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Old 12-02-2020, 10:30 AM   #21
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I just needed to share this, as I am feeling quite emotional
Congratulations, that's a big deal, especially so early.
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I am actually worth more than both my parents and my siblings combined, and that's considering that I've made hundreds of thousands for them (I manage the family's finances and invest for them).
I suggest you turn this job back over to your family. What is your family going to say if we hit another 2008 and their portfolio drop by 48%? i,e, they lose 1/2 of their money. I would not want to be in your position at that time.
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Old 12-02-2020, 10:32 AM   #22
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I finally did it. My net worth reached 1 Million. The magic symbolic number. $1,003,000 to be precise. As of this morning, at the age of 33, I am, officially, a MILLIONAIRE!
Congrats! You beat me. I was 35 when my company went public.
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Old 12-02-2020, 10:33 AM   #23
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Nice! Congratulations!
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Old 12-02-2020, 10:38 AM   #24
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Old 12-02-2020, 10:48 AM   #25
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Old 12-02-2020, 10:58 AM   #26
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Awesome at 33, The sooner you get that first one the better! Welcome to the how much is enough challenge!
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Old 12-02-2020, 11:00 AM   #27
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Great job!
Congratulations on all of your hard work, learning, and investing.
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Old 12-02-2020, 11:21 AM   #28
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Yes, what everyone else said - congratulations! A million at age 33 is significant, by almost any standards, especially so for someone from a modest economic family background.

I'd also echo what a few others have touched upon - namely, don't forget to have some fun along the way. You want to have some great memories when you're older. A good work ethic, which you obviously have, is a great asset, but all work and no play, as the saying goes........ Fun doesn't have to involve lying around, doing very little. It can involve working on something else, such as an interest - a pursuit that you're passionate about. It can be something that doesn't make money, but is satisfying to spend time on. I guess what I'm saying, is to give yourself time to explore and develop your interests, so that you have something engaging to do when you no longer need, or want, to work.

I'm envious. Wish I'd had a million when I was your age. I only got there this last year, at the age of 56. Way to go, RioIndy!
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Old 12-02-2020, 11:40 AM   #29
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Well done.

At age 33 we were still floating checks...... could do that sort of thing back in the old days.....

Back then as soon as we got a little bit ahead the engine would fall out of the car or the Roof would collapse, etc.... the struggle of life

Again, well done
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Old 12-02-2020, 02:21 PM   #31
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1. Put you money into 3 low-cost index stock funds and sleep at night. Wake up at age 63 with over $8M.
2. Continue putting some money into retirement funds. Wake up at age 63 with $10M.
3. Start enjoying life. Read the "Blow that Dough" thread.
4. Find someone to share your life.
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Old 12-02-2020, 04:22 PM   #32
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Congrats, great job. Now, you should enjoy life and look for a partner or girlfriend.
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Well done! I think it probably means more to you being self made. Just remember its more about the journey than getting to the end.
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Old 12-02-2020, 05:06 PM   #35
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Congratulations and enjoy in good health and mask up!
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Old 12-02-2020, 07:24 PM   #36
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Thank you everyone!

I treated myself to a nice dinner this evening. And going forward I think I am no longer going to buy the cheap brand of toilet paper anymore

The next large goal I think will be upgrading to a larger apartment. I have a good deal on my 1 bedroom, but I ultimately want to move up to at least a 2 bed+2 bath. In my HCOL city that is huge increase in my total expenses though (almost double in fact). I figure that is feasible once I hit 1.3M-1.5M (which is hopefully in less than 5 years!).

(I am not personally keen on becoming a property owner, especially not in the price range of a HCOL like this)
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Get that man a 2 comma button. I saw a button at the local grocery store. I snickered a little bit. If i saw a youngun with it I'd be very impressed. I think I earned the button about 4 or 5 years ago
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Old 12-02-2020, 07:43 PM   #38
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Get that man a 2 comma button. I saw a button at the local grocery store. I snickered a little bit.
I'm not sure what is meant by "registering" or getting a "2 comma button"?
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Old 12-02-2020, 08:01 PM   #40
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Congratulations! That's quite an achievement. You may want to live a little
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