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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #1700 on: May 28, 2018, 11:36:36 AM »
I love to hear about everyone celebrating retirement!  I have to admit , I am getting the last minute jitters and seeing everyone hitting their dates and celebrating is helping me stick to my guns to fire this year. 
That being said, I am in serious OMM (One More Month)syndrome. I am delaying my retirement from June 1 to July 6. But I think I have a good excuse. This gives me one  business trip to San Jose, which I will combine with a couple of days off to visit my sister in Palo Alto.  I also get a couple days to attend my FIL's Memorial Service in Chicago, Followed by 4 days off to attend  a wedding in Seattle.  So counting July 4th and some sick days I'm only working 12 extra days in June/July. That means only 16 works days left!!
Sounds like a good return on your "investment". Besides, it's a good way to celebrate Independence Day. Plus, you'll never forget when you retired, which is a very real threat, #askmehowiknow.
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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #1701 on: May 30, 2018, 09:26:12 PM »
Random Tuesday with a handful of weeks left to work. Lately, I have felt a spreading joy that is not dimmed by cubicles or florescent lights.  I have Sigur Ros album "Takk" playing and it feels right on.

I think quitting in about 5 weeks may have revived my enjoyment of work. Ironic.

My last few weeks of work were similar for me. I think I had a big smile on my face the whole time. I had a chance to say goodbye to many people and have long conversations in a bunch of different cubicles. I'm not sure if I'd call that "enjoyment of work" as I wasn't doing much work, but it was enjoyable.

I'm glad your plan is coming to fruition. We will celebrate at Moab.

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #1702 on: May 30, 2018, 10:13:21 PM »
Turned in my badges and keys yesterday.  Just submitted my last timecard.   

I have a few days I'll visit next month to do a proper hand-over to my replacement.  Company has already paid me for the time.

My health is recovering and I'm looking forward to a fun and productive June.

I've got one Jane Austen costume ball already scheduled in June with my lovely bride.   We intend to go dancing at least twice a month once she gets over what I had.  I'll go  four times a month if they're dancing each week.   Way too much fun!

Good news, by the way.  We sold our old home so we have no need to pull from stocks if they go down bigtime (other than the required minimum distributions (RMD)).

Even better news, we found a motivated buyer for our flip house.  They are willing to buy it as is.   They're working with contractors so they can have bids to arrange a 203K loan to purchase it with.   They are hoping they don't have to include a contingency clause about selling their own home first.  (We're hoping that, too.)   So, if this works out we'll get all the karmic goodness for saving the house without having to do much work to fix it up.   That's a plan I like!

I need to fix up my bicycle and start taking short trips on it to build up my muscle and lung strength.  Right now, both are pretty poor after being sick for the last month and a goodly chunk of the winter.   At least now I have the time!


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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #1703 on: May 30, 2018, 10:59:59 PM »
For all those who have finally resigned this year congratulations and good luck in your new life :)

To give my own update:
I am still looking to semi-retire down to 6-8 days a month at the end of 2018. The goal isn't to work for money but to transition to a role I really love and enjoy doing although I will get paid for it. I have yet to pick an official date because some big changes are about to come our way and my people will need me to help them through.  I almost pulled the plug earlier this year due to utter frustration and lack of reason from my supervisor but decided to suck it up for the people I am responsible for.  In the beginning dealing with him has been a soul sucking experience. Every phone call or face to face conversation would bring me to shear anger. It has taken me many months of stress and contemplation to learn how to ignore much of the BS that comes from him.  He is still soul sucking, but now it is more tolerable.  Imagine that before his arrival a year ago I actually liked my job.

When I give my notice it is customary to stay around until a replacement can be found and trained. Unbeknownst to them, I have been training my replacement all year long so the transition should go pretty smoothly.  Hopefully I can relinquish my role by the end of the year, but realize it may take as long as March or April of 2019.

I wish everyone else who is yet to hand in their notice good luck and I hope everything goes smoothly and as planned.

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #1704 on: May 31, 2018, 04:46:39 AM »
Wow Congrats on everything Swordguy!!   I'm in the same boat as Aperture & Daisy now.  I came back to work this past Tuesday after being off for 12 days and for the first time I can remember I wasn't sick the night before about returning to work after the time off.  I'm in my final push to the end now and am pretty darn happy about it.

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #1705 on: May 31, 2018, 05:35:01 AM »
Swordguy and Vegasgirl:   
My last day is Friday (June 1st), after being on vacation for most of May except for 1 day (company physical exam, retirement BBQ and BS'ing around the office).    Looking forward to retrieving my 40" 4K monitor for use at home, although I don't yet have a computer that can drive it 4K yet :-(  as well as turning in the company phone (my only cell phone for 15 years).   I have now have a personal iphone3gs, so I've upgraded to the 21st century at least.


Update: June 1st, unloaded laptop keys, said goodby to colleagues,  had my first lunchtime beer of my working career ( I don't normally eat lunch), left and felt good about it.

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #1706 on: June 02, 2018, 02:50:05 PM »
We closed on our retirement home yesterday.

Retirement is less than 2 weeks away!
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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #1707 on: June 04, 2018, 04:46:34 AM »
Congrats davisgang90!!!!!

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #1708 on: June 05, 2018, 07:55:10 AM »
Congrats SwordGuy, davisgang90, markbike528CBX!!! I am right there with you Vegasgirl - 19 work days left (counting today).  I am riding my bike to work as much as possible and plan to ride home from work midday on Friday 6/29 after turning in my keys, badge, phone, laptop and fob.

Thanks for the support Daisy - I am really looking forward to Moab in October and catching up with all the forum peeps.  Best wishes to you all - aperture.
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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #1709 on: June 06, 2018, 03:24:56 PM »
Gah - plans have changed.  Instead of leaving at the end of August (early August with all my banked holidays), I've agreed to leave at the end of December.  Due to stupidity in government hiring processes, we can't fill the 3 of 4 current vacancies until September.  If I left, there would literally be no one left in the department.

Not my problem, I know.  However, the friend who got me the position, literally by telling HR I was the only one she would hire out of a pool of strong candidates, is now the manager of the team.  I don't want to leave her in the lurch, so a few more months isn't a hardship.  Hubby and I will be taking our planned trip to Europe in October, so the only real hassle for me is having fewer days off to get the house packed up, and move to our new home in another province.

