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Old 02-14-2022, 07:35 AM   #581
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So much for that last part!



I put in my three week's notice this past Friday. I'm out 2/18. All done working for "the man."



At age 44, I will transition to helping my wife with the financial and business side of our business while building my gig as an endurance sports coach. Thanks to our wonderful childcare situation, I will be able to pursue my own athletic endeavors while still young enough to enjoy them, and I'll be invested in helping others do the same while taking care of our home and spending time with my 3 and 5 year old daughters.



Thanks to this forum, FIRECalc, and discipline over the course of a 22 year working career (along with the military pension and healthcare), I'm able to give up the typical job life and "find my happy".



Call it ER; call it semi-ER; call it not retired at all but kinda working from home... whatever... I'm stoked.
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Old 02-24-2022, 10:08 PM   #582
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Daughter just started Kaiser CRNA School(Nurse Anthesis) and investment portfolio is now little over 5M.
It's been a few months....

How is the gas passer doing?
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Old 03-23-2022, 02:49 AM   #583
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Just turned 42 and hit 5M! Woot!

Only have 100 of shares of TSLA
Back to 5M!! woot! Hopefully, it won't be too short-lived this time
Since Nov: $5M -> $5.1M -> $4.6M -> $5M

-Equities down about $250k still
-Salary/Bonus/RE increase have offset.

Anyways, just highlighting the long game w/ diversity. Getting bogged down with the short-term volatility can be rough.
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Old 03-29-2022, 11:25 PM   #584
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Reached $600k again from last October 2021. $617,000 was highest point. I want to see $700k before the year ends.
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Old 05-10-2022, 07:43 PM   #585
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Well last Friday was DW's "last day" at work... until hours later they called back and convinced her to work 20hrs a week part time for a 3 week stretch in late June. On her schedule not theirs. She agreed to do it "to be nice", the team is trying to reach a deadline and they need her help to do it. Good company, but boring, crappy work. We're still very happy, though, her call and it has nothing to do with money.

Just ramping up some reckless spending plans... lots of travel (I FIRE'ed almost 5.5 years ago) and interesting Real Estate/home options.
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Old 05-11-2022, 02:06 PM   #586
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I suppose this thread will be dry for few months until market reaches all-time high?
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Old 05-11-2022, 02:58 PM   #587
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I suppose this thread will be dry for few months until market reaches all-time high?
I suspect you may be right!

I suspect that the first digit of the value of my retirement portfolio has changed. But not in the good way! So I am not going to look.
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Old 05-11-2022, 03:02 PM   #588
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I suppose this thread will be dry for few months until market reaches all-time high?

Not necessarily. All FIRE milestones are not just financial.
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Old 05-11-2022, 03:39 PM   #589
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Not necessarily. All FIRE milestones are not just financial.
True!
There is many milestones in life other than money. Life and good health is my milestone reaching mid 60's.
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Old 05-15-2022, 10:55 PM   #590
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I'm waiting for inflation to turn this into a "Share Your FIRE Milestones - 2022" thread.
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Old 05-15-2022, 11:24 PM   #591
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Not necessarily. All FIRE milestones are not just financial.
True but I thought this thread was about net asset numbers? At least, that is what the majority is talking about.
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Old 05-19-2022, 01:46 PM   #592
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I'll share a different type of FIRE milestone - this one is "educational".

Yesterday marked 10 years since I first posted on this site (Interestingly, in those ten years through yesterday I had exactly 4,400 posts, not counting the ones the mods deleted for me being a troublemaker ) . Here was my first post, a question about a Megacorp retirement offer: https://www.early-retirement.org/for...fer-61453.html

What I learned from that thread was just the start of my education from this site, which I rate among the best... simply because here no one is trying to hold anyone else back, everyone *wants* to see everyone else FIRE, and offer advice in that context.

So... cheers!
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Old 05-19-2022, 01:53 PM   #593
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I'll share a different type of FIRE milestone - this one is "educational".

Yesterday marked 10 years since I first posted on this site (Interestingly, in those ten years through yesterday I had exactly 4,400 posts, not counting the ones the mods deleted for me being a troublemaker ) . Here was my first post, a question about a Megacorp retirement offer: https://www.early-retirement.org/for...fer-61453.html

What I learned from that thread was just the start of my education from this site, which I rate among the best... simply because here no one is trying to hold anyone else back, everyone *wants* to see everyone else FIRE, and offer advice in that context.

So... cheers!
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Old 05-19-2022, 02:55 PM   #594
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My projected dividends (reinvested) exceed my military retirement, VA disability and DW's SSDI. Still can't touch any of it without a penalty since I'm a young wipper snapper but I'll let it ride.
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Old 06-09-2022, 02:05 PM   #595
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That sound when you wake up knowing you have only one mortgage (the smaller one). And that feeling when you log into you Fido account and see the proceeds of the primary home sale wired in.
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Old 06-09-2022, 05:08 PM   #596
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We are moving forward with a short plat on the property, which stands to be profitable.
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Old 06-17-2022, 08:48 AM   #597
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Crossed over the $500k mark in total contributions all time. Kinda crazy to think an annual swing in total accounts value could approach that number. Not looking like the plus side this year though...
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