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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #350 on: September 13, 2016, 04:34:44 AM »
For those who were wondering the trick was to us a [ font=courier ] tag followed by a [ / font ] tag.   Just remove the extra spaces so it looks this.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #351 on: September 13, 2016, 08:17:03 AM »


MrsWhipple       (at 32) January 1, 2017 
FIRE me                  January 3, 2017
Metta            (at 55) January 3, 2017 
Zineth                   January 17, 2017
MarciaB          (at 55) January 31, 2017
rahby1us                 January 31, 2017
easypeasy        (at 35) March 15, 2017   
Myhotrs          (at 38) March 31, 2017   
oblivion                 March 31, 2017
Zephyr911                April 1, 2017
Threshkin        (at 59) April 15, 2017   
Jojo                     April 28, 2017
MandyM           (at 38) May 1, 2017     
Mrs. Pomodoro            May 1, 2017
Rachael                  May 21, 2017
RedmondStash             May 31, 2017
Jack06           (at 42) June 1, 2017     
Fairviewite              June 1, 2017
Romag                    June 1, 2017
SwordGuy         (at 59) June 6, 2017
Charlie Foxtrot          July 1, 2017
Bigchrisb                July 14 2017
Freedom17        (at 38) July 28, 2017
UnleashHell              July 28, 2017
Cookie78         (at 39) August 3, 2017
Jim2001                  December 31, 2017
noble_goal               OMY


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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #352 on: September 13, 2016, 10:40:28 AM »
For those who were wondering the trick was to us a [ font=courier ] tag followed by a [ / font ] tag.   Just remove the extra spaces so it looks this.

Mono spaced fonts line up nicely but they just look so old school!  Green bar reports anyone?

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #353 on: September 13, 2016, 11:00:23 AM »
For those who were wondering the trick was to us a [ font=courier ] tag followed by a [ / font ] tag.   Just remove the extra spaces so it looks this.

Mono spaced fonts line up nicely but they just look so old school!  Green bar reports anyone?

Well, my weak html skills are not up to this.  I cannot get any of the tab surrogates to work properly.  Looks like a mono spaced font is the best and simplest option.  Thanks SwordGuy.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #354 on: September 13, 2016, 06:59:11 PM »
Thanks for the input everyone. 

Metta, it sounds like our situations are somewhat similar (I've been at my employer 12 years, I'm well connected, and my company hates firing people) except that I'll be 35 when I retire instead of 55, so it'll be more of a surprise.  On the one hand, being honest would be a relief and allow for more time to plan an orderly exit.  On the other hand, a large portion of my compensation each year is in the form of my year end bonus paid out in January and it seems crazy to bias the decision.  I also don't relish saying goodbye for six months. 

On the balance I'm leaning toward waiting.

I think that is sensible. I think your age will make a difference to people in a way that my age does not.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #355 on: September 13, 2016, 08:08:37 PM »
For those who were wondering the trick was to us a [ font=courier ] tag followed by a [ / font ] tag.   Just remove the extra spaces so it looks this.

Mono spaced fonts line up nicely but they just look so old school!  Green bar reports anyone?

Well, my weak html skills are not up to this.  I cannot get any of the tab surrogates to work properly.  Looks like a mono spaced font is the best and simplest option.  Thanks SwordGuy.

I don't deserve any of the credit.  Someone else did all the work!  I just told you how they did it ('cause I wanted to know so I dug into their post to find out).

Other tags you can use are [ TABLE ]   [ TR ] and [ TD ].  They work just like their html equivalents.  Again, just remove the extra spaces.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #356 on: September 15, 2016, 06:56:29 PM »
My lovely bride and I are moving up our planned FIRE date to May 16.  Woot!


