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Forum: Life after FIRE 01-12-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,715
Posted By ATC Guy
Yes this is how I feel! Seeing what you wrote, I...

Yes this is how I feel! Seeing what you wrote, I never thought of it that way. I guess I don't feel comfortable seeking a therapist. I have brought it up in the past to my wife and she acted like...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-12-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,715
Posted By ATC Guy
So your advice would be to get in a time machine...

So your advice would be to get in a time machine and reverse my life because I have a personality conflict with my wife? Actually after reading several other people's constructive advice I feel a...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-12-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,715
Posted By ATC Guy
Let me clarify as a few people may have...

Let me clarify as a few people may have misunderstood me. I do not currently (and should not) relax. Ever. I have 2 young kids, trust me i dont need to be reminded that there is a lot to do, 24...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-11-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,715
Posted By ATC Guy
Worried About My Future FIRE Life

Hello all. A huge part of FIRE planning is deciding how you want to spend that time, or at least that's what I've gathered here over the years. I'm only 29, going on 30. With my current plans, I...
Forum: Young Dreamers 01-11-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 21,219
Posted By ATC Guy
Hey! I meet the very tail end of this. I'm 29,...

Hey! I meet the very tail end of this. I'm 29, 30 this year. I plan to retire and will be eligible in 2037 from my job as an air traffic controller with the FAA. Praying my pension benefits...
Forum: Young Dreamers 12-17-2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,275
Posted By ATC Guy
Hey I am a federal employee as well. Look into...

Hey I am a federal employee as well. Look into deferred retirement. It may allow you to leave federal service much earlier and still have your pension waiting for you at Age 62 or your minimum...
Forum: Young Dreamers 12-04-2016, 06:00 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,520
Posted By ATC Guy
Become an air traffic controller. Most of us...

Become an air traffic controller. Most of us make close to or over $100,000. Federal pension and TSP and many other benefits. No degree required. 8 hour days (10 max), and you never take your...
Forum: Young Dreamers 08-25-2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,184
Posted By ATC Guy
Thanks everyone! I just paid off the nearly...

Thanks everyone! I just paid off the nearly $7,000 on one card and have started automatic payments to have the 0% interest card paid off in full before the end of the 21 month promotional period.
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Forum: Young Dreamers 08-21-2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,974
Posted By ATC Guy
This is spot on. Couldn't have said it better.

This is spot on. Couldn't have said it better.
Forum: Young Dreamers 08-21-2016, 07:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,974
Posted By ATC Guy
I work with a bunch of people who all are...

I work with a bunch of people who all are required to retire early due to regulation. Even in that category there are some who couldn't imagine being done working in their late 40's-mid 50's. Blows...
Forum: Young Dreamers 08-21-2016, 07:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,184
Posted By ATC Guy
New Way Forward?

Hello everyone. I have been an avid follower and occasional poster on the forum. Recently we have had a few life changes and I'm not sure exactly what direction I'd like to go so I thought I'd post...
Forum: Young Dreamers 02-11-2016, 06:43 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 16,258
Posted By ATC Guy
This perspective helps a ton! Thank you. This...

This perspective helps a ton! Thank you. This is exactly how I feel most days with two under 2. Despite a stressful job, I dread going home and don't necessarily look forward to weekends, most of...
Forum: Young Dreamers 01-16-2016, 10:01 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 16,258
Posted By ATC Guy
To the person who suggested we stop the myth that...

To the person who suggested we stop the myth that having children is easy and the best thing that can happen, I had to laugh. Although a lot of truth in that, the human race may become extinct very...
Forum: Young Dreamers 01-16-2016, 09:59 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 16,258
Posted By ATC Guy
Wow so much great advice! Thank you so much to...

Wow so much great advice! Thank you so much to everyone. After hearing everyone's advice I think it boils down to the stage of life we are in with two very little kids. We ARE in survival mode but...
Forum: Young Dreamers 12-13-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 16,258
Posted By ATC Guy
This literally describes the majority of...

This literally describes the majority of individuals in air traffic control. We are a weird group of people.

Thank you to everyone for your advice. Writing this and reading your advice and...
Forum: Young Dreamers 12-12-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 16,258
Posted By ATC Guy
No that would no affect my medical clearance. My...

No that would no affect my medical clearance. My wife would think I'm crazy, though. And would, maybe rightfully so, be angry at the extra time I am taking for myself instead of helping out at home.
Forum: Young Dreamers 12-12-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 16,258
Posted By ATC Guy
She is extremely STUBBORN to the point of...

She is extremely STUBBORN to the point of exhaustion. Always has been. Which is how I think I've got to the point where I don't know what else to do. I try to explain how I feel to her, I ask for...
Forum: Young Dreamers 12-12-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 16,258
Posted By ATC Guy
Thanks everybody. I think my mind is a bit...

Thanks everybody. I think my mind is a bit cluttered right now and I'm sometimes having a hard time seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. We do have 2 kids under 2. Kuddos to those who did...
Forum: Young Dreamers 12-12-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 16,258
Posted By ATC Guy
Divorce?

Looking for advice. I daydream about divorce. Literally. My wife and I are going through a bit of a rough patch but it is more than that. I think I genuinely enjoy being alone. I am very...
Forum: Young Dreamers 09-13-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 64,336
Posted By ATC Guy
Air traffic controller for the Federal Aviation...

Air traffic controller for the Federal Aviation Admin. Did ATC for about 4 years in the USAF and got out and was immediately selected into the FAA. Gross about $82,000/yr now with shift...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-24-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,419
Posted By ATC Guy
My wife and I moved away from family about 5...

My wife and I moved away from family about 5 years ago when I joined the military. I got out last year and got a job only a couple hours away but it has still always felt temporary in my head like we...
Forum: Young Dreamers 05-23-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,506
Posted By ATC Guy
I work a lot of shift work, so my hours rarely...

I work a lot of shift work, so my hours rarely align with normal traffic flows, but it is not generally in a large city. All highway, any traffic usually only adds a 5-10 minute delay during rush...
Forum: Young Dreamers 05-23-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,506
Posted By ATC Guy
We are also considering renting for a year there...

We are also considering renting for a year there to see if it is tolerable. I just hate the idea of moving twice (once into the rentla, and again into a homoe we buy).
Forum: Young Dreamers 05-23-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,506
Posted By ATC Guy
Living an hour from work?

I will soon be transfering to a new location for my job. The job itself would be about a 50 minute drive on most days (all highway) from my hometown where both families (my wife and my own) live. We...
Forum: Young Dreamers 03-26-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,322
Posted By ATC Guy
No VSP. Wasn't even eligible. Just normal...

No VSP. Wasn't even eligible. Just normal separation.
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