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Old 11-21-2015, 01:52 PM   #21
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Speaking of people whose hearing along with other senses declines with age, I recall a story that I have told before here.
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Old 11-21-2015, 02:20 PM   #22
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I sure hope not. Im only 51. But my neighbor who is 86 has them. They give him fits. I don't want any part of them. If I cant see anything its my problem, but if I cant hear anything its your problem.


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Old 11-21-2015, 06:08 PM   #23
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Way to go. How did your conversation with boss go? Were you very nervous or just relieved?

Welcome to a new phase of life. Hope to join you very soon assuming I have the guts to pull the trigger like you just did.

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I was not nervous at all b/c I was fully convinced I was right to retire.

The boss wanted me to stay until the current project is done sometime mid next year. I said, no thanks.
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Old 11-21-2015, 06:13 PM   #24
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So, whatcha gonna do in retirement? When I retired, I had no idea and I still don't but I'm having a ball finding out as I enjoy each day thoroughly. Finally I feel like all that work and delayed gratification during the accumulation years has paid off.

A superficial/rough look at your finances gives me the idea that you will be fine in that respect, and if FIRECalc agrees then it looks to me like you're set.
Thanks.

What will I be donig?
  • sleep in as late as I can, do short term trading until 1:00 pm PST, go practice/play golf, house work, gardening, read books, listen to music
  • travel - hike, camping, fishing, general outdoor'ng
I don't think I will be bored.
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Old 11-21-2015, 06:15 PM   #25
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Congratulations, Robnplunder!!! I'll admit - I had you pegged for a few more OMYs. It's good that I was wrong.

Woo Hoo!!!
Thanks! I thought I was going to do OMY but I came to my senses at the end.
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Old 11-21-2015, 06:29 PM   #26
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I was not nervous at all b/c I was fully convinced I was right to retire.

The boss wanted me to stay until the current project is done sometime mid next year. I said, no thanks.

Sounds familiar.
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Old 11-21-2015, 08:42 PM   #28
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The boss wanted me to stay until the current project is done sometime mid next year. I said, no thanks.
Congrats Rob! We FIRED earlier this year, 9 months free & loving it more every day.
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Congratulations Robnplunder, enjoy the freedom.
We look forward to retiring in 2017.
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Old 11-22-2015, 07:44 PM   #31
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Thanks, everyone.

It was hard to call it quit to something I have been doing for so many years.
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Old 11-25-2015, 11:06 AM   #32
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In the last 12 months, I posted the below thread and a similar one to solicit input - 2nd check with the fine folks here. It helped me to do OMY to build up more asset, and cut my yearly ER budget down. It gave me confidence to retire at the end of this year. I've communicated my end date to my boss today. Idios, work. Hello, new retirement world.

Here are my final numbers that pushed me over to ER.

  • $1.9 in investible asset - mutual funds, 401ks, Company deferred pay account.
  • $600k in house equity. Can downsize and move to another part of CA or Nevada.
  • $85k in yearly ER budget. Can drop to $75k if needed.


Lastly, thank you for all of you who helped me get to this point.


Life is good.
CONGRATULATIONS!!

If you don't mind me asking, how old are you? Curious as I'm in similar financial position and planning to call it quits next year at 55.
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Old 11-25-2015, 12:13 PM   #33
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CONGRATULATIONS!!

If you don't mind me asking, how old are you? Curious as I'm in similar financial position and planning to call it quits next year at 55.

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Today is my last day of work (12/24/15). After 5 farewell lunches and all the goodbyes & well wishes, and gifts, it has sunk in. I am done working. A new chapter in my life begins.

Everyone, I mean everyone, was surprised by my ER deicsion. Two questions I fielded the most were how can you afford it, and why retire so early? Most were happy for me, and some were envious. A few of them confided that they too are looking to retire very soon and asked relevant questions. Two more co-workers have retired since my ER announcement, and another key employee is leaving the Megacorp. My VP's org is disintegrating it seems and his way of managing people has a lot to do with it. But that's behind me now. Good grief!


My new year's resolution is to make my ER work such that I won't regret my decision to abandon OMY.
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Old 12-24-2015, 10:49 AM   #36
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Same boat here - last day was Tuesday. We have a new job now: figure out something fun to do with our time!
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Congrats to both of you, robnplunder and stepford! You will wonder how you had the time for a career. Boredom (in my experience) is virtually nonexistent. Happy Holidays!
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In the last 12 months, I posted the below thread and a similar one to solicit input - 2nd check with the fine folks here. It helped me to do OMY to build up more asset, and cut my yearly ER budget down. It gave me confidence to retire at the end of this year. I've communicated my end date to my boss today. Idios, work. Hello, new retirement world.

Here are my final numbers that pushed me over to ER.

  • $1.9 in investible asset - mutual funds, 401ks, Company deferred pay account.
  • $600k in house equity. Can downsize and move to another part of CA or Nevada.
  • $85k in yearly ER budget. Can drop to $75k if needed.


Lastly, thank you for all of you who helped me get to this point.


Life is good.
You must forgot something, e.g., a good pension, otherwise the numbers do not add up.
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Old 12-24-2015, 02:25 PM   #40
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You must forgot something, e.g., a good pension, otherwise the numbers do not add up.
I fail to see any problem here. You have enough to bridge to whatever point you decide take SS. Don't let the gloom and doom people sway you. There will always be potential risks involved.
Now all I need to do is to take the plunge myself.
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