By The Numbers
Comparison By Age
($158,649)
$1,324,284
Comparison By Occupation
($76,000)
$16,198,995
Comparison By Education
($76,000)
$17,780,000
Comparison By Salary
$342,759
$17,780,000

patatty's Profile

Date Joined
7/30/2015
Salary Range
250,000 +
Occupation
Legal
Age Range
30-34
About Me
2 lawyer couple living in LA. 1st kid born July 2016. AGI 2010 and before: Still in school and essentially zero. AGI 2011: ~$127,000. AGI 2012: $208,257. AGI 2013: $256,299. AGI 2014: $345,422. AGI 2015: $413,767. AGI 2016: $434,716.
Why I Joined
To learn from others and to keep a record of our financial progress over time.
Best Financial Decision
Committing to paying off crippling student loan debt as quickly as possible
Worst Financial Decision
Acquiring crippling student loan debt
Current Investing Strategy
Max-out retirement accounts; auto-deposit $750 into Betterment account each month; save between $5,000 and $10,000 each month in money market savings account (depending on expenses that arise) with 1.1% interest while saving for down payment on first house.
How do you manage your finances?
We use the cash budget taught by Dave Ramsey, although now that we are debt free, we are a little more sloppy than before. But, we do try to stick to the cash budget and not use debit cards unless it's necessary for certain types of purchases. We do not use credit cards and will not borrow money except for a conservative mortgage. Our retirement investments are fully automated, and most of our monthly expenses are automatically paid. Our monthly living expenses amount to about 50% of our take-home pay, so the only thing we have to do each month is decide what to do with the other 50%: save, invest, give, or spend?
What tools do you use?
Mint.com, Fidelity, Vanguard, gurufocus
Favorite Authors
Seth Klarman, Dave Ramsey
Last Login
11/18/2017
Net Worth Entries
2017 - November $342,759 $0 $342,759
2017 - October $334,845 $0 $334,845
2017 - September $323,388 $0 $323,388
2017 - August $309,951 $0 $309,951
2017 - July $302,017 $0 $302,017
2017 - June $290,263 $0 $290,263
2017 - May $282,051 $0 $282,051
2017 - April $289,960 $0 $289,960
2017 - March $275,782 $0 $275,782
2017 - February $262,214 $0 $262,214
2017 - January $204,316 $0 $204,316
2016 - December $187,636 $0 $187,636
2016 - October $183,164 $0 $183,164
2016 - September $171,466 $0 $171,466
2016 - August $160,709 $0 $160,709
2016 - July $149,352 $0 $149,352
2016 - June $142,380 $0 $142,380
2016 - May $133,725 $0 $133,725
2016 - April $123,146 $0 $123,146
2016 - March $115,297 $0 $115,297
2016 - February $109,009 $0 $109,009
2016 - January $50,214 $0 $50,214
2015 - December $41,225 $0 $41,225
2015 - November $36,908 $24,250 $12,658
2015 - October $31,520 $25,945 $5,575
2015 - September $28,333 $28,310 $23
2015 - August $26,436 $29,999 ($3,563)
2015 - July $29,554 $41,919 ($12,365)
2015 - June $26,757 $43,414 ($16,657)
2015 - May $26,682 $44,083 ($17,401)
2015 - April $19,942 $52,568 ($32,626)
2015 - March $30,173 $63,006 ($32,833)
2015 - February $27,814 $65,455 ($37,641)
2015 - January $25,623 $68,477 ($42,854)
2014 - December $20,229 $75,942 ($55,713)
2014 - November $20,688 $82,522 ($61,834)
2014 - October $29,099 $99,201 ($70,102)
2014 - September $30,378 $103,295 ($72,917)
2014 - August $27,407 $110,891 ($83,484)
2014 - July $35,636 $123,574 ($87,938)
2014 - June $30,275 $127,280 ($97,005)
2014 - May $26,064 $132,315 ($106,251)
2014 - April $22,615 $135,332 ($112,717)
2014 - March $29,592 $145,160 ($115,568)
2014 - February $26,484 $149,713 ($123,229)
2014 - January $26,561 $157,656 ($131,095)
2013 - March $3,200 $218,500 ($215,300)
2013 - January $25,000 $238,852 ($213,852)