Author Topic: Reached semi-FI  (Read 864 times)

dcamnc

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Reached semi-FI
« on: September 20, 2017, 06:08:42 PM »
I ran some calculations today, and realized my investment gains this year have totaled more than my living expenses. Pretty cool feeling. The market has been good, so this is temporary of course; it was pretty neat when it hit me though. I can only tell one person this in real life (my best friend/mentor), so I'm venting my experience here as well. Living on a shoestring, and putting the majority of my income in investments is finally starting to pay off.

lexde

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Re: Reached semi-FI
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2017, 06:14:08 PM »
That's excellent, congratulations!

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Re: Reached semi-FI
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2017, 07:14:35 PM »
Must be a great feeling. Congrats!

Roe

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Re: Reached semi-FI
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2017, 08:39:09 AM »
Thats awesome! Grats on getting rewarded for your hard work.
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Re: Reached semi-FI
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2017, 10:31:46 AM »
Congrats! Stories like these keep me going.

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Re: Reached semi-FI
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2017, 09:39:12 AM »
Nice work!

"semi-FI" is sort-of-kind-of an oxymoron to me, but I think it's something most of us can relate to and even indulge in.  I also have a "bare FI" nestegg concept that would imply a relatively austere lifestyle, or one with elevated risk of dying in poverty.  It is comforting to know that I've already achieved some sort of FI, even if it's far from what I ultimately want.
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