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Old 12-22-2014, 01:02 PM   #41
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I retired effective end of Jun 2011. I also wanted some summer time off, but it was good for me to take one last quarterly bonus, reach a (frozen, small) pension milestone that May, and good for my former bosses wishes...
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Old 12-22-2014, 01:15 PM   #42
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I know when I decided to retire, I was not willing to give my employer one more Summer! I figured I only had so many Summers left and wanted to enjoy all of them.
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Old 12-22-2014, 01:32 PM   #43
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July, 2015 one week before I turn 60. I refuse to retire at 60...59 it must be, if only for a precious week!
Same here. March 9, 2015 will be a very special day, two exact months before my 60th birthday.
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Old 12-22-2014, 01:37 PM   #44
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January 2nd--11 days from now (only 5 w*rk days left). I don't see any problem retiring in the dead of winter. It makes it easy to travel to warmer climes. I've booked trips in each of the next 3 months.
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Old 12-22-2014, 10:37 PM   #45
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May 2016. I chose May because I couldn't stomach losing one more summer to w*rk. I will become fully vested in retirement medical benefits in March 2016, and eligible for the 2016 bonus in April.
One secondary reason I ERed at the end of October (2008) was that I couldn't stomach one more winter of commuting on the trains.
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Old 12-22-2014, 11:49 PM   #46
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What I'm seeing is that there are good reasons to retire at any time of year!
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Old 12-25-2014, 01:24 AM   #47
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4/6/2015. But I will work very part-time until the end of 2015 (1 day a week).

18 months later COBRA will end and I will be 65 and on Medicare.

Writing my letter over the holidays. My manager already knows but told me last week he was in denial.




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Old 12-25-2014, 04:57 AM   #48
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January 1, 2015, I leave the hospital at 7AM. I go to independent contractor status, which is basically retired with a chance for a little extra cash. No more shoveling the snow at 5AM to get to work. I like the snow...watching it from my breakfast nook with my morning coffee. So 7 more days.


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Old 12-25-2014, 12:47 PM   #49
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March or April. By then I will have maxed out the 403b's and such, and the weather will have improved so I can start to spend more time outside hiking, biking, etc.
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Old 12-25-2014, 01:36 PM   #50
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I selected April 1st to FIRE in 2007.

Yes, I was making a statement.
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Old 12-25-2014, 02:21 PM   #51
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I selected April 1st to FIRE in 2007.

Yes, I was making a statement.

I made the same statement in 1996. I don't know if anyone "got it" but I didn't give a shot anyway
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Old 12-30-2014, 11:04 PM   #52
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My current plan is the day after I turn 62,1/10/17. I maybe stay till 4/15/17 to build a little extra cash & another year Roth IRA.


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