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The Year of Big Expansion

January 3rd, 2020 at 10:51 pm

That is not my word of the year, but the description that popped into my mind when thinking about our retirement growth this year.

We ended 2018 with a balance of $488,534.97. Those funds along with contributions grew to a final total of $660,822.27!!

That is $172,287.30 change in ONE year!! Yes, expansion!

We contributed $13,000 to Roth IRAs in 2019 and $10,657.56 to my husband's TSP (Thrift Savings Plan). Or in total $23,657.56.

Not too shabby! Wouldn't we all love if every year could be like this? Let's see what 2020 brings!

7 Responses to “The Year of Big Expansion”

  1. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Congratulations! Amazing.

  2. Petunia 100 Says:

    That's a big expansion, all right. Congrats!

  3. disneysteve Says:

    Same here. Our accounts grew by over 300K. It would be nice if every year could be like that but we both know it doesn't work that way.

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    Yes, we definitely know it doesn't work that way.

  5. Carol Says:

    This year is the biggest jump I can remember in 20 years.

  6. creditcardfree Says:

    Carol, I think you are's been too long without above average gains!

  7. rob62521 Says:

    Isn't that simply amazing! I celebrate with you! Let's hope we continue to see gains in 2020.

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