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Old 02-25-2013, 11:32 AM   #401
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Did the official notification today. I'm out end of March!
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:29 PM   #402
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:40 PM   #403
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Its so exciting reading this thread and seeing planning and dreams become reality. Congratulations to the class of 2013. I'm still hoping to join y'all but I'm having serious doubts. I "only" have a 90% success rate of my portfolio making it to ages 87 - 92 (depending upon the calculator) and I'm afraid of making a decision that I will later regret.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:09 PM   #404
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Did the official notification today. I'm out end of March!

Congrats! I'm getting closer every day.......
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:53 PM   #405
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Its so exciting reading this thread and seeing planning and dreams become reality. Congratulations to the class of 2013. I'm still hoping to join y'all but I'm having serious doubts. I "only" have a 90% success rate of my portfolio making it to ages 87 - 92 (depending upon the calculator) and I'm afraid of making a decision that I will later regret.
Apologies for sounding negative, but at "only" 90%, I would also be having second thoughts. Actually, at 90% I would not retire ... but then, I am fairly risk adverse about these things and would much rather work an extra year or two up front than worry about having to either scramble for a job much later in life or make some unpleasant lifestyle cuts (which is why I am class of 2013 rather than 2011 or 2012).
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:23 PM   #406
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I will join this Class at end of March. I am at 3 WR. Yeah! Please add me to this Class in spite of the fact that my name is Retire2014. I reached my goal earlier than planned and I am included in a mass layoff with a decent severance package so I am going to kiss my alarm clock good bye!
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:24 PM   #407
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:43 PM   #408
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I gave "unofficial notice" today. I wrote in the "Career Goals" section of my performance review that my goal is "Retire" and my target date is "Spring 2013". I said I haven't chosen an exact date yet. I'm planning to wait until after major surgery scheduled for late in April to retire, but I haven't yet decided if I will wait until after the operation to actually submit my retirement request.
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:39 AM   #409
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I will join this Class at end of March. I am at 3 WR. Yeah! Please add me to this Class in spite of the fact that my name is Retire2014. I reached my goal earlier than planned and I am included in a mass layoff with a decent severance package so I am going to kiss my alarm clock good bye!
Congratulations ! Are you really going to kiss it goodbye ? I'd be smashing mine with a sledgehammer LOL
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:56 PM   #410
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Congratulations ! Are you really going to kiss it goodbye ? I'd be smashing mine with a sledgehammer LOL
No sledge needed here. My alarm clock will just be re-purposed. Still need a little help getting up early to fish, start long bike rides, golf, etc, etc
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:13 PM   #411
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Congratulations!
Hi, there WR for withdrawal rate. I did not use SWR because I don't believe that any withdrawal is truly "safe!"
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:56 PM   #412
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We're letting the staff know on Friday that March 29 is my last day. This is after 39 years with the same firm. It's kind of weird to have the day fast approaching, but I am looking forward to Monday, April 1!
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Hermit, that may not be necessary. Unless your son lives with you, has he not established residency on his own at school?
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:34 PM   #414
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Hi all
Joining the class this summer! Originally had planned a half time schedule until 2014 but after much discussion with my partners am staying full time for now and then retiring at the end of July!
Nervous excited and relieved!
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:35 PM   #415
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Congratulations, Nikki! What a great time of the year to retire! What will you do this summer?
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YEAH !!!!! Today is my last day! What a great feeling coming to the office today.
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YEAH !!!!! Today is my last day! What a great feeling coming to the office today.

Congratulations! I bet Sunday evening will feel even better
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:23 AM   #418
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I've done 23 years in a part of the country I hate, in two jobs that I have not enjoyed (there was one good year). Been in present job for 7 years. I try telling myself that in retrospect bad years just telescope--I can't tell you much about the last five years, for example, or being in the hospital years ago--so the next year or two will also seem to evaporate after they have passed, no matter how long they seem to take to go by.

Are you ER in 2013? Please confirm. After having read your post, I really really hope you will ER soon. Take care!
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:52 PM   #420
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I just dropped in here after a VERY BUSY 2012 doing a lot of W*RK!!

TO ANNOUNCE:

I AM FIRED IN mid April 2013!!!

Ok, so I am 59 yo, but I forgot to retire! DANG~~!!
Thanks for making me aware of that point ER PEEPS>>>

And then it took 4 years to sell my business & everything & it should be over soon.....closing on the last deal in 6 weeks.

No pork & beans for this lady..... I'll toast to a 99 point Syrah and trips to tropical beaches...
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