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Old 06-19-2017, 08:02 PM   #1
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I am...an early wave Gen X'er

Just turned 52. Been saving like crazy for a long time. Would be retiring this year but for my insane decision to adopt two kids from state foster care in 2000.

All kidding aside, been following this forum for a while but it was just brought to my attention that I've never introduced myself.

35 months and counting!
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:16 PM   #2
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Welcome! I turned 52 last November and even though I'm technically at the tail end of the boomers, I'm totally gen X.
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:20 PM   #3
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Cottage Grove OR? We're brothers of the same mother.
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:21 PM   #4
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Thanks for the intro, fired_up.

It takes a special person to adopt foster kids.
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:54 PM   #5
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Greetings from just a smidge behind you in GenX (about to turn 51)!
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Old 06-20-2017, 01:09 PM   #6
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Welcome from the other side of GenX, 42. Thanks for posting.
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Old 06-20-2017, 02:01 PM   #7
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Would be retiring this year but for my insane decision to adopt two kids from state foster care in 2000.
Of all the reasons NOT to retire early thats a pretty good one.
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Old 06-20-2017, 02:04 PM   #8
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Just turned 52. Been saving like crazy for a long time. Would be retiring this year but for my insane decision to adopt two kids from state foster care in 2000.

All kidding aside, been following this forum for a while but it was just brought to my attention that I've never introduced myself.

35 months and counting!
Welcome, in same boat but no kids. Would have retired already but Medicare eligibility isn't age 53.
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Old 06-20-2017, 03:30 PM   #9
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It takes a special person to adopt foster kids.


+1. Turned 52 last October and retired in Dec.
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Old 06-20-2017, 08:23 PM   #10
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Welcome to the board fired_up. I admire your decision to adopt the two children you mentioned in your post.
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Old 06-21-2017, 01:53 PM   #11
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Welcome! Your decision to make those children part of your family is a wonderful one, and a good reminder that we save not just so that we can retire early, but that we have the freedom to make the choices that are right for us.
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Old 06-21-2017, 02:31 PM   #12
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Welcome fired up! I would say your decision was insane, but rather admirable. How old are they now?
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Old 06-21-2017, 02:31 PM   #13
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Cottage Grove OR? We're brothers of the same mother.
Minnesota...cousins.
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Old 06-21-2017, 04:46 PM   #14
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Cottage Grove OR? We're brothers of the same mother.
Roseburg (originally) here.....

GenX'er as well. 45 years old, aiming at Jan 2020 to punch outta here....
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Old 06-21-2017, 09:17 PM   #15
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Welcome fired up! I would not say your decision was insane, but rather admirable. How old are they now?
oops left out a "not" too late to edit.
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Old 06-21-2017, 11:23 PM   #16
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Kids may be the best investment you have ever made for living a fullfilling life. Congrats. I'm a fellow Gen X at 49 planning to punch out in six more years!
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Welcome Fired_Up. Well, it was probably insane, but it was worth every cent as you are still planning an early retirement at age 55. Kudos to you and your family.

I'm 48, Gen X with one biological and one adopted kid. On target to decide what to do at age 50 or close to it. ER probably would not of changed with 1 or 2 kids. The kids added a new dimension and will continue to keep me younger =)
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Old 06-22-2017, 11:21 PM   #18
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What an awesome intro. Happy to see the other X'ers here.

I just turned 50 and am just under 2 years away from FI. Trying to figure out what to do once there after busting my ass up to now!
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DW and I are also Xers. She's near the front of the herd (51) and I'm near the back (44).

She is already RE and I am semi-RE. Probably fully RE in another year or two (bet you never heard that before.. )
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Old 06-23-2017, 01:53 PM   #20
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Welcome

I turned 52 earlier this year. I am also 32 months away from a potential career switch - Yes, that's what I call it.

So glad to see some people in my age group getting ready to slow down the work day.
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