My girlfriend’s parents are lovely people. They did everything right. They worked hard, raised a wonderful family, and saved and invested diligently. They met all of their financial goals, having saved enough to retire, send their kids off to their own lives, and travel the world.
Summer is officially here and June means it’s a three pay check month – not that I’m spending any more than I need to.
In fact, even though in a three pay check month I technically saved over 66% 69.55% of my income (this number has been revised to include pension deductions at reader advice), I’m still not doing as well as I’d hoped, overspending to $2,135.41 for the month. What did that look like?
How my wealth has grown by saving over 50% of my income and investing the rest.
Since finishing my second degree in 2015, I’ve made some pretty decent strides in terms of my net worth. So right now: that’s a $110,000 net worth, excluding pension contributions and tangible assets that I own, like my car – basically, whatever I can access at the bank.
Earlier in the year at 27, I was pretty shocked to see that I had cracked the six figure savings mark so fast. So how did I get here?