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Old 04-26-2015, 12:18 PM   #901
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Just surpassed 200k today! DW and I had a late start (me-31, DW-30) but we've come a long way since we first got married 4 1/2 years ago being about 60k in debt.


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Way to go Jasonjam83! You should be proud of your accomplishment and staying the course. One milestone at a time, and hopefully both of us will get to that million dollar mark!
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Old 04-27-2015, 03:40 PM   #902
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Outa debt

Paid off property, school bill, medical bill last year.
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Old 05-06-2015, 02:21 PM   #903
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Not sure if this is exactly a milestone, but I ERd about 6 months ago and my portfolio has appreciated more than what my salary would have been for those 6 months. With all the talk about how devastating it is if your portfolio loses value in the first few years of ER, it makes me feel a lot better. But I also know not to expect this growth forever. Still, it is nice to start ER with a cushion.
That's my hope too. A good six month's of increase after I retire in December.
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Old 05-06-2015, 03:20 PM   #904
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Wow! How did you do that?
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Old 05-06-2015, 07:49 PM   #905
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I am 35 and my wife is 28. We crossed a big milestone - $1 million in investable assets (excluding house) about 6 months ago. We are saving about $100K a year and hoping to retire in 15 years. Our next goal is $2 million which our target is 5 years.
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Old 05-11-2015, 02:59 PM   #906
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Woohoo, I paid off my student loan today. I started off with about $30k almost 13 years ago, but the interest was so low and tax deductible I stretched it out to a 20 year term. The past few years it wasn't deductible on my taxes so I began extra payments. Today I clicked "submit payment" for the final $4,500. The relief is amazing. A better feeling than when my NW went over a million. Next I'll focus my extra payments on the mortgage.
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Old 05-12-2015, 03:54 PM   #907
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I made it to 59 1/2. Yay me!
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Old 05-12-2015, 04:28 PM   #908
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I made it to 59 1/2. Yay me!
Happy half-birthday.... Let the IRA tapping begin. LOL
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Old 05-17-2015, 01:53 PM   #909
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I just paid my last tuition payment. My son will graduate from Texas A&M in August with a degree in construction science, an employable field.

The same son provided me with another milestone a couple of years ago. After he took a part-time job with the university, I read this Facebook post: "I set up my 401K today. So long $52, see you in 30 years."

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Old 05-17-2015, 02:04 PM   #910
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I just paid my last tuition payment. My son will graduate from Texas A&M in August with a degree in construction science, an employable field.

The same son provided me with another milestone a couple of years ago. After he took a part-time job with the university, I read this Facebook post: "I set up my 401K today. So long $52, see you in 30 years."

Nice on the Tuition; very nice on the second generation. The initial outlook on the money habits of our three 20-somethings has also been very reassuring and pleasant. (Fingers crossed that it continues!)
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Old 05-18-2015, 11:35 PM   #911
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1.7M in investable assets. House paid off, no debts. I am 51 1/2 Planning to ER at 55. 3 1/2 years to go & dont know if I will able to make it then. Last child will start high school this fall. Planning to pull the plug his high school final year. Just wanted to leave now. Tired of MegaCorp BS. The more I move up the chain, the more disgust I get. Been a lurker for awhile. Thank you for your invaluable investment wisdom.
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Old 05-19-2015, 09:38 AM   #912
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Today my retirement accounts (457 & Roth IRA) crossed the half million mark. At the same time, my GF's TSP crossed $750k. She's scheduled to retire with a pension in 3-ish years. My pension only arrives in 8 years .
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Old 05-20-2015, 07:40 AM   #913
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- My DW handed in her resignation last Tuesday at age 42. She'll be retired in June!
- I'm strategizing on how I can convince my bosses to lay me off from Mega Corp - at age 40 - to get the year's severance that I'd be entitled to. If that doesn't work by next spring, I'll let that dream go and resign/retire the old fashioned way.
- This past Sunday, we had our first open house for our Manhattan, NY condo. We're going to sell it this year and soon after try out several lower cost of living locations.

We're excited!
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Old 05-21-2015, 01:55 PM   #914
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I am 31 and my wife 30 (married 1.5 years)

* I reached 100K in assets (not including primary residence) in Summer 2013 at age 29.
* Got married Fall 2013.
* Paid off student loan in February 2015.
* Together, we just hit 250K in assets (not counting primary residence) in May 2015.

Only debt is my mortgage and whatever trivial CC balance I have (that I pay off every month; no interest)

Looking forward to 500K.. 1M... and one day, 2M!
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Old 05-21-2015, 03:59 PM   #915
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- My DW handed in her resignation last Tuesday at age 42. She'll be retired in June!
- I'm strategizing on how I can convince my bosses to lay me off from Mega Corp - at age 40 - to get the year's severance that I'd be entitled to. If that doesn't work by next spring, I'll let that dream go and resign/retire the old fashioned way.
- This past Sunday, we had our first open house for our Manhattan, NY condo. We're going to sell it this year and soon after try out several lower cost of living locations.

We're excited!
Congratulations. I'm sure I'm not alone on wanting to hear the details on how you guys got to ER so young and the plans to self sustain for 45 plus years. Once again congratulations!
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Old 05-26-2015, 10:27 AM   #916
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I am 31 and my wife 30 (married 1.5 years)

* I reached 100K in assets (not including primary residence) in Summer 2013 at age 29.
* Got married Fall 2013.
* Paid off student loan in February 2015.
* Together, we just hit 250K in assets (not counting primary residence) in May 2015.

Only debt is my mortgage and whatever trivial CC balance I have (that I pay off every month; no interest)

Looking forward to 500K.. 1M... and one day, 2M!
Welcome to the forum jsal7. If you'd like - take the time to open a new thread in the "Hi I Am" forum and introduce yourself.

You've got impressive stats for someone so young. I was not anywhere close to your asset level when I was your age. Congrats on having a plan and working it!
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Old 05-27-2015, 10:56 AM   #917
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Reached 100K net work (NO DEBT)

Yesterday, I reach 100K worth. I am 37 years old. I have not debt. I am saving for a house. Within 2 years I should 30 percent down payment for $300,000 house.
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Old 05-27-2015, 08:39 PM   #918
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Yesterday, I reach 100K worth. I am 37 years old. I have not debt. I am saving for a house. Within 2 years I should 30 percent down payment for $300,000 house.
Wahoo, congratulations!!
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Old 05-28-2015, 06:05 PM   #919
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Crossed $400,000 in net worth the other day, of which $250,000 in investable assets. Have always been frugal, but got serious about ER about 3 years ago and have chugging toward it ever since

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- Early 30s DINK couple in the Southwestern US
- Most recent saving rate is around $85k/year before 401k/HSA matching. Over $100k after matching.
- Yearly spending of < $40k/year. We work hard to keep expenses low.
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Old 05-29-2015, 11:48 PM   #920
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46 years old, with wife and 2 kids (10,14)

The good:
- finally crossed 1M investible assets (around $1,011,000 now)
- paid off home ($523,000)
- inherited some farm land (Roughly $500,000)

Mint says net worth is $2,043,777.

The bad:
not saving as much as I'd like
Income is stagnant ($85,000) I made more 15 years ago!
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