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Re: Last Year - Pre Fire looking for advice
« Reply #50 on: March 14, 2017, 07:15:20 PM »
Interesting update on the "countdown" charts and paper chains everyone suggested.   There is a big project in it's final months at work and there is a wall chart related to it on the wall near my cube.  The title is "The Drive to Go Live".    Since I've been "outed" as retiring, I've made a joke that I'm making my own chart.  "The FIRE to Retire".  I'll put my countdown on that.   

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Re: Last Year - Pre Fire looking for advice
« Reply #51 on: March 15, 2017, 10:36:31 AM »
Interesting update on the "countdown" charts and paper chains everyone suggested.   There is a big project in it's final months at work and there is a wall chart related to it on the wall near my cube.  The title is "The Drive to Go Live".    Since I've been "outed" as retiring, I've made a joke that I'm making my own chart.  "The FIRE to Retire".  I'll put my countdown on that.

I'm a computer nerd.  I had a perl script that would give me a nice to-the-second time until FIRE.

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Re: Last Year - Pre Fire looking for advice
« Reply #52 on: August 19, 2017, 06:38:33 AM »
Hi, I just wanted to give everyone an update to close out this topic.   I retired on 7/7/2017.    So far it's actually been BETTER than I dreamed and I dreamed BIG.   So don't be afraid of it.  I find I have no desire at all to go back to a corporate job and the money part is working out better than expected.

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Re: Last Year - Pre Fire looking for advice
« Reply #53 on: August 19, 2017, 10:12:02 AM »
Awesome and CONGRATS!!

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Re: Last Year - Pre Fire looking for advice
« Reply #54 on: August 20, 2017, 01:33:39 AM »
Hi, I just wanted to give everyone an update to close out this topic.   I retired on 7/7/2017.    So far it's actually been BETTER than I dreamed and I dreamed BIG.   So don't be afraid of it.  I find I have no desire at all to go back to a corporate job and the money part is working out better than expected.

So good to hear! Fabulous news. Enjoy the next phase of your life :-)

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Re: Last Year - Pre Fire looking for advice
« Reply #55 on: August 20, 2017, 03:58:00 AM »
Great news!  Congratulations.

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Re: Last Year - Pre Fire looking for advice
« Reply #56 on: August 20, 2017, 03:10:51 PM »
So happy for you! Travel now if you want too because you never know. We have had friends die or become very disabled in 50's and 60's.  WE are taking 1-2 big trips a year in addition to small ones in the car.  You will really love having control over your time, activities, etc.   The last 5 years have been great.

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Re: Last Year - Pre Fire looking for advice
« Reply #57 on: August 22, 2017, 05:39:13 PM »
Fantastic! Congratulations. I've got 111 weeks left and it's going to be worth it.

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Re: Last Year - Pre Fire looking for advice
« Reply #58 on: September 13, 2017, 10:28:07 PM »
Hi, I just wanted to give everyone an update to close out this topic.   I retired on 7/7/2017.    So far it's actually been BETTER than I dreamed and I dreamed BIG.   So don't be afraid of it.  I find I have no desire at all to go back to a corporate job and the money part is working out better than expected.

I love every part of this!

Awesome! 

Thanks for updating us.  :)
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