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Old 06-26-2014, 03:09 PM   #601
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Today's milestone is the last day that I NEED to come to work. I have enough vacation that I could take the next 5 weeks off, until my official retirement on Aug 1st. I have been working 4 day weeks for the last month and the schedule and workload is actually quite nice, so I think I will stay that course and take some extra $$$ in my final check. This process is becoming rather surreal
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Old 06-27-2014, 08:51 AM   #602
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Sounds awesome cinman! Congrats! It's nice they'll pay you out the vacation time if you don't use it.
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Old 06-28-2014, 05:57 AM   #603
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Updated my financial spreadsheet for the quarter. We just crossed the $2M mark ($2.1M to be more specific) in NW and $1.75M in investment assets. I told DW that we are now technically multimillionaires, so we celebrated by eating little caesar's pizza with the kids.
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Old 06-28-2014, 07:22 AM   #604
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Me,39 and DW 35 passed $550k net worth on 06/15/2014. Our goal is to hit $600k by the end of the year. No debt, ZERO, live in an apt so no equity accounted in that as it is all retirement funds and emergency savings. 401ks, Roths, 457, house savings and a couple of other accts. Ultimate goal is to say we are millionaires by the time I am 44 and she is 40. All from a person born of nothing and working on a bachelor's degree. (Which is reimbursed of course by my work!)

WOW, this feels good! All from a couple that has never earned more than around 65k a piece and that pay is fairly recent. Oh, and our savings rate hovers at 50%...I am so fired up.

You guys/gals are an inspiration.
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Old 06-28-2014, 08:17 AM   #605
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ReadyAimFired: That's pretty impressive. You deserve a big pat on the back.

Toocold: That's gotta be a great feeling. "Multimillionnaire" has a great ring to it. Hoping to be there soon, too. Congrats!
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Old 06-28-2014, 08:54 AM   #606
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Thank you WannabeRetired. We work hard and sacrifice in order to see the bigger picture. I never believed that I could retire so early especially when I started in the military making $800 a month!
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Old 06-28-2014, 09:19 AM   #607
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Me,39 and DW 35 passed $550k net worth on 06/15/2014. Our goal is to hit $600k by the end of the year. No debt, ZERO, live in an apt so no equity accounted in that as it is all retirement funds and emergency savings. 401ks, Roths, 457, house savings and a couple of other accts. Ultimate goal is to say we are millionaires by the time I am 44 and she is 40. All from a person born of nothing and working on a bachelor's degree. (Which is reimbursed of course by my work!)

WOW, this feels good! All from a couple that has never earned more than around 65k a piece and that pay is fairly recent. Oh, and our savings rate hovers at 50%...I am so fired up.

You guys/gals are an inspiration.
Very impressive savings rate. That is great you have a job paying for college.
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Old 06-28-2014, 03:16 PM   #608
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All from a person born of nothing and working on a bachelor's degree. (Which is reimbursed of course by my work!)

WOW, this feels good! All from a couple that has never earned more than around 65k a piece and that pay is fairly recent. Oh, and our savings rate hovers at 50%...I am so fired up.
Excellent. You are definitely on track. This, from a person who earned an associates, bachelors, and eventually a masters while working full time, and fully utilized employer's tuition reimbursement program. I never did understand the concept of "student loans" - working summer jobs, or gaining an education while working, yes; now that I know about!

With your self discipline, I believe you will find little standing in your way of accumulating savings and increasing NW rapidly.
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Well, nice to know you all still enjoy the Bay Area. DW and I just semi-FIREd, and will be moving to Marin around the end of this year/beginning of next year.



Save a spot for us!

Between the people living in Marin, those thinking of moving here, those closeby in Sonoma, we will have enough people for an ER happy hour soon
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Old 06-28-2014, 10:08 PM   #610
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Countdown to ER: 45 workdays, 80 calendar days. Major travel begins next week...Canadian Rockies and Alaska here we come.

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Between the people living in Marin, those thinking of moving here, those closeby in Sonoma, we will have enough people for an ER happy hour soon

Skip happy hour...go tour some wineries. I got drunk at Korbel winery in 1980. Silly them, I was only 20...:-)



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Old 06-29-2014, 04:06 PM   #612
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Less than 50 workday left. yippee!!!


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Old 06-29-2014, 06:07 PM   #613
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Updated at today for the half year mark. 2.8 in accounts and paid off condo and cars. Hoping for ten more months for ER though as my dear DW mentioned today we may want another 100K to move to a single level house at some point. Hopefully the market will hang in there and still be able to retire next spring.
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Old 06-30-2014, 08:23 AM   #615
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Crossed the $2M net worth mark on Friday.
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Old 07-01-2014, 07:15 AM   #616
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Hit a couple milestones this week. On Wednesday, the balance in my Scottrade online brokerage topped $300K for the first time. And as of yesterday, total investable assets crept just over the $980K mark.
Here's an update from my June 6 post. Total investable assets finished out the month at $985K. It would be better than that, but I also paid some pretty big bills. Scottrade account ended the month just shy of $307,000. Another milestone is that June ended up being the first month ever, that I got over $2000 in dividends from that Scottrade account. I grossly under-estimated that one...turns out it was closer to $3000! Around $2800-2900 I think.

So at this point, all I need is a ~1.5% gain, and I'm a millionaire! As much as I've moped in the past about it being no great shakes, I'll admit, it is a good feeling...
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Old 07-01-2014, 07:21 AM   #617
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Old 07-01-2014, 08:15 AM   #618
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Here's an update from my June 6 post. Total investable assets finished out the month at $985K. It would be better than that, but I also paid some pretty big bills. Scottrade account ended the month just shy of $307,000. Another milestone is that June ended up being the first month ever, that I got over $2000 in dividends from that Scottrade account. I grossly under-estimated that one...turns out it was closer to $3000! Around $2800-2900 I think.

So at this point, all I need is a ~1.5% gain, and I'm a millionaire! As much as I've moped in the past about it being no great shakes, I'll admit, it is a good feeling...
I hope you get thoswe last few thousand dollars in investable assets more quickly than I did. I was at about $976k in late 2007 but never hit the $1M mark around that time because the markets began crashing. It took me until early 2010 to finally get to the $1M mark, 2 1/2 years later, after I ERed.
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Old 07-01-2014, 08:38 AM   #619
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So at this point, all I need is a ~1.5% gain, and I'm a millionaire!
Found this link:

Countries where you're a Millionaire
You are probably a millionaire in 170+ countries already! (out of 231 total).

Not sure how up to date the exchange rates are.
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I hope you get thoswe last few thousand dollars in investable assets more quickly than I did. I was at about $976k in late 2007 but never hit the $1M mark around that time because the markets began crashing. It took me until early 2010 to finally get to the $1M mark, 2 1/2 years later, after I ERed.
Thanks, me too! And yeah, I remember that timeframe well. Topped out in October, 2007, at $422,013. Dunno why that number sticks in my head so well...maybe because it stood for so long as my record? It started dropping after that, and by the end of 2007 I think I was down to around $407K, and then in 2008 dropped into the $300K range. I did manage to get back up to around $415K, maybe in May or June? But then the slide started...slow at first, but then before I knew it, the damage was done.

I think it was November 2009 that I hit a new high, around $436K. I bounced back relatively quickly, I think, because of all the additional investing, but I was still technically at a loss compared to October 2007. I don't think I was fully recovered (October peak + additional investments) until sometime in early 2010.
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