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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2700 on: April 01, 2021, 11:08:43 PM »
Quarter StockBondCash  +Houses
Q3 2016:  $112,200     $165,800
Q4 2016:  $124,300     $178,500
Q1 2017:  $148,300     $203,300
Q2 2017:  $160,548     $217,018
Q3 2017:  $178,042     $235,102
Q4 2017:  $203,082     $260,736
Q1 2018:  $213,941     $272,491
Q2 2018:  $223,802     $283,554
Q3 2018:  $235,666     $296,330
Q4 2018:  $229,947     $291,293
Q1 2019:  $284,421     $346,689
Q2 2019:  $315,573     $378,769
Q3 2019:  $350,244     $414,376
Q4 2019:  $408,250     $473,325
Q1 2020:  $362,044     $428,120
Q2 2020:  $457,379     $524,413
Q3 2020:  $383,076     $555,858
Q4 2020:  $478,879     $656,382
Q1 2021:  $522,651     $704,873
We did it! We did it! We became a household of half millionaires! Which is like being 0.25 of the way to being each FI, or 0.33 towards being household FI!

Pretty impressive quarter, since we "loaned" MIL $16k as well.

Radagast out!

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2701 on: April 01, 2021, 11:13:09 PM »
Hello all! our household hit $250k during March and are excited to start the next leg of our journey! It took 20 months to go from $100-$250k, and current projections show a little over three years to hit the next milestone.

                       2021                2022                2023                2024               
January     $227,807---
February$230,079---
March$239,227---
April$251,865---
May---Grad Goal
June---
July---
August---
September---
October---
November---
December---
Great job DadJokes! I remember the heady days of graduating to this race, projecting when I would cross the finish line. Actually no I mostly don't, they are lost in a haze of work and adapting from life in a small town to an apartment in a big city. But I remember that it happened! Good luck in your race!

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2702 on: April 02, 2021, 05:27:58 AM »
August-18    $27k
September-18    $31k
October-18    $59k
November-18    $60k
December-18    $64k
January-19    $63k
February-19    $74k
March-19    $78k
April-19    $86k
May-19    $98k
June-19    $104k
July-19    $104k
August-19    $110k
September-19    $137k
October-19    $143k
November-19    $151k
December-19    $160k
January-20       $169k
February-20    $175k
March-20       $168k
April-20        $156k
May-20        $180k
June-20         $190k
July-20          $200k
August-20     $217k
September-20 $234k
October-20  $234k
November-20 $231k
December-20 $255k
January-21    $264k
February-21   $269k
March-21      $279k
April-21        $298k

Great month!  Market did well, received a good payout from my sidejob and rental property is chugging along nicely.  April should be decent as well- we are expecting tax return money and job bonus.  Keep grinding yall!

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2703 on: April 02, 2021, 06:31:09 AM »
NW update:
Jan. 2017   $42,000 [discovered MMM at age 41]
...
Apr. 2019   $271,294
...
Aug. 2020  $402,692
Nov. 2020  $427,563
Dec. 2020  $444,558
Jan. 2021  $459,349
Feb. 2021  $475,145
Mar. 2021  $477,249
Apr. 2021  $503,448

Had been expecting to graduate from this thread sometime this coming summer, but here we are!

See y'all in the next thread!

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2704 on: April 02, 2021, 07:55:13 AM »
Investments only

                       2017                2018                2019                2020                2021               
January$34,633$56,928,$98,248$176,153$419,499
February$40,740$56,241$115,926$182,362$433,878
March???$57,195$123,445$171,868$481,671
April$41,346$57,635$129,678$188,425$503,015
May$41,840$66,682$136,527$255,004-
June$45,227$71,500$132,945$279,130-
July$45,862$75,817$142,557$290,173-
August$47,377$85,050$150,420$310,173-
September$47,669$87,937$146,310$336,875-
October$50,397$94,114$150,536$338,532-
November$52,288$95,502$155,627$332,899-
December???$93,596$165,458$396,311-

An incredible ride. I don't expect this to continue in the future. I could very well be back in this thread soon if the market pulls back. On to the next one. 
« Last Edit: April 02, 2021, 07:59:56 AM by lampstache »

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2705 on: April 02, 2021, 08:29:47 AM »
Hi all!

Making the jump up from the 100K to 250K thread.

I've broken out the numbers into individual and joint (with DW) net worth. We do not own a house (yet), so numbers reflect cash/equivalents and retirement accounts. Our only debt is whatever is currently on our credit cards, which gets paid off each month. Below are our numbers, dating back to when we first joined the last thread. Initially it was my own journey, but at this stage in my marriage it made sense to report the joint numbers which I had already been tracking.

