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View Poll Results: For those of you in your 40's and looking to ER. What is your Net Worth not including Personal Resid
< 250K 5 4.13%
250K - 500K 11 9.09%
500K - 750K 12 9.92%
750K - 1.0MM 18 14.88%
1.0MM - 1.25 MM 12 9.92%
1.25MM - 1.5 MM 14 11.57%
1.5MM - 2.0MM 16 13.22%
>2.0MM 33 27.27%
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Old 02-07-2007, 12:48 PM   #21
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I'm 37 now, so I didn't vote, but since NW growth is probably exponential, I could see a big difference between those who are 41 and those who are 49, and this poll has no way to distinguish. I think the differences would be particularly acute among FIRE-minded individuals.

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Old 02-07-2007, 06:52 PM   #22
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I knew paying off the house was wrong. My net worth would look higher in the poll if I could just convince the wife to move on the boat.
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Didn't answer cause I'm 50+, but I had $226,000 in my 401k on my last day as a forty-something...
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I could increase my net worthy by taking out an HELOC and buying stocks with the procedes.
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Will people in their 20's see this same tripling (i.e. Dow 36,000 in 12 years)?
In all likelihood yes.

3x in 12 years is just about 9.5% per year . . . somewhat south of the long-run average equity return.

Here's hoping for average equity returns!
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I could increase my net worthy by taking out an HELOC and buying stocks with the procedes.
Only if the stocks go up in value.

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Only if the stocks go up in value.

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Heh, heh, heh. People always forget that leverage works the other way too.
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In all likelihood yes.
Here's hoping for average equity returns!
I have always said that the key for our generation is a reasonable stock market return. I would be happy with 8-10% on average over the next 10 years. While this has happened over the long run, there are rough patches, and hopefully this will not be the case.
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When I voted, I did not include the pension that DH will receive.

My question is, if you will be receiving a pension of $1k a month for life, would you consider $300k in your net worth? I'm assuming the $300k because if you had a SWR of 4% in this amount, it would equal $12k a year.
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My question is, if you will be receiving a pension of $1k a month for life, would you consider $300k in your net worth? I'm assuming the $300k because if you had a SWR of 4% in this amount, it would equal $12k a year.
Yes, if it's COLA'd. If not, then use a multiple of 15X instead.
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Only if the stocks go up in value.

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I would have to lose everything. I didn't count my primary residence in the poll. If I mortgaged it to the hilt, took out 400,000, then lost 100,000, my net worth would be up $300,000 for the purposes of this poll.
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