Reached 50% of my "number" today

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Reached 50% of my "number" today

Postby baw703916 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:20 pm

FWIW, I reached one-third a little over 4 years ago.

Just thought this was an appropriate time to say thanks to all the Bogleheads who have given me good advice over the years.
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Re: Reached 50% of my "number" today

Postby whodidntante » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:33 pm

:sharebeer

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Re: Reached 50% of my "number" today

Postby stemikger » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:53 pm

:sharebeer

Keep it up!!
Stay the Course!! ~ Press on Regardless!!!

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Re: Reached 50% of my "number" today

Postby LukeHeinz57 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:12 am

Cheers and Congrats! :beer

I'm 1/3 of the way there myself. Maybe in four years, I'll be halfway to the goal too!
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Re: Reached 50% of my "number" today

Postby 8foot7 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:17 am

Congrats! Go get a nice steak and grill it. :sharebeer

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Re: Reached 50% of my "number" today

Postby baw703916 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:37 pm

Of course, today the markets are down somewhat, so I'm probably no longer about 50%!

I guess I should panic sell and start market timing! 8-)

(just kidding!)
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Re: Reached 50% of my "number" today

Postby lostdog » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:42 pm

:sharebeer

Congratulations!
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Re: Reached 50% of my "number" today

Postby White Coat Investor » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:51 pm

Second half goes a lot faster than the first half!
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Re: Reached 50% of my "number" today

Postby icefr » Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:39 am

Congrats! I hit 50% for the first time last spring. I went back under 50% in the summer/fall and haven't quite re-hit 50% again, but that's life and I'm still close :)

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Re: Reached 50% of my "number" today

Postby BolderBoy » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:31 am

White Coat Investor wrote:Second half goes a lot faster than the first half!

I'll add my congratulations and I completely agree with WCI's sentiment above!
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Re: Reached 50% of my "number" today

Postby bubbadog » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:45 am

Congrats!

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Re: Reached 50% of my "number" today

Postby grap0013 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:36 am

Nice dude!! Keep us up to date and your posts are always appreciated!
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Re: Reached 50% of my "number" today

Postby WallStreetPhysician » Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:44 am

White Coat Investor wrote:Second half goes a lot faster than the first half!


Yup, the second million comes in a lot faster than the 1st million!

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Re: Reached 50% of my "number" today

Postby Lemonaid56 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:50 am

Congratulations to you!
Its a little over a year ago we started our journey on Bogleheads. I can never thank Lifehacker enough for the article I read that sent me searching for a better way to manage our retirement funds.
Every year I did the taxes since we had hired our FA it was killing me to see the expenses and thinking I could do as good myself and save 3-4k$. I thank this site for the support to go on our own. Still alot to learn everyday but our confidence is greater because of the support here.
We are 3/4 of our way to our goal and I keep telling my wife its about 7 years away. I hope I'm right.
Good luck to all of you.

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Re: Reached 50% of my "number" today

Postby rai » Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:54 am

White Coat Investor wrote:Second half goes a lot faster than the first half!

I reached 1/2 my number as well (20 years) and hope the second half is more like 8-10 years because of the snowball effect not to mention getting the kids out of the nest.
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Re: Reached 50% of my "number" today

Postby FoolStreet » Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:48 pm

Lemonaid56 wrote:Congratulations to you!
Its a little over a year ago we started our journey on Bogleheads. I can never thank Lifehacker enough for the article I read that sent me searching for a better way to manage our retirement funds.
Every year I did the taxes since we had hired our FA it was killing me to see the expenses and thinking I could do as good myself and save 3-4k$. I thank this site for the support to go on our own. Still alot to learn everyday but our confidence is greater because of the support here.
We are 3/4 of our way to our goal and I keep telling my wife its about 7 years away. I hope I'm right.
Good luck to all of you.


Can you share the article?

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Re: Reached 50% of my "number" today

Postby Lemonaid56 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:41 am

FoolStreet wrote:
Lemonaid56 wrote:Congratulations to you!
Its a little over a year ago we started our journey on Bogleheads. I can never thank Lifehacker enough for the article I read that sent me searching for a better way to manage our retirement funds.
Every year I did the taxes since we had hired our FA it was killing me to see the expenses and thinking I could do as good myself and save 3-4k$. I thank this site for the support to go on our own. Still alot to learn everyday but our confidence is greater because of the support here.
We are 3/4 of our way to our goal and I keep telling my wife its about 7 years away. I hope I'm right.
Good luck to all of you.


Can you share the article?


Lets see if this works; this is the url of the article I read;

http://lifehacker.com/five-best-investm ... 1628737219

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Re: Reached 50% of my "number" today

Postby Federal Agent » Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:50 pm

Congrats Baw,

I want to say "thanks" for all the informative posts that you have provided to us Board members. :D

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Re: Reached 50% of my "number" today

Postby frugalecon » Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:58 pm

Congrats! I am at about 60% on the portfolio, 70% on the forecasted years of work. Fun to share milestones here, but I wish my dad were still around so I could share them with him. He would have been tickled, I think.

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Re: Reached 50% of my "number" today

Postby FoolStreet » Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:13 pm

Lemonaid56 wrote:
FoolStreet wrote:
Lemonaid56 wrote:Congratulations to you!
Its a little over a year ago we started our journey on Bogleheads. I can never thank Lifehacker enough for the article I read that sent me searching for a better way to manage our retirement funds.
Every year I did the taxes since we had hired our FA it was killing me to see the expenses and thinking I could do as good myself and save 3-4k$. I thank this site for the support to go on our own. Still alot to learn everyday but our confidence is greater because of the support here.
We are 3/4 of our way to our goal and I keep telling my wife its about 7 years away. I hope I'm right.
Good luck to all of you.


Can you share the article?


Lets see if this works; this is the url of the article I read;

http://lifehacker.com/five-best-investm ... 1628737219


Great article. Thanks!

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Re: Reached 50% of my "number" today

Postby Dandy » Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:30 am

Great. Now you will probably see the growth of the portfolio will start to dwarf your contributions and get the feeling that your money is really working for you.


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