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Old 12-06-2007, 07:37 AM   #21
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Well done.

Now don't get discouraged as the market wobbles - you'll cross that same line a few more times (in both directions) before sustained gains put you out of reach once and for all!
Good work. That is a wonderful threshold to cross. But RIT is right, you will likely wobble under and over - don't let that discourage you.

DW and I crossed a significant threshold in October, fell back under and are edging closer again now. It always seems nice to carry the gain across into a new year. Keep you fingers crossed.
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Old 12-06-2007, 08:24 AM   #22
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I wanted to brag about reaching my goal but couldn't think of anyone to brag to without incurring unintended ill will etc. I received my cash out of holiday and vacation hours not used. It put me over the 1mm mark! (home equity not included)

You guys understand! Having 1mm in cash/stocks etc. is not that unusual on this board.
Congratulations on your milestone....and what a wonderful early Christmas present !!
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Old 12-06-2007, 09:52 AM   #23
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To echo everyone else, congratulations. I'd like to see that number someday.
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Old 12-06-2007, 10:02 AM   #24
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...I'd like to see that number someday.
Amen to that.

Congratulations and well done!
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Old 12-06-2007, 11:18 AM   #25
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I'd like to see that number someday.
Well if the market continues as it has in 2007 he'll have several opportunities to see it. I've passed through my number about 6 times this year; 3 up and 3 down ...

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Old 12-07-2007, 01:08 AM   #26
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Good going! Just proves it can be done, little by little.
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Old 12-07-2007, 08:05 AM   #27
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Excellent! Quite an accomplishment, and a testament to your ability to focus on a goal...
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Old 12-07-2007, 08:09 AM   #28
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Congrats! What is your target for pulling the ER trigger?
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Old 12-07-2007, 08:53 AM   #29
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Congratulations on your hard work !
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Old 12-08-2007, 09:42 AM   #30
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Applause, Applause. Congrats on making it. ... the 1st Mill may be the hardest, but it is the sweetest too (IMHO).
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Congrats! What is your target for pulling the ER trigger?
I retired on 11/09 of this year. To put it simply "work got too crazy." I'm in a good position as I have a COLA'd pension ( though not mandatory). I retired on 60% of my salary. After COBRA runs it course, I will have to consider my health care options although I will have a medical trust that I will be able to dip into.

I started saving towards this goal because I felt more secure with additional funds. I'm treating it as a second source of income. Who knows what the future will bring?

I've already had a few friends who don't know my financial situation suggest that I will probably go back to work for a "little additional income."

I finally told one such friend last night "I don't think I will need additional income!"
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That is absolutely awesome mountaintosea....congratulations on a job well done!
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I retired on 11/09 of this year. To put it simply "work got too crazy." I'm in a good position as I have a COLA'd pension ( though not mandatory). I retired on 60% of my salary. After COBRA runs it course, I will have to consider my health care options although I will have a medical trust that I will be able to dip into.

I started saving towards this goal because I felt more secure with additional funds. I'm treating it as a second source of income. Who knows what the future will bring?

I've already had a few friends who don't know my financial situation suggest that I will probably go back to work for a "little additional income."

I finally told one such friend last night "I don't think I will need additional income!"
Great job!! This is a great milestone(s). I raise my glass to you.

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I retired on 11/09 of this year. To put it simply "work got too crazy." I'm in a good position as I have a COLA'd pension ( though not mandatory). I retired on 60% of my salary. After COBRA runs it course, I will have to consider my health care options although I will have a medical trust that I will be able to dip into.

I started saving towards this goal because I felt more secure with additional funds. I'm treating it as a second source of income. Who knows what the future will bring?

I've already had a few friends who don't know my financial situation suggest that I will probably go back to work for a "little additional income."

I finally told one such friend last night "I don't think I will need additional income!"
That is awesome. Wish I had a pension like that. Wish I had a pension period.
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Congrats! What is your target for pulling the ER trigger?
I retired 11/09/07. I have a COLA'd pension. But after COBRA runs out will have to find decent health care!
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DAWG52,

I retired on 11/09/07. I tried to put your question in my answer by clicking on the quote button but after I type the message my post disappears?! Anyway I have a COLA pension. After COBRA ends will have to seek my own health insurance .
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