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Old 12-19-2005, 03:29 PM   #61
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It looks like I will come in at $133.5k NW at the end of december.
I would wait until January 1 to make that prediction, just to make sure.
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Re: $100k Milestone!
Old 12-19-2005, 04:04 PM   #62
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It looks like I will come in at $133.5k NW at the end of december. I have line of sight to $180k by the end of 2006. How can I get that up to $200k? Expenses are trimmed as much as they can be without resorting to cat food, and my income is fixed for the time being. I feel like I'm reaching the plateau...
A word of advice: when you have done all you can do, stop fretting at it. Nothing is more frustrating that seeing your NW flatline for a while even though you are doing everything you should be. As a form of discipline/avoidance of becoming too OCD, I only update my simple "how long 'til FIRE" spreadsheet once a year (in August).
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It looks like I will come in at $133.5k NW at the end of december. I have line of sight to $180k by the end of 2006. How can I get that up to $200k? Expenses are trimmed as much as they can be without resorting to cat food, and my income is fixed for the time being. I feel like I'm reaching the plateau...
Don't forget to enjoy life at the same time. It's easy to get caught in the "tracking the net worth trap".
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Old 12-19-2005, 08:34 PM   #65
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Calgary Girl very true.

The first third of life is spent chasing grades.
The second third of life is spent chasing money.
The last third of life is spent chasing doctors.

I enjoyed this thread.* Sometimes it seems like getting there will never happen.* The milestones along the way keep me going.* Congrats everyone.
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Old 12-19-2005, 08:52 PM   #66
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The first third of life is spent chasing grades.
The second third of life is spent chasing money.
The last third of life is spent chasing doctors.

Wow, every now and then, someone posts something that really blows me away. This is so true...
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Old 12-20-2005, 07:51 AM   #67
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Calgary Girl very true.

The first third of life is spent chasing grades.
The second third of life is spent chasing money.
The last third of life is spent chasing doctors.

I enjoyed this thread.* Sometimes it seems like getting there will never happen.* The milestones along the way keep me going.* Congrats everyone.
Where does chasing skirts come in?
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Old 12-20-2005, 09:43 AM   #68
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Where does chasing skirts come in?
My first thought as well.

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Where does chasing skirts come in?
I would guess from about age 15 to death for most men.
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I would guess from about age 15 to death for most men.
Yes and that's why they chase money for so many years and end up chasing doctors in the end.
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Old 12-20-2005, 10:51 AM   #71
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Yes and that's why they chase money for so many years and end up chasing doctors in the end.
If you want to chase skirts you better be chasing money at the same time. Once you catch the skirt there better be some $$ in the account.

A life of chasing skirts will wear you down so chasing Drs. would not be a suprise.....especially if they are female Drs.
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So if you are smart, chase a hot skirt studying to be a doctor and benefit from all her $$.
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Old 12-20-2005, 11:19 AM   #73
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So if you are smart, chase a hot skirt studying to be a doctor and benefit from all her $$.*
Great plan. Unfortunately, many of the women doctors I know were married/engaged before they ever went to medical school (and those that weren't, ended up getting engaged during medical school or their residencies).
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Old 12-20-2005, 02:28 PM   #74
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Yeah, to other doctors. We have friends like that. One is a pediatrician, the other is a pulminologist (sp). Despite student loans of $180k and malpractice insurance, they freely admit they're doing just fine.
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Old 12-23-2005, 07:10 AM   #75
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Ugh, this is annoying! I'm really close to hitting a new milestone with my investments, the quarter million $ mark. I added up everything this morning and came in SOOOO close...$249,995! I swear it feels like a higher power is toying with me!

Oh well, happy holidays to all...may all of you reach your milestones for 2005 and beyond!
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Old 12-23-2005, 08:38 AM   #76
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Did you check your pockets?
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Old 12-23-2005, 10:29 AM   #77
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just checked my wallet and found 31 bucks, so I'm there!
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LOL whoohoo and congrats!!! check a few more pockets and you might be even happier.
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Old 12-24-2005, 12:36 PM   #79
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Hallelujah!

I just added up my accounts as of the close on December 23, and I'm now at $250,191! So even without that pocket money, I'm there!

Merry Christmas everyone!
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...another "Pop used to say"... Counting money is a lousy way to keep score.

I'm starting to get it
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