What d'ya know!
My retirement funds have finally caught up and passed their prior high mark of $174,518, set in October, 2007.
Mathmatically, of course, this isn't quite true, since I have been faithfully depositing over $1000 a month into the account ever since.
BUT, psychologically, it feels like I've turned a corner in my accounts and that my retirement is, once again, back on track.
As of yesterday, I now have $175,089 in the 401(k) and 403(b) plans.
According to Financial Engines, I have an 83% chance of retiring on $50,000 a year, provided I keep saving at the same rate.
Since I honestly think I can live pretty easily on $36,000 a year once my debts and house are paid off, I'm ecstatic!