                  Solo NW      Joint NW
4/30/2020 -       101,897        203,198
5/31/2020 -       109,544        218,023
6/30/2020 -       114,288        227,585
7/31/2020 -       117,338        236,196
8/31/2020 -       128,213        251,254
9/30/2020 -       125,543        246,779
10/31/2020 -     130,200        251,727
11/30/2020 -     141,260        266,097
12/31/2020 -     147,153        271,221
1/31/2020 -       155,099       282,090
2/28/2020 -       163,308       285,823
3/31/2020 -  183,745       319,533


Had some nice cash inflows this month (though also some large cash outflows). Investments generally did well.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2706 on: April 02, 2021, 10:09:26 AM »
Congratulations to @lampstache @moonpalace and @Radagast

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2707 on: April 02, 2021, 10:19:24 AM »
Taxable Investments only.


                       2017                2018                2019                2020                2021               
January$59,598$130,690$172,016$276,751$339,107
February$94,135$130,112$210,931$288,444$413,475
March$96,711$170,547$220,649$274,230$427,218
April$100,313$175,470$231,153$298,302-
May$104,001$181,127$230,149$316,851-
June$107,339$183,621$244,641$330,345-
July$111,240$190,156$252,651$346,265-
August$113,472$162,706$257,825$277,599-
September$117,719$165,350$264,537$274,206-
October$119,898$160,600$273,062$276,883-
November$121,666$165,845$294,017$307,590-
December$125,576$160,236$269,709$333,308-

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2708 on: April 02, 2021, 11:31:16 AM »

I'm right there with you! I just hit $440K and have been trending $15-20K a month. I'm counting down the days to the next race.

Here's to hoping we both keep up this sort of pace.

1/01/21 - $400,149
2/14/21 - $427,486 (+$27,337)
3/01/21 - $443,490 (+$43,341)
3/19/21 - $451,670 (+$51,521)
3/31/21 - $458,005 (+$57,856)

Projected out, need to do $41,995 by October ($6,999 per month) - should be doable, but hoping with this pace we can move that goal up to August, maybe even July.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2709 on: April 02, 2021, 01:57:15 PM »
12-31-13 ~ (-100k)
12-31-14 ~ (-80k)
12-31-15 ~ (-62k)
12-31-16 ~ (-30k)
12-31-17 ~ 20k
12-31-18 : 117k
12-31-19 : 243k
12-31-20 : 410k

03/31/21 : 479k

Original target for 500k - June 2022
Current target for 500k - June 2021

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2710 on: April 02, 2021, 05:42:58 PM »
10/1/20 NW: $250,496 . Stretch graduation goal: 12/31/2022
11/1/20: $254,125
12/1/20: $276,884
1/1/21: $290,188
4/1/21: $322,069

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2711 on: April 02, 2021, 09:51:41 PM »
                       2018                2019                2020                2021                2022               
January-$283K$354K$409K-
February-$291K$342K$423K-
March-$294K$304K$437K-
April$263K$304K$328K--
May$268K$293K$337K--
June$270K$309K$340K--
July$276K$314K$352K--
August$284K$313K$372K--
September$287K$329K$367K-$500K?
October$276K$325K$361K--
November$280K$335K$394K--
December$268K$343K$410K--

Welcome @Finwiz @ontheheel @Lamancha @Fish Sweet @zeli2033 @DadJokes

Congrats @lampstache @moonpalace @onecoolcat @Radagast @SpareChange @Erma

@monarda I'm sure your flirtation with $500K was fun, and you'll soon re-join the ranks of the half millionaires!

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2712 on: April 03, 2021, 09:34:20 AM »
Forgot that I'm actually in this race too!

Speeding up so fast!

May 2020 $234,586.77
June 2020 $242,311.73
July 2020 $255,042.47
August 2020 $272,939.45
September 2020 $276,785.26
October 2020 $296,758.02
November 2020   $331,082.01
December 2020   $350,691.53
January 2021 $377,255.20
February 2021 $390,148.76
March 2021 $407,602.60
April 2021   $428,580.43

Maybe I can cross the 500k this year. :)

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2713 on: April 03, 2021, 02:45:46 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
10/1/19 - $386k
11/4/19 - $396k
12/12/19 - $402k
1/10/20 - $403k
2/2/20 - $405k
3/4/20 - $411k
4/3/20 - $420k
5/4/20 - $426k
6/5/20 - $428k
7/22/20 - $446k
8/10/20 - $449k
9/1/20 - $452k
11/20/20 - $461k
12/6/20 - $465k
1/4/21  -$472
2/11/21 - $477k
3/4/21 - 482k

4/3/21 - $495k


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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2714 on: April 03, 2021, 06:08:36 PM »
Forgot that I'm actually in this race too!

