I have maxed out my 2017 Roth! I have been tracking my contributions all year and they are as follows:
So now I will work on getting another $2,000 into a taxable brokerage account. This morning I transferred $695 into my taxable account. My hope is to contribute $9,500 into retirement for the year. I did $2,000 into my 2016 Roth, $5,500 into my 2017 Roth and hope to get $2,000 into a taxable account.
Next year, I plan to contribute $10,000 towards retirement and I plan to add $500 a year to that total each year until the number becomes completely unrealistic. I'll keep my fingers crossed that I am saving enough fast enough.