At least I'm still in the 2018 cohort! No OMY syndrome for me!

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #1710 on: June 07, 2018, 01:09:13 PM »
I've finally kicked the One More Month Syndrome.  I'm all set for July 6.  final paper work is in and I 'm counting the days.
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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #1711 on: June 08, 2018, 12:36:30 PM »
I am now CONFIRMED as of June 1. Very happy to be done with the office, the commute, and the 40-hour work week. For this summer, I will be working from home on my own terms, only on the projects I want, when I want. I will probably keep this status as long as it works for me.

For statistical purposes, I am age 40, and worked in engineering. I found MMM sometime around 2012 and have been a devout follower of the blog and forums and semi-devout at implementing a frugal lifestyle.

Congrats to others in the 2018 FIRE cohort! I have enjoyed reading about everyone's experiences and thoughts as we approach a big turning point. Cheers!

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #1712 on: June 10, 2018, 08:15:03 AM »
For statistical purposes, I am age 40, and worked in engineering. I found MMM sometime around 2012 and have been a devout follower of the blog and forums and semi-devout at implementing a frugal lifestyle.

Congratulations CodeZed.  I love that you have been around since 2012, and your #2 all time post is to confirm you are FIRE'd.  Very efficient CodeZed.  I look forward to hearing more of your story.  Could there be a post #3 in your future? 
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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #1713 on: June 10, 2018, 09:16:39 AM »


01/01/18  CowboyAndIndian (at 59) CONFIRMED
01/04/18  Gimesalot (at 33) CONFIRMED
01/06/18  Monkey Uncle (at 49) CONFIRMED
01/26/18  PizzaSteve (at 53) CONFIRMED
01/31/18  patches (at 33) CONFIRMED
01/31/18  Wintergreen78 CONFIRMED
01/31/18  MomCPA  CONFIRMED
02/01/18  DTaggart (at 40) CONFIRMED
02/05/18  Mrbeardedbigbucks CONFIRMED
02/09/18  JLTinVA (at 42) CONFIRMED
02/14/18  Gimesalot DH (at 40) CONFIRMED
02/28/18  Caoineag (at 36) CONFIRMED
03/01/18  Clean Shaven (at 45) CONFIRMED Part Time
03/02/18  brooklynguy (at 37) CONFIRMED
03/07/18  Aegishjalmur (at 35) CONFIRMED
03/16/18  Cherry Lane (at 43) CONFIRMED
03/27/18  Mrs. Honeyfill CONFIRMED
03/28/18  Target2018 CONFIRMED
03/28/18  homestead neohio (at 39) CONFIRMED
03/30/18  Moxie (at 58) CONFIRMED
03/31/18  msilenus (at 38) CONFIRMED
04/03/18  lostformars (at 38) CONFIRMED
04/04/18  OzBeach (at 54) CONFIRMED
04/25/18  Modernaimend DH (at 39) CONFIRMED
04/25/18  ZiziPB (at 50) CONFIRMED
04/26/18  NinetyFour (at 56) CONFIRMED
04/26/18  SwordGuy (at 60) PART TIME. (Just 1-2 months.)
04/27/18  poppydog and DW CONFIRMED
04/27/18  andkar CONFIRMED
04/??/18  PKate and DH
04/??/18  Calvin
04/??/18  HappyMargo
04/??/18  Mother Fussbudget
05/01/18  wordnerd and DH (at 30 and 36) CONFIRMED
05/03/18  Modernaimend (at 35) CONFIRMED
05/08/18  SwordGuy DW (SwordGuy isn't saying.   He wants to live.) CONFIRMED
05/11/18  Desert
05/24/18  Markbike528CBX (at 53.5) CONFIRMED
05/25/18  CheapskateWife (at 42) and CheapskateHubs (at 49) CONFIRMED
05/25/18  Gyosho (at 55) CONFIRMED
05/??/18  Alim Nassor
06/01/18  step_away
06/01/18  CodeZed (at 40) CONFIRMED
06/04/18  SwissMister
06/03/18  moneytaichi
06/15/18  DavisGang90 (at 49)
06/22/18  Acastus
06/22/18  FernFree
06/25/18  MaybeBabyMustache (at 42)
06/28/18  CHF (at 51)
06/29/18  aperture
06/??/18  Agent Rosenflower
06/??/18  dbtx
06/??/18  Omalley
06/??/18  randomgiraffe
06/??/18  SwissMiss
06/??/18  HenryDavid
07/06/18  Honeyfill  (at 60) 
07/??/18  AussieGirl
07/??/18  Mr Griz
07/??/18  BackAndForth
07/??/18  cerat0n1a
07/??/18  Fresh Bread
07/??/18  SnidelyWhiplashStache
08/01/18  SugarMountain
08/24/18  sol (at 41)
08/31/18  JerseyGrrrl
08/??/18  Mr Mark
08/??/18  NorCalistache
08/??/18  Mogadishu
09/01/18  Vegasgirl (at 49)
09/21/18  Ottawa
09/25/18  MaybeBabyMustache
09/30/18  SwissMiss
10/05/18  JumboShrimp
10/25/18  PhilB (at 52)
10/??/18  Fire1018
10/??/18  Happy
10/??/18  Irishtache
11/??/18  DeSteeg
11/??/18  Kris
12/21/18  LateStarter
12/31/18  DavidAnnArbor (at 53) (Won't renew my office lease)
12/??/18  EnjoyIt  Parttime.
12/??/18  yoda34
12/??/18  RunningWithScissors
??/??/18  Blindsquirrel
??/??/18  FLStache
??/??/18  Michread
??/??/18  Minnesota_mom
??/??/18  MiserlyMiser
??/??/18  pecunia
??/??/18  Badblackgirl
??/??/18  Sofa King
03/??/19  ChasesFish  OMY
??/??/19  RetireAbroadAt35  05/??/18, now OMY.
??/??/20  Gooki   2MY or 3MY



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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #1714 on: June 11, 2018, 02:23:12 PM »
Update from SwissMister:
He informed his boss last Friday, 8 June that he would like to resign. No new employer involved.
Boss offers him more money (but no specific number was mentioned) or an 80% contract. No thanks.
Boss immediately talks to Big Boss. They ask SwissMister to have lunch with them on the following Monday (today).

