I haven't been posting or reading much lately, but I was compelled to report this today.
I know this is not much for a lot of folks here, but I have been looking forward to this day for a while. I don't even know when I passed the 1M mark. I just checked the history of Mint and it says I went passed 1M last February. (from Jan of 948K to Feb of 1.14M)
It's weird. I think my NW was about $902K in December, and now it's over $1.15M, so it's not like I put in a lot of money in the last 5 months. It looks like the biggest increase was with my current 401K where I get the matching as well as some extra from my employer.
I was really looking forward to this day, and I am happy, but I am not as jazzed as I thought I would be. Maybe because I know this is just luck (the market has been very good for the last several months.) and the market can turn south any time? It's a different kind of happy from being frugal and saving money, for sure.
Anyway, I don't have anybody I can share this little bit of joy with, except for you folks here, so yep, I hit the 1M mark. I don't know how long it will last, but for now, I am looking pretty good.
I was reading my first post in this forum - 5 years ago, I had about 650K, making about 20% less money than now. I survived the market crash (stayed the course plus I am still w*rking, so extra money was put into the market).... I don't think my income will increase any more at this point, but I am saving more, so I feel pretty good about that.
Thank you for reading!