Speeding up so fast!

Maybe I can cross the 500k this year. :)

@spaniard999  I hope you do!

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2715 on: April 05, 2021, 06:45:17 AM »

                       2018                2019                2020                2021                2022               
January132,155177,349282,110344,002-
February138,015188,332290,845360,553-
March138,469187,634288,022367,222-
April148,093197,461257,224387,064-
May158,814194,010276,627--
June161,284186,414299,563--
July160,446196,934304,249-500,000?
August168,222267,535318,456--
September184,158268,153324,661--
October189,536271,542317,511--
November184,146283,636323,958--
December182,675287,248341,124--


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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2716 on: April 05, 2021, 10:56:55 AM »
401k only
Nov. 12, 2019         $238,035.96
Dec.   3, 2019         $240,880.64
Jan.   1, 2020          $249,417.11
Feb. 11, 2020          $257,961.03
Oct.  13, 2020         $277,374.19
Dec.   3, 2020         $296,200.72
Jan.  11, 2021         $314,041.78 (late checking, but a nice day to check)
Feb.  2, 2021          $315,792.29
Mar.  2, 2021          $324,324.39
Apr.  5, 2021          $327,497.50

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2717 on: April 06, 2021, 12:45:21 PM »
Hi everyone! Super exciting to see all of the progress in this thread.

01/2018 $67,602
01/2019 $101,315
01/2020 $196,633
01/2021 $276,482
02/2021 $277,710
03/2021 $280,877
04/2021 $292,172

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2718 on: April 08, 2021, 08:54:29 AM »
end-2018:  £287,177

Mar-2019: £313,570
Apr-2019: £322,726
May-2019: £330,583
Jun-2019: £339,992
Jul-2019: £349,062
Aug-2019: £354,036
Sep-2019: £362,238
Oct-2019: £370,985
Nov-2019: £378,005
Dec-2019: £385,670

Jan-2020: £394,002
Feb-2020: £394,625
Mar-2020: £366,559
Apr-2020: £367,364
May-2020: £387,750
Jun-2020: £395,376
Jul-2020: £406,107
Aug-2020: £407,577
Sep-2020: £415,436
Oct-2020: £424,444
Nov-2020: £436,017
Dec-2020: £445,311

Jan-2021: £460,732
Feb-2021: £468,507
Mar-2021: £469,417
Apr-2021: £475,483 (hoping to graduate this year)
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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2719 on: April 10, 2021, 09:08:30 PM »
Another solid month.

01/2019-  29,000
01/2020-  130,855
01/2021-  258,257
02/2021-  275,647
03/2021-  280,873

04/2021-  302,154

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2720 on: April 11, 2021, 06:37:29 PM »
Joining the race!  Along with other recent graduates from the 100-250K thread : )

I don't own property, so this is just investments, in my name only (not my partner's).  A lot is up in the air right now with my job(s), so I have no idea how long it will take me to reach 500K, but my original goal was 300K by 2025, so I'm well along the way.

                  2021         
Jan $223,873
Feb $239,134
Mar $264,278
Apr      -
May      -
Jun      -
Jul      -
Aug      -
Sep      -
Oct      -
Nov      -
Dec      -

ETA:  Oh yay, there's a spreadsheet!  : D
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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2721 on: April 12, 2021, 08:34:47 AM »

Feb 2020 $253k
Mar 2020 $221k
Apr 2020 $239k
May 2020 $244k
Jun 2020 $265k
Jul 2020 $269k
Aug 2020 $281k
Sep 2020 $281k
Oct 2020 $294k
Nov 2020 $290k
Dec 2020 $301k
Jan 2021 $308k
Feb 2021 $319k
Mar 2021 $332k
Apr 2021 $349k

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2722 on: April 15, 2021, 07:43:45 AM »
Nov 20, 2019 -- $113,800
January 15, 2020 -- $120,900
February 15, 2020 -- $136,916
March 17, 2020 -- $65,556
April 15, 2020 -- $97,329
May 15, 2020 -- $106,497
June 15, 2020 -- $144,753
July 16, 2020 -- $168,424
August 15, 2020 -- $176,358
September 15, 2020 -- $212,832
October 15, 2020 -- $199,625
November 15, 2020 -- $225,026
December 15, 2020 -- $248,842
January 15, 2021 -- $302,111
February 15, 2021 -- $307,205
March 15, 2021 -- $327,076
April 15, 2021 -- $335,420

