September 19, 2007

Retirement Account Forecasting

To help keep myself motivated on our early retirement goal, I like to review our 20 year retirement account forecast from time-to-time.

I was happy to see today that our current retirement account balances (assuming no additional contributions) should be worth just over $100,000 in 20 years. I calculated this using an 8% average return rate, which I believe to be conservative given that the historical average return rate of the stock market is ~10%.

Obviously, we plan to continue contributing to our retirement accounts, and even hopefully increase our contributions; it’s just nice to envision what our sacrifices now will be worth later, God willing.

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