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Old 05-21-2007, 07:42 AM   #1
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Where are you from? Age? Retired yet?

I'm sure that some of this has been asked before, but I'd love to know more about those that post here.....nothing as personal as another thread here wanting to know net worth, etc. - please feel free to elaborate at any point (like I needed to say that !)

#1 - Are you retired yet? (from what field or occuaption?)...semi-retired? (if so - working part time? ...what are you doing?)

#2 - Your age now?....age at retirement?

#3 - Married? Single? Children?

#4 - Where did you grow up?....where do you live now? (...as I have a brother whose home is his Bluebird (travel bus), where do you "full timers" spend most of your time?)

#5 - How often do you visit this board?

I am hoping that your responses will help a "newbie" like myself to get to know each of you. Thank you in advance for your participation!

I guess that it is only right that I should go 1st -

#1 - semi-retired accountant who will intends to work during tax season for the next three tax seasons (at least)

#2 - 52

#3 - married with a 14 y/o Angel (so far )

#4 - born and raised in eastern Virginia....and a home body by nature.

#5 - 10-12+ times a day ....but remember - I'm a "newbie" and I still NEED to learn from you guys!!

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Old 05-21-2007, 08:11 AM   #2
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1 - Not retired yet

2 - I turn 45 in August and looking to retire at age 50

3 - I am married with no children

4 - I grew up in Western Maryland (Garrett County) and currently live in Northern Virginia

5 - I visit the board most days to check what is new and interesting. (I do not post that much)

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Old 05-21-2007, 08:13 AM   #3
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1 - Not yet retired; I'm a in high-tech (semiconductors)
2 - 52ish, retirement TBD, but shooting for 55ish
3 - Not married, one son, age 26
4 - Nowhere southern Indiana, north Texas
5 - All day when at w*rk, with morning coffee at home
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Old 05-21-2007, 08:17 AM   #4
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1. Not retired yet from great job working with veterans (2020 or 2025) - that decision to be made @ 50 - reduced pension w/ medical bennies or better pension @ 55 with medical bennies.

2. 37

3. Not married now - but dating a great guy with "potential" for DH status down the road

4. Grew up in No. Cal. (Sacramento area) Currently living in NJ and love it (despite the cost of living!) Social butterfly by nature.

5. Surf the board at slow times during the day
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#1 - Retiring May 31, General Counsel at a public company, I will be doing some consulting for a few years.

#2 - 6o years old

#3 - Married with children aged 35, 32 & 8

#4 - Grew up in Tulsa, OK, living in Houston until June 1, then Fort Collins, CO.

#5 - Visit the board daily but don't post much.
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Old 05-21-2007, 08:55 AM   #6
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1. Retired, fire investigator
2. 57 now, retired at 55
3. Married, three kids, 2 grandkids
4. Born in TX and still here!
5. Daily
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#1 - Retired. Was a men's clothing importer.

#2 - 68, had to retire at 65 for medical reasons.

#3 - Married, 4 children, 11 grandchildren, 2 8/9 great-granddaughters.

#4 - Grew up in Bronx, NY. Now live on Long Island.

#5 - Visit the board 3 or 4 times daily.
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#1 - Are you retired yet? (from what field or occuaption?)...semi-retired? (if so - working part time? ...what are you doing?)
Retired business law attorney.

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#2 - Your age now?....age at retirement?
I am 52 and retired five months ago.

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#3 - Married? Single? Children?
Married to another ER. No kids.

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#4 - Where did you grow up?....where do you live now? (...as I have a brother whose home is his Bluebird (travel bus), where do you "full timers" spend most of your time?)
Grew up in rural northern Minnesota and still live in northern Minnesota. Selling our place and looking to move down south to Mpls/St. Paul. (Yesterday it was 37 degrees here when it was 59 in St. Paul)

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#5 - How often do you visit this board?
A lot. Once in a while I take a break, but otherwise I visit here every day.

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#1 - Are you retired yet? (from what field or occuaption?)...semi-retired? (if so - working part time? ...what are you doing?)
Retired from a mid-level executive (AKA: "junior birdman") position at a national check printing company

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#2 - Your age now?....age at retirement?
60...58

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#3 - Married? Single? Children?
Married, two children, 4 grandchildren

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#4 - Where did you grow up?....where do you live now?
East TX...South Central TX

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#5 - How often do you visit this board?
I live here.

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Old 05-21-2007, 10:03 AM   #10
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1. No, but not too far away - Looking at early 2008.

2. 55

3. Married, 1 married child

4. Northeast Florida, Northwest South Carolina

5. Daily weekdays (at work). Maybe once during the weekend.
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1. Software engineer, working one more year, but I said that a year ago too.

2. 56 and a week, planning to be retired by the time I turn 57.

3. Single, no kids.

4. Born in Albuquerque, grew up in Missouri, in Colorado the last 35 years.

5. A couple of a times a day.

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1. Aerospace engineer - layed off jan 1993, no idea exact date of mental shift to retired status.
2. Age 64 this summer. 49 in 1993.
3. Single, same girlfriend for 29 years, then she passed away 2005, no kids.
4. Born and raised 1st 26 years in Western Washington - go Huskies. Then Denver, Huntsville, AL, New Orleans and now greater Kansas City on a hill.
5. Perhaps too much - could be in need of a twelve step program.

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1. Not yet retired.
2. 37.99...not sure, probably by 50.
3. Single, three kids.
4. I grew up in the same place I live now (NW US).
5. Daily.

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1) retired (programmer, in aerospace 79-98, financial 98-06)
2) 48, retired 7 months ago
3) divorced, 3 dogs
4) grew up in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles area since
5) pretty much every day
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1) CFO, not retired
2) 52, planned R for 57 1/2, end of fiscal year
3) civil union, 4 grown kids, 3 grand kids, 2 dogs, 3 caged birds
4) grew up in Rochester, NY. Have lived in central VT for 30 years.
5) A few times a day, post rarely.
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1) RN retired 7 months
2) 59
3)semi single widowed with SO, 1 daughter
4) grew up in Pa.,lived in New Jersey for many years ,now living on the west coast of Florida
5) daily unless traveling
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1. Retired from Defense contractor and U.S. Military (20+ years).
2. 64
3. Married, 3 kids, 2 grandkids
4. Born/raised in New Orleans; currently in North Texas. I got here as soon as I could.
5. Several times each day.

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1. Retired sales exec. - health care technology marketplace.

2. Age now: 50 Retired: 49

3. Married - 9 y.o. daughter

4. Born: southeastern VA - Live: Central VA (Charlottesville). Been around in
between.

5. Daily or more
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1) Investment analyst
2) 33, dunno when FIRE will happen. Hopefully by 40, but its admittedly a stretch.
3) Married, 2 kids, 2 dogs, an evil cat.
4) Raised in Queens, NY, now in God's Country (Jersey).
5) Continuously.
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