By The Numbers
Comparison By Age
$0
$15,771,457
Comparison By Occupation
$51,726
$3,109,373
Comparison By Education
($62,200)
$9,002,000
Comparison By Salary
($76,000)
$9,002,000

azphx1972's Profile

Date Joined
1/31/2014
Salary Range
100,000 - 149,999
Occupation
Computer Support & Services
Age Range
45-49
About Me
I work in IT, which pays well but isn't the most stable field, so I want to have the option to quit early and do something else that is more meaningful but less rewarding financially.
Why I Joined
Curiosity, and inspiration to keep me focused on my goals.
Best Financial Decision
Contributing the max to my 401(k) plan as soon as eligibly possible, and letting the power of compounding work its magic. Currently, only about half of my 401(k) plan balance is from payroll deductions; the rest is the result of company matching and growth.
Worst Financial Decision
1. Listening to a friend's stock advice (got burned but learned my lesson, mutual/index funds are a much safer bet IMO). 2. Not having enough insurance to adequately protect my assets (extra insurance is cheap, as is umbrella insurance).
Current Investing Strategy
Accumulate wealth by 1) living below my means, 2) maxing out my 401k & IRA contributions, and 3) avoiding consumer debt.
How do you manage your finances?
By myself, using personal finance software and online banking tools. I don't use a "professional" because I don't think other people's crystal balls are any better than mine. Also, I firmly believe in taking an active interest in my own finances, rather than abdicating that responsibility to someone who may not be as motivated or have my interests first and foremost.
What tools do you use?
Personal finance software, and online banking sites.
I need financial help with...
Staying motivated.
Favorite Authors
Dave Ramsey, Suze Orman, Liz Pulliam Weston
Favorite Books
1. Your Money Or Your Life 2. The Wealthy Barber 3. The Millionaire In You 4. Getting Rich in America: Eight Simple Rules for Building a Fortune--And a Satisfying Life
Favorite Movies
Sci-fi and comedy films. Anything that stirs my imagination and gives me a good laugh.
Last Login
9/22/2017
Net Worth Entries
2017 - August $1,679,070
2017 - July $1,676,490
2017 - June $1,647,815
2017 - May $1,631,415
2017 - April $1,610,085
2017 - March $1,592,780
2017 - February $1,579,030
2017 - January $1,531,950
2016 - December $1,506,760
2016 - November $1,490,465
2016 - October $1,459,195
2016 - September $1,476,550
2016 - August $1,478,655
2016 - July $1,450,490
2016 - June $1,402,445
2016 - May $1,399,305
2016 - April $1,390,755
2016 - March $1,372,040
2016 - February $1,306,400
2016 - January $1,296,165
2015 - December $1,344,320
2015 - November $1,354,380
2015 - October $1,345,160
2015 - September $1,268,905
2015 - August $1,310,080
2015 - July $1,349,790
2015 - June $1,337,600
2015 - May $1,349,760
2015 - April $1,354,130
2015 - March $1,330,360
2015 - February $1,326,020
2015 - January $1,279,425
2014 - December $1,290,710
2014 - November $1,284,815
2014 - October $1,271,985
2014 - September $1,249,715
2014 - August $1,277,415
2014 - July $1,247,775
2014 - June $1,258,085
2014 - May $1,235,495
2014 - April $1,217,405
2014 - March $1,203,110
2014 - February $1,203,215
2014 - January $1,171,850
2013 - December $1,179,370
2013 - November $1,158,165
2013 - October $1,149,575
2013 - September $1,124,845
2013 - August $1,062,460
2013 - July $1,071,740
2013 - June $1,019,245
2013 - May $1,029,130
2013 - April $1,014,675
2013 - March $1,000,085
2013 - February $1,191,485
2013 - January $1,175,535
2012 - December $1,143,285
2012 - November $1,125,810
2012 - October $1,116,970
2012 - September $1,122,085
2012 - August $1,098,715
2012 - July $1,086,890
2012 - June $1,083,380
2012 - May $1,059,040
2012 - April $1,092,635
2012 - March $1,097,375
2012 - February $1,072,620
2012 - January $1,044,675
2011 - December $1,015,215
2011 - November $1,005,020
2011 - October $1,021,130
2011 - September $981,865
2011 - August $1,017,420
2011 - July $1,044,285
2011 - June $1,046,875
2011 - May $1,051,735
2011 - April $1,056,055
2011 - March $1,035,815
2011 - February $1,023,685
2011 - January $1,006,145
2010 - December $991,270
2010 - November $967,885
2010 - October $968,240
2010 - September $951,855
2010 - August $917,255
2010 - July $926,910
2010 - June $896,260
2010 - May $903,045
2010 - April $934,030
2010 - March $924,750
2010 - February $894,290
2010 - January $885,765
2009 - December $893,740
2009 - November $894,200
2009 - October $888,280
2009 - September $884,485
2009 - August $870,800
2009 - July $853,077
2009 - June $827,736
2009 - May $824,070
2009 - April $801,740
2009 - March $773,660
2009 - February $756,500
2009 - January $778,200
2008 - December $788,960
2008 - November $779,630
2008 - October $787,530
2008 - September $829,370
2008 - August $848,645
2008 - July $850,114
2008 - June $871,040
2008 - May $924,690
2008 - April $949,500
2008 - March $972,000
2008 - February $990,500
2008 - January $1,050,500
2007 - December $1,108,500
2007 - November $1,190,000
2007 - October $1,222,000
2007 - September $1,212,200
2007 - August $1,187,300
2007 - July $1,210,000