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Old 03-13-2019, 02:17 PM   #21
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I did just download one of those countdown apps the other day. Right now it says...
4 years, 1 month, 17 days, 7 hours, 54 minutes and 6 seconds...er 5 seconds, err.
Mine says 4 years, 5 months, 5 days, and 3 hours.

That's 5pm on Friday, Aug 18, 2023.
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Old 03-16-2019, 09:59 AM   #22
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Mine just hit 222 weeks yesterday!!! Woohoo!
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Old 03-16-2019, 12:38 PM   #23
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207 weeks here....or 1448 days!
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Old 05-13-2019, 09:21 AM   #24
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long time lurker with just a few posts. i am aiming for early 2023 as of now. I'm not as young as most of you but life has a way of putting a bump or 2 in the road along the way. Will be 64 but that will still be better than 67 lol
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Old 05-14-2019, 09:26 AM   #25
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I did just download one of those countdown apps the other day.
I recently upgraded my android phone and the old countdown app I had been using is no longer available. I found a new one called "Time Until" that I like a lot.
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Old 05-19-2019, 12:42 PM   #26
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Great, the thread is growing.

@Ellbaker, MRA at56.5, is that from the FERS?
Sorry for taking so long to respond but yes that is FERS.

My wife keeps sending me articles on how retiring early causes boredom. She hasn't worked a full time job since 2005 and is trying to talk me out of retiring??
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:52 AM   #27
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I'll be 60 in 2023, so that is my stretch goal retirement year. Sign me up for this Class!

My standard goal year is 2025...where I have a saying w DW which is "Survive until 2025!".
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Old 05-20-2019, 09:41 AM   #28
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Elle, sounds like she doesn’t want to share the space during the day)
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Old 05-20-2019, 02:22 PM   #29
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Welcome Aboard...to the noobs.

I may move mine up to 2022...but still solidly in this group until I get closer.
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Old 06-24-2019, 10:22 AM   #30
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Count me in, I'll be 55 by then.
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Old 06-24-2019, 12:05 PM   #31
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Wait for me! I want in. Just had another in-depth planning session with DW this am so we are all caught up. We reviewed i-orp, firecalc, Fidelity's planner, and the ACA cost estimator sites. We discussed the kids, parents, house, cars and travel plans.

2023 will probably be it! At most, we may use 2024 to replace cars, HVAC, and roof. However, I strongly prefer cutting the house loose with the old roof, HVAC, and replacing just 1 car. I have a "free" house on the family farm that needs about 50k and then it's good to go. Good gosh. I've been walking at least 6 inches off the floor since joining this site. Thanks to all.

We will be 56 and 53.
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Old 06-24-2019, 12:50 PM   #32
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What are the criteria for joining the class of 2023? Is reaching FI enough, or does one actually have to retire in that year?
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Old 06-25-2019, 05:51 AM   #33
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What are the criteria for joining the class of 2023? Is reaching FI enough, or does one actually have to retire in that year?
Good question. I was assuming it to be get off the treadmill-ratrace-hamster wheel..... you get the picture.
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Old 08-11-2019, 12:18 AM   #34
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I am planning being part of the class of 2023. My dh retired last month, so it may be hard to continue for 4 more years! in 2023, I will be 61.

We have a couple reasons I am planning to work until 2023.
1. My pension will increase significantly (by 50%).
2. I have good medical. When I retire, I get 4 years of medical paying as if I am full time (currently about $3500 per year. That will take me to Medicare. I am not sure if it covers dh (probably not). But he will be medicare eligible 2 months after I retire.
3. I currently like my job and because I work in education, I get about 12 weeks off a year. My typical work hours are 8-3. I have a hugely unique position which allows me a very flexible schedule. Because of a special CA law, I can reduce my workload to as low as a 50% contract and still accrue years for retirement as if I am working full time. I also pay for medical benefits as if I am full time. This year I reduced to a 90% contract, which gives me an additional 19 days per school year for long weekends and any other reason I may want a day off.
4. While dh likes to travel, he's not the type to want to be gone 2 or 3 months at a time. So taking a trip during my February and April breaks, and a longer trip in summer are perfect for him, with a few long weekends.

I look forward to following this group as we count down the days, months and years!
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Old 08-29-2019, 03:18 PM   #35
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What are the criteria for joining the class of 2023? Is reaching FI enough, or does one actually have to retire in that year?
My idea is to get out of the rat race.. Starting the count down and firming up our plan
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Old 10-09-2019, 08:48 AM   #36
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My idea is to get out of the rat race.. Starting the count down and firming up our plan
Agree on getting out of the rat race. Technically, I plan to semi retire in 2023 at 60. At 60, I will switch to a job without deadlines and stress. Maybe it will be full time, it may be part time. Do that from 60-65. I should have no debt, and it should be able to pay most of my bills without leaning on my savings too much. At 65, I'll activate SS, and quit the job, essentially replacing that income stream, then cruise from there!
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Old 01-12-2020, 12:57 AM   #37
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12/22/23

Sometime between 12/22/23 and 1/1/24, I will no longer be a working stiff. Of course, so far into the future I might actually be a stiff! As I tell my coworkers, death is just another form of retirement.

My last post was in the 2024 thread, but I feel more comfortable here as I do believe I will have the household fully ready late 2023 to be free free free.

I am currently looking to the 40% fixed part of the portfolio to meet our cash needs until age 70. DW will claim SS at 62, helping to stem the flow from our fixed income stash.

Anyway....I am here. Anyone else here?
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Old 01-12-2020, 02:38 AM   #38
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168 weeks for me, I hope! That is the earliest I can qualify for benefits from my present employer.
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Old 01-12-2020, 11:24 AM   #39
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Sometime between 12/22/23 and 1/1/24, I will no longer be a working stiff. Of course, so far into the future I might actually be a stiff! As I tell my coworkers, death is just another form of retirement.

My last post was in the 2024 thread, but I feel more comfortable here as I do believe I will have the household fully ready late 2023 to be free free free.

I am currently looking to the 40% fixed part of the portfolio to meet our cash needs until age 70. DW will claim SS at 62, helping to stem the flow from our fixed income stash.

Anyway....I am here. Anyone else here?


Iím right with you, 2023 is my planned exit date from mega Corp. of corse anything can happen between now and then but 2023 is my target RE date. Iíll be 55 by then.
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Old 01-12-2020, 12:07 PM   #40
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My company is shutting down some plants, finally found out my future. They are offering buy out, I plan on taking it. Spring of 23, one year severance pay. I will be 58 my DW will be 54. I'm hoping all of our planning will pay off. Current debt 2000k, 401k roughly 1 mil depending on market plus 3 years to continue adding. I make max contributions to 401, with employer contributions currently adding about 42k a year. I will receive about 1k a month pension I live in ND so plan on wintering in AZ time to avoid these cold winters.
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