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2034...dum dum da....

November 4th, 2019 at 02:53 pm

DK2 will finish high school in 2030. Woah typing that makes it real. I believe she'll be done (fingers crossed) in 2034. DH will be 56 turning 57 and I'll be around 55 depending on graduation date.

We have 14.5 years until we are done. I am freaked out a bit reading that. Based on the rule of 7 we should be able to double our investments 2x over. Since in theory your investments double every 7 years. By that rule we'd have a ridiculous amount of money.

I guess I feel it going by in a blink because I believe I started blogging here and on my own website in 2005. So it's been 14 years or so and my how times have changed.

If I can figure it out I should put one of those countdown days. It might freak me out though to watch it. For many of you I'm sure you are also feeling the passage of time as I read your blogs and smile. I find incredibly interesting to see how people's live have changed sometimes very rapidly. To see how much has improved often times because of this site.

Anyway I was just musing about time.

8 Responses to “2034...dum dum da....”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    The time with children in the home goes fast! And then we watch our parents age. So many of us have been blogging here for so long I too have picked up on the passage of time that has occurred. Do you still have your website? Not sure I knew you had one!

  2. Carol Says:

    I found a very old picture of hubby and me and put it up in the dining room just for fun. My grandson (10) asked " Who's that? " ! told him and he said, "Are you sure?"
    Yes, time flies!

  3. disneysteve Says:

    I'm right there with you. I've been here at SA since 2006. So much has happened in that time personally, professionally, and financially. My wife and I are both now 55. I'm hoping that rule of 7 holds true. We're currently sitting on about $1.2 million and that would take us to about $2.5 million which is my goal. If we can hit that at 62 that would be awesome and I'd be very happy to hang it up at that point.

  4. pjmama Says:

    I was just thinking the same - I joined SA in 2006, and though my posting has been sporadic over the years (and recently. haha), it's insane to think of how much has changed! Very exciting prospects for your retirement. Hoping I can hit that same "ridiculous amount of money" when that time comes for me! haha.

  5. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    CCF I think of your girls and smile because my DK1 started band and the flute this year! I think of how you were running around with band for and thinking OMG that woman is super busy with posts about eating on the run and performance after performance. I am starting to live that now!

    DS I think of your daughter fondly as well I don't know what year but I remember the crazy posts about the baht mitvah and planning for it and it costing like a wedding. I recall thinking OMG that's crazy not the cost but the idea of doing some huge birthday celebration. How will you top that for a wedding? Smile
    PJmama I find it crazy to see not financially but how fast life has changed. I like it but it's insane that about 1 decade ago I just had my first child.

  6. creditcardfree Says:

    That's so cool, LAL! My oldest is still playing flute as one of her majors is music performance. It was a very busy time with all the performances...I'm glad to be past it, but I loved it at the time.

  7. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    It is fun. And I am sort of loving the idea of band performances. I cringe now but my DH both smile. I played the saxaphone and sort of wanted her to do it too but she picked her choice so whatever.

  8. disneysteve Says:

    LAL, DD's Bat Mitzvah was in 2008. Hard to believe it's been 11 years. Then came high school and college which she graduated in 2018. She's now 24. Still living with us but hopefully that will change eventually.

    I just pulled out my financial spreadsheet from 2006 year-end. Our total savings was 361K and we had 120K in debt giving us a balance of 241K.

    Today, we're right around $1.3 million with zero debt, an increase of just over $1 million in the 13 years since I joined this site. Not too shabby.

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