Hardcore Savings: 2015 Results & 2016 Goals

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of my trillions of readers out there!  With 2015 almost gone and 2016 right around the corner, it’s time to 1.) see how we did last year and 2.) establish some goals for the upcoming year. 2015 Results  A year ago I wrote that our goal was … [Read more…]

Q3 Hardcore Savings Update

Cool fall greetings to all my current and future millionaire readers. Since September is done and gone, it’s time for a Q3 hardcore savings update. As always, we continue to feed our 457 and 403b accounts with the intention of maxing them out in December. So far, so good! Thus far, we’ve managed to contribute … [Read more…]

Our 2015 Savings Rate

NOTA BENE:  our 2015 salary and tax information was updated on February 5th, 2016.  These updates resulted in higher savings rates than previously estimated. Greetings current and future millionaires!  A reader wanted to know about our savings rate, and I realized that I needed to put this figure to paper.  Since June represented the midway … [Read more…]

2015 Midyear Savings Update

We’re almost to mid-July and I have one question: Where has the year gone? Since we’re officially more than halfway done with 2015, it’s time for a check on our progress on our 2015 savings goals. First up, let’s take a look at what we saved in June. Back in May we made two adjustments … [Read more…]

2015 Savings Goals: February

The last day of February is always one of my favorite days of the year.   Since 2004, my wife and I have front-loaded our retirement accounts with our January and February paychecks.  By paying ourselves first to the extreme, we have been able to accelerate our wealth building.  This year we’re both hammering our … [Read more…]

Hardcore Savings: 2014 Results & 2015 Goals

Greetings all!  It’s tax time, so I’ve been looking over last years numbers.  All in all, it was a good year financially.  While we only worked five months in 2014 (we were busy doing other things), we did manage to stash away a little over $46,000.  Most of our savings went to the 457 accounts at … [Read more…]