Lunch was a bit tense, especially when they realized that there was nothing that they could offer to keep SwissMister.

For the next 2 weeks, they will analyze his clients and distribute them among the colleagues. After that, he is on garden leave for full 6 months.

We are sooooo excited!!!!

A whole new life is opening up before us. It is hard to imagine right now, but it definitely is becoming more real every day.

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #1715 on: June 11, 2018, 02:27:00 PM »
Update from SwissMister:
He informed his boss last Friday, 8 June that he would like to resign. No new employer involved.
Boss offers him more money (but no specific number was mentioned) or an 80% contract. No thanks.
Boss immediately talks to Big Boss. They ask SwissMister to have lunch with them on the following Monday (today).

Lunch was a bit tense, especially when they realized that there was nothing that they could offer to keep SwissMister.

For the next 2 weeks, they will analyze his clients and distribute them among the colleagues. After that, he is on garden leave for full 6 months.

We are sooooo excited!!!!

A whole new life is opening up before us. It is hard to imagine right now, but it definitely is becoming more real every day.

And they say there is no such thing a free lunch. Congrats!

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #1716 on: June 11, 2018, 05:57:00 PM »
For statistical purposes, I am age 40, and worked in engineering. I found MMM sometime around 2012 and have been a devout follower of the blog and forums and semi-devout at implementing a frugal lifestyle.

Congratulations CodeZed.  I love that you have been around since 2012, and your #2 all time post is to confirm you are FIRE'd.  Very efficient CodeZed.  I look forward to hearing more of your story.  Could there be a post #3 in your future?

Hah! Indeed. Congrats, CodeZed!

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #1717 on: June 11, 2018, 09:15:42 PM »
Update from SwissMister:
He informed his boss last Friday, 8 June that he would like to resign. No new employer involved.
Boss offers him more money (but no specific number was mentioned) or an 80% contract. No thanks.
Boss immediately talks to Big Boss. They ask SwissMister to have lunch with them on the following Monday (today).

Lunch was a bit tense, especially when they realized that there was nothing that they could offer to keep SwissMister.
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Congrats Swiss Miss (and Swissmister)!

It really is amazing how common it is that employers offer more ... money, position, different work, etc,  on indication of leaving.

It's a huge potential benefit of FI that is almost certainly not being properly exploited by non- FIRE mustachians. Imagine how much money we've all  left on the table pre-FIRE by not asking for it.
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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #1718 on: June 12, 2018, 12:52:00 AM »
It occurred to me today that I am now only 4 months from the start of my 6 months of LSL. This date marks the beginning
of the end - its not clear when I will fully FIR(E), but the 12 months from October 2018 will see me doing much less work.
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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #1719 on: June 12, 2018, 07:12:00 AM »
I'm back after two months away. Looks like I missed a lot of FIRE's :-)

Congratulations SwissMister.

@SwissMiss there are two dates for you, one in Sept and one in June. Which one is right?


01/01/18  CowboyAndIndian (at 59) CONFIRMED
01/04/18  Gimesalot (at 33) CONFIRMED
01/06/18  Monkey Uncle (at 49) CONFIRMED
01/26/18  PizzaSteve (at 53) CONFIRMED
01/31/18  patches (at 33) CONFIRMED
01/31/18  Wintergreen78 CONFIRMED
01/31/18  MomCPA  CONFIRMED
02/01/18  DTaggart (at 40) CONFIRMED
02/05/18  Mrbeardedbigbucks CONFIRMED
02/09/18  JLTinVA (at 42) CONFIRMED
02/14/18  Gimesalot DH (at 40) CONFIRMED
02/28/18  Caoineag (at 36) CONFIRMED
03/01/18  Clean Shaven (at 45) CONFIRMED Part Time
03/02/18  brooklynguy (at 37) CONFIRMED
03/07/18  Aegishjalmur (at 35) CONFIRMED
03/16/18  Cherry Lane (at 43) CONFIRMED
03/27/18  Mrs. Honeyfill CONFIRMED
03/28/18  Target2018 CONFIRMED
03/28/18  homestead neohio (at 39) CONFIRMED
03/30/18  Moxie (at 58) CONFIRMED
03/31/18  msilenus (at 38) CONFIRMED
04/03/18  lostformars (at 38) CONFIRMED
04/04/18  OzBeach (at 54) CONFIRMED
04/25/18  Modernaimend DH (at 39) CONFIRMED
04/25/18  ZiziPB (at 50) CONFIRMED
04/26/18  NinetyFour (at 56) CONFIRMED
04/26/18  SwordGuy (at 60) PART TIME. (Just 1-2 months.)
04/27/18  poppydog and DW CONFIRMED
04/27/18  andkar CONFIRMED
04/??/18  PKate and DH
04/??/18  Calvin
04/??/18  HappyMargo
04/??/18  Mother Fussbudget
05/01/18  wordnerd and DH (at 30 and 36) CONFIRMED
05/03/18  Modernaimend (at 35) CONFIRMED
05/08/18  SwordGuy DW (SwordGuy isn't saying.   He wants to live.) CONFIRMED
05/24/18  Markbike528CBX (at 53.5) CONFIRMED
05/25/18  CheapskateWife (at 42) and CheapskateHubs (at 49) CONFIRMED
05/25/18  Gyosho (at 55) CONFIRMED
05/??/18  Alim Nassor
06/01/18  step_away
06/01/18  CodeZed (at 40) CONFIRMED
06/08/18  SwissMister CONFIRMED
06/03/18  moneytaichi
06/15/18  DavisGang90 (at 49)
06/22/18  Acastus
06/22/18  FernFree
06/25/18  MaybeBabyMustache (at 42)
06/28/18  CHF (at 51)
06/29/18  aperture
06/??/18  Agent Rosenflower
06/??/18  dbtx
06/??/18  Omalley
06/??/18  randomgiraffe
06/??/18  SwissMiss
06/??/18  HenryDavid
07/06/18  Honeyfill  (at 60) 
07/??/18  AussieGirl
07/??/18  Mr Griz
07/??/18  BackAndForth
07/??/18  cerat0n1a
07/??/18  Fresh Bread
07/??/18  SnidelyWhiplashStache
08/01/18  SugarMountain
08/24/18  sol (at 41)
08/31/18  JerseyGrrrl
08/??/18  Mr Mark
08/??/18  NorCalistache
08/??/18  Mogadishu
09/01/18  Vegasgirl (at 49)
09/21/18  Ottawa
09/25/18  MaybeBabyMustache
09/30/18  SwissMiss
10/05/18  JumboShrimp
10/25/18  PhilB (at 52)
10/??/18  Fire1018
10/??/18  Happy
10/??/18  Irishtache
11/??/18  DeSteeg
11/??/18  Kris
12/21/18  LateStarter
12/31/18  DavidAnnArbor (at 53) (Won't renew my office lease)
12/??/18  EnjoyIt  Parttime.
12/??/18  yoda34
12/??/18  RunningWithScissors
??/??/18  Blindsquirrel
??/??/18  FLStache
??/??/18  Michread
??/??/18  Minnesota_mom
??/??/18  MiserlyMiser
??/??/18  pecunia
??/??/18  Badblackgirl
??/??/18  Sofa King
??/??/18  Desert
03/??/19  ChasesFish  OMY
??/??/19  RetireAbroadAt35  05/??/18, now OMY.
??/??/20  Gooki   2MY or 3MY
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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #1720 on: June 12, 2018, 12:18:47 PM »
Wow congrats to all !

