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Author: zol Three stars, 500 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 5084  
Subject: Re: Updates you want to put on Facebook but can' Date: 1/2/2014 7:29 PM
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Congrats on the first million!

Your post made me look at my investments. We had a good year too in spite of some challenges that required using part of our e-fund. Our retirement accounts grew more than our regular income - amazing considering that contributions were about half as much as we usually contribute. The kids' education accounts (Coverdell + 529) have about half of the total amount we believe they will need. Oldest is only 2.5 years away from college but we have been saving the bulk of the money in taxable accounts. Now that the state is eliminating the incentive to contribute to 529 accounts, I need to decide if I want to continue feeding these tax-advantaged accounts or keep saving separately.

I'm making plans to FIRE after the kids are done with college - 9.5 years to go!

- zol
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