Zip zop.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2723 on: April 16, 2021, 07:06:50 PM »
Tax Day update:

1/01/21 - $400,149
2/14/21 - $427,486 (+$27,337)
3/01/21 - $443,490 (+$43,341)
3/19/21 - $451,670 (+$51,521)
3/31/21 - $458,005 (+$57,856)
4/15/21 - $470,187 (+$70,038)

Projected out, need to do $29,813 by October ($5,421 per month) - should be doable, but hoping with this pace we can move that goal up to July, maybe even June.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2724 on: April 17, 2021, 08:40:55 PM »
Snuck a peek at my Q2 numbers and i’m approaching graduation soon if we don’t have a major correction. Also 2/3 to my lean FI goal, which is very exciting!

Investments/Net Worth
Q3 2018: $175k/$291k
Q4 2018: $162k/$280k
Q1 2019: $185k/$313k
Q2 2019: $199k/$331k
Q3 2019: $210k/$344k
Q4 2019: $283k/$448k
Q1 2020: $244k/$404k
Q2 2020: $309k/$472k
Q3 2020: $357k/$521k
Q4 2020: $413k/$579k
Q1 2021: $436k/$624k

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2725 on: April 20, 2021, 08:09:25 AM »
Last time I posted in this forum I was in the 50k to 100k race. Thankful that I am now eligible to be in this thread now!

I started tracking my NW seriously in 2019 so here has been my progression. Percentages are the growth from line to line.

Vested NW Growth                      Growth
NW on 1/1/19:             $79,228.00   
NW on 7/10/19:           $146,130.42   84.44%
NW on 2/13/20:           $177,847.14   21.70%
NW on 8/25/20:            $200,806.00   12.91%
NW on 12/31/20:    $250,785.43   24.89%
NW on 4/19/21:            $300,750.94   19.92%

Not sure if I'll remain at 300k for two reasons: market could dip and push me below and I'll have some cash coming out for a wedding in 2022. No biggie, though. I'm very happy with the growth since 2019.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2726 on: April 20, 2021, 01:38:41 PM »
Excited to be in this thread now! Family of 4 earning <90K in a MCOLA.

March 2018 - 250
May 2018 - 256
Aug 2018 - 272
Dec 2018 - 248
March 2019 - 282
June 2019 - 300
June 2020 - 370 and hit savings goal for the year!

~$1,200/month in automated savings (401K and HSA) in addition to mortgage. As our cash balance balloons we periodically make contributions to Roth's, 529's, etc.

Mar 2021 - we hit $531K. Moving on to the next challenge!

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2727 on: April 21, 2021, 03:03:38 PM »
01/1/20 - $176k
02/1/20 - $197k (bonus hit the account)
03/1/20 - $201k
04/1/20 - $195k
05/1/20 - $215k
06/1/20 - $237k
07/1/20 - $286k (received a generous gift towards new home - $40k)
08/1/20 - $297k
09/1/20 - $345k (home value jumped on Zillow - counting Zillow estimate minus mortgage towards NW)
10/1/20 - $441k (switched jobs and cashed out sick days; collected signing bonus)
11/1/20 - $462k
12/1/20 - $489k

Been a banner year for NW, not expecting nearly as many big jumps in 2021. Should be graduating in January, maybe February if the market dips.

Did not update this, but I hit 500k shortly after. Currently at about 600k due to stocks and the housing market in NYC suburbs going absolutely bananas. See you all at $1m!!

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2728 on: April 22, 2021, 10:21:33 AM »
First post in this thread!

Feb 2021   $247,596.01
Mar 2021   $254,075.59
Apr 2021   $269,736.41

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2729 on: April 22, 2021, 01:22:53 PM »
01/1/20 - $176k
02/1/20 - $197k (bonus hit the account)
03/1/20 - $201k
04/1/20 - $195k
05/1/20 - $215k
06/1/20 - $237k
07/1/20 - $286k (received a generous gift towards new home - $40k)
08/1/20 - $297k
09/1/20 - $345k (home value jumped on Zillow - counting Zillow estimate minus mortgage towards NW)
10/1/20 - $441k (switched jobs and cashed out sick days; collected signing bonus)
11/1/20 - $462k
12/1/20 - $489k

Been a banner year for NW, not expecting nearly as many big jumps in 2021. Should be graduating in January, maybe February if the market dips.

