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Retirement Milestone

June 6th, 2016 at 07:59 am

I recorded the balances in our retirement accounts as this past Friday, June 3. We have surpassed the $350K mark for the first time! It's taken us 21 long months to increase our accounts from the last milestone of $300K. I was sure that we would hit $350K in 2015, but that just never happened. We made it to $330K at the end of 2015.

We have contributed 8K this year, so even though the market is somewhat flat, we have had market gains. I haven't thought about where I would like us to be by year end. The only part I can control without leaving the market entirely is what we contribute, so we'll keep doing that.

How are you doing with your retirement plans and goals?

5 Responses to “Retirement Milestone”

  1. Rachael777 Says:

    Good job. I am still plugging but not getting any market gains so feeling somewhat slow.. I a contribute monthly as much as I can. thanks for sharing.

  2. SecretarySaving Says:

    Wonderful job! I am so thrilled for you!

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    We will be opening a ROTH for DH soon (once the dust settles,)

    Otherwise, things are rolling normally for me.

  4. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    congratulations! Amazing work.

  5. Jenn Says:

    Congratulations! I love milestones.

    I had similar disappointment last year and have had similar gains this year. I agree with you on focusing only on the part we can control. Even though I have a mental target for the account total, I always make my goal the total of my contributions since that's what I do control. And I work to minimize expenses so my gains don't get eaten up.

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