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #1721 on: June 12, 2018, 01:56:47 PM »
@CowboyAndIndian
Thank you so much for updating the list!

My FIRE date in September is the right one. And for the statistics, we are both 50 years old (SwissMister and SwissMiss).

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #1722 on: June 12, 2018, 10:29:27 PM »

01/01/18  CowboyAndIndian (at 59) CONFIRMED
01/04/18  Gimesalot (at 33) CONFIRMED
01/06/18  Monkey Uncle (at 49) CONFIRMED
01/26/18  PizzaSteve (at 53) CONFIRMED
01/31/18  patches (at 33) CONFIRMED
01/31/18  Wintergreen78 CONFIRMED
01/31/18  MomCPA  CONFIRMED
02/01/18  DTaggart (at 40) CONFIRMED
02/05/18  Mrbeardedbigbucks CONFIRMED
02/09/18  JLTinVA (at 42) CONFIRMED
02/14/18  Gimesalot DH (at 40) CONFIRMED
02/28/18  Caoineag (at 36) CONFIRMED
03/01/18  Clean Shaven (at 45) CONFIRMED Part Time
03/02/18  brooklynguy (at 37) CONFIRMED
03/07/18  Aegishjalmur (at 35) CONFIRMED
03/16/18  Cherry Lane (at 43) CONFIRMED
03/27/18  Mrs. Honeyfill CONFIRMED
03/28/18  Target2018 CONFIRMED
03/28/18  homestead neohio (at 39) CONFIRMED
03/30/18  Moxie (at 58) CONFIRMED
03/31/18  msilenus (at 38) CONFIRMED
04/03/18  lostformars (at 38) CONFIRMED
04/04/18  OzBeach (at 54) CONFIRMED
04/25/18  Modernaimend DH (at 39) CONFIRMED
04/25/18  ZiziPB (at 50) CONFIRMED
04/26/18  NinetyFour (at 56) CONFIRMED
04/26/18  SwordGuy (at 60) PART TIME. (Just 1-2 months.)
04/27/18  poppydog and DW CONFIRMED
04/27/18  andkar CONFIRMED
04/??/18  PKate and DH
04/??/18  Calvin
04/??/18  HappyMargo
04/??/18  Mother Fussbudget
05/01/18  wordnerd and DH (at 30 and 36) CONFIRMED
05/03/18  Modernaimend (at 35) CONFIRMED
05/08/18  SwordGuy DW (SwordGuy isn't saying.   He wants to live.) CONFIRMED
05/25/18  CheapskateWife (at 42) and CheapskateHubs (at 49) CONFIRMED
05/25/18  Gyosho (at 55) CONFIRMED
05/??/18  Alim Nassor
06/01/18  step_away
06/01/18  CodeZed (at 40) CONFIRMED
06/01/18  Markbike528CBX (at 53.5) CONFIRMED
06/08/18  SwissMister CONFIRMED (at 50)
06/03/18  moneytaichi
06/15/18  DavisGang90 (at 49)
06/22/18  Acastus
06/22/18  FernFree
06/25/18  MaybeBabyMustache (at 42)
06/28/18  CHF (at 51)
06/29/18  aperture
06/??/18  Agent Rosenflower
06/??/18  dbtx
06/??/18  Omalley
06/??/18  randomgiraffe
06/??/18  HenryDavid
07/06/18  Honeyfill  (at 60) 
07/??/18  AussieGirl
07/??/18  Mr Griz
07/??/18  BackAndForth
07/??/18  cerat0n1a
07/??/18  Fresh Bread
07/??/18  SnidelyWhiplashStache
08/01/18  SugarMountain
08/24/18  sol (at 41)
08/31/18  JerseyGrrrl
08/??/18  Mr Mark
08/??/18  NorCalistache
08/??/18  Mogadishu
09/01/18  Vegasgirl (at 49)
09/21/18  Ottawa
09/25/18  MaybeBabyMustache
09/30/18  SwissMiss (at 50)
10/05/18  JumboShrimp
10/25/18  PhilB (at 52)
10/??/18  Fire1018
10/??/18  Happy
10/??/18  Irishtache
11/??/18  DeSteeg
11/??/18  Kris
12/21/18  LateStarter
12/31/18  DavidAnnArbor (at 53) (Won't renew my office lease)
12/??/18  EnjoyIt  Parttime.
12/??/18  yoda34
12/??/18  RunningWithScissors
??/??/18  Blindsquirrel
??/??/18  FLStache
??/??/18  Michread
??/??/18  Minnesota_mom
??/??/18  MiserlyMiser
??/??/18  pecunia
??/??/18  Badblackgirl
??/??/18  Sofa King
??/??/18  Desert
03/??/19  ChasesFish  OMY
??/??/19  RetireAbroadAt35  05/??/18, now OMY.
??/??/20  Gooki   2MY or 3MY


corrected mine  and added swissmiss(ter) age

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #1723 on: June 13, 2018, 02:17:27 PM »
I gave my notice today. My last day is Friday, June 29.

