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Forum: Hi, I am... 01-01-2018, 01:50 AM
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Posted By OptimistPrime
Changes in the last 3 years (now 40% through my...

Changes in the last 3 years (now 40% through my "20 year plan"!):
- Passed $500k saved for retirement (across 401k, Roth IRA, Taxable) thanks to the 2017 market.
- Bought a house in Denver 2.5...
Forum: Hi, I am... 01-01-2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 36
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Posted By OptimistPrime
5 year update

Changes in the last 4-5 years (now 25% through my "20 year plan"!):
- Almost $250k saved for retirement (across 401k/Roth 401k, Roth IRA, Taxable)
- Bought a house at the bottom of the market....
Forum: Other topics 01-26-2012, 02:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,438
Posted By OptimistPrime
Just a note that if you want her to be eligible...

Just a note that if you want her to be eligible for some academic-based (i.e. not need-based) scholarships, the school may still require that a FAFSA be on file. I got several thousand dollars worth...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-03-2011, 12:53 AM
Replies: 30
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Posted By OptimistPrime
If you start from the assumptions that you're...

If you start from the assumptions that you're comfortable with the risk of 30% stocks (i.e. that you could lose half of it tomorrow), option A is right out. The only real decision is whether you can...
Forum: Hi, I am... 04-03-2011, 08:29 PM
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Posted By OptimistPrime
My savings rate (gross - taxes) is already over...

My savings rate (gross - taxes) is already over 50%, but I'm trying to focus on raises to boost my savings even more. I'm trying to save as much as I can now so that I'll be ready when life's other...
Forum: Hi, I am... 04-03-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 36
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Posted By OptimistPrime
25 & want to retire at 45

Hi all,

I'm a newbie at Megacorp (started full-time January 2010), and I have this crazy idea in my head that I'd like to retire in ~20 years (at age 45). I've been maxing out a Roth 401k...
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