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Half A Million

December 18th, 2017 at 05:48 pm

We finally hit another retirement milestone today! And it's a big one at half a million dollars. Happy Dancing!!

Exact total at today's close for all of our accounts is $501,160.59. The change to our balance from Friday was $3,450.92. Yep, one day of trading can make that much of a difference in one day. The more you have the bigger a small percentage impact can make on the total balance.

We were at $392,814 at the very end of 2016. I really did want to reach $500K this year. I knew it would have to be a very good year to make it happen. So grateful it did!

Seriously...start investing if you have not yet! It compounds over time. Just 14.5 years ago we had $25K invested for retirement. You will have nothing if you don't start. And it is never to late to start. Something saved is better than zero saved.

5 Responses to “Half A Million”

  1. Single Guy Says:

    Hard to believe when you think back isn't it? For me, I was unemployed for over a year and started my current job 14 years 3 months ago (almost your time frame) and I had maybe $50,000 invested then. Now I am closing in on $800K. The last 3 years have grown more than my gross salary, which is fabulous to see.

    You'll need to do a year end round up to see how the year worked out. I have mine prepped, just waiting for the year end values to plug in.

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    Woo hoo -- congratulations!!

  3. Tabs Says:

    Oooh congrats!

  4. PatientSaver Says:

    Big congrats! I know it was a long-term commitment. Great job.

  5. Jan Says:

    well done!! thats a fantastic achievement!

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