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Old 04-09-2013, 06:37 PM   #21
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Thank you very, VERY much for all the congrats! I appreciate every one of the kind words you have expressed here!!!

I consider myself very fortunate to get to this point. It did take some LBYM to get here, but I feel blessed that my genes gave me good enough intelligence, my family education, and my life numerous opportunities to lead me to a lucrative career. (I had no specific goals or ambition to speak of until about 15 years ago.)

My NW will certainly fluctuate up and down as the market (hopefully less), but it sure feels good to be here at this level today.

Congrats to some of you who hit the same mark and other marks recently! It feels pretty good, doesn't it. I cannot wait to start spending some (Just kidding!!!)

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Old 04-09-2013, 07:06 PM   #22
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Congratulations !
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:11 PM   #23
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Congrats on your significant milestone!

I have just recently passed that point. When I was at 500K point it was exciting anticipating getting to the 1M mark. When it finaly happened I was happy but a little disappointed. When I think that a majority of that amount is in traditional 401Ks, rollovers, etc. reality dictates that taxes will need to be accounted for so 1M now , while a significant mark, is actually somewhat less. When growing up 1M was the golden grail of achievement whereas now 1M isn't what it use to be. Hopefully, with the continued use of compounding, the second 1M will be easier to reach. Who knows in this market.
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:52 PM   #24
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It is threads like these that give me this weird jealousy/drive to do it myself. Congratulations op, that is a serious accomplishment that most could only dream of. But you did it with discipline and setting a plan in motion. Great work!
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:15 PM   #25
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Congratulations! When I passed that mark I really started to feel that FIRE was a possibility. So "keep on keeping on"!
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:16 PM   #26
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Congratulations!!

I know the feeling you are describing... Such a significant milestone, but not a topic you feel comfortable sharing with others. Still, you should be very proud of yourself.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:27 PM   #27
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Congrats! The first million is the hardest.
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:24 PM   #28
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That's awesome. I like the details you added about your first post being 5 years ago and how it shows consistent effort bearing fruit.

Hope to join you in a year or two.
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:26 PM   #29
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Now that's what I'm talkin about! Adjusting asset allocation now?
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:55 PM   #30
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:07 PM   #31
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Congratulations...it's wonderful hearing good news!
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grats! An exciting milestone for sure!
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:34 PM   #33
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:18 PM   #34
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Its a great milestone! Fortunately you usually get to repeat it a few times as the market gyrates...
LOL that happened to me several times in the last few years. At least now I am safely over $1.1M so unless there is some huge drop in the market I will not have to "celebrate" this milestone again.

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Congrats! We're looking forward to that milestone too, though it's still ~5 years out.
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Awesome! (but stop biting your nails.)


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Congrats and hoping there are many more to come for you
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:50 AM   #38
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I consider myself very fortunate to get to this point. It did take some LBYM to get here, but I feel blessed that my genes gave me good enough intelligence, my family education, and my life numerous opportunities to lead me to a lucrative career. (I had no specific goals or ambition to speak of until about 15 years ago.)
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Congratulations on your milestone ! Its a BIG one and you did all the right things to get there. Please be proud of yourself
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A million here, a million there ...
Pretty soon, you'll be talking about real money!


Nice job, and I like your attitude about it -- very realistic.
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