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Old 08-07-2020, 05:34 PM   #2301
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East coast, Sebastian. 20 miles south of Melbourne, 10 miles north of Vero Beach. My parents lived there for 17 years, so I know the area.
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Old 08-07-2020, 05:41 PM   #2302
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I had to click on the link to understand what that means. Funny!
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Old 08-08-2020, 07:13 PM   #2303
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East coast, Sebastian. 20 miles south of Melbourne, 10 miles north of Vero Beach. My parents lived there for 17 years, so I know the area.
That was the first place (heading north from where I lived), where you could get decent waves to surf. At my house, only rarely did we get nice waves. But yeah, please avoid being the subject of another "Florida Man" headline.
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Old 08-09-2020, 04:59 AM   #2304
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The only way I know to avoid becoming a FM is to avoid the state entirely. Texas is probably a better bet.
I want you to know that Florida Man is a friend of mine. Except for having a few too many beers once in a while, he's OK. In fact, he's a damn good guy. it wasn't his fault.
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Old 08-09-2020, 09:45 AM   #2305
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East coast, Sebastian. 20 miles south of Melbourne, 10 miles north of Vero Beach. My parents lived there for 17 years, so I know the area.
Are you going to live with your parents? or buy a house in the area?
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Old 08-10-2020, 09:25 AM   #2306
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Old 08-10-2020, 03:56 PM   #2307
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Now that my w#rkday for today is over, I only have 94 more w#rkdays until retirement.

That cheered me up on this Monday!
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Old 08-10-2020, 04:09 PM   #2308
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Now that my w#rkday for today is over, I only have 94 more w#rkdays until retirement.

That cheered me up on this Monday!
That's what my ticker says...158 calendar days, -45 weekend days, -19 holidays and vacation days = 94...January 15, 2020 is my current bullseye.
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Old 08-10-2020, 04:52 PM   #2309
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That's what my ticker says...158 calendar days, -45 weekend days, -19 holidays and vacation days = 94...January 15, 2020 is my current bullseye.
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Old 08-10-2020, 08:23 PM   #2310
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That's what my ticker says...158 calendar days, -45 weekend days, -19 holidays and vacation days = 94...January 15, 2020 is my current bullseye.

Awesome! Think you mean 2021 ;-)
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Old 08-12-2020, 08:50 PM   #2311
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I'm feeling happy today passing the 1.5M mark in investable assets. A mix of regular investments, tIRA, Roth Ira, 401k and HSA accounts.

I have a positive home value to mortgage at this time.

I am awaiting the roller coaster of up and downs in the future months, but for now I have a little smile on my face.

Cheers all!
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My 2020 milestone

Today has been a long time coming: 20+ years. As of this morning I finally hit 1M NW.
It has not been a straight line, so I know how easily things can change for the worse. The goal is to double NW and investmentable assets over the next 5 years and quit w*rk for good.

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Old 08-13-2020, 08:10 AM   #2313
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My goodness, that was a big setback in 2014 HenryD. Congratulations on making it to the cool million mark, and all the best for doubling it asap!
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Old 08-13-2020, 08:28 AM   #2314
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HenryD >>> congratulations!
I hope your plan comes together.
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Old 08-13-2020, 10:44 AM   #2315
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I gave a 90 day notice and the time flew by, you will be amazed! Get ready to enjoy the freedoms that comes with retiring!
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Old 08-13-2020, 06:04 PM   #2316
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Today has been a long time coming: 20+ years. As of this morning I finally hit 1M NW.
It has not been a straight line, so I know how easily things can change for the worse. The goal is to double NW and investmentable assets over the next 5 years and quit w*rk for good.

Nice recovery! Care to share the cause of the setback, so the rest of us can try to avoid it?
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Old 08-13-2020, 06:22 PM   #2317
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Today has been a long time coming: 20+ years. As of this morning I finally hit 1M NW.
It has not been a straight line, so I know how easily things can change for the worse. The goal is to double NW and investmentable assets over the next 5 years and quit w*rk for good.

Congrats! The first $1M is the hardest. If you (we) have any luck with the markets, your second and third should follow in about 5 years and 7 years, respectively! The snowball effect of compounding earnings and contributions make a huge difference in the rate of accumulation!
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Old 08-13-2020, 08:54 PM   #2318
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Congrats! The first $1M is the hardest. If you (we) have any luck with the markets, your second and third should follow in about 5 years and 7 years, respectively! The snowball effect of compounding earnings and contributions make a huge difference in the rate of accumulation!


That is so true. If your not in the game, you will take a beating on the bottom line.
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Old 08-13-2020, 10:20 PM   #2319
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We recently cracked the 3m nw (2.55m portfolio/250k home/200k college funds+ misc), zero debt, with a tracked $4000 monthly spend. DW (51)took a work from home position and can get health ins with 20hr/wk. She has little desire to exit the workforce at this time. I am targeting Feb 2022 for my own exit with hopes of 2.8m-3m invested assets .....so OMY a bit longer!
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Old 08-13-2020, 11:01 PM   #2320
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I have a vacation home which puts me over $3m nw but just sucks money away in taxes, utilities, and maintenance. So, no retirement for me!
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