Here is a mid-year update on our retirement goals....--Net worth down almost 1% since 1/1/08. Now at 5.3 NW/AI at age 34.Current Portfolio:31% Picked Stocks (Top 4 holdings: SSD, BMY, BWLD, BUD)8% Stock Options17% 401k Mutual Funds (75% S&P500 index fund)37% California Real Estate (Our House Value*0.93-Mortgage)7% Fixed Income (Savings, CA-exempt MM)2008 Notes so far:Funded one 2008 Roth and one 2008 ERA so far. On par to fully fund 401k.Tough market so far with the S&P500 dropping 15%.Upward adjustment to AI.Increase in stock option value, BUD and BWLD have saved our net worth.Poor choice in dumping money into bank stocks a few months ago.FIRE at age 40 is looking impossible, but it is only a goal. Now with 2 kids, a 3+ month vacation later this year, and the desire to purchase a larger house will definitely affect our financial strategy over the next 12 months.NW/AI historical charthttp://pic40.picturetrail.com/VOL362/677161/15775683/3236302... 2007 Update: NW/AI=5.3http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=262435662006 Update: NW/AI=4.6http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=249993702005 Update: NW/AI=3.7http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=235078902004 Update: NW/AI=2.5http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=218426762003 Update: NW/AI=1.4http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=20380221--whyohwhyoh
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