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Old 11-28-2017, 10:48 PM   #181
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Met with my tax guy yesterday. He also is my pseudo financial advisor. He gave me the thumbs up to FIRE anytime after I get my annual bonus from Megacorp in March 2018. I am still a bit queasy about pulling the trigger. I am 49 and DW is 48. I will probably keep w*rking until I get fed up one day and tell my boss I am done. It will probably be April 1st! But, I will be a bit more cautious for now and say add me to the list for November and call it my 50th birthday present....
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Old 11-29-2017, 01:17 PM   #182
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You can add me to the list for 2018 too. The plan is for July but is based on the completion of one final large capital project. If it goes well it could be sooner. DW and I will both be 57. I'm still in that uneasy mode though. One day I feel completely sure we'll be fine, the next I wake up at 2 am and lay there and worry if we are REALLY ready. Taxes, insurance, what if this, what if that... My advisor said I could go this year but if I wait until July or so I will raise my IRA total from $1.3 to about $2.0 MM. I will still have a large piece of a privately held company stock that will buy back over 10 years so that will continue to infuse money to the IRA. So unless it tanks terribly, or the market goes down the drain, we should be solid. July seems so far away, sigh.
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Old 11-29-2017, 02:56 PM   #183
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Put me on the list too. Told my group that I was out on my 60th BD which is July 13th. In my mind I came up with three levels of monthly income. Needs, wants and dreams. I'm between wants and dreams right now so should be good to go barring any major downturn.
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Old 11-29-2017, 03:30 PM   #184
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When I joined this forum back in June, the wife and I targeted June 2019 (age 60). Since then though, we have gotten pretty good (but still looking to improve) at cutting spending and increasing savings.

As a result of that and other factors though, I am "officially" going to pull myself into 2018. I don't have a specific date, but sooner is better.

We recently fired our "wealth mgmt advisor" and transferred everything to Vanguard. Because the $$ we brought in qualified for "flagship" services, Vanguard is providing some complimentary advisor services.

Between running FIREcalc scenarios and after conferring with the advisor, I will have a good idea of what date in 2018 to make it official.

(I'm so excited! )
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Old 12-01-2017, 04:15 PM   #185
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My resignation has been submitted!

My last day will be 1/4/18 at the age of 57.

While I haven't gotten it down to the exact number of days of work (holidays, vacation, sick to use - I have a medical procedure scheduled), it's about 8-10.

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Old 12-01-2017, 04:41 PM   #186
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My resignation has been submitted!

My last day will be 1/4/18 at the age of 57.
Woo hoo! Way to go. Looks like you will be the first grad of 2018.

Well done!
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Old 12-11-2017, 04:31 AM   #187
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Updated 2018 list

Tried to update this, hope I added correctly. Congrats to those leaving so soon in January!


Grumpyretirement
trapperjohn
datuck
Snoopy (55)
Lovetoski (46)
Coolrich59 (59)


January
chief04010 1/2
JeffinSeattle 1/2
Boilerman 1/2 (57)
OldPhd 1/4

February

March
Nunyaa
elainejtm

April
Seaborne (39)
whatnot 4/1
Mr. and Mrs. Honeyfill 4/2
ears20 (57)
Poppydog 4/30

May
Joe Wras 5/1 (55)
Mcbraemer (63.5)
SumDay 5/31

June
Pullin 6/1
GaryT 6/1
Bigdawg
Poppydog 6/29 (63/60)

July
Dan4495 (60)
68Bucks
MRC758 7/13

August
Pellice 8/1 (62)

September

October
FIREmenow
RoyDornoch (60)
Ed B. 10/31

November
Erbragg1 11/1

December
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Old 12-11-2017, 10:09 AM   #188
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Tried to update this, hope I added correctly. Congrats to those leaving so soon in January!

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datuck
Snoopy (55)
Lovetoski (46)
Coolrich59 (59)
You can add me to January. I was considering the end of June, but my client unwittingly helped me out.

This client has been pretty frustrating, and I've been looking forward to ending my engagement. It was supposed to end in December, but, not surprisingly, the client is not prepared and asked me to extend to the end of January. I agreed.

Last week, they said they were still not ready and asked me to extend for an "indeterminate" period. Before I knew what was happening, I heard myself say: "Sorry, I am done at the end of January. I am retiring."
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Old 12-11-2017, 03:33 PM   #189
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You can add me to January. I was considering the end of June, but my client unwittingly helped me out.

This client has been pretty frustrating, and I've been looking forward to ending my engagement. It was supposed to end in December, but, not surprisingly, the client is not prepared and asked me to extend to the end of January. I agreed.

Last week, they said they were still not ready and asked me to extend for an "indeterminate" period. Before I knew what was happening, I heard myself say: "Sorry, I am done at the end of January. I am retiring."
That had to feel great!
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Old 12-11-2017, 04:42 PM   #190
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That had to feel great!
I wish I'd been more prepared for it but, regardless, it was fantastic.

The best part so far has been my attitude at w@rk. I was worried that the stress and frustration would 'boil over' and I'd so or say something I'd regret. But, in fact, it's been the opposite:

I told you that your plan is ill advised and may end up costing $$ later, but you're going to do it anyway? Have at it!

Another contract that's "urgent" (i.e., there's no time to review it?). No problem - just sign it 'as is'!
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Old 12-13-2017, 01:03 PM   #191
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Added myself to the group. I was in the 2016 group but there were some good changes at work so I did my OMY. Then in 2017 someone left our group and I agreed to stay on another year (OMY#2). This time I rented a house in a warm climate for January/February and prepaid it so I have a strong motivation to leave. I was going to make my last day 1/3/18 but they asked if I could please stay and do more so I agreed to 1/10 as my last day. I told them they are on their own after 1/10 as I will be out of the country for 5 weeks with no cell phone or internet.

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Lovetoski (46)
Coolrich59 (59)


January
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JeffinSeattle 1/2
Boilerman 1/2 (57)
OldPhd 1/4
ikubak 1/10 (55)

February

March
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April
Seaborne (39)
whatnot 4/1
Mr. and Mrs. Honeyfill 4/2
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Poppydog 4/30

May
Joe Wras 5/1 (55)
Mcbraemer (63.5)
SumDay 5/31

June
Pullin 6/1
GaryT 6/1
Bigdawg
Poppydog 6/29 (63/60)

July
Dan4495 (60)
68Bucks
MRC758 7/13

August
Pellice 8/1 (62)

September

October
FIREmenow
RoyDornoch (60)
Ed B. 10/31

November
Erbragg1 11/1

December
Cnocmmz
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WestUniversity (60)
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Old 12-13-2017, 03:13 PM   #192
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Added myself to the group.
Congratulations!
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Old Yesterday, 05:28 AM   #193
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You can add me to January. I was considering the end of June, but my client unwittingly helped me out.

This client has been pretty frustrating, and I've been looking forward to ending my engagement. It was supposed to end in December, but, not surprisingly, the client is not prepared and asked me to extend to the end of January. I agreed.

Last week, they said they were still not ready and asked me to extend for an "indeterminate" period. Before I knew what was happening, I heard myself say: "Sorry, I am done at the end of January. I am retiring."
Brilliant, I love this story!
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