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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #900 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

Freedom17

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #901 on: March 28, 2017, 06:35:08 PM »
Just booked our first post FIRE vacation. Two weeks in Thailand!

It's starting to feel real :)



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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #902 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 #903 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 #904 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 #905 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 #906 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 #907 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 #908 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.


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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #909 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

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #910 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 #911 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 #912 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 #913 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 #914 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.
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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #915 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.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #916 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!
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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #917 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 #918 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 #919 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: "..."
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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #920 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 #921 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.
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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #922 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.




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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 #923 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.
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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #924 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

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #925 on: April 10, 2017, 12:51:27 PM »
After today 12 more work days till FIRE.

I cannot wait.  The weather outside today is 23C!  I've got massive Spring Fever!


The husband and I are FIRE'd as of April 28, 2017.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #926 on: April 10, 2017, 01:16:01 PM »
After today 12 more work days till FIRE.

I cannot wait.  The weather outside today is 23C!  I've got massive Spring Fever!

I'm so jealous!

Still have 16 weeks to go. Its dragging on so slowly.



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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #927 on: April 10, 2017, 01:17:36 PM »
After today 12 more work days till FIRE.

I cannot wait.  The weather outside today is 23C!  I've got massive Spring Fever!

I'm so jealous!

Still have 16 weeks to go. Its dragging on so slowly.

me too - same day !!
its soooo slooowwww
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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #928 on: April 10, 2017, 02:06:24 PM »
For the folks that FIRE'd, how did you put in your notice?  Also, how far in advance did you notify?
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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #929 on: April 10, 2017, 02:19:58 PM »
@Sw1tch - I gave almost 12 weeks.  In my role, it would be the cordial / considerate thing to do. 

There has been delay after delay, and it now appears that I'll get maybe 5-6 days with the person taking over my responsibilities.  I'm not knocking myself out. 

There are some days when I wish I only gave two weeks notice...... 
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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #930 on: April 10, 2017, 02:37:52 PM »
@Sw1tch - I gave almost 12 weeks.  In my role, it would be the cordial / considerate thing to do. 

There has been delay after delay, and it now appears that I'll get maybe 5-6 days with the person taking over my responsibilities.  I'm not knocking myself out. 

There are some days when I wish I only gave two weeks notice......

In my experience companies don't want someone hanging around who is publicly known as planning to leave because of moral issues. So they never let the person taking over know until one week before you leave regardless of how much notice you give.



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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #931 on: April 10, 2017, 04:47:32 PM »
Zero notice on my part.  I got laid off along with about 100 others in my department.  I was nice enough to send my manager copies of my work in progress.  He was very thankful, I don't think he expected it.

I had been pestering my DW to retire for at least a year.  She said "Wait as see if they will give you a package."  She was right as usual.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #932 on: April 11, 2017, 12:06:38 AM »
I still have 50 more days to go.  My plan is to give a two weeks notice, with an offer to stay an additional two weeks if needed.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #933 on: April 11, 2017, 01:00:07 AM »
I'm planning to give no notice with an offer to work two weeks from home if needed.



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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #934 on: April 11, 2017, 02:32:33 AM »
If somebody is updating the list, I FIRE'd on September 1, 2016 :)
Good luck to all!!

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #935 on: April 11, 2017, 05:54:50 AM »
Thanks for the responses everyone.  I was leaning towards a 2-3 week notice.  This is actually my first (and only) full-time job that I'll be leaving; I have no experience giving a notice, how it's done, etc.

Do you guys send an e-mail, speak to the boss, or send a letter in writing?  I have some research to do as my date is coming up.
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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #936 on: April 11, 2017, 06:47:59 AM »
Thanks for the responses everyone.  I was leaning towards a 2-3 week notice.  This is actually my first (and only) full-time job that I'll be leaving; I have no experience giving a notice, how it's done, etc.

