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Old 01-25-2015, 09:06 AM   #341
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Old 01-25-2015, 09:58 AM   #342
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1. Ikubak - April/May 2015- age 52
2. LoneAspen - Feb 2015- age 48
3. Neihn - Dec 2015-
4. Fourchristians - June 2015
5. ABQ2015 - March 2015- 59
6. Live and Learn - March 2015- 52
7. Utrecht - Jan 2015 - Age 50
8. haloFIRE - August 14, 2015 - age 47
9. Phil1ben - June 1, 2015 - age 55
10. SonnyJim - January 1. 2015 - age 48
11. Theseus - July 2015 - age 59 (moved up to 2014 - congrats )
12. biker4life - July 2015 - age 45
13. Options - January 2015 - 59.5
14. Al - June 2015 - age 52
15. Siamond - July 2015 - age 53
16. Shabby - January 2015 - age 48
17. jcretire77 - April 2015 - age 55
18. Fermion - Oct 2015 - age 45
19. BrianB - January 2015 - age 56
20. RobLJ - May thru August - age
21. FreqFlyer - Feb 2015 - age 43
22. Hiker88 - August 2015 - age 55
23. Enjoylife133 - December 2015 - age 60
24. Jpearl - July 2915 - age 43
25. iac1003 - April 2015 age 63.5
26. kern44 - June 2015
27. Fedup - Dec 2015 age 55
28. Mo Money - April 2015 age 53
29. Aus_E_Expat- April 2015, age 56
30. rodi - April 2015, age 53
30. vireo- June 30, 2015. Age 60
31. Sanstar - March 28, 2015, Age 59
32. Rdub - May 2015, age 45
33. johnnyfuego - Jan-March 2015, age 52
34. Islandtraveler - July 2015 age 56
35. kimcdougc - Feb. 1, 2015 age 57
36. 3800Fiero - Feb 2015 age 57
38. cbo111- Sep 2015 age 57
39. Planner - April 30, 2015 age 53
40. FatCyclist - January 2, 2015 age 57
41. Oreogn - Feb 2015 age 58
42. 2B - Jan 2015 age 63
43. tuffshed - January 2015 age 60
44. trirod - December 2015 age 48
45. jabbahop - Feb 2015 age 54/55 (depending whether I go before Feb birthday)
46. nuke_diver
47. Travel4Fun - Jan 2015, age 50
48. robnplunder - July 2015, age 53
49. Bryan Barnfellow - July 17, 2015
50. Taxman59 - July 1, 2015
51. nuisance - Q2 2015
52. texcurtis - January 31, 2015, age 54
53. OBXretire - July 1, 2015
54. Punxsyboy
55. Philliefan33
56. pinejake - March 5, 2015, age 56
57. Spudd - January 30, 2015, age 42
58. bingybear - Feb 28, 2015, age 53
59. kitesurfer2- April 30, 2015, age 62
60. wheelsdown - March 1, 2015, age 60
61. Whisper66 - March 1, 2015, age 55
62. KCGeezer - May 31, 2015, age 58
63. stlguy57 - Dec 31, 2015, age 58

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Old 01-25-2015, 11:10 AM   #343
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Counting down to my last work day this coming Thursday. I've gotten a few things in place:
- instead of work furnished got my own cell phone and lap top
- updated the will
- updated beneficiary forms
- got wifi at home
- got all my finances & allocations consolidated for retired life, I hope
- attended my retirement luncheon. Was quite nice.

The most common questions/statements I get:
- what are you gong to do? I say take a year off then figure it out.
- are you moving out of the area? Nope, staying in my beloved house.
- I'm so jealous. I don't respond to that one, but feel fortunate and grateful to have taken steps and made the choices to get me to this point.

I'm ready for group checkout on Thursday & to pick up that retiree badge and exit. :-)


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Old 01-25-2015, 10:12 PM   #344
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I hope you got most of your Canadian cash turned into US dollars before it fell.
I only keep a few pence in a checking account in TD Canada Trust to keep it open. They don't offer that account any more. Just for insurance.
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Old 01-26-2015, 03:56 AM   #345
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I only keep a few pence in a checking account in TD Canada Trust to keep it open. They don't offer that account any more. Just for insurance.
That's good. I haven't been paying attention to the Canadian exchange rate for the last few years. I was shocked how much it had changed in just a couple of years. This is about as low as I can remember seeing it.

