April saw a slight decrease in contributions because I didn’t get a bonus payment in March (which shows up in my account in April). Next month will have more of an increase though as I upped my contributions to 8%, and $580 was taken out of my April paycheck.
The markets were flat, in our account that has more bonds than the others (about 25% of the account) lost money, and the others didn’t really increase that much either. We gained $835.73 in investment gains/value, so pretty close to zero. I have a feeling that this year won’t be near as nice to the investments as 2013 was.
Even if I don’t increase my contributions later this year, we’ll contribute more than $40,000 this year, so I’m going to be changing our contribution goals to reflect that 40k is the minimum we should be contributing.
So far, for 2014, we’ve contributed $13,114.40 (37.47% of our planned total of 35k, and 32.79% of the new goal of 40k), and we’ve gained $8,005.37 in investment gains (39.51% of our planned total).