So, here I am......
Hello everyone, I've been lurking the Forums for about a year now, but just reached a major milestone in my financial life, so I wanted to post it here to celebrate. I am a 31 years old Sales Engineer working for a NYC tech company. My situation is a little different than most people here because I am not an American nor am I a US permanent resident (working to change that). I came to the US years ago to study and was hired by this company after my graduation. I am in the US under the H1B visa and my employer is sponsoring me for a Green Card. Also, I am married to a non-US citizen (Japan) who is here as a dependent. Because of that, we are not putting any money on a house until our residency issue is resolved. Me and my wife are very frugal (hey, she is Japanese) and we have been able to save a little over $150K (ETFs, stocks, Emigrant Direct savings, 401K, Gold). We are debt free and are able to invest/save at least $1000 every month after taxes and after 401K contributions. I think this is pretty good considering that we live in NYC and this is a single income family (she is not allowed to work due to her VISA). Our plan is to save as much as possible and eventually move to a inexpensive 3rd world country (Panama, Brazil, etc...) and enjoy life.
It is great to be here and meet other like minded people.