Author Topic: What were the chances of that?  (Read 343 times)

Flavius

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What were the chances of that?
« on: July 11, 2018, 10:02:55 AM »
So literally on the day that I turned 55 and can access my pension I finally reached my FI number! It's slipped back a little since then but I was very pleased to make it.

So am I going to retire?

Probably not immediately with the US/China trade war escalating and Brexit on the horizon. However if work gets too stressful or they decide that I am deadwood then things could change very quickly.

twistedfirestarter

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Re: What were the chances of that?
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2018, 10:26:30 AM »
Congratulations! I hope the ‘trade war’ turns out to be a load of hot air and you can get on with the important business of being retired

TartanTallulah

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Re: What were the chances of that?
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2018, 02:16:14 PM »
Many congratulations :-)



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Re: What were the chances of that?
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2018, 12:57:30 AM »
Congratulations!!!

I like to look at this when I catch myself thinking "it's not a good time to ..."

Flavius

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Re: What were the chances of that?
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2018, 03:01:08 AM »
Thanks everybody. That's an excellent article and a good reminder that we have to look at the long term.

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Re: What were the chances of that?
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2018, 03:39:02 AM »
Congratulations and Happy Birthday!
One step at a time  ARS says I'm FI.  I'm still coming round to the idea.

Target FIRE: 10/10/2020, but I hang out with the 2021 Cohort