Where Are We In Our Journey To Financial Freedom?

This blog was started back in 2005 to track my journey to financial freedom. I set out with a very specific goal and a measuring stick to track my/our progress. Given the the major recession we look to be recovering from are we still on track to reach our goals?

Here is a graph of my/our monthly net worth since I began tracking it in 2001:

The graph is pretty uplifting. It shows strong nearly exponential grow of our net worth with a significant blip in 2008/early 2009, but a quick and strong recovery (at least so far). Everything we are doing seems to be working overall. Of course I expect the curve to slow significantly down with all the recent changes in our family (house, baby, 1 income).

Back in 2005 I also created a measuring stick so we would know how we are fairing against our long term financial goal. Here is how we are doing:

Net Worth Target

Year

Age

EOY Result 12/31

 

 

 

 

$21,000

2001

25

 

$45,360

2002

26

$ 44,000.00

$73,492

2003

27

$ 88,000.00

$105,852

2004

28

$ 155,736.61

$142,949

2005

29

$ 206,900.00

$185,347

2006

30

$ 317,904.00

$233,671

2007

31

$ 455,500.00

$288,614

2008

32

$ 445,673.00

$350,946

2009

33

$ 601,100.00

$421,520

2010

34

 

$501,280

2011

35

 

$591,272

2012

36

 

$692,655

2013

37

 

$806,712

2014

38

 

$934,862

2015

39

 

$1,078,676

2016

40

 

$1,239,891

2017

41

 

$1,420,429

2018

42

 

$1,622,413

2019

43

 

$1,848,191

2020

44

 

$1,848,191

 

 

 

We are still well ahead of the measuring stick. Ofcourse the measuring stick is very skewed on the last couple years and very dependant on strong investment returns for those years. However its purpose is to tell us whether we are on track and currently we feel pretty comfortable that we are.

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Comments (5)


2million - I really enjoy your blog. Thanks for posting this overview. I'm not as young as you but am also targeting the same goal. Your overview was really helpful.

can you please share the excel for forecasting your networth? Thanks.

Congratulations, you appear to be doing something right. I will have to read more of your blog to find out what you are doing to be so successful. Good Job!

Great job! You've exceeded so many of your monthly net worth goals. What's your secret?

Great progress indeed!! Congratulations! I was just looking at my own graph for the past 5 years.....I think ours look very similar; especially the "blip" from the market downturn and the recovery that followed. Keep up the great work!

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Current Net Worth: $1,574,185

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