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Old 04-01-2017, 07:37 AM   #261
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Retire April 7th.
Start my thru hike of the Pacific Crest Trail April 8th.


I'm very excited and can't believe it's all really happening.


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Wishing you a very happy retirement and an amazing adventure on the PCT!!
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Old 04-03-2017, 08:21 PM   #263
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Wishing you a very happy retirement and an amazing adventure on the PCT!!


Thanks very much. I'm excited and nervous. Talk about a completely different life instantly. It will be an adventure!
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Old 04-03-2017, 08:43 PM   #264
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Retire April 7th.
Start my thru hike of the Pacific Crest Trail April 8th.


I'm very excited and can't believe it's all really happening.


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Wow - that's a very short turn-around time! Here's hoping you have a great and safe hike! Hope you can drop in here now and again for some updates.
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Add my name to the list. Last day is April 7th at the ripe old age of 59 and 4 days. That still qualifies as RE, right?
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Add my name to the list. Last day is April 7th at the ripe old age of 59 and 4 days. That still qualifies as RE, right?
In my view, if you are still breathing that counts as ER
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Old 04-06-2017, 06:51 PM   #267
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Walked out of the office today for the last time. I'm happily retired. It's surreal. Mixed emotions. Not about retiring. Just so much change all at once. I leave Saturday for my big hike. Between that and retirement I find my self saying, 'well that's the last time I'll do such and such' a whole lot.

Anyway, my first post in this thread was in July 2012. Stayed the course. Made it to 55. Retired. Ready for all the new chapters.

And a special thanks to this ER community and the good folks here for the (often) great advice, counsel, experience, and examples.

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[QUOTE=MuirWannabe;1864291]Walked out of the office today for the last time. I'm happily retired. It's surreal. Mixed emotions. Not about retiring. Just so much change all at once. I leave Saturday for my big hike. Between that and retirement I find my self saying, 'well that's the last time I'll do such and such' a whole lot.

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Congrats! Pacific Crest is the hike?

(We are doing 8 weeks in Peru about 1.5 months after our last days; not PCT, but will be our first trekking....)

Hopefully, in a month or two, you will no longer have mixed feelings!
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Old 04-16-2017, 01:57 PM   #269
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Add my name to the list. Last day is April 7th at the ripe old age of 59 and 4 days. That still qualifies as RE, right?
I'm 60, so I hope you qualify. The end of June is my target date.
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Add my name to the list. Last day is April 7th at the ripe old age of 59 and 4 days. That still qualifies as RE, right?
Congrats! Looks like we both picked the same April 7th job finish / ER start line, although you beat me age-wise by 6 months. At least for myself the joy and freedom gained from voluntarily walking away from a well paying, comfortable (if not rewarding) job with good benefits long before the crutch of SS kicks in qualifies as ER. I was ready (emotionally, if not quite financially) to retire early(er)4 years ago but a mother rapidly succumbing to dementia and loss of eyesight led me to reconsider selling out and moving to Panama. Instead, I "re-evaluated" my life and left my job of 28 years working for a mega-company I no longer respected. After decompressing for a couple of months I accepted a similar position to work for a family owned company in a much healthier environment. These last 4 years I maxed all saving opportunities and paid off all debt including the mortgage while I cared for and comforted my Mother. Sadly she passed away late last year but left me with the opportunity and ability to join the FIRE class of '17.

Unfortunately I hesitated and delayed ER several more months until a recent heart attack reminded me where my priorities needed to be. I'm new to the class and still have much to learn but I'm happier and healthier than I've been in years!
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Old 04-22-2017, 06:47 PM   #271
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Class of 2017

January
- Pedidiva 1/1/17 age 58
- doneat54 – 1/4/2017 age 54
- rrufus – 1/6/2017
- Hillbilly – 1/6/2017
- GSMAN - 1/13/2017, age 56
- PaddyMac – 1/14/2017, age 55
- Paracelsus – 1/1/2017, age 55
- coveredbridge - 1/20/17, age 55
- jwr62 – 1/31/2017
- TNBound - 1/31/17, age 57
- Retire2017 – 1/31/2017, age 56
- gayl – 1/31/2017
- redduck, age 72

February
- Gazingus – 2/1/2017, age 55
- duckcalldan – 2/10/2017, age 53
- geeky_grrl - 2/10/2017, age 45
- Stratman - 2/10/17, age 62

March
- Johnora – 3/1/2017, age 52
- GalaxyBoy - 3/3/17, age 57
- Sasset – 3/6/2016, almost age 56
- jrwinfla – 3/15/2017, age 56
- Yogi Bear – 3/24/2017, age 57
- DrRoy – 3/31/2017
- Golden Sunsets- sometime in March, age 68
- Choices' DH 3/31/17, age 65