I have very mixed feelings about leaving the work force. Part of it is I never quit a job. I always overstayed and got laid off before. This is a new experience. I am certainly looking forward to discovering my next act. It is a leap of faith that I have enough money, even though I have done the calculations a lot. Knowing that those who have gone before me often feel the same really helps.

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #1724 on: June 13, 2018, 02:32:01 PM »
What an impressive list! This thread popped up due to new updates and I had to browse through since yesterday really had me thinking about pulling the plug early. I'm currently set for June 7, 2021, but really been seriously entertaining the idea of moving to Mexico. I'd been thinking about it during the early part of retirement anyway in order to ensure medical and sequence of return risks were better mitigated, but we had some friends of friends over for a BBQ over the weekend and they discussed their plans. Their Sister and Brother in law made the move in 2014 and now they just bought their property and have the plans for a house and casitas. It really got me thinking about not waiting, now to convince DW. So far that hasn't gone well, but one can dream.
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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #1725 on: June 14, 2018, 07:33:09 AM »
Yesterday was effectively my last working day at megacorp!

From now on it's vacation and travel while megacorp's HR processes grind away irreversibly towards my eventual severance in mid July.  So I'm calling it a bit earlier than forecast.

Mr. Mark CONFIRMED (@54)

It's a great feeling. And a big support to making the leap was this thread, so thanks Mustachians!
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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #1726 on: June 14, 2018, 09:07:48 AM »
Congratulations Mr Mark! Awesome, 2 months before!

Fixed last day for Acastus. Hang in there. It is worth it.


01/01/18  CowboyAndIndian (at 59) CONFIRMED
01/04/18  Gimesalot (at 33) CONFIRMED
01/06/18  Monkey Uncle (at 49) CONFIRMED
01/26/18  PizzaSteve (at 53) CONFIRMED
01/31/18  patches (at 33) CONFIRMED
01/31/18  Wintergreen78 CONFIRMED
01/31/18  MomCPA  CONFIRMED
02/01/18  DTaggart (at 40) CONFIRMED
02/05/18  Mrbeardedbigbucks CONFIRMED
02/09/18  JLTinVA (at 42) CONFIRMED
02/14/18  Gimesalot DH (at 40) CONFIRMED
02/28/18  Caoineag (at 36) CONFIRMED
03/01/18  Clean Shaven (at 45) CONFIRMED Part Time
03/02/18  brooklynguy (at 37) CONFIRMED
03/07/18  Aegishjalmur (at 35) CONFIRMED
03/16/18  Cherry Lane (at 43) CONFIRMED
03/27/18  Mrs. Honeyfill CONFIRMED
03/28/18  Target2018 CONFIRMED
03/28/18  homestead neohio (at 39) CONFIRMED
03/30/18  Moxie (at 58) CONFIRMED
03/31/18  msilenus (at 38) CONFIRMED
04/03/18  lostformars (at 38) CONFIRMED
04/04/18  OzBeach (at 54) CONFIRMED
04/25/18  Modernaimend DH (at 39) CONFIRMED
04/25/18  ZiziPB (at 50) CONFIRMED
04/26/18  NinetyFour (at 56) CONFIRMED
04/26/18  SwordGuy (at 60) PART TIME. (Just 1-2 months.)
04/27/18  poppydog and DW CONFIRMED
04/27/18  andkar (at 41) CONFIRMED
04/??/18  PKate and DH
04/??/18  Calvin
04/??/18  HappyMargo
04/??/18  Mother Fussbudget
05/01/18  wordnerd and DH (at 30 and 36) CONFIRMED
05/03/18  Modernaimend (at 35) CONFIRMED
05/08/18  SwordGuy DW (SwordGuy isn't saying.   He wants to live.) CONFIRMED
05/25/18  CheapskateWife (at 42) and CheapskateHubs (at 49) CONFIRMED
05/25/18  Gyosho (at 55) CONFIRMED
05/??/18  Alim Nassor
06/01/18  step_away
06/01/18  CodeZed (at 40) CONFIRMED
06/01/18  Markbike528CBX (at 53.5) CONFIRMED
06/08/18  SwissMister CONFIRMED (at 50)
06/03/18  moneytaichi
06/13/18  Mr Mark (at 54) CONFIRMED
06/15/18  DavisGang90 (at 49)
06/29/18  Acastus
06/22/18  FernFree
06/25/18  MaybeBabyMustache (at 42)
06/28/18  CHF (at 51)
06/29/18  aperture
06/??/18  Agent Rosenflower
06/??/18  dbtx
06/??/18  Omalley
06/??/18  randomgiraffe
06/??/18  HenryDavid
07/06/18  Honeyfill  (at 60) 
07/??/18  AussieGirl
07/??/18  Mr Griz
07/??/18  BackAndForth
07/??/18  cerat0n1a
07/??/18  Fresh Bread
07/??/18  SnidelyWhiplashStache
08/01/18  SugarMountain
08/24/18  sol (at 41)
08/31/18  JerseyGrrrl
08/??/18  NorCalistache
08/??/18  Mogadishu
09/01/18  Vegasgirl (at 49)
09/21/18  Ottawa
09/25/18  MaybeBabyMustache
09/30/18  SwissMiss (at 50)
10/05/18  JumboShrimp
10/25/18  PhilB (at 52)
10/??/18  Fire1018
10/??/18  Happy
10/??/18  Irishtache
11/??/18  DeSteeg
11/??/18  Kris
12/21/18  LateStarter
12/31/18  DavidAnnArbor (at 53) (Won't renew my office lease)
12/??/18  EnjoyIt  Parttime.
12/??/18  yoda34
12/??/18  RunningWithScissors
??/??/18  Blindsquirrel
??/??/18  FLStache
??/??/18  Michread
??/??/18  Minnesota_mom
??/??/18  MiserlyMiser
??/??/18  pecunia
??/??/18  Badblackgirl
??/??/18  Sofa King
??/??/18  Desert
03/??/19  ChasesFish  OMY
??/??/19  RetireAbroadAt35  05/??/18, now OMY.
??/??/20  Gooki   2MY or 3MY

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #1727 on: June 15, 2018, 12:53:36 PM »
Davisgang90 Retirement ceremony complete!!

