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Old 03-04-2020, 07:28 AM   #401
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It is awesome to hear all of the positive posts here despite the market situation so far this year! Planning and re-planning provides comfort, and it makes me that much more diligent in my planning so I can hopefully have the same confidence level. Congratulations!
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Old 03-04-2020, 12:40 PM   #402
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I retired last month and as others here I over-saved and calculated and recalculated and ultimately positioned myself that if some black swan event occurred I could still be quite comfortable without having to touch my stock portfolio for the next five years to seven years.
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Old 03-04-2020, 10:08 PM   #403
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It is awesome to hear all of the positive posts here despite the market situation so far this year! Planning and re-planning provides comfort, and it makes me that much more diligent in my planning so I can hopefully have the same confidence level. Congratulations!
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One thing Iíve tried to teach myself is to not only have a plan but to trust in your plan. Iím still years away from retirement but I hope when it comes time for me to retire I will be comforted in knowing that I have a plan in place for the next stage of my life.

Congrats to everyone in the Class of 2020! It seems like all of you are trusting your owns plans and are not being deterred by the recent market correction.
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Old 03-05-2020, 04:54 AM   #404
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Handing in my laptop, cc, and badge tomorrow (Friday) at 11am. Then Iím done

Current market swings are irrelevant to our plan. We have 5 years of overfunded expenses in MM accounts. ACA starts on 4/1....that Ďgapí in coverage is a bit weird but COBRA fills in if needed Iím told.

The thing that makes me nervous is our OZ and NZ cruises that start in a week or so. No opportunity for refunds at this stage.

Canít wait for tomorrow . Today thereís a gathering of colleagues to wish us (wife also retiring from same Mega on same day) a happy retirement.
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Old 03-05-2020, 07:04 AM   #405
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Handing in my laptop, cc, and badge tomorrow (Friday) at 11am. Then Iím done

Current market swings are irrelevant to our plan. We have 5 years of overfunded expenses in MM accounts. ACA starts on 4/1....that Ďgapí in coverage is a bit weird but COBRA fills in if needed Iím told.

The thing that makes me nervous is our OZ and NZ cruises that start in a week or so. No opportunity for refunds at this stage.

Canít wait for tomorrow . Today thereís a gathering of colleagues to wish us (wife also retiring from same Mega on same day) a happy retirement.
You and the wife retiring the same day is fantastic.
Congrats and welcome to the best part of your life.
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Old 03-05-2020, 08:52 AM   #406
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You and the wife retiring the same day is fantastic.

Congrats and welcome to the best part of your life.


Thank you! Yes, it really is great. We have worked at the same companies since we graduated from the same college!?!?! (One of them was our own Ďcompanyí though ).
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Old 03-05-2020, 09:01 AM   #407
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Handing in my laptop, cc, and badge tomorrow (Friday) at 11am. Then Iím done

Current market swings are irrelevant to our plan. We have 5 years of overfunded expenses in MM accounts. ACA starts on 4/1....that Ďgapí in coverage is a bit weird but COBRA fills in if needed Iím told.

The thing that makes me nervous is our OZ and NZ cruises that start in a week or so. No opportunity for refunds at this stage.

Canít wait for tomorrow . Today thereís a gathering of colleagues to wish us (wife also retiring from same Mega on same day) a happy retirement.
Congratulations to you both!
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Old 03-05-2020, 04:50 PM   #408
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Your long-awaited LIST update is here! (Lots of updates!)

Congratulations to everyone that's "Made It" so far! Livin' the dream!

