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Author: FriedaChopsticks Two stars, 250 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 5082  
Subject: Baby Steps Date: 3/17/2004 4:28 PM
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I've learned so much from you guys over the past year, I wanted to share some of the accomplishments I made. They are just baby steps, but I'm so excited about these baby steps! If anyone can appreciate it, it would be the Wannabes.

* Made significant progress in funding IRA for 2003. I didn't quite fully fund it, but I was close. And I'm ok with not fully funding it (also a growth for me), because the amount was still about 10% of my gross pay and I feel like that is an accomplishment!

* For the first time since my senior year in college, my net worth is in the black.

* I hit the 5-figure mark in my investments, also a first. I figure I'm 1% of the way there. <g>

* I learned enough to understand a little about my goals. As a result, I sold my first set of stocks that were no longer in line with my goals.

This next year will probably have very different results since I'll be heading back to school in the fall and paying for a wedding, so my contributions to the retirement account will take a hit. However, I know that I've got a good foundation and I learned a lot. And I'll keep learning as I go.

For me, it's all about the babysteps...

FriedaChopsticks
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