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Old 08-10-2018, 10:25 PM   #1761
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Slowsaver....does that keep you on schedule for 2020?
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:11 PM   #1762
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Slowsaver....does that keep you on schedule for 2020?
Firecalc says yes!
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:38 PM   #1763
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All, thanks for your inspiration. Gave HR my 6 month notice today. Freedom on the horizon!
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Old 08-12-2018, 12:51 PM   #1764
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Had $780K liquid assets end of Dec. 2017. Now Aug. 2018 - have $860K in liquid assets .. ontrack to hitting $900K+ in liquid assets by year end 2018. Looking to FIRE in 3 years with zero debt and above $1 million in liquid assets, here in the low cost southern state. No kids and no plans to leave anything to anyone when I croak.
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Old 08-12-2018, 01:24 PM   #1765
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Had $780K liquid assets end of Dec. 2017. Now Aug. 2018 - have $860K in liquid assets .. ontrack to hitting $900K+ in liquid assets by year end 2018. Looking to FIRE in 3 years with zero debt and above $1 million in liquid assets, here in the low cost southern state. No kids and no plans to leave anything to anyone when I croak.
I am right there with you...Have 890k as of August 10, look to have 1-M by Aug 2019. Plan on quitting Feb 01, 2020 @age 59.5��
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Old 08-19-2018, 11:08 AM   #1766
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I am right there with you...Have 890k as of August 10, look to have 1-M by Aug 2019. Plan on quitting Feb 01, 2020 @age 59.5��
Looking good ! I'm 54.5 and looking at 57.5 yrs age to retire, but I think I can also make it by 57 if the market continues to do even just an average of 7% - 8%
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Old 08-19-2018, 01:56 PM   #1767
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Looking good ! I'm 54.5 and looking at 57.5 yrs age to retire, but I think I can also make it by 57 if the market continues to do even just an average of 7% - 8%
Fidelity just opened a 0 minimum, no fee total market index (FZROX). It will be managed by the same company that manages FSTMX (Fidelity® Total Market Index Fund Investor Class) which pulls 3 Yrs - 12.12%, 5 Yrs, +12.71%, 10 Yrs - +10.67%. Not sexy or exiting but it will get the job done.
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Old 08-19-2018, 04:02 PM   #1768
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I am 58, have 1.4 m. Cash. 1.5 M in Commerical property value and 350,000 in my residence and 100,000 in rental and 150,000 in lake property. . Will wait until I’m 62 to FIRE.
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Old 08-20-2018, 06:49 PM   #1769
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Household networth crossed that first arbitrary multi-comma value. 87% in liquid assets. Celebrating with sloppy joes, tator tots, and boxed wine. Shooting for FIRE at 2030 at 45
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Old 08-20-2018, 07:29 PM   #1770
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Household networth crossed that first arbitrary multi-comma value. 87% in liquid assets. Celebrating with sloppy joes, tator tots, and boxed wine. Shooting for FIRE at 2030 at 45
Sounds like a true LBYM person.
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Old 08-25-2018, 04:46 PM   #1771
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Fidelity just opened a 0 minimum, no fee total market index (FZROX). It will be managed by the same company that manages FSTMX (Fidelity® Total Market Index Fund Investor Class) which pulls 3 Yrs - 12.12%, 5 Yrs, +12.71%, 10 Yrs - +10.67%. Not sexy or exiting but it will get the job done.
Thanks, I'm transferring assets from another brokerage account to Fidelity.
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Old 09-07-2018, 03:11 PM   #1772
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Not me, but a friend of mine in their late 30s gave notice at megacorp. Going to spend their days in nature and figure out their next move. Whatever that move is, it can be anything (or nothing), this person is all set from LBYM and tucking away most everything in savings. I'm very envious but also happy for them!
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Old 09-07-2018, 03:40 PM   #1773
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Signed up for SS Survivor Benefits today. Went well on the phone, had to go to the local office to show them my marriage certificate. Could have mailed in but wanted to get everything complete and verified. Hour wait and a 2 minute meet with a nice federal clerk.
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Old 09-09-2018, 03:59 AM   #1774
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Hit $4.3M NW, no debt. Looking FIRE in 2-5years. Got to put kids to college and fulfill my duty before pulling the plug.
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Old 09-13-2018, 10:13 AM   #1775
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-Became debt-free three years ago (school, car).
-Gave up "trading" three months ago.

-Just signed up to this forum today, keeping myself accountable to follow an investment strategy that will get me to retire early.


Starting the journey in earnest today, at nearly 28 y.o.
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Old 09-13-2018, 05:36 PM   #1776
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Hit $1.2 mil networth (880K liquid + 320K house, car, other assets). Living in the south. No kids.
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Old 09-17-2018, 10:57 AM   #1777
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$1.2M NW. $930k investable.

2015-05: $400k
2015-10: Paid off mortgage
2016-03: $500k
2016-11: $650k
2016-12: $800k
2017-06: $900k
2017-11: $1M
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Old 09-17-2018, 12:45 PM   #1778
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$1.2M NW. $930k investable.


All good, in my opinion you should just forget about counting any residential equity and focus solely on investment principal. Which means you will be a real millionaire soon as long as the market holds.
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Old 09-17-2018, 04:16 PM   #1779
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Love this thread! It’s nice to see a lot of people winning on stocks. I’m one of the other 50% on the losing side. Despite that I reached my goal of equilibrium. 17 years of school,, 17 years of work, and 17 years of retirement last September. My new goal now a year in is to be retired 50 years. Mainly was able to retire at 34 by buying trailer parks and apartments then selling them carrying the notes.
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Old 09-18-2018, 11:23 PM   #1780
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Hit $4.3M NW, no debt. Looking FIRE in 2-5years. Got to put kids to college and fulfill my duty before pulling the plug.
Nice Job. No worries. Enjoy your work by finding and focusing on the best parts of it no matter how small. Be prepared for (as you have worked towards so far) turns in life. So, if you need to work longer - it's no big deal. You've obviously worked hard and add value. If things out of your control turn sideways, you will strike a deal that works for you! Congrats. I'm in similar situation and things did turn sideways... all good.
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