Originally Posted by meekie
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.