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Oh to almost hit a big number
« on: November 07, 2015, 03:07:53 PM »
So this week I "found" a little more money.. $12k in a Healthcare savings account, earlier this year I got a buyout offer from my pension, then my Wife had some in her checking account... Just this week the market has been coming up and our liquid NW was $6k short of a REALLy big number!.. Well seems really big to me.

So of course now every day since I have been hoping the market would rise just a few more points.. Really good jobs number on Friday.. nope still barely budged and I'm now $9k below this "threashold".

So I assume I'm not the only one guilty of doing this?

Any other of you that anxiously "watch the tape" to cross a big hurdle to you.. whether thats $10k or $10M?

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Re: Oh to almost hit a big number
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2015, 03:20:36 PM »
1M was kinda cool to hit back in the day...but now I know that hitting these "big number" milestones really means very little.

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Re: Oh to almost hit a big number
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2015, 03:31:11 PM »
So this week I "found" a little more money.. $12k in a Healthcare savings account, earlier this year I got a buyout offer from my pension, then my Wife had some in her checking account... Just this week the market has been coming up and our liquid NW was $6k short of a REALLy big number!.. Well seems really big to me.

So of course now every day since I have been hoping the market would rise just a few more points.. Really good jobs number on Friday.. nope still barely budged and I'm now $9k below this "threashold".

So I assume I'm not the only one guilty of doing this?

Any other of you that anxiously "watch the tape" to cross a big hurdle to you.. whether thats $10k or $10M?
  Why to?  It's fun, and it gives you small goals to reach along the way.  Every ten grand or so I do a happy dance, but at my level ten grand is pretty significant.

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Re: Oh to almost hit a big number
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2015, 03:32:48 PM »
Yes I guess when I first read MMM and actually added up the NW I was already a little over the $1M so I guess I never had the pleasure/anxiety of watching the odometer click over so to speak.

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Re: Oh to almost hit a big number
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2015, 03:39:19 PM »
Yes I guess when I first read MMM and actually added up the NW I was already a little over the $1M so I guess I never had the pleasure/anxiety of watching the odometer click over so to speak.

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Re: Oh to almost hit a big number
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2015, 05:49:28 PM »
Found MORE money.... So predictable that it was you! Hahaha.

Yes, I totally OCD'd as my investable assets clicked closer to 1M. I am old enough to remember when 1M was real money ;)

It also represented the ransom for my freedom. And I just find milestones appealing, especially those with lots of zeros to the left of the decimal point.

No har, no foul! I hope you make it to the big number!

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Re: Oh to almost hit a big number
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2015, 02:24:10 PM »

  Why to?  It's fun, and it gives you small goals to reach along the way.  Every ten grand or so I do a happy dance, but at my level ten grand is pretty significant.

 With $1 million in the market, you can be up or down $10,000 or $15,000 a day.
Kinda scary when that 4 or 5 months savings.