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Old 07-30-2007, 03:49 PM   #81
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The First Million Is the Toughest

I would have given you all of my bucks
But this week the market really sucks
And the Wall Street Journal looks gloomy
But if you want, I’ll try to save again
Baby I’ll try to save again but I know

The first million is the toughest, baby I know
The first million is the toughest
‘cause when it comes to being lucky she’s cursed
When it comes to investing she’s worst
But when the market is down I’m first
That’s how I know

The first million is the toughest, baby I know
The first million is the toughest

I still want to be a millionaire
Even though it may turn into a nightmare
Cause the bull may become a bear
But if you want, I’ll try to invest again
But baby, I’ll try to invest again, but I know

The first million is the toughest, baby I know
The first million is the toughest
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These numbers are quite impressive. Am I accurate in thinking that the majority of you grew your portfolios to 1MM by being 100% in stocks during the ride?
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Old 07-31-2007, 01:11 PM   #83
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These numbers are quite impressive. Am I accurate in thinking that the majority of you grew your portfolios to 1MM by being 100% in stocks during the ride?
Yes, I'm 100% in equities, not counting real estate, bonds, fixed income, savings, checking, coin & stamp collection, etc.
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These numbers are quite impressive. Am I accurate in thinking that the majority of you grew your portfolios to 1MM by being 100% in stocks during the ride?
Yep, up until about 4-5 years ago, I was 100% in equities.
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Old 07-31-2007, 04:51 PM   #85
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14 years ago I was 100% equities but every few years got more conservative until now I'm 40/50/10 (2 years away from ER and I plan to stay with this allocation through retirement).

My plan was always to RE at 55 when eligible to get a pension so as the chances of success increased I lowered the volatility of my portfolio. Just so happens I passed the $1M mark in savings 18 months ago.
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