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Old 02-12-2020, 07:50 PM   #2181
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Congratulations to all of you milestone achievers. I very happy for all of the success you have had.
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Old 02-13-2020, 06:50 AM   #2182
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Congratulations! Y'all retired yet?

Thanks. Weíre both taking time away from work right now, but may dabble with less stressful/highly flexible employment in the future. Work being optional is a beautiful thing. We are definitely enjoying our freedom.
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Old 02-15-2020, 10:33 AM   #2183
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2/15/20 = 948k, previous milestone I posted here was 12/15/2019 = 830k. contribution = about 3k, the rest is by the market. This feels unreal.

I might actually hit 1m this year.
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Old 02-15-2020, 10:56 AM   #2184
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2/15/20 = 948k, previous milestone I posted here was 12/15/2019 = 830k. contribution = about 3k, the rest is by the market. This feels unreal.

I might actually hit 1m this year.
The first million is the hardest. Congratulations to you and keep GOING!
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Old 02-15-2020, 12:37 PM   #2185
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Last week passed $2 million tax deferred savings. Would have happened sooner but I got a bit conservative middle of last year.

Hopefully can get it over $2.5 in a few years, then I will punch out of the rat race.

(Single income, 1 child, only made over $100k the last 8 years, slow and steady saving. 56)
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Old 02-15-2020, 05:24 PM   #2186
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Congrats on the milestones everyone! I love to hear success stories. Keeps me motivated to continue to save money.
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Old 02-16-2020, 02:35 PM   #2187
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Congratulations to all the new millionaires and multimillionaires! I am very impressed since it took me 30 years to get there.

I can talk with my older brother about finances since we are both retired millionaires but avoid the subject with my other siblings. They are in their 60's but have nothing saved and will be working as long as possible and/or living on social security. Several of my neighbors are millionaires, two from selling their Los Angeles homes but they also have investments, two are financial advisors, and another neighbor has a large inheritance. We don't usually share specifics but it would probably not be awkward to do so.
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Old 02-16-2020, 04:40 PM   #2188
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I retired after 28 years at a great company, took my pension in cash, saved 16% of my salary while there. I left with 855K in April of 2016. I never added another dime, nor have I taken any $$. I work (2) part time jobs. I intend to work 7 more years and pick up a small municipal pension at 60. I've got (3) years in and I love what i'm doing. My goal was 1.1M by age 55, I'm 53 and I'm at 1.17M. I'm going to do a small 72T on 800K next year, and live a little.
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Share your FIRE Milestones

Iíll share: my spouse is the spender and Iím the saver. We have both compromised a bit in the middle but they were never interested in the savings and let me manage it all.

They saw a 8yr senior coworkers 401k balance the other day and realized they had 1.6x that amount. I finally saw some of that energy I feel around savings!

Good things happen when you max your tax deferred space and let it ride. Even with good dual income Iím often surprised at how lavish many of our peers live. For me, it is correct to say surprised - Iím almost uncomfortable with our spend but it works with our plan.
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