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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1700 on: June 12, 2020, 11:52:53 AM »
Guys, I was wondering -- do most people include pensions in their numbers?  My DH has a mini state pension that starts at age 55 and I've never included it as part of our savings number.  (Just being conservative, I guess, since it's not "money in the hand.")  He starts getting it next year though, so it's seeming a lot more real now.

If I want to include it, do I take the expected annual payout and multiply by 25 for the value?

These threads are basically for fun and a little bit of motivation.  You can use whatever method works for you to achieve those goals. 

For more serious use, you want to track the things that form the basis of your retirement calculations ( the 4% rule ) along with how you calculate your expenses to feed into the 4% rule.

So, for example, i have 2 pensions.  I have a cash pension for which i get statements and that i can choose to cash out and rollover into my personal ira whenever I choose to leave my employer.  I do include that number in my NW.   i have another traditional pension that is a monthly income when i reach retirement age.  I don't count that one toward NW, but I do keep that income in mind for calculating my income during retirement.  It supplements my 4% rule income, just as any social security income will do.   

The only time you would truly need to get into the weeds on present cash value for a traditional pension is if you had to divide assets in a  divorce or something equally unpleasant. 


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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1701 on: June 16, 2020, 06:23:11 AM »
The difficulty with using pensions is that you have to keep track of the COLA and how it compares to your own personal rate of inflation. If you expect steadily increasing medical care expenses, for example, that could affect things more than your income will rise.

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1702 on: June 16, 2020, 06:51:57 AM »
JAN : $500,606
FEB : $511,261
MAR: $508,145
APR: $421,516
MAY:  $460,751
JUNE 1: $487,168

Late posting this month. Mid-month figures are back above February numbers.

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1703 on: June 20, 2020, 07:51:32 PM »

07/2018-- 535,562/ 673,992
12/2018-- 495,360/ 652,069
03/2019-- 553,577/ 713,262
06/2019-- 606,080/ 749,479
09/2019-- 607,394/ 737,311
12/2019-- 656,687/ 775,644
03/2020-- 506,259/ 646,923
06/2020-- 666,753/ 807,970

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1704 on: June 30, 2020, 12:20:24 AM »
Another month gone by and another month of yo yo returns! But good news is that weíve closed the month with some gains. But who knows how long for!

Jan 2017 - £346,854
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Jan 2018 - £456,088
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Jan 2019 - £495,379
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Jan 2020 - £606,791
Feb 2020 - £598,230 (-£8,561)
Mar 2020 - £622,178 (+£23,948)
Apr 2020 - £587,380 (-£34,798)
May 2020 - £605,014 (+£17,364)
Jun 2020 - £635,485 (+£30,471)
Jul 2020 - £645,221 (+£9,736)

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1705 on: June 30, 2020, 05:47:54 AM »
6/1/17 = $500
7/1/17 = $508
8/1/17 = $518
9/1/17 = $523
10/1/17 = $543
11/1/17 = $550
12/1/17 = $558

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

1/1/19 = $630
2/1/19 = $664
3/1/19 = $682
4/1/19 = $691
5/1/19 = $708
6/1/19 = $702
7/1/19 = $731
8/1/19 = $737
9/1/19 = $736
10/1/19 = $746
11/1/19 = $761
12/1/19 = $781

1/1/20 = $809
2/1/20 = $824
3/1/20 = $806
4/1/20 = $744
5/1/20 = $783
6/1/20 = $809
7/1/20 = $827

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1706 on: June 30, 2020, 04:55:46 PM »
Looking forward to July, just bought a hammock if you know what I mean.

11/30/19: $496k
12/31/19: $524k
01/31/20: $533k
02/29/20: $507k
03/31/20: $458k
04/30/20: $510k
05/31/20: $542k
06/30/20: $578k

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1707 on: July 01, 2020, 06:20:28 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
Nov 1 2019: $501,003.17
Dec 1 2019: $531,904.82
Jan 1 2020: $546,089.75
Feb 1 2020: $557,258.06
Mar 1 2020: $522,077.78
Apr 1 2020: $451,185.96
May 1 2020: $510,875.92
Jun 1 2020: $551,923.37
July 12020: $567,485.67

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1708 on: July 01, 2020, 07:01:23 AM »
So have not looked since March 2nd, but here is the update....