April
- JohnnyBGoode – 4/1/2017, age 50
- Lucantes – 4/2/2017, age 50
- chief04010 – 4/29/2017, age 59 ½
- MuirWannabe - age 55
- JohnM - Sometime in April, age 50

May
- Alvin Tostig, age 61
- T-Minus - 5/11/2017 - age 56
- ccourt9283 – 5/31/2017, age 62
- Rdub- 5/?/17, age 47

June
- GreenER – 6/1/2017, age 55
- timo2 - 6/10/2017, age 64
- Argus - 6/16/2017, age 55
- LRDave – 6/30/2017, age 59
- Red Badger – 6/30/2017
- Joe0401 – 6/30/17, age 60
- candrew - age 59 ½
- jollystomper - age 59
- Rickt - age 57
- windyblonde DH

July
- Arkgolfer – 7/1/2017, age 49
- Bikechuck – 7/7/2017, age 64 1/12
- capjak – 7/7/2017, age 55
- 2017ish - age 57

August
- Retire52 - 8/26/2017, age 48
- dixonge, age 56
- BlueAFMom - 8/14/2017, age 49
- cme4oil - 8/31/2017, age 61

September
- ABQ2015 – 9/16/2017, age 62
- KimInWis – 9/30/2017, age 56
- fishvt - age 55
- wmackey

October
- Indigo Mule – 10/31/2017, age 55
- MOSAT - 10/1-13/2017, age 62
- RetireAge50 - 10/10/2017, age 50
- Marc – 10/20/2017, age 59 11/12

November
- CANTW8, 11/24/2017

December
- Marco – 12/31/2017, age 56 1/2
- Clover5 - 12/31/2017, age 56
- Revlefty
- neihn, age 57

Month TBD
- DanD76 - mid-2017, age 59
- HawkeyeNFO
- KrissK – late 2017
- Tdv2 - end 2017, age 54
- Future FIREe, age 55
- Montecfo, age 57
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Old 04-23-2017, 06:54 AM   #272
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Old 04-24-2017, 05:41 PM   #273
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Old 04-27-2017, 02:38 PM   #274
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Date has been set so I moved myself out of the Month TBD category.
Last day will be July 14. Still hasn't sunk in that this is really going to happen.


Class of 2017

January
- Pedidiva 1/1/17 age 58
- doneat54 – 1/4/2017 age 54
- rrufus – 1/6/2017
- Hillbilly – 1/6/2017
- GSMAN - 1/13/2017, age 56
- PaddyMac – 1/14/2017, age 55
- Paracelsus – 1/1/2017, age 55
- coveredbridge - 1/20/17, age 55
- jwr62 – 1/31/2017
- TNBound - 1/31/17, age 57
- Retire2017 – 1/31/2017, age 56
- gayl – 1/31/2017
- redduck, age 72

February
- Gazingus – 2/1/2017, age 55
- duckcalldan – 2/10/2017, age 53
- geeky_grrl - 2/10/2017, age 45
- Stratman - 2/10/17, age 62

March
- Johnora – 3/1/2017, age 52
- GalaxyBoy - 3/3/17, age 57
- Sasset – 3/6/2016, almost age 56
- jrwinfla – 3/15/2017, age 56
- Yogi Bear – 3/24/2017, age 57
- DrRoy – 3/31/2017
- Golden Sunsets- sometime in March, age 68
- Choices' DH 3/31/17, age 65

April
- JohnnyBGoode – 4/1/2017, age 50
- Lucantes – 4/2/2017, age 50
- Bklyn55 - 4/21/2017, age 56
- chief04010 – 4/29/2017, age 59 ½
- MuirWannabe - age 55
- JohnM - Sometime in April, age 50

May
- Alvin Tostig, age 61
- T-Minus - 5/11/2017 - age 56
- ccourt9283 – 5/31/2017, age 62
- Rdub- 5/?/17, age 47

June
- GreenER – 6/1/2017, age 55
- timo2 - 6/10/2017, age 64
- Argus - 6/16/2017, age 55
- LRDave – 6/30/2017, age 59
- Red Badger – 6/30/2017
- Joe0401 – 6/30/17, age 60
- candrew - age 59 ½
- jollystomper - age 59
- Rickt - age 57
- windyblonde DH

July
- Arkgolfer – 7/1/2017, age 49
- Bikechuck – 7/7/2017, age 64 1/12
- capjak – 7/7/2017, age 55
- DanD76 - 7/14/2017, age 59.5
- 2017ish - age 57

August
- Retire52 - 8/26/2017, age 48
- dixonge, age 56
- BlueAFMom - 8/14/2017, age 49
- cme4oil - 8/31/2017, age 61

