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Old 03-22-2014, 08:00 AM   #421
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Not to stir the pot Marty...What if the boss wants you to work the July 4th holiday because there's no one else to work it? It's overtime and you would be thought of in a good light...
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Not to stir the pot Marty...What if the boss wants you to work the July 4th holiday because there's no one else to work it? It's overtime and you would be thought of in a good light...


Maybe say yes, then call in sick?
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Old 03-22-2014, 08:27 AM   #423
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Not to stir the pot Marty...What if the boss wants you to work the July 4th holiday because there's no one else to work it? It's overtime and you would be thought of in a good light...
Yeah.....right! hahaha
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Old 03-22-2014, 08:35 AM   #424
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Maybe say yes, then call in sick?

What? And miss a chance at making double-time $$?
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What? And miss a chance at making double-time $$?
And join the one more day club.

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Will Fire next month!

Been doing the one more year thing for too long. Submitted my retirement in Feb, last day is April 11!

Am 58, DW is 57 and she retired 18 months ago. Have a Navy pension and Tricare, which really helps.

Planning to sell my main residence and move into our weekend lakefront place, proceeds will allow us to pay off both mortgages!

2 married daughters and they each had their first baby this year - grandparenthood is great1
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Been doing the one more year thing for too long. Submitted my retirement in Feb, last day is April 11!

Am 58, DW is 57 and she retired 18 months ago. Have a Navy pension and Tricare, which really helps.

Planning to sell my main residence and move into our weekend lakefront place, proceeds will allow us to pay off both mortgages!

2 married daughters and they each had their first baby this year - grandparenthood is great1
Congrats on the new grandkid! We currently have 2, and number 3 is due next week!
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Congrats Tom, how is it going a month into it? Will be joining you in retirement next month!
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Told my boss today, that I'll be retiring on July 3rd, this year.
Congrats Marty!

Will be FIREing around the same time period.

Welcome to the Class of 2014.
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Old 03-23-2014, 08:43 AM   #430
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Congrats Marty!

Will be FIREing around the same time period.

Welcome to the Class of 2014.

Thanks, and mucho congratulations to you too! Can't say I'm not nervous, event though I'm not really sure why. It occurred to me yesterday that my taxable income will actually increase. I'm gonna have to figure out a whole new tax strategy. No more maxing out the pre-tax retirement account.
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:57 PM   #431
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Congrats Tom, how is it going a month into it? Will be joining you in retirement next month!
Hi Dave, if you were addressing this to me, it is going great so far. We just returned yesterday from a "retirement vacation" in Key West. It was great.

I have a ways to go to get de-stressed from years of work, I still think about it and don't understand why. Here it is Sunday evening and I still have this antsy feeling...like I have to go to work tomorrow...so I have to remind myself Sunday evenings are the same as a Friday evening!

I have a good home improvement project I will be starting tomorrow, and hopefully, warmer weather will soon come to the midwest. I have a lot to keep me occupied once spring finally arrives.
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I as well make the move shortly 10 days...left 4/4. As for me also, Can't say I'm not a little nervous also. I DW is going to continue to work awhile, enjoys her job.
4 grand kids in the area and much to do.
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Old 03-24-2014, 11:36 PM   #433
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Here's the latest list with some corrected/newly declared dates:

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 - DONE!!!
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. Meadbh - Mar-2014
17. nun - Mar-2014
18. brewer12345 - Jan-2014
19. Lagniappe - Apr-2014
20. Hawk50s - Apr-2014
21. jimbee - Apr-2014
22. Dakotah - May-2014
23. christian_n - Jun-2014
24. fh2000 - Jun-2014
25. FreeAtLast - Jun-2014
26. scrinch - Jun-2014
27. 02camp - Jun-2014
28. Huston55 - Jun-2014
29. FIREd - W - Jun-2014
30. jollystomper - Jun-2014
31. photoguy - Mar-2014
32. linny727 - Jun-2014
33. obgyn65 - Jun-2014
34. Nomad4hire - Jun-2014
35. powlusr - Jun-2014
36. WhoDaresWins - Jul-2014
37. Grainiac - Aug-2014
38. ER Eddie - Sep-2014
39. hakuna matata - Oct-2014
40. FLD3C - Oct-2014
41. SecondCor521 - Nov-2014
42. hakuna matata - W - Dec-2014
43. Turn_the_Page - Dec-2014 Maybe earlier in the year
44. sengsational - 2014
45. Amethyst - Jan-2014
46. Masquernom - Jun 2014 possible 2013
47. Difficultrun - Apr 2014
48. pinejake May-2014
49. bjorn2bwild - Apr-2014
50. howdidigetthisold - Dec-2014
51. Grigori - Apr-2014
52. Andre1969 - Apr-2014
53. In-control - Jun-2014 ?
54. Kaufmanrider - Jan-2014
55. Theseus - Jul-2014
56. annienz - Feb-2014 for sure
57. Nomad4hire - Jan or May-2014
58. Rena - 2014
59. Sittingduck - Mar-2014
60. poorcarver - Jan-Apr-2014
61. palomalou - May-2014
62. CherylGrrl - Jan-2014
63. Snowcat - Jun-2014
64. ChaseIt - Jan-2014
65. Tailgate - Jan-2014
66. Vudu Beer - Apr-2014
67. Vudu Beer - W - Apr-2014
68. Wds0410 - Feb-2014
69. Wds0410 - W - Feb-2014
70. Singletrack - Jan-2014
71. PRSC - Jan-2014
72. dawdmorgan - Jan-2014
73. martyb - Jul-2014
74. Dcharles - Last work day Dec 31, 2013 - Jan-2014
75. aim-high - -2014
76. Corporateburnout - Jun-2014
77. Buck2520 - Jan-2014
78. cinman2000 - July 2014
79. ragabnh - Jul-2014
80. Jackanory - Jan-2014
81. Cassie - Jan-2014
82. Doxiemama - October 14, 2014
83. Chris M - Jan-2014
84. Dog - Apr, Jun or Dec-2014
85. 6miths - Mar, Apr-2014
86. jimbo14 - Jan-2014
87. mschipa - Jan-2014
88. meperki - Jan-2014
89. campcrew - Mar-2014
90. Jgot - H - Mar-2014
91. PERSonalTime - Jan-2014
92. tbilltubbs - Apr-2014
93. ER2CR - Aug-2014
94. ktmissouri - Jan-1024
95. Tom52 - Feb-2014
96. Jaded salami - Mar-2014
97. moester - Summer-2014
98. just me - Feb-2014
99. Dave in VA - Apr-2014
100. trouthog - Apr-2014

