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Old 03-27-2018, 05:52 PM   #1
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Took the first step toward RE

During the nadir of the Great Recession, I took a high commission sales job with the idea that if I could squeeze through for two years til I was 40, then likely my stock portfolio would have somewhat recovered and I could FIRE. As it turns out, I really have enjoyed the people I w*rk with and the j*b itself has been mostly low pressure, great pay, and not too time consuming, so eight years later I'm still doing it. But today I asked the company to stop sending me new sales leads...I'll just respond to business where the customer requests me personally. This is my first step on a glide path to total FIRE. Feels great!!!
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Old 03-27-2018, 07:31 PM   #2
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Sounds like a good glide path.
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On course, on glide path, best wishes for a smooth landing in retirement
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At least you are thinking about it. How long are you going to glide??
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At least you are thinking about it. How long are you going to glide??
+1; Is it open ended? OMYs into your 50s ...?
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+1; Is it open ended? OMYs into your 50s ...?
Good question. I've committed to not w*rking a single day into my 50's, so my worst case is a couple years of gliding, but I may just pull the plug early depending on b.s. bucket.
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If you can you have them just where you want them. LOL
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What was the response to not sending you any more leads? Did they ask why?
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What was the response to not sending you any more leads? Did they ask why?


They were fine with it. Iíve been very transparent about my plans for a few years, and the team has made it clear they respect me and my decisions, so for now all is good.
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