Do you guys send an e-mail, speak to the boss, or send a letter in writing?  I have some research to do as my date is coming up.

I spoke to my boss in person. I had a letter prepared as well, but that was a formality for the file. The letter noted my last day, which I confirmed was acceptable with my boss prior to officially turning it in (although, I had a good relationship with her). I believe I gave 3 weeks notice, but it really could have been two. None of my projects were going to be completed in three weeks, so it was all just handed over regardless.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #937 on: April 11, 2017, 07:08:28 AM »
Hi Sw1tch - I only gave a longer notice due to the nature of my job.  That and I like the company - and the people I work for.   Yes there were some delays in telling people, that is because I work closely with the Owner, and they wanted to tell him when he got back from business travels.  Since I knew that my position would be filled internally - I knew there would be some delays there too.   These weren't unexpected. 

I my working career - I've seen / experienced the "bad mouthing" from management / colleagues that can go on regardless of how much notice you give.  This is simply jealousy & envy.  Two very dangerous emotions, and not your problem.

Anyway, I had a letter prepared for the formal notice, but told them in person.  Keep the letter bland.  " I am retiring as of _____ (date)". 
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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #938 on: April 11, 2017, 07:18:15 AM »
Thank you both for the responses.  I'll look up some examples of how to word the letter and speak to my supervisor in the coming weeks.

I was thinking about mentioning it to some colleagues that I care a little more about as well.
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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #939 on: April 11, 2017, 08:59:17 AM »
Two weeks' notice is business standard. Typically, there's no requirement for even one day, though you might want to review your employment contract to make sure.

I'm not sure how much notice I'll give. As soon as I am positive of my end date, I'll probably tell my manager, because I like and trust him, and I'll give at least two weeks notice. I may even be willing to extend that a bit to be helpful to him. But I have a feeling that once I've really made up my mind about going, I'll be itching to ride off into my own personal sunset as soon as possible.

About how to word the letter and what to say, I'd recommend being clear and focusing on positives: that X is your end date (and whether that's a bit negotiable for their convenience), that you're grateful for the opportunity they gave you to work there, that you've enjoyed your work and the people, that you're sad about leaving but can't resist the new opportunity you're leaving for (even if that "opportunity" is retirement), that you wish them all the best in the future.

Good luck.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #940 on: April 11, 2017, 09:43:32 AM »
@myhotrs: I find myself in a situation that I feel is similar to yours. High pay, low expectations, lots of freedom (within the matrix). What made you pull the trigger? The numbers say I could FIRE in 2017, but I have not set a date yet.

Are there any others that had to get over this "too good to leave" hump in order to actually set a date and see it through? Thanks!

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #941 on: April 11, 2017, 11:33:48 AM »
@myhotrs: I find myself in a situation that I feel is similar to yours. High pay, low expectations, lots of freedom (within the matrix). What made you pull the trigger? The numbers say I could FIRE in 2017, but I have not set a date yet.

Are there any others that had to get over this "too good to leave" hump in order to actually set a date and see it through? Thanks!

I'm in the same boat. I'm actually in the 2018 cohort but could easily be in this one. I have put march of next year as an arbitrary date, but really I feel like I'm just losing out on life and might pull the trigger in August per my original 10 plan...

but yes, my job is very high paying, and has quite a lot of BS but none of it is crazy where I'm stressed or anything... it just feels blah. I'm definitely postponing living life every month I stay here.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #942 on: April 11, 2017, 02:20:39 PM »
For those hesitating about pulling the trigger here is some motivation :)

We just booked a villa for our first post FIRE vacation in Thailand in August. Can't wait!







Just booked our second post FIRE vacation. All with miles!

We are headed to the Gold Coast in Australia!




