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Old 12-06-2014, 09:07 PM   #741
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Thank you PhotoGuy! That's very interesting! Good data.
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I posted this chart earlier but here it is updated. It's based on the last list I could find in the prior "class of 20XX" threads.

I'm not sure if the lists are accurate as people may forget to take themselves off if they change their plans. E.g. did Obgyn65 really pull the plug this year?
Very cool. I wonder, if we update this chart for the next 5-10 yrs, will it track the boomer population?
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what qualifies as ER?
Old 12-08-2014, 01:23 PM   #743
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what qualifies as ER?

So if you retried in 2014 but you were already say 65, does that count as ER? Who has the rule book? Is there a grace period? I will probably retire about 15 January, 2015. Does that still count as 2014? I'm 49 so I guess that counts as ER but in what year? Calendar or fiscal? I'm so confused.

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Old 12-09-2014, 03:20 PM   #744
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I think the market run up may have increased the 2014 ranks. I know I hit my target nest egg sooner than anticipated.

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Retired today ! I updated my #50 in next message. I walked out today with a severance package. My story is in "Hi I am" "Would you stay for a possible layoff check from Big Oil".
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Old 12-10-2014, 12:05 PM   #746
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I've updated the list with my retirement date - it's TODAY !


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Added two more class members:

1. HeatherB - 2013
2. Retire2013 - 2013
3. Ronstar - 04/02/2014
4. akck - 01/01/2014 - Age 60
5. Redbugdave - 01/10/2014 - Age 56
6. AnnieK - 07/30/2014- Age 55
7. debster747 - Jan-2014
8. Coaster - 08/07/2014 - Age 54
9. rodi - H - Jan-2014 - DONE!!!
10. Ozstache - 2013
11. Unpaintedhuffhines - Jan-2014
12. Cassie - 01/03/2014
13. gozer - 01/31/2014
14. BizzyC - Apr-2014 OMM
15. foxfirev5 - Feb-2014 ?
16. nun - Mar-2014
17. brewer12345 - Jan-2014
18. Lagniappe - Apr-2014
19. Hawk50s - Oct-2014
20. jimbee - 04/03/2014
21. Dakotah - 05/02/2014
22. christian_n - Jun-2014
23. fh2000 - Jun-2014
24. FreeAtLast - Jun-2014
25. Milkman - 09/01/2014 - Age 64
26. 02camp - Jun-2014
27. Huston55 - 06/30/2014 - Age 58
28. FIREd - W - Jun-2014
29. bssc - 07/18/2014
30. photoguy -03/04/2014
31. linny727 - Jun-2014
32. obgyn65 - Jun-2014
33. Nomad4hire - Jun-2014
34. powlusr - Jun-2014
35. WhoDaresWins - 07/02/2014 - Age 59
36. Grainiac - Aug-2014
37. ER Eddie - Sep-2014
38. hakuna matata - 09/30/2014- Age 55
39. FLD3C - Oct-2014
40. SecondCor521 - Nov-2014
41. hakuna matata - W - Dec-2014 - Age 55
42. Turn_the_Page - Dec-2014 Maybe earlier in the year
43. sengsational - 01/24/2014 - Age 54
44. Amethyst - Jan-2014
45. Masquernom - Jun 2014 possible 2013
46. Difficultrun - 04/30/2014
47. pinejake May-2014
48. bjorn2bwild - Apr-2014
49. howdidigetthisold - Dec-2014
50. Grigori - December 10, 2014
51. Andre1969 - ? - Age 44
52. In-control - 07/28/2014
53. Kaufmanrider - 01/11/2014 - Age 49
54. Theseus - 08/01/2014 - Age 57
55. annienz - Feb-2014 for sure
56. Nomad4hire - Jan or May-2014
57. Rena - 2014
58. Sittingduck - Mar-2014
59. poorcarver - 02/28/2014
60. palomalou - 05/12/2014
61. CherylGrrl - 01/31/2014
62. Snowcat - 10/16/2014 - Age 47
63. ChaseIt - Jan-2014
64. Tailgate - Jan-2014
65. Vudu Beer - Apr-2014
66. Vudu Beer - W - Apr-2014
67. Wds0410 - Feb-2014
68. Wds0410 - W - Feb-2014
69. Singletrack - Jan-2014
70. PRSC - Jan-2014
71. dawdmorgan - Jan-2014
72. martyb - July 3, 2014 - age 56
73. Dcharles - 12/31/2013
74. aim-high - -2014 - Age 48
75. Corporateburnout - Jun-2014
76. Buck2520 - Jan-2014
77. cinman2000 - 08/01/2014 - Age 54
78. ragabnh - 07/11/2014
79. Jackanory - Jan-2014
80. Cassie - Jan-2014
81. Doxiemama - October 14, 2014
82. Chris M - Jan-2014
83. Dog - 08/01/2014 - Age 56
84. 6miths - 05/02/2014
85. jimbo14 - 01/30/2014
86. mschipa - 01/05/2014
87. meperki - 01/01/2014
88. campcrew - 03/14/2014
89. Jgot - H - 03/01/2014
90. PERSonalTime - 01/01/2014
91. tbilltubbs - 04/01/2014
92. ER2CR - Aug-2014
93. ktmissouri - 01/17/2014
94. Tom52 - 02/28/2014
95. Jaded salami - 03/31/2014 - Age 52
96. moester - 07/01/2014
97. just me - 02/28/2014
98. Dave in VA - 04/11/2014
99. trouthog - 04/04/2014
100. chris66 - 03/31/2014 - Age 48
101. LaVieQ - 03/31/2014
102. springr - 01/01/2014
103. nerkdawg - 04/01/2014
104. EllisWyatt - 04/30/2014
105. Jager - 06/02/2014
106. Dixie19 - 04/30/2014
107. Ally - H - 04/30/2014
108. Looking4Ward - 06/02/2014
109. Pastorm1 - 05/23/2014
110. Debinnov a - Jun-Jul-2014
111. Marinauser - 12/31/2014
112. Athena53 - 05/09/2014
113. EastWestGal - 12/31/2014
114. pjm-7 - 06/06/2014 - Age 56
115. jim747 - 05/01/2014
116. Cat-tirement - 09/05/2014 - Age 55
117. fidler4 - 06/02/2014
118. timmar - June-2014
119. rodi - 06/19/2014 - age 52
120. jjquantz - 08/27/2014 - Age 55
121. sgfgrover15 - 08/22/2014 - Age 45
122. sgfgrover15 - H - 09/28/2014 - Age 46
123. Lakewood90712 - 07/14/2014
124. WinterHaven - 6/30/14 ESR - Age 44
125. heey_joe - 12/31/2014 - Age 59
126. ajs56 - 08/14/2014- Age 57
127. FlyBoy5 - 12/31/2014 - Age 40
128. Sea Kayaker - 09/12/2014 - Age 42
129. bobafett - 05/2014 -
130. wishin&hopin - Sept. 2014
131. Snowcat - H - 10/10/2014 - Age 51
132. tuffshed - 09/15/2014
133. WestcoastRN - 12/31/2014
134. jim584672 - 10/2014
135. old woman - 07/15/2014

