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Old 05-15-2009, 02:57 PM   #21
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Wecome to the road less traveled!

Good friend called 2 weeks ago with the same news. Said he'll get ONE YEARS SEVERENCE! So I said "After 23 years in the rat race ... Take the summer of; be with the family. Then start looking the fall." He said "Can't do that ... I can double dip if I find work during the severence period. Besides I be bored out of my mind."

He found a job this week ... starts Monday. Some just don't have it in them!

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Old 05-15-2009, 08:16 PM   #22
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Congratulations! I'm in a similar situation: I was thinking I could FIRE soon but was really on the fence about when to do it, and then my (former) employer made the decision for me. It's not even 2 months yet for me, but I am really enjoying my time off. And every day feels better and better because it's still sinking in that I'm free to do whatever I want each day. I wish you all the best and hope you enjoy your time as much I as am, or even more!
There has to be some Karma involved in this as you are announcing roughly the same thing as me with your 100th post!
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There has to be some Karma involved in this as you are announcing roughly the same thing as me with your 100th post!
Haven't you heard? New forum rule: All members who are working when they sign up are required to retire by their 100th post...
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Congratulations. And ahead of schedule in a down market, good planning.
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Old 05-16-2009, 09:06 AM   #25
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Congratulations. And ahead of schedule in a down market, good planning.
Well, that's kind of what sealed it. I have 5 years of ready cash reserves. Then I have a fairly reasonable equity portfolio which needs to recover. Lastly, I have built up a short term (3-5 year maturity) bond portfolio which hopefully can be more fruitfully deployed at maturity. I'm a fairly conservative investor, so the bond portion serves as my (gasp) annuity substitute.
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New forum rule: All members who are working when they sign up are required to retire by their 100th post.
I need to post more and try to grab some of that Karma.
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Medit8, GrowingOlder and JoeDreaming - Congratulations to you all!

I was beginning to think that we wouldnt' see any new ERs anytime soon! I'm glad you've bucked the trend.
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Old 05-18-2009, 02:24 PM   #28
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Congratulations to all three of you. It is so nice to not have a schedule and to be able to enjoy your free time.

Medit8, Have a wonderful family reunion and a great trip.
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