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Old 04-20-2013, 10:30 PM   #61
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Originally Posted by meekie View Post
Started in April 2012, then Sept, then December. It's stayed above there since Dec, and now that we've had a few good months it looks pretty solid.

Congrats to the OP! It's such a big milestone, I think you expect to feel different, but it's really doesn't change things that much.
For myself, it was a weird feeling, since I never expected to reach anything like that, given my career choice, although marrying well and having two earners made it possible (and being lucky in investing) for us.

I think we passed it (in investments) about 20 months ago in July, then saw it go down almost immediately, only to recover after 15 months ago, which reinforced the vicissitudes of the markets. It also (when we went back over the mark) did reinforce for me, however, the possibility of an early semi-retirement for me, as well as for my DW, who is younger. We're now planning semi-retirement anywhere from 2-3 years, although I'll semi-retire and she will work for a few more years, since she is younger. Unless the market collapses.

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Old 04-22-2013, 01:34 PM   #62
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That is still rich in the middle of the country.

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Old 05-09-2013, 07:18 AM   #63
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I hit the $1M of investable assets yesterday for the second time. It felt better when I did it in Dec 2006, sure was a bumpy ride in-between but I have enjoyed 5 years of only working part-time as well.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:21 PM   #64
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Originally Posted by sheehs1 View Post
A BIG Congratulations! It can be amazing after accumulating the first million to watch how fast the compounding works on top of savings contributions on your way to 1.5m or 2.0m.

True for us. I think we passed it (net worth) 2 years and eight months ago and just hit 1.5 last month (I think). The market moonshot has done most of it, of course, as well as debt reduction. And the youngest graduating college last June; paying for two at the same time a couple years before was brutal. Now it feels like we're spending like drunken sailors and still saving more than seems possible.
Congrats for hitting the 7 figure milestone--kind of the marathoner's wall.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:09 PM   #65
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Congrats! It has to be a great feeling. We are getting close, but markets have to keep cooperating.

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