Mel’s Recap of 2013

It’s that time of the year again! To look back and review my 2013 accomplishments. You can read about the goals I’ve set for myself for 2013 in detail here.

1. Max out my 401k. The maximum contribution limit for 2013 was $17,500. Though I did not reach that goal, I double my contributions from the previous year. I’m satisfied with my contributed amount for 2013 and I think it is a good goal to keep annually until I retire.

2. Redo my 401k portfolio. Truthfully I haven’t given each fund that I allocate to much thought, but I did pull myself away from stable value or money market funds that had returns barely above inflation. I revisited all my funds every 2-3 months and am glad to report that I had a 2013 return of 13%. Continue reading