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Old 10-02-2013, 02:33 AM   #181
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Plan A was to phase it out shortly after retiring. Plan B came into play when we refinanced the mortgage and decided to let it go to term because of the low rate. We'll keep the term policy almost to its full term.
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:55 PM   #182
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The 90 day clock has probably started for some of you, and I have a little suggestion that might brighten your days, despite the stench of the BS bucket...

Change your password to something that reminds you of where you are. It might contain the letters FI, for instance, and I don't mean "financially independent" or "forget it", hehe.

Now, every time you execute that bit of BS, you'll grin, and remind yourself that you'll soon be free!
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:58 PM   #183
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No later than 4/18/2014 no earlier than 1/2/2014. I hope that I can encourage DW to join me so giving it till my exact anniversay with MegaCorp to sell it to her. I will be 66 so hardly ER. I never thought I would do it but am so utterly, painfully bored that even spending savings is preferable. Actually typical annual investment returns exceed our annual expenditures so no big deal. Just too blasted cheap to quit, until now.

Taking it all in baby steps, told my children, non-j*b friends, will advise management later. Hoping for S**tC*n in December. Might as well get the severance if they are willing to cooperate. Will alert management when/if fail to be removed.

My engineer's license came up for renewal and I put it in "inactive". So I guess I am done.

Here is the funny part, I never wanted to quit working. But once I decided to go I wish it were today. This whole business is like doing a night jump. Once you "screw your courage to the sticking place" all you want is to go NOW.
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:47 PM   #184
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Another list update.

1. HeatherB - 2013
2. Retire2013 - 2013
3. Ronstar - Apr-2014
4. akck - Dec 31, 2013 last day of work, Jan 1, 2014 1st day of ret.
5. Redbugdave - Jan-2014
6. sbwitte - Jan-2014
7. debster747 - Jan-2014
8. Coaster - Aug-2014
9. rodi - H - Jan-2014
10. Ozstache - 2013
11. Unpaintedhuffhines - Jan-2014
12. Cassie - Jan-2014
13. gozer - Jan-2014
14. BizzyC - Apr-2014 OMM
15. foxfirev5 - Feb-2014
16. rodi - Feb-2014
17. Meadbh - Mar-2014
18. nun - Mar-2014
19. brewer12345 - Jan-2014
20. Lagniappe - Apr-2014
21. Hawk50s - Apr-2014
22. jimbee - Apr-2014
23. Dakotah - May-2014
24. christian_n - Jun-2014
25. fh2000 - Jun-2014
26. FreeAtLast - Jun-2014
27. scrinch - Jun-2014
28. 02camp - Jun-2014
29. Huston55 - Jun-2014
30. FIREd - W - Jun-2014
31. jollystomper - Jun-2014
32. photoguy - Jun-2014
33. linny727 - Jun-2014
34. obgyn65 - Jun-2014
35. Nomad4hire - Jun-2014
36. powlusr - Jun-2014
37. WhoDaresWins - Jul-2014
38. Grainiac - Aug-2014
39. ER Eddie - Sep-2014
40. hakuna matata - Oct-2014
41. FLD3C - Oct-2014
42. SecondCor521 - Nov-2014
43. hakuna matata - W - Dec-2014
44. Turn_the_Page - Dec-2014
45. sengsational - 2014
46. Amethyst - ? To be determined.
47. Masquernom - Jun 2014 possible 2013
48. Difficultrun - Apr 2014
49. pinejake May-2014
50. bjorn2bwild - Apr-2014
51. howdidigetthisold - Dec-2014
52.Grigori - Apr-2014
53. Andre1969 - Apr-2014
54. In-control - Jun-2014 ?
55. Kaufmanrider - Jan-2014
56. Theseus - Jul-2014
57. Annienz - Feb-2014 PT Summer 2014 FT?
58. Nomad4hire - Jan or May-2014
59. Rena - 2014
60. Sittingduck - Mar-2014
61. poorcarver - Jan-Apr-2014
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Old 10-05-2013, 06:23 PM   #185
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218 days---oh, please, please, PLEASE!
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:57 PM   #186
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Told my husband (already retired) that I plan to leave my job at the end of January, 2014. Will make the 3-day staff meeting starting tomorrow much more bearable!
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:24 PM   #187
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Told my husband (already retired) that I plan to leave my job at the end of January, 2014. Will make the 3-day staff meeting starting tomorrow much more bearable!
Very happy for you. You probably already feel better having made the commitment.
I am planning a mid year 2014 notice. Just having a plan to give notice is making me feel better.
Let the count down begin.
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Old 10-10-2013, 10:41 AM   #188
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January will begin my next phase in life. I will have some loose ends to close out early in the month, but will be done by the 15th. I have a number of staff that will be going through 2013 perf reviews and I want to be sure they recieve their fair assessments from me. They deserve it!