CONFIRMED!

Retired 15 June 2018

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #1728 on: June 15, 2018, 12:58:13 PM »
Davisgang90 Retirement ceremony complete!!

CONFIRMED!


What was the ceremony like ?

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #1729 on: June 15, 2018, 01:03:48 PM »
Congratulations davisgang90!


01/01/18  CowboyAndIndian (at 59) CONFIRMED
01/04/18  Gimesalot (at 33) CONFIRMED
01/06/18  Monkey Uncle (at 49) CONFIRMED
01/26/18  PizzaSteve (at 53) CONFIRMED
01/31/18  patches (at 33) CONFIRMED
01/31/18  Wintergreen78 CONFIRMED
01/31/18  MomCPA  CONFIRMED
02/01/18  DTaggart (at 40) CONFIRMED
02/05/18  Mrbeardedbigbucks CONFIRMED
02/09/18  JLTinVA (at 42) CONFIRMED
02/14/18  Gimesalot DH (at 40) CONFIRMED
02/28/18  Caoineag (at 36) CONFIRMED
03/01/18  Clean Shaven (at 45) CONFIRMED Part Time
03/02/18  brooklynguy (at 37) CONFIRMED
03/07/18  Aegishjalmur (at 35) CONFIRMED
03/16/18  Cherry Lane (at 43) CONFIRMED
03/27/18  Mrs. Honeyfill CONFIRMED
03/28/18  Target2018 CONFIRMED
03/28/18  homestead neohio (at 39) CONFIRMED
03/30/18  Moxie (at 58) CONFIRMED
03/31/18  msilenus (at 38) CONFIRMED
04/03/18  lostformars (at 38) CONFIRMED
04/04/18  OzBeach (at 54) CONFIRMED
04/25/18  Modernaimend DH (at 39) CONFIRMED
04/25/18  ZiziPB (at 50) CONFIRMED
04/26/18  NinetyFour (at 56) CONFIRMED
04/26/18  SwordGuy (at 60) PART TIME. (Just 1-2 months.)
04/27/18  poppydog and DW CONFIRMED
04/27/18  andkar (at 41) CONFIRMED
04/??/18  PKate and DH
04/??/18  Calvin
04/??/18  HappyMargo
04/??/18  Mother Fussbudget
05/01/18  wordnerd and DH (at 30 and 36) CONFIRMED
05/03/18  Modernaimend (at 35) CONFIRMED
05/08/18  SwordGuy DW (SwordGuy isn't saying.   He wants to live.) CONFIRMED
05/25/18  CheapskateWife (at 42) and CheapskateHubs (at 49) CONFIRMED
05/25/18  Gyosho (at 55) CONFIRMED
05/??/18  Alim Nassor
06/01/18  step_away
06/01/18  CodeZed (at 40) CONFIRMED
06/01/18  Markbike528CBX (at 53.5) CONFIRMED
06/08/18  SwissMister CONFIRMED (at 50)
06/03/18  moneytaichi
06/13/18  Mr Mark (at 54) CONFIRMED
06/15/18  DavisGang90 (at 49) CONFIRMED
06/29/18  Acastus
06/22/18  FernFree
06/25/18  MaybeBabyMustache (at 42)
06/28/18  CHF (at 51)
06/29/18  aperture
06/??/18  Agent Rosenflower
06/??/18  dbtx
06/??/18  Omalley
06/??/18  randomgiraffe
06/??/18  HenryDavid
07/06/18  Honeyfill  (at 60) 
07/??/18  AussieGirl
07/??/18  Mr Griz
07/??/18  BackAndForth
07/??/18  cerat0n1a
07/??/18  Fresh Bread
07/??/18  SnidelyWhiplashStache
08/01/18  SugarMountain
08/24/18  sol (at 41)
08/31/18  JerseyGrrrl
08/??/18  NorCalistache
08/??/18  Mogadishu
09/01/18  Vegasgirl (at 49)
09/21/18  Ottawa
09/25/18  MaybeBabyMustache
09/30/18  SwissMiss (at 50)
10/05/18  JumboShrimp
10/25/18  PhilB (at 52)
10/??/18  Fire1018
10/??/18  Happy
10/??/18  Irishtache
11/??/18  DeSteeg
11/??/18  Kris
12/21/18  LateStarter
12/31/18  DavidAnnArbor (at 53) (Won't renew my office lease)
12/??/18  EnjoyIt  Parttime.
12/??/18  yoda34
12/??/18  RunningWithScissors
??/??/18  Blindsquirrel
??/??/18  FLStache
??/??/18  Michread
??/??/18  Minnesota_mom
??/??/18  MiserlyMiser
??/??/18  pecunia
??/??/18  Badblackgirl
??/??/18  Sofa King
??/??/18  Desert
03/??/19  ChasesFish  OMY
??/??/19  RetireAbroadAt35  05/??/18, now OMY.
??/??/20  Gooki   2MY or 3MY

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« Reply #1730 on: June 15, 2018, 01:17:52 PM »
Davisgang90 Retirement ceremony complete!!

CONFIRMED!
What was the ceremony like ?

I had an old boss as my guest speaker.  We sang Anchors Aweigh and I walked with my family through 4 sideboys and off into the sunset!  We had a small reception at my work and we are doing a small dinner for family and close friends and a hotel nearby.
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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #1731 on: June 17, 2018, 01:31:03 AM »
Congrats, Acastus for handing in your notice! You will not regret it.
Congrats, Mr Mark and davisgang90 on entering FIRE! Enjoy it!

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #1732 on: June 18, 2018, 03:18:28 AM »
The advert for my job was published today.  Very surreal feeling!

Congrats to all our recent graduates.

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #1733 on: June 18, 2018, 06:01:28 AM »
Sent a PM to our missing folks (except @Alim Nassor who's not set up to receive PMs) to ask them for an update on their status.


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« Reply #1734 on: June 18, 2018, 06:06:20 AM »
Also sent a PM to the folks at the end of the list with no month specified, just a year, to ask them for an update on their status.

(Except @Michread and @Sofa King, who aren't set up for PMs.) 

