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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #800 on: March 22, 2017, 10:12:37 AM »
Everyone's situation is unique but I'll say one thing. There is always a special circumstance to justify delaying for another year. I went through this when I bought one of my investment properties. First work was unstable so I waited another year. Then the financial crisis hit. Then I realized there would never be an ideal time and if that was my criteria I'd never buy.
So its not a question of OMY. It's a question of do you want to retire or not. Because the world is always going to have uncertainty.

Fair point, Freedom17. It's true that nothing is certain or guaranteed, and there will always be a reason to worry about the future. I am genuinely uncertain as to whether I want to retire or not; my job provides a lot of satisfaction, purpose, and pleasure, but freedom is so alluring. Thanks for the perspective.

I hear you. I'm not exactly waffling (although I am cutting to PT and not outright quitting), but I find that I am telling fewer and fewer people and talking about it less and less. Because I feel slightly ridiculous to want to leave this above average job. The only solution I have is that I am working to make sure that I leave the door wide open when I do quit. No bridges burned and as much honesty as I can reasonably give so that if I ever decide to come back it can be an option. (seeing as we are about to re-hire someone that quit a year ago, this is a realistic possibility)

Yeah, that's my plan too, Mandy. I have a solid relationship with my manager & team, and I plan to leave on the best possible terms, whenever that finally happens.

I'm honestly all over the board on this one. FIRE-ing at the end of May still has a strong appeal. But yeah, I probably am in OMY limbo for now. I'll reevaluate in May. Time is really flying by this year.

Thanks, folks.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #801 on: March 22, 2017, 02:24:46 PM »
That's the amazing thing. He's a very frugal down to earth guy. I think it's more about family pressure than money or lifestyle. His family are worried he will be bored. He clearly longs to travel.

Maybe one day he will realize he can live his life according to himself. Getting older (and knowing the better half of your life has gone by) may help. :)

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« Reply #802 on: March 22, 2017, 02:51:19 PM »
I am looking at June 16th.  I am starting to have some fun with the incredulous stares and questions.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #803 on: March 22, 2017, 02:55:34 PM »
Adding fidreamer. Our class is expanding fast!

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #804 on: March 22, 2017, 08:49:37 PM »
I've thought about it, and I'm putting myself back in for May 31. It gives me something to shoot for. I may change it later, but for now, I'm sticking to the original plan.

Go team 2017!

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #805 on: March 22, 2017, 10:29:10 PM »
I'm starting to waffle on my 5/31/17 date. I may have a case of the OMYs, or at least the SMMs (six more months).

The thing is that I really like my job, and that it has good health insurance. I care more about the insurance than the money, tbh. That's an area of life that feels very uncertain over the next several years because of the political goings-on in Washington. I honestly have no idea how to predict health-care costs because everything is in flux politically around premiums, coverage, the ACA, etc.

I realize I could quit this job, try out FIRE, and then get another job if necessary. But honestly, this is one of the best jobs I've ever had, and my BS tolerance has dropped way down over the past few years. I'm not sure I could tolerate a lesser job at this point. There's so much dysfunction in IT and in the games industry that drives me nuts. I have left more jobs in that field than I've stayed in for a year or more. And I also have some health issues that, while not expensive, make full-time work nearly impossible, and there are precious few part-time gigs.

Anyone else here dealing with this? This year just seems more fraught with uncertainty than most for a FIRE year.

I don't get it... if you really like your job, why leave?  I think FI is a wise goal for everyone, but not necessarily RE.  Is there something else you'd rather be doing?  If so, by all means RE!  Otherwise do what you want

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #806 on: March 23, 2017, 09:02:52 AM »
I'm starting to waffle on my 5/31/17 date. I may have a case of the OMYs, or at least the SMMs (six more months).

The thing is that I really like my job, and that it has good health insurance. I care more about the insurance than the money, tbh. That's an area of life that feels very uncertain over the next several years because of the political goings-on in Washington. I honestly have no idea how to predict health-care costs because everything is in flux politically around premiums, coverage, the ACA, etc.

I realize I could quit this job, try out FIRE, and then get another job if necessary. But honestly, this is one of the best jobs I've ever had, and my BS tolerance has dropped way down over the past few years. I'm not sure I could tolerate a lesser job at this point. There's so much dysfunction in IT and in the games industry that drives me nuts. I have left more jobs in that field than I've stayed in for a year or more. And I also have some health issues that, while not expensive, make full-time work nearly impossible, and there are precious few part-time gigs.

Anyone else here dealing with this? This year just seems more fraught with uncertainty than most for a FIRE year.

I don't get it... if you really like your job, why leave?  I think FI is a wise goal for everyone, but not necessarily RE.  Is there something else you'd rather be doing?  If so, by all means RE!  Otherwise do what you want

Fair question. It's a little complicated, but it's partly that spouse is retiring next month and it would be great to spend more time together, and partly that I have some health issues such that any real job takes all my energy and leaves me exhausted. I have pretty much no social life outside work. So I miss out on parties, dinners, evening events, movie outings, etc. And as much as I enjoy my job, it is temporary, and part of me wants to move along into a more permanent phase of my life, start renewing the friendships I've had to let lapse while working, and be part of a more permanent community that I used to be part of before the health issues hit.

And there are some other activities I'd like to be doing, but can't while I'm working. So it's really just figuring out when the scales tip far enough in the RE direction to be worth it.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #807 on: March 23, 2017, 09:40:27 AM »

Fair question. It's a little complicated, but it's partly that spouse is retiring next month and it would be great to spend more time together, and partly that I have some health issues such that any real job takes all my energy and leaves me exhausted. I have pretty much no social life outside work. So I miss out on parties, dinners, evening events, movie outings, etc. And as much as I enjoy my job, it is temporary, and part of me wants to move along into a more permanent phase of my life, start renewing the friendships I've had to let lapse while working, and be part of a more permanent community that I used to be part of before the health issues hit.

And there are some other activities I'd like to be doing, but can't while I'm working. So it's really just figuring out when the scales tip far enough in the RE direction to be worth it.

Sorry if you've discussed this elsewhere, but it sounds like a part time arrangement (or simply taking unpaid leave) would be ideal for you at this stage.  If you are FI, you have more leverage to make that happen, although obviously it's not possible with every employer.

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« Reply #808 on: March 23, 2017, 10:56:43 AM »
Can I join your group?  I'll be leaving my FT cube job on Dec 29, 2017 due to a site closure, age 39.  I won't be full FIRE, but am planning to work PT or concentrate on side gigs, so Semi-FIRE.  I will not be looking for FT work in my field, which I've done at 3 companies spanning 17 years.

Looking through this thread, I feel similar to many of you, worrying about US healthcare, markets being overpriced, etc. but longing for more freedom and to do things I find fulfilling, mostly growing food and providing for myself and family, building community and friendships.

I'm a bit sad I don't get to resign like most of you.  I wish I could have hit my target and just resigned, but this way I'm getting some lovely parting gifts that will push me towards FI.  I'll be piecing together income to cover expenses until the stash grows to hit my target.  But I was in the class of 2022 and the change in employment situation has been a kick in the pants to try to find ways to make this work now.  I may not fully FIRE for some years, but I'm essentially escaping the cube 5 years before I planned.  Because starting over doing the same work for another company just sounds so terrible to me right now.  There is plenty of work that sounds interesting to me and can cover our low expenses.  More details in my journal, which I started soon after the site closure was announced.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #809 on: March 23, 2017, 01:18:39 PM »
Welcome homestead neohio!

I'm starting to waffle on my 5/31/17 date. I may have a case of the OMYs, or at least the SMMs (six more months).

