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Eurotexan

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Hit a new milestone!
« on: June 19, 2014, 09:16:19 AM »
Just wanted to share with you all, I just hit NW of $310K! The amazing thing is that when I discovered MMM back in January, it was $240K! I know the stock market has been doing pretty well but most of the gains are from savings, maxing out 401K and IRA, paying down mortgage.

So wonderful to see, what we're doing DOES work!

(I knew it did, just nice to see it working for me!)

I love this community, thank you for all your support!

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Re: Hit a new milestone!
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2014, 09:35:05 AM »
if you are a fellow Brit with a half decent salary then you will have no problems.

Frugality is part of our DNA.. great job!

Frank

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Re: Hit a new milestone!
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2014, 09:48:07 AM »
yay! congratulations!

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Re: Hit a new milestone!
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2014, 10:35:20 AM »
if you are a fellow Brit with a half decent salary then you will have no problems.

Frugality is part of our DNA.. great job!

Frank

Thanks Frank! Yes, born and raised in the UK, also spent 5 years in Germany so developed the frugality even more there! Bit of a hiccup when I came to Texas but on the right path now.

Congratulations on your ER! I enjoy following your posts

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Re: Hit a new milestone!
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2014, 11:05:56 AM »
That's awesome!  Way to go!
We are two former teachers who accumulated a bunch of real estate, retired at 29, spent some time traveling the world full time and are now settled with three kids.
If you want to know more about us, or how we did that, or see lots of pictures, this Business Insider profile tells our story pretty well.
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Re: Hit a new milestone!
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2014, 11:19:12 AM »
Market is only up 4-5% since Jan...so congrats on saving a ton!

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Re: Hit a new milestone!
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2014, 03:14:16 PM »
Congratulations!

Brits and Germans are frugal by nature? That's a great piece of tidbit to know. maybe... just maybe my ancestral genes (German) will be helpful in reaching my goal. ;)

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Re: Hit a new milestone!
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2014, 06:08:31 PM »
Congratulations!

Brits and Germans are frugal by nature? That's a great piece of tidbit to know. maybe... just maybe my ancestral genes (German) will be helpful in reaching my goal. ;)


Just less money growing up.. plus my Parents made every financial mistake in the book.. scared me into being frugal..:)

I know a lot of Brits wired the same way..

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Re: Hit a new milestone!
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2014, 07:57:57 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2014, 10:38:11 PM »
Just less money growing up.. plus my Parents made every financial mistake in the book.. scared me into being frugal..:)

I wish my parents financial mishaps scared me into being frugal. Instead I learned by example and went parallel. Oi! Fixing it now though. ha.

Kinda on german frugality...

http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2014/05/28/316459056/episode-542-can-an-economy-be-too-good

Thank you Hexdexorex. Will need to listen to it.

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Re: Hit a new milestone!
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2014, 03:54:27 AM »
woot!  solid.