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Old 07-01-2013, 04:58 PM   #121
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I think he puts June for people who don't specify a month.
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:53 PM   #122
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You can put me down for first quarter of 2014, although you might have to consider me "honorary" as I am likely going to ESR for a while rather than full on ER. Inshallah, it will be January after I get back from the New Year's Day holiday that I give my notice.
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:08 PM   #123
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From Akck's list...it looks like January and June are the big retirement months.
I wonder how many of the January folks, like me, are turning 55 in 2014. That's my excuse: Penalty-free access to the 401k funds without the 72t hassle. That, combined with the fact that in a month or so, we'll be empty nesters
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:20 PM   #124
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I wonder how many of the January folks, like me, are turning 55 in 2014. That's my excuse: Penalty-free access to the 401k funds without the 72t hassle. That, combined with the fact that in a month or so, we'll be empty nesters
Not me: its more a matter of getting out or figuring out if I can stuff both 20 gauge barrels in my mouth at the same time...
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:19 AM   #125
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I wonder how many of the January folks, like me, are turning 55 in 2014. That's my excuse: Penalty-free access to the 401k funds without the 72t hassle. That, combined with the fact that in a month or so, we'll be empty nesters
I will be 56 in January. That's my minimum retirement age with the Feds under the FERS program. I would have liked to go sooner but I am under the Golden Handcuff Plan. The younger people will have their minimum retirement ages later, on a sliding scale. I am afraid they probably have not saved like I had either, and will be working longer.
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:38 AM   #126
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I've moved from 2013 to May of 2014, for several reasons, biggest being waiting until I turn 55 to access 401k, followed by my wife decision to stay another year. That will be 32 years on the same job, managing people and getting pretty burnt out on it all.

But, it's only 10 months away, and our retirement income should be a solid 120K per year, no debt , so the pay off is near!

Can't wait....
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:26 PM   #127
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I was waiting for DW before joining the class of 2014 with conviction. New management stepped in to clarify her thoughts.
We are relocating, so it will be either spring or fall depending on how soon we can get ready. The Hemingway solution will be unnecessary.
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:41 PM   #128
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I may be in the 2014 class as well. I've kind of arbitrarily set Feb 2014 as the date, based on when a set of stock options vests. It's a little bit silly, the value of the options really isn't that great, but it is kind of a mental stake in the ground for me of "this far, and absolutely no farther".

It may be earlier than that, but under no circumstances is it going to be later!
Doh! Make that April 2014! Is there such a thing as "One More Set of Stock Options" Syndrome? OMSSO? Darned rising stock prices.
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:55 PM   #129
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Add me to the list of 2014. My FIRE date is December 1, 2014 -- that's the day I'll have put in 30 years at the state j*b. The difference in my pension is over $3 grand/yr between November 30 and December 1! That's how the formula works -- put in 30 years and there's a reward. I'm already basically FI, but the extra cash forever (also COLA'd) is too good to pass up when I'm this close. It's great to finally have a date picked. It makes putting up with the BS a lot easier. Just don't care -- get paid by the hour...
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:15 PM   #130
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Better take me off the list. I plan to downshift to part-time work at my current job, but not to stop work entirely, and I don't think shifting from FT to PT qualifies as "retiring." So I'd better opt out of the list, although I enjoyed my time on it, and if things get really sh*tty, I may rejoin later.
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:02 PM   #131
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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 - Apr-2014 OMM
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 - -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

ER Eddie, we'll keep you on the list, just in case. We have a couple on the list scheduled to retire in 2013, just in case, but hopefully they'll make it (if they haven't already).
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Old 07-27-2013, 07:58 AM   #132
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ER Eddie, we'll keep you on the list, just in case.
Okay, thanks. I do tend to change my mind a lot, so who knows...
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:44 AM   #133
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Akck...What expense ratio fees does RE Eddie need to pay to keep his reservation open for the 2014 Cruise Ship, "American Freedom"? I've got my state room w/balcony already reserved and I'm paid up...
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Is it too late for me to join the class of 2014, tentatively at least? I had been planning on playing it by ear and going out in the broad-ranged span of 0-7 years, based on my savings, the economy, the BS buckets, and so on. I had been hoping it would be more like 2016-2017 at the earliest, but, and had even toyed with the idea of staying on but cutting back, maybe to 30 hours per week and sticking around as long as I enjoyed it.

But, things went south really quickly last week, and got worse this week. I've been running the Firecalc numbers for awhile now, and one thing that had originally made me want to stick around a bit longer was the "one more year" syndrome. I saw how much working just one more year would boost the financial picture, and have to admit I got lured back in.

But, running the latest number, it looks like if I want to live off of $35,000 per year, adjusted for inflation, I have a 92.9% chance of making it to the age of 100. Originally, I wanted to have $40K, but honestly I think that was overkill. Right now my take-home is only around $32K per year. And there's an awful lot of fat I can easily cut from the budget.

Right now, I am a little scared, but excited at the same time! Mentally, I think I truly "retired" on Friday. I want to at least hold out through September. Our raises kick in September 1. I don't know how much I'm getting, but if I wait until after September to retire, they'll pay out my leave at the higher rate. We also usually get an annual bonus in August. It's only around $900, but if I'm going to pull the plug this early, every little bit will help.

Oh, and if I stick around until after January 1, my SS goes up by about $39 per month!
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:59 PM   #135
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Akck...What expense ratio fees does RE Eddie need to pay to keep his reservation open for the 2014 Cruise Ship, "American Freedom"? I've got my state room w/balcony already reserved and I'm paid up...
Staying on the list is free. He has to buy a round of drinks for the class if he misses the 2014 boat though. We have to have some sort of incentive to stay with the class.
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:57 PM   #136
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Hey wait a minute. I asked to get off the boat. Now I've got to buy everyone drinks? What sort of scam is going on here? Captain Stubing, I wish to lodge a complaint!
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Hi akck - Please add me to the class of 2014.

Grigori, April, 2014.

Just as soon as I get the annual bonus in my bank account, I'll turn in my resignation. I've run the numbers 100 times on many calculators, and have been 100% for several years. The bonus should give us some "extras" like some trips. I'll be 58, almost 59. Wife will be almost 60. Maybe I could have done this a couple of years ago, but I'm happy I won't be leaving any more life on the table.

"The big crew change" - People my age and even younger are starting to fly out the doors of the oil companies.

Two retirement luncheons / celebrations this week. The big boss just turned 60 and had this "cat who ate the canary look" all over her face. Her words to the new big boss taking over from her, "The more stressed you look, the more relaxed I feel." And the little boss who turned 51 last year is also retiring. I'm now the oldest guy in the group.

I glanced at myself in the car mirror, on the way back from lunch, in the bright sun. I asked myself - who is this guy with the turkey neck loose skin, the lines on the face, and the faded hair. Surely not myself?

I still feel young inside, still 30 years old inside, have plenty of energy, and it's time to enjoy life.

I could always work longer at my peak salary, and it would buy more trips. However, I'm starting feel more concerned about running out of time, than I am concerned about running out of money.
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FYI, I'll volunteer to update the list every couple of weeks. Everyone else is free to add their name at any time.
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:20 PM   #139
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Hey wait a minute. I asked to get off the boat. Now I've got to buy everyone drinks? What sort of scam is going on here? Captain Stubing, I wish to lodge a complaint!
If you looked at the terms of service, there's been too much of the OMY syndrome going on, so to encourage everyone to stick to their original plan, fees are charged when you miss the boat. Fees are waived if you leave earlier that planned though.
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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 - Apr-2014 OMM
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 - -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
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