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MrsWhipple

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #350 on: September 08, 2016, 02:39:39 PM »
MrsWhipple        January 1, 2017 (at 32)
FIRE me            January 3, 2017
Metta.               January 3, 2017
Zineth               January 17, 2017
MarciaB             January 31, 2017 (at 55)
rahby1us           January 31, 2017
Myhotrs             March 31, 2017
oblivion             March 31, 2017
Zephyr911        April 1, 2017
Jojo                  April 28, 2017
MandyM            May 1, 2017 (at 38)
Mrs. Pomodoro   May 1, 2017
Rachael             May 21, 2017
RedmondStash   May 31, 2017
Jack06              June 1, 2017
Fairviewite         June 1, 2017
Romag              June 1, 2017
SwordGuy          June 6, 2017 at 59.
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


Well, I'm on maternity leave right now and winding up all of my business stuff. Still need to finish dissolving my corporation before the end of the year and draw up a will. Then it'll be slowly dwindling royalty payments from here on out; after one year of having a baby we'll need to reevaluate our budget and see if we're still going good and don't need to work part time. Mr. Whipple might want to get a part time job just to get out of the house some, haha!


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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #351 on: September 08, 2016, 02:42:11 PM »
Well fuck, I should stop talking about how good things look. Tenants in one of my rentals called about AC so I sent a guy over... he wants $2100 for a new evaporator coil.

Scrambling for other quotes now....
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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #352 on: September 08, 2016, 10:55:31 PM »
MrsWhipple        January 1, 2017 (at 32)
FIRE me            January 3, 2017
Metta.               January 3, 2017
Zineth               January 17, 2017
MarciaB             January 31, 2017 (at 55)
rahby1us           January 31, 2017
Myhotrs             March 31, 2017 at 38
oblivion             March 31, 2017
Zephyr911        April 1, 2017
Jojo                  April 28, 2017
MandyM            May 1, 2017 (at 38)
Mrs. Pomodoro   May 1, 2017
Rachael             May 21, 2017
RedmondStash   May 31, 2017
Jack06              June 1, 2017
Fairviewite         June 1, 2017
Romag              June 1, 2017
SwordGuy          June 6, 2017 at 59.
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 #353 on: September 09, 2016, 11:27:17 AM »
MrsWhipple        January 1, 2017 (at 32)
FIRE me            January 3, 2017
Metta                January 3, 2017 (at 55)
Zineth               January 17, 2017
MarciaB             January 31, 2017 (at 55)
rahby1us           January 31, 2017
Myhotrs             March 31, 2017 at 38
oblivion             March 31, 2017
Zephyr911        April 1, 2017
Jojo                  April 28, 2017
MandyM            May 1, 2017 (at 38)
Mrs. Pomodoro   May 1, 2017
Rachael             May 21, 2017
RedmondStash   May 31, 2017
Jack06              June 1, 2017
Fairviewite         June 1, 2017
Romag              June 1, 2017
SwordGuy          June 6, 2017 at 59.
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 #354 on: September 10, 2016, 08:07:29 PM »
Adding myself to the list with a rough date of March 15. 

Question for the group: Are you signaling your plans directly or indirectly to your employer at this stage?  I had a conversation with my mentor and former boss the other day and I mentioned how proud I was to have had a high savings rate throughout my working career.  Before I knew it we were talking about his retirement planning and I feel like our conversation went right up to the line without me really intending to go there.  I guess it's hard to hide the exuberance I feel at our plans for next spring, but it also seems wrong to do anything other than hint when I'm five months away from resigning. 

MrsWhipple        January 1, 2017 (at 32)
FIRE me            January 3, 2017
Metta                January 3, 2017 (at 55)
Zineth               January 17, 2017
MarciaB             January 31, 2017 (at 55)
rahby1us           January 31, 2017
easypeasy         March 15, 2017 at 35
Myhotrs             March 31, 2017 at 38
oblivion             March 31, 2017
Zephyr911        April 1, 2017
Jojo                  April 28, 2017
MandyM            May 1, 2017 (at 38)
Mrs. Pomodoro   May 1, 2017
Rachael             May 21, 2017
RedmondStash   May 31, 2017
Jack06              June 1, 2017
Fairviewite         June 1, 2017
Romag              June 1, 2017
SwordGuy          June 6, 2017 at 59.
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 #355 on: September 10, 2016, 08:24:21 PM »
My advice. Say nothing.