                       2014                2015                2016                2017                2018                2019                2020                2021               
January$-$292,190$304,411$437,806$581,831$615,789$767,806-
February$-$332,002$331,197$162,424$585,663$662,207$735,649-
March$-$332,209$331,749$481,340$583,773$683,014$683,851-
April$-$336,743$260,548$483,994$582,862$719,849$734,510-
May$256,131$338,884$373,153$483,982$585,929$701,938$760,661-
June$258,642$321,529$377,807$490,951$590,577$731,170$777,705-
July$276,381$320,767$414,764$503,706$601,024$721,753--
August$296,700$313,896$405,676$513,111$606,442$686,503--
September$290,244$301,079$422,204$525,158$610,690$698,968--
October$274,986$308,291$413,967$533,760$585,817$577,615--
November$282,762$308,558$419,572$549,074$595,773$620,036--
December$292,942$312,281$431,458$557,941$575,877$760,501--

I added about $10K in during this time, as we've been very blessed over this time to both keep our jobs (pay cut on my end that last indefinitely), including more work for my self employed wife than she had before the pandemic started which was totally unexpected.  The side hustles also helped both cover the paycut and add to the stash as I have been able to make over $6K doing that since late February, so I have a goal of making $16.5K in 12 months from that which would cover my paycut and the extra savings I was targeting the side hustle for and given that this was 4 months so far, should be doable even by pulling back a bit. 

So overall really pleased on how things are going.

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1709 on: July 01, 2020, 07:55:35 AM »
Net Worth
1/31/2016:       $254,591
...
7/30/2018:       $486,199
8/31/2018:       $502,494 (+16,295)
9/30/2018:       $519,994 (+17,500)
10/31/2018:     $520,014 (+20)
11/30/2018:     $532,342 (+12,328)
12/31/2018:     $502,059 (-30,283)
1/31/2019:       $505,379 (+3,320)
2/28/2019:       $509,086 (+3,707)
3/31/2019:       $557,340 (+48,254)
...
6/30/2019:       $576,632 (+19,292)
9/30/2019:       $601,219 (+24,587)
12/31/2019:     $650,943 (+49,274)
3/31/2020:       $577,574 (-73,369)
6/30/2020:       $659,081 (+81,507)

Still not quite back at February 2020 levels (I record stock changes and also report here quarterly but overall saving boosted me up in Q1 before the March polar plunge!)

But still the biggest increase in a quarter of all time! Too bad it was just recovering from the previous quarter, right?!

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1710 on: July 01, 2020, 09:32:19 AM »
                       2014                2015                2016                2017                2018                2019                2020               
January----$341,983$403,773$562,839
February----$333,875$423,854$523,480
March----$328,485$435,590$455,522
April----$338,787$455,332$527,729
May----$353,747$439,288$563,352
June----$361,028$471,706$585,100
July----$381,336$483,830-
August----$402,486$479,814-
September----$408,560$494,165-
October----$383,538$512,168-
November----$397,907$537,136-
December$97,686$129,157$206,179$317,990$366,214$557,416-

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1711 on: July 01, 2020, 10:51:11 AM »
Investment Accounts
End Of Month Liquid Balance  $$ I invested  total change
Dec 2016  $322,818  $30,604     
Dec 2017  $438,627 $40,177 $115,809 
Dec 2018  $518,373 $87,168 $79,746 
Dec 2019  $778,776 $95,881  $260,403 
    
Jan 2020  $777,421 $3,389 $-1,355
Feb 2020  $753,453 $4,390 $-23,968
Mar 2020  $645,440 $11,556 $-108,013
Apr 2020  $716,401 $8,303 $70,961
May 2020  $757,000 $4,080 $40,599
June 2020  $780,621 $4,130 $23,621



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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1712 on: July 01, 2020, 01:47:17 PM »
Tracking retirement savings (not home equity or 529 savings):

5/1/17     $631     
6/1/17     $647     
7/1/17     $655   
8/1/17     $665     
9/1/17     $672   
10/1/17   $684     
11/1/17   $702
12/1/17   $724

1/1/18     $731
2/1/18     $761
3/1/18     $737
4/1/18     $731
5/1/18     $738
6/1/18     $747
7/1/18     $744
8/1/18     $761
9/1/18     $776
10/1/18   $776
11/1/18   $729
12/1/18   $745

