This post was supposed to be about mushy Thanksgiving stuff and I'll get to that, but something amazing happened on Wednesday that I must talk about first. I joined the Double-Comma Club: Let's go back in time for a moment Sometime in my early 30s, I had a random thought that I've never told anyone. That thought was this: … [Read more...] about I’ve joined the Double-Comma Club!
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I started my first real job right around 1/1/1998, about 20 years ago. To get my investment portfolio (primary home excluded) to the first $1,000,000 (Double Comma Club), it took a long time, almost 17 years. Or, because I like to measure stuff in days: 6,174! During that period, I worked hard at various programming jobs. Some of them were very stressful and I … [Read more...] about Joining The Multimillionaire Club (And What I’ve Learned About Money)
One of the most fun parts of FIRE Life is meeting with fun people who pass through town. A couple of years ago, I met Tina. We talked about FIRE, bikes, and ate subs late at night. (I highly recommend the Grape Ape from Cheba Hut). I was supposed to see Tina again last summer on my way to the West Coast, but then COVID happened. I hadn't heard from Tina in a while and then … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Turning “What If?” Into “Why Not?”
My main goal* was to build an investment and cash portfolio of $1,120,000* ($1,000,000 to retire on and $120,000 to pay off the house) in 1500 days**, starting from 1/1/2013 and ending in February of 2017. I made my goal in 2016, my 1500 Days are over, and I’ve left my job. In the interest of openness, I’ll continue to share my numbers. My … [Read more...] about November Performance Update (Day 2524): LifeStyles Of The Boring And Frugal
My main goal* was to build an investment and cash portfolio of $1,120,000* in 1500 days**, starting from 1/1/2013 and ending in February of 2017. I made my goal in 2016, my 1500 Days are over, and I’ve left my job. In the interest of openness, I’ll continue to share my numbers. So It Begins... Mindy and I built the core of our nest egg with … [Read more...] about October Performance Update (Day 2494): So It Begins…