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Old 07-13-2014, 09:38 AM   #21
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Congratulations on the excellent progress Hawkeye! I can understand the stress completely! I just left the MDW for a new assignment far away from the five sided puzzle palace. Although not in an easy job (are there any of those?), the stress level has declined markedly! I actually don't mind going into work anymore.
What is your target date in 2017? I'll be cheering yor progress from the sidelines!
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$2.002M as of today

Spreadsheet updated again, and with yesterday's market close, and including the equity on our house, we are now multi-millionaires! And just this past Monday, I received my retirement orders.

Every day, I hear someone ask "have you got a job yet?" or "have you started looking for a job yet?"

Last night I thought of a new job story to answer those questions..."I will be going into aviation financial consulting," which really means that I am looking for ways to fly around the world without spending much or any money at all. I'm thinking points and miles, and maybe some space-A flying.
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Thank you for your service & job well done in preparing for your future! Congrats on your upcoming retirement & Best of luck to you in your travels
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Old 05-11-2017, 04:21 AM   #24
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Old 05-14-2017, 08:10 PM   #25
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Good for you! Congratulations. Fair winds and following seas.
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Old 05-14-2017, 08:44 PM   #26
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BZ, Hawkeye. Enjoy your retirement.
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Old 05-14-2017, 08:57 PM   #27
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Impressive HawkEye! Up a million increase in 3 years! Awesome!

What is your date?
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Officially retired today!!!

First official day of retirement was today, although I severred a tendon and had surgery a week ago, so I spent the today mostly on the recliner, with a big aircast on the right ankle. No driving, minimal walking, and more medical appointments on the calendar. At least now there is plenty of time for them!

Updated my spreadsheet, and the numbers look good.....
$2.1m is the current portfolio, if you include about $365k in home equity. We sold the rental property last year.

So I am FIRE'd for now at 44 y/o, with numerous house projects waiting to be accomplished, of course once the ankle issue allows it. Find a follow-on job in a couple of months? Maybe....maybe not!
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Old 10-01-2017, 08:52 PM   #29
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Wow, CONGRATULATIONS, HawkeyeNFO! What a great announcement. I hope you have the best retirement ever.

Sorry to hear about your tendon injury, but thank goodness you will have all the time you need to recuperate properly.
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Old 10-01-2017, 08:53 PM   #30
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Wow, congrats, I think all veterans should retire as millionaires, especially the combat ones.
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First official day of retirement was today, although I severred a tendon and had surgery a week ago, so I spent the today mostly on the recliner, with a big aircast on the right ankle. No driving, minimal walking, and more medical appointments on the calendar. At least now there is plenty of time for them!

Updated my spreadsheet, and the numbers look good.....
$2.1m is the current portfolio, if you include about $365k in home equity. We sold the rental property last year.

So I am FIRE'd for now at 44 y/o, with numerous house projects waiting to be accomplished, of course once the ankle issue allows it. Find a follow-on job in a couple of months? Maybe....maybe not!
Now, I was just some dirty blue shirt, but us nukes are pretty good at math... so $2.1 at 3.5% is ~$70k/year plus officer retirement check with tricare for life.... so Work?? Only if you would do it for free at this point!

Enjoy it and congratulations on the retirement!
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Old 10-01-2017, 11:50 PM   #32
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Congratulations Hawkeye!!

Today is my first day of retirement too. I'll miss the Army, but I'd miss retirement even more if I had stayed in another year!
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Congratulations, and thank you for your service! Get well soon.

Son #5 just got his wings (NFO too) and just transferred from Pensacola to Jacksonville where he will be stationed for a few months. He is starting SEREs in a few days, so there is a nervous wife and momma.
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Congratulations, and thank you for your service! Get well soon.

Son #5 just got his wings (NFO too) and just transferred from Pensacola to Jacksonville where he will be stationed for a few months. He is starting SEREs in a few days, so there is a nervous wife and momma.
Oh SERE training...lots of fun there but nothing to be nervous about.

Congrats to the OP and good luck with the recovery!
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[QUOTE=ExFlyBoy5;1944579]Oh SERE training...lots of fun there but nothing to be nervous about.

Thank you!
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Congrats brother! Two more for me... At 42 with the same numbers, hopefully! We will see if work calls to me or not!

Again - enjoy it, you've earned it!
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First official day of retirement was today, although I severred a tendon and had surgery a week ago, so I spent the today mostly on the recliner, with a big aircast on the right ankle. No driving, minimal walking, and more medical appointments on the calendar. At least now there is plenty of time for them!

Updated my spreadsheet, and the numbers look good.....
$2.1m is the current portfolio, if you include about $365k in home equity. We sold the rental property last year.

So I am FIRE'd for now at 44 y/o, with numerous house projects waiting to be accomplished, of course once the ankle issue allows it. Find a follow-on job in a couple of months? Maybe....maybe not!
Congratulations! I FIRE'd just over 4 years ago at 44 years old as well. Retired Army officer...and my wife retired from the Army a couple of years ago, so life is great.
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