Class of 2020 (Un)Official list... (I like lists! ):
  • dingo - 1/2/2020 (Congrats! (snuck in front of Ergragg1)) {CHECK}
  • Erbragg1 - 1/3/2020 (Early bird... Teacher's pet... ) {CHECK}
  • Octogirl - 1/3/2020 {CHECK} (Getting shafted on part-time work?)
  • INTJ10 - 1/9/2020 {CHECK} (W*rking an overpaid temp job)
  • Out_the_Door - 1/24/2020 (Adjusted as favor to Boss) {CHECK}
  • idledancer - 1/27/2020 {CHECK}
  • nobodyspecial - 1/31/2020 {Waiting for Update...}
  • AS2019 - 2/14/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • Third Son - 2/29/2020 {CHECK}
  • target2019 - 2/28/2020 {Waiting for Update...}
  • nobody - 3/6/2020 {CHECK}
  • 51notout - 3/6/2020 (Two posts and counting!)
  • Maenad - 3/13/2020
  • Go-NoGo - 3/16/2020 (Definitely Go! )
  • georgemoe - 3/20/2020 (after 43 years!)
  • CoastboundPNW - 3/31/2020 (Filed and counting!)
  • DRC726 - 3/31/2020
  • mattwallace24 - 4/2020 (Placeholder between March & May)
  • Grimelowe - 4/3/2020 (45yo - Nice!)
  • jaharrer - 4/30/2020
  • Dalmore - 5/1/2020
  • HNL Bill - 5/1/2020 (Subject to change)(but It's gonna happen! )
  • Mountain skier - 5/2020
  • RobLJ - 5/15/2020 (Retiring the rest of the way! )
  • kingkarmann - 6/1/2020
  • OTDasap2020 - 6/1/2020
  • brainsagolfer - 6/1/2020 (maybe earlier?)
  • pdxgal - 6/30/2020 (Committed now! )
  • ugeauxgirl - 7/1/2020 (Class ringleader )
  • COcheesehead - 7/10/2020
  • wmackey - 7/10/2020
  • FlyFisher - 9/1/2020
  • L Carlisle - 9/1/2020 (MOSTly retiring...)
  • spikeykiller - 9/10/2020 (Say "NO!" to OMY! )
  • Unpaintedhuffhines - 10/1/2020 (RSU's FTW! )
  • Draggon - 11/1/2020 (Leaving 9/23/2020 w/PTO)
  • Mr. Vacation4us - 11/2/2020
  • f35phixer - 11/12/2020 (Not committed - likes their J*B!?)
  • ohiodep and the DW - 12/1/2020 (Leaving work 9/17/2020 on vacay!)
  • 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... )
  • RxMan - ??/20?? (Class of 2020 Official Stalker)

Anyone else want to post their target? Also, lemme know if I miss one.
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Old 03-06-2020, 10:55 AM   #409
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Old 03-06-2020, 02:00 PM   #410
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SWEET!! Congratulations!
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Old 03-06-2020, 02:45 PM   #411
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SWEET!! Congratulations!


Thank you! Canít describe how happy my wife and I are (she also retired today).

We both loved the company and work we did and all the people there but now we get a whole bunch of time back to do with what we want.

Itís breathtaking really.
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Old 03-06-2020, 09:10 PM   #412
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Thank you! Canít describe how happy my wife and I are (she also retired today).

We both loved the company and work we did and all the people there but now we get a whole bunch of time back to do with what we want.

Itís breathtaking really.
Awesome- congratulations to you. Keep us updated on how wonderful it is. I am slogging through the last tasks and need the encouragement.
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Old 03-06-2020, 11:25 PM   #413
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Next week I head off to Norway for ten days. When I get back it I will be on my final countdown.
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Old 03-07-2020, 05:01 PM   #414
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What should of been a great day was ruined. On Friday morning they disabled my badge, disabled my wireless access and HR never called me for my exit interview. Normally it's done by lunch then are free to leave, but for me I had to work all day and just left laptop and badge on my desk. Coworkers are just baffled by how they treated me after 19 years and 11 months.
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Old 03-07-2020, 05:13 PM   #415
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Nobody, What a thoughtless and unkind sendoff! But now you are free, a weekend spreads deliciously in front of you - and on Monday the weekend starts again. Free, free, free!

Here's the song I have for you:

"There's a lesson to be learned, and I've learned it very well."

What song would express your feelings?

"The morning sun is shining like a red rubber ball!"
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Old 03-07-2020, 05:19 PM   #416
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What should of been a great day was ruined. On Friday morning they disabled my badge, disabled my wireless access and HR never called me for my exit interview. Normally it's done by lunch then are free to leave, but for me I had to work all day and just left laptop and badge on my desk. Coworkers are just baffled by how they treated me after 19 years and 11 months.
I retired in 2019. My current director was happy to see me go and was getting twisted that the company president was taking so long to say how much I had done for the company. Just take it as a sign that you made the right choice.
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Old 03-07-2020, 11:47 PM   #417
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Done!
What should of been a great day was ruined. On Friday morning they disabled my badge, disabled my wireless access and HR never called me for my exit interview. Normally it's done by lunch then are free to leave, but for me I had to work all day and just left laptop and badge on my desk. Coworkers are just baffled by how they treated me after 19 years and 11 months.
Congrats!

Wow, if they disabled my badge & wireless access first thing, I'd take that as a sign and hit the door running, out by 9:00.
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Old 03-09-2020, 12:56 PM   #418
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Another small milestone reached - today is the first workday where my countdown calendar reads under 200 days...
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Old 03-09-2020, 01:42 PM   #419
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82 days here, but who's counting.
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Old 03-09-2020, 07:24 PM   #420
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Still planning retirement in late May. Added to Roth a few days ago. Reduced non-ira equity $ in case we buy a more expensive house.

Reduced AA 48/52 down to 36/64. After today's carnage not sure of AA....not going to look at my equities for awhile
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