Okay, time to brag. Last night, I hit a new financial milestone: $750K. Hopefully my bragging won't jinx it!
Just out of curiosity, I went back and looked at my spreadsheet, which goes back to March 1998. Around that timeframe, I was finally recovering from a divorce, and able to save and invest, rather than just pay off debt. By that point, I think I did still have about $10K left in debt from the divorce, which I paid off by November of '98.
Anyway, in March '98, I had about $21K saved up.
By February 2005, I had $250K (took 83 months)
By October 2009 it was $500K (took about 57 months)
Now August 2012, it's $750K (took about 34 months)
With luck, the next big milestone, $1M, will come even quicker! Provided, I didn't just curse myself.