1/1/19     $703
2/1/19     $751  FIREd
3/1/19     $769
4/1/19     $813
5/1/19     $841
6/1/19     $810
7/1/19     $841
8/1/19     $849
9/1/19     $826
10/1/19   $832
11/1/19   $854
12/1/19   $870

1/1/20     $886
2/1/20     $881
3/1/20     $845
4/1/20     $745
5/1/20     $815
6/1/20     $848
7/1/20     $867

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1713 on: July 01, 2020, 04:42:28 PM »
"I would not complain if we saw the market go lower for a while... This could be our golden opportunity"

Well that crash didn't last long but we took advantage of it.  Also just locked in a 2.75% 30yr mortgage so that was awesome.

End of      NW           Change

12/13:   $41,032   
12/14:   $106,801    $65,769
12/15:   $197,262    $90,461
12/16:   $276,361    $79,099
12/17:   $368,051    $91,690
12/18:   $394,472    $26,421

12/19:   $560,195    $165,723

01/20:   $555,645    $-4,550
02/20:   $548,136    $-7,509
03/20:   $507,165    $-40,971
04/20:   $571,647    $64,482
05/20:   $602,413    $30,766
06/20:   $623,728    $21,315

Year to date:           $63,533

Hoping we get more opportunity to invest at lower levels.


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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1714 on: July 02, 2020, 06:07:17 AM »

12/16 - $360,891     $570,338
12/17 - $473,407     $697,411
12/18 - $480,550     $732,108
12/19 - $669,819     $943,739

01/20 - $675,940     $951,251
02/20 - $632,514     $909,220
03/20 - $570,114     $848,222
04/20 - $639,036     $918,460
05/20 - $668,874     $949,803

06/20 - $691,239       $973,588     

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1715 on: July 02, 2020, 07:17:15 AM »
I still have fifteen years before I want to retire. I feel pretty good with where I am at in life with regards to my finances.

2015 296,000
2016 402,438
2017 534,213
2018 631,884
2019 782,239 (estimated)


2015 296,000
2016 402,438
2017 534,213
2018 631,884
2019 817,971
Current 782,688
EOY Est 782,688

2015 296,000
2016 402,438
2017 534,213
2018 631,884
2019 817,971
Current 855,000
EOY Est 855,000

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1716 on: July 02, 2020, 07:20:08 AM »
2017
Jan 1st: 252k
Dec 4th 322.5k   

2018
Jan 1st:316.5k     64.5k up for 2017
Dec 1st:370k

2019
Jan 1st: $357.5 (marking the first year of maxing out retirement accounts!) UP: 41k for 2018 (markets took a hit)
Dec 1st $498.5   

2020
Jan 1st $533.5  We did it! How exciting :) UP 176k for 2019- wow did I make a mistake lol!?
Feb 3rd  $523
March 1st  $499  I am glad I rebalanced the end of Jan, bought more bonds to maintain my IPS.
April 1st $455
May 1st $498.5 didn't check all month, so surprised at this.
June 1st $519.5
July 1st $534 yay back up again!

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1717 on: July 02, 2020, 07:48:58 AM »
Tracking liquid net worth only: Cash/Savings/Investments

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
Nov 1, 2019 - $501,937
Dec 1, 2019 - $518,285
Jan 1, 2020 - $544,655
Feb 1, 2020 - $573,474
Mar 1, 2020 - $557,410
Apr 1, 2020 - $494,414
May 1, 2020 - $572,376
June 1, 2020 - $618,048
July 1, 2020 - $600,510

Down a bit - spent $40k for a new vehicle and havenít sold my old one. Should be able to sell the old one for about $30k, will start trying after the 4th.
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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1718 on: July 02, 2020, 05:38:29 PM »
5/3/20: 64k
6/4/20: 595k
7/1/20: 596k
Static, not much movement.

