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Re: Celebrations Thread
« Reply #1600 on: July 19, 2017, 12:47:39 PM »
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Re: Celebrations Thread
« Reply #1601 on: July 19, 2017, 05:50:36 PM »
Ok, this is dumb, but for me it counts. I finally live somewhere where I can post on FB that I could use a 2nd pair of hands for 5 minutes on a Saturday to help me do something really easy, and I got a response within 10 minutes from a friend, she's coming tomorrow. And another friend posted 5 minutes later that if it falls through, he'll turn up.

I love having friends near me :)
I am happy for you - friends nearby make a huge difference.
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Re: Celebrations Thread
« Reply #1602 on: July 20, 2017, 06:44:17 AM »
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I received notice that I just got my first patent!  It is work related, but still pretty cool!

This is the coolest thing ever.  This was on my bucket list when I was a young engineer, but I never made it happen.  Good for you!

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Re: Celebrations Thread
« Reply #1603 on: July 21, 2017, 12:58:34 PM »
Hit $100k stash!  (It may be back to $99.9k after the markets close this afternoon.)
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Re: Celebrations Thread
« Reply #1604 on: July 21, 2017, 03:09:50 PM »
Hit $100k stash!  (It may be back to $99.9k after the markets close this afternoon.)

Great! You'll be surprised how fast the next $100k will go.  (And let's hope your stash goes back down so your next purchase is cheaper!)

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4 days from my 40th birthday
« Reply #1605 on: August 04, 2017, 07:51:55 AM »
crossed this symbolic threshold for the first time

If you are wondering why debts is positive, I overpaid my credit card by 7$!

Yay! already semi retired but this feels great!

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Re: Celebrations Thread
« Reply #1606 on: August 10, 2017, 01:55:36 PM »
Hit $100k stash!  (It may be back to $99.9k after the markets close this afternoon.)

Great! You'll be surprised how fast the next $100k will go.  (And let's hope your stash goes back down so your next purchase is cheaper!)

Back under $100k! Do I get to celebrate twice?
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Re: Celebrations Thread
« Reply #1607 on: August 10, 2017, 04:59:58 PM »
Hit $100k stash!  (It may be back to $99.9k after the markets close this afternoon.)

Great! You'll be surprised how fast the next $100k will go.  (And let's hope your stash goes back down so your next purchase is cheaper!)

Back under $100k! Do I get to celebrate twice?
Hell yeah you do!

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Re: Celebrations Thread
« Reply #1608 on: August 10, 2017, 09:24:31 PM »
Gave notice to my employer, 7 weeks to go.  FIRE is getting real!  Very exciting!

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Re: Celebrations Thread
« Reply #1609 on: August 11, 2017, 12:53:48 AM »
Gave notice to my employer, 7 weeks to go.  FIRE is getting real!  Very exciting!

Congrats! On to a brave new life!

I just made a spreadsheet to keep track of my net worth. It looks barren with only today's data entries, but it's a start!

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Re: Celebrations Thread
« Reply #1610 on: August 14, 2017, 08:55:56 AM »
I am still processing the offer for a new job I received on Friday after a 3-month long interviewing process. I think I am still a bit in shock!

I will be increasing my base salary by $55k (yes, $55k!), I will receive an annual bonus up to and possibly exceeding 30% of my base with an equal amount of RSUs on top of that on a relatively quick vesting schedule, all topped off with amazing benefits.

I have been working for a terrible boss for awhile now. On top of that, the job I am in now was completely misrepresented to me (as was it's earning potential) when I was being recruited for it and I quickly realized I was overqualified and severely underpaid (and under appreciated) once I was in the role.

I am so proud of myself for knowing my worth and fighting for it. This new job and salary will be a complete game-changer for my family and our FI future. I am pretty damn happy right now! I will officially be accepting the offer today. :)

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Re: Celebrations Thread
« Reply #1611 on: August 14, 2017, 12:10:07 PM »
Wow, hred17!  Amazing.

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Re: Celebrations Thread
« Reply #1612 on: August 14, 2017, 03:43:25 PM »
I am still processing the offer for a new job I received on Friday after a 3-month long interviewing process. I think I am still a bit in shock!

I will be increasing my base salary by $55k (yes, $55k!), I will receive an annual bonus up to and possibly exceeding 30% of my base with an equal amount of RSUs on top of that on a relatively quick vesting schedule, all topped off with amazing benefits.

I have been working for a terrible boss for awhile now. On top of that, the job I am in now was completely misrepresented to me (as was it's earning potential) when I was being recruited for it and I quickly realized I was overqualified and severely underpaid (and under appreciated) once I was in the role.

I am so proud of myself for knowing my worth and fighting for it. This new job and salary will be a complete game-changer for my family and our FI future. I am pretty damn happy right now! I will officially be accepting the offer today. :)

Kudos!

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Re: Celebrations Thread
« Reply #1613 on: August 15, 2017, 02:28:48 PM »
Fantastic news, congratulations. I hope you love it.