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #1735 on: June 18, 2018, 07:04:19 AM »
@SwordGuy , still have not made a final decision! Partly due to being a waffling waffler, partly due to trying to get my stuff together mixed with good old fashioned OMY and FOMO. We currently FI but working and the working habit is a tough one to kick. :) I have a large incentive to stay past Jan 1 due to another bonus and LTI that vests. That said I am working on getting my ducks in a row to bail. Just not sure when.
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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #1736 on: June 18, 2018, 07:22:59 AM »
I have FIRED since April 20. Sold our over 2000 SF big house and got rid of 80% of our stuff. Currently our staff are stored in a PODS, and we are traveling in China (for 2 months). After returning to US, we plan to move to Southern Cali to kick back and enjoy beach for a while, before making next plan. I am having lots of fun in China, learning Taichi (a form of Taichi) and Chinese painting. Still feeling this type of life style is unreal.

Also, I want to apologize to my younger self for not taking care of my health and will do my best to do it right from now on :)

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #1737 on: June 18, 2018, 07:42:48 AM »
Dear 2018 Cohort,

For those of who have already FIRE'ed and those who are going to FIRE soon, I highly recommend that you read the following thread and an article by Dr. Doom

https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/post-fire/difficult-fire-decompressiontransition-anyone/

https://livingafi.com/2015/11/06/done-detoxing/

I am nearing the 6 full months of FIRE and there is a lot of truth in the posts and especially Dr. Doom's article.

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« Reply #1738 on: June 18, 2018, 07:44:49 AM »
Congratulations moneytaichi!


01/01/18  CowboyAndIndian (at 59) CONFIRMED
01/04/18  Gimesalot (at 33) CONFIRMED
01/06/18  Monkey Uncle (at 49) CONFIRMED
01/26/18  PizzaSteve (at 53) CONFIRMED
01/31/18  patches (at 33) CONFIRMED
01/31/18  Wintergreen78 CONFIRMED
01/31/18  MomCPA  CONFIRMED
02/01/18  DTaggart (at 40) CONFIRMED
02/05/18  Mrbeardedbigbucks CONFIRMED
02/09/18  JLTinVA (at 42) CONFIRMED
02/14/18  Gimesalot DH (at 40) CONFIRMED
02/28/18  Caoineag (at 36) CONFIRMED
03/01/18  Clean Shaven (at 45) CONFIRMED Part Time
03/02/18  brooklynguy (at 37) CONFIRMED
03/07/18  Aegishjalmur (at 35) CONFIRMED
03/16/18  Cherry Lane (at 43) CONFIRMED
03/27/18  Mrs. Honeyfill CONFIRMED
03/28/18  Target2018 CONFIRMED
03/28/18  homestead neohio (at 39) CONFIRMED
03/30/18  Moxie (at 58) CONFIRMED
03/31/18  msilenus (at 38) CONFIRMED
04/03/18  lostformars (at 38) CONFIRMED
04/04/18  OzBeach (at 54) CONFIRMED
04/20/18  moneytaichi CONFIRMED
04/25/18  Modernaimend DH (at 39) CONFIRMED
04/25/18  ZiziPB (at 50) CONFIRMED
04/26/18  NinetyFour (at 56) CONFIRMED
04/26/18  SwordGuy (at 60) PART TIME. (Just 1-2 months.)
04/27/18  poppydog and DW CONFIRMED
04/27/18  andkar (at 41) CONFIRMED
04/??/18  PKate and DH
04/??/18  Calvin
04/??/18  HappyMargo
04/??/18  Mother Fussbudget
05/01/18  wordnerd and DH (at 30 and 36) CONFIRMED
05/03/18  Modernaimend (at 35) CONFIRMED
05/08/18  SwordGuy DW (SwordGuy isn't saying.   He wants to live.) CONFIRMED
05/25/18  CheapskateWife (at 42) and CheapskateHubs (at 49) CONFIRMED
05/25/18  Gyosho (at 55) CONFIRMED
05/??/18  Alim Nassor
06/01/18  step_away
06/01/18  CodeZed (at 40) CONFIRMED
06/01/18  Markbike528CBX (at 53.5) CONFIRMED
06/08/18  SwissMister CONFIRMED (at 50)
06/13/18  Mr Mark (at 54) CONFIRMED
06/15/18  DavisGang90 (at 49) CONFIRMED
06/29/18  Acastus
06/22/18  FernFree
06/25/18  MaybeBabyMustache (at 42)
06/28/18  CHF (at 51)
06/29/18  aperture
06/??/18  Agent Rosenflower
06/??/18  dbtx
06/??/18  Omalley
06/??/18  randomgiraffe
06/??/18  HenryDavid
07/06/18  Honeyfill  (at 60) 
07/??/18  AussieGirl
07/??/18  Mr Griz
07/??/18  BackAndForth
07/??/18  cerat0n1a
07/??/18  Fresh Bread
07/??/18  SnidelyWhiplashStache
08/01/18  SugarMountain
08/24/18  sol (at 41)
08/31/18  JerseyGrrrl
08/??/18  NorCalistache
08/??/18  Mogadishu
09/01/18  Vegasgirl (at 49)
09/21/18  Ottawa
09/25/18  MaybeBabyMustache
09/30/18  SwissMiss (at 50)
10/05/18  JumboShrimp
10/25/18  PhilB (at 52)
10/??/18  Fire1018
10/??/18  Happy
10/??/18  Irishtache
11/??/18  DeSteeg
11/??/18  Kris
12/21/18  LateStarter
12/31/18  DavidAnnArbor (at 53) (Won't renew my office lease)
12/??/18  EnjoyIt  Parttime.
12/??/18  yoda34
12/??/18  RunningWithScissors
??/??/18  Blindsquirrel
??/??/18  FLStache
??/??/18  Michread
??/??/18  Minnesota_mom
??/??/18  MiserlyMiser
??/??/18  pecunia
??/??/18  Badblackgirl
??/??/18  Sofa King
??/??/18  Desert
03/??/19  ChasesFish  OMY
??/??/19  RetireAbroadAt35  05/??/18, now OMY.
??/??/20  Gooki   2MY or 3MY


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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #1739 on: June 18, 2018, 12:20:14 PM »
Dear 2018 Cohort,

For those of who have already FIRE'ed and those who are going to FIRE soon, I highly recommend that you read the following thread and an article by Dr. Doom

https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/post-fire/difficult-fire-decompressiontransition-anyone/

https://livingafi.com/2015/11/06/done-detoxing/

I am nearing the 6 full months of FIRE and there is a lot of truth in the posts and especially Dr. Doom's article.

