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Old 06-05-2014, 08:19 PM   #41
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It has been almost two years since my first post on this thread-time flies. We are still planning on RE in 2017, but my wife's variable income has dropped this year. This may push a March 31 target date to later in the year. We will see how the glide path looks in another year.
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Old 06-07-2014, 03:23 PM   #42
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Another member of the class of 2017.

Tentatively looking at September, 2017. That's when I'm eligible for retirement medical coverage. We'll see. The "Plan" as DW refers the the spreadsheet I obsess over (And have obsessed over since about 2001) says we'll be OK.

PS. I showed the "Plan" to a professor at St Joseph's Business school in Philadelphia to see if he had any ideas about improving the modelling I had set up. He shook his head and said I was already working on more advanced modelling then his MBA class covers. I felt pretty good.
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Old 06-14-2014, 10:00 AM   #43
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On track for Feb 2017. All projections continue to yield $$ equal to full employment, without touching SS until after 66. Starting career after grad school, it seemed so funny for fellow employees to constantly talk about retirement when they had 4-5 years yet to go. Well, now THAT is fully understood! It is such a rush to be soooo close!
Hey, Class of 2017 let's share the excitement, and need to plan responsibly, together.
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Old 06-15-2014, 07:56 PM   #44
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Current plan is for 3/31/17

Based on current value of my accounts and expected additions over the next 3 years I am targeting to go to a flexible / PT consulting position. I will be 62 and will be a position to not have to work, but would prefer to continue working in a flexible / PT arrangement (as an independent consultant).

I realize if there is a big downturn in the next few years I will have to readjust somewhat, but nice to know I have the option and flexibility. Not that I am counting, but only 34 more months!
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Old 06-18-2014, 12:34 PM   #45
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I will be retiring in April of 2017. I will be 44.
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Old 06-19-2014, 02:05 PM   #46
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Virtual line in the sand

I'm at 4% WR right now, so according to some I could FIRE right now. Don't think I will. Might semi-FIRE.

Instead, I'm drawing a line in the sand. Barring arrival of children (have none, no DW either) I will FIRE 28/08/2017 at the latest, on my 37th birthday.

Three more years, during which I hope to reach $1M USD (am at $820k right now), adjusted for inflation. Should result in a 3.3% WR by then.

I'll have none of the OMY non-sense anymore after that, and take a year of traveling to start with.
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Old 06-20-2014, 07:41 PM   #47
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July 1, 2017

We had originally planned to retire in January 2016 but a local election gave us a new boss. We decided to stick it out another 18 months to boost our savings and our pensions. We LBYM in a fairly low cost area. We should be okay on $50,000 a year in Colo pension and slightly over $100,000 in savings as we live on that now when you subtract the $27,000 we save annually. We will be 50 and 51
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Old 06-22-2014, 04:57 PM   #48
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Today starts the 60 month countdown to the end of wo*k, June 30, 2017. I've been on a countdown before; but had to re-jigger things due to the financial meltdown of a few years back and a chance to live in Europe (Switzerland) by taking a j*b which required a degree of commitment. It's not as early as I'd like; but it's still a bit before 62!

Any fellow members of this cohort?
Well, having started this thread I thought I should report back in to say that my situation has changed at the j*b and I was able to shorten my sentence by two full years! So, departing the class of 2017 and entering 2015 if they will have me. The next twelve months cannot be over soon enough!

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Old 06-23-2014, 08:19 AM   #49
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Congratulations! I am still targeting October 2017.


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Old 06-27-2014, 08:33 PM   #50
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Old 08-26-2014, 05:53 PM   #51
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Have been furiously running numbers in FIRECALC and other calculators plus my own model ... and I think DW and I are in for class of 2017. I will be 50 then and our kids will both be off to college, so I'm thinking we are on track for that based on all of the numbers. Currently at about $3.5 in NW heavily in equities and no debt - so almost there ...

If Corp employer has a massive run in the market, is sold, or if we have a couple more years like '13 in the markets (my cash inv return > my salary+bonus) we may be out sooner.

Would possibly be looking at '15 or '16 -- but we have high costs of living (SoCal is great, but housing and taxes are HIGH!).
Well, last week corp employer agreed to sell itself at a healthy premium ... and pending a closing in late 2014 or early 2015, plus some post-closing obligations I will have to newco, I expect to be a member of the class of 2016, latest.

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Old 08-27-2014, 07:52 PM   #52
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Old 09-07-2014, 07:28 PM   #53
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My Days-at-Work countdown (actual work days, excluding holidays and vacation ) just ticked over to 700. A little over three calendar years. It's getting closer, day by day.
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Old 09-14-2014, 09:16 PM   #55
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Target date for ER is the 1st of October 2017 for both my wife and I. We will both be 50 (May and Feb. 2017 respectively) and are currently on track to meet our FIRE goals established many years ago when we started working overseas (12 and 17 years ago for the same company). I count the money, she counts the days and months!
Have pushed up our date just slightly to the 1st of August 2017, still on track to meet our FIRE goals. Saving about 70-80% of our income now and it is all good!
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Old 10-03-2014, 08:26 PM   #56
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It's hard to predict, but sign me up for late 2017. Would love to transition to part-time employment before then.

Wishing you all the best.
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Old 10-13-2014, 08:49 AM   #57
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Sign me up for the class of 2017!

I'm figuring on September, so I'm counting the months to FIRE - 35.

By then DW and I should have settled into a comfortable/sustainable spending level.

I have a couple of healthy inflows I'm expecting/working on that should put us over the top (plus would need a reasonably good stock market - somewhere close to historical average).

Goal is to be at 3.5% SWR plus a cash buffer to cover two years of spending, so I don't have to dip into equities if we have a sharp/prolonged market pull back in early years of retirement.

I'll be 57 y/o at that time.

That is the goal - good to have a place to post it - makes it more 'real.'
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Old 10-14-2014, 02:13 PM   #58
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Hi all,
I said to myself, Self, if you're smart you'll wait until 2017 when you're 59 1/2 to retire. The other side of me, which is infected by w*rk related IDCS (I Don't Care Syndrome), says to bail out in 2016, you'll survive. The older I get the less smart I seem to be so who knows what will happen.
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Old 10-15-2014, 10:01 AM   #59
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Hi all,
I said to myself, Self, if you're smart you'll wait until 2017 when you're 59 1/2 to retire. The other side of me, which is infected by w*rk related IDCS (I Don't Care Syndrome), says to bail out in 2016, you'll survive. The older I get the less smart I seem to be so who knows what will happen.
This almost sounds like I posted it, had to check to make sure I wasn't sleep typing.

Although, I'm still planning on retiring at 59 1/2 at the end of 2017.
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Old 10-15-2014, 09:27 PM   #60
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I am looking to be in the neighborhood of a 3% to 3.25% withdraw rate, including all expenses and estimated taxes, starting in 2017/18.
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