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Old 11-24-2020, 10:26 AM   #741
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I began my golden phase this week last year. Water is fine, just a bit shaken up by Covid quarantine but I never regretted the decision. Congratulations to all!
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Old 11-24-2020, 10:41 AM   #742
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With all of you retiring in 2020 there won't be enough workers to take all those jobs! Lol

Congratulations to all of you and best wishes to a happy retirement.
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Old 12-01-2020, 06:25 PM   #743
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First official day of retirement has been spent in the cold and dark. Winter storm Jenny knocked our power out at 0430 hrs and First Energy says maybe by 2300 hrs on Wednesday they possibly might have almost everyone re connected. Had to blow the driveway out 3 times today to add to the fun.

Retirement off to a great start.
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Old 12-01-2020, 06:37 PM   #744
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First official day of retirement has been spent in the cold and dark. Winter storm Jenny knocked our power out at 0430 hrs and First Energy says maybe by 2300 hrs on Wednesday they possibly might have almost everyone re connected. Had to blow the driveway out 3 times today to add to the fun.

Retirement off to a great start.
Oh dear, I'm sorry to hear this. Look at it this way - there's no where to go but up from here, right? Things can only get better! Here's hoping they restore your power even sooner than their estimate.
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Old 12-02-2020, 07:30 PM   #745
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First, thanks to Draggon for providing updates to the class of 2020 list! It's quite an effort going through 40 some pages of post!!

Here's my update. I'm not a class of 2020 any more.

The pandemic has made this decision for me. My plan is now to transition into retirement instead of "switching off" work. I'll be working 4 days weeks starting January, and then 3-days and 2...Hopefully sometime during 2022, I'm done. Perhaps a bit sooner but that'll depend on a couple of things, financial and family consideration.
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Old 12-02-2020, 08:26 PM   #746
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So I join the Class of 2020 on Dec 31. Originally was planning on June 15 but held off due to COVID uncertainty.
Should have stuck with the original plan as the past 5.5 months have drug on. Luckily, was working a 4 day a week schedule. Good luck to all those in this distinguished class!
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Old 12-02-2020, 09:04 PM   #747
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I’ve read all the recent posts and just want to say, “Welcome to Retirement”!!

I retired in April and life is very good. Enjoy!
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Old 12-03-2020, 06:07 AM   #748
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I achieved financial independence in 20 years time at the age of 53. At that point, I went part-time for two years to phase into retirement since it was so overwhelming being I was barely 56 years old. Then I finally retired this year on September 1st. After I pushed myself as far as I could go and after having a very prosperous year, I knew it was time. I knew whatever time I had left to live was more valuable than any fear I had of the unknown. I thought it would take me longer by at least three more years but it couldn't have come at a more needed time and I am grateful. It's so nice to take the dogs out on a freezing cold morning and come back inside to a warm house instead having to start the car and go to work!
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Old 12-05-2020, 07:43 AM   #749
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I achieved financial independence in 20 years time at the age of 53. At that point, I went part-time for two years to phase into retirement since it was so overwhelming being I was barely 56 years old. Then I finally retired this year on September 1st. After I pushed myself as far as I could go and after having a very prosperous year, I knew it was time. I knew whatever time I had left to live was more valuable than any fear I had of the unknown. I thought it would take me longer by at least three more years but it couldn't have come at a more needed time and I am grateful. It's so nice to take the dogs out on a freezing cold morning and come back inside to a warm house instead having to start the car and go to work!
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Old 12-05-2020, 03:56 PM   #750
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Congrats to all the recent retirees and everyone in the Class of 2020! It motivates me to see all of you go through with your plans even in such an unusual year. I hope you all have the retirement you’ve dreamed of having and thanks for helping to motivate those of us still working!
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Old 12-11-2020, 04:15 PM   #751
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MADE IT!!!! My last day was today. 34 years at the same place of employment: how often does that happen these days? Lots of ups and downs but overall a very good run. I feel blessed to have had a great career, and exceptionally blessed to be retiring from it while still young(ish) and healthy. Life is good.
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Old 12-11-2020, 04:26 PM   #752
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Congrats. what's your age?
I retired in Sept at 64 after 35 yrs at megacorp.
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Old 12-11-2020, 06:53 PM   #753
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MADE IT!!!! My last day was today. 34 years at the same place of employment: how often does that happen these days? Lots of ups and downs but overall a very good run. I feel blessed to have had a great career, and exceptionally blessed to be retiring from it while still young(ish) and healthy. Life is good.
Congratulations! Welcome to the 2020 club! I went for 43 years. A little stroll.
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Old 12-11-2020, 07:42 PM   #754
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Congratulations to all in the Class of 2020. I am in this Class.
I retired this summer but was asked to work/cover over holidays due to COVID healthcare staffing shortages.
It s just for 8 weeks so I don't mind.
I know I'll be back to my retirement life soon, you know, spending an hour with coffee in the morning.....Reading......
DH and I are restoring a 2006 Airstream and look forward to traveling in 2021 !
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Old 12-17-2020, 02:17 PM   #755
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Was in class of 2018 but made the error of going back at the end of 2019 after nearly 2 years retired. Should never have done it.

Finally got out for good 5th June. Done. Age 48 - 2020!!

Also answered the burning question, does working for a friend make a difference to the working environment? Answer was no which was learnt after 2 weeks back working..oh well.

Happier and more thankful than ever. No questions unanswered and Covid re-iterated the importance of being retired and not taking it all for granted, life is short..

Congratulations to the class of 2020!!
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Old 12-30-2020, 09:55 AM   #756
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Alas, I am taking just a bit longer to graduate than I had anticipated. Company stock along with RSUs (and some other stuff) pushed me to target October 1, 2021 as my new end date, which as far as I'm concerned, is as firm as anything right now. Income and RSUs through October will give me enough to generate about another $1,500/month in retirement. If the BS meter stays in the red too long, I'll depart before October 1.

So, congrats to the class of 2020 - you have earned it. I won't be joining you just yet, but in 275 days I will be pulling the ripcord (maybe sooner).
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Old 12-31-2020, 08:37 AM   #757
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Congrats to the Class of 2020 and to those that thought they’d be in the class but had to change their plans- that take courage to change your plans. It’s been quite a year and it was encouraging for me to see all of you executing your plans to transition towards that next phase of your lives.

Thank you all for your updates. It was motivation for me to keep going knowing that one day I’ll hopefully be lucky enough to join you. I hope retirement is everything you’ve dreamed it would be and I hope you will update the rest of us going forward on how you’ve enjoyed your time after retiring.

Congrats everyone in the Class of 2020 and Happy New Year everyone!
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Old 12-31-2020, 09:52 AM   #758
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Congratulations, graduating (and graduated) seniors!

If your plans were delayed, we will gladly take you in the next class: https://www.early-retirement.org/for...1-a-71945.html
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Old 12-31-2020, 02:45 PM   #759
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Congrats to all of my former classmates that graduated. Still hoping/planning for this summer. Just adjusted my tax withholding and TSP contributions in anticipation (enough to get matching only and stockpile a bit more cash prior to pulling the plug). Hopefully the world regains some sanity next year so I can feel more confident... can't keep doing OMY.


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Old 12-31-2020, 04:39 PM   #760
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Officially joined the class of 2020 today with my severance ending, though I haven’t worked since March. Retiring into a pandemic wasn’t in my plans. Huge thanks to this ER forum and the Bogleheads forums for getting us here in good financial shape. Hoping 2021 is a very healthy and calm year, looking forward to getting back out in the world.
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