What is your net worth?

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What is your net worth?

$0 - $100,000
24
5%
$0 - $100,000
24
5%
$100,000 - $500,000
99
22%
$500,000 - $1,000,000
85
19%
$500,000 - $1,000,000
85
19%
$2,000,000 - $3,000,000
58
13%
$3,000,000 - $5,000,000
41
9%
$5,000,000 - $7,500,000
15
3%
$7,500,000 - $10,000,000
5
1%
Over $10,000,000
13
3%
 
Total votes : 449

What is your net worth?

Postby RenoJay » Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:47 pm

What is your net worth and your age? (I can't figure out how to add age to the poll selection.)
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Postby The Wizard » Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:49 pm

You'd have to make a rectangular grid for a two-dimensional poll like you want.
We'd probably have to get upgraded forum software for that...
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Postby chaz » Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:53 pm

A curious thread.
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Postby Tyrobi » Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:58 pm

www.networthiq.com has comparison for net worth and age.
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Postby Ron » Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:59 pm

Single? Married (e.g. divide by 2)? Investable assets? Total assets (beyond what is investable, such as net worth of your home, personal property, etc.)?

Poll dosen't make sense. What is it that you are trying to measure or what do you really want to know? :wink:

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Postby Wannaretireearly » Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:55 pm

If someone is gonna start a multi-dimensional net worth thread, here are the parameters I would like to see:

1. Net Worth (however you want to calculate it)
2. Age
3. Annual current income (ballpark)
4. Annual current total costs (ballpark)

For me the # are:
1. ~$1M (woohoo! just realized this recently)
2. 32 (spouse 34)
3. ~$250k
4. ~$90-100k
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Postby NAVigator » Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:31 pm

Ron wrote:Single? Married (e.g. divide by 2)? Investable assets? Total assets (beyond what is investable, such as net worth of your home, personal property, etc.)?

Poll dosen't make sense. What is it that you are trying to measure or what do you really want to know? :wink:

- Ron


Agree with Ron. All that really matters is how are you doing and will you meet your goals.

Comparison to others is difficult. Like the children in Lake Wobegon; all the Bogleheads are above average. Wealth is like driving on the highway; there is always someone ahead of you. :)

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Postby chaz » Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:44 pm

Wannaretireearly wrote:If someone is gonna start a multi-dimensional net worth thread, here are the parameters I would like to see:

1. Net Worth (however you want to calculate it)
2. Age
3. Annual current income (ballpark)
4. Annual current total costs (ballpark)

For me the # are:
1. ~$1M (woohoo! just realized this recently)
2. 32 (spouse 34)
3. ~$250k
4. ~$90-100k


You are gonnaretireearly.
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Postby gkaplan » Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:13 pm

We've had this poll before, haven't we?
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Postby norookie » Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:25 pm

chaz wrote:A curious thread.
They're always up there Chaz, Your 'presence' on the forum, i'm surprised you didn't call dupe. No doubt everyones had ups and downs, and LEARNED. I think its personal, I'm worth 1 dollar. :roll:
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Postby sperry8 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:34 pm

If we held this poll just 2 years ago... everyone's net worth would've been much lower. Mine was 50% less! Certainly happy it's 2 years later, but who know what will happen. Could just as easily be back down in 2 more years. So... a better question is how long will my money last? I draw down about 3.5%... all my tables and analysis have that lasting til my mid 80's. But hey, it's subject to change :)
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Postby FrugalInvestor » Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:29 pm

Wish I was closer to the top rather than the bottom of my range. :cry:
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Postby Delayed Gratification » Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:01 pm

Where's the negative option? Can't assume everyone has made it to zero... :lol:
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Postby RenoJay » Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:14 pm

gkaplan wrote:We've had this poll before, haven't we?


Sorry. Maybe we have, but I hadn't seen it.
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Postby RenoJay » Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:11 am

Ron wrote:Single? Married (e.g. divide by 2)? Investable assets? Total assets (beyond what is investable, such as net worth of your home, personal property, etc.)?

