I stumbled across a happy surprise this morning.  I logged in to my mint account and saw that I had hit a net worth of $50,000!

This is largely due to the recovery in the stock market, but in small part due to good old fashioned saving and investing.

It’s encouraging to hit this tiny (comparably pathetic) milestone at a time when I was feeling discouraged.  You see this is the time of year when everyone I know is planning their summer vacations to India and New Zealand and what have you.  Meanwhile, I am trying to invest that money in the short term to give myself the option of being on permanent vacation one day.

All in all, I’m happy with my trade off and happy with my tiny accomplishment.  I now get to work towards the $100K target.

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