The thing is that I really like my job, and that it has good health insurance. I care more about the insurance than the money, tbh. That's an area of life that feels very uncertain over the next several years because of the political goings-on in Washington. I honestly have no idea how to predict health-care costs because everything is in flux politically around premiums, coverage, the ACA, etc.

I realize I could quit this job, try out FIRE, and then get another job if necessary. But honestly, this is one of the best jobs I've ever had, and my BS tolerance has dropped way down over the past few years. I'm not sure I could tolerate a lesser job at this point. There's so much dysfunction in IT and in the games industry that drives me nuts. I have left more jobs in that field than I've stayed in for a year or more. And I also have some health issues that, while not expensive, make full-time work nearly impossible, and there are precious few part-time gigs.

Anyone else here dealing with this? This year just seems more fraught with uncertainty than most for a FIRE year.

I don't get it... if you really like your job, why leave?  I think FI is a wise goal for everyone, but not necessarily RE.  Is there something else you'd rather be doing?  If so, by all means RE!  Otherwise do what you want

Fair question. It's a little complicated, but it's partly that spouse is retiring next month and it would be great to spend more time together, and partly that I have some health issues such that any real job takes all my energy and leaves me exhausted. I have pretty much no social life outside work. So I miss out on parties, dinners, evening events, movie outings, etc. And as much as I enjoy my job, it is temporary, and part of me wants to move along into a more permanent phase of my life, start renewing the friendships I've had to let lapse while working, and be part of a more permanent community that I used to be part of before the health issues hit.

And there are some other activities I'd like to be doing, but can't while I'm working. So it's really just figuring out when the scales tip far enough in the RE direction to be worth it.


+1 to this! Even just 2-3 years ago, I didn't enjoy my job due to the manager at the time. Then he magically left and pieces fell into place, but who knows how long this will last. One of my best clients is on the verge of retirement and when he leaves that project could drastically change and morph into something I don't like. I'll go PT soon and maybe I'll still quit before the end of the year, or maybe I will stick around  a bit.
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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #810 on: March 23, 2017, 02:30:04 PM »
Welcome, homestead neohio! Don't be sad, you're taking half of your life back! Working part-time is perfectly fine. No IRP here. :) I've been working part-time since January and am now ready to take the next leap. It makes the downshifting process easier.

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« Reply #811 on: March 23, 2017, 07:02:33 PM »
Sorry if you've discussed this elsewhere, but it sounds like a part time arrangement (or simply taking unpaid leave) would be ideal for you at this stage.  If you are FI, you have more leverage to make that happen, although obviously it's not possible with every employer.

I actually already negotiated for part-time, but the long commute still does me in, unfortunately. What would be really great is working from home once or twice a week, but my company has a policy against that. I could actually see doing this job indefinitely a couple of days a week, mostly from home, and I may ask about that when the time comes, but I doubt it'll fly. It would set a precedent the company wouldn't like.

For now, I'm just taking it one day at a time. I'll reassess in May to see where things stand.

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« Reply #812 on: March 25, 2017, 12:02:13 AM »
Found out my bonus number and profit sharing posted today! Going to planning meeting with management next week and will let them know to replace me. So maybe pushing back the date by a month or two but all the payments have posted so its a done deal! Its horrifying. I'm horrified right now.
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« Reply #813 on: March 25, 2017, 08:21:10 AM »
DollarDominatrix how did things go? How is retired life?

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #814 on: March 25, 2017, 09:52:34 AM »
My last day of work is May 19, 2017

Edit **  I forgot to mention that I just turned 43. I have been at my current job for 9.5 years and in the industry for 21 years.

I moved across the country and flipped my entire lifestyle on it's head over the last 5 years. It has been an interesting ride and I can't be more grateful for the website or these forums. I put a plan in place to increase my savings and decrease my spending so that the day would come where they would intersect and it finally came.

I no longer felt engaged with work (I negotiated remote work for 3 yrs from advice on the forums) , my ethical support in the industry I worked dropped and the business relationships that existed or culture that has become prevelant (money drives everything) frustrated me. Over the last 4 months I worked out a plan for my employer to phase me out as they wanted to have a full time in house employee again so in a way it is a mutual lay-off which is cool with me.I am on holidays now bring off all my banked days and as of May 5th I am done holidays and will then get my lay-off notice and be done May 19th.

My wife will continue to work at our small business we own and draw her income which will allow us to preserve our savings if we choose or if needed I can draw my FIRE funds. To make ends meet I need to draw 2% of my savings to cover our costs of living but my hobby of writing and landscape photography has begun to make money. So I will continue to have fun with that and see if I can earn enough to not withdraw anything at all.

Yes I guess you could say I won't be true FIRE but I will be absolutely FI. I don't need a job and don't have to work at all and I don't need side hobby/hustle income either. Everything I will be doing will be done because I love it and have fun doing it.

I have outlined this in great detail on my journal and also touch very very lightly on my blog.

I now enter a phase where I have about 6 remaining paycheques and as each 2 week period passes I get a bit nervous as I wonder will I cope well when the last one is received.

Cheers to all my fellow 2017 FIRE partners out there.
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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #815 on: March 25, 2017, 01:29:10 PM »
My bonus ended up posting, too.  I guess technically it was for 2016 so it was considered "accrued" for conservative accounting practices.  Neat, since I wasn't counting on it.

Considering the extremely low effective tax rate, it makes my net dollar per hour worked REALLY you for 2017 (most went into 401k, plus the bonus, plus the fact that most of my projects got quickly transferred when I gave notice so my last 3-4 weeks were very low load and work from home). 

So far it's been easy to acclimate-- I hardly check my phone now and I seem to be sleeping better.  I'm still in he "keep busy" mode, and have a long list of household chores to complete.  But I'm trying to stick to 1 big chore or 2 small chores per day.   

My wife is enjoying having a house husband

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« Reply #816 on: March 25, 2017, 01:46:18 PM »
Adding Stasher. We're born in the same year!

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DollarDominatrix         March 24, 2017
Myhotrs          (at 38) March 31, 2017   
Oblivo                   March 31, 2017
John Doe         (at 50) April 1, 2017     Part time
FrugalAussie             April 20, 2017
Daisy            (at 48) April 28, 2017
oneyearfromnow           April 28, 2017
freedom47                April 28, 2017
MandyM           (at 38) May 1, 2017       Part time     
Mrs. Pomodoro    (at 43) May 1, 2017       Part time
Remote_Landlord  (at 39) May 8, 2017
Penguin159               May 12, 2017
Stasher          (at 43) May 19, 2017
Rachael Talcott  (at 42) May 21, 2017
BNgarden         (at 58) May 24, 2017
RedmondStash             May 31, 2017
Fairviewite      (at 27) June 1, 2017
Romag                    June 1, 2017
Financial Asc.   (at 39) June 1, 2017
MandalayVA       (at 50) June 1, 2017
fidreamer                June 16, 2017
Rahby1us                 June, 2017
Charlie Foxtrot  (at 41) July 1, 2017
Bigchrisb        (at 35) July 3, 2017
Freedom17        (at 38) July 28, 2017
UnleashHell              July 28, 2017
Jack06           (at 42) August 1, 2017
MonkeyJenga      (at 31) Fall 2017
Zephyr911        (at 39) Fall 2017
SachaFiscal      (at 41) Dec 1, 2017   
homestead neohio (at 39) Dec 29, 2017      Part time
Jim2001                  Dec 31, 2017
Easypeasy        (at 35) Late 2017
Mf3333           (at 56)                   OMY
SwordGuy         (at 59)                   OMY
Mrs. SwordGuy                              OMY
Noble_goal                                 OMY
JoJo             (at 43)                   OMY
Cookie78         (at 39)                   OMY

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #817 on: March 25, 2017, 02:57:43 PM »
You're horrified that you're pushing the date back or horrified that you're retiring?

