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There have been a few tweaks in the ThyPeace household finances, but nothing major. We are just continuing to plug away. I am now old enough (I turn 50 this year) to make catch-up TSP contributions, so have shifted things to max that out. Another $6,000 into retirement savings seems like a good idea. DH is also maxing his contributions as of last year, too, so we have a tidy combined contribution of $48k per year. It makes for a nice steady increase in the balances, that's for sure. As an added note, the combined flow of funds into our household account continues to make for easier overall daily money management.

And we still have not just paid off the mortgage.

Here is the original post about the mortgage:

And here is the most recent update:


Date Balance

January, 2013 $ 354,000
June, 2015 $ 330,466
February, 2016 $ 297,421
August, 2016 $ 272,811
October, 2016 $ 260,225
December, 2016 $ 255,747

Since June 2015 $ 74,719

Hmmm. Nearly $75k in a year and a half. Nice.

ThyPeace, may need new goals soon. But that's a post for a different time.
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