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Old 06-16-2016, 08:53 PM   #461
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Old 06-19-2016, 11:10 PM   #462
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I can't recall what date I gave here to retire, maybe it was July 1st, but I am now retired as of this weekend. That means... it's no longer a weekend! wow.
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Old 06-20-2016, 11:48 AM   #463
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I can't recall what date I gave here to retire, maybe it was July 1st, but I am now retired as of this weekend. That means... it's no longer a weekend! wow.

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Old 06-25-2016, 10:28 AM   #464
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Actual date to retire still up in the air. I moved my name from July to October for now.

January
- Vireo - 1/8/2016, age 60
- robertf57 - 1/22/2016 58
- Ghandi - 1/14/2016 - age 49
- mamadogmamacat - 1/28/16 age 55
- Willers - 1/31/16
- YakGrl - 1/31/16, age 56
- lhamo's DH - 1/31/16, age 57
- inky - 1/31/16, age 43

February
- Happyras 2/1/2016 age 61
- SecondCor521 - 2/19/16 age 46

March
- InTheSticks - 3/1/16, age 57
- DanD76 - 3/1/16, age 58
- HadEnuff- 3/1/16- age 62
- lisa99 - 3/11/16 - age 54

April
- Bir48die - 4/1/16, age 60
- Kickernick - 4/1/16, age 49
- UtahSkier - 4/1/16, age 54/55
- moneygrubber - 4/1/16 age 55
- analytic_al - 4/1/16 age 54
- hiker88 - 4/1/16 - age 55
- Boog - 4/6/16 - age 58
- Music Lover - 4/22/16 age 53
- Davis65 - 4/26/16, age 50
- Derslickmeister - 4/29/16 age 53
- OnTheBeach - 4/30/16 - Age 46
- Doribe - 4/30/16 - age 59

May
- Dogman 5/1/2016 age 60
- Samsterdog 5/13/16, age 53
- FireFool 5/20/16, age 55
- Prime Number 5/20/16, age 47
- Billk400 - 5/27/16, age 61

June
- LoneAspen - 6/1/16, age 49
- 38Chevy454 - 6/1/16, age 52
- eyeonFI - 6/1/2016, age 45
- Backdraft57 - 6/3/16, age 57
- wkouios - 6/3/16
- erkevin- 6/3/16 age 52
- DustyMom - 6/3/16 age 54
- scrinch - 6/6/16, age 57
- Aerides - 6/10/16 age 46
- Jgot - 6/30/16. Age 60


July
- rdy2go - 7/1/16 age 65
- Al in Ohio - 7/5/16, age 55
- Senator - 7/5/2016 age 56


August
- BigBob - 8/8/16, age 55
- Green Hornet 21 8/21/16
- AlbaCrush - 8/27/16, age 50

September
- OrcasIslandBound 9/1/2016 age 58
- Turn_The_Page 9/1/2016 age 57

October
- Sasset - 10/16, age 55


November
- Rdub - 11/1/16, age 46

December
- jelly bean counter - 12/1/16 age 62
- Longranger - 12/25/16, age 60
- neihn - 12/31/16 age 55
- 53anddone - 12/31/16 - age 54
- doneat58 - 12/31/2016, age 54
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Old 06-26-2016, 01:04 AM   #465
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October 31st is now my target. Financial goals have been met. I now just have to advise employer and start the phase out. The fall is such a great time to travel. I look forward to hitting the open road all the way through Christmas and New Years. After, January 1st I will start planning my new routine which will include part time financial consulting,volunteering, a fitness routine some courses at the local community college and more travel with DW.
Hard to believe I am almost there at 55 and in good health.
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Old 06-26-2016, 01:10 AM   #466
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I can't recall what date I gave here to retire, maybe it was July 1st, but I am now retired as of this weekend. That means... it's no longer a weekend! wow.
Bad news, when you retire you lose the concept of weekends, good news, every day is Saturday or the first day of summer vacation
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Old 06-26-2016, 07:22 AM   #467
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Bad news, when you retire you lose the concept of weekends, good news, every day is Saturday or the first day of summer vacation

That's bad news?