My challenge now is to stay focused and not be too distracted by thinking about why I didn't do this sooner!
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:15 AM   #189
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I'm outta here 1/1/14. Looking forward to the next phase with my DW.

Want to travel a little (not the cruise or abroad kind), but just see the country. I just asked DW here priorities for planning the trips around an activity.

My list to her to pick from was:

Family/friends
Food/Wine
Shopping
Historical sites
Nature, National Parks etc
Live Music
Festivals

After friends & family, she chose Live Music.. so, off we go to discover new bands and sounds.. hey, we're in Texas.. there's a lot of that close by..
cheers everyone!
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:18 AM   #190
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Old 10-10-2013, 03:42 PM   #191
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The 90 day clock has probably started for some of you, and I have a little suggestion that might brighten your days, despite the stench of the BS bucket...

Change your password to something that reminds you of where you are. It might contain the letters FI, for instance, and I don't mean "financially independent" or "forget it", hehe.

Now, every time you execute that bit of BS, you'll grin, and remind yourself that you'll soon be free!
Funny you mention that - I did exactly the same thing. When I finally decided to pull the plug, my password became a riff on "liberated". Made me happy every time I typed it in.
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Old 10-11-2013, 04:32 PM   #192
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Yet another list update.

1. HeatherB - 2013
2. Retire2013 - 2013
3. Ronstar - Apr-2014
4. akck - Dec 31, 2013 last day of work, Jan 1, 2014 1st day of ret.
5. Redbugdave - Jan-2014
6. sbwitte - Jan-2014
7. debster747 - Jan-2014
8. Coaster - Aug-2014
9. rodi - H - Jan-2014
10. Ozstache - 2013
11. Unpaintedhuffhines - Jan-2014
12. Cassie - Jan-2014
13. gozer - Jan-2014
14. BizzyC - Apr-2014 OMM
15. foxfirev5 - Feb-2014
16. rodi - Feb-2014
17. Meadbh - Mar-2014
18. nun - Mar-2014
19. brewer12345 - Jan-2014
20. Lagniappe - Apr-2014
21. Hawk50s - Apr-2014
22. jimbee - Apr-2014
23. Dakotah - May-2014
24. christian_n - Jun-2014
25. fh2000 - Jun-2014
26. FreeAtLast - Jun-2014
27. scrinch - Jun-2014
28. 02camp - Jun-2014
29. Huston55 - Jun-2014
30. FIREd - W - Jun-2014
31. jollystomper - Jun-2014
32. photoguy - Jun-2014
33. linny727 - Jun-2014
34. obgyn65 - Jun-2014
35. Nomad4hire - Jun-2014
36. powlusr - Jun-2014
37. WhoDaresWins - Jul-2014
38. Grainiac - Aug-2014
39. ER Eddie - Sep-2014
40. hakuna matata - Oct-2014
41. FLD3C - Oct-2014
42. SecondCor521 - Nov-2014
43. hakuna matata - W - Dec-2014
44. Turn_the_Page - Dec-2014
45. sengsational - 2014
46. Amethyst - ? To be determined.
47. Masquernom - Jun 2014 possible 2013
48. Difficultrun - Apr 2014
49. pinejake May-2014
50. bjorn2bwild - Apr-2014
51. howdidigetthisold - Dec-2014
52. Grigori - Apr-2014
53. Andre1969 - Apr-2014
54. In-control - Jun-2014 ?
55. Kaufmanrider - Jan-2014
56. Theseus - Jul-2014
57. Annienz - Feb-2014 PT Summer 2014 FT?
58. Nomad4hire - Jan or May-2014
59. Rena - 2014
60. Sittingduck - Mar-2014
61. poorcarver - Jan-Apr-2014
62. palomalou - May-2014
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:35 AM   #193
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We (my wife and I) are going in April of 2014. Every April we take vacation and travel to New Orleans for the French Quarter Festival on my wifes B-day. In 2014 she will turn 55 (I am already at 55) while we are at the Festival, and we will not return to work - EVER! Class of 2014 is COOL

