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Old 02-05-2015, 06:19 PM   #821
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Congrats on an amazing milestone.

No way would I still be working if I were your wife, lol!
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Old 02-06-2015, 05:32 AM   #822
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1st Milestone: Hit $1MM in savings before my 30th birthday.

Target: FIRE before my 33rd birthday with hopefully at least $1.5 MM in savings. It's a bit of a gamble with that much money but if the markets cooperate I'll be in good shape. If not, I can always work a bit more.
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Old 02-06-2015, 07:09 AM   #823
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Our portfolio crossed the $1.5M milestone for the 2nd time. The 1st time was on the Christmas eve. The market has not recovered to that level yet, but we had regular contributions for the last two months.

I don't know if we will need to cross that milestone several more times. With our regular monthly contributions, I hope this is the last time.
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Old 02-06-2015, 08:15 AM   #824
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1st Milestone: Hit $1MM in savings before my 30th birthday.

Target: FIRE before my 33rd birthday with hopefully at least $1.5 MM in savings. It's a bit of a gamble with that much money but if the markets cooperate I'll be in good shape. If not, I can always work a bit more.
Almost regardless of how much you are making, that is worthy of applause. I thought my engineer nephew achieving 100K on a five-figure salary at that age was impressive....

Bravo.
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Old 02-06-2015, 08:12 PM   #825
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Almost regardless of how much you are making, that is worthy of applause. I thought my engineer nephew achieving 100K on a five-figure salary at that age was impressive....

Bravo.
Thanks. It has taken a lot of perseverance and sacrifice (and 8 years of woking in a dangerous 3rd world country) but the rewards should be worth it.

If I can achieve FIRE by 33 and still manage to visit every country in the world, I will be very happy with the life I built.
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Old 02-06-2015, 09:51 PM   #826
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Thanks. It has taken a lot of perseverance and sacrifice (and 8 years of woking in a dangerous 3rd world country) but the rewards should be worth it.

If I can achieve FIRE by 33 and still manage to visit every country in the world, I will be very happy with the life I built.
Hah, as you should! If I retire as planned (58) and visit all of the countries that I wish to visit (E.G., N.Korea ain't on my list), and dive all of the destinations on our list, I'll be similarly happy.

Again, kudos. As evident from another post, you've taken what most of us would consider to be some real, albeit calculated, risks to get where you are at.
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Old 02-06-2015, 10:41 PM   #827
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Congrats Baldpacker!

I'll join in on the fun, too. Logged into mint this evening and, for the first time ever, saw that I'm in the "two comma" club. Turned 35 back in November, so I'm a little behind you, but still a pretty nice achievement!

Hoping to hit $2M some time between 40-45 and then call it. We'll see...
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Old 02-10-2015, 04:30 PM   #828
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Hi all,

I'm a long time lurker and infrequent poster but thought I would share my recent milestone(s).

Age 40 (2 months from 41)

Net assets: 500K
Net worth: 400K
Invested assets: 300K

FIRE goal ~2025 +/-2 (probably +2)

Thanks for all the info on this great site!
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Old 02-12-2015, 04:47 PM   #829
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Congrats SN01, those are some great accomplishments! I hope to have almost exactly those numbers by the end of next month! I'm thinking more 2035 though before I'll be able to go.
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Old 02-13-2015, 05:43 PM   #830
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Hit $1.8M in investment assets. It came 1.5 months later than I expected due to a bit of splurging on my part. I am hoping to reach $1.9M by August 2105, 6 months from now. (But I heard a "Wheee ...." today on another thread. It may not be a good sign. )
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Old 02-14-2015, 05:12 AM   #831
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Hit $1.8M in total investment+cash assets yesterday. Glad to have a 3 day weekend to enjoy it before the market tanks on Tuesday . At least DW and I will have another thing to celebrate for Valentines Day.
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Old 02-14-2015, 02:23 PM   #832
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Hit $100k invested assets yesterday. Chump change compared to many here, but I'm 26 and have only been working for 3.75 years.
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Hit $100k invested assets yesterday. Chump change compared to many here, but I'm 26 and have only been working for 3.75 years.
Congrats! Not "chump change" at all - at 26 I had been working for 5 years and had less than you have saved away. So you are well on your way to doing better than many of us.
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Old 02-15-2015, 06:56 AM   #834
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I can't believe it, but am very glad to see it.

My portfolio hit the $350K mark.

When I FIREd in 2007, I had $262K, in a cautious 50/50 AA.
In March 2009, I had $175K.

Between doing some heavy duty consolidation, adding some pssst Wellesley and slowly adding to existing positions in my portfolio before my own pension kicked in in late 2014, here I am.

I'm a small fish in a bigger pond, but this feels really good to see that $350K number.

Current AA = 43/54/3
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Old 02-15-2015, 11:47 AM   #835
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I have just reached the point where a 3% WR will support all of my expenses including the mortgage. This does not cover much extra, but there is a line item in there for fun. Next goal: 2.5% and then I'll consider myself FI and begin the OMY dance!
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Old 02-15-2015, 12:55 PM   #836
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Hit the 5.5M in investment & cash assets this month. Rather happy about that. Trying to hit 6M by June 2016. May Retire. Am rather tired of working as the days go by. After being a worker and saver, I hope I don't lose my mind. Gonna eat steak tonight!
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Old 02-15-2015, 11:13 PM   #837
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n.w. is a bit over 4.5M now.
1.1M in ira & 401k
3.1M in real estate equity in 21 properties
300k+ in old harleys, tools, cars, tractors, & household stuff.
getting closer to the 5m mark when i plan to say adios to my j*b!
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Old 02-18-2015, 02:29 AM   #838
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Nice progress knucklehead 61.
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Old 02-18-2015, 06:31 AM   #839
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Hit $100k invested assets yesterday. Chump change compared to many here, but I'm 26 and have only been working for 3.75 years.
Wow. Agree with jollystomper. Not chump change at all; you always have to factor in age (at a minimum) if tempted to compare. We were likely still negative net worth at 26, due to grad school--and you are ahead of my kids, who are themselves on the right path at your age and younger....

Good job.
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Congrats! Not "chump change" at all - at 26 I had been working for 5 years and had less than you have saved away. So you are well on your way to doing better than many of us.
Agreed...at age 26 my net worth was in the red. That was when I divorced, and was about $27,000 in debt. I wasn't able to break $100K until I was almost 34.
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