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Old 09-19-2018, 11:56 AM   #1781
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Love this thread! Itís nice to see a lot of people winning on stocks. Iím 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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Nice job-best wishes on the 50 years of retirement goal.
Do you have any properties at this point, or are you just doing the lending now?
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Old 09-19-2018, 01:48 PM   #1782
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I just gave my 103-day notice to resign/retire.
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Old 09-19-2018, 03:11 PM   #1783
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I just gave my 103-day notice to resign/retire.
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Old 09-20-2018, 06:08 AM   #1784
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Nice job-best wishes on the 50 years of retirement goal.
Do you have any properties at this point, or are you just doing the lending now?
No more rentals at this time but may have to repossess one small mobile home park soon. The new owner has been paying me 11% on the loan for 12 years but has been chronically late on payments. I’ve tried to help them develop more of a business sense but I think they may give up. Unfortunately with several missed payments and late fees they have not earned any equity.
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Our cars are 12 and 16 years old and we are on a first name basis with our mechanic. This week, for the first time ever, we bought a 3 year old Acura SUV by selling some investments rather than using our income. Remember those Toyota commercials showing people jumping in the air and clicking their heels? Thatís DW and me this week
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Old 09-20-2018, 07:55 AM   #1786
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Our cars are 12 and 16 years old and we are on a first name basis with our mechanic. This week, for the first time ever, we bought a 3 year old Acura SUV by selling some investments rather than using our income. Remember those Toyota commercials showing people jumping in the air and clicking their heels? That’s DW and me this week
Congrats!

I bet you’ll at least break even (NPV) by keeping the new SUV vs keeping/repairing the two old cars for 5 yrs.
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Old 09-20-2018, 08:42 AM   #1787
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I didn't post this sooner, but right around June, we crossed over the $1MM in investments - mostly retirement and some non-retirement. Total NW is just shy of $1.6MM due to SoCal house equity. We are aggressively working on paying down the mortgage, but still have a ways to go!
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Old 09-21-2018, 02:08 PM   #1788
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Started the FI journey 2.5 years ago. Paid off all non-mortgage debt...84k. And have saved 130k in retirement accounts.
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Old 09-24-2018, 01:24 AM   #1789
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Got my March salary today. With that I'm now back over 100,000Ä in investments, after taking out 50,000 as a down payment on our house 26 months ago.
Aaaand I finally doubled up: 200k invested as of this morning!

OMG, I had started to think I would never get there. For several months, I came tantalizingly close, only to have the market pull back a little each time. Then my car needed some repairs... Last Friday, at the close, I was Ä6 short. I mean, I have more than that in my wallet, but that's not how I'm keeping score, and I wasn't going to start cheating now.

So this morning, when the stock exchange opened, I finally made it over Ä200,000 for the first time.

It took me almost 6 years to get to the first 100k, and 3.5 years for the second. The third should come in under 3 years, if the markets cooperate. Next stop: Quarter Millionaire!
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Old 09-27-2018, 06:06 PM   #1790
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NW has hit a new all-time high: $2.75 million. Trying to get to $3 million by the end of 2019 when DH hits 50.
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Old 09-27-2018, 07:11 PM   #1791
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So, after 11 months, the monthly bills and expenses are down from $5,000+ to $3,000 and some change. It's like I got a $24,000 raise, tax free!
Great job! As your assets increase, you may want to add some umbrella liability insurance to protect your assets!
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Old 09-27-2018, 07:14 PM   #1792
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It took me almost 6 years to get to the first 100k, and 3.5 years for the second. The third should come in under 3 years, if the markets cooperate. Next stop: Quarter Millionaire!
What's both fascinating and scary is how your investments start to compound! Once you top $1M, it's not uncommon to have a $10K variance in your equities within a day or two! By the time you hit $2M, you'll likely be making more from your investments than your job, and then you'll probably be getting really close!
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Old 09-28-2018, 10:00 AM   #1793
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I didn't post this sooner, but right around June, we crossed over the $1MM in investments - mostly retirement and some non-retirement. Total NW is just shy of $1.6MM due to SoCal house equity. We are aggressively working on paying down the mortgage, but still have a ways to go!
That's an awesome milestone! Are you planning to retire in SoCal?

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Started the FI journey 2.5 years ago. Paid off all non-mortgage debt...84k. And have saved 130k in retirement accounts.
Wow, that's a fantastic accomplishment in just 2.5yrs. Nice work!!

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Aaaand I finally doubled up: 200k invested as of this morning!

It took me almost 6 years to get to the first 100k, and 3.5 years for the second. The third should come in under 3 years, if the markets cooperate. Next stop: Quarter Millionaire!
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NW has hit a new all-time high: $2.75 million. Trying to get to $3 million by the end of 2019 when DH hits 50.
Amazing! $3MM by 50, wow.
Wait is that in Canadian Pesos? I kid I kid!
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Old 09-28-2018, 10:09 AM   #1794
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Don't know if it's a milestone but I just wrote a check for 15k to the caterer for my DS upcoming wedding and it doesn't have any impact on my FIRE (3 years from now). What an amazing feeling to be able to help them out and things still be on track for the RE aspect. I am so grateful that I am in a position to do it.
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Old 09-28-2018, 10:44 AM   #1795
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$4.3M NW today, target fire 2020.
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Old 09-29-2018, 10:12 PM   #1796
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Hit $1.7M at the end of Q3, $1.2M investments, $400k rental equity grossing $120k/year and $100k primary residence.
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Old 10-01-2018, 06:12 AM   #1797
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Hit $1.7M at the end of Q3, $1.2M investments, $400k rental equity grossing $120k/year and $100k primary residence.

Similar numbers here at the end of Q3: $1.7MM NW, $1.4 invested, $300k equity in primary residence. Even with mediocre market performance we should reach our FI goal in ~3 years at age 45.

I'm a little envious of that $120k/year rental income though. Nice job!
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Old 10-02-2018, 06:16 AM   #1798
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NW = $2.3M

Tax advantaged savings: $1.45M
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Old 10-07-2018, 11:09 AM   #1799
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NW = $3.8M at 50

$200k/ year rental income.

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