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Old 06-26-2016, 10:09 AM   #468
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Getting down to single digit days now.
I know the feeling. 9 days left. There is a three day weekend in that 9 days too. All w*rk has been passed off, so it's just coasting and saying goodbyes from here on out.
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Old 06-27-2016, 05:46 PM   #469
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My official last day is Thursday but I turn in my car, computer and credit cards tomorrow. I had my office phone disconnected today also. As far as I'm concerned, I am done with the exception of the final paperwork on what to do with the 401K, life insurance, etc. Freedom is close!
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Old 06-27-2016, 06:10 PM   #470
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Congratulations!, rdy2go
I'm five months into ER, and can tell you it is great!
and that is even with a few unexpected, but not unanticipated in terms of contingency planning, expenses (vet bills, dental bill, home repairs after tree incident not entirely covered by insurance)
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Old 07-03-2016, 06:01 PM   #471
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After fourteen years with my employer, last week I was let go unexpectedly.

I've been busy with all the transition errands (new health insurance, unemployment paperwork, talking with family, rolling over 401k, etc).

But as of today, I'm officially retired. Age 47.

While my general mood is positive, there have been waves of grief (I got "dumped" from a job I loved), ecstasy (OMG I'm officially retired!), and anxiety (OMG I'm officially retired!).

I feel financially prepared for this (been FIRE planning for 17 years). But no retirement blog, book, or counselor could have prepared me for how I feel.

I hope to post more later. Let the games begin.
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Old 07-03-2016, 08:34 PM   #472
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After fourteen years with my employer, last week I was let go unexpectedly.

I've been busy with all the transition errands (new health insurance, unemployment paperwork, talking with family, rolling over 401k, etc).

But as of today, I'm officially retired. Age 47.

While my general mood is positive, there have been waves of grief (I got "dumped" from a job I loved), ecstasy (OMG I'm officially retired!), and anxiety (OMG I'm officially retired!).

I feel financially prepared for this (been FIRE planning for 17 years). But no retirement blog, book, or counselor could have prepared me for how I feel.

I hope to post more later. Let the games begin.
Welcome aboard bribri!! Aren't you now glad that you've been preparing for FIRE for the last 17 yrs??

I wish more 20 and 30 somethings understood the realities of the workforce. Most won't be ready for the downsizing of the 40 and 50 somethings; it's only a matter time...
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Old 07-05-2016, 04:36 PM   #473
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I am officially unemployed as of now, 7/5/2016.

I finished my early retirement project that I started back in 2014. I was on-time, and within budget. My financial goal was within $10K of what I wanted, so I feel pretty good about it.

It will be a bit different not working...
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I am officially unemployed as of now, 7/5/2016.

I finished my early retirement project that I started back in 2014. I was on-time, and within budget. My financial goal was within $10K of what I wanted, so I feel pretty good about it.

It will be a bit different not working...
Congrats on completing the plan! Enjoy the Branson trip.
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Old 07-05-2016, 04:53 PM   #475
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I am officially unemployed as of now, 7/5/2016.

I finished my early retirement project that I started back in 2014. I was on-time, and within budget. My financial goal was within $10K of what I wanted, so I feel pretty good about it.

It will be a bit different not working...
Congratulations!
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Old 07-05-2016, 05:02 PM   #476
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Congratulations Senator! I've got 5 more work days... :-)


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Old 07-05-2016, 05:08 PM   #477
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Congrats and welcome aboard Senator, on time and on budget too!
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Old 07-05-2016, 05:40 PM   #478
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I am officially unemployed as of now, 7/5/2016.

I finished my early retirement project that I started back in 2014. I was on-time, and within budget. My financial goal was within $10K of what I wanted, so I feel pretty good about it.

It will be a bit different not working...
Congratulations, Senator - and welcome to the Club!
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I finished my early retirement project that I started back in 2014. I was on-time, and within budget. My financial goal was within $10K of what I wanted, so I feel pretty good about it.

It will be a bit different not working...
Congratulations! I'm dancing with you
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I spent most of my day packing up and culling old project files. Still going to consult off and on for a few months, but it's all from home and very part time. Now to start exploring where to visit for one month (winter rental) each year to get a feel for our future snowbird city. Anyone overwinter in the southeast in February? If so, where and what do you like about it?


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