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Old 05-13-2016, 12:34 PM   #1
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Birthday present to myself

So, my 45th birthday, how to celebrate....?

Went out to breakfast....bought a small cake to have later... stopped by the office and submitted my official resignation letter

Starting June 1, I will be officially retired! (I've been on an unpaid leave of absence for the last year as a sort of FIRE test-run, but it still feels pretty darn good to make it permanent!)

Thanks to everyone here for all the great info I've gleaned over the years. It's been invaluable in helping me get to FIRE!

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Old 05-13-2016, 12:42 PM   #2
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Very Nice. The Letter is an exceptional present!

Bon Voyage.
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Congrats! That's a birthday present to remember .
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Very nice present! One you will remember for sure. Congratulations!

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Old 05-13-2016, 08:00 PM   #5
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Old 05-14-2016, 12:20 AM   #6
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Great Gift!
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Old 05-14-2016, 06:58 AM   #7
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So you are you going to share just how you accomplished this wonderful feat?


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Old 05-14-2016, 07:14 AM   #8
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Congrats. Hope you made a copy and framed it.
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Old 05-15-2016, 03:17 PM   #9
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Thanks for all the congrats.

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So you are you going to share just how you accomplished this wonderful feat?


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Pretty typical of folks around here I think: pretty high-paying j@b + LBYM + asset allocation using index funds. I was lucky to have a mother who took me to open a bank account when I was about 8, and who encouraged me to open my first IRA at 15. She very much modeled LBYM.

Didn't have kids until I was already financially secure, and I think that also helped (oldest is 8 now). Really glad I'll be able to be more involved with them now. Though they don't see it that way: when I explained "my" iPad really belongs to work and I'd have to return it, they begged me not to retire
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What a great birthday present to yourself!!!
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Old 05-16-2016, 11:43 AM   #11
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Congratulations! That's a wonderful birthday present. Enjoy the time with the kids!
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Outstanding job! I retired with 3 at home and it has been great to be more involved in their lives, whether it's school, sports, etc.
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