Originally Posted by 73ss454
Through this whole mess for the last few years I haven't touched a thing on my port although I was tempted. Won't be happy till I'm back where I was in Oct of 07. So I just sit and wait, I hope it happens in my life time.
If you don't mind me asking, how far do you have to go, percentage-wise, to get to your October 2007 high? As of Friday's market close, I figure I'm pretty close. Another 5% rise, and I'm back there.
Actually, in just gross dollars, I'm well above my 2007 peak, but I've also kept investing. I'm calculating my 2007 peak + everything I've added since then as the number I need to be at to be "whole" again.
Sad thing is, I don't feel as excited about it now. Back in October 2007, I felt like I was on top of the world. But today, even though I'm almost back to that point, I feel kinda broke. I guess partly because yeah, I'm almost back to where I was, but it's also three years later. And, this morning, I noticed the drip pan under the water heater was full of water, so I'm guessing it's time for a new water heater.
Funny how I can be almost back to an all-new financial high, yet fret about a water heater that might cost $400-500 or whatever.