Horrified I'm actually walking away from my job. I get paid too much because I've been there so long and since I'm senior I do whatever I want - come late, leave early, work from home, take clients to expensive lunch, etc.

Seems crazy as I write this, but it's still a crappy cubicle job. I'm expected to be available anytime and anywhere on a few days notice, I'm tied to email, crappy managers, TPS reports... you guys all know.
I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #818 on: March 25, 2017, 06:15:33 PM »

I now enter a phase where I have about 6 remaining paycheques and as each 2 week period passes I get a bit nervous as I wonder will I cope well when the last one is received.

Cheers to all my fellow 2017 FIRE partners out there.

I thought I would be horrified, too.   But now that I am FIRE and waiting for the final payout cheque for the vacation pay next friday (it's a big one), I am not thinking about it at all.  Really.     I tell myself that I should start tracking expenses again, but I am so relaxed after 2 weeks FIRE that it seems like too much work, when I could do so many other things.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #819 on: March 25, 2017, 09:48:00 PM »

I now enter a phase where I have about 6 remaining paycheques and as each 2 week period passes I get a bit nervous as I wonder will I cope well when the last one is received.

Cheers to all my fellow 2017 FIRE partners out there.

I thought I would be horrified, too.   But now that I am FIRE and waiting for the final payout cheque for the vacation pay next friday (it's a big one), I am not thinking about it at all.  Really.     I tell myself that I should start tracking expenses again, but I am so relaxed after 2 weeks FIRE that it seems like too much work, when I could do so many other things.

Thanks for the encouragement Freedom17 and Goldielocks! Can't wait to turn in my laptop and access card. Will update the list when I have a specific date.
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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #820 on: March 26, 2017, 09:59:26 AM »
@Pomodoro ~ thanks for the add to the list :)
@Goldielocks ~ I hope it goes well and I am sure it will
@MyHotrs ~ Like you I can't wait to be free of having to be email/cell phone accessible at anytime 24/7/365 . I have never experienced that freedom in my entire life in my chosen career path. It will be unique.
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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #821 on: March 26, 2017, 08:32:33 PM »
I'm usually accessing  the forum from my phone, not computer, so I couldn't edit the table with my update. Well, now I am.

Threshkin                October 31, 2016  Confirmed
Metta            (at 55) January 1, 2017   Confirmed
MrsWhipple       (at 32) January 1, 2017   Confirmed
FIRE me                  January 3, 2017   Confirmed
Zineth           (at 49) January 27, 2017  Confirmed
MarciaB          (at 55) January 31, 2017  Confirmed
MsGreenStash     (at 51) February 1, 2017  Confirmed
dabears847               February 17, 2017 Confirmed
Cottonswab       (at 30) March 1, 2017     Confirmed
Goldielocks              March 10, 2017    Confirmed
Dragoncar                March 15, 2017    Confirmed
DollarDominatrix         March 24, 2017
Myhotrs          (at 38) March 31, 2017   
Oblivo                   March 31, 2017
John Doe         (at 50) April 1, 2017     Part time
FrugalAussie             April 20, 2017
oneyearfromnow           April 28, 2017
freedom47                April 28, 2017
MandyM           (at 38) May 1, 2017       Part time
Mrs. Pomodoro    (at 43) May 1, 2017       Part time
Remote_Landlord  (at 39) May 8, 2017
Penguin159               May 12, 2017
Stasher          (at 43) May 19, 2017
Rachael Talcott  (at 42) May 21, 2017
BNgarden         (at 58) May 24, 2017
RedmondStash             May 31, 2017
Fairviewite      (at 27) June 1, 2017
Romag                    June 1, 2017
Financial Asc.   (at 39) June 1, 2017
MandalayVA       (at 50) June 1, 2017
fidreamer                June 16, 2017
Rahby1us                 June, 2017
Charlie Foxtrot  (at 41) July 1, 2017
Bigchrisb        (at 35) July 3, 2017
Daisy            (at 48) July 17, 2017      Already part time, looking to fully FIRE 71717
Freedom17        (at 38) July 28, 2017
UnleashHell              July 28, 2017
Jack06           (at 42) August 1, 2017
MonkeyJenga      (at 31) Fall 2017
Zephyr911        (at 39) Fall 2017
SachaFiscal      (at 41) Dec 1, 2017   
homestead neohio (at 39) Dec 29, 2017      Part time
Jim2001                  Dec 31, 2017
Easypeasy        (at 35) Late 2017
Mf3333           (at 56)                   OMY
SwordGuy         (at 59)                   OMY
Mrs. SwordGuy                              OMY
Noble_goal                                 OMY
JoJo             (at 43)                   OMY
Cookie78         (at 39)                   OMY
« Last Edit: March 26, 2017, 09:34:34 PM by Daisy »

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #822 on: March 27, 2017, 02:10:12 AM »
This is probably in incredibly poor taste given that we're already a quarter of the way through the year... but I am scheduled to pull the pin at the end of July and was wondering if I could participate in the thread. After discovering MMM back in late 2013, I sucked it all up at breakneck speed but then drifted away once my course was set. Now that I've approached the ER MAH GERD sensation of the change being just around the corner, I have to admit it might be reassuring to be in the company of others in the same boat. Looking back over the pages of the thread, it appears I am not entirely alone in feeling this way!

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #823 on: March 27, 2017, 04:13:45 AM »
I finished on Friday... Phew!

Threshkin                October 31, 2016  Confirmed
Metta            (at 55) January 1, 2017   Confirmed
MrsWhipple       (at 32) January 1, 2017   Confirmed
FIRE me                  January 3, 2017   Confirmed
Zineth           (at 49) January 27, 2017  Confirmed
MarciaB          (at 55) January 31, 2017  Confirmed
MsGreenStash     (at 51) February 1, 2017  Confirmed
dabears847               February 17, 2017 Confirmed
Cottonswab       (at 30) March 1, 2017     Confirmed
Goldielocks              March 10, 2017    Confirmed
Dragoncar                March 15, 2017    Confirmed
Oblivo           (at 35) March 24, 2017    Confirmed
DollarDominatrix         March 24, 2017
Myhotrs          (at 38) March 31, 2017   
John Doe         (at 50) April 1, 2017     Part time
FrugalAussie             April 20, 2017
oneyearfromnow           April 28, 2017
freedom47                April 28, 2017
MandyM           (at 38) May 1, 2017       Part time
Mrs. Pomodoro    (at 43) May 1, 2017       Part time
Remote_Landlord  (at 39) May 8, 2017
Penguin159               May 12, 2017
Stasher          (at 43) May 19, 2017
Rachael Talcott  (at 42) May 21, 2017
BNgarden         (at 58) May 24, 2017
RedmondStash             May 31, 2017
Fairviewite      (at 27) June 1, 2017
Romag                    June 1, 2017
Financial Asc.   (at 39) June 1, 2017
MandalayVA       (at 50) June 1, 2017
fidreamer                June 16, 2017
Rahby1us                 June, 2017
Charlie Foxtrot  (at 41) July 1, 2017
Bigchrisb        (at 35) July 3, 2017
Daisy            (at 48) July 17, 2017      Already part time, looking to fully FIRE 71717
Freedom17        (at 38) July 28, 2017
UnleashHell              July 28, 2017
Jack06           (at 42) August 1, 2017
MonkeyJenga      (at 31) Fall 2017
Zephyr911        (at 39) Fall 2017
SachaFiscal      (at 41) Dec 1, 2017   
homestead neohio (at 39) Dec 29, 2017      Part time
Jim2001                  Dec 31, 2017
Easypeasy        (at 35) Late 2017
Mf3333           (at 56)                   OMY
SwordGuy         (at 59)                   OMY
Mrs. SwordGuy                              OMY
Noble_goal                                 OMY
JoJo             (at 43)                   OMY
Cookie78         (at 39)                   OMY

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #824 on: March 28, 2017, 01:32:18 PM »
Modifying my entry so it's not so long.