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1719 on: July 02, 2020, 06:40:41 PM »
Investments only, solo journey (so far)

                       2017                2018                2019                2020                2021               
January-$232,213$356,542$500,087-
February-$245,447$383,348$502,244-
March-$242,789$394,563$475,671-
April$164,900$246,140$403,461$429,092-
May-$318,398$421,194$474,155-
June-$328,870$409,591$500,241-
July$180,808$342,159$435,981$516,358-
August$189,280$354,936$443,135--
September$193,727$366,727$441,101--
October$209,968$374,465$452,232--
November$220,602$361,296$466,688--
December$225,918$370,140$482,944--


Hey everyone!  I've decided to finally take the leap since I've been flirting at the edge of being here for most of this year.  I'd be quite happy if the market went back down for a while, but hopefully I don't have to keep flip-flopping between threads.

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1720 on: July 03, 2020, 09:06:02 AM »
08/1/2018 - $511,000
09/1/2018 - $519,000
10/1/2018 - $526,000
11/1/2018 - $511,000
12/1/2018 - $523,700
01/1/2019 - $515,100
02/1/2019 - $552,000
03/1/2019 - $576,000
04/1/2019 - $586,200
05/1/2019 - $604,500
06/1/2019 - $590,360
07/1/2019 - $624,000
08/1/2019 - $628,300
09/1/2019 - $637,300
10/1/2019 - $649,800 FIRE'd
11/1/2019 - $675,000
12/1/2019 - $695,700
01/1/2020 - $717,000
02/1/2020 - $721,000
03/1/2020 - $702,500
04/1/2020 - $651,000
05/1/2020 - $686,700
06/1/2020 - $702,200
07/1/2020 - $710,000


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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1721 on: July 03, 2020, 09:11:30 AM »
Welcome @Jaayse!!  You'll love it here!

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1722 on: July 04, 2020, 07:15:36 AM »
Holy crap we are close!  End of May was 987,000.  Could be next month, or else July!  (Or not, as March taught us).

991k. Inching closer!

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1723 on: July 04, 2020, 03:46:46 PM »
Liquid assets / Net worth

Jan 2018  $415.5K / $508K
Jun 2018  $518.8K / $578.4K
Jul  2018  $528.3K / $588.2K
Aug 2018  $543K  / $603.2K
Sep 2018  $548K / $608.6K
Oct 2018   $492.6K / $569.5K
Nov 2018  $502K / $585.3K
Dec 2018  $476.8K / $554K
Jan 2019   $509.1K / $587K
Feb 2019   $534.2K / $612.6K
Mar 2019   $549K  / $627.8K
Apr 2019   $561.1K / $640.1K
May 2019  $533.5K / $612.9K
June 2019  $566K / $646K
July 2019   $569K / $649K
Aug 2019   $558.4K / $638.8K
Sept 2019  $569.6K / $650.3K
Oct 2019    $583.5K / $664.5K
Nov 2019   $602.3K / $683.7K
Dec 2019   $621.3K / $703.1K
June 2020  $641.8K / $722.8K

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1724 on: July 05, 2020, 08:59:01 AM »
Been a wild year for those of us on this journey :)

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1725 on: July 05, 2020, 09:05:22 AM »
Apr 5 2019: $523,606 -> crossed 500k threshold
May 6 2019: $536,891
Jun 6 2019: $528,014
Jul 10 2019: $569,181
Aug 5 2019: $547,229
Sep 5 2019: $569,689 
Oct 5 2019: $579,502 
Nov 5 2019: $602,772   
Dec 5 2019: $607,806
Jan 5 2020: $634,119 
Feb 5 2020: $642,031
Mar 5 2020: $619,455
Apr 5 2020: $525,283
May 5 2020: $587,254 
June 5 2020: $654,920

July 5 2020: $650,510 ($4,410)

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1726 on: July 06, 2020, 07:30:37 AM »
5/3/20: 64k
6/4/20: 595k
7/1/20: 596k
Static, not much movement.
Is your May number accurate?  Just seems like a very big leap, so if it is assuming large deposits.

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1727 on: July 06, 2020, 02:17:22 PM »
Quarterly update:

10/1/2017 - 502k
1/1/2018 - 544k
4/1/2018 - 559k
7/1/2018 - 604k
10/1/2018 - 640k
1/1/2019 - 608k
4/1/2019 - 710k
7/1/2019 - 754k
10/1/2019 - 780k
1/1/2020 - 853k
4/1/2020 - 726k
7/1/2020 - 876k

And the roller coaster goes back up...

