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April 2019 retirement goal update

April 30th, 2019 at 09:15 am

Goal: $776,700 by March 2024

Current retirement balance: $473,628

Still needed: $303,072

March 2019 balance: $452,766

Progress since March 2019: +$20,862

There are 59 months to go before March 2024, so that means we need assets to appreciate $5,137 per month on average to meet our goal.

Overall goal: saving 8x income by retirement (age 65)

Incremental goal explained: getting my and NT's retirement to 4x our salaries (currently $75,120 and $62,100) by the time we turn 50 and AS's retirement values to 3x her annual income ($75,940 in 2018) by the time she turns 45.
$75,120 x 4 = $300,480
$62,100 x 4 = $248,400
$75,940 x 3 = $227,820

The goal will shift anytime our salary/annual income changes.

April 2019 net worth update

April 30th, 2019 at 09:06 am

NT's UK pensions:
AV: 22,397 pounds ($27,996)
SW: 28,134 pounds ($35,168)
FL: 6,462 pounds ($8,078)
NT's 401(k): $75,205
NT's Roth IRA: $35,010
AS's trad. IRA: $20,205
AS's Roth IRA: $55,304
AS's SEP IRA: $31,447
AS's cash: $2,259
CJ's 401(k): $143,702
CJ's Roth IRA: $39,254
NT's flat: $212,500 (200,000 pounds value x1.25 -15%)
CJ/NT/AS house: $427,281 ($454,554 value -6%)
TOTAL ASSETS: $1,113,409

US Mortgage $380,215
Loan from friends (duplex) $9,000
UK Mortgage 1 $30,689
UK Mortgage 2 $6,469
UK Mortgage 3 $6,813
TOTAL DEBT $433,186

Current Estimated Net Worth: $680,223

March 2019 estimate: $658,359

Change in net worth: +$21,864

Summary: It was a huge month for net worth! All our retirement accounts posted gains, and I caught up on a couple years' worth of gains on one of NT's UK accounts.

Notes on the numbers above: House value estimates are approximate. (I do have my eye on a comparable listing for the UK flat, but it's been on the market a long time.) UK pension values updated about once a year. UK asset values and debt amounts are calculated figuring $1.25 for every British pound.

Note to self for net worth update

April 5th, 2019 at 03:45 pm

I got NT's annual notice on one of his pensions. (I must have missed at least one previous one, because even last year's value is more than what I have listed!)

So for our net worth update at the end of the month, I'll change this pension:
AV: 17,967 pounds ($22,459)

22,397 pounds ($27,996)

That'll be a nice boost for our retirement goal!

April 2019 debt payments

April 4th, 2019 at 08:06 am

All our mortgage payments hit:

US: $743 to principal
UK1: $180
UK2: $39
UK3: $40

All told that is $1,002 of debt paid off.

On a related note, we checked in with our UK property manager about selling the flat, but he's convinced the market is terrible right now because of Brexit uncertainty. So we're reupping with our current tenant for another year and will look at listing it next year if things have improved.

New balances:
US Mortgage $380,215
Loan from friends (duplex) $9,000
UK Mortgage 1 $30,689
UK Mortgage 2 $6,469
UK Mortgage 3 $6,813
TOTAL DEBT $433,186