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Subject:  Fire update 2009 Date:  1/6/2010  8:52 PM
Author:  yttire Number:  4778 of 5129

The year 2009 comes to a close with our financial picture being .. surprisingly on track. Strangely back in 2003 I made a projection of where our assets would be over the next twenty years, and in the end of the year 2009 it matches within a few hundred dollars what was expected at the start of the prediction. This seems impossible, but it is true. Fortunately, the future predictions are excellent so I look forwards to those coming true as well.

However of course, a few years ago we were "way ahead of schedule" then
"fell behind schedule" as the stock market blew apart, but aggressive savings has covered the potential shortfalls and now it is right on target.

The biggest investing lesson of the year was