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Old 04-01-2020, 03:58 PM   #481
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So much irony here, isn't there?

I wanted to retire to get rid of my godawful commute - NOW: no commute

I wanted to retire in order to start some serious travel - NOW: no travel now for anyone for the most part.
So true!
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Old 04-01-2020, 04:06 PM   #482
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Do we all realize how lucky we are to take a hit so early in retirement? Most SORR failures happen at market peaks.
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Old 04-01-2020, 04:24 PM   #483
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Old 04-01-2020, 04:47 PM   #484
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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.

Hi Draggon,

Please add me to the 2020 class list. I was planning to retire mid-April and then the pandemic created too many unknowns for me. I closed on a lake home on March 20 but I can't move forward with selling my house until the quarantine eases up. I also will not be able to line up movers, etc. And, since my portfolio has taken a hit I decided not to rush into retirement just yet. I hope by the end of May, latest.
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Old 04-01-2020, 06:40 PM   #485
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So, I went on vacation to a 'safe' country last month. A month later, I'd lost ~1/3 of my investments, the ability to travel, and the ability to pay cash for a house in Hawaii. I've deferred my May date...may as well change it to TBD....OMY?
Sorry to hear that, HNL. Keep us posted! For now, I dropped you down to 12/31 just in case things change.
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Old 04-01-2020, 06:46 PM   #486
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To put it mildly, the world has changed a bit since the last update on 3/16/2020. Almost unbelievably.

That said, Your LIST update is here!

Congratulations to everyone that's "Made It" so far! Livin' the dream (although likely in isolation)!

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 {CHECK}
  • AS2019 - 2/14/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • Third Son - 2/29/2020 {CHECK}
  • target2019 - 2/28/2020 {CHECK}
  • HighFlight - 3/4/2020 {CHECK} (but not the easy way!)
  • nobody - 3/6/2020 {CHECK}
  • 51notout - 3/6/2020 {CHECK}
  • Maenad - 3/13/2020 {Waiting for Update...}
  • Go-NoGo - 3/16/2020 {CHECK}
  • georgemoe - 3/20/2020 (after 43 years!) {Waiting for Update...}
  • CoastboundPNW - 3/31/2020 {Waiting for Update...}
  • DRC726 - 3/31/2020 {Waiting for Update...}
  • Grimelowe - 4/3/2020 (45yo - Nice!)
  • jaharrer - 4/30/2020
  • mattwallace24 - 5/2020 (Placeholder)
  • Dalmore - 5/1/2020
  • Mountain skier - 5/2020 ("late May")
  • RobLJ - 5/15/2020 (Retiring the rest of the way! )
  • Ger0n1mo - 5/31/2020 (Hoping...)
  • 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!)
  • Lienlord - 7/1/2020 (fuzzy - due to pandemic!)
  • ugeauxgirl - 7/1/2020 (Class ringleader )
  • COcheesehead - 7/10/2020
  • wmackey - 7/10/2020
  • free2020 - 8/31/2020
  • FlyFisher - 9/1/2020
  • L Carlisle - 9/1/2020 (MOSTly retiring...)
  • spikeykiller - 9/10/2020 (Say "NO!" to OMY! )
  • GoBugGo - 9/25/2020
  • cnocmmz - 9/30/2020
  • 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!)
  • tinlizzy - 12/1/2020 (deferred from 6/1 - i.e. Plan B!)
  • Mrs. Vacation4us - 12/15/2020 (Mr. V cut in front of her!)
  • FLSUnFIRE - 12/31/2020 (date taken from "the end of the year")
  • HNL Bill - 12/31/2020 (deferred due to pandemic )
  • 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 04-01-2020, 06:49 PM   #487
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OP here:
My gosh...what a shocking downhill drop in just two weeks! If I had not retired on 12/1/2016 then at the peak I would have accumulated 4M. But today it would have been only 3M. I retired on 12/1/2016 also with 3M and today I've around 2.45M. I dont know whether it was a right decision or not but only time would tell either way. Just on 3/12, everything was financially well but two weeks that followed frightened me. Planning to stay the course on 60/40(which has now become 50/50 and will leave it there not re-balance) and check yearly.
Hey OP! You made me look, and sure enough, it was you back in 3/2013. I guess your plans changed since you bounced in 2016! A million here, a million there, it's all just dust in the wind eventually...
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Old 04-01-2020, 07:52 PM   #488
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Hey all! Strange times. I'm effectively done tomorrow. I did all my check-out stuff with my manager and HR today. All that is left is to mail my laptop back to them when the postage paid box arrives. 2 hours in the morning on the phone with my replacement (a friend), and then I'm officially done.

I've found out these past few days how much my colleagues, managers, and friends had planned for my "quitting party" It's a bit disappointing to not be able to gather together for a few drinks. food, and stories.

