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BIG Milestone!!

October 23rd, 2013 at 07:03 pm

Yesterday, the market was up AND we made our regular Roth IRA contributions. At the end of the day, our total retirement accounts exceeded $250,000 for the first time!! Yippee!! I can't believe we made it there and I really look forward to seeing where we might be at the end of the year. At the end of last year we had just over $188K, so this milestone is amazing. It helps when the S&P 500 index is up over 22% for the year.

In other smaller money news, I recently completed two Pinecone Research surveys. I redeemed my $6 to be sent to my PayPal account. I also worked hard today to get my Swagbucks to 2500 so I could cash them out for $25 in PayPal cash. I hope to get it before the end of the month so I can apply it to this months snowflake total.

I listed a coat on Ebay yesterday. I put it up as a Buy It Now and maybe even a little high as it was only worn a couple times. I hope it sells!!

I bought my first stocking stuffers of the season today. I read MoneySavingMom on Monday and learned about $2 coupons on Lindt chocolate bars. I printed two off and made my purchase at Walgreen's this morning where the candy was on sale for 2 for $4. Thus, I only paid tax of $0.28 out of pocket!! Here's the blog link with offer details.

Have you reached a retirement milestone this year? Are you holiday shopping yet?

11 Responses to “BIG Milestone!!”

  1. Rachael777 Says:

    CONGRATS!! good job.. Excited with the $250k.Smile

  2. SecretarySaving Says:

    I also read Money Saving Mom. My fav is hip2save.com. I didn't do the chocolate deal but I might do it because you did Smile

  3. MonkeyMama Says:

    Woohoo!!

  4. PNW Mom Says:

    Your milestone is very exciting!

  5. ceejay74 Says:

    Huzzah! Good work and great luck!

  6. Looking Forward Says:

    SWEET!! Big Grin

  7. carol Says:

    Congratulations! I was at the Post Office for an errand and saw holiday stamps I admired (Poinsettias) so I bought them now. (Can't believe I did that before Halloween!)

  8. creditcardfree Says:

    @carol, isn't it nice to have just one thing off your holiday list?

  9. baselle Says:

    Congratulations! It's just like the odometer ... you want to see the xxx000s.

  10. rachel021406 Says:

    250k! That is amazing.

  11. starfishy Says:

    congrats!!! your retirement account is increasing and your mortgage is decreasing - awesome!! Smile

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