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Old 12-03-2010, 01:24 PM   #201
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Old 12-03-2010, 01:31 PM   #202
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Its NO WONDER the unemplyment rate is so high!!
Now that you point it out, it does look like a load of lemmings throwing themselves off the cliff, or rats leaving a sinking ship.

I think I fit into the rat analagy 'cos in the last couple of years it looked very much like we might not hang onto the DB pension, and a LOT of us ER'ed from where I worked over the last 2 or 3 years.
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Old 12-05-2010, 04:29 PM   #203
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I've added myself as well - retired just before the holiday.

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I've added myself as well - retired just before the holiday
Congratulations and welcome to the board. Care to share your story? FIRE at age 38 usually has some interesting angles.
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Old 12-05-2010, 05:16 PM   #205
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Congratulations and welcome to the board. Care to share your story? FIRE at age 38 usually has some interesting angles.
I agree, I'd like to hear your story.

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Mrs Alan retired Jan 2010 as well, but I didn't think it right to add her either, as she is not in the members' club.
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Thanks -

I'll create a proper "Hi, I am..." post when I get a chance so I don't hijack the thread. In the meantime, I added a few words in my bio.

I've been a LONG time reader, so I'm familiar with most of the really early retirement stories on the forum.
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I need to add myself before the year ends. My wife retired in Febuary and after I finished a kitchen remodel in March I quit looking for work. As a contractor this is an easy time to retire. I'm 50 and may still do the occational job to pay for cool vacations. We've been taking a week a month at a time down to our beach place at Kure Beach with the kids (A Maine Coon cat and an American Eskimo Dog). We took a[Meditranian] Cruise last year and have booked a northern European Cruise for May. I stay busy working on my house and yard and training my dog in agility. We're having fun in Chapel Hill. I couldn't get the spell check to work so sorry about the misspells.
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I need to add myself before the year ends. My wife retired in Febuary and after I finished a kitchen remodel in March I quit looking for work. As a contractor this is an easy time to retire. I'm 50 and may still do the occational job to pay for cool vacations. We've been taking a week a month at a time down to our beach place at Kure Beach with the kids (A Maine Coon cat and an American Eskimo Dog). We took a[Meditranian] Cruise last year and have booked a northern European Cruise for May. I stay busy working on my house and yard and training my dog in agility. We're having fun in Chapel Hill. I couldn't get the spell check to work so sorry about the misspells.
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:26 PM   #210
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Whew! Got in just before the door closed! Tomorrow (12/31/10) is "officially" my last day, but my last day of work was 12/22/10 when classes ended. So, please add me to the Class of 2010! DH will be in the class of 2011 (March, to be exact).

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Congratulations ladypatriot, welcome to the club, and your DH will soon be joining you in this next, hopefully exciting, phase of your life.


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What a great list! Congratulations to everyone. My high this year is definitely my ER. Hope to hear from you all in the Forum for LIFE after FIRE.
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What a great list! Congratulations to everyone. My high this year is definitely my ER. Hope to hear from you all in the Forum for LIFE after FIRE.
I thought I'd be making lots of posts to "What did you do today?", but after 11 months I still haven't found the time.
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Mr. Sue J retired in June. I didn't add him since he's not a member. I'm still working 10 hours a week bringing in enough money for a Roth IRA.

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Congratulations, Tadpole! Congratulations, ladypatriot!!

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Added my age to the official list. This has turned out to be quite a year for ER's, no doubt in some measure due to the stock market's recovery.

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Yesterday marked my one-year anniversary being ER'd. Wow, the year went by quickly! I've de-cluttered and thoroughly cleaned my home, exercised much more, read a ton of books, worked on my hobbies, and enjoyed a leisurely breakfast almost every day. So far, so good. As someone else said here some time ago--which became my motto (after repeating "Life is short" while deciding whether to ER): "Everyday is Saturday."

How's it working out for you, my fellow classmates?
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