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Old 03-29-2008, 07:54 AM   #21
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Congrats - I'm still 14 months out - shooting for May 31, 09
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Old 03-29-2008, 08:31 AM   #22
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Congrats - I'm still 14 months out - shooting for May 31, 09
CONGRATULATIONS to the new retirees like Lakedog, and those soon to retire like TeeRuh!!!

For me, and probably for Frank, it will be late 2009. I am more than ready for my day of freedom to arrive. Or, as Frank calls it, our AMF day (and if you don't know what that stands for, I won't tell you on this nice forum!)
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Old 03-29-2008, 09:17 AM   #23
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I have no idea when my date is, largely because there are still too many variables involved. The main variable is my wife's employment status. She isn't working right now, so that tends to make the date farther into the future. If she found a decent job with decent benefits even at a mediocre income, it would go a LONG way toward letting me get there -- especially with the benefits part, since that's the scariest part to be without in our situation.

The other variable is that I don't know if I take the fast track (stick with my current job for X year and save like hell) or the slower track (get out of this job sooner, take another lower-paying gig I like better for something more than X years). I suspect I won't even start seriously considering the slower track until the first item I mentioned is addressed. Until then I really have no options...
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Old 03-29-2008, 10:47 AM   #24
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Im having foot surgery May 22nd. Official retirement date is July 14. However I may not be returning after the surgery.
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Old 03-29-2008, 02:34 PM   #25
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CONGRATULATIONS to the new retirees like Lakedog, and those soon to retire like TeeRuh!!!

For me, and probably for Frank, it will be late 2009. I am more than ready for my day of freedom to arrive. Or, as Frank calls it, our AMF day (and if you don't know what that stands for, I won't tell you on this nice forum!)
Starts with Adiós don't it?
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Starts with Adiós don't it?
Yes. (blush)
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Old 03-29-2008, 11:05 PM   #27
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Old 03-30-2008, 02:25 PM   #28
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Old 03-30-2008, 03:14 PM   #29
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End of the year for me....December 25th! What a gift to give yourself. Most around me know already and I have to contain myself so as to not become a pain in the nether regions. I think the never ending smile really speaks for itself!! Congrats to all!!
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Mine is set, but not in stone just yet. I've got the plan and I am working it, but there are some variables that require some flexibility. Once I am down to 9 months out, I will set the date in stone. Only DW and my mom and dad know what the target date is. I did tell my sister once what I was planning and general timing (within a 12 month window) but she just brushed it off saying that there was no way I could do it...of course there are a lot of thing$ she does not know, either. About once a week or so, I check my spreadsheet to see how many days to my internal target. That seems to help keep me going.

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