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1728 on: July 06, 2020, 02:48:04 PM »

2015 DEC:252k<- Crossed 250k
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2016 JAN:260k(+8k)
2016 FEB:281k(+21k)
2016 MAR:285k(+4k)
2016 APR:298k(+13k)
2016 MAY:305k(+7k)
2016 JUN:307k(+2k)
2016 JUL:320k(+13k)
2016 AUG:326k(+6k)
2016 SEP:336k(+10k)
2016 OCT:337k(+1k)
2016 NOV:361k(+24k)
2016 DEC:368k(+7k)
--
2017 JAN:382k(+14k)
2017 FEB:403k(+21k)
2017 MAR:416k(+13k)
2017 APR:427k(+11k)
2017 MAY:436k(+9k)
2017 JUN:449k(+13k)
2017 JUL:464k(+15k)
2017 AUG:478k(+14k)
2017 SEPT:494k(+16k)
2017 OCT:510k(+16k) <- Crossed 500k
2017 NOV:523k(+13k)
2017 DEC:534k(+11k)
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2018 JAN:558k(+24k)
2018 FEB:569k(+11k)
2018 MAR:560k(-9k)
2018 APR:574k(+14k/+5k)
2018 MAY:575k(+1k)
2018 JUNE:575k(+0k)
2018 JULY:599k(+24k)
2018 AUG:620k(+21k)
2018 SEPT:625k(+5k)
2018 OCT:597k(-28k)
2018 NOV:606k(+9k/-19k)
2018 DEC:580k(-26k/-45k)
--
2019 JAN:628k(+48k/+3k)
2019 FEB:666k(+38k)
2019 MAR:677k(+11k)
2019 APR:706k(+29k)
2019 MAY:670k(-36k)
2019 JUNE:709k(+39k/+3k)
2019 JULY:712k(+3k)
2019 AUG:720k(+8k)
2019 SEPT:725k(+5k)
2019 OCT:753k(+28k)  <- Crossed 750k
2019 NOV:777k(+24k)
2019 DEC:798k(+21k)
--
2020 JAN:809k(+11k)
2020 FEB:780k(-29k)
2020 MAR:700k(-80k/-109k)
2020 APR:762k(+62k/-47k)
2020 MAY:818k(+56k/+8k)
2020 JUNE:840k(+22k)


I find that I am getting lazier about posting updates! I've done quarterly updates this year so far.

Either way, just about at the highs of FEB even though the above numbers look like maximum, they are not because the high's in Feb were right in the middle.


I just turned the big "3" "0" so it's interesting to reflect. I have been posting in this race for 4 years now. I've gone from 250k (and basically no investments) to 850k (650k are stocks).

The progress still feels a bit slower than I'd love to see but all in all, with kind markets I could be a millionaire at 30(so 12 months to make 150k) or basically guarenteed in 31 barring a major crash.

I still don't really have a defined FIRE plan, other than I need something like a 1.25 -> 1.5 million NW, with around 1.00->1.25 of that in stocks. Given that I need around 400k from here, it could be as short as 2 years with huge stock gains, or as long as around 3-5 being modest.


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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1729 on: July 12, 2020, 02:43:30 PM »
01/01/17 £374668
01/01/18 £497097
01/01/19 £547415
01/01/20 £649762
01/02/20 £655831
01/03/20 £644284
01/04/20 £625095
01/05/20 £630000
01/06/20 £646995
01/07/20 £669225

Sorry its late been busy!

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1730 on: July 14, 2020, 05:59:18 PM »
Guys, I was wondering -- do most people include pensions in their numbers?  My DH has a mini state pension that starts at age 55 and I've never included it as part of our savings number.  (Just being conservative, I guess, since it's not "money in the hand.")  He starts getting it next year though, so it's seeming a lot more real now.

If I want to include it, do I take the expected annual payout and multiply by 25 for the value?

These threads are basically for fun and a little bit of motivation.  You can use whatever method works for you to achieve those goals. 

For more serious use, you want to track the things that form the basis of your retirement calculations ( the 4% rule ) along with how you calculate your expenses to feed into the 4% rule.

So, for example, i have 2 pensions.  I have a cash pension for which i get statements and that i can choose to cash out and rollover into my personal ira whenever I choose to leave my employer.  I do include that number in my NW.   i have another traditional pension that is a monthly income when i reach retirement age.  I don't count that one toward NW, but I do keep that income in mind for calculating my income during retirement.  It supplements my 4% rule income, just as any social security income will do.   