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Old 12-12-2014, 06:29 PM   #747
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Hi - I finally pulled the plug and quit my j*b on December 2! Thank you to all forum members for all the great advice over the years! So good to be free! This was me as a I ran from the building after submitting my resignation letter:
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Old 12-14-2014, 09:07 PM   #748
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I'm not going to make it in 2014. Not OMY, but did adjust to part time. Will make the decision early in 2015. I'm #74 on the list. You can take me off. I'll request being added to 2015 once it's official.
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Old 12-22-2014, 11:27 AM   #749
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Hate to say it, but I have to drop out of the Class of 2014 as well. I'm #51 on the list. I think a more realistic goal for me is Class of 2020, when I turn 50. But, we'll see...mainly depends on a combination of the stock market, and how fast the BS bucket at work fills up.

As for the main reasons I held off? Well, here they are, in no particular order...
1) I have a few family members that are really getting up in years. If I retired now, and they knew about it, they'd constantly be harassing me to help them out with this, that, and the other, to the point it would drive me crazy.
2) I'm just not quite where I want to be, financially. My tastes have changed. If I retired now, I'd pretty much be locked in at my current lifestyle. I wouldn't be able to travel much, and wouldn't be able to upgrade to a nicer home, which I want to do, just before I retire. I also want more financial cushioning, for the surprises that pop up here and there.
3) The BS level at work has gone down, tremendously. They're also very flexible about letting me take time off here and there, often at a moment's notice, to get personal things done. Plus, I've hit the maximum accrual on my annual leave. I get 7.7 hours every two weeks, or 200 hours per year. At that rate, I can take off 1 day every other week, for the rest of my career, and my total leave balance would barely be touched by the time I retire. Then add in the 10 federal holidays, and I can get by with only working 17 five-day-weeks per year. I admit the idea of quitting w*rk cold turkey does scare me a bit, so weaning myself off of it slowly like this might help me ease into retirement better.

Anyway, congratulations to the graduates of 2014!!
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I've updated the list with my retirement date - it's TODAY !
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Old 12-22-2014, 06:24 PM   #751
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I decided to bite the bullet and do some list maintenance, removing those who are putting off retirement and those who actually retired in 2013:

1. Ronstar - 04/02/2014
2. akck - 01/01/2014 - Age 60
3. Redbugdave - 01/10/2014 - Age 56
4. AnnieK - 07/30/2014- Age 55
5. debster747 - Jan-2014
6. Coaster - 08/07/2014 - Age 54
7. rodi - H - Jan-2014 - DONE!!!
8. Unpaintedhuffhines - Jan-2014
9. Cassie - 01/03/2014
10. gozer - 01/31/2014
11. BizzyC - Apr-2014 OMM
12. foxfirev5 - Feb-2014 ?
13. nun - Mar-2014
14. brewer12345 - Jan-2014
