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Retirement savings total

May 8th, 2013 at 08:00 am

Gotta love this hot market! My work 403b is up to $314,819.69 as of today. Add that to $61,377.68 in IRAs and I have a grand total of $376,197.37 in retirement funds. I will enjoy that total while it lasts! The sad part is that the IRA amount should be a lot higher, but the money in my IRAs is not invested. Doh. I have been putting off making the decision of how to invest the money for way too many years. I guess thereís no time like the present, though, and I will have to tackle that task very soon.

I have been pretty much house-bound for the past week after spraining my ankle on a leisurely stroll along my street two Sundays ago. My foot twisted off the raised blacktop of the road (itís a rural area with no sidewalks) and I went down hard. I sprained my ankle, but thankfully there were no bone fractures or chips and I didnít suffer any other injuries, except for some sore muscles for a few days after the fall. I didnít hit my head and didnít injure my wrists even though I landed on them very hard. My camera was in my hand and got crushed, so time to get a new one. Luckily, I have good insurance through work, so most of the doctor, x-ray and air-splint costs should be covered. I injured my left ankle and have a car with manual transmission, so I wasnít able to drive for a week. At least I saved on gas money! I got an air-splint yesterday that has allowed me to walk slowly and drive, and Iím now back at work. I got a ride in one day last week and used crutches, but it was such a hassle that I worked at home until I was able to get the splint. It was great being able to hang out with my sweet Jubes (photo below).

The sprained ankle is a major inconvenience, but Iím keeping it in perspective by thinking about the Boston bombing victims who lost limbs. It will take time, but I will fully heal, so I can definitely deal with this injury.

6 Responses to “Retirement savings total”

  1. PatientSaver Says:

    Love that photo! Looks a lot like my floor (fir planks?)... What a cutie that Jubes is. Sorry to hear about that awful fall.

  2. starfishy Says:

    PSaver - thanks! Smile i think my floor is pine - the planks are lighter than they appear in this photo. it was taken using late afternoon sun streaming thru the window and everything took on a richer tone than normal.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Cute kitty!! I'm sure you will heal relatively fast. Take care.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Sorry about the ankle...hope you are pain free.

  5. monkeymama Says:

    Starfishy - great job on the retirement savings!!

  6. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Ouch! Falls are no fun, especially when you get hurt. Hope you recover soon.

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