MrsWhipple       (at 32) January 1, 2017 
FIRE me                  January 3, 2017
Metta            (at 55) January 3, 2017 
Zineth                   January 17, 2017
MarciaB          (at 55) January 31, 2017
rahby1us                 January 31, 2017
easypeasy        (at 35) March 15, 2017   
Myhotrs          (at 38) March 31, 2017   
oblivion                 March 31, 2017
Zephyr911                April 1, 2017
Threshkin        (at 59) April 15, 2017   
Jojo                     April 28, 2017
MandyM           (at 38) May 1, 2017     
Mrs. Pomodoro            May 1, 2017
Mrs. SwordGuy            May 16, 2017
SwordGuy         (at 59) May 16, 2017
Rachael                  May 21, 2017
RedmondStash             May 31, 2017
Jack06           (at 42) June 1, 2017     
Fairviewite              June 1, 2017
Romag                    June 1, 2017
Charlie Foxtrot          July 1, 2017
Bigchrisb                July 14 2017
Freedom17        (at 38) July 28, 2017
UnleashHell              July 28, 2017
Cookie78         (at 39) August 3, 2017
Jim2001                  December 31, 2017
noble_goal               OMY

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #357 on: September 25, 2016, 09:54:52 PM »
To the tune of 100 Bottles of Beer on the Wall -

100 calendar days left on the wall,
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take one down, grind it on down,
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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #358 on: September 26, 2016, 09:47:39 AM »

I need to kick my self in the butt and start completing my to do list that I would like complete by the end of next March, so I will list things here with updates for motivation:
* Lose 117 pounds (as of 8/2 have lost 74 lbs - or 63.2% of the goal)

Awesome!

Losing weight is so hard for me. For health reasons (cholesterol and blood pressure), I want to lose 35 pounds. I've lost 20 of that 35 several times, but I can never keep it off. I want to be thin and fit, but i also want to eat ice cream. And it seems that they are mutually exclusive.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #359 on: September 26, 2016, 12:31:37 PM »
Whoa, it's been nearly 2 months since last update and haven't been holding myself accountable to this list.  Time for an update:

Now thinking about pushing retirement back a couple months to early July, spending Jul-Aug with family.  Doing the Camino de Santiago in Sept-Oct and starting the year of African travel in November.

I need to kick my self in the butt and start completing my to do list that I would like complete by the end of next March or June, so I will list things here with updates for motivation:
* Write my will - as of 8/2 it's written.  I still need to set up an appointment for signing & notarization.
* Have a physical - want to make sure I'm healthy before I go abroad.
* Consolidate all of my Roth IRAs
* Get a new bank account that makes it easier & cheaper to bank abroad.  Thinking about Schwab?
* Decide to put my house on market - either sell or rent out, if renting need to find a good manager - this needs to wait until 2017.  As of now thinking about selling it. 
* De-clutter my house  (as of 7/16 have gotten rid of 2 car loads of stuff and started stockpiling more to go in my living room.  As of 8/2 gotten rid of about 50 lbs of books, have reduced my wardrobe by 10 more bags of clothes.  In August, got rid of another carload of stuff and in September sent a whole suitcase of stuff to my parents house for storage.
* Lose 117 pounds (as of 9/26 have lost 94 lbs - or 80.3% of the goal)
* Finish planning for a couple more trips (Vancouver Island trip completed & booked casas for all nights of November trip to Cuba.  Also booked a trip to Alabama in May to attend a conference for my dream job after retirement.)
* Book the first part of the Africa trip - will do this before the end of the year.
* In 2017 after quit - transfer my HSA
* Need to make a number of house repairs - fix one wall heater, replace garbage disposal, fix fan in the bathroom.  Might wait until 2017 because maybe can write it off if there's rental income that year.
* As of 9/26 I registered a domain name & hosting for my dream job for retirement. I need to start working on my website soon (plan to really do this on weekends once the weather starts getting nasty here).
* As of 9/26 - first side gigs!  Got a few tickets as a result of volunteering a couple events & sold for $132.  Also have been hosting some events that give me credits that I should be able to cash out close to $600 by the end of the year.  Also got the Chase Sapphire Reserve and almost made my $4000 spend so have about $1500 of vacation/flights paid up for future travel.


« Last Edit: September 26, 2016, 12:36:59 PM by JoJo »

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #360 on: September 26, 2016, 05:25:14 PM »
Is it 2017 yet?

Because, man, I wish it were. The closer it gets, the harder it is to wait.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #361 on: September 26, 2016, 06:51:05 PM »
Is it 2017 yet?

Because, man, I wish it were. The closer it gets, the harder it is to wait.

I've also got a case of the Monday blues. Hang in there brother, we'll be there soon!