Threshkin                October 31, 2016  Confirmed
Metta            (at 55) January 1, 2017   Confirmed
MrsWhipple       (at 32) January 1, 2017   Confirmed
FIRE me                  January 3, 2017   Confirmed
Zineth           (at 49) January 27, 2017  Confirmed
MarciaB          (at 55) January 31, 2017  Confirmed
MsGreenStash     (at 51) February 1, 2017  Confirmed
dabears847               February 17, 2017 Confirmed
Cottonswab       (at 30) March 1, 2017     Confirmed
Goldielocks              March 10, 2017    Confirmed
Dragoncar                March 15, 2017    Confirmed
Oblivo           (at 35) March 24, 2017    Confirmed
DollarDominatrix         March 24, 2017
Myhotrs          (at 38) March 31, 2017   
John Doe         (at 50) April 1, 2017     Part time
FrugalAussie             April 20, 2017
oneyearfromnow           April 28, 2017
freedom47                April 28, 2017
MandyM           (at 38) May 1, 2017       Part time
Mrs. Pomodoro    (at 43) May 1, 2017       Part time
Remote_Landlord  (at 39) May 8, 2017
Penguin159               May 12, 2017
Stasher          (at 43) May 19, 2017
Rachael Talcott  (at 42) May 21, 2017
BNgarden         (at 58) May 24, 2017
RedmondStash             May 31, 2017
Fairviewite      (at 27) June 1, 2017
Romag                    June 1, 2017
Financial Asc.   (at 39) June 1, 2017
MandalayVA       (at 50) June 1, 2017
fidreamer                June 16, 2017
Rahby1us                 June, 2017
Charlie Foxtrot  (at 41) July 1, 2017
Bigchrisb        (at 35) July 3, 2017
Daisy            (at 48) July 17, 2017      Part time to full FIRE
Freedom17        (at 38) July 28, 2017
UnleashHell              July 28, 2017
Jack06           (at 42) August 1, 2017
MonkeyJenga      (at 31) Fall 2017
Zephyr911        (at 39) Fall 2017
SachaFiscal      (at 41) Dec 1, 2017   
homestead neohio (at 39) Dec 29, 2017      Part time
Jim2001                  Dec 31, 2017
Easypeasy        (at 35) Late 2017
Mf3333           (at 56)                   OMY
SwordGuy         (at 59)                   OMY
Mrs. SwordGuy                              OMY
Noble_goal                                 OMY
JoJo             (at 43)                   OMY
Cookie78         (at 39)                   OMY

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #825 on: March 28, 2017, 01:47:52 PM »
I don't know who put me on the OMY list, but I was just thinking out loud! I am sneaking back into the class of 2017. August 3rd is my last day for sure, and officially. It's just a matter of whether I come back to work for a few months after my one year leave of absence or not, which I won't know until well into 2018. Does that disqualify me from 2017?!


Threshkin                October 31, 2016  Confirmed
Metta            (at 55) January 1, 2017   Confirmed
MrsWhipple       (at 32) January 1, 2017   Confirmed
FIRE me                  January 3, 2017   Confirmed
Zineth           (at 49) January 27, 2017  Confirmed
MarciaB          (at 55) January 31, 2017  Confirmed
MsGreenStash     (at 51) February 1, 2017  Confirmed
dabears847               February 17, 2017 Confirmed
Cottonswab       (at 30) March 1, 2017     Confirmed
Goldielocks              March 10, 2017    Confirmed
Dragoncar                March 15, 2017    Confirmed
Oblivo           (at 35) March 24, 2017    Confirmed
DollarDominatrix         March 24, 2017
Myhotrs          (at 38) March 31, 2017   
John Doe         (at 50) April 1, 2017     Part time
FrugalAussie             April 20, 2017
oneyearfromnow           April 28, 2017
freedom47                April 28, 2017
MandyM           (at 38) May 1, 2017       Part time
Mrs. Pomodoro    (at 43) May 1, 2017       Part time
Remote_Landlord  (at 39) May 8, 2017
Penguin159               May 12, 2017
Stasher          (at 43) May 19, 2017
Rachael Talcott  (at 42) May 21, 2017
BNgarden         (at 58) May 24, 2017
RedmondStash             May 31, 2017
Fairviewite      (at 27) June 1, 2017
Romag                    June 1, 2017
Financial Asc.   (at 39) June 1, 2017
MandalayVA       (at 50) June 1, 2017
fidreamer                June 16, 2017
Rahby1us                 June, 2017
Charlie Foxtrot  (at 41) July 1, 2017
Bigchrisb        (at 35) July 3, 2017
Daisy            (at 48) July 17, 2017      Part time to full FIRE
Freedom17        (at 38) July 28, 2017
UnleashHell              July 28, 2017
Jack06           (at 42) August 1, 2017
Cookie78         (at 39) August 3, 2017                 
MonkeyJenga      (at 31) Fall 2017
Zephyr911        (at 39) Fall 2017
SachaFiscal      (at 41) Dec 1, 2017   
homestead neohio (at 39) Dec 29, 2017      Part time
Jim2001                  Dec 31, 2017
Easypeasy        (at 35) Late 2017
Mf3333           (at 56)                   OMY
SwordGuy         (at 59)                   OMY
Mrs. SwordGuy                              OMY
Noble_goal                                 OMY
JoJo             (at 43)                   OMY


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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #826 on: March 28, 2017, 03:00:47 PM »
Welcome abroad 2017, concealed stache.


Threshkin                October 31, 2016  Confirmed
Metta            (at 55) January 1, 2017   Confirmed
MrsWhipple       (at 32) January 1, 2017   Confirmed
FIRE me                  January 3, 2017   Confirmed
Zineth           (at 49) January 27, 2017  Confirmed
MarciaB          (at 55) January 31, 2017  Confirmed
MsGreenStash     (at 51) February 1, 2017  Confirmed
dabears847               February 17, 2017 Confirmed
Cottonswab       (at 30) March 1, 2017     Confirmed
Goldielocks              March 10, 2017    Confirmed
Dragoncar                March 15, 2017    Confirmed
Oblivo           (at 35) March 24, 2017    Confirmed
DollarDominatrix         March 24, 2017
Myhotrs          (at 38) March 31, 2017   
John Doe         (at 50) April 1, 2017     Part time
FrugalAussie             April 20, 2017
oneyearfromnow           April 28, 2017
freedom47                April 28, 2017
MandyM           (at 38) May 1, 2017       Part time
Mrs. Pomodoro    (at 43) May 1, 2017       Part time
Remote_Landlord  (at 39) May 8, 2017
Penguin159               May 12, 2017
Stasher          (at 43) May 19, 2017
Rachael Talcott  (at 42) May 21, 2017
BNgarden         (at 58) May 24, 2017
RedmondStash             May 31, 2017
Fairviewite      (at 27) June 1, 2017
Romag                    June 1, 2017
Financial Asc.   (at 39) June 1, 2017
MandalayVA       (at 50) June 1, 2017
fidreamer                June 16, 2017
Rahby1us                 June, 2017
Charlie Foxtrot  (at 41) July 1, 2017
Bigchrisb        (at 35) July 3, 2017
Daisy            (at 48) July 17, 2017      Part time to full FIRE
Freedom17        (at 38) July 28, 2017
UnleashHell              July 28, 2017
concealed stache         July 31, 2017
Jack06           (at 42) August 1, 2017
Cookie78         (at 39) August 3, 2017                 
MonkeyJenga      (at 31) Fall 2017
Zephyr911        (at 39) Fall 2017
SachaFiscal      (at 41) Dec 1, 2017   
homestead neohio (at 39) Dec 29, 2017      Part time
Jim2001                  Dec 31, 2017
Easypeasy        (at 35) Late 2017
Mf3333           (at 56)                   OMY
SwordGuy         (at 59)                   OMY
Mrs. SwordGuy                              OMY
Noble_goal                                 OMY
JoJo             (at 43)                   OMY

FIRE'd on January 4, 2017

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #827 on: March 28, 2017, 06:54:44 PM »
DollarDominatrix turned in her notice 2 weeks before her FIRE date, so I'm marking her as confirmed.

