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Old 03-29-2010, 08:45 PM   #21
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Congratulations to the class of 2010! A wee bit envious!
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:30 PM   #22
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This is my first post after lurking for a couple of years, but you can add me to the class of 2010. I am retiring from MegaCorp on my 57th Birthday, July 31st. I can't wait. I have been learning a lot from the site.
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:12 PM   #23
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This is my first post after lurking for a couple of years, but you can add me to the class of 2010. I am retiring from MegaCorp on my 57th Birthday, July 31st. I can't wait. I have been learning a lot from the site.
Glad I coaxed you out of the shadows. Welcome to the board and congratulations on your impending FIRE. There's a forum for introducing your self if you are so inclined.

Did you plan a long time?
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:45 PM   #24
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I was involuntarily ER'd last year, now DH is planning on giving notice sometime soon - maybe end of April? We're trying to get the house ready to put it on the market, so he's continuing to work while we have some of the work done (painting, etc.). Getting the house sold is a big part of the plan - need to do that so we can move to Texas and pay cash for a house! (And save money to pay the property taxes!)
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:48 PM   #25
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Old 03-30-2010, 12:01 AM   #26
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Did you plan a long time?
Rich, I think you hold the planning record!

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Looking forward to hearing about your travel plans to the Mainland in all kinds of weather.
Only the warm kinds-- except for Houston in June, July, and August. Frankly I'm not too sure about May either.

I've offered to help our kid carry her seabag but she's firmly waved off all assistance. Works for me. There might be a short San Diego trip this fall, and perhaps a side visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium (it's been over 20 years). Otherwise we have no big plans.
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Old 03-30-2010, 09:39 AM   #27
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July 4th, 2010 here. ESR. I don't know about everyone else, but around here there is an attitude of get out while the gettin's good. I work for the State and we are already on furloughs and the state is projecting a 3.4 billion deficit for the next biennium. Retirees are usually not touched since the pension fund is protected from being raided, so people who can go are going.
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Old 03-30-2010, 11:34 AM   #28
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Hey, you dropped a couple of us off the list! How's this one:

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Old 03-30-2010, 12:47 PM   #29
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Old 03-30-2010, 02:05 PM   #30
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Old 03-30-2010, 02:13 PM   #31
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I had a vague plan for around the time our daughter graduates from College, which will be this May. I initially was going to stick around for 1 - 2 years after she graduated to just have extra money coming in that wasn't targeted for school, but just couldn't take the job anymore. I started reading a lot of financial books, looking at this site and bogleheads site, running the numbers thru retirement calculators. Everything always came out successful, but I still ended up meeting with a fee only financial planner in January to see if I could afford it and get help with do we take annuity, lump sum etc
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Donheff helped me remember someone. I've added MsTeeRuh who will finally give it up in June. She'll join me on my then two year old journey!!

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It has been quite a while since my last post, however, I can now add my name to this list.......

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Old 03-30-2010, 04:20 PM   #34
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After 3 years in FIRE university (on this forum), I finally graduated earlier this year! Add me to the list!

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Old 03-30-2010, 05:08 PM   #35
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Crap - I hate to get left out. But I retired/ER'd jan 93 more or less - mentally unemployed til my brain shifted.

However - my buddies at SS say for my birth year, I could take 'regular' retirement this year at age 66.

So ? does that make me a redundant retired from early retirement and regular retired?

heh heh heh - or just an old phart who can't resist a good thread? .
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Not sure which side of the fence I should be on ?
My last day to actually work was 12/17/09 but the official date according to mega corp records was 1/01/2010. This was due to riding vacation time until the end of year.

So I'll add my name and let you all be the judge: Stevewc

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Old 03-30-2010, 06:49 PM   #37
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Planning on May 31st, but I haven't told anyone except DW yet, so I should probably wait until it's "official."

And odds are I'll goof off and indulge myself for a few months, and then go back to work at something I enjoy more - without regard for what it pays.
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Crap - I hate to get left out. But I retired/ER'd jan 93 more or less - mentally unemployed til my brain shifted.

However - my buddies at SS say for my birth year, I could take 'regular' retirement this year at age 66.

So ? does that make me a redundant retired from early retirement and regular retired?

heh heh heh - or just an old phart who can't resist a good thread? .
You'd be an honored guest in any class, but I think you missed this one by about 17 years


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Not sure which side of the fence I should be on ?
My last day to actually work was 12/17/09 but the official date according to mega corp records was 1/01/2010. This was due to riding vacation time until the end of year.

So I'll add my name and let you all be the judge: Stevewc
I think we should go with your official date - vacation doesn't count

Welcome on board - did Dr Rich tell you he's giving free medical screenings for the members of the class of 2010?

You just have to track him down in his mobile RV clinic
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Welcome on board - did Dr Rich tell you he's giving free medical screenings for the members of the class of 2010?
This calls for an inappropriate, anatomically oriented reply. But I shall refrain.
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