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Subject:  Re: Lost Decade Recap Date:  2/8/2011  11:56 PM
Author:  MurrayS Number:  4945 of 5076

I started out the decade with about 40k in assets and have around 350k now, so I'm not complaining either.

FWIW, we entered 2000 childless with $550k and left 2010 with over $2M in net worth and a beautiful 10 yo daughter!

I don't buy the "lost decade" either; people seem to fixate on gains and losses from highs or lows as if all their money was invested at the peak of the dot com bubble. The reality is that most invest their money over many years so the arbitrary peaks or valleys have little real meaning.

-murray
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