By The Numbers
Comparison By Age
($68,988)
$4,784,500
Comparison By Occupation
$79,422
$5,510,000
Comparison By Education
($62,200)
$9,450,000
Comparison By Salary
($68,988)
$9,002,000

JC's Profile

Currency
United States Dollar - USD
Date Joined
10/4/2016
Salary Range
100,000 - 149,999
Occupation
Government
Age Range
40-44
About Me
Retired cop, with 21.8 years of service. Married. Both savers and investors from the start. Promised wife that she could retire after 20 years of work in corporate. She quit work on her 41st birthday, a year ahead of schedule.
Why I Joined
To track my progress. I love looking at numbers, especially when they go up. I view it like a video game.
Best Financial Decision
Marrying a smart, frugal wife; Living on 1 income; purchasing rental property after the last crash; maxing out my 457/401k for the last 16 years out of a total of 20 years; starting 457k at 20% from the start of my career; never expanded our lifestyle to fit our (mainly her) increasing incomes.
Worst Financial Decision
Liking new cars. Now, buying CPO cars instead of new, but we like nicer cars now. So, only a slight move up in price. A slightly used Mercedes is still more expensive than a new Honda Accord.
Current Investing Strategy
We'll be living on my pension soon. Paychecks will be much smaller than when I was working. But, take home pay won’t be affected as much bc of lack of state/city taxes and no 457/401 contributions. We will still need to keep being frugal. We won’t be able to save anything from my paychecks. Will have to dip into savings or investments to keep our current lifestyle. Still keeping an eye out on the real estate market, in case a great deal comes along. Goal is more passive investing as I get older.
How do you manage your finances?
I just try to save/invest as much as I can from my paycheck and let the wife handle what's left of it. I pay myself first, and I don't feel guilty spending the rest. Well, maybe a little guilty. We are still quite frugal and living well below our means.
What tools do you use?
Calculator, notebook, my iphone notes. Very crude. And, this website.
I need financial help with...
How to generate similar returns as our real estate now that most of the real estate has been sold off.
Favorite Authors
Suze Orman; Warren Buffett; Bruce Lee;
Favorite Books
Rich dad, poor dad was the book that started me on the journey; Millionaire next door;
Favorite Movies
Lord of the ring, braveheart, saving private Ryan
Last Login
10/13/2018
Net Worth Entries
All values shown in USD ($)
2018 - October $4,973,500 $189,000 $4,784,500
2018 - August $5,141,500 $189,000 $4,952,500
2018 - July $4,753,000 $189,000 $4,564,000
2018 - June $4,715,000 $189,000 $4,526,000
2018 - May $4,645,000 $190,000 $4,455,000
2018 - April $4,629,000 $190,000 $4,439,000
2018 - March $5,215,000 $190,000 $5,025,000
2018 - February $5,425,600 $190,000 $5,235,600
2018 - January $5,355,300 $190,000 $5,165,300
2017 - December $6,199,446 $789,000 $5,410,446
2017 - November $6,153,776 $790,000 $5,363,776
2017 - October $6,062,876 $790,000 $5,272,876
2017 - September $6,426,026 $1,260,000 $5,166,026
2017 - June $6,208,367 $1,261,000 $4,947,367
2017 - January $5,578,535 $1,269,500 $4,309,035
2016 - June $5,295,000 $1,200,000 $4,095,000
2015 - March $4,615,000 $1,290,000 $3,325,000
2014 - October $5,223,000 $1,790,000 $3,433,000
2014 - February $3,895,000 $1,150,000 $2,745,000
2013 - December $3,612,000 $1,150,000 $2,462,000
2013 - September $2,807,000 $700,000 $2,107,000
2012 - December $2,159,000 $700,000 $1,459,000
2012 - November $2,159,000 $950,000 $1,209,000
2011 - December $1,256,000 $650,000 $606,000
2011 - May $978,000 $450,000 $528,000
2010 - September $888,000 $450,000 $438,000
2009 - September $836,000 $450,000 $386,000
2009 - June $835,000 $450,000 $385,000
2008 - June $892,000 $450,000 $442,000
2007 - June $771,000 $300,000 $471,000
2006 - June $593,000 $300,000 $293,000
2004 - June $551,000 $300,000 $251,000
2003 - June $152,000 $60,000 $92,000