WOW.. 2016 was a wild ride for us but lots of fun. We had a record spending year and our Net Worth still ended being up at the end of the year. We bought a new house this year and took many vacations. We had several friends and family which came and visited us last year.
We did stay Debt Free for the year which is always a goal of ours each year without listing it out. I was Semi-Retired during the year since I did do some work outside the house for a couple of companies.
I spent the months of September and October back in the Midwest cleaning out my Mom’s house and getting her settled in a Nursing Home. It was good to see her, my sister and all our family in Minnesota. I also got to spend a lot of time with Jay and other friends in the Midwest. Plus my Golf clubs got a lot of use when I was back there.
In 2016 I did win another Golf Channel Event which was fun. I did only play in 5 events for the year due to buying a new house and everything else we had going on. I doubt we ever have another year like 2016 for spending and will end with that. 2016 Numbers Breakdown;
The Stock Market was nice to us in the months of November and December after Trump own the election. 2016 RE Wife didn’t track her expenses but she is going to try to in 2017. I have been tracking mine each month for over 30 years now. As you can see by our 2016 numbers it was a crazy and wild year for spending but I feel we will be back on track in 2017. Our house is set now.
Below are our 2017 Goals for the year;
Go to 6 New Restaurants with RE Wife
Join a Bowling league with RE Wife
Lose 20lbs of Weight for Me
Golf over 60 Rounds
Take Boys to 6 Movies
Take Boys to 3 Special Events
Family Vacation Take Folks on Vacation to Santa Monica, CA
Family Vacation to the Midwest
Family Vacation to Utah National Parks
Invest $6,500 in my Roth IRA
RE Wife Invest $5.500 in Roth IRA
Save $5,000 more in Emergency Fund
RE Wife Save $1,000 more in Emergency Fund
Write 1 New Book on Retirement
I will be posting our results each month to help give everyone a insight to our journey of retiring early and following my passions. RE Wife we will track her progress towards her retirement goals also but with her Insurance benefits and qualifying for her work Pension it will be many years down the road unless Mills Way followers would grow really large.
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