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I just transferred money to my savings account...and....

...I hit the 100,000$ mark. I know it might not seem like a lot to you, or it may seem like a ton to others. Regardless, I've worked hard to save this and I am proud!

by Anonymousreply 4401/22/2013

What good will that do you when you are dead?

by Anonymousreply 101/21/2013

Congrats, OP.

by Anonymousreply 201/21/2013

Yea congrats OP. Money can go fast if you have a sudden downturn. So keep saving.

by Anonymousreply 301/21/2013

Well, congrats, but why is it in savings? Have you thought about investing some of that? Diversify!

by Anonymousreply 401/21/2013

Good for you. Keep it going!

by Anonymousreply 501/21/2013

Congrats big time, OP! That's a hell of a lot to me.

May I be super nosy and ask what your annual income is? (I realize that's incredibly gauche but, hey, this is an anonymous board)

Also, how long did it take you to make build up your savings to $100K?

I lost my job in the past couple of years and only recently got hired from something new but it pays a third less than I was making before. I'm grateful to have a job and benefits again but I'm not in a position to save very much. so it's going to take me YEARS to build up my savings back to even 5 figures. Depressing, but true.

At any rate, I admire your ability to put that much away.

by Anonymousreply 601/21/2013

Good for you, congrats on your huge achievement!

by Anonymousreply 701/21/2013

Way to go, OP!

by Anonymousreply 801/21/2013

Congratulations! I'm in a similar situation. I have a bunch of money in a money market account (close to $200K) because I'm risk-averse. But nowadays you get so little interest, it's a joke.

by Anonymousreply 901/21/2013

Thanks! R6, my husband and I together make about $170,000 combined. However, we both have education loans, which has eaten up plenty of money. It took us about four years to save this, while also trying to save more in retirement accounts.

by Anonymousreply 1001/21/2013

That is so cool, OP!

by Anonymousreply 1101/21/2013

Can I get a loan, OP?

by Anonymousreply 1201/21/2013

I've got over $100,000. I'd have even more, but escorts have sucked up about $25,000 (while I sucked them off).

by Anonymousreply 1301/21/2013

Oh, good. Let's talk about money. (But I will cast you a fleeting glance of approval as they clear for the next course, OP.)

by Anonymousreply 1401/21/2013

Congratulations, OP. I'm glad money means so much to you.

by Anonymousreply 1501/21/2013

That's ironic, cause I am $100,000 in debt...such is life.

by Anonymousreply 1601/21/2013

Sorry, r16.

by Anonymousreply 1701/21/2013

OP, congratulations! You are very smart because in this economy, (and possible economic downturns of the future) one needs to be financially prepared.

The bottom line is no one will (or perhaps should) provide long term help beyond unemployment insurance and believe me that is not enough to sustain oneself.

I have been unemployed for 14 months (just writing that seems insane to me) and I can assure you the money can disappear quickly.

Along those lines, R13, OMG!!! Those must have been some damn good escorts! I admire both you and the OP, lol.

by Anonymousreply 1801/21/2013

Time to buy real estate.

by Anonymousreply 1901/21/2013

You should be proud but don't keep more that $100,000 in one account. I hope you can save a couple of million and retire early. Well, that's what I would do.

by Anonymousreply 2001/21/2013

That's so wonderful, OP. I am so happy for you. I wish you future prosperity and happiness.

by Anonymousreply 2101/21/2013

Do you already own a place - or are you saving for a house/condo?

Just curious.

by Anonymousreply 2201/21/2013

I have about $110K in a retirement account. I keep thinking I could buy that new Corvette but I have to wait till I'm 65!

by Anonymousreply 2301/21/2013

R23 59 1/2

by Anonymousreply 2401/21/2013

How old are you op?

by Anonymousreply 2501/21/2013

Congratulations! I admire your ability to put money away. It is a good thing.

by Anonymousreply 2601/21/2013

I'm 33.

by Anonymousreply 2701/22/2013

Wow. Congrats OP, I'm a decade older and don't have nearly that much. I wish I'd been as thrifty in my 20s.

by Anonymousreply 2801/22/2013

Congrats, OP!

I am struggling to put $5k in my savings account. Everytime I get there, something happens or a family member needs a loan. I could probably do it if I was more frugal. I know I waste money on stupid things.

OP, you have encouraged me to put more money in my savings account starting today!


by Anonymousreply 2901/22/2013

The money one saves when living in Mother's basement!

by Anonymousreply 3001/22/2013

Get an investment adviser. You can probably save more than you realize, by learning to live on somewhat less (through automatic deductions for retirement and other savings accounts). It's mildly painful at first, but pays off handsomely in the end.

I started saving seriously when I turned 50; my adviser transformed my finances. I now face old age with a comfortable nest egg.

by Anonymousreply 3101/22/2013

OP here. Thanks for the kinds words! And no, I don't live in someone's basement -- rent a two-bedroom apartment, not in the middle of the city, but in a decent and fun-enough area with good prices!

by Anonymousreply 3201/22/2013

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by Anonymousreply 3301/22/2013

Who the fuck cares? So you squirreled away $100k... big fucking deal. Go brag to your friends, we don't give flying fuck.

by Anonymousreply 3401/22/2013

[quote]I have a bunch of money in a money market account (close to $200K) because I'm risk-averse. But nowadays you get so little interest, it's a joke.

Dude I think we're the same person. I also am approaching $200k, and it's nearly ALL in a MM fund making me a whole 1% minus taxes. I used to LOVE buying and selling stocks...until 2008. Now I'm once bitten, twice shy and I can't bring myself to get back into the market (especially now that it's essentially doubled since the crash...way late to that party). I worked and saved infinitely too hard for my money for it to be jeopardized by the vast corruption going on in the world around me. I've been considering just paying cash for a piece of real estate but even that scares me (although for different reasons--real estate would be a huge commitment for me).

[quote]You should be proud but don't keep more that $100,000 in one account.

Why not? FDIC insures accounts up to $250k now.

by Anonymousreply 3501/22/2013

R33, have we met? LOL.

by Anonymousreply 3601/22/2013

I had 30K saved last year and now it's gone. Things and situations can change OP, but it's good to have the $ when you need it.

That being said, what was the reason to come here and post about it?

by Anonymousreply 3701/22/2013

Sigh. I am 45 and have next to nothing. Mix of passivity and bad luck.

But if I did I would not keep it in a savings account. Next to zero compound interest and all that.

by Anonymousreply 3801/22/2013

Everybody needs at least 20,000 for emergency funds. Open an account and transfer a little bit every two weeks.

by Anonymousreply 3901/22/2013

Great OP. earning .0003%. That's awesome. LOL

by Anonymousreply 4001/22/2013

Better than -% in the stock market.

by Anonymousreply 4101/22/2013

The sleep test does apply to all savings and investments. If OP can sleep at night without worrying about his money, it's the right place for him/her to store it.

This rule applies to real estate, mutual funds, stocks, and loans to friends or family (don't tell your family or friends about the money, OP!)

Plus, it allows some calmness in the working environment. Others may shit bricks over potential lay-offs, but OP has some cushion if the axe falls.

by Anonymousreply 4201/22/2013

[quote] Better than -% in the stock market.

Which stock market is that? The one in which you buy high only to then pull out every time it hits a big low?

by Anonymousreply 4301/22/2013

great job OP but unless you are have a huge interest rate you are losing to inflation. Are you in any investments?

by Anonymousreply 4401/22/2013
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