I'm going to hold you to that. Here's to a speedy 3 more months. Or, for me, more like 8 more months. If I last that long.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #362 on: September 27, 2016, 09:27:35 AM »
About 6 months for me.  We just finished a week-long RV trip.  We could have very easily just stayed on the road.  Yesterday I asked my DW where we should go for our next vacation.  Unlike before, her response was "anytime anyplace". 

I want to make it into early 2017 so I can max out my 401k for the year but every day is harder and harder.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #363 on: September 27, 2016, 09:47:48 AM »
Is it 2017 yet?

Because, man, I wish it were. The closer it gets, the harder it is to wait.

No kidding!

I'm one part impatient and one part relaxed and thrilled about the future and watching the numbers climb. The impatient part wants to go right now and is trying to get the numbers to work their magic even faster. I'm trying to figure out how to be done before August, but there is always something in the way.

Really, it's not that bad of a problem to have. Like JoJo, I also have a large to do list that needs to be done before I FIRE. However, since I've been picking away at it the last few months, the list is starting to seem quite manageable!

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #364 on: September 30, 2016, 08:56:18 PM »
Added my age and did some alignment. Yeah I'm like that :-)


MrsWhipple       (at 32) January 1, 2017 
FIRE me                  January 3, 2017
Metta            (at 55) January 3, 2017 
Zineth                   January 17, 2017
MarciaB          (at 55) January 31, 2017
rahby1us                 January 31, 2017
easypeasy        (at 35) March 15, 2017   
Myhotrs          (at 38) March 31, 2017   
oblivion                 March 31, 2017
Zephyr911                April 1, 2017
Threshkin        (at 59) April 15, 2017   
Jojo                     April 28, 2017
MandyM           (at 38) May 1, 2017     
Mrs. Pomodoro            May 1, 2017
Rachael                  May 21, 2017
RedmondStash             May 31, 2017
Jack06           (at 42) June 1, 2017     
Fairviewite              June 1, 2017
Romag                    June 1, 2017
SwordGuy         (at 59) June 6, 2017
Charlie Foxtrot          July 1, 2017
Bigchrisb                July 14 2017
Freedom17                July 28, 2017
UnleashHell              July 28, 2017
Cookie78                 August 3, 2017
Jim2001                  December 31, 2017
noble_goal               OMY


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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #365 on: September 30, 2016, 08:58:44 PM »
OK - moving into October...which means only 4 more months for me. Got "senioritis" for sure, hard to make the day to day grind when the end is so near.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #366 on: October 01, 2016, 01:28:20 PM »
Just making sure the correct list to copy and edit is the LAST list in the thread... :)




MrsWhipple       (at 32) January 1, 2017 
FIRE me                  January 3, 2017
Metta            (at 55) January 3, 2017 
Zineth                   January 17, 2017
MarciaB          (at 55) January 31, 2017
rahby1us                 January 31, 2017
easypeasy        (at 35) March 15, 2017   
Myhotrs          (at 38) March 31, 2017   
oblivion                 March 31, 2017
Zephyr911                April 1, 2017
Threshkin        (at 59) April 15, 2017   
Jojo                     April 28, 2017
MandyM           (at 38) May 1, 2017     
Mrs. Pomodoro            May 1, 2017
Mrs. SwordGuy            May 16, 2017
SwordGuy         (at 59) May 16, 2017
Rachael                  May 21, 2017
RedmondStash             May 31, 2017
Jack06           (at 42) June 1, 2017     
Fairviewite              June 1, 2017
Romag                    June 1, 2017
Charlie Foxtrot          July 1, 2017
Bigchrisb                July 14 2017
Freedom17        (at 38) July 28, 2017
UnleashHell              July 28, 2017
Cookie78         (at 39) August 3, 2017
Jim2001                  December 31, 2017
noble_goal               OMY


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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #367 on: October 04, 2016, 08:15:40 AM »
I am excited to join the class of 2017!  My current projection is sometime between March and June.

