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Old 03-18-2013, 03:36 AM   #21
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Curious about what others have seen happen in the last three years, especially if you were still working/investing during this period.

I too bought during the dip, which allowed our portfolio to recover its pre-crisis valuation by Feb 2010. Now its more than double its low water mark.
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:46 AM   #22
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Sorry -- should have said four years! My math is good when it comes to calculating net worth, but lousy when it tries to track the passage of time, I guess
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:01 PM   #23
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I have seen the same thing during the last three years. My NW has increased significantly. My actual withdrawal until age 95 increase by about $20,000 per year worked.
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:41 AM   #24
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I was wondering the same thing - 3 years or 4? Since March 2009, I am up 45% and that is despite being ERed the whole time and making a $46k federal income tax payment in April 2009.

I took a big hit in the 2008 downturn but by March, 2010, I had bounced back from my late 2007 high and have greatly exceeded it since then (and remember I stopped working in late 2008).
Sorry--that was four years, not three. Big difference, although not so much to me.
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