Joining the Million Dollar Club/Challenge and So Can You

Ms 99to1percent

Blogging about Personal Finance along with a little touch of humor. Immigrant who started from the bottom and now I’m here…to tell my story, inspire and learn from others. Paid off $40K in student loans before graduating. CPA. Saved a $100K emergency fund in my 20’s. Hopping to pay off $500K+ mortgage within 5 years at 39. Hopping to become financially independent at 45. Happily married. Mom of 1.

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17 responses

  1. J. Money says:

    Welcome to the club 🙂

  2. Jennifer says:

    Yes, you can do it. If you did $2m in the past 10 years, you can do another $2m in the next 10 years. Maybe even more?

  3. Kat Horn says:

    With your multiple income streams and frugal living, I fully expect that you will achieve your $4M in net worth goal. But, because of your ambition and financial sophistication, it surprises me that you would choose to leave so much of your capital tied up in your home. If you were to free hundreds of thousands of dollars now with a refinance and use that money to invest in rental property, you could increase your cash flow now, enjoy the unparalleled tax benefits, and build that passive income that you are looking for in your early retirement.

    • Hi Kat,

      I wish we could do that but where we live has become crazy expensive. Adding another 1.3-1.5 million dollar mortgage plus the hustle of renting is not worth it to us. But should this overpriced market crash (even though we don’t wish for that as it would negatively affect a lot of people) we will make sure to to scoop up a few more properties: Buy low, sell high strategy.

  4. DocG says:

    You definitely can make it to 4M. You have a lot of time and resources. I am 45 this year and trying to do the opposite. Make a little less and enjoy life!

  5. Agree with Kat, not sure why you’d lock so much capital in a house. I understand your comment on the market where you live but there are other investing vehicles you could take advantage of to maximize cash flow (e.g out state REI). You could also invest in your business to grow it further. Anyways welcome to the club and keep things going!

    • Just trying to do a little bit of both (investing and getting rid of debt) to make sure we hopefully come out of the next recession unscathed.

      Plus the affordable out of state RE is still way higher than the national average and it’s a 7 hour drive from here, and we are not ready for that…Maybe once we FIRE and have a lot of free time?

      As for the business, we invest what’s necessary, we wouldn’t want to overdo it bcz we could easily find ourselves heavily indebted or bankrupt.

  6. I’m in the same boat as you, but a couple years higher.

    We are sitting at about $2.2 million CDN net worth at the moment and the goal is to be at $4 – $5 million within five and $6.75 within eight years.

    We’ve a lot invested in real estate: single family home being built, rental apartment and rental townhouse being built.

    Our goal will be adding one to two rental properties per year and saving 40% to 50% of our salaries.

    Are you in Vancouver or Toronto? Given your comments on cooking down the market, I’d guess Vancouver and given my real estate holdings, you could guess why that would worry me!

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