Retirement Nestegg Report – November 2014

Another all time high for my retirement nestegg and my investments outperformed the SP500 index this month. In addition I have finally bumped up my 401k contribution starting this month to do a little catchup before the end of the year. I have been horribly lacking in this category only contributing 5% of my salary the last 4-5 years as we turbocharged our house/land purchasing funds. I look forward to maxing out my 401k in 2015 for the first time in what seems forever.

In addition I will be adding child #5 in 2015. It was kind of unexpected surprise and I’m convinced my wife just never wants to have to get a job so keeps spitting out kids every time it looks like we might finally go to two incomes.

Taxable Account – $6,448.08 (+7.53%)
Traditional Rollover IRA – $35,209.52 (+8.31%)
My Roth IRA – $119,994.16 (+4.11%)
Wife Roth IRA – $71,031.80 (+4.82%)
Traditional 401k – $207,920.90 (+2.65%)

Roth/Traditional % = 43.39% (tax free)

Total Retirement Nest Egg $440,604.46 (+3.89%)
Retirement Salary (4%) – $17,624.18

Monthly Contributions $1,601.98 (401k)
SPY Performance 2.45%
My Monthly Investment Performance +3.52% (+1.07% vs SP500)
My Monthly Individual Stocks Performance +5.03% (+2.58% vs SP500)

Retirement Nestegg Report – October 2014

Our nestegg grew this month slightly but our investments trailed the SP500 significantly for the 2nd straight month. Well I have now maxed out both my wife and my Roth IRAs for 2014. We will now focus on building up our our taxable investment accounts as well as finding ways to save in the cost of constructing our new house. I’m trying to convince my wife that despite me having zero woodworking experience that I can build use kitchen cabinets, tables, and other things for our house. So far I have not been so convincing.

Taxable Account – $5,996.60 (-3.23%)
Traditional Rollover IRA – $32,506.79 (-0.97%)
My Roth IRA – $115,261.35 (-1.05%)
Wife Roth IRA – $67,767.15 (+4.71%)
Traditional 401k – $202,558.56 (+2.27%)

Roth/Traditional % = 43.39% (tax free)

Total Retirement Nest Egg $424,090.45 (+1.54%)

Monthly Contributions $758.84 (401k) $2500 Wife Roth IRA
SPY Performance 2.36%
My Monthly Investment Performance +0.76% (-1.60)% vs SP500)
My Monthly Individual Stocks Performance -0.25% (-2.61% vs SP500)

Retirement Nestegg Report – September 2014

Well this month my nestegg shrunk and my investments under performed the SP500 index. I have a few more contributions to make to max out my wife’s Roth IRA and then I am going to start working on increasing my taxable account. I have not maxed out my 401k in a number of years and just put the bare minimum in to get my employers matching money.

While my individual stocks that I invest in my IRAs and taxable accounts are much more volatile it has been impressive how much they have outperformed my 401k which is primarily invested in index funds. On top of having more control I do at some point want to access my retirement nestegg to say retire and that will hopefully be long before age 59.5 so growing up a sizable taxable account will give them ability to make that jump when the time comes.

Anyway here is the report.

Taxable Account – $6,196.92(+4.08%)
Traditional Rollover IRA – $32,194.30 (-5.42%)
My Roth IRA – $116,482.53 (-2.76%)
Wife Roth IRA – $64,717.58 (-3.72%)
Traditional 401k – $198,055.40 (-2.19%)

Roth/Traditional % = 43.39% (tax free)

Total Retirement Nest Egg $417,646.73 (-2.76%)

Monthly Contributions $758.84 (401k) $1000 Wife Roth IRA
SPY Performance -1.55%
My Monthly Investment Performance -3.17% (-1.62% vs SP500)
My Monthly Individual Stocks Performance -3.70% (-2.15% vs SP500)

Retirement Nestegg Report – August 2014

Well another new all time high for my retirement nestegg and good performance by my portfolio. It’s amazing the growth of my nestegg the last few years and this has been an amazing time to have a good chunk of money invested in the stock market. I really wish I had more invested :-)

Taxable Account – $5,953.96(+2.16%)
Traditional Rollover IRA – $ 34,038.64 (5.66%)
My Roth IRA – $119,793.68 (+8.54%)
Wife Roth IRA – $$67,215.02 (+8.24%)
Traditional 401k – $202,494.53 (+4.22%)

Roth/Traditional % = 42.60% (tax free)

Total Retirement Nest Egg $429,495.83 (+6.10%)

Monthly Contributions $1,138.26 (401k) $2500 Roth IRA
SPY Performance 3.77%
My Monthly Investment Performance +5.20% (+1.43% vs SP500)
My Monthly Individual Stocks Performance +6.65% (+2.88% vs SP500)

Retirement Nestegg Report – July 2014

Taxable Account – $5,828.28(+6.15%)
Traditional Rollover IRA – $32,215.25 (-7.11%)
My Roth IRA – $110,364.18 (-1.51%)
Wife Roth IRA – $62,098.14 (-0.23%)
Traditional 401k – $194,298.56 (-1.90%)

Roth/Traditional % = 42.60% (tax free)

Total Retirement Nest Egg $404,804.41 (-1.87%)

Monthly Contributions $758.84 (401k)
SPY Performance -1.51%
My Monthly Investment Performance -2.05% (-0.54% vs SP500)
My Monthly Individual Stocks Performance -1.85% (-0.34% vs SP500)

Retirement Nestegg Report – June 2014

Well a pretty good month for me. My investments crushed the SP 500 index and my retirement nestegg grew by almost $25k in just one month which I think is a record for me and is more than my retirement nestegg was worth when I started this blog in December of 2005 and did my first nestegg report. Compound interest is a beautiful thing.

Taxable Account – $5,490.86 (+7.68%)
Traditional Rollover IRA – $34,681.76 (+13.71%)
My Roth IRA – $112,056.67 (+8.44%)
Wife Roth IRA – $62,243.25 (+9.60%)
Traditional 401k – $198,046.80 (+3.17%)

Roth/Traditional % = 42.25% (tax free)

Total Retirement Nest Egg $412,519.34 (+6.41%)

Monthly Contributions $1000 (Wife Roth IRA) $758.84 (401k)
SPY Performance +1.91%
My Monthly Investment Performance +5.95% (+4.04% vs SP500)
My Monthly Individual Stocks Performance +9.07% (+7.16% vs SP500)

Retirement Nestegg Report – May 2014

Well nothing too exciting this month – I gained some of the lost ground to the SP500 the last few months and I made $4000 in contributions to our Roth IRA accounts. The good news is I didn’t have any five or six figure purchases this month so I feel a little bit more frugal than I did last month :-)

Taxable Account – $5,099.04 (+2.99%)
Traditional Rollover IRA – $30,500.70 (-1.23%)
My Roth IRA – $103,334.94 (+7.92%)
Wife Roth IRA – $56,790.05 (+5.32%)
Traditional 401k – $191,961.67 (+2.52%)

Roth/Traditional % = 41.30% (tax free)

Total Retirement Nest Egg $387,686.40 (+4.01%)

Monthly Contributions $3000 (My Roth IRA) $1000 (Wife Roth IRA) $753.77 (401k)
SPY Performance +2.10%
My Monthly Investment Performance +2.74% (+0.64% vs SP500)
My Monthly Individual Stocks Performance +3.37% (+1.27% vs SP500)