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Old 05-20-2013, 11:25 AM   #101
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Retiring June 30, 2014, after 30 years of work for a school district as a teacher/administrator. I will be 58 years old, a good pension to live on, and a retirement account for travel. My pension would go up 6% if I stayed another year, but I just can't do it. I need to retire.

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Old 05-21-2013, 06:37 AM   #102
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Retiring June 30, 2014, after 30 years of work for a school district as a teacher/administrator. I will be 58 years old, a good pension to live on, and a retirement account for travel. My pension would go up 6% if I stayed another year, but I just can't do it. I need to retire.

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Old 06-07-2013, 01:29 PM   #103
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I'll be leaving my job on March 1st 2014. I'm really looking forward to getting out and I'm still around so that I can get my 10 years to vest in the health plan.

I'm close to being FI as long as I am careful with my spending, but I don't know if I'll really ER just yet. I'm putting some feelers out to see if anyone wants to hire a 50 something physicist; I'm not optimistic. I could probably get a job at NASA, but I'd have to move which would be a pain. So the only thing I know for sure is that I'll be out the door come 2014. maybe I'll just take a year's sabbatical to "find myself".
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Old 06-07-2013, 01:31 PM   #104
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I'll be leaving my job on March 1st 2014. I'm really looking forward to getting out and I'm still around so that I can get my 10 years to vest in the health plan.

I'm close to being FI as long as I am careful with my spending, but I don't know if I'll really ER just yet. I'm putting some feelers out to see if anyone wants to hire a 50 something physicist; I'm not optimistic. I could probably get a job at NASA, but I'd have to move which would be a pain. So the only thing I know for sure is that I'll be out the door come 2014. maybe I'll just take a year's sabbatical to "find myself".
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Old 06-07-2013, 01:38 PM   #105
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Thanks. I have to give at least 60 days notice. It would be nice to have something part time or maybe the NASA job sorted out before I hand in the resignation letter.
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Old 06-07-2013, 01:48 PM   #106
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Old 06-13-2013, 03:14 PM   #107
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I think it's time the Class of 4014 started their own list. I went through all posts and hopefully didn't miss anyone. I also made a best guess as to when each member was planning to retire. Those who had no indication were given June as the month. Those who planned for a later year, but were trying for 2014 were given December. If I missed you or have your information wrong, please add your name to the list or update as necessary.

1. HeatherB - 2013
2. Retire2013 - 2013
3. Ronstar - Jan-2014
4. akck - Jan-2014
5. Redbugdave - Jan-2014
6. sbwitte - Jan-2014
7. debster747 - Jan-2014
8. Coaster - Jan-2014
9. rodi - H - Jan-2014
10. Ozstache - Jan-2014
11. Unpaintedhuffhines - Jan-2014
12. Cassie - Jan-2014
13. gozer - Jan-2014
14. BizzyC - Feb-2014
15. foxfirev5 - Feb-2014
16. rodi - Feb-2014
17. Meadbh - Mar-2014
18. nun - Mar-2014
19. brewer12345 - Apr-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

Good luck to everyone on reaching their retirement goal.

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Old 06-13-2013, 04:04 PM   #108
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Hey thanks Akck! You got me right! Jan 11...to be exact.
You must be a LEO...
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Wow, my name is on a FIRE list.

It's serious now boys & girls!
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:06 PM   #110
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June 16, 2014! The day after my 55th!
We were born a couple of months apart. I'm going after the flexibility of the 55 rule (leaving in the year I turn 55 therefore unfettered access to the 401k funds). But as I understand it, you don't need to wait for your birthday for that advantage. But not wanting to tip my hand, I can't say anything before January, since there's the possibility of getting "walked to the door". Just gotta love this work culture...NOT!
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:17 AM   #111
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I'm on the list! Thanks akck.

Although, this year our HR department removed the 401k distribution option at 55, other than "all or nothing". That means I'll be doing a 72t, more complicated, but still doable.

319 days to go!
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:24 AM   #112
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Thanks for doing all that work, akck. Great list.
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:18 AM   #113
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I just hit a milestone. When I logged in to my broker account today, it informed me I can now upgrade my IRA account to receive a debit card and a free set of checks. Must mean I hit the penalty free age for withdrawals. A little over 6 months to go.
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:28 AM   #114
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Uh-oh, akck, I don't think I can wait that long for retirement

Still not sure if I'll make it onto the list or not. Much depends on what happens over next few months.

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Old 06-29-2013, 12:04 PM   #115
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Uh-oh, akck, I don't think I can wait that long for retirement
Oh no, I thought I had 61 weeks to retirement. It turns out I've got 104,061. Damn.


I'm becoming a big fan of countdown calendars, btw. I didn't see the benefit early on, but once you start seeing those weeks click down, it gives you a sense of progress and momentum. One of my favorite rituals at the end of the day Friday is changing the "number of weeks to retirement" on my little whiteboard. It was 77 when I started. Now it's 61. I can feel it getting closer.

p.s. My Sept. 1, 2014 date is actually my "eligible for ER" date. 53+17yrs of service. I won't give notice until that date is passed, so I'm not yet sure what my actual retirement date will be. It might be later in the year. I do hope to get out in 2014, though.
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:35 PM   #116
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It's finally definite for me. I'll be retiring in 2014, unless they kick me out before the end of this year. Which is actually a possibility. So you can add Masquernom to the 2014 list. Will probably retire officially the first week of June, 2014. Last work day will probably be the end of April. Cutting the cord at age 56.
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Old 06-29-2013, 02:24 PM   #117
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I'm pulling the plug in April 2014 at age 56. My days left spreadsheet tells me 189 work days and 280 total days until I begin to live life!
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Old 07-01-2013, 01:47 PM   #118
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Updated list with new members added to the end:

1. HeatherB - 2013
2. Retire2013 - 2013
3. Ronstar - Jan-2014
4. akck - Jan-2014
5. Redbugdave - Jan-2014
6. sbwitte - Jan-2014
7. debster747 - Jan-2014
8. Coaster - Jan-2014
9. rodi - H - Jan-2014
10. Ozstache - Jan-2014
11. Unpaintedhuffhines - Jan-2014
12. Cassie - Jan-2014
13. gozer - Jan-2014
14. BizzyC - Feb-2014
15. foxfirev5 - Feb-2014
16. rodi - Feb-2014
17. Meadbh - Mar-2014
18. nun - Mar-2014
19. brewer12345 - Apr-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





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Old 07-01-2013, 01:59 PM   #119
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Oh no, I thought I had 61 weeks to retirement. It turns out I've got 104,061. Damn.


I'm becoming a big fan of countdown calendars, btw. I didn't see the benefit early on, but once you start seeing those weeks click down, it gives you a sense of progress and momentum. One of my favorite rituals at the end of the day Friday is changing the "number of weeks to retirement" on my little whiteboard. It was 77 when I started. Now it's 61. I can feel it getting closer.

p.s. My Sept. 1, 2014 date is actually my "eligible for ER" date. 53+17yrs of service. I won't give notice until that date is passed, so I'm not yet sure what my actual retirement date will be. It might be later in the year. I do hope to get out in 2014, though.
I've have a countdown on my retirement plan spreadsheet. It includes total days and working days until retirement. I didn't pay that much attention to it until I hit the 2 year mark, and then 1 year. I finally got an app for my phone, but I had to fake it out to get the countdown right.
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Old 07-01-2013, 03:55 PM   #120
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From Akck's list...it looks like January and June are the big retirement months.
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