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Old 06-11-2020, 07:26 PM   #581
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Congratulations! I wish you the best. As of tomorrow I have four weeks left.
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Old 06-12-2020, 08:02 AM   #582
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As of today, I am done and done!

Tomorrow starts the first day of the rest of my life!
Welcome to your new life.

Congratulations

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Old 06-13-2020, 08:57 AM   #583
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As of today, I am done and done!

Tomorrow starts the first day of the rest of my life!
Awesome, Dalmore! Congratulations!
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Old 06-14-2020, 10:27 AM   #584
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Agree - congrats to all the recent retirees! It is an amazing new chapter. And to those about to, come on in, the water's fine!
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Old 06-15-2020, 05:58 AM   #585
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The world keeps changing around this pandemic. We're learning more and more every day and still don't seem to be a whole lot closer to knowing how this all ends. But, I'm hopeful our brilliant scientists will figure this out and the world will find some level of normalcy.

On a brighter note, Your LIST update is here! We have lots of updates (i.e. December's getting busy! ) and several additions to the 2020 Class, so please welcome them aboard the train!

PLEASE NOTE: I went back through the forum and added "Announcement" links to all who notified us of their successful retirement. If you find an error, please let me know as this is a bit of a tedious cut & paste task! Also, if you'd like your Announcement to point somewhere else, let me know - I can do that, too! LoL - I also just found out that there is a limit of 15 emoticons per post - so no more smilies from me!!

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! ):
Trivia Item: (The Birth of The List)
  • dingo - 1/2/2020 (Congrats! (snuck in front of Ergragg1)) {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • Erbragg1 - 1/3/2020 (Early bird... Teacher's pet... ) {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • Octogirl - 1/3/2020 {CHECK} (Completing part-time assignment 5/12/20) (Announcement) (Update)
  • INTJ10 - 1/9/2020 {CHECK} (W*rking an overpaid temp job) (Announcement)
  • Out_the_Door - 1/24/2020 {CHECK}(Announcement)
  • idledancer - 1/27/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • nobodyspecial - 1/31/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • AS2019 - 2/14/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • Third Son - 2/29/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • target2019 - 2/28/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • HighFlight - 3/4/2020 {CHECK} (but not the easy way!) (Announcement)
  • nobody - 3/6/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • 51notout - 3/6/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • Maenad - 3/13/2020 {Waiting for Update...}
  • Go-NoGo - 3/16/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • georgemoe - 3/20/2020 (after 43 years!) {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • CoastboundPNW - 4/1/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • Grimelowe - 4/3/2020 (45yo - Nice!) {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • TN Jim - 4/10/2020 (Earlier than expected; nice!) {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • Born2Fish - 4/16/2020 (Hey, I'm here and retired!) {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • jaharrer - 4/30/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • 1242Vintage - 4/30/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • Dalmore - 5/1/2020 {Waiting for Update...}
  • Lucie's Husband - 5/9/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • RobLJ - 5/19/2020 (Retiring the rest of the way! ) {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • Mountain skier - 5/21/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • Ger0n1mo - 5/31/2020 (Hoping...)
  • mattwallace24 - 5/2020 (Placeholder)
  • brainsagolfer - 6/1/2020 (maybe earlier?)
  • pdxgal - 6/30/2020 (Committed now! )
  • roadtripper - 6/30/2020 ("Irreversible" - I like that!)
  • ugeauxgirl - 7/1/2020 (Class ringleader )
  • firewhen - 7/1/2020 (Finally got the nudge they needed!)
  • Lienlord - 7/1/2020 (fuzzy - due to pandemic!)
  • DRC726 - 7/1/2020 (Placeholder - pandemic delay)
  • kingkarmann - 7/6/2020 (PTO starting 6/1!)
  • COcheesehead - 7/10/2020
  • wmackey - 7/10/2020
  • OTDasap2020 - 7/31/2020 (A sap? )
  • 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
  • bada bing - 9/30/2020 (Landed a great package!)
  • Unpaintedhuffhines - 10/1/2020 (RSU's FTW! )
  • albireo13 - 10/1/2020 (Playing it cautiously...)
  • 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 )
  • cnocmmz - 12/31/2020 (deferred due to pandemic )
  • Magoo30 - 12/31/2020
  • retire202052 - 12/2020 (I may have figured out the pattern of your UserID )
  • Marita40 - 12/2020
  • 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.
I'm not officially on the list because I didn't think I would retire in 2020 at the age of 41, but due to the Covid-19 outbreak, I was forced to move back to the U.S. with my family in Feb of 2020. I resigned from my job as I couldn't manage the Asia operations of the company while sitting in the U.S.

