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Old 02-03-2020, 06:12 PM   #41
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Old 02-03-2020, 06:17 PM   #42
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Ended up with investment returns (additions not counted) of -$220k in 2018 and +900k in 2019.
Getting real close to having the first digit be a 6.

Spending was just under $100k in 2019....Having trouble convincing DW that we need to start blowing more dough....saver mentality runs real deep in both of us.
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Old 02-04-2020, 12:44 AM   #43
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Our portfolio (a mix of real estate and equities) went up $2.05 million in 2019. Of that, $250k was from contribution (thank you, DW).

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Old 02-04-2020, 06:18 AM   #44
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While it was nowhere near a Million $ year, 2017 was still my best year ever, dollar-wise, up to that point. My investible assets rose $236K, which was about 19%. Percentage-wise, I've had better years, but I was still pretty damn happy

2008 still stands as my worst single year, both in dollar loss, and percent. I lost about $175K that year, for a loss of around 41%. However, 2008 is softened a bit, because in December I saw a ~23% jump. If I measure peak-to-trough (October 2007-November 2008 for me), I lost about 52%!

2019 ended up topping 2017 for profitability. I was up around $416K. First time I ever topped $400K. Heck, I was even looking forward to it being the first time I topped $300K!

As for January 2020, it was good for a couple of weeks. I briefly topped the $2M threshold. As of January 17, I was up around $62K for the month, but finished up around $4400.

Dunno if I'll ever have a year where I make $1M plus. Unless we're talking years down the road, when $1M isn't so great any more, thanks to inflation. Although, who knows? If I had started 2019 with around $3.8M, and saw the same rate of return, I would've seen a rise of $1M+. So, I guess it's not *too* far fetched.
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Old 02-04-2020, 07:31 AM   #45
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2018 stunk. It took a stiff upper lip to retire just as the market took a swoon.

But 2019 was almost too good. I gained more than 2017, without any w*rking income earned. Not a million dollars, but much more than our expenses. Woo hoo.
What JoeWras said. Not only did we retire on the same day, but we had the same portfolio return experience. 17 months in, and I'm much more comfortable (mentally & $$) than I was the day I retired.
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Old 02-05-2020, 06:39 PM   #46
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Our 2017 was $402000. In 2019 it was $436000. Both times we were a couple of percentage points under the S&P with a 60/40 spread. In 2018, we were down $147000. Not running with the bulls here but not peeing with the pups either.

It not always what you make but what you keep. However you $1mil winners are my inspiration!
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Old 02-13-2020, 12:45 AM   #47
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After our year end stock valuation finished, I realized that my accounts grew by just over $1 million in 2019. It came as something of a surprise - I had mentally prepared myself that it would take a couple more years to reach that milestone.

Hoping for a repeat in 2020 and possible retirement soon thereafter.
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Old 02-13-2020, 08:07 AM   #48
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There is some amazing returns in this thread, It reminds me of bonus time at work where people would ask if the bonus was vacation size, car size or house size. Typically we only meant a decent down payment, ie 5/15/40k.

And then in 2019, my return just happened to be the exact same amount as what I owed on the new construction mortgage.. so I literally could buy a house, not just the down payment.
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