19 - $471k
09/30/19 - $485k

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1847 on: October 01, 2019, 10:49:52 AM »
Tracking liquid net worth only: Cash/Savings/Investments - do not have a mortgage or debt

Feb 1, 2016 - $90k
Apr 1, 2016 - $100k 
Jan 1, 2017 - $177k
(Took 7 month sabbatical between Jan 1st 2017 and December 1st 2017)
Dec 1, 2017 - $187k
Jan 1, 2018 - $196k
Feb 1, 2018 - $214,462
Mar 1, 2018 - $225,651
Apr 1, 2018 - $238,764
May 1, 2018 - $251,725
June 1, 2018 - $265,145
July 1, 2018 - $272,423
Aug 1, 2018 - $277,896
Sep 1, 2018 - $298,543
Oct 1, 2018 - $296,603
Nov 1, 2018 - $288,618
Dec 1, 2018 - $304,127
Jan 1, 2019 - $294,621
Feb 1, 2019 - $326,081
Mar 1, 2019 - $354,771
Apr 1, 2019 - $384,308
May 1, 2019 - $407,770
June 1, 2019 - $404,625
July 1, 2019 - $420,082
Aug 1, 2019 - $441,976
Sep 1, 2019 - $458,940
Oct 1, 2019 - $481,915


Another good month. Good savings in addition to some help from good market gains. The way things are currently projected, I should easily hit $500k by the end of November. I do have a big expense this month and a vacation out of country next month, but should still be alright. This will have me graduating from $250k-$500k over the course of 19 months, which has been fantastic. I felt like $250k was a huge milestone, and I think $500k is going to feel even better. I don’t think I’ll really have $750k as a “goal” as naturally, the $1MM mark seems like the next focus. My job as a contractor is volatile and after this current project (scheduled to finish in mid 2021) I could gladly take a year or more sabbatical. I wouldn’t be surprised if my workload keeps increasing and as such, the finish date keeps moving out. I am so ready for another sabbatical, but getting paid too much in a not-terrible job that I can keep my nose to the ground and keep on trucking til FIRE if that opportunity is there. I really have no idea what that number is yet, too many variables.
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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1848 on: October 01, 2019, 11:04:53 AM »
Month   Investments   Networth   
04/30/17   $67,858   $125,786   <---- Discovered MMM / LBYM
09/30/17   $100,416   $168,105   <---- 100k Invested
01/31/19   $251,061   $311,711   <---- 250k Invested
02/28/19   $265,980   $328,866   
03/31/19   $283,322   $346,316   
04/30/19   $303,551   $367,527   
05/31/19   $303,986   $364,917   
06/30/19   $329,675   $388,175   
07/31/19   $346,447   $406,628   
08/31/19   $348,793   $411,689   
09/30/19   $358,623   $424,118   


Vehicle is broken down, so going to be saving a little more cash while I figure out my options.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #1849 on: October 01, 2019, 11:12:29 AM »
Mar-18   $249550-INV  $381297 - NW ---> fell below 250K, what a rollercoaster this year has been!
Apr-18   $252,693 - INV $385,040 - NW
May-18  $263,950 - INV $396,500 - NW
June-18 $268,500 - INV $401,900 - NW ---> hope markets stay low for a while.
July-18  $279,100 - INV $414,336 - NW
Aug-18 $291293 - INV $ 376293 - NW ---> Writing off 51k, we are building a house.
Sep-18 $292395 - INV $377395 - NW---> Lots of unexpected expenses this month. My job is also not on firm ground. Bad new manager situation. Starting new job search.Anyone have job for me :)
Oct-18  $271500 - INV $357200 - NW ---> Yay volatility
Nov-18 $279200 - INV $365200 - NW ---> Big spending month, over $10000 unexpected spending on Medical expenses, travel reservations, hotels, electronics, shopping deals and gifts. Also got new job, lateral move.
Dec-18 $257500 - INV $344000 - NW ---> Hope this market remains low or flat for next couple of months so I can plough more money in. Happy new year you all! It is interesting that the assets like primary home provide so much stability in rough times. If we have a paid off home or enough cash to pay it off safely invested it provides much safety in difficult times.
Jan-19 $290132 - INV $373300 - NW ---> Big bounce back. But I wish it came after Feb. Its likely there will be more opportunities due to various uncertainties in current short term.
Feb-19 $317800 - INV $406000 - NW ---> Big payday of the year helped cross 300k easily.
Mar-19 $323000 - INV $411500 - NW ---> Not much to say this month. we went on 2nd vacation of the year already and so associated expenses affected the growth.
Apr-19 $337600 - INV $426600 - NW  ---> Expensive month, we paid for family member's medical expenses. Tragic situation at young age. Makes a strong case for big emergency fund.
May-19 $326000 - INV $416000 - NW ---> Yay! Volatility. I was able to add few hundred $s more than usual to investments. @Epor Usually about $6000 a month in addition to savings currently, rest gains or losses in market. It motivates me to compare with high savers, that way I tend to push a little harder or keep consistent. Its a race alright!
Jun-19 $348000 - INV $439000 - NW ---> DW's pregnant with our second baby :), That means now I have to plan for big expenses.. Minivan, Medical expense and more. I am trying convince DW that we can put off buying minivan for another 2 years. Wish me luck!
Jul-19 $355000 - INV $546000 - NW ---> Construction on real estate we were building completed, so added its value back into Net worth.
Aug-19 $349000 - INV ---> Medical expenses and vacation made us go back wards. Market didn't help, but I am happy its flat or down.
Sep-19 $362000 - INV ---> Slow and steady. We are half way through our pregnancy, Just about 4 more months to go!! Its so hard to resist various temptations to spend. minivan, finish basement, build a sunroom. Desires are endless.