We could almost add Canada to the list of countries where US retirees can make their dollars go farther. Notice I said almost.
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Old 01-26-2015, 01:19 PM   #346
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1. Ikubak - April/May 2015- age 52
2. LoneAspen - Feb 2015- age 48
3. Neihn - Dec 2015-
4. Fourchristians - June 2015
5. ABQ2015 - March 2015- 59
6. Live and Learn - March 2015- 52
7. Utrecht - Jan 2015 - Age 50
8. haloFIRE - August 14, 2015 - age 47
9. Phil1ben - June 1, 2015 - age 55
10. SonnyJim - January 1. 2015 - age 48
11. Theseus - July 2015 - age 59 (moved up to 2014 - congrats )
12. biker4life - July 2015 - age 45
13. Options - January 2015 - 59.5
14. Al - June 2015 - age 52
15. Siamond - July 2015 - age 53
16. Shabby - January 2015 - age 48
17. jcretire77 - April 2015 - age 55
18. Fermion - Oct 2015 - age 45
19. BrianB - January 2015 - age 56
20. RobLJ - May thru August - age
21. FreqFlyer - Feb 2015 - age 43
22. Hiker88 - August 2015 - age 55
23. Enjoylife133 - December 2015 - age 60
24. Jpearl - July 2915 - age 43
25. iac1003 - April 2015 age 63.5
26. kern44 - June 2015
27. Fedup - Dec 2015 age 55
28. Mo Money - April 2015 age 53
29. Aus_E_Expat- April 2015, age 56
30. rodi - April 2015, age 53
30. vireo- June 30, 2015. Age 60
31. Sanstar - March 28, 2015, Age 59
32. Rdub - May 2015, age 45
33. johnnyfuego - Jan-March 2015, age 52
34. Islandtraveler - July 2015 age 56
35. kimcdougc - Feb. 1, 2015 age 57
36. 3800Fiero - Feb 2015 age 57
38. cbo111- Sep 2015 age 57
39. Planner - April 30, 2015 age 53
40. FatCyclist - January 2, 2015 age 57
41. Oreogn - Feb 2015 age 58
42. 2B - Jan 2015 age 63
43. tuffshed - January 2015 age 60
44. trirod - December 2015 age 48
45. jabbahop - Feb 2015 age 54/55 (depending whether I go before Feb birthday)
46. nuke_diver
47. Travel4Fun - Jan 2015, age 50
48. robnplunder - July 2015, age 53
49. Bryan Barnfellow - July 17, 2015
50. Taxman59 - July 1, 2015
51. nuisance - Q2 2015
52. texcurtis - January 31, 2015, age 54
53. OBXretire - July 1, 2015
54. Punxsyboy
55. Philliefan33
56. pinejake - March 5, 2015, age 56
57. Spudd - January 30, 2015, age 42
58. bingybear - Feb 28, 2015, age 53
59. kitesurfer2- April 30, 2015, age 62
60. wheelsdown - March 1, 2015, age 60
61. Whisper66 - March 1, 2015, age 55
62. KCGeezer - May 31, 2015, age 58
63. stlguy57 - Dec 31, 2015, age 58
64. Travelwanted - July, 2015

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Old 01-27-2015, 03:45 PM   #347
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Originally planned for June 30 this year, with 41 vacation and comp days, I only have around 70 work days left.
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Old 01-28-2015, 10:08 AM   #348
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I had been planning on a March 31 exit, but learned something today that will likely postpone it 1-3 months. My section manager, who just recently heard of my ER plans, called me to her office today and strongly hinted that there may be severance packages available in 2Q. Since she has no reason to keep me here against my will, I have to believe that she is truly trying to help.

I have to talk to DH tonight, but I will probably bite the bullet and stay a little longer. It would stink to retire as of March 31, then find out on April 15 I could have gotten a package. I'll just keep telling myself that after 2/28/15, I am officially KMA and RIP. (Some of you Feds might recognize those acronyms. If not, think "kiss my .." and "retired in place"


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Old 01-28-2015, 10:45 AM   #349
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Sadly I am working for a company that is doing well as I was hoping that there would be some kind of a severance this year. Dang it.

