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Old 05-24-2007, 03:46 PM   #61
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1. Retired (DH too). Was in human/health services (testing and advising
persons with disabilities about educational and vocational possibilities).
Have a master's degree, but have the dubious distinction of (in all
likelihood) being the lowest earner on this board when employed (DH as
well).

2. 53 now (both of us), 52 when we retired.

3. Married, no kids, one tremendous (25 pounds) orange tabby.

4. Grew up in New Jersey, went to graduate school in Virginia, lived
in Florida, now in suburban Atlanta.

5. Lurk daily. Am working up courage to post more often.
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Old 05-24-2007, 04:14 PM   #62
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1. Retired from IT.
2. 53, RE @ 50.
3. Divorced, no kids.
4. Born in VN. Now live in Puget Sound.
5. Visit the board daily.
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Old 05-24-2007, 07:53 PM   #63
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1. Was an I/T manager at a large utility.
2. 62 now, retired at 55.
3. Married with 2 daughters and 4 (with one more on the way) grand kids. All since I retired!
4. Born and live in NC with tours in Oklahoma and Florrida.
5. Visit daily.
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Old 05-24-2007, 08:18 PM   #64
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1. Retired Automotive Designer, now enjoying the Sunshine State
2. 54 years old, 49 when retired, my Wife retired 2 months earlier
3. Married, 2 Daughters, 4 Grandaughters, 1 Grandson
4. Raised Detroit, Now Central Florida, Enjoy Gardening, Boating, Camping
5. Visit board nightly
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Old 05-25-2007, 10:40 PM   #65
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OK, here goes

1) ER in 5 workings days
2) 57
3) Married, 1 child per available gender (traditional ones only)
4) born and live on Canadian prairies
5) drop in to board more or less daily
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Old 05-26-2007, 03:52 AM   #66
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#1 - Work full-time Manager (so does DW)

#2 - 50 ... 55

#3 - married

#4 - Midwest

#5 - varies. Lurked periodically for a couple years. Over the last couple of months daily.
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Old 05-26-2007, 09:40 AM   #67
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1. Not yet. I'm a lawyer working 50 - 60 hours per week.

2. Age 50. Hope to wind down substantially over the next 5 years and then work part-time or find some fun second career for a few years.

3. Married. DW is 46 and working too. Two kids, ages 19 and 20, both in college.

4. Born, raised and still living in Arizona. It's a great placeto live so I'll still be here when I retire.

5. Visit every other day or so. I'm new so I'm still going through old threads to learn.
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Old 05-26-2007, 12:31 PM   #68
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#1 - I'm a dentist, not retired...not sure I ever want to fully retire because I really love what I do. I will likely just cut back. Right now I work 32 hrs a week. Maybe I might eventually taper down to 20 hrs a week or so.

#2 - I'm 43 yrs old

#3- Happily married, 3 kids (17, 11, 9)

#4 - I grew up in the DC metro area and never left, although sometimes I wish I had moved to norcal where the weather is just perfect for me.

#5 - I just recently found this board, but I've been visiting every day
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Old 05-26-2007, 06:45 PM   #69
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Thanks to ALL that have posted and shared!

It is very nice to hear from and see all of those "on the verge" of FIRE and those (like myself) that do not post often!

I would hope that (for the education of us "newbies") that more of the better established posters might allow us to get to know them better as well ....it's always nice to have an idea of "where you are coming from" with your advice and responses!

Thanks again!!
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Old 05-27-2007, 12:49 AM   #70
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1. Retired. Research Chemist.

2. 56 Retired 6 weeks ago! Thanks to the posters on this board.

3. Married DW retired one week before me. 1 daughter 29 years 1 grandchild soon!

4. Grew up in Coos Bay, Oregon. Moved to Los Angeles when I was 8. Lived in Colorado, Texas, Louisiana, and back to California. Retired to Oregon.

5. Watched this board and a couple of other for 5 years. Visit at least every other day.
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Old 05-27-2007, 01:14 AM   #71
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#1 - Still working full time. Financial Manager for Uncle Sam.

#2 - 53 now. Retire at 55.

#3 - Married w/2 adult children

#4 - Grew up in the south; currently live in SoCal.

#5 - Visit the board more or less daily. (Love reading about FIRE!)
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Old 05-27-2007, 02:16 AM   #72
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  1. Retired automotive engineer
  2. Currently 53, retired this year
  3. Married - 2 adult children; My 22 year old "baby" (girl) is getting married this Fall. Oh the bills !
  4. Metro Detroit, MI (much of which is turning into a ghost town with all the Big 3 buy outs and early retirements)
  5. Once or Twice (I also visit several other boards and read a lot of "news" online)
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Old 05-27-2007, 09:42 AM   #73
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#1 Nope - am CPA with large HVAC Co. and DW is RN

#2 Both 42 - no later than 55 - father ER'd at 56 and have a goal to go before him - nice family tradition ER is.

#3 Yes - 3 kids 16,18,20 - facing the expensive college years now!

#4 Pittsburgher all my life - great place to raise kids.

#5 I'm a daily visitor - sometimes more.
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Old 05-27-2007, 11:21 AM   #74
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#1 - Still working. Federal Govt. Will retire Jan 2013 on my birthday.

#2 - 49 1/2 now, will be 55 when I retire.

#3 - Married with 3 children.

#4 - Grew up in NC, now living in Louisiana.

#5 - Daily, usually more than once.
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Old 05-27-2007, 01:00 PM   #75
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1) Still employed. I'm an Accountant and DH is an Engineer.

2) now 45, plan to retire at 46 - I never thought I would be so eager for a birthday to come around

3) Married with zero children or pets.

4) Grew up in Australia but now consider ourselves to be citizens of the world. Have lived in 7 different countries.

5) Daily, think it helps me to be around people who have also figured out that work is an overrated experience.
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Old 05-27-2007, 06:36 PM   #76
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1. Retired, Financial Consultant

2. Age 60, Retired at 57

3. Married, DW retired teacher, one son

4. Born in Missouri, grew up in New Orleans, live in greater Houston area.

5. Visit board daily
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Old 05-27-2007, 07:24 PM   #77
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42 retired last oct. dear wife 43

married no kids (50+ niece's and nephews so we borrow)

live in Myrtle Beach SC

formerly from North of Boston

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Old 05-28-2007, 01:12 AM   #78
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1) Executive Assistant in Big Pharma...working
Part time artist....sold my first three paintings in the last couple of weeks....never retiring from that.
2) 32....shooting for semi retirement by 45.....totally retired by 50.
3) Single with two kittens...Romeo and Casanova.
4) Central Nj
5) Daily....it has become an addiction
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Old 05-28-2007, 08:49 AM   #79
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1. Yes - IT for a non-profit social service agency.

2. Now 60, retired at 59

3. Widowed

4. Grew up in SE Pennsylvania. Now live about 15 miles from where I grew up, but by way of 7 states and 1 foreign country.

5. Daily.
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Old 05-28-2007, 12:11 PM   #80
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1 - Retired - Mainframe programmer in Healthcare

2 - 54.5, retired at 52

3 - Divorced with 2 almost grown sons, 1 cat and thinking about getting a dog.

4 - Born and raised in California. I own undeveloped property in Florida and thinking about settling there.

5 - Daily unless traveling
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