By The Numbers
Comparison By Age
($158,649)
$1,269,364
Comparison By Occupation
$100,000
$16,948,000
Comparison By Education
($158,649)
$6,578,400
Comparison By Salary
($75,726)
$5,601,211

helicase's Profile

Date Joined
1/11/2017
Salary Range
150,000 - 199,999
Occupation
Science & Research
Age Range
30-34
About Me
Married, 1 "real" income, 1 kid. I'm a PhD student, married to a technical lead in finance.
Why I Joined
To see how I'm doing compared to others and learn about what investments the most successful people have.
Best Financial Decision
Get married. It's taking a lot longer than I thought to get a PhD, and living on a grad student salary would be no fun. Also to buy a rental property.
Worst Financial Decision
Go overweight in gold after reading a doomsday scenario book. I bought at the peak and had 50% of my portfolio in it at the time, later the price dropped by 25%.
Current Investing Strategy
Live frugally, go heavy in real estate, max out retirement accounts, and keep the rest in cash or invest in equities (Mainly Vanguard total stock market index fund, plus some play money for options strategies).
How do you manage your finances?
Track income, expenditures and net worth every month.
What tools do you use?
Python scripts I wrote, Mint, MintAPI by mrooney, spreadsheets.
I need financial help with...
Staying motivated to do action and be held accountable. Tracking diligently doesn't always translate to taking action diligently.
Favorite Authors
Podcasts: Bigger Pockets - Josh Dorkin and Brandon Turner, Afford Anything - Paula Pant
Favorite Books
Just One Thing by John Mauldin, The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferris, The Millionaire Real Estate Investor by Gary Keller, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey, The Millionaire in You by Michael LeBouf
Last Login
8/11/2017
Net Worth Entries
2017 - August $487,618
2017 - July $470,389
2017 - April $445,690
2017 - February $399,476
2017 - January $358,806
2016 - December $321,114
2016 - November $313,872
2016 - October $330,787
2016 - September $329,443
2016 - August $262,658
2016 - July $262,658
2016 - June $262,658
2016 - May $265,976
2016 - April $274,577
2016 - March $268,503
2016 - February $245,901
2016 - January $245,901
2015 - December $265,689
2015 - November $262,938
2015 - October $271,145
2015 - September $271,425