Wow, what a year 2019 was all around for us. We started the year with $628,000 and somehow have over $900,000 as of New Year's Eve for an increase of $273,000! It's absolutely mind-blowing what a big stock market year will do coupled with saving $10,000 a month from our paychecks. 12 months ago, we decided to make a change in our lives in that we didn't want to work until we were 60, so we embarked on our own FIRE journey. This past year, we purchased our second and third rental home, purchased a primary home, and continued to save as much as we could while working in NYC. We even managed to get pregnant with our first baby due in March 2020. Oh and thanks to travel hacking, we explored New Zealand, Australia, Faroe Islands, and Spain. All we can say is, keep saving, set goals, and make the most out of every opportunity that comes your way. Cheers!