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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #943 on: April 11, 2017, 02:53:51 PM »
@Freedom17 - I hate you :)

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #944 on: April 11, 2017, 03:05:56 PM »
@Freedom17 - I hate you :)
If it's any consolation, everything in Australia wants you/him/us dead... xD
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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #945 on: April 11, 2017, 03:06:57 PM »
@myhotrs: I find myself in a situation that I feel is similar to yours. High pay, low expectations, lots of freedom (within the matrix). What made you pull the trigger? The numbers say I could FIRE in 2017, but I have not set a date yet.

Are there any others that had to get over this "too good to leave" hump in order to actually set a date and see it through? Thanks!

I'm in the same boat. I'm actually in the 2018 cohort but could easily be in this one. I have put march of next year as an arbitrary date, but really I feel like I'm just losing out on life and might pull the trigger in August per my original 10 plan...

but yes, my job is very high paying, and has quite a lot of BS but none of it is crazy where I'm stressed or anything... it just feels blah. I'm definitely postponing living life every month I stay here.

That's exactly how I feel for the past few months, if not years. I was planning on FIRE'ing in 2018 'cause of RSU vesting schedule but just can't hang in any longer. @Freedom17's motivation is much more positive than mine, but I'll give you my pessimist's view on why I'm pulling my trigger sooner. ;)
  • Corprate politics
  • The worsen commute
  • Summer stress cycle at work (which started in spring this year, but I'm already checked out so not freaked out)
  • Annual performance review
  • Tons of interests I'd like to persue
  • A young kid (who has trouble adjusting to... preschool)
  • A 15-year-old sick cat
and here's the biggy -
  • Work-triggered anxiety
I know it's all in my head and I can change my though patterns, yadi yadi yada, but apparently I'm officially burnt out. If I've left in 2016, which was the earliest that I could have, knowing that I can always pick up (contracting) work here and there if there's any financial concern, maybe I could've avoided this? Someone also mentioned if your FI status depends on having that one extra month's (year?) of income, then you're not truly FI. We're in the opposite situation now where a year's income doesn't really affect our net worth much (or maybe I'm not making that much? 😜)

So what I'd suggest is, hang in only if the extra cushion truly makes you feel better, not because of fear; be aware of burnt out, and get out before that happens. At some point, having more freedom will outweigh having more cushion. You'll know when that point is when it comes!

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #946 on: April 11, 2017, 04:46:21 PM »
Other stuff I'd add:

  • Parents get older not younger
  • Kids get older not younger
  • You get older not younger

For work anxiety the best cure is to stop caring. I can't help but feel that most of us here are too responsible for our own good which is why we are in a position to FIRE and also why we want to FIRE.

I've started working 2 hours a day. My boss gave me a bonus last week for high velocity and mentioned today what a fast worker I am. Needless to say I jumped on my bike and rode home at 2:30 instead of the usual 3:30.



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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #947 on: April 11, 2017, 05:16:11 PM »
I know what you mean, freedom17. I'm not passionate about this job but I still stress over many aspects of it. It's dumb.
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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #948 on: April 11, 2017, 05:41:53 PM »
Other stuff I'd add:

  • Parents get older not younger
  • Kids get older not younger
  • You get older not younger

For work anxiety the best cure is to stop caring. I can't help but feel that most of us here are too responsible for our own good which is why we are in a position to FIRE and also why we want to FIRE.

I've started working 2 hours a day. My boss gave me a bonus last week for high velocity and mentioned today what a fast worker I am. Needless to say I jumped on my bike and rode home at 2:30 instead of the usual 3:30.

It's so effing hard for me to stop caring! My therapist was totally puzzled why I care so much, but maybe that's why I'm going to stop working soon and she's not in her 60s...

Curious to know why you're giving no notice?

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #949 on: April 11, 2017, 06:04:38 PM »
If I give notice and leave with vacation they pay me out but only salary not stock. If I take the vacation I get salary and my stock vests as well. The problem is that I'm leaving the US so I'm not going to fly back after vacation and stay in a hotel for 2 weeks just to be a nice guy.

Their selfish policy has bitten them in the ass.