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Old 07-01-2017, 11:51 AM   #1
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Well, the new chapter begins today, day one of my retirement. Starting with almost nothing in 1988, I must say I've come a long way. I've got the same feeling I had as a kid when my dad took the training wheels off my bike and I begged him to put them back on. No going back now.
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Very exciting. Celebrating Independence Day next week will have a whole new meaning for you.

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Old 07-01-2017, 12:10 PM   #6
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Well, the new chapter begins today, day one of my retirement. Starting with almost nothing in 1988, I must say I've come a long way. I've got the same feeling I had as a kid when my dad took the training wheels off my bike and I begged him to put them back on. No going back now.
Congratulations! I too started with literally nothing in the same year (1988) with just $200 and the clothes on my back. Pulled the trigger three years ago and have enjoyed every second since.
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Old 07-01-2017, 12:14 PM   #7
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Got a call from a former coworker last week. I know him, just not very well. So he wants to meet up and talk about what I know about retirement. Should take about 10 minutes.
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Got a call from a former coworker last week. I know him, just not very well. So he wants to meet up and talk about what I know about retirement. Should take about 10 minutes.
He's not a financial adviser by any chance, is he? If so, it could take a lot longer. Make sure he buys lunch if he is.
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He's not a financial adviser by any chance, is he? If so, it could take a lot longer. Make sure he buys lunch if he is.
No, he is looking for information about how he can retire too. I'm not sure how much help I can be. Lets see, live on less than you make, invest the difference. Do that for a very long time and presto.....retire. Easy as pie.
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Hi Oldbidness. Welcome aboard!

Maybe I cheated? I started counting yesterday...

Went to office around 10. Had late breakfast with a couple buddies, turned my cr*p in and hit the exit!
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Congratulations on your new found freedom. Keep us up to date on what you are doing in retirement. We love success stories!
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No, he is looking for information about how he can retire too. I'm not sure how much help I can be. Lets see, live on less than you make, invest the difference. Do that for a very long time and presto.....retire. Easy as pie.
He may find that lunch meeting very depressing if he doesn't have much saved.

Congratulations to you though!
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Congratulations sir. Take a little time to enjoy the beach, fresh air and your new life. You've earned it!
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Well, the new chapter begins today, day one of my retirement. Starting with almost nothing in 1988, I must say I've come a long way. I've got the same feeling I had as a kid when my dad took the training wheels off my bike and I begged him to put them back on. No going back now.


Nice analogy. Maybe make something out of training wheels. No going back...
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Congrats! Great way to end the week and move into the Holiday
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Congrats! I look forward to that day for me.
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Well, the new chapter begins today, day one of my retirement. Starting with almost nothing in 1988, I must say I've come a long way. I've got the same feeling I had as a kid when my dad took the training wheels off my bike and I begged him to put them back on. No going back now.
Congrats!

Suggest you record your activities of your 1st FIRE day. I did, and always enjoy reading it. My 3 yr FIRE anniversary was yesterday.

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Congratulations to you! Keep us posted on how this goes for you. My guess is you will love the freedom.
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