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Old 07-30-2006, 08:34 PM   #21
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Re: Maximum $$$ Saved in any given year

Best year for me was $118K 3 years ago. The following year $98K, then DW ER'd. Still managed $85k last year and on target for similar this year. - very dependent on my bonus.

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Re: Maximum $$$ Saved in any given year
Old 07-31-2006, 10:58 AM   #22
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Re: Maximum $$$ Saved in any given year

Originally Posted by mosaic
2005 was exellent yr for me. Maybe saved 60k canadian then went on a four month holiday/ home build in Bali...
Where is you home on Bali? Is it up near Ubud? or more coastal? We were there 20 years ago and really enjoyed the area around Ubud -- wonder what housing with a view costs in that part of the world these days?

In answer to the original post: 1999 was (and will remain) the biggest year of income-- capital gains-- in my life as I sold stock from the sale of my company into an overheated market. It was many times my annual income that year, and essentially made a comfortable ER possible for us in one swell foop. (We could have done a bare bones early retirement without that year's gains, but I'm not sure we could have gone down that road and been happy with it)

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