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MFJ

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Name:
My Financial Journey
Category:
Early Retirement
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Start Year:
2005

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Wisconsin, United States
Age:
30s
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Unspecified
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Male
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SIK (Single Income, Kids)
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IT / Management
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Overall a pretty boring month. I love how boring is now an increase of $33,000 in a month. My individual stocks carried me this month outperforming the market by a little under 6%. It’s earnings season so we could see some volatility and if things go well maybe flirting with the 2 comma club again. I received a large bonus at work which is where the big 401k contribution came ...
Posted: May 01 2018 @ 10:24 AM
Well as with February March was a very interesting and exciting month. I actually came within $1,000 of hitting a $1M nestegg during the month and ended up the month $74,000 lower that that intra-month high. We’ll see if I regret it or not, but I did have an opportunity to at least temporarily hit the double comma club by making a contribution during the month, but ultimately decided to ...
Posted: Apr 02 2018 @ 10:55 AM
Well as with February March was a very interesting and exciting month. I actually came within $1,000 of hitting a $1M nestegg during the month and ended up the month $74,000 lower that that intra-month high. We’ll see if I regret it or not, but I did have an opportunity to at least temporarily hit the double comma club by making a contribution during the month, but ultimately decided to ...
Posted: Apr 02 2018 @ 10:55 AM
Well as much as the end result for this month was not very impressive, what happened during the month was actually pretty impressive. At one point this month I was down just under $100,000 from my month end total at the end of last month and ended up only having my nestegg be down $2k. The other impressive area was once again my individual stock performance which bested the market ...
Posted: Mar 03 2018 @ 8:07 PM
Holy cow. What a month. I am not even sure how this makes sense. At one point this month my nestegg was up over $100,000 and ended the month up just under $90,000. The market was up 5.62% this month, but my nestegg grew by almost 10.5% and my stock investments returned 16.17% beating the insanely large market returns by over 10.5%. I honestly would be pretty happy to thrilled ...
Posted: Feb 01 2018 @ 2:45 PM
Well something else interesting happened today. The value of one of my Netflix purchases exceeded 100 times my original purchase price back in 2007. I purchased 28 shares of Netflix for $19.72 back on June 22nd of 2007. Today after a previous 7 to 1 split I have 196 shares at a cost basis of $2.81 per share and today the stock price is north of $286 per share netting ...
Posted: Jan 29 2018 @ 7:44 PM
The run continues – another 100k milestone just 7 months after my last milestone and what’s even crazier to me is that my nestegg has increased in value more than $43,000 in just 8 trading days in 2018 with no contributions! The next milestone will be kind of a special one as I will officially reach the double comma club and at current trend/pace will potentially reach it quite a ...
Posted: Jan 11 2018 @ 5:30 PM
Well as with my portfolio in general I had some high flyers when it came to my individual stocks. I had 3 stocks more than double and 11 stocks outperform the market out of my 27 individual stocks. Overall it doesn’t take too many winners to wipe out a lot of losers and well I sure had a lot of big winners this year. Looking at this list I feel ...
Posted: Jan 06 2018 @ 3:34 PM
In annual tradition I will list all of my current investments. These really do not change significantly from year to year as I don’t do a lot of buying and selling and well now as my portfolio has grown so big the amount of money I am putting in towards new investments tends to be sort of insignificant. As I look at my holdings at year end one thing that ...
Posted: Jan 02 2018 @ 3:00 PM
Well 2017 sure was a banner year for my nestegg. It grew by over $187,000 this year and $156,000 of that were investment gains. It is very likely my portfolio brought in more wealth than our day to day jobs this year despite our incomes being at an all-time high as well. It was another banner year for the stock market and my investments outperformed the market which led to ...
Posted: Jan 01 2018 @ 3:25 PM

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