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Old 01-03-2013, 02:46 PM   #1
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Wanted to anonymously celebrate a recent financial milestone with a bunch of like-minded folks here on the board...as of this morning, we are officially half-millionaires! It has taken us almost 10 years to reach this particular milestone, but we've been able to do it on a single income and with several kids in tow. Just a single data point on the way to early retirement, but it's nice to see the numbers steadily increasing. Definitely hoping that 2013 is as kind to our net worth as 2012 was!
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:49 PM   #2
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Congratulations! It's a nice number isn't it?

*Sings* "Who wants to be a half-millionaire? I DO!"
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Congrats and especially with so many kids I think that's even a larger accomplishment!
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:11 PM   #4
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:40 PM   #5
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congrats!!!!!!!!!!

it feels good, don't it?! plus, if you lay that military pension on top, it will be sweet....
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:23 PM   #6
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Congrats, next stop is $1 Million!

Our NW also hit an all-time high (SAHM here with two small kids as well).
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:03 AM   #8
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Congrats! (The first half-million is the hardest.)

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Old 01-04-2013, 11:05 AM   #9
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Congrats. There are always ups...then downs...then ups again but staying the course will pay off. Carry on.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:52 AM   #10
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Congratulations!

Will you do anything for a mini-celebration? We were talking of what we'd do - it's coming up this year!
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:08 PM   #12
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Congrats! (The first half-million is the hardest.)

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Congrats to the OP! And I hope the above is true, because I just reached that milestone (in my retirement savings) last month.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:50 PM   #13
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Congrats to the OP! And I hope the above is true, because I just reached that milestone (in my retirement savings) last month.
Definitely true!

Congrats to you and the OP.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:57 PM   #15
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Very nice. I can say I also reached this milestone about a week ago. It's awesome but realistically I am only 1/3rd of where I need to be as I can't envision retiring with less than $1.5 Million. House is paid off too so getting there but it's a long haul
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Congrats and especially with so many kids I think that's even a larger accomplishment!
Bill Cosby would point out that only the parents are half-millionaires. The kids are still poor spendthrifts...
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:11 AM   #17
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Thanks all! In the interest of full disclosure, though, the total net worth that I provided above includes all of our accounts (retirement, taxable & 529s), and we do not own a home yet. Even so, we're pretty happy with our progress so far, and we're hoping (and saving) for more growth in the future. Congrats to all those who posted that they've reached milestones recently as well!
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Congrats! My NW hit an all time high as of 12/31/2012 also, and I am very excited.
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Congratulations! It get's easier from here.

Your accomplishment is wonderful considering the obligations you have with children, etc.
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