Threshkin                October 31, 2016  Confirmed
Metta            (at 55) January 1, 2017   Confirmed
MrsWhipple       (at 32) January 1, 2017   Confirmed
FIRE me                  January 3, 2017   Confirmed
Zineth           (at 49) January 27, 2017  Confirmed
MarciaB          (at 55) January 31, 2017  Confirmed
MsGreenStash     (at 51) February 1, 2017  Confirmed
dabears847               February 17, 2017 Confirmed
Cottonswab       (at 30) March 1, 2017     Confirmed
Goldielocks              March 10, 2017    Confirmed
Dragoncar                March 15, 2017    Confirmed
Oblivo           (at 35) March 24, 2017    Confirmed
DollarDominatrix         March 24, 2017    Confirmed
Myhotrs          (at 38) March 31, 2017   
John Doe         (at 50) April 1, 2017     Part time
FrugalAussie             April 20, 2017
oneyearfromnow           April 28, 2017
freedom47                April 28, 2017
MandyM           (at 38) May 1, 2017       Part time
Mrs. Pomodoro    (at 43) May 1, 2017       Part time
Remote_Landlord  (at 39) May 8, 2017
Penguin159               May 12, 2017
Stasher          (at 43) May 19, 2017
Rachael Talcott  (at 42) May 21, 2017
BNgarden         (at 58) May 24, 2017
RedmondStash             May 31, 2017
Fairviewite      (at 27) June 1, 2017
Romag                    June 1, 2017
Financial Asc.   (at 39) June 1, 2017
MandalayVA       (at 50) June 1, 2017
fidreamer                June 16, 2017
Rahby1us                 June, 2017
Charlie Foxtrot  (at 41) July 1, 2017
Bigchrisb        (at 35) July 3, 2017
Daisy            (at 48) July 17, 2017      Part time to full FIRE
Freedom17        (at 38) July 28, 2017
UnleashHell              July 28, 2017
Jack06           (at 42) August 1, 2017
Cookie78         (at 39) August 3, 2017                 
MonkeyJenga      (at 31) Fall 2017
Zephyr911        (at 39) Fall 2017
SachaFiscal      (at 41) Dec 1, 2017   
homestead neohio (at 39) Dec 29, 2017      Part time
Jim2001                  Dec 31, 2017
Easypeasy        (at 35) Late 2017
Mf3333           (at 56)                   OMY
SwordGuy         (at 59)                   OMY
Mrs. SwordGuy                              OMY
Noble_goal                                 OMY
JoJo             (at 43)                   OMY


Freedom17

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #828 on: March 28, 2017, 08:05:29 PM »
OCD :)

Threshkin                October 31, 2016  Confirmed
Metta            (at 55) January 1, 2017   Confirmed
MrsWhipple       (at 32) January 1, 2017   Confirmed
FIRE me                  January 3, 2017   Confirmed
Zineth           (at 49) January 27, 2017  Confirmed
MarciaB          (at 55) January 31, 2017  Confirmed
MsGreenStash     (at 51) February 1, 2017  Confirmed
dabears847               February 17, 2017 Confirmed
Cottonswab       (at 30) March 1, 2017     Confirmed
Goldielocks              March 10, 2017    Confirmed
Dragoncar                March 15, 2017    Confirmed
Oblivo           (at 35) March 24, 2017    Confirmed
DollarDominatrix         March 24, 2017    Confirmed
Myhotrs          (at 38) March 31, 2017   
John Doe         (at 50) April 1, 2017     Part time
FrugalAussie             April 20, 2017
oneyearfromnow           April 28, 2017
freedom47                April 28, 2017
MandyM           (at 38) May 1, 2017       Part time
Mrs. Pomodoro    (at 43) May 1, 2017       Part time
Remote_Landlord  (at 39) May 8, 2017
Penguin159               May 12, 2017
Stasher          (at 43) May 19, 2017
Rachael Talcott  (at 42) May 21, 2017
BNgarden         (at 58) May 24, 2017
RedmondStash             May 31, 2017
Fairviewite      (at 27) June 1, 2017
Romag                    June 1, 2017
Financial Asc.   (at 39) June 1, 2017
MandalayVA       (at 50) June 1, 2017
fidreamer                June 16, 2017
Rahby1us                 June, 2017
Charlie Foxtrot  (at 41) July 1, 2017
Bigchrisb        (at 35) July 3, 2017
Daisy            (at 48) July 17, 2017     Part time to full FIRE
Freedom17        (at 38) July 28, 2017
UnleashHell              July 28, 2017
Jack06           (at 42) August 1, 2017
Cookie78         (at 39) August 3, 2017                 
MonkeyJenga      (at 31) Fall 2017
Zephyr911        (at 39) Fall 2017
SachaFiscal      (at 41) Dec 1, 2017   
homestead neohio (at 39) Dec 29, 2017      Part time
Jim2001                  Dec 31, 2017
Easypeasy        (at 35) Late 2017
Mf3333           (at 56)                   OMY
SwordGuy         (at 59)                   OMY
Mrs. SwordGuy                              OMY
Noble_goal                                 OMY
JoJo             (at 43)                   OMY

concealed stache

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #829 on: March 28, 2017, 08:19:14 PM »
Welcome abroad 2017, concealed stache.

Thank you very much, FIRE me! I see now that anybody can update the list, I will do so in the future but thanks for taking the time to stick me on.

I guess that makes it official now that it's out in the open (on an anonymous forum located at an internet suburb).

Taking another look through the recent pages it's quite impressive how many people have executed their plans on time. Barring those inevitable surprises that a few of us have had, the success rate seems super high! Encourages me to make sure I do all the last-minute tasks that will hopefully lead to a smooth transition.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #830 on: March 29, 2017, 11:21:17 AM »
Threshkin                October 31, 2016  Confirmed
Metta            (at 55) January 1, 2017   Confirmed
MrsWhipple       (at 32) January 1, 2017   Confirmed
FIRE me                  January 3, 2017   Confirmed
Zineth           (at 49) January 27, 2017  Confirmed
MarciaB          (at 55) January 31, 2017  Confirmed
MsGreenStash     (at 51) February 1, 2017  Confirmed
dabears847               February 17, 2017 Confirmed
Cottonswab       (at 30) March 1, 2017     Confirmed
Goldielocks              March 10, 2017    Confirmed
Dragoncar                March 15, 2017    Confirmed
Oblivo           (at 35) March 24, 2017    Confirmed
DollarDominatrix         March 24, 2017    Confirmed
Myhotrs          (at 38) March 31, 2017   
John Doe         (at 50) April 1, 2017     Part time
FrugalAussie             April 20, 2017
oneyearfromnow           April 28, 2017
freedom47                April 28, 2017
MandyM           (at 38) May 1, 2017       Part time
Mrs. Pomodoro    (at 43) May 1, 2017       Part time
Remote_Landlord  (at 39) May 8, 2017
Penguin159               May 12, 2017
Stasher          (at 43) May 19, 2017
Rachael Talcott  (at 42) May 21, 2017
BNgarden         (at 58) May 24, 2017
RedmondStash             May 31, 2017
Fairviewite      (at 27) June 1, 2017
Romag                    June 1, 2017
Financial Asc.   (at 39) June 1, 2017
MandalayVA       (at 50) June 1, 2017
fidreamer                June 16, 2017
Rahby1us                 June, 2017
Charlie Foxtrot  (at 41) July 1, 2017
Bigchrisb        (at 35) July 3, 2017
Daisy            (at 48) July 17, 2017     Part time to full FIRE
Freedom17        (at 38) July 28, 2017
UnleashHell              July 28, 2017
Jack06           (at 42) August 1, 2017
Cookie78         (at 39) August 3, 2017                 
MonkeyJenga      (at 31) Fall 2017
Zephyr911        (at 39) Fall 2017
SachaFiscal      (at 41) Dec 1, 2017   
homestead neohio (at 39) Dec 29, 2017      Part time
Jim2001                  Dec 31, 2017
Easypeasy        (at 35) Late 2017
Mf3333           (at 56)                   OMY
SwordGuy         (at 59)                   OMY
Mrs. SwordGuy                              OMY
Noble_goal                                 OMY
JoJo             (at 43)                   OMY - 70% part time


