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Old 07-13-2014, 06:15 PM   #81
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Old 07-13-2014, 06:18 PM   #82
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Nice! I am two weeks ahead of you at the end of March 2016. I will be just short of 57. So looking forward to it. Congratulations, Derslickmeister!
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Old 07-13-2014, 06:45 PM   #83
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I'll be 5 weeks behind you. June 3rd for me less than a month before I turn 55.
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Old 07-14-2014, 06:13 AM   #84
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I am out on 7/1/2016, (maybe 7/5 to pick up a weekend and a holiday...), unless I am out sooner...
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Old 07-14-2014, 06:33 AM   #85
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:52 PM   #86
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Put me on the list for May 1, 2016 at age 57. I'm hopping over here from the 2014 list...TMY syndrome, I guess.
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Old 08-07-2014, 09:28 PM   #87
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I'm new to the forum - DW & I have reached FI and heading toward RE on 4/1/16. The extra few years will set us up for an even nicer lifestyle than we have now.

Since I'll be a couple weeks short of my 50th birthday, I like that I'll be able to say I retired in my 40s. I also like the fun of retiring on April Fools Day.
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Old 08-18-2014, 06:01 PM   #88
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We're penciling in April 2016, one year past, 100% FC. Just want a little buffer, eh?
Will live in Phoenix during the winter, Spokane the spring summer and fall. Tremendous amount of things to keep us busy.
The best of both worlds.
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Old 08-18-2014, 06:15 PM   #89
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Old 08-18-2014, 07:28 PM   #90
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Al, I just came to Ohio today to get my ds situated at college. So I'll woo hoo with you!
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Old 08-19-2014, 07:57 PM   #91
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It's bittersweet I have noticed. It's like the closer you get the slower time goes and the less I can tolerate the office BS! Is there a name for this phenomenon?


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Old 08-20-2014, 11:25 AM   #92
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It's bittersweet I have noticed. It's like the closer you get the slower time goes and the less I can tolerate the office BS! Is there a name for this phenomenon?
I think there should be a name for this. I've tried to Google it but no luck. My productivity at w*rk has gone way down. All I seem to want to do is watch for the stock market to hit a new high, browse this forum and research retirement locations and RVs. First time in 40 years of w*rking where I've placed my personal life in front of my j*b.

It's going to be a long 2 years of pre-retirement obsession.
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Old 08-20-2014, 11:44 AM   #93
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I have yet to experience that phenomena yet. Planning FIRE in late 2016. My mind is going through a ready, aim FIRE loop week to week. Only on the most frustrating of weeks do I find myself daydreaming at w*rk of post Fire or feel my productivity dropping. Probably because of compartmentalizing my w*rk tasks and goals from home life.

At home is a different story. Spend a lot of time crunching numbers trying to refine the budget for my wants and needs. All in lock step with DW of course. Biggest dillema right now is deciding on how much to budget for travel ballanced against a future downsized residence located ? Weird part is that every evening and every morning I feel ready to FIRE today. Guess I am working on the READY AND AIM as an excuse for OMYx2.
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Old 08-28-2014, 11:57 AM   #94
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Based on a corp buyout announced last week ... moving into class of 2016 from 2017. TBD if we might actually get into class of '15, but being conservative for now. Glad I can join the earlier year!
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Congratulations, Tim! You can start a countdown clock now!
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Old 09-05-2014, 09:51 AM   #96
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21 more months for me as of today. It can't arrive soon enough! Seems like someone takes your BS bucket away and hands you a smaller one when you start getting closer to ER.


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Old 09-11-2014, 09:36 AM   #97
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I'm thinking about making a change and going part time in March of 2015. That is if Megacorp will let me. If I had to give odds, I'd say there is a 70% chance of approval to go the part time/contract route.
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Old 09-21-2014, 05:34 AM   #98
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1016 is my new target. $$ will not be an issue. I was in the class of 2014, but recently relocated back to TX (hooray!), putting me much closer to retirement destination (TX hill country). I have to work 12 months or the megacorp will come after me for the relocation $$. 2016 - the DW can get SS at 62, which will help out a bit. So, late spring, early summer 2016 is the target.
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Old 09-21-2014, 07:50 AM   #99
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It's bittersweet I have noticed. It's like the closer you get the slower time goes and the less I can tolerate the office BS! Is there a name for this phenomenon?


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I Don't Care Syndrome(IDCS). When the realization that we have enough $ to live our desired lifestyle is greater than our fear of running out of $. I ran out the door when it was clear in my mind(2 OMYs for me). I've seen a bunch of other co-w*rkers do the same.

The most recent was a former co-w*rker that took off 30 days to help his DF pass. Coming back to w*rk his manager never said 'sorry for your loss' or any condolences, he was given crap his project was 30 days behind schedule. He gave his resignation that day.

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I like IDCS! But I seem to care enough to be irritated by EVERYTHING involving BS (my bucket is the size of a thimble) and bureaucracy. Since I moved into Middle Management three years ago, I just don't like what I am doing every day. Still have a date of March 29, 2016, but every day I think about trying to move it up. I need to get my head out of this loop because it's making me very unhappy. Al in Ohio and dand76, I know exactly what you guys are talking about. MRG, it seems the cure is to pull the trigger asap!
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