15. Lagniappe - Apr-2014
16. Hawk50s - Oct-2014
17. jimbee - 04/03/2014
18. Dakotah - 05/02/2014
19. christian_n - Jun-2014
20. fh2000 - Jun-2014
21. FreeAtLast - Jun-2014
22. Milkman - 09/01/2014 - Age 64
23. 02camp - Jun-2014
24. Huston55 - 06/30/2014 - Age 58
25. FIREd - W - Jun-2014
26. bssc - 07/18/2014
27. photoguy -03/04/2014
28. linny727 - Jun-2014
29. obgyn65 - Jun-2014
30. Nomad4hire - Jun-2014
31. powlusr - Jun-2014
32. WhoDaresWins - 07/02/2014 - Age 59
33. Grainiac - Aug-2014
34. ER Eddie - Sep-2014
35. hakuna matata - 09/30/2014- Age 55
36. FLD3C - Oct-2014
37. SecondCor521 - Nov-2014
38. hakuna matata - W - Dec-2014 - Age 55
39. Turn_the_Page - Dec-2014 Maybe earlier in the year
40. sengsational - 01/24/2014 - Age 54
41. Amethyst - Jan-2014
42. Masquernom - Jun 2014 possible 2013
43. Difficultrun - 04/30/2014
44. pinejake May-2014
45. bjorn2bwild - Apr-2014
46. howdidigetthisold - Dec-2014
47. Grigori 12/10/2014
48. In-control - 07/28/2014
49. Kaufmanrider - 01/11/2014 - Age 49
50. Theseus - 08/01/2014 - Age 57
51. annienz - Feb-2014 for sure
52. Nomad4hire - Jan or May-2014
53. Rena - 2014
54. Sittingduck - Mar-2014
55. poorcarver - 02/28/2014
56. palomalou - 05/12/2014
57. CherylGrrl - 01/31/2014
58. Snowcat - 10/16/2014 - Age 47
59. ChaseIt - Jan-2014
60. Tailgate - Jan-2014
61. Vudu Beer - Apr-2014
62. Vudu Beer - W - Apr-2014
63. Wds0410 - Feb-2014
64. Wds0410 - W - Feb-2014
65. Singletrack - Jan-2014
66. PRSC - Jan-2014
67. dawdmorgan - Jan-2014
68. martyb - July 3
69. Dcharles - 12/31/2013
70. Corporateburnout - Jun-2014
71. Buck2520 - Jan-2014
72. cinman2000 - 08/01/2014 - Age 54
73. ragabnh - 07/11/2014
74. Jackanory - Jan-2014
75. Cassie - Jan-2014
76. Doxiemama - October 14
77. Chris M - Jan-2014
78. Dog - 08/01/2014 - Age 56
79. 6miths - 05/02/2014
80. jimbo14 - 01/30/2014
81. mschipa - 01/05/2014
82. meperki - 01/01/2014
83. campcrew - 03/14/2014
84. Jgot - H - 03/01/2014
85. PERSonalTime - 01/01/2014
86. tbilltubbs - 04/01/2014
87. ER2CR - Aug-2014
88. ktmissouri - 01/17/2014
89. Tom52 - 02/28/2014
90. Jaded salami - 03/31/2014 - Age 52
91. moester - 07/01/2014
92. just me - 02/28/2014
93. Dave in VA - 04/11/2014
94. trouthog - 04/04/2014
95. chris66 - 03/31/2014 - Age 48
96. LaVieQ - 03/31/2014
97. springr - 01/01/2014
98. nerkdawg - 04/01/2014
99. EllisWyatt - 04/30/2014
100. Jager - 06/02/2014
101. Dixie19 - 04/30/2014
102. Ally - H - 04/30/2014
103. Looking4Ward - 06/02/2014
104. Pastorm1 - 05/23/2014
105. Debinnov a - Jun-Jul-2014
106. Marinauser - 12/31/2014
107. Athena53 - 05/09/2014
108. EastWestGal - 12/31/2014
109. pjm-7 - 06/06/2014 - Age 56
110. jim747 - 05/01/2014
111. Cat-tirement - 09/05/2014 - Age 55
112. fidler4 - 06/02/2014
113. timmar - June-2014
114. rodi - 06/19/2014 - age 52
115. jjquantz - 08/27/2014 - Age 55
116. sgfgrover15 - 08/22/2014 - Age 45
117. sgfgrover15 - H - 09/28/2014 - Age 46
118. Lakewood90712 - 07/14/2014
119. WinterHaven - 6/30/14 ESR - Age 44
120. heey_joe - 12/31/2014 - Age 59
121. ajs56 - 08/14/2014- Age 57
122. FlyBoy5 - 12/31/2014 - Age 40
123. Sea Kayaker - 09/12/2014 - Age 42
124. bobafett - 05/2014 -
125. wishin&hopin - Sept
126. Snowcat - H - 10/10/2014 - Age 51
127. tuffshed - 09/15/2014
128. WestcoastRN - 12/31/2014
129. jim584672 - 10/2014
130. old woman - 07/15/2014
131. howdidigetthisold - 12/01/2014