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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #831 on: March 29, 2017, 05:30:36 PM »
Status update:  Enjoying life with no intention to return to work.  I think I am still decompressing.  The biggest FPP (FIRE'd People Problem) I have is remembering to get out the computer to pay bills. 

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #832 on: March 29, 2017, 05:43:52 PM »
Status update:  Enjoying life with no intention to return to work.  I think I am still decompressing.  The biggest FPP (FIRE'd People Problem) I have is remembering to get out the computer to pay bills.

Sounds great.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #833 on: March 30, 2017, 10:50:49 AM »
I'm retiring this year after 30 years in the US Federal government.  I'm 56 - not exactly young, but much younger than any of my colleagues who are now thinking about retirement.  My FIRE date is either 6/30 or 8/31, depending on circumstances.  There's a possibility of getting a buyout worth $25k, so I may take the later date for that benefit.  So for now, you can put me down for 6/30/2017.


MandyM

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #834 on: March 30, 2017, 01:14:14 PM »
I added Bruizer in. Also, I am on target to go PT starting May 1. I had kind of hoped for sooner, but we finally managed to hire someone and they will start towards the end of April. They have worked at this company prior, so bringing them up to speed should be pretty seamless.

Threshkin                October 31, 2016  Confirmed
Metta            (at 55) January 1, 2017   Confirmed
MrsWhipple       (at 32) January 1, 2017   Confirmed
FIRE me                  January 3, 2017   Confirmed
Zineth           (at 49) January 27, 2017  Confirmed
MarciaB          (at 55) January 31, 2017  Confirmed
MsGreenStash     (at 51) February 1, 2017  Confirmed
dabears847               February 17, 2017 Confirmed
Cottonswab       (at 30) March 1, 2017     Confirmed
Goldielocks              March 10, 2017    Confirmed
Dragoncar                March 15, 2017    Confirmed
Oblivo           (at 35) March 24, 2017    Confirmed
DollarDominatrix         March 24, 2017    Confirmed
Myhotrs          (at 38) March 31, 2017   
John Doe         (at 50) April 1, 2017     Part time
FrugalAussie             April 20, 2017
oneyearfromnow           April 28, 2017
freedom47                April 28, 2017
MandyM           (at 38) May 1, 2017       Part time
Mrs. Pomodoro    (at 43) May 1, 2017       Part time
Remote_Landlord  (at 39) May 8, 2017
Penguin159               May 12, 2017
Stasher          (at 43) May 19, 2017
Rachael Talcott  (at 42) May 21, 2017
BNgarden         (at 58) May 24, 2017
RedmondStash             May 31, 2017
Fairviewite      (at 27) June 1, 2017
Romag                    June 1, 2017
Financial Asc.   (at 39) June 1, 2017
MandalayVA       (at 50) June 1, 2017
fidreamer                June 16, 2017
Rahby1us                 June, 2017
Bruizer          (at 56) June 30, 2017
Charlie Foxtrot  (at 41) July 1, 2017
Bigchrisb        (at 35) July 3, 2017
Daisy            (at 48) July 17, 2017     Part time to full FIRE
Freedom17        (at 38) July 28, 2017
UnleashHell              July 28, 2017
Jack06           (at 42) August 1, 2017
Cookie78         (at 39) August 3, 2017                 
MonkeyJenga      (at 31) Fall 2017
Zephyr911        (at 39) Fall 2017
SachaFiscal      (at 41) Dec 1, 2017   
homestead neohio (at 39) Dec 29, 2017      Part time
Jim2001                  Dec 31, 2017
Easypeasy        (at 35) Late 2017
Mf3333           (at 56)                   OMY
SwordGuy         (at 59)                   OMY
Mrs. SwordGuy                              OMY
Noble_goal                                 OMY
JoJo             (at 43)                   OMY - 70% part time

"Freedom lies in being bold." -Robert Frost

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #835 on: March 30, 2017, 06:58:17 PM »
I'm retiring this year after 30 years in the US Federal government.  I'm 56 - not exactly young, but much younger than any of my colleagues who are now thinking about retirement.  My FIRE date is either 6/30 or 8/31, depending on circumstances.  There's a possibility of getting a buyout worth $25k, so I may take the later date for that benefit.  So for now, you can put me down for 6/30/2017.

That is terrific!   The paradigm for those with pensions is quite a different mindset than those of use that need to be self-funded in retirement. Such large golden handcuffs.  Good for you to make it out early, while you can do everything you want.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #836 on: March 31, 2017, 01:09:37 PM »
Just talked to management and gave notice. Last day is somewhere around May 15th!! One More Month syndrome I guess.



Threshkin                October 31, 2016  Confirmed
Metta            (at 55) January 1, 2017   Confirmed
MrsWhipple       (at 32) January 1, 2017   Confirmed
FIRE me                  January 3, 2017   Confirmed
Zineth           (at 49) January 27, 2017  Confirmed
MarciaB          (at 55) January 31, 2017  Confirmed
MsGreenStash     (at 51) February 1, 2017  Confirmed
dabears847               February 17, 2017 Confirmed
Cottonswab       (at 30) March 1, 2017     Confirmed
Goldielocks              March 10, 2017    Confirmed
Dragoncar                March 15, 2017    Confirmed
Oblivo           (at 35) March 24, 2017    Confirmed
DollarDominatrix         March 24, 2017
John Doe         (at 50) April 1, 2017     Part time
FrugalAussie             April 20, 2017
oneyearfromnow           April 28, 2017
freedom47                April 28, 2017
MandyM           (at 38) May 1, 2017       Part time
Mrs. Pomodoro    (at 43) May 1, 2017       Part time
Remote_Landlord  (at 39) May 8, 2017
Penguin159               May 12, 2017
Myhotrs          (at 38) May 15, 2017   
Stasher          (at 43) May 19, 2017
Rachael Talcott  (at 42) May 21, 2017
BNgarden         (at 58) May 24, 2017
RedmondStash             May 31, 2017
Fairviewite      (at 27) June 1, 2017
Romag                    June 1, 2017
Financial Asc.   (at 39) June 1, 2017
MandalayVA       (at 50) June 1, 2017
fidreamer                June 16, 2017
Rahby1us                 June, 2017
Charlie Foxtrot  (at 41) July 1, 2017
Bigchrisb        (at 35) July 3, 2017
Daisy            (at 48) July 17, 2017      Already part time, looking to fully FIRE 71717
Freedom17        (at 38) July 28, 2017
UnleashHell              July 28, 2017
Jack06           (at 42) August 1, 2017
MonkeyJenga      (at 31) Fall 2017
Zephyr911        (at 39) Fall 2017
SachaFiscal      (at 41) Dec 1, 2017   
homestead neohio (at 39) Dec 29, 2017      Part time
Jim2001                  Dec 31, 2017
Easypeasy        (at 35) Late 2017
Mf3333           (at 56)                   OMY
SwordGuy         (at 59)                   OMY
Mrs. SwordGuy                              OMY
Noble_goal                                 OMY
JoJo             (at 43)                   OMY
Cookie78         (at 39)                   OMY


