Okay, I know this post is late, but here it is. Before I get into last year’s accomplishments and this year’s goals, it’s worth mentioning that there are many things in life that are more important than money: family, community, faith, health, and love. As I write these words, the world is under threat by the Covid-19 pandemic that is causing massive social and economic disruption. I wish my readers the best in these difficult times; please do your best to stay healthy, safe, and solvent.
Here are the referral links for the credit cards we currently use:
2019 Hardcore Savings
When we took our current jobs in May of 2018, we knew that 2019 would be our greatest savings year yet. Well, I’m happy to report that we were able to fill all of our hardcore savings buckets to their maximum levels. As always our buckets consisted of four main accounts: 457, 403b, traditional IRA, and HSA accounts. Here are our 2019 numbers;
When I started teaching public school way back in March of 1992, I never envisioned saving over 6-figures working as a teacher. Many teachers probably won’t even believe our savings numbers, but I promise they’re accurate.
(Check out this awesome picture of my son at a tacky Christmas sweater contest. That’s his awesome-sauce youth pastor who is obviously hip beyond belief…yeah boy!)
2019 Net Worth
As you can imagine, our net worth grew considerably after saving $130k in a year. The surging stock market also helped. Here’s what our net worth was on December 31st, 2019:
As for investment return, look at these eye-popping numbers: