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Old 12-10-2009, 02:41 PM   #41
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Congratulations Rich! Sounds like a sweet deal. Now don't go blowing those FIRE funds in Vegas!
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Old 12-10-2009, 03:09 PM   #42
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Rich, congratulations on your ESR

Looks like a win win win plan you've built for your next step. Enjoy!
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Old 12-10-2009, 03:35 PM   #43
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Congrats, Rich, and Happy RVing!
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Old 12-10-2009, 03:52 PM   #44
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Rich,
Congratulations! Is the PT stuff to be as an employee or as a consultant? I would imagine the very real malparactice/liability issues would be reduced by being an employee.
Once I decided to jump off the full-time gig and start consulting, I re-read Bob Clyatt's book. It was a good refresher and I mined a few more nuggets once I had a better idea of what my situation would actually be.
Keep us informed as the transition progresses.
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Old 12-10-2009, 03:56 PM   #45
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I hate to hear it. You will be bored out of your mind. In a nut shell....retirement sucks. Now, time for another nap.

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Old 12-10-2009, 04:34 PM   #46
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Congratulations! Is the PT stuff to be as an employee or as a consultant? I would imagine the very real malparactice/liability issues would be reduced by being an employee.
Sam, both situations will be as a part-time employee, month to month. It's very difficult to go part-time on your own in medicine -- even the lite version of malpractice insurance is a killer. I will practice under the employer's policy.

I get to contribute to my retirement plan (at least I'll contribute up to the match) even as I semi-retire. Unfortunately I will have to keep my current health insurance out of pocket since neither employer's plan allows continuation after termination and I don't want to risk being trapped in a job just to keep insurance.
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Old 12-10-2009, 04:44 PM   #47
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It's OK, REWahoo, you can come back into the room now. It's not an alien attack. Take a nice deep breath, it's just me. There, there...
So, Rich, are you implying you are not the 15-yr.-old gal posting out of Missoula?

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Old 12-10-2009, 05:24 PM   #48
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A wonderful plan!

It's nice when things come together

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For 5 days a month in Las Vegas I'll count the hairs on your .... well, you get the idea.

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Old 12-10-2009, 06:23 PM   #50
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Congratulations. I'm sure you'll love ESR -- tons of free time, continuing income, great job gratification. The best of both worlds in many ways.
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Holy Cow! What a stunner! Congratulations. It sounds like a perfect arrangement and quite an exciting change, too.
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Most excellent! That's a really cool semi for your ER, too. Just out of curiosity, let us know when that 5 day gig starts feeling like w*rk. That will be a true sign of being all the way into the FIREd mindset.
That's what I think! How long did Martha last semi-ER? A year?

Nevertheless, this is a HUGE step for Rich!

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Congratulations. You gonna do the countdown thing til March?

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Sounds like the final countdown has started. Congratulations!
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That's what I think! How long did Martha last semi-ER? A year?
True enough but I have other agendas: son will make decision about staying in San Francisco in about a year. Depending on where he settles, we may relocate. So barring any really unpleasant surprises, that would be a good time for me to reassess the consulting thing.

But we'll just see how it unfolds. What do I care -- I'll be retired .
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Congratulations. You gonna do the countdown thing til March?

heh heh heh - .
Yes, we want a countdown!! How many days until your ESR?
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Yes, we want a countdown!! How many days until your ESR?
Too many to change my sig every day for the next 3 and a half months .
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Too many to change my sig every day for the next 3 and a half months .
I empathize with that sentiment I finally decided to go on a day to day countdown once it got below 50
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Too many to change my sig every day for the next 3 and a half months .
How about linking an automated one? Countdown Clocks for Websites
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Too many to change my sig every day for the next 3 and a half months .
Well, you could just give us an update once a month instead of once a day... Or not! As you please, of course.
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