Either way, we'll be deep in the forest by Friday afternoon. Cheers!
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Old 04-04-2020, 08:36 AM   #489
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Hey all! Strange times. I'm effectively done tomorrow. I did all my check-out stuff with my manager and HR today. All that is left is to mail my laptop back to them when the postage paid box arrives. 2 hours in the morning on the phone with my replacement (a friend), and then I'm officially done.

I've found out these past few days how much my colleagues, managers, and friends had planned for my "quitting party" It's a bit disappointing to not be able to gather together for a few drinks. food, and stories.

Either way, we'll be deep in the forest by Friday afternoon. Cheers!
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Old 04-06-2020, 12:57 PM   #490
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We are still on Target unless I can convince DH to go sooner. Work is crazy stressful and things change on the daily. It’s just a matter of time before Covid 19 is upfront and personal. Trying to convince DH it’s ok to run and hide, we have done our time. November can’t come soon enough for me.
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Old 04-06-2020, 03:39 PM   #491
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I moved the date up, I will retire April 10. Just need to finish paperwork.
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Old 04-06-2020, 03:56 PM   #492
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I pulled the trigger on my scheduled date - the very day that DJIA made its single largest drop in history. So much for timing!
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Old 04-06-2020, 03:59 PM   #493
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I pulled the trigger on my scheduled date - the very day that DJIA made its single largest drop in history. So much for timing!
Based on your user name you had a 50-50 chance and zigged when you should have zagged.
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Old 04-06-2020, 05:56 PM   #494
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Based on your user name you had a 50-50 chance and zigged when you should have zagged.
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Old 04-06-2020, 06:43 PM   #495
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Hey class of 2020.

All my final paperwork has been submitted at work, my CEO has been notified and Iím just counting down the days until my May 1, 2020 retirement day.

Started as a wet behind the ears junior engineer in 1987 and ending my career as the principal in our division. It only took 33 years to get there!

Donít know about any of my classmates, but my happiest days were those very early years when I actually designed and constructed projects. These day my time is filled with personnel issues, proposals, and the bottom line profit margin. Not so much fun and even less job satisfaction.

Looking forward to a new chapter of life with my lovely wife on May 1, 2020.
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Old 04-07-2020, 09:43 AM   #496
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Hi All - Looks like I haven't updated on planned vs. actual. Yes, retired as planned 4/1. Like Grimelowe, there were a few retirement celebrations that either had to be canceled and one that happened remotely over video chat - strange times! While my style is not to have big send-offs, etc., the part I did miss was being able to give hugs to a few folks. The upside of course I did it (30 years) and that now my time is my own. Yes, having to 'hunker in the bunker' with my newfound freedom is odd, but enjoying doing more cooking, planting some veggies, etc until we are all free again to roam. My DH has two more years and then the adventures truly begin. Hope all of you 2020 classmates are doing well during this quarantine time!
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Old 04-07-2020, 03:14 PM   #497
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Started as a wet behind the ears junior engineer in 1987 and ending my career as the principal in our division. It only took 33 years to get there!

Donít know about any of my classmates, but my happiest days were those very early years when I actually designed and constructed projects. These day my time is filled with personnel issues, proposals, and the bottom line profit margin. Not so much fun and even less job satisfaction.

Looking forward to a new chapter of life with my lovely wife on May 1, 2020.
I can completely relate on all counts. I started as an assistant engineer (Associates Degree) back in 1989, finished my degree part-time, and am finishing as a manager of engineers. The good old days were definitely before my management move. Funny thing about it is, I have literally never applied for a management position...
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Old 04-08-2020, 11:59 AM   #498
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I can completely relate on all counts. I started as an assistant engineer (Associates Degree) back in 1989, finished my degree part-time, and am finishing as a manager of engineers. The good old days were definitely before my management move. Funny thing about it is, I have literally never applied for a management position...
Me too. Managing other people was the same as being a counselor of sorts for personal problems. A little bit would be Okay but not all of the time. The other real issue I had was what came from upstairs! My sense is that the fishing pond above is filled with mostly flesh eating fish. In my experience, management ranks tended to attract the worst elements. With very few exceptions. There is such a dearth of good leadership.

Much happier as an individual contributor and small team player.
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I started as an engineer back in '79 and have stayed the technical path. I can't stand useless meetings so, avoided management. Turned down a few offers for management positions.

In any case, I was planning to retire May 30, 2020 but, have decided to push it off for awhile until the economic picture gets a bit more clear. I worry about our kids losing their jobs, in which case we want to be in a position to help them out if we can. Best to keep my income for a bit longer.

Also, I changed my 401K contributions to 100% equities now! Time to buy low!
Still hoping/planning to retire in 2020 ... I'll say Oct 1 is a target.

How can I get my name added to the 2020 list?
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Old 04-10-2020, 10:00 AM   #500
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How can I get my name added to the 2020 list?
Welcome aboard, albireo13! Your post is all it takes. I usually update the list every couple weeks based on all the posts since the last list posting.
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