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I'll define near-term goal to be something realistic but perhaps a bit ambitious, hopefully attained within 1 to 5 years. Define long-term as "before I retire" and possibly more ambitious.
Near-term: have enough money saved to put at least 1/3rd down on a 4-bed house in my area, while still having a large emergency fund and continuing to add to retirement accounts.
Long-term: own house outright with an additional million dollars in assets. ⇇ this is sort of my definition of having "made it". I figure $1 million in investments is enough to live off of perpetually.