Not sure what will cause me to push the button. Probably some really good weather.
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Old 01-29-2015, 05:49 PM   #350
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Retired today. Feeling worn out, relieved, and ready to start the next chapter.


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Old 01-29-2015, 05:55 PM   #351
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Retired today. Feeling worn out, relieved, and ready to start the next chapter.
Congrats!
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Old 01-29-2015, 06:02 PM   #352
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Great news, texcurtis. I hope you can quickly recharge. I bet not having to go to w*rk will make it easier.


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Old 01-29-2015, 08:03 PM   #353
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2. LoneAspen - Feb 2015- age 48
3. Neihn - Dec 2015-
4. Fourchristians - June 2015
5. ABQ2015 - March 2015- 59
6. Live and Learn - March 2015- 52
7. Utrecht - Jan 2015 - Age 50
8. haloFIRE - August 14, 2015 - age 47
9. Phil1ben - June 1, 2015 - age 55
10. SonnyJim - January 1. 2015 - age 48
11. Theseus - July 2015 - age 59 (moved up to 2014 - congrats )
12. biker4life - July 2015 - age 45
13. Options - January 2015 - 59.5
14. Al - June 2015 - age 52
15. Siamond - July 2015 - age 53
16. Shabby - January 2015 - age 48
17. jcretire77 - April 2015 - age 55
18. Fermion - Oct 2015 - age 45
19. BrianB - January 2015 - age 56
20. RobLJ - May thru August - age
21. FreqFlyer - Feb 2015 - age 43
22. Hiker88 - August 2015 - age 55
23. Enjoylife133 - December 2015 - age 60
24. Jpearl - July 2915 - age 43
25. iac1003 - April 2015 age 63.5
26. kern44 - June 2015
27. Fedup - Dec 2015 age 55
28. Mo Money - April 2015 age 53
29. Aus_E_Expat- April 2015, age 56
30. rodi - April 2015, age 53
30. vireo- June 30, 2015. Age 60
31. Sanstar - March 28, 2015, Age 59
32. Rdub - May 2015, age 45
33. johnnyfuego - Jan-March 2015, age 52
34. Islandtraveler - July 2015 age 56
35. kimcdougc - Feb. 1, 2015 age 57
36. 3800Fiero - Feb 2015 age 57
38. cbo111- Sep 2015 age 57
39. Planner - April 30, 2015 age 53
40. FatCyclist - January 2, 2015 age 57
41. Oreogn - Feb 2015 age 58
42. 2B - Jan 2015 age 63
43. tuffshed - January 2015 age 60
44. trirod - December 2015 age 48
45. jabbahop - Feb 2015 age 54/55 (depending whether I go before Feb birthday)
46. nuke_diver
47. Travel4Fun - Jan 2015, age 50
48. robnplunder - July 2015, age 53
49. Bryan Barnfellow - July 17, 2015
50. Taxman59 - July 1, 2015
51. nuisance - Q2 2015
52. texcurtis - January 31, 2015, age 54
53. OBXretire - July 1, 2015
54. Punxsyboy
55. Philliefan33
56. pinejake - March 5, 2015, age 56
57. Spudd - January 30, 2015, age 42
58. bingybear - Feb 28, 2015, age 53
59. kitesurfer2- April 30, 2015, age 62
60. wheelsdown - March 1, 2015, age 60
61. Whisper66 - March 1, 2015, age 55
62. KCGeezer - May 31, 2015, age 58
63. stlguy57 - Dec 31, 2015, age 58
64. Travelwanted - July, 2015
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Old 01-31-2015, 10:25 AM   #355
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[QUOTE=wheelsdown;1550453]1. Ikubak - April/May 2015- age 52
2. LoneAspen - Feb 2015- age 48
3. Neihn - Dec 2015-
4. Fourchristians - June 2015
5. ABQ2015 - March 2015- 59
6. Live and Learn - March 2015- 52
7. Utrecht - Jan 2015 - Age 50
8. haloFIRE - August 14, 2015 - age 47
9. Phil1ben - June 1, 2015 - age 55
10. SonnyJim - January 1. 2015 - age 48
11. Theseus - July 2015 - age 59 (moved up to 2014 - congrats )
12. biker4life - July 2015 - age 45
13. Options - January 2015 - 59.5
14. Al - June 2015 - age 52
15. Siamond - July 2015 - age 53
16. Shabby - January 2015 - age 48
17. jcretire77 - April 2015 - age 55
18. Fermion - Oct 2015 - age 45
19. BrianB - January 2015 - age 56
20. RobLJ - May thru August - age
21. FreqFlyer - Feb 2015 - age 43
22. Hiker88 - August 2015 - age 55
23. Enjoylife133 - December 2015 - age 60
24. Jpearl - July 2915 - age 43
25. iac1003 - April 2015 age 63.5
26. kern44 - June 2015
27. Fedup - Dec 2015 age 55
28. Mo Money - April 2015 age 53
29. Aus_E_Expat- April 2015, age 56
30. rodi - April 2015, age 53
30. vireo- June 30, 2015. Age 60
31. Sanstar - March 28, 2015, Age 59
32. Rdub - May 2015, age 45
33. johnnyfuego - Jan-March 2015, age 52
34. Islandtraveler - July 2015 age 56
35. kimcdougc - Feb. 1, 2015 age 57
36. 3800Fiero - Feb 2015 age 57
38. cbo111- Sep 2015 age 57
39. Planner - April 30, 2015 age 53
40. FatCyclist - January 2, 2015 age 57
41. Oreogn - Feb 2015 age 58
42. 2B - Jan 2015 age 63
43. tuffshed - January 2015 age 60
44. trirod - December 2015 age 48
45. jabbahop - Feb 2015 age 54/55 (depending whether I go before Feb birthday)
46. nuke_diver
47. Travel4Fun - Jan 2015, age 50
48. robnplunder - July 2015, age 53
49. Bryan Barnfellow - July 17, 2015
50. Taxman59 - July 1, 2015
51. nuisance - Q2 2015
52. texcurtis - January 31, 2015, age 54
53. OBXretire - July 1, 2015
54. Punxsyboy
55. Philliefan33
56. pinejake - March 5, 2015, age 56
57. Spudd - January 30, 2015, age 42
58. bingybear - Feb 28, 2015, age 53
59. kitesurfer2- April 30, 2015, age 62
60. wheelsdown - March 1, 2015, age 60
61. Whisper66 - March 1, 2015, age 55
62. KCGeezer - May 31, 2015, age 58
63. stlguy57 - Dec 31, 2015, age 58
64. Travelwanted - July, 2015
65. Ally - June, 2015, age 63
66. Evergreen - June 30, 2015, age 52.5

