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Old 03-15-2020, 11:56 PM   #441
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Old 03-16-2020, 05:59 AM   #442
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Your LIST update is here!

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 {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 {CHECK}
  • nobody - 3/6/2020 {CHECK}
  • 51notout - 3/6/2020 {CHECK}
  • Maenad - 3/13/2020 {Waiting for Update...}
  • Go-NoGo - 3/16/2020 (Definitely Go! ) {Waiting for Update...}
  • 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 ("late May")
  • 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! )
  • TN Jim - 6/30/2020 (40 years is enough!)
  • 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! )
  • GoBugGo - 9/25/2020
  • cnocmmz - 9/25/2020
  • Unpaintedhuffhines - 10/1/2020 (RSU's FTW! )
  • bada bing - 10/1/2020 (Placeholder for now)
  • 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 03-16-2020, 06:00 AM   #443
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Handing in my laptop, cc, and badge tomorrow (Friday) at 11am. Then I’m done
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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.
Curious about this. Latest news seems that pretty much all cruising has been cancelled/postponed. Did yours, and if so, how did they handle it?

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Can’t wait for tomorrow . Today there’s a gathering of colleagues to wish us (wife also retiring from same Mega on same day) a happy retirement.
Now how cute is that?
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Old 03-16-2020, 06:07 AM   #444
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There are a couple of threads dedicated to COVID-19 and travel, both how it is impacting us and what policies are being implemented by industry providers.

https://www.early-retirement.org/for...tc-102586.html

https://www.early-retirement.org/for...102348-22.html
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Old 03-16-2020, 06:43 AM   #445
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Your LIST update is here!

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 {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 {CHECK}
  • nobody - 3/6/2020 {CHECK}
  • 51notout - 3/6/2020 {CHECK}
  • Maenad - 3/13/2020 {Waiting for Update...}
  • Go-NoGo - 3/16/2020 (Definitely Go! ) {Waiting for Update...}
  • 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 ("late May")
  • 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! )
  • TN Jim - 6/30/2020 (40 years is enough!)
  • 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! )
  • GoBugGo - 9/25/2020
  • Unpaintedhuffhines - 10/1/2020 (RSU's FTW! )
  • bada bing - 10/1/2020 (Placeholder for now)
  • 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.
Please add me to your list for 9/30/2020
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Old 03-16-2020, 06:52 AM   #446
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Please add me to your list for 9/30/2020
Done! (I was still able to edit the post above). And welcome to the Class of 2020.
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Old 03-16-2020, 07:56 AM   #447
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Congratulations! (again!)







Curious about this. Latest news seems that pretty much all cruising has been cancelled/postponed. Did yours, and if so, how did they handle it?







Now how cute is that?


Dragon...thanks

We were able to cancel our b2b2b celebrity cruises for full “refund”...about 75% is future cruise credit. Don’t have a problem with that. We like cruising and have 10 booked (small deposits paid) for 2021/22 all on celebrity. I don’t see the cruise industry (at least not RCL) going to the wall before we can use the credits. It was very easy to cancel.

Got full refunds for the flights to/from Oz and also a summer trip to UK that we used miles for. All were with Delta. This was easy to cancel too.

Having trouble with the hotel in Sydney that I booked, and paid In full, via Delta last April. It was non-refundable but the hotel has since said they will refund. However, I cannot get hold of anyone at delta to talk to about this. The number says “technical difficulties”.
I’ve learned my lesson with this one...I won’t use an airline to book a hotel again 🤦

Enjoying retirement so far.
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Old 03-16-2020, 08:04 AM   #448
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Well, our first full week of retirement is in the books

Probably not the best first week of retirement anyone has had...

Coronavirus becomes a big deal in US...
stock market drops quite a bit...
looks like recession is here for a while...
kids are coming back from college ...
6 week retirement vacation cancelled...

But, I’m sitting having espresso followed by tea chatting with DW on Monday morning when I could have been in work...retirement is great
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Old 03-16-2020, 03:47 PM   #449
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Done! (I was still able to edit the post above). And welcome to the Class of 2020.
Oops... Copy/Paste error & I got the date wrong... I'll correct it next time...
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Old 03-16-2020, 03:48 PM   #450
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Well, our first full week of retirement is in the books

Probably not the best first week of retirement anyone has had...