Did not update this, but I hit 500k shortly after. Currently at about 600k due to stocks and the housing market in NYC suburbs going absolutely bananas. See you all at $1m!!

Excited to be in this thread now! Family of 4 earning <90K in a MCOLA.

March 2018 - 250
May 2018 - 256
Aug 2018 - 272
Dec 2018 - 248
March 2019 - 282
June 2019 - 300
June 2020 - 370 and hit savings goal for the year!

~$1,200/month in automated savings (401K and HSA) in addition to mortgage. As our cash balance balloons we periodically make contributions to Roth's, 529's, etc.

Mar 2021 - we hit $531K. Moving on to the next challenge!

Congrats you two! See y'all soon I hope :)

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2730 on: April 22, 2021, 02:13:58 PM »
01/1/20 - $176k
02/1/20 - $197k (bonus hit the account)
03/1/20 - $201k
04/1/20 - $195k
05/1/20 - $215k
06/1/20 - $237k
07/1/20 - $286k (received a generous gift towards new home - $40k)
08/1/20 - $297k
09/1/20 - $345k (home value jumped on Zillow - counting Zillow estimate minus mortgage towards NW)
10/1/20 - $441k (switched jobs and cashed out sick days; collected signing bonus)
11/1/20 - $462k
12/1/20 - $489k

Been a banner year for NW, not expecting nearly as many big jumps in 2021. Should be graduating in January, maybe February if the market dips.

Did not update this, but I hit 500k shortly after. Currently at about 600k due to stocks and the housing market in NYC suburbs going absolutely bananas. See you all at $1m!!

Excited to be in this thread now! Family of 4 earning <90K in a MCOLA.

March 2018 - 250
May 2018 - 256
Aug 2018 - 272
Dec 2018 - 248
March 2019 - 282
June 2019 - 300
June 2020 - 370 and hit savings goal for the year!

~$1,200/month in automated savings (401K and HSA) in addition to mortgage. As our cash balance balloons we periodically make contributions to Roth's, 529's, etc.

Mar 2021 - we hit $531K. Moving on to the next challenge!

Congrats you two! See y'all soon I hope :)

Thanks! I hope you join us soon in the race from 500K - 1M. I see you're in Houston, Bayou Dweller - We live in the northern suburbs. Nice to have another mustachian in the vicinity.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2731 on: April 22, 2021, 03:21:37 PM »






January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
   2017
   236,254
   250,055
   262,196
   269,959
   282,665
   284,827
   292,037
   293,168
   297,489
   303,111
   309,583
   316,618
   2018
   322,183
   332,735
   328,393
   327,048
   332,943
   339,934
   341,553
   351,978
   356,877
   360,074
   346,354
   354,221
   2019
   339,623
   358,056
   368,263
   386,406
   395,806
   382,758
   399,023
   404,132
   404,378
   411,212
   421,398
   434,363
   2020
   447,716
   451,064
   427,409
   391,361
   428,733
   516,412/302,612
   524,981/314,313
   548,390/336,821
   574,193/361,734
   564,814/351,456
   561,416/347,157
   611,075/397,396
   2021
   624,711/408,641
   634,615/417,637
   648,273/430,384
   669,042/450,239


My pension rollover landed in my tIRA today so I am posting a midmonth update to announce that I am officially graduating from this thread. My house is going on the market next weekend so I probably won't stay in the next thread very long (who knows, that could be famous last words).  We also made 8K in the last two months from selling junk that we had around the house and property. 

4/22/2021
Total-858,248 (I adjusted the house value in Mint based on the realtor's projection of sales price-transaction costs)
Investments + cash- 558,534

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2732 on: April 26, 2021, 09:09:02 AM »
March 2020: 78,000
April 2020: 91,000
May 2020: 106,000
June 2020: 115,000
July 2020: 125,000
September 2020: 145,000
October 2020: 157,076.76
November 2020: 170,592.07
December 2020: 186,935
January 2021: 204,451
March 2021: 214,068
April 2021: 233,785.28
April 26, 2021: 252,949.69

New to the race today. Took 11 months to go from 100k to 250k. I doubt I will get to 500k as fast :)

Good luck to everyone!