I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #837 on: March 31, 2017, 02:51:33 PM »
What a great thread.  My FIRE date is November 1, 2017. I own my business and my lease is up October 31. After that I hope to just be a boring book worm and yogini. DH will keep working for a while longer.
I'm still doing a plan for our FIRE finances - that will probably kick in sometime in 2018 - with a long trip to SE Asia and probably a move to somewhere warm and sunny.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #838 on: April 01, 2017, 12:35:14 PM »
Well I did it!! March 31 was my last day of FT employment. I am now only PT employed as I agreed to a 50% arrangement (which really could be less).   My employer made me a great offer to stay in a PT capacity and while I am already FI I think this will be a good transition for me for a year or two.  It was a very odd day and somewhat emotional.   I found it odd as many of my co-workers were acting as if this really was the end despite that I will still be around 2-3 days/week. I even got gifts.  I really was not expecting the reaction from some of my colleagues nor was I expecting the reaction from myself.  Now all I have to do is figure out what I am going to do with the rest of my life!!

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #839 on: April 01, 2017, 07:12:54 PM »
!@#%$QWERFAWESF&(*)_*&(_)&)&*()@#$%W#$%$#

Damn, guys.

I haven't been on here much. Just a hard start to the year, lots of good and bad, and lots of self-doubt, but I set a date today: 9/30. End of the fiscal year, coincidentally, and the soonest I can achieve sufficient liquidity to make the jump to living off drill pay + a small amount of self-employment + rent/dividends/etc.

It feels really fucking good to have hung my hat on it. I've been working so hard I barely know which way is up, but I'm finally on glidepath.

I was working on "set a date by birthday (June)" and today it just kinda came together in my head, and I crunched a bit more on the numbers, and there it was. I'm more excited about the work I'll be doing, when I do work, than about quitting the day job. Regardless, I'm finally sure.

Right now I'm allowing one month's tolerance either way... on the one hand, I could push it up if I get really irritated, but on the other, every paycheck is almost straight cash savings at this point, and I could use the added cushion - but the ballpark is there, and I will lock it in no later than 6/30.

No more dicking around.
Semi-FIREd December 2017, part-time entrepreneur, lover of puppies and saltwater.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #840 on: April 03, 2017, 04:36:43 PM »
I'm suffering with 'one more month' disease! My leaving date is pushed back three weeks due to a couple of work related issues and to ease the transition for staff.  I'm struggling with the decision to leave but know, deep down, it's the best way forward for me.  My last day at work is now 11 May.  We have tickets booked for our holiday to Canada for 21 May.  That was a clever move by my partner, getting those tickets booked, as I'd probably linger at work even longer.
FIRE'd in 2017, aged 51. Not bored yet!

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #841 on: April 03, 2017, 04:50:56 PM »
@ Frugalaussie~
Congrats on the end date!  Savvy to book plane tickets!   What part of Canada are you visiting?  Ottawa area?  West Coast?  East Coast?  The Canadians want to know so that you'll feel welcome!
The husband and I are FIRE'd as of April 28, 2017.

MarciaB

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #842 on: April 04, 2017, 07:57:24 AM »
Made a few updates according to previous posts from the last week or so. Such good news!



Threshkin                October 31, 2016  Confirmed
Metta            (at 55) January 1, 2017   Confirmed
MrsWhipple       (at 32) January 1, 2017   Confirmed
FIRE me                  January 3, 2017   Confirmed
Zineth           (at 49) January 27, 2017  Confirmed
MarciaB          (at 55) January 31, 2017  Confirmed
MsGreenStash     (at 51) February 1, 2017  Confirmed
dabears847               February 17, 2017 Confirmed
Cottonswab       (at 30) March 1, 2017     Confirmed
Goldielocks              March 10, 2017    Confirmed
Dragoncar                March 15, 2017    Confirmed
Oblivo           (at 35) March 24, 2017    Confirmed
DollarDominatrix         March 24, 2017    Confirmed
Myhotrs          (at 38) March 31, 2017   
John Doe         (at 50) March 31, 2017    Part time
oneyearfromnow           April 28, 2017
freedom47                April 28, 2017
MandyM           (at 38) May 1, 2017       Part time
Mrs. Pomodoro    (at 43) May 1, 2017       Part time
Remote_Landlord  (at 39) May 8, 2017
FrugalAussie             May 11, 2017
Penguin159               May 12, 2017
Stasher          (at 43) May 19, 2017
Rachael Talcott  (at 42) May 21, 2017
BNgarden         (at 58) May 24, 2017
RedmondStash             May 31, 2017
Fairviewite      (at 27) June 1, 2017
Romag                    June 1, 2017
Financial Asc.   (at 39) June 1, 2017
MandalayVA       (at 50) June 1, 2017
fidreamer                June 16, 2017
Rahby1us                 June, 2017
Bruizer          (at 56) June 30, 2017
Charlie Foxtrot  (at 41) July 1, 2017
Bigchrisb        (at 35) July 3, 2017
Daisy            (at 48) July 17, 2017     Part time to full FIRE
Freedom17        (at 38) July 28, 2017
UnleashHell              July 28, 2017
Jack06           (at 42) August 1, 2017
Cookie78         (at 39) August 3, 2017
Zephyr911        (at 39) September 30, 2017
FIREy                    November 1, 2017     
MonkeyJenga      (at 31) Fall 2017
SachaFiscal      (at 41) Dec 1, 2017   
homestead neohio (at 39) Dec 29, 2017      Part time
Jim2001                  Dec 31, 2017
Easypeasy        (at 35) Late 2017
Mf3333           (at 56)                   OMY
SwordGuy         (at 59)                   OMY
Mrs. SwordGuy                              OMY
Noble_goal                                 OMY
JoJo             (at 43)                   OMY - 70% part time
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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #843 on: April 04, 2017, 08:26:49 PM »
just adding myself back in



Threshkin                October 31, 2016  Confirmed
Metta            (at 55) January 1, 2017   Confirmed
MrsWhipple       (at 32) January 1, 2017   Confirmed
FIRE me                  January 3, 2017   Confirmed
Zineth           (at 49) January 27, 2017  Confirmed
MarciaB          (at 55) January 31, 2017  Confirmed
MsGreenStash     (at 51) February 1, 2017  Confirmed
dabears847               February 17, 2017 Confirmed
Cottonswab       (at 30) March 1, 2017     Confirmed
Goldielocks              March 10, 2017    Confirmed
Dragoncar                March 15, 2017    Confirmed
Oblivo           (at 35) March 24, 2017    Confirmed
DollarDominatrix         March 24, 2017    Confirmed
Myhotrs          (at 38) March 31, 2017   
John Doe         (at 50) March 31, 2017    Part time
oneyearfromnow           April 28, 2017
freedom47                April 28, 2017
MandyM           (at 38) May 1, 2017       Part time
Mrs. Pomodoro    (at 43) May 1, 2017       Part time
Remote_Landlord  (at 39) May 8, 2017
FrugalAussie             May 11, 2017
Penguin159               May 12, 2017
Stasher          (at 43) May 19, 2017
Rachael Talcott  (at 42) May 21, 2017
BNgarden         (at 58) May 24, 2017
RedmondStash             May 31, 2017
Fairviewite      (at 27) June 1, 2017
Romag                    June 1, 2017
Financial Asc.   (at 39) June 1, 2017
MandalayVA       (at 50) June 1, 2017
fidreamer                June 16, 2017
Rahby1us                 June, 2017
Bruizer          (at 56) June 30, 2017
Charlie Foxtrot  (at 41) July 1, 2017
Bigchrisb        (at 35) July 3, 2017
Daisy            (at 48) July 17, 2017     Part time to full FIRE
Freedom17        (at 38) July 28, 2017
UnleashHell              July 28, 2017
concealed stache  (at 35) July 31, 2017
Jack06           (at 42) August 1, 2017
Cookie78         (at 39) August 3, 2017
Zephyr911        (at 39) September 30, 2017
FIREy                    November 1, 2017     
MonkeyJenga      (at 31) Fall 2017
SachaFiscal      (at 41) Dec 1, 2017   
homestead neohio (at 39) Dec 29, 2017      Part time
Jim2001                  Dec 31, 2017
Easypeasy        (at 35) Late 2017
Mf3333           (at 56)                   OMY
SwordGuy         (at 59)                   OMY
Mrs. SwordGuy                              OMY
Noble_goal                                 OMY
JoJo             (at 43)                   OMY - 70% part time