Added mine to the end, because I must stick to this date and not squeeze out another stressful year at that place when I don't really need to!
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Old 01-31-2015, 03:18 PM   #356
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Friday was my last day. They had me training my replacement all the way to the end, and boy, was that unfun. Friday afternoon, strolled down to the office to turn in my laptop and clean out my locker. I said goodbye to a few co-workers who were around (actually most said they would talk to me soon, which I know is not going to happen!).

I had bought a bottle of sparkling wine to celebrate, but when I opened it, it turned out to be red wine! I clearly need to read the labels more carefully. It was not quite as festive as I'd hoped, haha.

I'm still feeling nervous about the money part, anxiously waiting for the company to mail me my pension & stock ownership plan information. And wondering if I'll really be able to keep myself busy! So far it's just like a normal weekend, Monday is when it will sink in for real.
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Old 01-31-2015, 03:58 PM   #357
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Let us know how it goes on Monday, Spudd. Hope it's a great day knowing you're forever done. Congrats!
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Old 01-31-2015, 04:16 PM   #358
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Friday was my last day. They had me training my replacement all the way to the end, and boy, was that unfun. ...... So far it's just like a normal weekend, Monday is when it will sink in for real.
Congratulations, Spudd!
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Was planning to FIRE end of April. Was told last year my job was being relocated to another country and I'd need to move to keep it. Decided I'll play the game and see if the company will offer a package if I keep saying no...won't move, won't accept another position, etc. Told my boss on Friday I'm not moving, but more than willing to help with the transition for the person who will replace me. Told him I thought 3 months would be the right period of time. If they don't offer me anything at least I tried!
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