...retirement is great
Great attitude 51. I think the worst thing on your list has to be the kids coming back from college unexpectedly...
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Old 03-16-2020, 09:09 PM   #451
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Sorry everyone. I should've reported back sooner.

I punched out 1/31/2020, and headed towards what I thought was a long relaxing retirement. Been at the vacation house in Mexico for the last two months, watching my financial worth decrease by a third. I figure I have enough cash to hold out for 2-3 years, but I'm seriously considering going back into the mines if the trend downward continues. This is painful to watch.
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Old 03-16-2020, 09:56 PM   #452
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I retired last year at 56. Last week I told my daughter, don’t let my aches and pains fool you, retirement is my favorite phase of life so far. I love the stress free life!
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Old 03-17-2020, 07:00 AM   #453
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Was hoping for a summer departure, putting that off until the end of the year given the recent haircut to my portfolio and uncertainty in the state of the world economy. This will allow me to buy into the market a bit with a bit more cashflow and still end the year with my targeted cash balance. Very secure gov't job and may get a bit of a sabbatical by working from home some soon (not much I can realistically do from home) to take away a bit of the pain of staying a bit longer. Not stressed; stepping back it is pretty interesting to watch history being made... sucks that I'm adjusting plans, but it's even interesting seeing how much NW I have lost in such a short time and how I'm pretty nonchalant about it... especially given the very real impact to my plans.

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Old 03-17-2020, 11:30 AM   #454
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Another quick update. I resigned from my government job Jan 9th. Been working on a lucrative temp assignment that ends this week. The government organization that I retired from in January was just "activated" to help with the current coronavirus situation. They need extra help immediately and it will take a while to hire and train. So, I am going back next week to help them get over the hump. Their mission is to help people impacted so it is for a good cause.
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Old 03-17-2020, 04:43 PM   #455
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As my handle suggests my plan is to “retire “ this August 31. I would like to feel a bit more comfortable than I am currently given the scare right now but I am going to pull the plug on work as planned. We’ve saved up around 2M and frugality is nothing new to us. If a part time job is warranted should the economy go into the dumpster thru the summer, I’ll make that call when the data presents itself.
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Old 03-17-2020, 05:27 PM   #456
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Your LIST update is here!

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 {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 {CHECK}
  • nobody - 3/6/2020 {CHECK}
  • 51notout - 3/6/2020 {CHECK}
  • Maenad - 3/13/2020 {Waiting for Update...}
  • Go-NoGo - 3/16/2020 (Definitely Go! ) {Waiting for Update...}
  • 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 ("late May")
  • 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! )
  • TN Jim - 6/30/2020 (40 years is enough!)
  • 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! )
  • GoBugGo - 9/25/2020
  • cnocmmz - 9/25/2020
  • Unpaintedhuffhines - 10/1/2020 (RSU's FTW! )
  • bada bing - 10/1/2020 (Placeholder for now)
  • 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.
Please add me to the list
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Old 03-17-2020, 06:41 PM   #457
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I'll be done once I meet with, and introduce my clients to the people taking over their accounts. Unfortunately today corporate threw a wrench in the plan. Face to face meetings with clients are prohibited for who knows how long. It's going to take longer than I thought. A month or two delay at least.
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Old 03-18-2020, 04:38 AM   #458
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Another quick update. I resigned from my government job Jan 9th. Been working on a lucrative temp assignment that ends this week. The government organization that I retired from in January was just "activated" to help with the current coronavirus situation. They need extra help immediately and it will take a while to hire and train. So, I am going back next week to help them get over the hump. Their mission is to help people impacted so it is for a good cause.
I know this means a delay in your full retirement but thanks for going back to work for the purpose of helping people during this crisis.
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Old 03-18-2020, 01:34 PM   #459
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Target was 4/30/2020. Got moved up to 3/4/2020 when I had a stroke. Since I was a heavy jet pilot for a private company, the FAA revoked my medical for at least 2 years. 59.5 yo; here we go!
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Old 03-18-2020, 02:15 PM   #460
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Target was 4/30/2020. Got moved up to 3/4/2020 when I had a stroke. Since I was a heavy jet pilot for a private company, the FAA revoked my medical for at least 2 years. 59.5 yo; here we go!
Welcome. I hope you make a speedy recovery!
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