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Re: Celebrations Thread
« Reply #1700 on: December 22, 2017, 02:15:26 PM »
Way to go Odiedog859!! That's a great accomplishment (as is the 25X being under $40K).  Not having a house payment probably makes a big difference in the annual outlay costs. 
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Re: Celebrations Thread
« Reply #1701 on: December 28, 2017, 02:31:55 PM »
Congratulations everyone! I just hit a milestone of my own:

Just finished my first year bike commuting. I biked 187/238 working days ( ~78.5%) for 2940 miles! That's almost a cross country bike trip.
Thatís amazing. I hit 55 Days riding  my bike to work (ebike) I started in July. I hope to hit 100 Days next year. Keep it up...

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Re: Celebrations Thread
« Reply #1702 on: January 10, 2018, 10:01:50 AM »
I ran our numbers and with the recent market gains and aggressive savings in 2017 we joined the double comma club, by about $3k.

That includes our home equity so the next goal is $1M liquid, only $393k to go. I suspect there will be a market correction before we get there, so I'd guess sometime in 2022.

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Re: Celebrations Thread
« Reply #1703 on: January 11, 2018, 10:17:04 AM »
The wife and I hit 100K in investments december 30th goal was to hit it before 2018 I was very happy! Now lets see what this compounding is all about haha

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Re: Celebrations Thread
« Reply #1704 on: January 13, 2018, 08:17:53 AM »
Just crossed the 600k mark in investments (not house).  yay!!

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Re: Celebrations Thread
« Reply #1705 on: January 13, 2018, 02:03:07 PM »
Got the paperwork from my previous company re the pension plan. I had completely written this off because I had no idea what the rules were. I'm able to transfer the money out (rollover to IRA). So, basically, free money! Paperwork is done, just need to send it in and wait for processing.

And, I remembered I have a tub of coolwhip in the fridge. I'm eating cool whip :)

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Re: Celebrations Thread
« Reply #1706 on: January 14, 2018, 08:07:08 AM »
Got the paperwork from my previous company re the pension plan. I had completely written this off because I had no idea what the rules were. I'm able to transfer the money out (rollover to IRA). So, basically, free money! Paperwork is done, just need to send it in and wait for processing.

And, I remembered I have a tub of coolwhip in the fridge. I'm eating cool whip :)
Congrats!!!!



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Re: Celebrations Thread
« Reply #1707 on: January 14, 2018, 09:19:10 AM »
The Zamboni family has eclipsed $1MM net worth. Whoo hoo! Less than 20% of that is home value.

Next goal is $1MM in market securities.

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Re: Celebrations Thread
« Reply #1708 on: January 14, 2018, 09:41:27 AM »
Awesome!!!  CONGRATULATIONS!  :D
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Re: Celebrations Thread
« Reply #1709 on: January 14, 2018, 07:17:45 PM »
Thank you!

I was not expecting this in January. The first half of this month in the market has been ridiculous.

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Re: Celebrations Thread
« Reply #1710 on: January 14, 2018, 11:27:37 PM »
I joined the double-comma club at close of trading today :)
Late to FI; but better late than never!

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Re: Celebrations Thread
« Reply #1711 on: January 14, 2018, 11:29:53 PM »
I joined the double-comma club at close of trading today :)

Congrats ozbeach!

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Re: Celebrations Thread
« Reply #1712 on: January 15, 2018, 05:28:37 AM »
Awesome, ozbeach!

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Re: Celebrations Thread
« Reply #1713 on: January 15, 2018, 06:57:34 AM »
By selling a bunch of crap I didn't need I paid off CC#1 3 months ahead of schedule! CC#2 is in my sights now, already sent an extra $500 payment this month and planning to send another $500 with my next paycheck. I originally was aiming to have this balance paid off by September of this year but now I'm feeling invigorated and my new goal is to pay it off by the end of May. Time to find more crap to sell!

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Re: Celebrations Thread
« Reply #1714 on: January 15, 2018, 09:24:48 AM »
By selling a bunch of crap I didn't need I paid off CC#1 3 months ahead of schedule! CC#2 is in my sights now, already sent an extra $500 payment this month and planning to send another $500 with my next paycheck. I originally was aiming to have this balance paid off by September of this year but now I'm feeling invigorated and my new goal is to pay it off by the end of May. Time to find more crap to sell!
Congratulations!!! You can do this!!!
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Re: Celebrations Thread
« Reply #1715 on: January 15, 2018, 09:31:56 AM »
The Van house crossed $1MM invested and $1.5MM net assets!! I'm sure we will be crossing and re crossing this milestone for awhile due to market conditions. Invested doesn't include cash on hand. We also have kid#1 starting college this year, so our $ will shift from saving for retirement to paying for college. We'd always said we wanted $1MM invested before college. I can't believe we actually made it! FIRE goal is $2.0MM and a paid off house. 4 years, 2 months, 2 weeks and 4 days to go....
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Re: Celebrations Thread
« Reply #1716 on: January 16, 2018, 02:59:31 PM »
Requested a large (percentage-wise) raise to try to bring my salary up to market value for my position and the work I do. 

I didn't want it to be about the new salary compared to what I have been making, but rather about the results I'm providing on large projects I'm working on, to see if the company values me at market value.  So I phrased it that way when asking and my boss and his boss are both going to bat for me to try to make it happen.

Got the confidence to ask by reading here on the forum, so thanks!

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Re: Celebrations Thread
« Reply #1717 on: January 16, 2018, 06:36:45 PM »
 Nicely done jakegu3! Sounds like you phrased your request in a smart way,  and that your bosses value your work.  Keep us posted!

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Re: Celebrations Thread
« Reply #1718 on: January 16, 2018, 07:05:45 PM »
Just quit my job!  We ran the numbers and realized that one of us could FIRE!  Weird to think that I really donít have to work again if I donít want to. Gonna enjoy time with the family. Thanks to the MMM community for helping me get my priorities in order!

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Re: Celebrations Thread
« Reply #1719 on: January 16, 2018, 07:38:04 PM »
Just quit my job!  We ran the numbers and realized that one of us could FIRE!  Weird to think that I really donít have to work again if I donít want to. Gonna enjoy time with the family. Thanks to the MMM community for helping me get my priorities in order!

Woo Hoo!!  Congratulations!!
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