We moved to PA, and live comfortably off our rental income that we purchased out of Florida in 2009 and 2010. I have two young daughters and our family of 4 are very happy we made the move. I will never work a full time job again. I hated the corp world and all of the politics and fake personalities. I'll dabble in Real estate investing as I sold much of my portfolio in Feb right before we moved.
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Old 06-15-2020, 06:41 AM   #586
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5 work days (nights actually) to go....get off June 24th morning... then vacation until August 1 retirement date! I plan to have fireworks and a "smash the alarm clock" event!
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Old 06-15-2020, 08:06 AM   #587
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Congrats to all of the recent and "soon-to-be" retirees!
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Old 06-15-2020, 09:57 AM   #588
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OK, my original date was end of May, 2020. Then with the pandemic, I delayed that
through the end of the year (likely plan).
Now, my gut is saying September! I have emotionally convinced myself now.

So, will talk with a few folks first but, at this point it is September (early/late?).


I'd rather not retire into the Winter season. Plus, my BS bucket is overflowing.
I could last until end of the year I bet but, I would be mostly sleep walking through the last few months … not thinking I need the money that badly.
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Old 06-20-2020, 06:39 AM   #589
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OK, update. Ran the numbers and talked with wife, and a few money savvy folks.
Target date is Sept 4 (Friday) as last day. Plan to give 1 months notice which means giving notice beginning of August! I am pumped!!

Now, to crunch through the last few months.
Working is heating up, along with the stress right now. I am just not into the fighting fires anymore.

11 work weeks left!
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Old 06-20-2020, 06:56 AM   #590
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Aiming for 1-Jan-21.

Depending upon effect of Interest Rates have on Lump Sum Amount - could be 1-Dec-20.

We will know for certain in early to mid Oct when the Interest rates are published.

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Old 06-20-2020, 07:15 AM   #591
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T minus 20 days and counting....

I am sure I overlooked something, but having been on this path since 2015, I can’t be anymore ready than I am. Cars, houses, insurance, accounts, informing people, making plans, getting rid of work clothes - buying more active wear, you name it, I think I have it covered.
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Old 06-20-2020, 08:15 AM   #592
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T minus 20 days and counting....

I am sure I overlooked something, but having been on this path since 2015, I canít be anymore ready than I am. Cars, houses, insurance, accounts, informing people, making plans, getting rid of work clothes - buying more active wear, you name it, I think I have it covered.
In my opinion, overlooking something(s) is to be expected. The future is an unknown. Stocks may climb. Stocks may fall. All you can do is build some contingencies into your plan and hope for the best.

I still need to clear my closet and get rid of all those nasty w*rk clothes. Thanks for the reminder!
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Old 06-20-2020, 02:55 PM   #593
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All Done!

School ended last Friday and I got my estimated retirement benefits statement today. So I guess this is really happening!

I would be a bit happier if my side gigs were not being a travel agent and renting a vacation property but we'll be fine. It won't hit me until the fall when school starts, but WOW!
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Old 06-23-2020, 06:50 PM   #594
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Add me please!

35 more working days till retirement. Lots to do in the mean time getting ready. Yahhhh!
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Old 06-24-2020, 02:20 PM   #595
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16 days to go. Had three little projects my boss wanted before I leave. I actually did them today, but will send them in closer to departure date.
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Old 06-24-2020, 06:12 PM   #596
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Tonight is my last night (or Day) at work...... vacation until retirement day - August1.... You wait a ling time and BOOM... it is here!
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Old 06-26-2020, 08:28 PM   #597
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Congrats to all the recent retirees! Good luck to everyone who is retiring soon! Must be a great feeling.
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Old 06-26-2020, 10:32 PM   #598
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Congrats to all the recent retirees! Good luck to everyone who is retiring soon! Must be a great feeling.
It is! The water is great! Jump in when you can.
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Old 06-27-2020, 04:35 AM   #599
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I do not retire until end of Dec and not Jul as listed.
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Old 06-27-2020, 04:50 AM   #600
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A bit of a spur of the moment decision; but, I'm giving notice on July 27th I'm leaving on August 28th.

I feel beat up. I need to get out.
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