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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #356 on: September 10, 2016, 08:48:13 PM »
I've been open with a couple of friends at the office, because I'm a fed and even if it got back to the wrong person, consequences would be minimal. I haven't told my supervisor anything because 1) I'm still not 100% sure of my timeline, and 2) I don't want to be treated any differently for it, regardless of whether it makes things easier or harder for me.
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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #357 on: September 10, 2016, 08:50:10 PM »
I am joining the list.  I do not have a firm date yet (still working out the details).  But I know is will be before mid-April.

MrsWhipple        January 1, 2017 (at 32)
FIRE me            January 3, 2017
Metta                January 3, 2017 (at 55)
Zineth               January 17, 2017
MarciaB             January 31, 2017 (at 55)
rahby1us           January 31, 2017
easypeasy         March 15, 2017 at 35
Myhotrs             March 31, 2017 at 38
oblivion             March 31, 2017
Zephyr911        April 1, 2017
Threshkin          April 15, 2017 (at 59)
Jojo                  April 28, 2017
MandyM            May 1, 2017 (at 38)
Mrs. Pomodoro   May 1, 2017
Rachael             May 21, 2017
RedmondStash   May 31, 2017
Jack06              June 1, 2017
Fairviewite         June 1, 2017
Romag              June 1, 2017
SwordGuy          June 6, 2017 at 59.
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 #358 on: September 10, 2016, 08:57:39 PM »
My advice. Say nothing.

In general, I would agree with that.   Don't trust a corporation.  Corporations are legal bodies without a soul.

You might trust individual managers.  But you generally have little to gain.

I will be telling my management about 3-4 months out and giving them a soft exit date, i.e., I'll plan to leave by this date but will stay if there's a problem finding a programmer to replace me in time.
(Not because I'm so awesome, but simply because there are hoops that have to be jumped thru and those hoops take time.  If it was "just a company" I was working for I wouldn't be so nice.)

But that's because (a) I really value what the organization I do work for does and want to make sure they have the staff they need to do their job and (b) it opens up the possibility for part time work there when other folks leave with the standard notice and (c) I have nothing to lose.

I mean, really, it's not like I need a job!   And I'll be FI that much sooner.   The contracting company I work for will want to collect for every possible billable hour, so they won't want to replace me any sooner than they have to.   They'll use it as an opportunity to bill double - for me and my replacement while I bring them up to speed.


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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #359 on: September 10, 2016, 08:59:28 PM »
Government contractor, SG?
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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #360 on: September 10, 2016, 10:55:52 PM »
Question for the group: Are you signaling your plans directly or indirectly to your employer at this stage?

I am not, partly because it's so far out still, and partly because it's still theoretical.

When spouse & I get within maybe 2-3 months and we decide for sure we're going to pull the cord, I'll probably tell my immediate manager, because I trust him, and I want to give him time to find a replacement. I probably won't tell anyone else until the date is closer. Actually, I won't tell anyone until I am confident that if they usher me out the door that day with instructions never to darken their doorway again, I'll be okay with that financially. (Not that I expect that to happen, but I'm jaded and cynical.)

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #361 on: September 10, 2016, 11:10:49 PM »
Question for the group: Are you signaling your plans directly or indirectly to your employer at this stage?

I am not, partly because it's so far out still, and partly because it's still theoretical.

When spouse & I get within maybe 2-3 months and we decide for sure we're going to pull the cord, I'll probably tell my immediate manager, because I trust him, and I want to give him time to find a replacement. I probably won't tell anyone else until the date is closer. Actually, I won't tell anyone until I am confident that if they usher me out the door that day with instructions never to darken their doorway again, I'll be okay with that financially. (Not that I expect that to happen, but I'm jaded and cynical.)