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #844 on: April 05, 2017, 03:34:18 PM »
Hehehehehe... just today, this email thread.
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Training manager (via email): Hey everyone, we're offering a 2-day FERS course for anyone within 5 years of retiring. FCFS, 40 seats only.
Me: Count me in if I won't be displacing anyone.
TM: This is just for people within 5 years, you should wait for the mid-career course in a few months.
Me: I *am* within 5.
TM: "..."
Semi-FIREd December 2017, part-time entrepreneur, lover of puppies and saltwater.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #845 on: April 05, 2017, 04:55:44 PM »
Hehehehehe... just today, this email thread.
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Training manager (via email): Hey everyone, we're offering a 2-day FERS course for anyone within 5 years of retiring. FCFS, 40 seats only.
Me: Count me in if I won't be displacing anyone.
TM: This is just for people within 5 years, you should wait for the mid-career course in a few months.
Me: I *am* within 5.
TM: "..."

Awesome.

I apparently scan as younger than I actually am, so I gleefully anticipate the looks of shock when I eventually announce my retirement. Still aiming for end of May of this year, but we'll see. I will at least reevaluate then. Unless I end up leaving even sooner. You just never know.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #846 on: April 05, 2017, 05:35:16 PM »

Awesome.

I apparently scan as younger than I actually am, so I gleefully anticipate the looks of shock when I eventually announce my retirement. Still aiming for end of May of this year, but we'll see. I will at least reevaluate then. Unless I end up leaving even sooner. You just never know.
You're a fed too right? Are you doing deferred?
Semi-FIREd December 2017, part-time entrepreneur, lover of puppies and saltwater.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #847 on: April 05, 2017, 05:57:47 PM »
Well, some news from me.  We are having our first kid at the end of September. Very exciting on many fronts! 

However, the degree of upcoming uncertainty has triggered my OMY syndrome, that and we are grounded in the couple of months before arrival.  If stuck close to home, may as well work through that time and build a little more buffer for uncertainty.

So, the current plan is to take July off to do a couple of bucket list things pre kids, then resign on arrival of the baby.  Wife has 6 months maternity leave organised, so will have 6 months together to play happy family.   I've told my work to set a hard date for myself.




Threshkin                October 31, 2016  Confirmed
Metta            (at 55) January 1, 2017   Confirmed
MrsWhipple       (at 32) January 1, 2017   Confirmed
FIRE me                  January 3, 2017   Confirmed
Zineth           (at 49) January 27, 2017  Confirmed
MarciaB          (at 55) January 31, 2017  Confirmed
MsGreenStash     (at 51) February 1, 2017  Confirmed
dabears847               February 17, 2017 Confirmed
Cottonswab       (at 30) March 1, 2017     Confirmed
Goldielocks              March 10, 2017    Confirmed
Dragoncar                March 15, 2017    Confirmed
Oblivo           (at 35) March 24, 2017    Confirmed
DollarDominatrix         March 24, 2017    Confirmed
Myhotrs          (at 38) March 31, 2017   
John Doe         (at 50) March 31, 2017    Part time
oneyearfromnow           April 28, 2017
freedom47                April 28, 2017
MandyM           (at 38) May 1, 2017       Part time
Mrs. Pomodoro    (at 43) May 1, 2017       Part time
Remote_Landlord  (at 39) May 8, 2017
FrugalAussie             May 11, 2017
Penguin159               May 12, 2017
Stasher          (at 43) May 19, 2017
Rachael Talcott  (at 42) May 21, 2017
BNgarden         (at 58) May 24, 2017
RedmondStash             May 31, 2017
Fairviewite      (at 27) June 1, 2017
Romag                    June 1, 2017
Financial Asc.   (at 39) June 1, 2017
MandalayVA       (at 50) June 1, 2017
fidreamer                June 16, 2017
Rahby1us                 June, 2017
Bruizer          (at 56) June 30, 2017
Charlie Foxtrot  (at 41) July 1, 2017
Daisy            (at 48) July 17, 2017     Part time to full FIRE
Freedom17        (at 38) July 28, 2017
UnleashHell              July 28, 2017
concealed stache  (at 35) July 31, 2017
Jack06           (at 42) August 1, 2017
Cookie78         (at 39) August 3, 2017
Zephyr911        (at 39) September 30, 2017
Bigchrisb        (at 35) October 1, 2017 (three more months)
FIREy                    November 1, 2017     
MonkeyJenga      (at 31) Fall 2017
SachaFiscal      (at 41) Dec 1, 2017   
homestead neohio (at 39) Dec 29, 2017      Part time
Jim2001                  Dec 31, 2017
Easypeasy        (at 35) Late 2017
Mf3333           (at 56)                   OMY
SwordGuy         (at 59)                   OMY
Mrs. SwordGuy                              OMY
Noble_goal                                 OMY
JoJo             (at 43)                   OMY - 70% part time

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #848 on: April 05, 2017, 10:40:15 PM »

Awesome.

I apparently scan as younger than I actually am, so I gleefully anticipate the looks of shock when I eventually announce my retirement. Still aiming for end of May of this year, but we'll see. I will at least reevaluate then. Unless I end up leaving even sooner. You just never know.
You're a fed too right? Are you doing deferred?

Nope, not a fed. Just making my way in the business world. Been in IT for 20+ years.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #849 on: April 06, 2017, 12:33:47 PM »
Well, some news from me.  We are having our first kid at the end of September. Very exciting on many fronts! 

However, the degree of upcoming uncertainty has triggered my OMY syndrome, that and we are grounded in the couple of months before arrival.  If stuck close to home, may as well work through that time and build a little more buffer for uncertainty.

So, the current plan is to take July off to do a couple of bucket list things pre kids, then resign on arrival of the baby.  Wife has 6 months maternity leave organised, so will have 6 months together to play happy family.   I've told my work to set a hard date for myself.

Aw congrats! It's great that you can both stay home during this phase in life. I wish we would've figured this out before our boy was born 4 years ago and experienced early parenthood without work stress. Good for you!

One thing we realized is that the new addition to the family really didn't change our spending much. I'd say we actually spend less as a family unit because Mr. P stopped working when our boy was 7-month-old, thus eliminated all the costs associated with him working (fuel, eating out, stress shopping, etc.) Breastfeeding, using cloth diapers, getting used and hand-me-down clothes, and making our own baby food also helped controlling the cost. Hope this will help make it a little bit more certain for you!

And you're only doing TMM, not OMY! :D