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Old 12-03-2017, 08:48 PM   #1
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The last .1 percent!!

December, working half time, is the remainder of my corporate working life. Ten more working days, then pull the plug! Anxious and happy at the same time. Nest egg hit 2.99 megabucks. No pension, but big social security, and an insanely appreciating Seattle house. Wish us luck!!
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Old 12-03-2017, 08:52 PM   #2
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December, working half time, is the remainder of my corporate working life. Ten more working days, then pull the plug! Anxious and happy at the same time. Nest egg hit 2.99 megabucks. No pension, but big social security, and an insanely appreciating Seattle house. Wish us luck!!
Nice work Jeff, I'm just south of you in Auburn. No more work for me after the end of the year. I don't have your sweet nest egg but I've got a couple pensions. Best of luck to you in the next phase of your life.

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Old 12-03-2017, 09:44 PM   #3
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Old 12-04-2017, 07:11 PM   #4
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Sounds like the start of a truly Happy New Year!!! Congrats Jeff!!!
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Old 12-04-2017, 07:16 PM   #5
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Old 12-04-2017, 07:18 PM   #6
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Old 12-04-2017, 07:51 PM   #7
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Happy for you and good luck. So you got it all figured out like your WR and at what age you are taking SS etc.?
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:15 PM   #8
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Well done! Enjoy your ER!!
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Old 12-05-2017, 05:50 AM   #9
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from one Jeff to Another - job well done!
Congrats and best wishes.
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Old 12-05-2017, 11:29 AM   #11
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Old 12-05-2017, 11:56 AM   #12
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Happy for you and good luck. So you got it all figured out like your WR and at what age you are taking SS etc.?
I hope we figured it out correctly! In a nutshell:
  • Me: 61, DW: 65
  • 3.0M nestegg
  • 1.1M house
  • SS start age 70 both of us, 60k/year combined
  • 6k/year mini pension non COLA
  • no debts, own house, kids both college grads
  • one high maintenance terrier
FIDO calculator says we're good for about 10k/month
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Old 12-05-2017, 12:25 PM   #13
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Congrats! I love the 0.1% calculation. I was hoping I was under 1%, but turns out I'm at 1.1%. That's pretty close, I'm not too far behind ya.
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Old 12-05-2017, 12:36 PM   #14
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I hope we figured it out correctly! In a nutshell:
  • Me: 61, DW: 65
  • 3.0M nestegg
  • 1.1M house
  • SS start age 70 both of us, 60k/year combined
  • 6k/year mini pension non COLA
  • no debts, own house, kids both college grads
  • one high maintenance terrier
FIDO calculator says we're good for about 10k/month
Our numbers are somewhat similar except for the house, and DW and I are a few years younger.

Your post serves as a little more encouragement for me to pull the plug.

Congrats and enjoy!
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Old 12-05-2017, 01:29 PM   #15
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Our numbers are somewhat similar except for the house, and DW and I are a few years younger.

Your post serves as a little more encouragement for me to pull the plug.

Congrats and enjoy!
Regardless of the numbers, I am quite anxious as the date approaches, and find it almost impossible to focus at work! (8 more days ... tick-tock-tick-tock)
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Old 12-05-2017, 02:03 PM   #16
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Congrats! I am a few months behind you. I am very anxious also.
But reading this forum has really helped. I don't see many "wish I had waited" posts.
Cheers!
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Congrats Jeff! I assume the monthly cash flow will cover your expenses. If so, you're golden! Enjoy and keep us posted on the transition, etc.
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