You can find more details about my FIRE plan at http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/journals/a-fire-to-plan-a-plan-to-fire/msg1251034/#msg1251034


MrsWhipple       (at 32) January 1, 2017 
FIRE me                  January 3, 2017
Metta            (at 55) January 3, 2017 
Zineth                   January 17, 2017
MarciaB          (at 55) January 31, 2017
rahby1us                 January 31, 2017
easypeasy        (at 35) March 15, 2017   
Myhotrs          (at 38) March 31, 2017   
oblivion                 March 31, 2017
Zephyr911                April 1, 2017
Threshkin        (at 59) April 15, 2017   
Jojo                     April 28, 2017
MandyM           (at 38) May 1, 2017     
Mrs. Pomodoro            May 1, 2017
Mrs. SwordGuy            May 16, 2017
SwordGuy         (at 59) May 16, 2017
Rachael                  May 21, 2017
RedmondStash             May 31, 2017
Jack06           (at 42) June 1, 2017     
Fairviewite              June 1, 2017
Romag                    June 1, 2017
Cottonswab       (At 30) June 1, 2017
Charlie Foxtrot          July 1, 2017
Bigchrisb                July 14 2017
Freedom17        (at 38) July 28, 2017
UnleashHell              July 28, 2017
Cookie78         (at 39) August 3, 2017
Jim2001                  December 31, 2017
noble_goal               OMY
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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #368 on: October 04, 2016, 08:27:49 AM »
Congrats! And so far you're the youngest member of the cohort - good on 'ya!!

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #369 on: October 04, 2016, 09:29:22 AM »
Added age & slight change to planned date.


MrsWhipple       (at 32) January 1, 2017 
FIRE me                  January 3, 2017
Metta            (at 55) January 3, 2017 
Zineth                   January 17, 2017
MarciaB          (at 55) January 31, 2017
rahby1us                 January 31, 2017
easypeasy        (at 35) March 15, 2017   
Myhotrs          (at 38) March 31, 2017   
oblivion                 March 31, 2017
Zephyr911                April 1, 2017
Threshkin        (at 59) April 15, 2017   
MandyM           (at 38) May 1, 2017     
Mrs. Pomodoro            May 1, 2017
Mrs. SwordGuy            May 16, 2017
SwordGuy         (at 59) May 16, 2017
Rachael                  May 21, 2017
RedmondStash             May 31, 2017
Jack06           (at 42) June 1, 2017     
Fairviewite              June 1, 2017
Romag                    June 1, 2017
Cottonswab       (At 30) June 1, 2017
Charlie Foxtrot          July 1, 2017
Jojo                    (At 44)  July 7, 2017
Bigchrisb                July 14 2017
Freedom17        (at 38) July 28, 2017
UnleashHell              July 28, 2017
Cookie78         (at 39) August 3, 2017
Jim2001                  December 31, 2017
noble_goal               OMY

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #370 on: October 04, 2016, 01:32:55 PM »
Two possible setbacks this week.

DW asked if I mind her going back to PT in January. She loves her work, but has been overloaded, undervalued, and frustrated with management lately. I told her to go right ahead. I haven't been relying on her income or savings, except that she's paid one bill - the mortage, about $600. Taking that over could set me back by a few months, but my overall trajectory should be unaffected.

My townhouse tenants gave their 30-day notice, which is a bigger concern - that $1200 check has really contributed to my savings, and the last time it went vacant, it took 6 months to fill. I'm putting it under management, and comps indicate we can raise the rent enough to cover the 10% commission. So, we'll see. If it fills up within 1-2 months, we should be okay. Otherwise, I may just liquidate it. It was a poorly advised investment, and it was 100% (VA) financed, so there's no equity cashout to ease the pain.

All that aside - still looking forward to coasting into quasi-FIRE somewhere in the middle of '17. It would take a lot of good surprises to get me to my April Fools stretch goal, but it would take far more going wrong to hit OMY.
« Last Edit: October 04, 2016, 01:56:35 PM by zephyr911 »

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #371 on: October 04, 2016, 01:42:39 PM »
I will give notice 2 weeks prior to my FIRE date. I too have worked for this employer 20 years, and am the last person left to support an old platform. I DO have a few offshore developers who do the actual work so if they are not off the old system when it is my time to go, so be it. I've given them 4 years to retire this old platform and have been pushing for its replacement all along. I don't feel it is my problem any longer.

Added my age...

