Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Over 500K invested

Our investment accounts have hit another financial milestone, surpassing $500,000 in value!  This includes money in our 401Ks, Roth IRAs, taxable accounts, and 529.  This does not include money in our checking accounts, savings accounts, home equity or rental property equity.
Here are some of our previous investment milestones:
June 2, 2014: 100K
March 12, 2016: 200K
June 5, 2017: 300K
July 15, 2018: 400K 
April 16, 2019: 450K
Our investments are simple and our contributions are automatic.  We invest in index funds that track the US stock market (63%), international stock market (27%), and US bond market (10%).  Index fund investing allows us to diversify our portfolio and keep our costs very low.
We’ve had a good run, but we could have a stock market crash any day now.  Stock market volatility is normal.  In the long term, I expect that our balances will continue to hit all time highs.  We will continue to stay the course with our investments on our way towards financial freedom.  I'm looking forward to sharing more of our progress.

Here's a fun read from Stop Ironing Shirts regarding the power of saving $500,000 early on: The First $500,000.  At this point on our investment journey, we can coast our way towards financial freedom.  

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