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10 years later...

August 3rd, 2016 at 01:41 pm

Well I have been away for a while, still working on my savings, being frugal, and my personal relationships (not necessarily in that order).

However for today I am looking back 10 years, only because I have been on here in one form or another for that amount of time.

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Looking at my numbers for 2006 in August, 10 years ago
* All my investments added up to about what I still owed on my mortgage. Maybe the equivalent of one year's take home pay.
* I was in the midst of working out a divorce with my wife.
* I was only to year 3 of my current job, and wasn't even vested yet in the pension plan.
* I was turning my life around, but it had a long way to go.
* My saving accounts fluctuated between $100 - $2,000

Now its August 2016, and
* My house has been paid off since 2011
* My investments are now about the equivalent of 10 years of take home pay (though maybe 25 years of expenses).
* I'm happily divorced and happily have a girl friend who is great.
* I'm finishing year 13 at my last job, still going strong, and have a nice vested pension amount at this point.
* My life has long been set to a new compass direction, and an excellent one at that.
* My savings accounts now fluctuate between $20,000 & $25,000.
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Getting the ship going the right direction can be a pain, but once there, you can really make headway. Not sure I would have believed it would work out this well 10 years ago, but it has gone well.

9 Responses to “10 years later...”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    I love this post! Thanks for laying it all out there. It is really great to look back sometimes and see how far we've come.

  2. Petunia 100 Says:

    That's awesome! You've come a long, long way in the last 10 years. Smile
    I was just thinking the other day that it had been awhile since I had seen you post. Good to know that you are still out there and fighting the good fight.

  3. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    So crazy what a different 10 years makes!

  4. PatientSaver Says:

    Wow, has it really been 10 years???

  5. VS_ozgirl Says:

    It's been great hearing from you and that you're doing so well Smile.

  6. creditcardfree Says:

    Nice work in those ten years!!

  7. MonkeyMama Says:

    Nice!

  8. snafu Says:

    thanks for the update, we hadn't seen you on SA recently

  9. Ima saver Says:

    Good job, great hearing from you!

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