September
- ABQ2015 – 9/16/2017, age 62
- KimInWis – 9/30/2017, age 56
- fishvt - age 55
- wmackey

October
- Indigo Mule – 10/31/2017, age 55
- MOSAT - 10/1-13/2017, age 62
- RetireAge50 - 10/10/2017, age 50
- Marc – 10/20/2017, age 59 11/12

November
- CANTW8, 11/24/2017

December
- Marco – 12/31/2017, age 56 1/2
- Clover5 - 12/31/2017, age 56
- Revlefty
- neihn, age 57

Month TBD
- HawkeyeNFO
- KrissK – late 2017
- Tdv2 - end 2017, age 54
- Future FIREe, age 55
- Montecfo, age 57
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My date looks to be June 2 2017 woohoo!
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Today is my first official day of retirement. Now I'm just waiting for the dust to settle on the financial side, so I can implement my budget plan and get down to some serious retiree stuff.
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Old 05-02-2017, 01:46 PM   #278
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Congratulations to everyone who has FIRED so far in 2017! Enjoy!

Please remove me from the list for May 2017 - and re-enter me for May 2018 (age 62). Yes, OMY! But it's my first mulligan....(should there be a rule you can only OMY once?). I'm hoping its sooner rather than later. I recently posted my update on the Introduction Forum.

In a nutshell, I've hit my target $ goal, and I left MegaCorp a few months ago to join a boutique type of firm in my industry three months ago to help them grow their business. I knew the people - so thought I'd give it a shot.
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January
- Pedidiva 1/1/17 age 58
- doneat54 – 1/4/2017 age 54
- rrufus – 1/6/2017
- Hillbilly – 1/6/2017
- GSMAN - 1/13/2017, age 56
- PaddyMac – 1/14/2017, age 55
- Paracelsus – 1/1/2017, age 55
- coveredbridge - 1/20/17, age 55
- jwr62 – 1/31/2017
- TNBound - 1/31/17, age 57
- Retire2017 – 1/31/2017, age 56
- gayl – 1/31/2017
- redduck, age 72

February
- Gazingus – 2/1/2017, age 55
- duckcalldan – 2/10/2017, age 53
- geeky_grrl - 2/10/2017, age 45
- Stratman - 2/10/17, age 62

March
- Johnora – 3/1/2017, age 52
- GalaxyBoy - 3/3/17, age 57
- Sasset – 3/6/2016, almost age 56
- jrwinfla – 3/15/2017, age 56
- Yogi Bear – 3/24/2017, age 57
- DrRoy – 3/31/2017
- Golden Sunsets- sometime in March, age 68
- Choices' DH 3/31/17, age 65

April
- JohnnyBGoode – 4/1/2017, age 50
- Lucantes – 4/2/2017, age 50
- Bklyn55 - 4/21/2017, age 56
- chief04010 – 4/29/2017, age 59 ½
- MuirWannabe - age 55
- JohnM - Sometime in April, age 50

May
- T-Minus - 5/11/2017 - age 56
- ccourt9283 – 5/31/2017, age 62
- Rdub- 5/?/17, age 47

June
- GreenER – 6/1/2017, age 55
- Oneparkatatime - 6/2/2017, age 57
- timo2 - 6/10/2017, age 64
- Argus - 6/16/2017, age 55
- LRDave – 6/30/2017, age 59
- Red Badger – 6/30/2017
- Joe0401 – 6/30/17, age 60
- candrew - age 59 ½
- jollystomper - age 59
- Rickt - age 57
- windyblonde DH

July
- Arkgolfer – 7/1/2017, age 49
- Bikechuck – 7/7/2017, age 64 1/12
- capjak – 7/7/2017, age 55
- DanD76 - 7/14/2017, age 59.5
- 2017ish - 7/28/2017, age 57

August
- Retire52 - 8/26/2017, age 48
- dixonge, age 56
- BlueAFMom - 8/14/2017, age 49
- cme4oil - 8/31/2017, age 61

September
- ABQ2015 – 9/16/2017, age 62
- KimInWis – 9/30/2017, age 56
- fishvt - age 55
- wmackey

October
- Indigo Mule – 10/31/2017, age 55
- MOSAT - 10/1-13/2017, age 62
- RetireAge50 - 10/10/2017, age 50
- Marc – 10/20/2017, age 59 11/12

November
- CANTW8, 11/24/2017

December
- Marco – 12/31/2017, age 56 1/2
- Clover5 - 12/31/2017, age 56
- Revlefty
- neihn, age 57

Month TBD
- HawkeyeNFO
- KrissK – late 2017
- Tdv2 - end 2017, age 54
- Future FIREe, age 55
- Montecfo, age 57
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