Saturday, December 26, 2020

2021 Recap

Hi Everyone!

It’s been so long since I last posted. This year has gone by in a flash and has been such a bitter/sweet year. Just wanted to provide a brief update on the state of affairs for anyone still following.

I am doing really well and actually just got promoted again at the Bank. I will become one of the Regional Directors in January and I am super excited about the opportunity. 

Despite the pandemic this year, I received a 22% bonus and stock award. My total annual compensation this year was approximately $185k. I should surpass the $200k mark next year as I move into a higher bonus target with stock paying out over the next 3 years. Very blessed.

I moved back to my condo in October of last year and almost completely renovated. I just have to do the bathrooms. I am staying put for now. Some good things happened this year. I grew my liquidity, fully maxed out my retirement and refinanced the condo into a 15-year mortgage at 2.65%. The payment increased less than $100 and the condo is back in the black with a value of $142k (post renovation). Overall, I was able to grow my net worth by $155k this year. And, my net worth has grown almost $713k since moving home to my parent’s house for 5 years in late 2014. That was a super blessing. I actually miss being over at the house with them but they’re in my bubble so I see them often.

Below is a breakdown of the 6-year journey. Things are no longer tight and I feel like I have a good amount of discretionary income. I max out my 401k and aim to save at least another $20k per year outside of retirement. Most of that comes from the YE bonus and stock payout which was $30M this year after taxes. Coming from living paycheck to paycheck 6 years ago, I feel very fortunate every day. I still keep meticulous track of everything on spreadsheets. It's just pretty engrained at this point. 

Wishing you and your families a Happy Holiday and a better, more positive, more safe and more fruitful 2021!!!

1 comment:

Zuzu said...

Stopping in to say Hi. I periodically check your blog and see it looks like you've stopped posting. You've done a great job and I suspect you haven't updated the outstanding credit card balances. Hope all is well with you.