MrsWhipple       (at 32) January 1, 2017 
FIRE me                  January 3, 2017
Metta            (at 55) January 3, 2017 
Zineth              (at 49) January 17, 2017
MarciaB          (at 55) January 31, 2017
rahby1us                 January 31, 2017
easypeasy        (at 35) March 15, 2017   
Myhotrs          (at 38) March 31, 2017   
oblivion                 March 31, 2017
Zephyr911                April 1, 2017
Threshkin        (at 59) April 15, 2017   
Jojo                     April 28, 2017
MandyM           (at 38) May 1, 2017     
Mrs. Pomodoro            May 1, 2017
Mrs. SwordGuy            May 16, 2017
SwordGuy         (at 59) May 16, 2017
Rachael                  May 21, 2017
RedmondStash             May 31, 2017
Jack06           (at 42) June 1, 2017     
Fairviewite              June 1, 2017
Romag                    June 1, 2017
Cottonswab       (At 30) June 1, 2017
Charlie Foxtrot          July 1, 2017
Bigchrisb                July 14 2017
Freedom17        (at 38) July 28, 2017
UnleashHell              July 28, 2017
Cookie78         (at 39) August 3, 2017
Jim2001                  December 31, 2017
noble_goal               OMY

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #372 on: October 04, 2016, 04:08:04 PM »
Two possible setbacks this week.

DW asked if I mind her going back to PT in January. She loves her work, but has been overloaded, undervalued, and frustrated with management lately. I told her to go right ahead. I haven't been relying on her income or savings, except that she's paid one bill - the mortage, about $600. Taking that over could set me back by a few months, but my overall trajectory should be unaffected.

My townhouse tenants gave their 30-day notice, which is a bigger concern - that $1200 check has really contributed to my savings, and the last time it went vacant, it took 6 months to fill. I'm putting it under management, and comps indicate we can raise the rent enough to cover the 10% commission. So, we'll see. If it fills up within 1-2 months, we should be okay. Otherwise, I may just liquidate it. It was a poorly advised investment, and it was 100% (VA) financed, so there's no equity cashout to ease the pain.

All that aside - still looking forward to coasting into quasi-FIRE somewhere in the middle of '17. It would take a lot of good surprises to get me to my April Fools stretch goal, but it would take far more going wrong to hit OMY.

I had a $7,000 setback - we just got notice of a special assessment at our condo building payable next month.  But, they have scheduled work (new siding, paint, pavement resurfacing) that hopefully will come back in resale value when I sell next spring.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #373 on: October 04, 2016, 05:22:31 PM »
I had a $7,000 setback - we just got notice of a special assessment at our condo building payable next month.  But, they have scheduled work (new siding, paint, pavement resurfacing) that hopefully will come back in resale value when I sell next spring.

Yet another reason I'll never live in an HOA.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #374 on: October 04, 2016, 05:39:20 PM »

Yet another reason I'll never live in an HOA.

The kicker is the real reason for the assessment - a ridiculous law suit that defending it costed nearly as much as the total assessment - we won but only got a portion of our fees back.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #375 on: October 05, 2016, 07:36:44 AM »
Hahahaha! I woke up this morning and checked my pay statement, and I have gone from GS-12 step 5 to a 12/6... I completely forgot this was in the cards. Just like I forgot that last month I hit 16 years of commissioned service and my ANG pay went up.

I love forgetting about these things. My FT gross pay goes up by almost $100 per check and net pay goes up $72, plus a bigger TSP match.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #376 on: October 05, 2016, 09:36:17 AM »
I have put in my paperwork to FIRE at 56 on January 31, 2017.  So I guess this is my class.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #377 on: October 05, 2016, 09:39:08 AM »
Added my age...

MrsWhipple       (at 32) January 1, 2017 
FIRE me                  January 3, 2017
Metta            (at 55) January 3, 2017 
Zineth              (at 49) January 17, 2017
MarciaB          (at 55) January 31, 2017
rahby1us                 January 31, 2017
mf3333          (at 56) January 31, 2017
easypeasy        (at 35) March 15, 2017   
Myhotrs          (at 38) March 31, 2017   
oblivion                 March 31, 2017
Zephyr911                April 1, 2017
Threshkin        (at 59) April 15, 2017   
Jojo                     April 28, 2017
MandyM           (at 38) May 1, 2017     
Mrs. Pomodoro            May 1, 2017
Mrs. SwordGuy            May 16, 2017
SwordGuy         (at 59) May 16, 2017
Rachael                  May 21, 2017
RedmondStash             May 31, 2017
Jack06           (at 42) June 1, 2017     
Fairviewite              June 1, 2017
Romag                    June 1, 2017
Cottonswab       (At 30) June 1, 2017
Charlie Foxtrot          July 1, 2017
Bigchrisb                July 14 2017
Freedom17        (at 38) July 28, 2017
UnleashHell              July 28, 2017
Cookie78         (at 39) August 3, 2017
Jim2001                  December 31, 2017
noble_goal               OMY

