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Old 05-14-2018, 10:53 AM   #1721
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It's sort of a "fuzzy" milestone, but recently, every calculator I use (firecalc, I-orp, Flexible retirement planner) says we have a virtually 100% chance of success if we retire now. There are still a lot of variables (my projections include assumptions about down-sizing and cost of college tuition, etc.), but that has really taken a lot of the stress out of w**k..
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Old 05-22-2018, 06:23 PM   #1722
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Old 05-24-2018, 09:45 AM   #1723
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Our house just sold this morning. Wasn't even in the MLS. We had 4 private showings arranged by our realtor. We had two competing full price offers. Went back and forth into the night last night with the realtors fighting it out. We ended up with a full cash offer, reduced commissions, no inspection contingencies and a few other things. We feel very fortunate. We can now roll all this equity and some cash into the retirement home we are building. Should be done in 14 months or so. All paid for. Fire at the end of 2020. One more step behind us.
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Old 05-24-2018, 09:49 AM   #1724
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Our house just sold this morning. Wasn't even in the MLS. We had 4 private showings arranged by our realtor. We had two competing full price offers. Went back and forth into the night last night with the realtors fighting it out. We ended up with a full cash offer, reduced commissions, no inspection contingencies and a few other things. We feel very fortunate. We can now roll all this equity and some cash into the retirement home we are building. Should be done in 14 months or so. All paid for. Fire at the end of 2020. One more step behind us.
Wow, that's wonderful! Congratulations.
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Old 05-29-2018, 09:19 AM   #1725
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Just closed out my 401k.
I set it to last to the 5 year mark and it financed to the 5.5 mark.
Feels odd to only have the IRA and the "emergency" account now.
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Old 05-29-2018, 09:10 PM   #1726
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Our house just sold this morning. Wasn't even in the MLS. We had 4 private showings arranged by our realtor. We had two competing full price offers. Went back and forth into the night last night with the realtors fighting it out. We ended up with a full cash offer, reduced commissions, no inspection contingencies and a few other things. We feel very fortunate. We can now roll all this equity and some cash into the retirement home we are building. Should be done in 14 months or so. All paid for. Fire at the end of 2020. One more step behind us.
Wow. Congratulations !!
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Old 06-01-2018, 07:00 AM   #1727
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Happy half birthday to me - 59.5. Just changed my VG dividend selection to "gimme that dough".
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Old 06-01-2018, 07:21 AM   #1728
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Old 06-01-2018, 07:29 AM   #1729
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Paid off house December 2017 worth 430k. May 2018 hit 500k in investments. Next Goal 750k!!
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Old 06-04-2018, 09:00 AM   #1730
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Going to make "my announcement, the middle of July", to retire. I'll phase myself out, between now and the end of the year, but I am going to be hard to catch, between now and then. Planning lots of time off.

DW will probably be done on 9/1/18 at which point she'll have 39 3/4 years with the same company, aside from name changes.

We will both be 62 in September with $3.4MM in investable assets and $400K in a paid off house. Our next step is to look for a slower paced community, in Georgia, beyond metro Atlanta.

I am feeling like a prisoner, who will soon be granted parole!!!
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Old 06-04-2018, 11:06 AM   #1731
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Going to make "my announcement, the middle of July", to retire. I'll phase myself out, between now and the end of the year, but I am going to be hard to catch, between now and then. Planning lots of time off.

DW will probably be done on 9/1/18 at which point she'll have 39 3/4 years with the same company, aside from name changes.

We will both be 62 in September with $3.4MM in investable assets and $400K in a paid off house. Our next step is to look for a slower paced community, in Georgia, beyond metro Atlanta.

I am feeling like a prisoner, who will soon be granted parole!!!
Congrats! Wow! You have worked hard and I hope you find good ways to spend it. I assume you have pensions, too.

Driving back from Atlanta, I was amazed at how big Lake Hartwell was. Half way between Atlanta and Charlotte on a big ole lake might not be a bad thing.
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Old 06-04-2018, 11:11 AM   #1732
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Thanks My wife has a pension, but not I.
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Old 06-04-2018, 02:01 PM   #1733
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Going to make "my announcement, the middle of July", to retire. I'll phase myself out, between now and the end of the year, but I am going to be hard to catch, between now and then. Planning lots of time off.

DW will probably be done on 9/1/18 at which point she'll have 39 3/4 years with the same company, aside from name changes.

We will both be 62 in September with $3.4MM in investable assets and $400K in a paid off house. Our next step is to look for a slower paced community, in Georgia, beyond metro Atlanta.

I am feeling like a prisoner, who will soon be granted parole!!!
Congrats!
Athens, Gainesville, and the Dalton/Rome are all nice in different ways. We used to live in Martinez (Augusta burb) and loved going to the North Geogia Mountains. Best wishes with that first world problem.
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Old 06-04-2018, 02:07 PM   #1734
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Hey, thanks for the suggestions from you both! We will enjoy the search!!
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Old 06-07-2018, 08:09 AM   #1735
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Congrats!
Athens, Gainesville, and the Dalton/Rome are all nice in different ways. We used to live in Martinez (Augusta burb) and loved going to the North Geogia Mountains. Best wishes with that first world problem.
Dalton? Really? It must have changed a lot since I was last there. What’s the attraction these days?
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Old 06-07-2018, 08:42 AM   #1736
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Happy half birthday to me - 59.5. Just changed my VG dividend selection to "gimme that dough".
I'm one day younger than you, but I past the 59.5 milestone without noticing it.

It actually is a little bit bigger deal than I gave it credit for, after considering it
for a bit. Full access to retirement funds is a pretty big milestone. I can't justify pulling
the plug yet, I'm a little behind on savings for that early of a retirement. I hope to
be positioned to pull the plug in two more years. We'll see how that goes.

Happy semi-birthday to us both
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Old 06-11-2018, 08:18 PM   #1737
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Old 06-12-2018, 01:56 PM   #1738
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Just crossed $1.4M in liquid assets after selling a bunch of ISOs from my current company. Would be close to $2M if not for the huge tax hit...
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Old 06-13-2018, 08:34 PM   #1739
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Not really a milestone, but my original FIRE date was June, 2021. I decided this week that I just can't take it any more. I'm tired of the internal politics, bureaucracy, etc. In January, 2019, I'm giving my 60 day notice (60 days required by contract). The only reason to even continue until the end of the year is for the end of year bonus.

So that puts me at just over 6 months until FIRE.
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Old 06-14-2018, 03:01 AM   #1740
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Not really a milestone, but my original FIRE date was June, 2021. I decided this week that I just can't take it any more. I'm tired of the internal politics, bureaucracy, etc. In January, 2019, I'm giving my 60 day notice (60 days required by contract). The only reason to even continue until the end of the year is for the end of year bonus.

So that puts me at just over 6 months until FIRE.
We all can understand that -
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