The only time you would truly need to get into the weeds on present cash value for a traditional pension is if you had to divide assets in a  divorce or something equally unpleasant.

This is basically what I do. I will be able to start drawing my pension in 8 years. I donít really track it for planning, but if I want a rough idea of its present value, Iíll calculate how much it would take to fund the pension using the 4% rule. Then to get the present value Iíll discount by 1.02^8 (use 2% per year to account for inflation between now and 2028).

That is a really rough approach, and if I was going to use it for anything important Iíd definitely think about harder.

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1731 on: July 15, 2020, 12:46:31 PM »
26 months for 100-250k. Last post in 100-250k here: http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/throw-down-the-gauntlet/race-from-100-to-250k/msg1440605/#msg1440605

28 months for 250k-500k. Last post in 250k-500k here: https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/throw-down-the-gauntlet/race-from-250-to-500k!/msg2457040/#msg2457040

Recent NW:

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


Oct-19    $547,979.00
Nov-19    $564,839.00
Dec-19    $592,397.00 (EST. as of 21st)

I don't update this regularly and with the recession I didn't want to look at the numbers that often, but here we are:

Dec-19    $600,838.00
Jan-20    $616,541.00
Feb-20    $635,416.00
Mar-20    $594,318.00
Apr-20    $636,358.00
May-20    $656,539.00
Jun-20    $672,803.00


It is crazy how quickly the stock market came back.  I sold a house in late Feb and set up automatic investments to dollar cost average the funds from the sale into the stock market on a two year schedule as I feared a large recession. Fears were accurate, but I would be ahead right now if I had invested as a lump sum. 

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1732 on: July 15, 2020, 05:25:39 PM »
Very humbled to have made it into this thread following the sale of our primary residence.

Starting out with $576168 and hoping to make it to $600k by the time we move across the pond to Europe later this year. Our plan is to only marginally touch this stashe in the next 3-5 years which will hopefully allow it to grow towards that million dollar mark.

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1733 on: July 23, 2020, 02:46:47 PM »
I hadn't counted the value of my house in previous posts.  Might as well, its paid off, might as pat myself on the back.
                      INV                          NW
5/20/2016      -   $218,514.00      -   $478,980.00
7/17/2017      -   $306,386.00      -   $567,755.00
3/14/2018      -   $380,160.00      -   $617,160.00
8/08/2018      -   $423,708.00      -   $641,708.00
2/18/2019      -   $446,121.00      -   $751,759.00
1/24/2020      -   $610,000.00      -   $860,000.00
7/21/2020      -   $647,000.00         $912,000.00

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1734 on: July 31, 2020, 05:37:21 AM »
6/1/17 = $500
7/1/17 = $508
8/1/17 = $518
9/1/17 = $523
10/1/17 = $543
11/1/17 = $550
12/1/17 = $558

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

1/1/19 = $630
2/1/19 = $664
3/1/19 = $682
4/1/19 = $691
5/1/19 = $708
6/1/19 = $702
7/1/19 = $731
8/1/19 = $737
9/1/19 = $736
10/1/19 = $746
11/1/19 = $761
12/1/19 = $781

1/1/20 = $809
2/1/20 = $824
3/1/20 = $806
4/1/20 = $744
5/1/20 = $783
6/1/20 = $809
7/1/20 = $827
8/1/20 = $861

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1735 on: July 31, 2020, 06:26:19 AM »
@drumstache and @OurTown , that's some pretty impressive progress during 2020. Y'all using bonds at all?

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1736 on: July 31, 2020, 08:12:29 AM »
Hey Tall Texan (fellow Texan here)

I was 80/20, moved to 70/30 in early February.  Maxing out the 401 and the Roth as well.

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1737 on: July 31, 2020, 08:21:35 AM »
Hello everybody, first time posting in this thread. What a wild year so far!

Took us about 17 months to finish the last race, my projections have us finishing this race in October 2022, or ~27 months from now.