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2733 on: April 26, 2021, 01:16:51 PM »
01/1/20 - $176k
02/1/20 - $197k (bonus hit the account)
03/1/20 - $201k
04/1/20 - $195k
05/1/20 - $215k
06/1/20 - $237k
07/1/20 - $286k (received a generous gift towards new home - $40k)
08/1/20 - $297k
09/1/20 - $345k (home value jumped on Zillow - counting Zillow estimate minus mortgage towards NW)
10/1/20 - $441k (switched jobs and cashed out sick days; collected signing bonus)
11/1/20 - $462k
12/1/20 - $489k

Been a banner year for NW, not expecting nearly as many big jumps in 2021. Should be graduating in January, maybe February if the market dips.

Did not update this, but I hit 500k shortly after. Currently at about 600k due to stocks and the housing market in NYC suburbs going absolutely bananas. See you all at $1m!!

Excited to be in this thread now! Family of 4 earning <90K in a MCOLA.

March 2018 - 250
May 2018 - 256
Aug 2018 - 272
Dec 2018 - 248
March 2019 - 282
June 2019 - 300
June 2020 - 370 and hit savings goal for the year!

~$1,200/month in automated savings (401K and HSA) in addition to mortgage. As our cash balance balloons we periodically make contributions to Roth's, 529's, etc.

Mar 2021 - we hit $531K. Moving on to the next challenge!

Congrats you two! See y'all soon I hope :)

Thanks! I hope you join us soon in the race from 500K - 1M. I see you're in Houston, Bayou Dweller - We live in the northern suburbs. Nice to have another mustachian in the vicinity.

Congrats Mrs. D; see you in the other thread!

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2734 on: April 26, 2021, 03:12:57 PM »
So freaking close!

12/31/2016   $121,559.03
12/31/2017   $144,612.51
12/31/2018   $162,676.58
7/31/2019    $196,455.38
8/31/2019    $195,333.99
9/30/2019    $203,689.83
10/31/2019   $211,529.37
11/30/2019   $220,526.59
12/31/2019   $228,020.55
1/31/2020    $235,898.54
2/29/2020    $218,902.45
3/31/2020    $196,678.03
4/30/2020    $218,331.03
5/31/2020    $226,178.29
6/30/2020    $233,483.30
7/31/2020    $347,096.04
8/31/2020    $369,374.23
9/30/2020    $361,170.14
10/31/2020   $359,913.37
11/30/2020   $398,280.76
12/31/2020   $415,859.82
1/31/2021    $422,920.86
2/28/2021    $425,382.16
3/31/2021    $444,011.60
4/26/2021    $466,891.76

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2735 on: April 30, 2021, 02:51:56 AM »
Household net for 2 adults:

05/2020: 203K
06/2020: 225K
07/2020: 236k
08/2020: 252k
09/2020: 264k
10/2020: 262k
11/2020: 271k
12/2020: 297k

01/2021: 303k
02/2021: 310k
03/2021: 328k
04/2021: 338k
05/2021: 354k


At this pace I expect to graduate by the end of 2022. So close and yet so far.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2736 on: April 30, 2021, 08:43:19 AM »
December 2019: $292,062 (total NW $423,991)
December 2020: $398,408 (total NW $572,704)
January 2021: $413,029 (total NW $584,337)
February 2021: $420,000 (total NW $593,792)
March 2021: $431,239 (total NW $589,008)
April 2021: $454,876 (total NW $631,244)

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2737 on: April 30, 2021, 08:52:50 AM »

             2018                2019                2020                2021                2022               
January($28,165)$52,928$163,400$239,950-
February($21,735)$61,806$156,457$250,940-
March($16,099)$72,482$145,287$261,224-
April($11,771)$99,041$163,919$280,829-
May($6,744)$96,807$178,765--
June($1,596)$106,071$185,289--
July$4,624$112,395$201,395--
August$12,784$116,527$222,183--
September$22,476$124,973$221,234--
October$27,980$135,196$225,329--
November$36,219$143,839$221,148--
December$36,235$150,705$234,567--


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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2738 on: April 30, 2021, 09:16:49 AM »
DateFIREMediTotal NW% IncreaseNotes
6/1/2017$115,738 -
12/31/2018$177,341.32 $46,719.18$224,060.50~2.07%
12/31/2019$258,407.93  $82,188.34$340,596.27~10.57%Percentage off due to account access issues last month
12/31/2020$230,836.47 $101,830.02$408,666.49 ~4.74%
1/31/2021$308,897.78 $102,888.15$411,785.93~.76%
2/28/2021$319,434.90$108,314.07$427,748.97~3.88%
3/31/2021$333,695.00 $110,873.00$444,568.00~3.93%
Numbers based on Mint + some accounts Mint refuses to monitor due to the color of the sky in Panama.  Does not include a few minor accounts with less then $1000 total.

