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Old 03-10-2019, 12:53 PM   #1
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3-5-2023 4 years and counting down!

Nothing like being specific! Long time lurker, just registered today.
My DH and I are both 57 with a 32yo DS/DDIL. My "plan" is to retire 3-5-2023 @61, when I reach 30 years of service with the state retirement system. DH may work a year or two longer depending on how much fun he is still having...or not!

All calculations show we should be fine, but as the saying goes..."Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face", so I guess I qualify as a spreadsheet nerd as I am constantly reviewing and revising! We should have two pensions (one COLA, the other not) plus SS @ 70. That should cover the basics with the good stuff funded by our investments which I plan to keep pretty aggressively invested.
Anyway, that's us and I want to take this opportunity to thank this forum and all the contributors for all of the thought provoking and sometimes amusing topics/conversations. I do lose a lot of time here
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Old 03-10-2019, 01:21 PM   #2
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Welcome officially to our wonderful site. Hope to see more posts from you down the road.
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Old 03-10-2019, 01:26 PM   #3
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Thanks Dtail, I'm sure you will!
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Old 03-10-2019, 01:48 PM   #4
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The "Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face" quote is from Mike Tyson.

I remember having on my financial spreadsheet a daily tracker sheet (where I could see my updated totals and track them on a day by day basis). A few years before my 30 & out criteria was met I had a countdown column. I believe I started it right around the 3 year mark (about 1095 days to go). I would look at that, at first thinking that it would take forever. Next thing you know it was 500 to go, then 400, then a year, and then counting down the double digits. I'm now 10+ years past the 0 days to go date...time flies.

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Old 03-10-2019, 02:10 PM   #5
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That's what I thought as well, but have also heard that it was Tyson's coach that said it about his opponents, so I didn't want to credit the wrong person. Either way, it really is true!

I have had a daily tracker app since it was still over 3000 days, now it's less than half that! Time really does fly by.
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Old 03-10-2019, 03:08 PM   #6
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Welcome. Will take off about the same time as you.
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Old 03-10-2019, 10:30 PM   #7
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Welcome! I'm "new" here, too. Been lurking for years. I'm also in The Class of 2023 and have an exact date: Jume 19th. Last day of the school year. (I'm a teacher.) Again, welcome! Let's get this countdown started!
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Old 03-11-2019, 07:35 AM   #8
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I do lose a lot of time here
I don't lose any time here. It's where I come up for air once or twice during the endless hours of slogging for The Man.

If I hadn't stumbled across this forum I'd be looking at FMY instead of OMY. Now THAT would be time lost.
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