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #378 on: October 05, 2016, 09:48:17 AM »
I have put in my paperwork to FIRE at 56 on January 31, 2017.  So I guess this is my class.
Welcome! Feel free to share updates, milestones, hesitations, doubts, or anything else pertaining to your timeline. You're jumping in as one of the first few people in the class to potentially graduate, so we'll look forward to hearing what happens as you wind down your employment and dive into that which awaits. <3

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #379 on: October 05, 2016, 09:55:49 AM »

MrsWhipple       (at 32) January 1, 2017 
FIRE me                  January 3, 2017
Metta            (at 55) January 3, 2017 
Zineth           (at 49) January 17, 2017
MarciaB          (at 55) January 31, 2017
rahby1us                 January 31, 2017
mf3333           (at 56) January 31, 2017
easypeasy        (at 35) March 15, 2017   
Myhotrs          (at 38) March 31, 2017   
oblivion                 March 31, 2017
Zephyr911                April 1, 2017
Threshkin        (at 59) April 15, 2017   
Jojo                     April 28, 2017
MandyM           (at 38) May 1, 2017     
Mrs. Pomodoro            May 1, 2017
Mrs. SwordGuy            May 16, 2017
SwordGuy         (at 59) May 16, 2017
Rachael                  May 21, 2017
RedmondStash             May 31, 2017
Jack06           (at 42) June 1, 2017     
Fairviewite              June 1, 2017
Romag                    June 1, 2017
Cottonswab       (At 30) June 1, 2017
Charlie Foxtrot          July 1, 2017
Bigchrisb                July 14 2017
Freedom17        (at 38) July 28, 2017
UnleashHell              July 28, 2017
Cookie78         (at 39) August 3, 2017
Jim2001                  December 31, 2017
noble_goal               OMY

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #380 on: October 06, 2016, 01:38:15 AM »
You all are too organized here. Nice work on the table

P.S. Totally copied the table for 2016: http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/welcome-to-the-forum/class-of-2016/msg1234263/#msg1234263

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery right?

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #381 on: October 06, 2016, 03:02:16 PM »
Hi all,

So this is my very first post in the forums although I've been reading MMM for more than a year now.  Inspirational to say the least.  I am admittedly both excited & scared sh**less to leave my job but it feels like I have to!  Mustachianism has been creeping up on me since I realized that retirement was actually possible!  I don't need the big bucks that the online retirement tools tell me I do.   It's been like a locomotive that's been gaining strength for a year now and I can't stop it.   I'm telling myself that if it's a mistake, I can always find another job.....

Sorry if the list isn't formatted well.  Not exactly sure how to fix that....

MrsWhipple       (at 32) January 1, 2017 
MsGreenStash (at 51) January 1, 2017
FIRE me                  January 3, 2017
Metta            (at 55) January 3, 2017 
Zineth           (at 49) January 17, 2017
MarciaB          (at 55) January 31, 2017
rahby1us                 January 31, 2017
mf3333           (at 56) January 31, 2017
easypeasy        (at 35) March 15, 2017   
Myhotrs          (at 38) March 31, 2017   
oblivion                 March 31, 2017
Zephyr911                April 1, 2017
Threshkin        (at 59) April 15, 2017   
Jojo                     April 28, 2017
MandyM           (at 38) May 1, 2017     
Mrs. Pomodoro            May 1, 2017
Mrs. SwordGuy            May 16, 2017
SwordGuy         (at 59) May 16, 2017
Rachael                  May 21, 2017
RedmondStash             May 31, 2017
Jack06           (at 42) June 1, 2017     
Fairviewite              June 1, 2017
Romag                    June 1, 2017
Cottonswab       (At 30) June 1, 2017
Charlie Foxtrot          July 1, 2017
Bigchrisb                July 14 2017
Freedom17        (at 38) July 28, 2017
UnleashHell              July 28, 2017
Cookie78         (at 39) August 3, 2017
Jim2001                  December 31, 2017
noble_goal               OMY