4/30/2020 Fire:$346,686.05 + Medi:$121,650.25 =$468,336.30  ~5.35% 

Hmm, started of the year thinking ~470,000 would be my Eoy.  Guess I look the fool. A good fool, but a fool non the less!  So, maybe I'll see ~530,000?  Only one way to find out.

Forward HO!

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2739 on: April 30, 2021, 09:36:13 AM »
Just arrived from the 100-250 group! Exciting to be here!

April 2021: $255,117

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2740 on: April 30, 2021, 10:04:00 AM »
Rolled over the odometer, pretty stoked about that. We'll be halfway retired in no time - or said another way, we are FI now with just some lifestyle changes, and everything from here is lifestyle inflation for luxuries like healthcare

 7/13/18  $ 63k
10/19/18  $ 75k
 1/31/19  $ 80k
 2/28/19  $100k
 5/31/19  $119k
 8/30/19  $130k
12/31/19  $163k
 3/31/20  $156k
 4/30/20  $187k
 5/31/20  $196k
 6/30/20  $208k
 7/31/20  $228k
 8/31/20  $242k
 9/30/20  $246k
10/31/20  $252k
11/30/20  $287k
12/31/20  $304k
 1/31/21  $316k
 2/28/21  $365k
 3/31/21  $377k
   4/30/21   $403k

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2741 on: April 30, 2021, 03:15:50 PM »
Apr 20   $256
May 20   $278
Jun 20   $282
Jul 20   $304
Aug 20   $312
Sep 20   $295
Oct 20   $286
Nov 20   $330
Dec 20   $360
Jan 21   $365
Feb 21   $380
Mar 21   $380
Apr 21   $410

"A rising tide lifts all ships." It was a pretty awesome feeling to surpass the $400k in investments but the feeling only last for a day or two then it was right back to reality. Sometimes I wonder, what number will I really feel excited to celebrate? Or will I always be chasing the bigger number?

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2742 on: April 30, 2021, 03:46:27 PM »
I have also added myself to the google tracking sheet for this thread. (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1AU7U1LTOW0D-_TiWUZJ7OSolSB_ULYQC2ZWSNW5hig0/)
As I'm living and getting payed in the Netherlands, all my numbers are in EUR.
Only counting my "Early Retirement stash". So this does not include my emergency-fund, pension capital, or payed-off residence. These are the "end of the month" numbers:
Month      Early Retirement Stash   (growth=diff with prev. month deposits=money added) 
Jan 2016   €  58 971.00
Jan 2017   €  86 368.00
Jan 2018   € 119 817.00
Jan 2019   € 145 840.48
...
Dec 2019  € 195 798.72   (growth:  € 6 723.04 deposits:  € 3 600.00)  Totals for 2019: growth:  € 60 523.78 (=44.70%) Deposits: € 22 925.00 Returns: € 37 598.78 (=20.38%)
Jan 2020  € 198 632.07   (growth:  € 2 833.35)
Feb 2020  € 193 987.01   (growth: -€ 4 645.06)
Mar 2020  € 179 084.86   (growth: -€14 902.15 deposits: € 7 273.31)
Apr 2020  € 200 737.12   (growth:  €21 652.26 deposits: € 3 798.78)
May 2020  € 209 540.07   (growth:  € 8 802.95 deposits: € 5 855.37)
Jun 2020  € 214 045.88   (growth:  € 4 505.81 deposits: € 3 240.00)
Jul 2020  € 220 555.81   (growth:  € 6 509.93 deposits: € 4 324.66)
Aug 2020  € 237 427.24   (growth:  €16 871.43 deposits: € 5 462.50)
Sep 2020  € 235 543.53   (growth: -€ 1 883.71 deposits: € 1 058.72)
Oct 2020  € 238 322.92   (growth:  € 2 779.39 deposits: € 4 400.00)
Nov 2020  € 262 121.50   (growth:  €23 798.58 deposits: € 6 521.65)
Dec 2020  € 269 374.68   (growth:  € 7 253.18 deposits: € 4 590.75)   Totals for 2020: growth:  € 73 452.27 (=37,49%)  Deposits: € 52 186.18  Returns:  € 21 266.09 (=8,74%)
Jan 2021  € 285 791.77   (growth:  €16 417.09 deposits: €12 000.00)
Feb 2021  € 323 281.33   (growth:  €37 489.56 deposits: €33 000.00)
Mar 2021  € 344 492.32   (growth:  €21 210.99 deposits: € 4 000.00)


