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Old 04-01-2010, 01:22 PM   #21
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APRIL FOOLS!!!!!

But seriously, due to recent market performance, particularly the emerging markets sector (in which I have a lot of our net worth invested), we are finally at a point that we are financially independent and seriously considering retiring early in the next year.

Edit to add: wow, 19 users currently viewing!
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Old 04-01-2010, 01:31 PM   #22
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Oh, you got me, FUEGO. Nicely done -- I wish I'd thought of that.
There's always next year. Most of the folks here are old and forget things easily. We even had a recent thread posted about this - tips on how to remember things. I forgot who posted it though.
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Old 04-01-2010, 01:37 PM   #23
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as i look at the number of post by you people i can't believe it.
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Old 04-01-2010, 01:38 PM   #24
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as i look at the number of post by you people i can't believe it.
But we're not addicted. We can stop any time we want to....
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Old 04-01-2010, 01:38 PM   #25
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APRIL FOOLS!!!!!

But seriously, due to recent market performance, particularly the emerging markets sector (in which I have a lot of our net worth invested), we are finally at a point that we are financially independent and seriously considering retiring early in the next year.

Edit to add: wow, 19 users currently viewing!
...you came out of the closet on this post way too early, Fuego.
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Old 04-01-2010, 02:04 PM   #26
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I call April's fool! And it'd better be!
Ditto. Nice try, Fuego.
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Old 04-01-2010, 02:37 PM   #27
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I have decided to permanently delete my ER forum account. It requires way too much time and is detracting from my relationships with real world family and friends and is destroying personal and work productivity. So goodbye!
I was going to bring up your old signature "This is sarcasm"...
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Old 04-01-2010, 04:20 PM   #29
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I was going to bring up your old signature "This is sarcasm"...
Can I borrow that...?
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Can I borrow that...?
Sure. It must be said with a Polish accent though.
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Uh oh--what if Fuego is doing the classic double secret April Fools joke by saying April Fools and he's not leaving, but he really IS going to take a break? Noooooooo......
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Old 04-01-2010, 04:41 PM   #32
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FUEGO, you joker, you *GOT* me with this one! I was sure you were leaving and had forgotten that today is April Fool's Day.
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Old 04-01-2010, 11:02 PM   #34
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Uh oh--what if Fuego is doing the classic double secret April Fools joke by saying April Fools and he's not leaving, but he really IS going to take a break? Noooooooo......
If I ever do decide to leave for good, I'm thinking April 1 is as good a day as ever. Might be a good day to announce ER at work too!
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If I ever do decide to leave for good, I'm thinking April 1 is as good a day as ever. Might be a good day to announce ER at work too!
Actually I did this. My supervisor had known of my intent to retire for years, since she had been my close friend and co-worker before she took on the supervisory position. But on April 1st, 2009, I showed up in her office and announced that I had filed the necessary papers for ER on November 9th.

When we both realized that it was April 1st we had a good laugh over that.
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There's always next year. Most of the folks here are old and forget things easily. We even had a recent thread posted about this - tips on how to remember things. I forgot who posted it though.
LOL. Great job FUEGO, on the OP and the follow-up!
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Old 04-02-2010, 10:17 AM   #37
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LOL. Great job FUEGO, on the OP and the follow-up!
Glad I could do a little "fooling"! I did basically the same thing on facebook (deleting account due to too much time spent on facebook), and no one took it seriously. I guess my "in real life" friends either know me too well or have me on ignore on facebook...
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Fuego, good one! I guess that now I have to go back and undo all the stuff I changed yesterday...
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If I ever do decide to leave for good, I'm thinking April 1 is as good a day as ever. Might be a good day to announce ER at work too!
Well, it is the beginning of the fiscal year!
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