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Old 12-04-2019, 06:18 AM   #221
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Well I did it....

I released the hounds! Notified my boss and contacted HR. My retirement date is Feb 29 2020!



Age:60
DW:58
no debt
four kids graduated with college degrees, three married
One income for 30 years
$2.8M saved



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Old 12-04-2019, 02:24 PM   #222
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I released the hounds! Notified my boss and contacted HR. My retirement date is Feb 29 2020!



Age:60
DW:58
no debt
four kids graduated with college degrees, three married
One income for 30 years
$2.8M saved



Let the conversions begin!
Your good to go, congratulations!
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Old 12-05-2019, 11:49 AM   #223
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My date was supposed to be the end of December 2020, but that just changed as of today. I negotiated longer continued healthcare coverage in lieu of pay for the last six months so now my date is June 30th, 2020 and I get HC coverage for 74 months past my retirement date. The end is now really, really near.
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Old 12-05-2019, 04:49 PM   #224
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I just turned my retirement papers in to HR. Won't hear back on comp package for 3 weeks. I am unexpectedly terrified. I thought I was over this.
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Old 12-05-2019, 04:51 PM   #225
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I just turned my retirement papers in to HR. Won't hear back on comp package for 3 weeks. I am unexpectedly terrified. I thought I was over this.
Just relax. You are the financial person and sounds like you have thought this though by your previous posts.
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Old 12-05-2019, 06:01 PM   #226
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I just turned my retirement papers in to HR. Won't hear back on comp package for 3 weeks. I am unexpectedly terrified. I thought I was over this.

It’s normal to have some anxiety....this too shall pass away.
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Old 12-05-2019, 10:49 PM   #227
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My plan is for a retire date of either April May or June 1 - depending on my whim.... can go anytime after JAN1, but may wait until June 1. That date would give me 18 months of COBRA ending end of December - otherwise i have to get coverage for last month or 2 of 2021 which seems as if it might be a PITA.
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Old 12-10-2019, 09:06 PM   #228
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94 days on my count down calendar. Successor in place- that was the last hurdle to clear before I could submit my retirement plan to the committee. Turning that sucker in next week. Happy Thanksgiving y'all! Lots to be thankful for today.
Looks like I am right behind you! Yesterday I hit the magical 99 (under 100 -woot!) days until retirement. It is starting to feel very real (and a bit unreal)!
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Old 12-10-2019, 09:13 PM   #229
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Looks like I am right behind you! Yesterday I hit the magical 99 (under 100 -woot!) days until retirement. It is starting to feel very real (and a bit unreal)!
Actually you're a bit ahead of me. My countdown is to my official notice. I'm actually going to have to work a few months after that. (It's complicated) I'll probably finish about the same time as COcheesehead
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Old 12-13-2019, 10:56 AM   #230
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Well, just got off the phone with my soon to be ex-boss. Told him I am done and my last day is January 3, 2020. He asked me where I am going and he was a bit confused when I told him “nowhere.” I explained that I was maybe going to do some part time consulting, but was not sure. I really doubt I will, because I have. Ton of things I want to do that are a lot more fun!
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Old 12-13-2019, 11:00 AM   #231
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Well, just got off the phone with my soon to be ex-boss. Told him I am done and my last day is January 3, 2020. He asked me where I am going and he was a bit confused when I told him “nowhere.” I explained that I was maybe going to do some part time consulting, but was not sure. I really doubt I will, because I have. Ton of things I want to do that are a lot more fun!
Congratulations !! Can't wait to do the same (coming soon).
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Old 12-13-2019, 11:26 AM   #232
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2020 sounds like it’s going to be a great year for a lot of us !! Cheers!
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Old 12-13-2019, 11:55 AM   #233
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Congrats, Erbragg1! Looks like you may very well be our first truly official member of the Class of 2020! May I ask your age? (simply curious given the premise of this forum)
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Old 12-13-2019, 01:46 PM   #234
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Congrats, Erbragg1! Looks like you may very well be our first truly official member of the Class of 2020! May I ask your age? (simply curious given the premise of this forum)


Thank Draggon. I just turned 51 in November.
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Old 12-13-2019, 05:22 PM   #235
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Thank Draggon. I just turned 51 in November.
That's great; true "early retirement". I often wonder if my 55 next November still counts, but it's where I'm at and a lot earlier than most others I know personally!
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Old 12-13-2019, 05:41 PM   #236
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Congrats Erbragg1!

I will be dropping the hammer in the week of January 13th. I normally work remotely, and that will be the next time I am in the office.

2020, here we come!
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Old 12-13-2019, 05:55 PM   #237
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Congrats as well, Dalmore!

Maybe we should start a list... (I don't know, I just like lists! ):
  • Erbragg1 - 1/3/2020 (Early bird... Teacher's pet... )
  • Dalmore - ??
  • HNL Bill - 5/1/2020 (Subject to change)(but It's gonna happen! )
  • Draggon - 11/1/2020 (Leaving 9/23/2020 w/PTO)
  • retire202052 - 12/2020 (I may have figured out the pattern of your UserID )

Anyone else want to post their target?
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Old 12-13-2019, 06:00 PM   #238
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Old 12-13-2019, 06:12 PM   #239
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Well, just got off the phone with my soon to be ex-boss. Told him I am done and my last day is January 3, 2020. He asked me where I am going and he was a bit confused when I told him “nowhere.” I explained that I was maybe going to do some part time consulting, but was not sure. I really doubt I will, because I have. Ton of things I want to do that are a lot more fun!

That's awesome. I want to go out the same way. I'll be done next December at age 52.
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Old 12-13-2019, 07:38 PM   #240
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Turned 60 a few months ago and will be sending my two-week notice on Dec 27th so my last day will be Jan 10th (and also the 1st payday of the year and last). I'm still needlessly obsessing over numbers but I can seem to stop it. I will continue to live in SOCAL for at least 10 more years as my DP is 11 years younger than me and still has 8 years before she can claim her pension and qualify for free medical
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