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Forum: FIRE and Money 02-28-2020, 09:20 PM
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Posted By CindyBlue
+1

+1
Forum: Other topics 02-24-2020, 07:55 AM
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Posted By CindyBlue
I am so sorry to hear it...I loved reading his...

I am so sorry to hear it...I loved reading his posts. They are so thoughtful, and he told his stories with such gentle humor. Reading through his posts helped me greatly in making my own retirement...
Forum: Hi, I am... 01-07-2020, 09:54 PM
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Views: 1,584
Posted By CindyBlue
Woo hoo! Congratulations!

Woo hoo! Congratulations!
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-07-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,543
Posted By CindyBlue
40 years working a job I loved for all but the...

40 years working a job I loved for all but the last year or so...but still, I do know i'm lucky to get a pension at all (smile!)
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-02-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,543
Posted By CindyBlue
Wow, I wish I got that much (smile!)

Wow, I wish I got that much (smile!)
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-02-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,543
Posted By CindyBlue
That interesting...I got mine at the end of...

That interesting...I got mine at the end of December 2019 and the first month in which I qualify for the pension is January 2020...I under why they sent it early?
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-31-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,543
Posted By CindyBlue
I sure wish mine was cola'd but no such luck....

I sure wish mine was cola'd but no such luck. Still, I'm glad to have it!:)
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-31-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,543
Posted By CindyBlue
"I've never thought that they're paying me for...

"I've never thought that they're paying me for not working. I earned that $."

Yes, that's probably true, but I've not thought of it that way. I've not really thought about it at all most of my...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-30-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,543
Posted By CindyBlue
I'm still waiting for Social Security...have 14...

I'm still waiting for Social Security...have 14 months to go...sigh...meanwhile, I'm planning that my savings will get me through to that magic day.
My pension is not cola'd, so I know I'll have to...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-30-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,543
Posted By CindyBlue
I actually just have the receipt - it's direct...

I actually just have the receipt - it's direct deposit so I don't have the actual check in hand. But I think framing that receipt is a great idea! Thanks!
Whee!
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-30-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 46,630
Posted By CindyBlue
You can do it!!!

You can do it!!!
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-30-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,543
Posted By CindyBlue
Got my first pension check...

...this past Friday. Not enough to live on, but still...they are paying me for not working! Gotta love it!
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-30-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 46,630
Posted By CindyBlue
Congratulations, Mdlerth! Enjoy this day! And...

Congratulations, Mdlerth! Enjoy this day! And especially enjoy tomorrow, when you wake up and have your morning coffee and KNOW that you don't have to go anywhere that you don't want to - that day...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-13-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 46,630
Posted By CindyBlue
Oh, I relate!

I felt the same way...and still do, somewhat. I keep thinking that it's vacation and I'll have to go to work on Monday. I haven't, since the middle of August.

But lately I've been saying to my...
Forum: Hi, I am... 12-12-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,587
Posted By CindyBlue
This was my experience, also. Like you, I chose...

This was my experience, also. Like you, I chose my words carefully so I wasn't exacerbating the situation for everyone who had to stay behind (except in one case, but that was in private and boy, did...
Forum: Hi, I am... 12-12-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,587
Posted By CindyBlue
Things were getting worse and worse at work when...

Things were getting worse and worse at work when I retired, so when I gave notice in January for a June retirement, I decided that I was going to do everything I could to try to make things better...
Forum: Hi, I am... 12-02-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,334
Posted By CindyBlue
You are so right...that just sucks! Keeping you...

You are so right...that just sucks! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-02-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,928
Posted By CindyBlue
Congratulations! My hubby and I retired together...

Congratulations! My hubby and I retired together this year - it is so nice!
Forum: Other topics 11-15-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 11,274
Posted By CindyBlue
This time of year (the holidays) the butternut...

This time of year (the holidays) the butternut squash ravioli is my favorite Costco purchase. Boil them to cook, then toss them with butter and parmesan cheese...mmm, a meal made in heaven (smile!)...
Forum: Hi, I am... 11-01-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,367
Posted By CindyBlue
I have just spent the last couple of weeks...

I have just spent the last couple of weeks writing college letters of rec too...while they take a lot of time and effort, I will miss writing them when the last of the kids I taught graduate from...
Forum: Hi, I am... 10-31-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,367
Posted By CindyBlue
Yep, I'm one!

My hubby and I just retired together, both from teaching. Both of us have been in teaching since we were in our early 20s, and neither of us wanted to stop teaching until a switch just flipped for...
Forum: Hi, I am... 10-09-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,118
Posted By CindyBlue
I was where you are a few years ago (retired this...

I was where you are a few years ago (retired this past June) and one thing that made me feel better about my retirement from a financial perspective was that I transferred the amount of money I...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-11-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,995
Posted By CindyBlue
I agree, RockLife. Plus, I have to stop worrying...

I agree, RockLife. Plus, I have to stop worrying so much about things I cannot control...at least I have to try (smile!)
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-11-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,995
Posted By CindyBlue
Thank you so much everyone! I have called...

Thank you so much everyone! I have called Vanguard, and am trying to figure out what they said (smile!) I can move it to a more conservative account - right now, according to them, I'm on a sort of...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-25-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,995
Posted By CindyBlue
Not sure if I have access to more funds at...

Not sure if I have access to more funds at Vanguard...I never thought to ask about it until I started reading the advice you all are so kind as to be giving me. I will ask around! Thank you!
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