Excellent advice.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #362 on: September 10, 2016, 11:11:26 PM »
Government contractor, SG?

Yes, indeedy!


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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #363 on: September 11, 2016, 12:08:30 AM »
My advice. Say nothing.

You might trust individual managers.  But you generally have little to gain.


Be careful with this. Even if they're nice people they may have a professional obligation to report it to their higher ups. At the very least you put them in a tough situation.
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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #364 on: September 11, 2016, 11:33:49 AM »
Adding myself to the list with a rough date of March 15. 

Question for the group: Are you signaling your plans directly or indirectly to your employer at this stage?  I had a conversation with my mentor and former boss the other day and I mentioned how proud I was to have had a high savings rate throughout my working career.  Before I knew it we were talking about his retirement planning and I feel like our conversation went right up to the line without me really intending to go there.  I guess it's hard to hide the exuberance I feel at our plans for next spring, but it also seems wrong to do anything other than hint when I'm five months away from resigning. 


I think how this decision is made hinges on a lot of factors.

I told my then manager a little over a year ago that I would leave on November 2 of this year and that I needed his support to get the legacy system I was in charge of retired before I left. (This had been the plan for years but it kept being put off. I hoped that this would add some additional leverage.) When my current manager asked me to come to her team (a year ago) I told her that she may not want me since I planned to retire in November, 2016. She wanted me anyway and moved a few mountains to get me moved to her team. (My previous manager made sure that the legacy system moved with me.)

I've played it straight and have been working a lot of long hours to ensure that my leave-taking is as clean for my company as possible. I've started to tell my end-users of my date so that I can get them accustomed to dealing with other people and deal with any of their issues before I go. Everyone knows my plans from my current manager to senior VPs at my company.

But that is me in this situation. I've been with this company for about twenty years. I'm one of those people who knows a lot of people and a lot of ways to get things done through the bureaucracy. I'm open and generous with my knowledge and time and always have been. Also I'm almost 55 so while this seems early to a lot of people I work with, it doesn't seem like a betrayal. Mostly they want to know how I saved the money. So that's the people side of this.

From the corporate side, I work in a company that doesn't like firing people. There is a tradition here of employees letting management know long in advance of leaving so that arrangements can be made. I've never heard of a single person fired in that situation. So I wasn't particularly worried about that. The downside is that they know that they can overwork me without consequences and that is what is happening right now.

That said, I've worked places where I wouldn't give too much notice because the consequences of how people would treat me or the possibility of getting fired before I wanted to leave were real. Assess things based on the world you work in. Also, make sure that you have your freedom money banked before you open your mouth. This is all a bit easier if you have the money.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #365 on: September 11, 2016, 08:06:37 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. 

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #366 on: September 12, 2016, 10:29:45 AM »
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.

EasyP, If you are leaving in mid-March why not give advance notice the first week in January?  This gives your employer 2.5 months to prepare.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #367 on: September 12, 2016, 07:18:13 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 #368 on: September 12, 2016, 07:36:08 PM »
Nice work!


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                 August 3, 2017
Jim2001                  December 31, 2017
noble_goal               OMY



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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #369 on: September 12, 2016, 11:16:36 PM »
You all are too organized here. Nice work on the table
Was targetting Freedom35 but ended up retiring a couple years early. Currently Based in Buffalo for the summer.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #370 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 #371 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 #372 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 #373 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 #374 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 #375 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 #376 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 #377 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,
100 calendar days,
take one down, grind it on down,
99 calendar days left on the wall ...
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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #378 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.
FIRE'd on January 4, 2017

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #379 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 #380 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 #381 on: September 26, 2016, 06:33:18 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!



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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #382 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 #383 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 #384 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 #385 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


You rock!

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #386 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 #387 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 #388 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
« Last Edit: October 04, 2016, 08:17:18 AM by Cottonswab »

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #389 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 #390 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 #391 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 #392 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 #393 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 #394 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 #395 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 #396 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 #397 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 #398 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 #399 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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