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Old 06-21-2009, 10:58 AM   #21
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Old 06-21-2009, 12:25 PM   #22
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Congrats - What would be your best advice for others just starting out.
There is an excellent collection of resources here: Bogleheads Financial Start-Up Kit - Bogleheads

It is still a work in progress so has some holes but it will get you started.

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Old 06-24-2009, 04:06 PM   #23
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:26 PM   #24
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Congrats! I recently hit $100K at age 29. It looks like your on pace to do the same. I'd say that's pretty impressive for people like us with low incomes(mid $40's/yr). Keep it up.
Both you and Mill should be proud of your accomplishment. It's not easy, considering both income and societal pressure. Job well done.
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I have my taxes done with a CPA that I like using. I talked to her a bit about financial stuff... others things I might look to do etc. When I told her how much I had saved, invested... my age etc... She looked at me and said... "Wow... you need to relax a bit here..." That is when I knew I was on the right track...

Congrats on your achievement... may there be many more comming soon...
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Congrats to the both of you!

I'm 35 now, and was about were you both where 10 years ago. I started out 26K in debt at 21, and did it alone through saving. It does become an addiction, and it does get easier!

My parents say that I don't enjoy life enough... I enjoy it just fine, but they don't understand that living beyond my means and being in Debt (like I was in college) is not conducive to the (healthy) financial lifestyle that I want to live. Plus, I want to do other things when I retire from the military in 7 years.
In short, pursue YOUR goals.

By the way early last year I surpassed my latest goal of 500k, and was so very, very excited about that... So much so, that I'm planning on doing it again this year , what with my portfolio dipping below 500K after the "minor setback" of the last 10 months.

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Congratulations! So impressive that you saved that much and you're only 27. What percentage of your income do you save? Do you pay rent? Own your own home? Please post again when you hit the $100K mark so we can all celebrate with you.
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Old 09-06-2009, 11:48 AM   #29
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500K is quite impressive. Congrats. If you are an officer, this is understandable, but still a worthy achievement. If you're enlisted, that is off the charts amazing and you should write a book--or at least conduct seminars for the other enlisted in your branch.

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Congrats to the both of you!

I'm 35 now, and was about were you both where 10 years ago. I started out 26K in debt at 21, and did it alone through saving. It does become an addiction, and it does get easier!

My parents say that I don't enjoy life enough... I enjoy it just fine, but they don't understand that living beyond my means and being in Debt (like I was in college) is not conducive to the (healthy) financial lifestyle that I want to live. Plus, I want to do other things when I retire from the military in 7 years.
In short, pursue YOUR goals.

By the way early last year I surpassed my latest goal of 500k, and was so very, very excited about that... So much so, that I'm planning on doing it again this year , what with my portfolio dipping below 500K after the "minor setback" of the last 10 months.

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