Networth Stats

Thanks to Leigh of Leigh’s Financial Journey for this idea!

*note – I began tracking these stats as a single lady and although I am now legally married (as of 2016), I do not include my husband’s salary or savings in my networth numbers. My goals remain having $500k before my first child is born and $2M in retirement — for myself only, which includes being able to take my family on trips and to enjoy life, but is largely to cover the cost of retirement and quality elder care when I need it. My husband and I keep our finances separate, so it’s easy (for now) to track net worth separately as well.

Net Worth History

  • EOY 2007: $24,957
  • EOY 2008: $15,855 (-37%)
  • EOY 2009: $32,740 (206%)
  • EOY 2010: $88,598 (270%)
  • EOY 2011: $145k (64%)
  • EOY 2012: $200k (38%)
  • EOY 2013: $253k (26%)
  • EOY 2014: $299.5k (18%)
  • EOY 2015: $342.4k (14%)
  • EOY 2016: $416k (22%)
  • OY 2017: Goal: $500k!
Gross Income History

  • 2005: $15,000
  • 2006: $35,000
  • 2007: $50,000
  • 2008: $60,000
  • 2009: $60,000
  • 2010: $120,000
  • 2011: $90,000
  • 2012: $100,000
  • 2013: $110,000
  • 2014: $125,000
  • 2015: $160,000
  • 2016: $190,000
  • 2017: $130,000

Note: All numbers are rounded to the nearest $10,000.

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  2. Jake says:

    Interesting stats! I may have missed this somewhere else on your site, but how did you increase your income from 2009 to 2010? And why did your income drop from 2010 to 2011?

    You'll be in the 1% in no time!!

    1. Joy ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

      In 2010 I was laid off from my $60k per year job about half way through the year, and after a month of feeling like I'd never find another position, I found two! I had a contract for 6 months which paid $80 per hour and where some weeks I worked 60-70 hours. I also was working another contract for about 10-20 hours per week (I didn't sleep a lot during that time.) I quickly maxed out my 401k that year and increased my networth. However, I chose to move to a position I liked more with a smaller company that provided less salary, but a sizable amount of stock options. I could have stayed at that position, as I was offered an extension, but I felt this was the best professional move for myself. Thanks for the confidence. I doubt I'll ever be in the 1%, but I could be in the 2%.

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