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Old 12-26-2019, 10:21 AM   #261
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Class of 2020 (Un)Official list... (I don't know, I just like lists! ):
  • Erbragg1 - 1/3/2020 (Early bird... Teacher's pet... )
  • INTJ10 - 1/9/2020
  • Out_the_Door - 1/11/2020
  • 51notout - 3/2020 (One post and counting!)
  • Grimelowe - 4/4/2020 (45yo - Nice!)
  • Dalmore - 4/30/2020
  • jaharrer - 4/30/2020
  • HNL Bill - 5/1/2020 (Subject to change)(but It's gonna happen! )
  • OTDasap2020 - 6/1/2020 (newest newbie)
  • ugeauxgirl - 7/1/2020 (Class ringleader )
  • COcheesehead - 7/10/2020
  • Draggon - 11/1/2020 (Leaving 9/23/2020 w/PTO)
  • Mr. Vacation4us - 11/2/2020
  • Mrs. Vacation4us - 12/15/2020 (Mr. V cut in front of her!)
  • retire202052 - 12/2020 (I may have figured out the pattern of your UserID )
  • gamboolman - ??/2020 (pick a date, any date... )
  • nobody - ??/2020 (anyone want a house?)

Anyone else want to post their target? Also, lemme know if I miss one.
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Old 01-02-2020, 06:42 AM   #262
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Cross my fingers it will go as it is supposed to go this time, house is under contract and scheduled for closing on Jan 31. So Jan 31 will be my last working day, will come back on March 6th after I use up my PTO for the exit interview and turn in my badge and laptop. That puts me at 19 years and 11 months.


Tho darling lady friend will likely put me to work as office manager\handyman\other duties as needed on a part time basis.
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Old 01-02-2020, 07:28 AM   #263
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I'm sure it will close this time. Found a house in CO yet?
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Old 01-02-2020, 07:51 AM   #264
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I'm not even going to look for a house till the money is in the bank, well maybe I'll look a bit. We moved her into an apartment this fall, so we will have some time. Just miss my stuff.
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Old 01-02-2020, 08:02 AM   #265
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I read somewhere that only about 5% of home sales fall through, but having been burned once already, I can see why you would be cautious! Ugh, I do not want to be at work today. Not much longer though.
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Old 01-02-2020, 08:16 AM   #266
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A coworker here had hers sale fall thru twice in a row due to financing. She finally got it sold the third time.



I'm also taking a 30k hit from what I was under contract with the first time.
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Old 01-02-2020, 10:17 AM   #267
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A coworker here had hers sale fall thru twice in a row due to financing. She finally got it sold the third time.



I'm also taking a 30k hit from what I was under contract with the first time.
Ugh.
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Old 01-02-2020, 01:04 PM   #268
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I'm also taking a 30k hit from what I was under contract with the first time.
Well, if it makes you feel any better, I just did something I don't recommend to anyone that's a bad investor like myself. (great Saver, terrible Investor)

I was adjusting my year-end 401K spreadsheet for 2019 wherein I figure my internal IRR since 1991 and my cummulative total return. I then took the extra step and calculated the IRR of the S&P 500 over the same time period.... Yeah, I have about 1/2 as much money as I would have had I just followed my own advice.... le sigh.

Thankfully, I have no concern about financing my upcoming retirement (i.e. the great Saver saved me!). Today's my first workday of the last calendar year of my career... Yay!

Happy New Year, Class of 2020!
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Old 01-02-2020, 08:39 PM   #269
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Anyone else want to post their target? Also, lemme know if I miss one.

My boss is on holiday in Australia on the day I wanted to give notice (Dec 27) and he won't be back until Jan 9th. So I spoke with him today (01/02/2020) since it's already tomorrow in Australia and told him I was resigning. I agreed to stay an extra week so my New last day in the office is Jan 24th.
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Old 01-03-2020, 11:32 AM   #270
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Congrats to all of the Class of 2020! It must feel great to finally be in your year. I will be following all of you as you reach your finish lines.
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Old 01-03-2020, 03:06 PM   #271
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Well, itís official! Turned in my laptop, w*rk phone and badge.... said my goodbyes and rode off into the sunset today. I am retired!
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Old 01-03-2020, 03:30 PM   #272
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1/31/2020 is my date. Long enough to qualify for equity grants, and this year's bonuses.
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Old 01-03-2020, 03:32 PM   #273
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Well, itís official! Turned in my laptop, w*rk phone and badge.... said my goodbyes and rode off into the sunset today. I am retired!
You must feel terrific! And just think about how you will feel on Sunday, around 3 pm, when you have to remind yourself, "I DON'T need to get ready for next week."
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Old 01-03-2020, 03:40 PM   #274
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Well, itís official! Turned in my laptop, w*rk phone and badge.... said my goodbyes and rode off into the sunset today. I am retired!
Congratulations. What a feeling that must be!
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Well, it’s official! Turned in my laptop, w*rk phone and badge.... said my goodbyes and rode off into the sunset today. I am retired!
w00t! I love it! Right on schedule!
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Old 01-05-2020, 08:34 AM   #276
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Last day is Friday March 6th. Wife also. Using vacation to take off two days per week until then.

Question: can I contribute to an IRA after my final day of employment or do I have to make the contribution whilst still employed? Weíll be maximizing our 401k contributions but will have room for IRA too for the first time since itís a partial year.
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Old 01-05-2020, 08:51 AM   #277
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Long-time lurker here. Iíll be out in 2020 @ age 50-51. Plan was to work till 55, but my company is going through layoffs and when I saw the severance plan, I raised my hand high. Working to determine my final day, but will be between March and May.

Wife and I had a plan to retire to the Caribbean and will be moving to St. Croix, US Virgin Islands later this year if all goes to plan. Even before we knew this would be my last year of employment, we took the step to sell our home in October to downsize and free up our equity to buy our next home in St. Croix. The plan was weíd rent in CT for the next few years and use our St. Croix home as a rental/vacation home. Weíre planning to fly back down to St. Croix later this month to find that home and the bonus of getting a nice severance from work is we can move down now versus 4 more years of working.

With 4 years less work than originally planned, retirement balances arenít quite what we planned for, but more than enough to FIRE.

Thanks to everyone who posts in this forum. While Iíve always just been a consumer of your posts, you played a part in making our plan happen. While I had the investing/accumulation phase of our lives down, now we have to start thinking about how, when, and why to draw down our savings. So stay tuned for lots of upcoming questions.
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Jan 2 was my last day at work...
Old 01-05-2020, 08:59 AM   #278
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Jan 2 was my last day at work...

I am 61 and will go with a pension of $5400/ mth. I will take SSI at 66 ($2600) and not touch 401k ($600,000k)until 70 1/2. I had enough years in where the company will pay my health insurance. My wife will continue work for at least 5 more years ($60,000)We have about 100 k in stocks and savings . She has another 150k put away for retirement. We also have a couple rental properties. It might be a little tight until I take SSI but I am not worried since we have no debt.

The 3 days of retirement have been wonderful so far btw. No Sunday blahs so far.
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Old 01-05-2020, 09:30 AM   #279
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Congrats to all who have met their retirement dream!
I'm still on track for June 1st
Just booked a trip to visit Dad in Venice FL.
Return back north will be optional
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