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Old 04-09-2013, 03:14 PM   #1
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Passed the 1M mark

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!

tmm
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:20 PM   #2
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Congrats, tmm99!!! Great work.

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Old 04-09-2013, 03:21 PM   #3
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Nicely done! Quicken told me I went over $1M in February -- which was apparently my last Megacorp's sign that I had enough....
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Congratulations! When it comes to milestones this is one of the big ones.
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Congratulations! When it comes to milestones this is one of the big ones.
Way to go!
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:40 PM   #6
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:02 PM   #9
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Congratulations. Remember, the first million is the hardest.
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That's a tremendous accomplishment. Especially for a LBYM type. Makes all those sacrifices worth it. Now go treat yourself!!!
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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.
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AWEWSOME! We also (barely) broke the 7-digit NW last month. I'm waiting for it to stay there a few months before I tell DH.
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Its a great milestone! Fortunately you usually get to repeat it a few times as the market gyrates...
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You're in the money...
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Congratulations! It's a great feeling.

Cheers!
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Its a great milestone! Fortunately you usually get to repeat it a few times as the market gyrates...
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:49 PM   #17
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Congratulations. I think I might have joined the club too but is the current value of future pensions included in calculating NW?
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Congrats!! It takes some good old perseverance to get there. I'm about 1% away from 2M myself and still pinch myself now and then that it's real.
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Congratulations ! Way to go !
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:20 PM   #20
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sweet! I know how it feels. Hope next one comes in five years too. Congrats
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