September 2015 Early Retirement Progress

We contributed $4,804.06 this month to our retirement accounts, and we lost $10,529.49 in investment value this month.

I think this year is going to be negative on interest, but net positive because of our contributions.  We’ve contributed about 30k more than we’ve lost, so we’re still ahead of the game.  So far, October is looking up, but I’m not going to count my money until I sell my investments and take it out of those accounts.

We’re only contributing any cash back to our taxable account for now (and probably until next summer), but it’s been significant – over 1k this year so far.  That will change now that we’re done “moving”, and only pick up again once I start buying things for the deck next summer.   The only reason we’ll be contributing in October is a 2k whole house humidifier that we installed and put on the visa card (because cash back…).

2015 Totals

In 2015, so far, we’ve contributed $50,454.10 (72.08% of our goal of 70k), and we’ve lost $20,012.71 in investment value (-83.82% of our planned total).

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