The list now stands at 100, but contains some earlier adopters and some who might delay. Still, it's a milestone to have 100 on the list! Good going everyone!
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Old 03-25-2014, 12:08 AM   #434
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WOW I am # 100? Do I win a house or a car?? Thanks for the forum, very helpful. I have been watching from the side lines for couple yrs. Now I am in the movie.
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:19 PM   #435
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Congrats! With 10 weeks into FIRE, we will draw our 1st check from our retirement fund on April 1st. I still find myself pinching my behind making sure this is not a dream! It is so awesome to get up, have coffee, read the papar, hopp on the eliptical machine for 30 minutes, then hit the day, no office politics or narcissistic boss breathing down my back anymore. I can dig this!
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Leaving the class of 2014

After much assessment of my situation and discussions with DW and others, I have decided to go the OMY route and delay my retirement until 2015.

Every planner calculator/program I have used, along with my Meagcorp-funded financial adviser, gives us 100% odds of success for our target lifestyle if I retire this year, with a "surplus" beyond that giving us additional lifestyle flexibility. We are fortunate to have 3 legs (my pension, our savings/investments, and our future social security) to drawn on.

So... I could retire this June without issue. But I am going to delay it into 2015. I am going to use the 12-15 months to still save some, but spend more from my current income to take care of a few large ticket items (primarily college for our youngest child, replacing our cars, and some home improvements). I still enjoy most of my job activities, and the salary is still "ridiculous" for what feels like a hobby at times. My management is giving me maximum flexibility to choose what I work on and how I choose to achieve objectives. But the layoffs at Megacorp continue (30% of my organization just got the boot) so I am not taking this for granted.

So my target is now June 2015 - unless Megacorp makes the 2014 decision for me.

Best of luck for all you still in the class of 2014!
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:39 AM   #437
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You can add me to the class of 2014. Today is my last day of work. I don't have a pension, and am 48 so don't have SS for a while, but we'll be starting DH's SS in 6 years, so that's not very long to wait (he's 64). The next few months will be spent on a total home remodel and the beginnings of the garden renovation. The home remodel should be finished this year. The garden...not until I'm too old to work it
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You can add me to the class of 2014. Today is my last day of work. I don't have a pension, and am 48 so don't have SS for a while, but we'll be starting DH's SS in 6 years, so that's not very long to wait (he's 64). The next few months will be spent on a total home remodel and the beginnings of the garden renovation. The home remodel should be finished this year. The garden...not until I'm too old to work it
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Old 04-02-2014, 08:20 AM   #439
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My first post here, although I've been lurking for years, learning from the experience and the wisdom of the people on this wonderful forum. While I had planned on getting out at 55, I was fortunate enough to have an easy work life that made staying on an easy decision. So, I fell victim to the n+1 syndrome. But, I was so bored out of my wits last year that I told management I'm leaving in 2014.

And so....

I retired from Megacorp on March 31st, 2014. I'll have to survive on my savings, 401K, and SS - and my now un-bored wits, of course.

Time to go check out some countries before I settle down to navel gazing and other supposedly retiree activities...
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And so....

I retired from Megacorp on March 31st, 2014. I'll have to survive on my savings, 401K, and SS - and my now un-bored wits, of course.

Time to go check out some countries before I settle down to navel gazing and other supposedly retiree activities...
Congratulations!!
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