Poll dosen't make sense. What is it that you are trying to measure or what do you really want to know? :wink:

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Ron, good questions. I actually hadn't thought it out that much. I think I'm looking at total household net worth regardless of maritial status. The main thing I want to know is how Bogleheads stack up against the general populace plus (if we're being honest) I think a little financial voyeurism is fun.
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Postby RenoJay » Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:13 am

Wannaretireearly wrote:If someone is gonna start a multi-dimensional net worth thread, here are the parameters I would like to see:

1. Net Worth (however you want to calculate it)
2. Age
3. Annual current income (ballpark)
4. Annual current total costs (ballpark)

For me the # are:
1. ~$1M (woohoo! just realized this recently)
2. 32 (spouse 34)
3. ~$250k
4. ~$90-100k


That's a great ratio of income to expenses. I sure hope you're spending the extra investing in gold, racing horses and dotcoms.
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Postby chaz » Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:01 pm

RenoJay wrote:
Ron wrote:Single? Married (e.g. divide by 2)? Investable assets? Total assets (beyond what is investable, such as net worth of your home, personal property, etc.)?

Poll dosen't make sense. What is it that you are trying to measure or what do you really want to know? :wink:

- Ron


Ron, good questions. I actually hadn't thought it out that much. I think I'm looking at total household net worth regardless of maritial status. The main thing I want to know is how Bogleheads stack up against the general populace plus (if we're being honest) I think a little financial voyeurism is fun.


For a little financial voyeurism, join the IRS.
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Postby scrabbler1 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:12 pm

"1. Net Worth (however you want to calculate it)
2. Age
3. Annual current income (ballpark)
4. Annual current total costs (ballpark) "

(1) Just under $1.1M, excluding the co-op apartment I own outright, including taxable and IRA investments.

(2) 47 and retired for 2 years. Single and childfree.

(3) About $32k in mostly taxable bond fund dividends, excluding spikes in income from unexpected cap gains distributions.

(4) About $22k.
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Postby fundtalker123 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 6:16 pm

Without knowing how to discount future tax bills, I honestly don't know.
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Re: What is your net worth?

Postby letsgobobby » Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:45 am

poll is screwed up - two entries for $0.5m to $1.0m. was it always this way?
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Re: What is your net worth?

Postby likegarden » Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:11 am

One entry range is missing.
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Re: What is your net worth?

Postby Sheepdog » Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:04 pm

What is my net worth? Which net? My wife's hairnet or my fish net? Neither one is worth much.
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Re: What is your net worth?

Postby Lollytiger » Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:05 pm

My net worth isn't that high, but I have a really big gross worth.
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Re: What is your net worth?

Postby jidina80 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:01 am

The results of this poll are so encouraging for Bogleheads!

If one's investing behavior resembles Bogle's advice of broad diversification with exposure to both stocks and bonds, in low-cost funds, most survey respondents are on the right track.

It's true that the first million is the hardest. After that, the compounding of returns helps tremendously. For most investors, when one passes the $2 million point, after-tax returns are usually a bigger determinant of growth of wealth than newly invested capital, but keep investing!

Young investors, you have the biggest advantage: Time. Ignore the noise and invest like your future depends on it. It does.

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Postby joha31 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:54 am

Delayed Gratification wrote:Where's the negative option? Can't assume everyone has made it to zero... :lol:


+1 but getting closer every month.
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Re: What is your net worth?

Postby tadamsmar » Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:52 am

There is a typo in the pool, the 1 to 2 million range is not specified correctly
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Re: What is your net worth?

Postby rustymutt » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:35 am

Your poll is flawed. You put in $500K to 1,000K twice, and left out $1,000K to 1,500K.
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Re: What is your net worth?

Postby Exige » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:55 pm

I love this part of your post!

jidina80 wrote:Young investors, you have the biggest advantage: Time. Ignore the noise and invest like your future depends on it. It does.

Just
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Re: What is your net worth?

Postby kirent » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:16 pm

And this is the problem with bumping threads made before the forum upgrade.
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Postby guitarguy » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:34 pm

Delayed Gratification wrote:Where's the negative option? Can't assume everyone has made it to zero... :lol:


:?
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Re: What is your net worth?

Postby Mudpuppy » Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:31 pm

rustymutt wrote:Your poll is flawed. You put in $500K to 1,000K twice, and left out $1,000K to 1,500K.

The poll isn't flawed. It got broken in the forum upgrade, as did all polls created on the old version.
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