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Old 10-15-2013, 12:18 PM   #194
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My date on May 24, 2014 is still solid. I have had some second thoughts, but I'm currently in the middle of annual reviews for employees, which snaps me right back to wanting out. Our review process is a paperwork nightmare, and after doing it 30+ times, I'm completely burnt!!!

7 months and some change, and I'm gone...
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Old 10-15-2013, 01:47 PM   #195
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Please add my wife and me. Date is February 28, 2014! Very excited.
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:36 PM   #196
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Add me to the list! I plan to go into Early Semi-Retirement in January 2014. I'll probably do some part time consulting gigs, but these can be things that I enjoy rather than the daily grind (I'm an exec with a private equity-owned company).
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Old 10-17-2013, 05:39 PM   #197
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Yet another list update. Keep up the good work!

1. HeatherB - 2013
2. Retire2013 - 2013
3. Ronstar - Apr-2014
4. akck - Dec 31, 2013 last day of work, Jan 1, 2014 1st day of ret.
5. Redbugdave - Jan-2014
6. sbwitte - Jan-2014
7. debster747 - Jan-2014
8. Coaster - Aug-2014
9. rodi - H - Jan-2014
10. Ozstache - 2013
11. Unpaintedhuffhines - Jan-2014
12. Cassie - Jan-2014
13. gozer - Jan-2014
14. BizzyC - Apr-2014 OMM
15. foxfirev5 - Feb-2014
16. rodi - Feb-2014
17. Meadbh - Mar-2014
18. nun - Mar-2014
19. brewer12345 - Jan-2014
20. Lagniappe - Apr-2014
21. Hawk50s - Apr-2014
22. jimbee - Apr-2014
23. Dakotah - May-2014
24. christian_n - Jun-2014
25. fh2000 - Jun-2014
26. FreeAtLast - Jun-2014
27. scrinch - Jun-2014
28. 02camp - Jun-2014
29. Huston55 - Jun-2014
30. FIREd - W - Jun-2014
31. jollystomper - Jun-2014
32. photoguy - Jun-2014
33. linny727 - Jun-2014
34. obgyn65 - Jun-2014
35. Nomad4hire - Jun-2014
36. powlusr - Jun-2014
37. WhoDaresWins - Jul-2014
38. Grainiac - Aug-2014
39. ER Eddie - Sep-2014
40. hakuna matata - Oct-2014
41. FLD3C - Oct-2014
42. SecondCor521 - Nov-2014
43. hakuna matata - W - Dec-2014
44. Turn_the_Page - Dec-2014
45. sengsational - 2014
46. Amethyst - ? To be determined.
47. Masquernom - Jun 2014 possible 2013
48. Difficultrun - Apr 2014
49. pinejake May-2014
50. bjorn2bwild - Apr-2014
51. howdidigetthisold - Dec-2014
52. Grigori - Apr-2014
53. Andre1969 - Apr-2014
54. In-control - Jun-2014 ?
55. Kaufmanrider - Jan-2014
56. Theseus - Jul-2014
57. Annienz - Feb-2014 PT Summer 2014 FT?
58. Nomad4hire - Jan or May-2014
59. Rena - 2014
60. Sittingduck - Mar-2014
61. poorcarver - Jan-Apr-2014
62. palomalou - May-2014
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:59 PM   #198
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I'm getting through by the fact that although the cell phone countdown says a few days over 200 remaining, only 110 or so are w*rk days. I do have work to do most every day, but on the weekends it's lighter and I can do it on my own schedule.
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:05 PM   #199
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I did it--turned in my letter today. The day is May 15, 2014. Tomorrow I will tell my students so they hear it from me. In my field, I work with a small group of students mostly on-on-one for their entire college careers, so it is not as though I have 800 whom I'll never see again.
But, joy, joy!
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That must be a good feeling. Congratulations. It's all downhill now.
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