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Old 06-03-2018, 04:45 PM   #1
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Today is My 2nd Anniversary of being FIREd

It has been a great 2 years (FIREd at age 52 from being a school principal). My wife continues to w@#k while I play househusband. I do all of the shopping, cooking, laundry, housework while she continues her teaching career.
I get up with her every morning, make her lunch, and send her off to w@#k. My mornings are usually house stuff, go to the gym, keep up on financial news. Some days, go to the golf course, gun range. or read. I also volunteer, assisting some elderly neighbors; drive them places, yard work, minor repairs. Next week I begin a law enforcement training to become a part of my local sheriff volunteer posse.
Travel- many trips solo or with the wife. Puerto Vallarta 6x, Cabo, Playa Del Carmen, Wisconsin
Money- between my wife's salary and my pension, we are still stashing money away. Everything looks good there with the giant variable of health insurance down the road.
Health- No stress, better sleep, more exercise. What could be better?
Wife wants to work a couple of more years- who am I to stop her!? (She already has 30 years in)

FIRE is great
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Old 06-03-2018, 05:32 PM   #2
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It has been a great 2 years (FIREd at age 52 from being a school principal). My wife continues to w@#k while I play househusband. I do all of the shopping, cooking, laundry, housework while she continues her teaching career.
I get up with her every morning, make her lunch, and send her off to w@#k. My mornings are usually house stuff, go to the gym, keep up on financial news. Some days, go to the golf course, gun range. or read. I also volunteer, assisting some elderly neighbors; drive them places, yard work, minor repairs. Next week I begin a law enforcement training to become a part of my local sheriff volunteer posse.
Travel- many trips solo or with the wife. Puerto Vallarta 6x, Cabo, Playa Del Carmen, Wisconsin
Money- between my wife's salary and my pension, we are still stashing money away. Everything looks good there with the giant variable of health insurance down the road.
Health- No stress, better sleep, more exercise. What could be better?
Wife wants to work a couple of more years- who am I to stop her!? (She already has 30 years in)

FIRE is great
Sounds great. Will be even better with the wife in a few years.
2 more months for 1 year FIRE for me.
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Old 06-05-2018, 04:38 PM   #3
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It has been a great 2 years (FIREd at age 52 from being a school principal). My wife continues to w@#k while I play househusband. I do all of the shopping, cooking, laundry, housework while she continues her teaching career.
I get up with her every morning, make her lunch, and send her off to w@#k. My mornings are usually house stuff, go to the gym, keep up on financial news. Some days, go to the golf course, gun range. or read. I also volunteer, assisting some elderly neighbors; drive them places, yard work, minor repairs. Next week I begin a law enforcement training to become a part of my local sheriff volunteer posse.
Travel- many trips solo or with the wife. Puerto Vallarta 6x, Cabo, Playa Del Carmen, Wisconsin
Money- between my wife's salary and my pension, we are still stashing money away. Everything looks good there with the giant variable of health insurance down the road.
Health- No stress, better sleep, more exercise. What could be better?
Wife wants to work a couple of more years- who am I to stop her!? (She already has 30 years in)

FIRE is great


Congratulations! We just passed the 18 month mark. Love it!
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Old 06-05-2018, 07:11 PM   #4
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Congrats to OP! 21 days to 1 year of FIRE for me (but who's counting).
If I were in your school, you would have known me very well, as would the counselor and juvy probation officer. I got better along the way, but DW might argue otherwise....
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Old 06-11-2018, 05:06 PM   #5
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Just passed the 6 month mark! Loving it, but still have these momentary lapses (esp. on Sunday nights), when I have to remind myself that I am really retired!!
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Old 06-11-2018, 05:56 PM   #6
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10 months and favorite day in general is Monday.
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Old 06-12-2018, 04:31 PM   #8
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Puerto Vallarta 6x, Cabo, Playa Del Carmen
I was in Playa this year and am not likely going back. It really went downhill with drugs being offered to us 50 times a day while walking around. Also, the ferry was bombed the week after we left. Our room had 2 laptops and an iPad stolen from it. Too many other safer options out there. Too bad.

I am curious about your 6 trips to Puerto Vallarta. Why so many? How does it compare to other places? I have never been but you seem to be the expert.
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Congratulations coming up to 2 years for me and loving it.
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1 1/4 years at the end of the month. +1 on the stress, sleep, and more travel. DW was RE earlier so we are in spend down but that is fine at 2% WR or less.
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Old 06-16-2018, 06:33 AM   #12
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Congratulations!
Just over two years for me and it really does get better each day.
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Old 06-16-2018, 07:45 AM   #13
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Add my name to the 2-year list, effective May 31st.

I was away, so I didn't do a full financial work-up, to see how I'm doing, as I'd originally planned.

The nice thing about RE, is I don't HAVE to do things as planned

But so far, so good. My one-year cash reserve account hasn't been touched, and in fact may be a few bucks over. We're starting to maybe consider things to "blow that dough" on. DW seemed to really take an interest in a used sports car at the front of a lot nearby.

Overall, the only surprise was that I find I'm always busy. My new mantra when anyone asks is "I don't know how I ever fount time to w*rk."

Even so, I'm taking more time to just relax and do pointless things like reading and posting to forums. No, wait. I did that while I was w*rking, too. Just that back then, I was getting paid for it.

Yes, RE was the right choice.
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