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Old 08-02-2020, 03:58 PM   #1
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Retired this week at 58

As of 8/1/2020 I retired from my job at a large company in AZ.

Planned on retiring since my mid 20's. My wife retired a few years ago. Daughter is starting college.

2 houses, no debt, 3M net worth. Seems like it was the time to be done working. Looking forward to enjoying the time off.

I've been reading a lot on this site for a long time, but this is my first post. I've learned a lot, and hope to learn even more.

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Old 08-02-2020, 04:02 PM   #2
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Welcome, and congratulations! Best thing I ever did was to stop working... and I actually enjoyed my work.
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Old 08-02-2020, 04:04 PM   #3
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Sorry, but I'm afraid you don't fit the standard profile here. First posts are supposed to include at least five questions, four of which are unanswerable without a dozen back-and-forth exchanges asking for more information.



Seriously, welcome to our little world and enjoy your retirement to the utmost!
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Old 08-02-2020, 04:06 PM   #4
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Welcome AZ and congrats on pulling the cord!
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Old 08-02-2020, 04:18 PM   #5
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Sorry, but I'm afraid you don't fit the standard profile here. First posts are supposed to include at least five questions, four of which are unanswerable without a dozen back-and-forth exchanges asking for more information.



Seriously, welcome to our little world and enjoy your retirement to the utmost!

He can just ask when he should file for SS...
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Welcome to posting, and to being retired.
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Great news! Welcome AZ2020. It’s good you started planning to retire in your 20’s. We didn’t even get started until mid 30’s and here we are. Keep active, stay healthy and enjoy the ride.
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Old 08-02-2020, 04:31 PM   #8
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Welcome, and congratulations! Best thing I ever did was to stop working... and I actually enjoyed my work.
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Welcome to the best part of your life. Just need to stay healthy and everything else falls into place.
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Old 08-02-2020, 05:24 PM   #9
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Old 08-02-2020, 05:26 PM   #10
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Yay for ya!!

Be sure to post tomorrow, Monday, and let everyone know how it feels.
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Old 08-02-2020, 05:27 PM   #11
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I can't even earn 3M in the rest of my life put together much less save it - good job. I been saving since 20s though so i will get where I get and live with that.
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Old 08-03-2020, 11:21 AM   #13
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Congratulations. I am in a similar situation age and net worth wise, but health insurance is what holds me back from pulling the trigger. How did you address that out of curiosity?
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Old 08-03-2020, 11:48 AM   #14
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Planned on retiring since my mid 20's.
I also retired at 58........ over 14 years ago. It's been great!

My planning was a bit different though. It started when the security guard showed up at my cube to escort me to the parking lot.
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Old 08-03-2020, 12:05 PM   #15
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Congratulations. I am in a similar situation age and net worth wise, but health insurance is what holds me back from pulling the trigger. How did you address that out of curiosity?
I am guessing you already checked it out, but do you have enough in your taxable account in order to minimize your medical costs via subsidies through the ACA?
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Beautiful! I wish you the best.
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Old 08-03-2020, 03:01 PM   #17
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Welcome! I retired at 56 almost 6 years ago. Loved my w*rk, but the BS bucket was full. You'll love not looking at the clock!
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Yay for ya!!

Be sure to post tomorrow, Monday, and let everyone know how it feels.
It's Monday afternoon and I have not thought about work even once. I guess I really am retired!
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Old 08-03-2020, 03:22 PM   #19
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Congrats, I also retired 57 and ten months, five years ago. Don’t miss grind. ENJOY
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