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
06/30/20   $501,158   $573,100   <---- 500k Invested
07/31/20   $534,311   $613,166   

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1738 on: July 31, 2020, 12:06:11 PM »
Yes we are somewhere around 65-35

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1739 on: July 31, 2020, 12:24:11 PM »
Monthly update:
Monthly stats update:
Jan 1 2018: 580,300
Jun 1 2018: 616,473
Jan 1 2019: 661,636
Jun 1 2019: 705,137

November 1 2019: 818,595
December 1 2019: 856,619
February 1 2020: 875,020
The month that must not be named...
April 1: 768,000
May 1: 807,000
Jun 11: 906,000
Aug 1: 934,168

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1740 on: July 31, 2020, 02:07:22 PM »
I'M BACK.
last time I was here it all got undone with a divorce and I got moved back down a thread.

however this is all about me!! Third time into the 500's since the divorce - this time at a month end so I'm joining up here - especially as I have a bunch of cash coming in August.





Nov-17 - 300k

May-18  - 375k
July -18 - 400k
Dec-18 - 345K

Mar-19 - 415K
Jun-19 nw 444K - liquid -514K
Sep-19 nw 450K liquid 527K
dec-19 nw  490k liquid 575k 

Jan-20 nw  483 liquid 563
feb-20 nw 440 liquid 520
mar-20 nw 374 liquid 455
apr-20 nw 435 liquid 513
may-20 nw 460 liquid 535
Jun-20 nw 468 liquid 541
Jul-20  nw 502 Liquid 572



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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1741 on: July 31, 2020, 02:11:35 PM »
Just crossed over the $1M threshold this week for total net worth, which includes about $815k in invested assets. Didn't think it would happen this quickly given we are in a BFR (big fucking recession). My next goal is to reach $1M in invested assets, hopefully a year from now -- then I can look to pull the effing plug on FIRE. Of course, the stock market could take another dive ... we'll see how it unfolds.

September 2015 -- $560k
September 2016 -- $640k
September 2017 -- $675k
September 2018 -- $776k
September 2019 -- $860k

Would love to hit $1M net worth by December 2020, as I plan to invest about $75k from now until then ... we'll see how the market plays out.

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1742 on: July 31, 2020, 03:14:59 PM »
Why hello big pond, small fish here shocked at the prospect of actually tracking towards two commas.

You can read my resume below, and if the market cooperates I plan on hanging out until my 35th birthday (2 years).

-25,000 -> 100,000 was done in 10 months
100,000 -> 250,000 was done in 15 months
250,000 -> 500,000 was done in 16 months
500,000 -> 1,000,000 should be 24 months

My current compensation is about double what I'm used to making, but is inextricably tied to very low job security and Canadian politics so I feel privileged every week when I invest. I have one kid with plans for a second during this window as well.

I'll be chasing up above the next group so won't be FIRE'ing from here but am excited nonetheless.

                       2016                2017                2018                2019                2020                2021                2022               
January 
--$25,189$116,236$230,742$402,238--
February 
--$24,977$122,183$244,321$389,937---
March 
Found MMM->-$21,759$122,763$252,749$359,271--
April 
--$15,838$129,950$263,657$441,401--
May 
-$7,447$149,174$252,690$482,281--
June 
-$16,623$154,992$287,639$499,025--
July 
-$19,048$27,638$167,846$299,427$540,432-Graduation
August 
-$18,739$39,025$180,481$313,257--
September 
-$21,536$49,626$185,098$321,358---
October 
-$25,832$59,438$194,857$336,179---
November 
-$25,621$71,949$205,772$351,985---
December 
-$25,405$110,473$212,859$385,426---

Only tracking personal liquid stash and do not include my wife's savings or any Real Estate equity at this point

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1743 on: July 31, 2020, 03:42:24 PM »
Good month for hammocking and net worthing.

11/30/19: $496k
12/31/19: $524k
01/31/20: $533k
02/29/20: $507k
03/31/20: $458k
04/30/20: $510k
05/31/20: $542k
06/30/20: $578k
07/31/20: $624k

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1744 on: July 31, 2020, 06:57:55 PM »
Markets have been kind to me and after a couple of solid months above $500, I figured I was safe to pop into this thread.

Investments only; Household combined.

