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Old 07-18-2015, 08:57 AM   #21
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Congratulations Pablo. We are the same age. I semi-FIRED two years ago and haven't regretted it. My daily work routine has been replaced by my daily exercise routine. So I'm still quite busy, but only doing the things I choose to do.

You will find your own routine in time that works best for you. It's like starting a whole new career, but one where you only do what you feel like doing.

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Old 07-19-2015, 04:20 PM   #22
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Congratulations and welcome to the club. I FIREd on 7/10/15. I have a permanent pain in my jaw because I can not wipe the smile off my face.

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Old 07-31-2015, 11:11 AM   #23
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Congrats Pablo. I fired 5 years ago. DH just joined me in Feb. We are still trying to figure out a routine...but too busy to establish a normal routine! Having a great time. Good luck with the new normal! Doing what you want when you want.
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Old 07-31-2015, 11:16 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by pablo View Post
... 48 and have approx $1.5MM in net assets, including 457/401Ks and IRAs.

... I am single with no dependants...

... I'm mostly in cash and will spend the next month right-sizing my portfolio to about 50% stocks/33% GICS (a nice no vol option in my fairly large 457/401k as an alternative to bonds in this low-interest rate world)/rest in cash or cash-like instruments to be invested in stocks if/when market downturn occurs....

... a traditional DB pension that kicks in at 57 and that will equal, inflation-adjusted, my recent NET salary...
Looks like you are in good shape. Unless you are a big spender, your stash should more than carry you for the next 10 years. Enjoy!
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Old 08-01-2015, 02:09 AM   #25
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When the clock struck one....My RE was 1 hour ago. Feels good! When I was leaving work my boss asked me "Any regrets?" Without even contemplating I said "About what?" I guess he just didn't get it. I'm good at what I do, but it doesn't define me as a person and I'm done. Endofstory.

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Old 08-02-2015, 03:15 PM   #26
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Congrats Pablo! I am about 5 years younger than you and hope to be go through a major gear change in five. Always see myself working just more of the jobs, projects and environments I want. Been selling my soul for probably about 18 years now.
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