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Old 10-17-2018, 03:00 PM   #61
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My last planned work day is 12/31/19 and I'm considering myself part of the class of 2020.

I'd rather be first in the class than last!
I agree with that sentiment.
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Old 01-03-2019, 07:52 PM   #62
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My last planned work day is 12/31/19 and I'm considering myself part of the class of 2020.

I'd rather be first in the class than last!
Did you do it? How is it going? Update please!
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Old 01-03-2019, 08:03 PM   #63
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Did you do it? How is it going? Update please!
Not yet! 12/31/19
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Old 01-03-2019, 08:28 PM   #64
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They’ll get back to you in about a year.
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Old 01-03-2019, 08:45 PM   #65
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LOL- I posted that post wine. Please excuse- at least his/her countdown timer says less than 365 days. Mine says 395...
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Old 01-03-2019, 08:50 PM   #66
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At least I am down to the point where I can say,” I am retiring next year.”
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Old 01-03-2019, 09:11 PM   #67
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LOL- I posted that post wine. Please excuse- at least his/her countdown timer says less than 365 days. Mine says 395...
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Old 01-04-2019, 02:47 PM   #68
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I can almost see the end. Its next year.

I just bought my retirement truck.

We will make the move to our new/more moderate climate LCOL area home later this year. I will commute back to w*rk and keep a small apartment in the city until my obligations are over in 2020.

The finances are all in order. I went with a bond tent strategy to deal with sequence risks. Its actually paying off since I bought a lot over the last year and they've been going up with the drop in rates. I managed a small gain in 2018 in spite of everything.

From here I am going to dollar cost average my interest, dividends and new money back into more equites to get to my long term AA.

The big question mark is health insurance. We'll have coverage until the end of 2021. I've talked to several brokers and I know what we'd have to pay today for coverage, but all of that will change by 2021 anyway. There's plenty in the budget to cover it.

Looking forward to travel, adventure, bicycling, hiking, learning, teaching and having new routines.
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Old 02-01-2019, 07:34 AM   #69
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My last day at work will be January 22, 2020. My company gives us a lot of paid time off at the end of the year, plus 2 floating holidays on January 1 and MLK day on Jan 20. By staying until mid January instead of leaving in December, I get 2 extra weeks of holiday/vacation pay. I plan to give notice right after the first of the year. I will have been here 17.5 years. DW retired two years ago and works PT from home 10 hours per week.
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Old 02-02-2019, 06:41 AM   #70
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If my company continues to be the veritable cesspool to work for that it is right now, I don't think I'll make it to 2020 (my original date), much less 2022 (my current plan).
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Old 02-04-2019, 06:35 AM   #71
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My countdown calendar says 364 days this morning!
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Old 02-04-2019, 09:56 AM   #72
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I don't seem to get anything right. I was "scheduled" for October 2018 but have now deferred to October 2020 (on my 62nd birthday). I've got a few more things to do work-wise to but a bow on my career and my job isn't very stressful so it's attractive compensation for what I do. While I once thought that I'd have much to do when I retired, my interests have changed some and I'm concerned about being bored. I know that I'll need to be more active. DW and I are considering relocating and not sure where we want to be when we grow up. Money shouldn't be an issue for us so my top priority needs to be fitness (to prolong health) and a plan for the future to keep things interesting for DW and me.
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Old 02-04-2019, 10:19 AM   #73
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I'm planning the end of summer 2020. Can't hardly wait!!!
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Old 02-04-2019, 10:28 AM   #74
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September of 2020!! Age 55 Can't wait!!!
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Old 02-06-2019, 09:26 PM   #75
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Part of my count down is the last time list. Last week it was buying my last pair of steel toe boots. This week last set of tires for the work truck. Whats next?
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My countdown calendar says 364 days this morning!
I think I'll be retiring just two days before you. Can't wait!
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Old 02-07-2019, 01:22 AM   #77
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I am planning for the end of March, 2020. Trying not to check my countdown clock daily, but it is hard not to!
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Old 02-07-2019, 01:49 AM   #78
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I took Voluntary MOdified Employment in 2015 (work online about 15 hours in Fall/Spring for half of my salary) and moved with DW from Houston to Reno, but the gig should run out in May 2010.

So I feel half in the class of 2015 and half in 2020. It's fun watching all of you progress, whichever class I'm "in."
Been enjoying the hell out of it --retired, semiretired, or whatever I am.
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I had an "Oh @#$%" moment yesterday. (You may insert your exclamation of choice here)

I hired my replacement yesterday and felt a moment (ok more than a moment) of panic. No backing out now. I went back and read some of my old posts, and felt a little better. It's scary though. Like walking to the end of the high dive and realizing it's much higher than you thought. Anyone else experience this?
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I had an "Oh @#$%" moment yesterday. (You may insert your exclamation of choice here)

I hired my replacement yesterday and felt a moment (ok more than a moment) of panic. No backing out now. I went back and read some of my old posts, and felt a little better. It's scary though. Like walking to the end of the high dive and realizing it's much higher than you thought. Anyone else experience this?
I get a few shockwaves of panic through my brain, usually at about 2 in the morning, but they pass.
I focus on all the things I want to do, knowing that my time on this earth is limited. I run FireCalc just to reassure myself and I think, what am I worried about?
Comfort is cozy, discovery can be scary, but also really exciting.
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