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #382 on: October 06, 2016, 05:46:59 PM »
Hi all,

So this is my very first post in the forums although I've been reading MMM for more than a year now.  Inspirational to say the least.  I am admittedly both excited & scared sh**less to leave my job but it feels like I have to!  Mustachianism has been creeping up on me since I realized that retirement was actually possible!  I don't need the big bucks that the online retirement tools tell me I do.   It's been like a locomotive that's been gaining strength for a year now and I can't stop it.   I'm telling myself that if it's a mistake, I can always find another job.....
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Welcome aboard!  and welcome to the scared shitless camp.  I know I am!

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #383 on: October 06, 2016, 06:00:22 PM »
Welcome, MGS, and don't feel compelled to censor yourself. We're all fuckin' cool here... ;)

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #384 on: October 07, 2016, 06:06:25 AM »
Started investing in real estate last october and we flipped one house and in the process of flipping another.  This will be my hobby when I retire for extra funds.  I've been investing for years in stocks and bonds.  Both kids entered colleges in august, both with full rides.  We have been blessed.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #385 on: October 07, 2016, 09:56:32 AM »
I was just scheduled for a weekly work meeting at 10:00PM.  My boss kindly asked it to be moved up from 10:30PM to make it not so late for me......

I replied that I am usually in bed before then and asked to be caught up if I miss the meeting.

It is good to have FU money and short timer's disease.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #386 on: October 07, 2016, 10:06:16 AM »
Sorry if the list isn't formatted well.  Not exactly sure how to fix that....

Welcome!

To make it all align just put font=courier in square brackets before the list and /font in square brackets after.


MrsWhipple       (at 32) January 1, 2017 
MsGreenStash     (at 51) January 1, 2017
FIRE me                  January 3, 2017
Metta            (at 55) January 3, 2017 
Zineth           (at 49) January 17, 2017
MarciaB          (at 55) January 31, 2017
rahby1us                 January 31, 2017
mf3333           (at 56) January 31, 2017
easypeasy        (at 35) March 15, 2017   
Myhotrs          (at 38) March 31, 2017   
oblivion                 March 31, 2017
Zephyr911                April 1, 2017
Threshkin        (at 59) April 15, 2017   
Jojo                     April 28, 2017
MandyM           (at 38) May 1, 2017     
Mrs. Pomodoro            May 1, 2017
Mrs. SwordGuy            May 16, 2017
SwordGuy         (at 59) May 16, 2017
Rachael                  May 21, 2017
RedmondStash             May 31, 2017
Jack06           (at 42) June 1, 2017     
Fairviewite              June 1, 2017
Romag                    June 1, 2017
Cottonswab       (At 30) June 1, 2017
Charlie Foxtrot          July 1, 2017
Bigchrisb                July 14 2017
Freedom17        (at 38) July 28, 2017
UnleashHell              July 28, 2017
Cookie78         (at 39) August 3, 2017
Jim2001                  December 31, 2017
noble_goal               OMY

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #387 on: October 07, 2016, 10:16:23 AM »
Good lord, I am having the kind of Friday morning that makes me wish my date was yesterday. Save and invest save and invest save and invest... lulz

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #388 on: October 07, 2016, 11:28:02 AM »
Good lord, I am having the kind of Friday morning that makes me wish my date was yesterday. Save and invest save and invest save and invest... lulz

This week I am also wishing that I still had a FY16 date! But hang in there fellow classmates. We will get through this and we will be amply rewarded as we cross the gateway into our new, freedom-filled lives.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #389 on: October 08, 2016, 10:14:24 AM »
Good lord, I am having the kind of Friday morning that makes me wish my date was yesterday. Save and invest save and invest save and invest... lulz

@Zephyr, I hear you. I had a day earlier this week that nearly catapulted me into the Class of 2016, effective immediately.

