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My Retirement Fund

August 17th, 2012 at 09:50 am

My retirement fund is at six digits. Today. And, just barely. I was close the last time the markets boomed, but didn't quite get there.

A year ago, I reported on this blog that for every dollar I had invested in retirement, I owed 20 cents in credit card debt. Today, for every dollar I have invested in retirement, I owe 6 cents in credit card debt. Six years ago, that was a one to one ratio.

On the personal side, my youngest daughter sprained her ankle a couple of days ago. I took her to a playground while DW was at an appointment. It isn't a very nice playground, and the traffic compacted track around the merry-go-round has tree roots growing in it. She tripped on one of the tree roots. So, it just goes to show that there is a reason for the extreme and expensive safety measures at the modern play grounds.

6 Responses to “My Retirement Fund”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Great job on the retirement fund and lower debt! Sorry about your daughter.

  2. Swimgirl Says:

    I love looking at this type of ratios! Excellent progress!

  3. baselle Says:

    Congrats on the six figures. When I was at that stage, mine dipped a bit then came back. A few more additions and it will remain at six. Then the next stage is six with a "2" in front of it. Smile

  4. MonkeyMama Says:


  5. Jerry Says:

    We have been living in SE Europe for several years, and the old playgrounds there lead to injuries all the time. They are just now starting to introduce new equipment in some areas, but it is rare and there is no insurance that there will be good upkeep for the new stuff. It's really hazardous.

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Way to lower the debt to retirement ratio!

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