Apr 2021  € 355 971.71   (growth:  €11 479.39 deposits: € 4 500.00)

Another good month.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2743 on: April 30, 2021, 05:07:31 PM »
End of month update - promo bonus coming next month, plus a raise, which should make things hopefully move a little quicker:

1/01/21 - $400,149
2/14/21 - $427,486 (+$27,337)
3/01/21 - $443,490 (+$43,341)
3/19/21 - $451,670 (+$51,521)
3/31/21 - $458,005 (+$57,856)
4/15/21 - $470,187 (+$70,038)
4/30/21 - $475,833 (+$75,684)

Projected out, need to do $24,167 by October ($4,833 per month) to hit my initial goal - but think we can make June a reality if things keep chugging along.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2744 on: April 30, 2021, 06:20:42 PM »
Investments only
Jan 2021 $353k
Feb 2021 $394k
Mar 2021 $425k
Apr 2021 $432k
May 2021 $461k

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2745 on: May 01, 2021, 12:59:03 AM »
New to this thread, it's been a while since I posted in the previous challenge but I am now over 250k now.

Feb 2021: 259,075.48
Mar 2021: 270,759.37
Apr 2021: 281,912.14


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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2746 on: May 01, 2021, 08:23:58 AM »


                       2021                2022                2023                2024               
January     $227,807---
February$230,079---
March$239,227---
April$251,865---
May$263,588--Grad Goal
June---
July---
August---
September---
October---
November---
December---

~$12k increases in back-to-back months feels absurd. We're only contributing ~3,500/month + 2.5% home appreciation (~$700 in April).

Those are the kinds of gains I expect when we're FI. The market is crazy right now.

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2747 on: May 01, 2021, 08:30:51 AM »
Just graduated from the 100-250k last month.  Excited to be here!

My projections have me graduating ~early 2024, but I'm sure there will be plenty of chaos between now and then.

                       2018                2019                2020                2021                2022                2023                2024               
January     $38,800$88,534$153,292$227,655--Graduation Goal
February$49,800$96,439$154,220$229,253--
March$55,707$107,387$121,400$243,738--
April$64,352$110,960$132,182$252,411--
May$68,097$117,622$152,737$266,190--
June$72,976$113,078$165,000---
July$80,555$124,700$168,340---
August$85,858$129,322$180,956---
September$90,137$133,156$193,332---
October$93,806$136,540$191,781---
November$89,537$142,714$191,781---
December$92,795$147,950$213,280---
Annual gain$49,734$64,758$74,363
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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2748 on: May 01, 2021, 08:41:57 AM »
Code: [Select]
                Total       Saved      Market G/L
12/01/20 251865       524        30251    <<-- Ticket to the 250-500k Race!
01/01/21 273830      6524        15441   
02/01/21 277210      7694        -4314   
03/01/21 287160      1486         8464   
04/01/21 300280      2750        10370   
05/01/21 316530      2824        13436   

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Re: Race from 250 to 500k!
« Reply #2749 on: May 01, 2021, 09:22:22 AM »
Net worth consists of equity portfolio, two rental properties, and cash (checking/savings). Liabilities are month-to-month credit card (PIF every month), two mortgages on rental properties, and what’s left of my wife’s student loans.


2019
January $87k
February $95k
March $95k
April $98
May $95
June $104
July $106
August $115
September $118
October $134
November $136
December $143

2020
January $153 (Got back on YNAB after a few years off - this, along with market tailwinds made 2020 an amazing year)
February $159
March $152 (Market crash and start of recovery)
April $172
May $187
June $187 (Bought a 2012 Toyota Sienna for $8,200)
July $202
August $206
September $207
October $215
November $233
December $234

2021
January $241
February $246
March $255
April $267

May $290k


Received a small “inheritance” last month. My grandfather’s wife (not my grandmother) had his only daughter (my mom) written out of his will entirely, and sent a check to my brother and I, basically to keep us from contesting it at probate. Very long story behind all of it, but bottom line is that out of a seven-figure estate, I received $5k.

At the end of all of it, I’m ultimately grateful that I was close to my grandfather, had a good relationship with him, and got to be at his bedside in his final days. He’s with his redeemer now and in peace. The bitterness and greed of his wife is something she has to live with daily. She got her one last middle finger to my family, but now we are free.