We dropped down to 131 class members, but still a good size class. We still have a few days left in the year for others to join, so just turn in your walking papers and let us know so you can be included on the list.
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I am off this list (#15) as well. I pulled the plug in 2012, then went back to w*rk by choice in late 2013. Will try this retirement thing again next year or the year after.
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I am off this list (#15) as well. I pulled the plug in 2012, then went back to w*rk by choice in late 2013. Will try this retirement thing again next year or the year after.
Well Hell!

There goes our 'little extra' this year.
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Old 12-25-2014, 06:59 PM   #754
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Met my date - No. 111 on list. Wrapped up Tuesday and done for the year and for good. Now to spend a warm winter away from the cold.
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Congratulations Marinauser! Hope you can get warm soon.
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I think I stopped working about 2 months ago. Apparently, there was yet another going-away party for me two weeks ago. I heard that the people who attended seemed very happy (actually, "ecstatic" was the word used). Anyhow, I guess I'm done. So, after 40 years of working (if you call being a long-snapper work--and yes, I'm aware of what I just wrote), I'm calling it a day. Truth be told, I never did like bending over like that in Green Bay in a December blizzard. Now, Miami, in October--a completely different story.





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Now, Miami, in October--a completely different story.
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A bit late for 2014 - only 5 days left...
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Old 12-27-2014, 02:46 PM   #758
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A bit late for 2014 - only 5 days left...

Yup! The year is coming to an end. For me it has been quite a year. One of the best years of my life. I retired back in January and it has been a total vacation ever since. There is no way I could ever work another job after having the freedom I have acquired.

I say...If you are on the fence, just do it.
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Old 12-29-2014, 01:25 PM   #760
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Not sure exactly what the rules are for 2014 vs 2015. My last day worked at military megacorp was day before thanksgiving. On am on permanent vacation now until 1 Feb when my name is erased from the payroll. I didn't want any nasty lump sum vacation pay mucking up my ACA subsidy.


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