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Old 10-21-2006, 02:05 PM   #21
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Congrats Sheryl

This is a lot more exciting and uplifting that the threat I thought about starting about being oh.... around $1.5M shy of my FIRE goal.

Don't despair. You might be surprised how quickly it will happen, as long as you're saving and investing, the money will grow while you're busy doing other things.

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SWEEEEEEEEETTT!!! it is wonderful to hit milestones, aint it? Especially when you get there ahead of your goal. Congratulations.
Yeah, it's a little scary. 4 years ago I had been hoping to RE in 13 years... Two LBYM misers finding each other was some sort of miracle but it sure accelerated our time line.
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Old 10-21-2006, 02:19 PM   #22
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Well... (a) the target number is already 15% higher than what we really intend to live on (b) we have about 3 yrs. of expenses in cash, and quite a bit more in bond funds, T-bonds. No TIPS yet but working on it.
Sounds like you won't need to worry too much about the market gyrations, so just enjoy.
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Old 10-26-2006, 09:09 PM   #23
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$2,257 to go....
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$2,257 to go....
My projection is that the market will take you there tomorrow. Or next week at the latest. Congrats!
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Just caught the thread! GL and keep going! Market looks pretty solid up till 2007 summer but you know how summers are..
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Congratulations! I love to hear stories like this. I'm still 12-18 months away but counting down everyday.
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Market looks pretty solid up till 2007 summer...
Uh...how dya know? Also, The Market is big, and not all of it goes up at once--which parts are going up? Are you including foreign?
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Uh...how dya know? Also, The Market is big, and not all of it goes up at once--which parts are going up? Are you including foreign?
Maybe he's just referring to the Berkshire Hathaway part...
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Old 10-27-2006, 11:53 AM   #29
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The Market is big, and not all of it goes up at once--which parts are going up?
Whichever parts I am invested in, of course.
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Uh...how dya know? Also, The Market is big, and not all of it goes up at once--which parts are going up? Are you including foreign?
Well you can look at earnings right now and guess about Q4 of this year and Q1 of next year. Sorry but my crystal ball putters out for Q2. IE the market looks solid up till the summer.
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Old 11-04-2006, 07:11 PM   #31
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ARGH. Going backwards: Need $4,660 now!
Might have to go sell some blood or something.

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The election buzz seems to be good for the market - I'm back down to a mere $1,400 to go. Must be something around here I can sell...

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I plan to get an election buzz later today... :P
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Depending on how the results go, I may need to get a buzz to console myself.
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However the results go, a little election day buzz is a good thing. Sort of like feeling full after Thanksgiving dinner. You wouldn't want to do it everyday, but it's a good thing that day!

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Congrats Sheryl.

The market has been good recently... I stopped working 8 months ago and it is quite satisfying to see my net worth higher now by a couple of years worth of spending.

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A couple years - woo hoo!

Once I get to "ground zero" I will probably buy a car, which will then put me back $20k again - but then I'll work 12 more months, so I should be well above my goal again by this time next year. Want to have the paid-off new vehicle before FIREing.
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As of last night I was at $286 to go.

Today will certainly push me over the line, even without tomorrow's paycheck!

Have a glass of bubbly in my honor.
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As of last night I was at $286 to go.

Today will certainly push me over the line, even without tomorrow's paycheck!

Have a glass of bubbly in my honor.
Congratulations!

That dripping sound you hear is me drooling with envy .

Enjoy it and be sure to chronicle your transition often.
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Excellant timing.
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