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Old 05-06-2008, 06:19 PM   #21
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I always was so excited when I hit the milestones(100,000- 200,000 etc),
of course it's always a bit less exciting when you hit them the 2nd, or 3rd time
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At least you hit it again on the way up--



Congrats again.
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Old 05-06-2008, 10:16 PM   #23
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The first 100K seems to be taking forever. Hopefully by this time next year i'll reach 100K so I reach it before I turn 30.
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Old 05-07-2008, 06:40 AM   #24
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...and they say money doesn't buy happiness.
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Old 05-07-2008, 07:21 AM   #25
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Doubling your egg in two years is awesome. My goal is to double every five years with contributions + organic growth.
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Old 05-07-2008, 09:18 AM   #26
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ha ha well i am currently celebrating my $10k milestone mark. I guess I have a ways to go before I get to where you guys are. I just turned 25 last month and have been saving for little over a year.
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Old 05-07-2008, 09:27 AM   #27
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ha ha well i am currently celebrating my $10k milestone mark. I guess I have a ways to go before I get to where you guys are. I just turned 25 last month and have been saving for little over a year.
I marked my original milestones in $10K increments for a long time and it was fun to see my investments grow to each interval. Then I went to $50K intervals, and now to $100K intervals.

Now I have $10K swings on a daily basis sometimes.

How things change.
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My nest egg isn't nearly as big as others, but I met my goal today to have $30,000 in investments by the time I turned 25. And I was 4 months early!
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I've been looking at my portfolio with only one eye lately. It's getting better, but for a while I was afraid to look at even through splayed fingers.
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Which eye, and why??
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I can't wait to be able to increase my milestone gaps. For now it's just plug and chug. 26.5 years old and hovering at $53,500 in retirement accounts.
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Heh, usually the left. That way it only looks half as bad.
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My nest egg isn't nearly as big as others, but I met my goal today to have $30,000 in investments by the time I turned 25. And I was 4 months early!
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I can't wait to be able to increase my milestone gaps. For now it's just plug and chug. 26.5 years old and hovering at $53,500 in retirement accounts.
Those are nice chucks of change to have at those ages!
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After today - you may have to go by that milestone....again! 8>(
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Old 05-07-2008, 04:27 PM   #37
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Looks like I jinxed myself again. I think the market tanked the very next day before too.
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All this talk about markets made me interested enough to log into my 401(k). Down 0.6% YTD. I think it was down more earlier but I don't remember.

However, that's all been tempered by the fact that my employer just announced they're going to gift an extra 1.5% to our plans based on 2007 contributions. That brings their 2007 match to 7.5%... can't complain about that!
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7.5 - that's awesome.

Our company just announced they're not making a profit sharing distribution this yr. lol
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Heh, usually the left. That way it only looks half as bad.
You could achieve the same results by half-closing both eyes, plus you'd look more mysterious and intriguing.

(There's a wise-man character in the excellent book Bridge of Birds whose "logo" was half-closed or half-opened eyes, IIRC.)

I am tired of looking at my accounts. I can't get to my milestone--almost there but not quite.
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