The situation has since improved. But I am counting down week by week, and sometimes hour by hour. I hope I can make it to the end of May, but right now, I've just got my sights set on the end of October.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #390 on: October 08, 2016, 10:15:59 PM »
Glad I'm not the only one scared shitless!! I pretty much just hit my number but I'm keeping the original date for safety margin, the market feels really scary at the moment. My wife has been awesome though and super supportive. Can't wait to spend all day with family.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #391 on: October 08, 2016, 11:20:03 PM »
At this point, the only reason I see to stay on past my date next year is to pay for the house we're considering buying to fix up.  It's an architectural gem that deserves to be saved.    That way, we're not at as much risk if it doesn't flip for as much as we would like it to.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #392 on: October 09, 2016, 03:17:15 PM »
Part of why I want to stay at work at least through the end of the year is the election. Yeah, you can't time the market, it always evens out in the end, blah blah blah. It just makes sense to me to stick around through November and see if the market stabilizes, at least a little bit, before I bow out of my income-producing life.

Not trying to start a whole political thread here. Just observing that there is one variable that's currently up in the air that may affect the economy, and that Schroedinger's Box will be opened in November, either way.

We live in interesting times.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #393 on: October 11, 2016, 05:48:27 PM »
Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!  The count down is on!

Have any of you given thought to what you're going to do on your first day of freedom? 

In my vision, I get up early, have a coffee and sit on the porch.  Hit the bike and if I have to show some of my badass mustachianism because of the weather then so be it.  Home for a long yoga session.  Then I'll start ticking off my long list of projects :)

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #394 on: October 11, 2016, 07:08:31 PM »
Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!  The count down is on!

Have any of you given thought to what you're going to do on your first day of freedom? 

In my vision, I get up early, have a coffee and sit on the porch.  Hit the bike and if I have to show some of my badass mustachianism because of the weather then so be it.  Home for a long yoga session.  Then I'll start ticking off my long list of projects :)

Now that is a great thought! I think I'm going to sleep in, at least as much as the little ones will allow, then eggs for breakfast and a massage. I'm not sure exactly when I'll get a chance to do that though as we've got to fly overseas, furnish our new apartment and get the kids enrolled in local schools so the first few months will be pretty busy.

Overseas retirement?  That sounds fabulously awesome!

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #395 on: October 11, 2016, 07:18:21 PM »
Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!  The count down is on!

Have any of you given thought to what you're going to do on your first day of freedom? 

In my vision, I get up early, have a coffee and sit on the porch.  Hit the bike and if I have to show some of my badass mustachianism because of the weather then so be it.  Home for a long yoga session.  Then I'll start ticking off my long list of projects :)

I expect my first couple of days to be like a celebratory weekend: relaxing and resting up.

But from day 3 onward, I have many projects in mind: decluttering, painting, cleaning, fostering puppies and/or kittens again, walking the dog, exercising, playing video games, writing fiction, getting back to learning about 3D modeling and animation, and on and on.

It's nice to think about. :)

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #396 on: October 12, 2016, 09:55:13 AM »
Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!  The count down is on!

Have any of you given thought to what you're going to do on your first day of freedom? 

In my vision, I get up early, have a coffee and sit on the porch.  Hit the bike and if I have to show some of my badass mustachianism because of the weather then so be it.  Home for a long yoga session.  Then I'll start ticking off my long list of projects :)

Sleep. Go for a long walk.  Sleep some more.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #397 on: October 14, 2016, 06:30:30 PM »
I triple checked the numbers and I just can't see the point of stretching my salaried life into 2018 anymore.  Mustachians, I am now joining you in the class of 2017 with a target exit on June 1st.  For those keeping track of these things, I will be 39 years old.


My immediate post-FIRE plan is to take off for 3 month to a North American climbing destination, followed by another 3 months into one of the warmer climbing mecca, most likely Las Vegas or Moab.

Here is my question for my peer who are on their final stretch: what is your pre-exit check list like?  I have a few things like taking care of dental work and routine medical assessments while I have full coverage, but I'm not entirely sure what else I should plan for.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #398 on: October 14, 2016, 08:29:07 PM »
And add yourself to the class list!

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #399 on: October 14, 2016, 08:55:05 PM »
I'm coming in from the class to '19 or '20 to visit you all. Wondering what power moves I can borrow. ;-)