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Old 04-07-2018, 05:18 PM   #1
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Target acquired... gave notice yesterday

Aiming at mid-July exit.

Plans are finalized, what's left is just a bit of waiting. The clock's ticking...

Non-COLA pension, just about sufficient to cover the very basic expenses. Includes survivor benefit, meaning that DW would do just fine if I check out early.
Employer-paid retiree medical coverage until Medicare time, then a subsidy almost matching the Medicare premiums.
Investments are sized to ensure the fun money for the discretionary expenses.
Provided that SS (discounted to 75% of the original benefit) starts @ age of 70, investment withdrawals would no longer be necessary at that stage, unless we amp up charity.

Megacorp can go fly a kite. The end of the prostitution phase is in sight!
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Old 04-07-2018, 05:24 PM   #2
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Aiming at mid-July exit.

Plans are finalized, what's left is just a bit of waiting. The clock's ticking...

Non-COLA pension, just about sufficient to cover the very basic expenses. Includes survivor benefit, meaning that DW would do just fine if I check out early.
Employer-paid retiree medical coverage until Medicare time, then a subsidy almost matching the Medicare premiums.
Investments are sized to ensure the fun money for the discretionary expenses.
Provided that SS (discounted to 75% of the original benefit) starts @ age of 70, investment withdrawals would no longer be necessary at that stage, unless we amp up charity.

Megacorp can go fly a kite. The end of the prostitution phase is in sight!
Congratulations!

Don't forget, you may not NEED investment withdrawals at 70, but Uncle Sam will insist on it (if in an IRA or 401k). Gotta pay those taxes!
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Old 04-07-2018, 05:38 PM   #3
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Congrats. Sounds like you are all set, especially in the medical expense area.
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Old 04-07-2018, 07:05 PM   #4
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Congratulations!

Don't forget, you may not NEED investment withdrawals at 70, but Uncle Sam will insist on it (if in an IRA or 401k). Gotta pay those taxes!
The Uncle will get his cut on SS and pension, but that's where I draw the line - by 70 everything else will be neatly stashed in Roth.
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Old 04-07-2018, 07:47 PM   #6
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The end of the prostitution phase is in sight!
Classic! Congrats.
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Old 04-08-2018, 06:40 AM   #7
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You sound more than ready for this!

Congrats on preparation and upcoming blast off.

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Congratulations!. The best is yet to come. Wish I had your medical all tied up like you do. Great job.
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Congrats! Well played (and well stated). Welcome to the Free Zone. It's FUN over here. As others attest on this forum, Sunday evening will likely become your favorite night of the week.
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Congrats! Well played (and well stated). Welcome to the Free Zone. It's FUN over here. As others attest on this forum, Sunday evening will likely become your favorite night of the week.
Only to be followed by my favorite day. See my sig line.
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Old 04-08-2018, 06:30 PM   #11
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Thanks, fellows!

Someone mentioned my medical coverage being neatly tied up.
It is, but it has, like most things in life, a price tag.
To get it (along with the somewhat decent although far from generous pension) I had to stay with this employer for 19 years, deliberately ignoring some pretty nice opportunities elsewhere.
I can now say it was worth it though...
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I guess it's time to bend over and scream - YEEHAW!
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I guess it's time to bend over and scream - YEEHAW!
Why he do that? Is he still working?
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Congrats joylesshusband...the light is at the end of the tunnel and not that far!
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Old 04-20-2018, 08:48 PM   #15
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Congrats joylesshusband on fire, is it a Roth conversion plan or did you have a lot of 401k in Roth already?
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Congratulations!. The best is yet to come. Wish I had your medical all tied up like you do. Great job.
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Congrats.....Almost there :-)
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Old 04-23-2018, 09:31 AM   #19
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Thanks again, folks, and especially NW-Bound for the song!

No plans to change my screen name. I picked this moniker after much consideration, mainly aiming to piss my dear wife off once she found out.
I'm told that I have succeeded.

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Congrats joylesshusband on fire, is it a Roth conversion plan or did you have a lot of 401k in Roth already?
Most of our stash is in 401(k) and traditional IRA, some - in taxable, and very little in Roth.
I am starting conversions later on this year as it is the first year I'm "light" in earned income and have room for conversion in a tolerable tax bracket. I plan to convert most to Roth before I hit 70, which is likely but depends on the actual portfolio growth rate in the next 11 years.
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Provided that SS (discounted to 75% of the original benefit) starts @ age of 70, investment withdrawals would no longer be necessary at that stage, unless we amp up charity.
At that point, what would you be saving it for? "You can't take it with you", "shrouds have no pockets", etc.
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