                       2019 ($)            2020 ($)            2021 ($)            2022 ($)           
January-496,255--
February-472,573--
March-444,067--
April-495,051--
May-524,063--
June-524,530--
July330,406552,296--
August437,870---
September443,081---
October452,295---
November483,711---
December484,963---

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1745 on: August 01, 2020, 01:42:31 AM »
08/1/2018 - $511,000
09/1/2018 - $519,000
10/1/2018 - $526,000
11/1/2018 - $511,000
12/1/2018 - $523,700
01/1/2019 - $515,100
02/1/2019 - $552,000
03/1/2019 - $576,000
04/1/2019 - $586,200
05/1/2019 - $604,500
06/1/2019 - $590,360
07/1/2019 - $624,000
08/1/2019 - $628,300
09/1/2019 - $637,300
10/1/2019 - $649,800 FIRE'd
11/1/2019 - $675,000
12/1/2019 - $695,700
01/1/2020 - $717,000
02/1/2020 - $721,000
03/1/2020 - $702,500
04/1/2020 - $651,000
05/1/2020 - $686,700
06/1/2020 - $702,200
07/1/2020 - $710,000
08/1/2020 - $731,800
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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1746 on: August 01, 2020, 07:23:40 AM »
Welcome aboard @dreadmoose!

Our update -- FIREd couple + two teenage kids, tracking retirement savings only (not home equity or 529 savings):


5/1/17     $631     
6/1/17     $647     
7/1/17     $655   
8/1/17     $665     
9/1/17     $672   
10/1/17   $684     
11/1/17   $702
12/1/17   $724

1/1/18     $731
2/1/18     $761
3/1/18     $737
4/1/18     $731
5/1/18     $738
6/1/18     $747
7/1/18     $744
8/1/18     $761
9/1/18     $776
10/1/18   $776
11/1/18   $729
12/1/18   $745

1/1/19     $703
2/1/19     $751  FIREd
3/1/19     $769
4/1/19     $813
5/1/19     $841
6/1/19     $810
7/1/19     $841
8/1/19     $849
9/1/19     $826
10/1/19   $832
11/1/19   $854
12/1/19   $870

1/1/20     $886
2/1/20     $881
3/1/20     $845
4/1/20     $745
5/1/20     $815
6/1/20     $848
7/1/20     $867
8/1/20     $893

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1747 on: August 01, 2020, 07:56:26 AM »
Tracking liquid net worth only: Cash/Savings/Investments

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 (crossed $250k)

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
Nov 1, 2019 - $501,937 (Crossed $500k)

Dec 1, 2019 - $518,285
Jan 1, 2020 - $544,655
Feb 1, 2020 - $573,474
Mar 1, 2020 - $557,410
Apr 1, 2020 - $494,414
May 1, 2020 - $572,376
June 1, 2020 - $618,048
July 1, 2020 - $600,510
Aug 1, 2020 - $659,872

Good month of a net worth increase, replaced both our vehicles this year which threw things off a bit some months.
« Last Edit: August 25, 2020, 06:17:45 AM by use2betrix »

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1748 on: August 01, 2020, 10:07:57 AM »
Investments only, solo journey (so far)

                       2017                2018                2019                2020                2021               
January-$232,213$356,542$500,087-
February-$245,447$383,348$502,244-
March-$242,789$394,563$475,671-
April$164,900$246,140$403,461$429,092-
May-$318,398$421,194$474,155-
June-$328,870$409,591$500,241-
July$180,808$342,159$435,981$516,358-
August$189,280$354,936$443,135$544,475-
September$193,727$366,727$441,101--
October$209,968$374,465$452,232--
November$220,602$361,296$466,688--
December$225,918$370,140$482,944--


Another solid month of gains.  I've put around 37k into my accounts this year, so really this is only showing about 7k up in investment returns for the year.  I should be getting a raise this month for time in grade, so a few hundred more per month to the stash!

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Re: Race from 500k to 1M!
« Reply #1749 on: August 01, 2020, 10:32:31 AM »
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January----$341,983$403,773$562,839
February----$333,875$423,854$523,480
March----$328,485$435,590$455,522
April----$338,787$455,332$527,729
May----$353,747$439,288$563,352
June----$361,028$471,706$585,100
July----$381,336$483,830$625,356
August----$402,486$479,814-
September----$408,560$494,165-
October----$383,538$512,168-
November----$397,907$537,136-
December$97,686$129,157$206,179$317,990$366,214$557,416-