Thank you so much for posting this.  I'd read some of his blog before, but I've been TFB to read it all and hadn't seen this particular post.  And how true it rings.  I'm lucky I've been stalking the 2018 cohort to catch this rec, and feeling very unhappy that I am (for now) in the 2019 cohort and can't escape sooner to work on this myself.  One of my biggest goals in ER is to just do a lot less, everything at a less frenetic pace.  And to bravely tell people, "I'm not busy at all."

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #1740 on: June 18, 2018, 03:26:24 PM »
One of my senior leads is swapping companies, so I need to post his role. Planning to tell my manager that we should be flexible on level & seniority of the candidates we see, and be open to finding my replacement as well. I'll stay on long enough to onboard at least one of the hires. Going to have that chat after I get back from vacation (first week of July), barring any unexpected happenings. WOOP!

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #1741 on: June 19, 2018, 11:58:12 AM »
Got a pm confirming Desert


01/01/18  CowboyAndIndian (at 59) CONFIRMED
01/04/18  Gimesalot (at 33) CONFIRMED
01/06/18  Monkey Uncle (at 49) CONFIRMED
01/26/18  PizzaSteve (at 53) CONFIRMED
01/31/18  patches (at 33) CONFIRMED
01/31/18  Wintergreen78 CONFIRMED
01/31/18  MomCPA  CONFIRMED
02/01/18  DTaggart (at 40) CONFIRMED
02/05/18  Mrbeardedbigbucks CONFIRMED
02/09/18  JLTinVA (at 42) CONFIRMED
02/14/18  Gimesalot DH (at 40) CONFIRMED
02/28/18  Caoineag (at 36) CONFIRMED
03/01/18  Clean Shaven (at 45) CONFIRMED Part Time
03/02/18  brooklynguy (at 37) CONFIRMED
03/07/18  Aegishjalmur (at 35) CONFIRMED
03/16/18  Cherry Lane (at 43) CONFIRMED
03/27/18  Mrs. Honeyfill CONFIRMED
03/28/18  Target2018 CONFIRMED
03/28/18  homestead neohio (at 39) CONFIRMED
03/30/18  Moxie (at 58) CONFIRMED
03/31/18  msilenus (at 38) CONFIRMED
04/03/18  lostformars (at 38) CONFIRMED
04/04/18  OzBeach (at 54) CONFIRMED
04/20/18  moneytaichi CONFIRMED
04/25/18  Modernaimend DH (at 39) CONFIRMED
04/25/18  ZiziPB (at 50) CONFIRMED
04/26/18  NinetyFour (at 56) CONFIRMED
04/26/18  SwordGuy (at 60) PART TIME. (Just 1-2 months.)
04/27/18  poppydog and DW CONFIRMED
04/27/18  andkar (at 41) CONFIRMED
04/??/18  PKate and DH
04/??/18  Calvin
04/??/18  HappyMargo
04/??/18  Mother Fussbudget
05/01/18  wordnerd and DH (at 30 and 36) CONFIRMED
05/03/18  Modernaimend (at 35) CONFIRMED
05/08/18  SwordGuy DW (SwordGuy isn't saying.   He wants to live.) CONFIRMED
05/11/18  Desert (at 52) CONFIRMED
05/25/18  CheapskateWife (at 42) and CheapskateHubs (at 49) CONFIRMED
05/25/18  Gyosho (at 55) CONFIRMED
05/??/18  Alim Nassor
06/01/18  step_away
06/01/18  CodeZed (at 40) CONFIRMED
06/01/18  Markbike528CBX (at 53.5) CONFIRMED
06/08/18  SwissMister CONFIRMED (at 50)
06/13/18  Mr Mark (at 54) CONFIRMED
06/15/18  DavisGang90 (at 49) CONFIRMED
06/29/18  Acastus
06/22/18  FernFree
06/25/18  MaybeBabyMustache (at 42)
06/28/18  CHF (at 51)
06/29/18  aperture
06/??/18  Agent Rosenflower
06/??/18  dbtx
06/??/18  Omalley
06/??/18  randomgiraffe
06/??/18  HenryDavid
07/06/18  Honeyfill  (at 60) 
07/??/18  AussieGirl
07/??/18  Mr Griz
07/??/18  BackAndForth
07/??/18  cerat0n1a
07/??/18  Fresh Bread
07/??/18  SnidelyWhiplashStache
08/01/18  SugarMountain
08/24/18  sol (at 41)
08/31/18  JerseyGrrrl
08/??/18  NorCalistache
08/??/18  Mogadishu
09/01/18  Vegasgirl (at 49)
09/21/18  Ottawa
09/25/18  MaybeBabyMustache
09/30/18  SwissMiss (at 50)
10/05/18  JumboShrimp
10/25/18  PhilB (at 52)
10/??/18  Fire1018
10/??/18  Happy
10/??/18  Irishtache
11/??/18  DeSteeg
11/??/18  Kris
12/21/18  LateStarter
12/31/18  DavidAnnArbor (at 53) (Won't renew my office lease)
12/??/18  EnjoyIt  Parttime.
12/??/18  yoda34
12/??/18  RunningWithScissors
??/??/18  Blindsquirrel
??/??/18  FLStache
??/??/18  Michread
??/??/18  Minnesota_mom
??/??/18  MiserlyMiser
??/??/18  pecunia
??/??/18  Badblackgirl
??/??/18  Sofa King
03/??/19  ChasesFish  OMY
??/??/19  RetireAbroadAt35  05/??/18, now OMY.
??/??/20  Gooki   2MY or 3MY


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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #1742 on: June 19, 2018, 03:22:11 PM »
My FIRE status?  It looks like I made it.  I detailed it a bit in the most recent Journal post here:

https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/journals/mother-fussbudget's-no-fuss-budget/msg2043489/#msg2043489

All the Best!  MFB



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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #1743 on: June 20, 2018, 09:42:22 AM »
Got my first work related email since retirement.  I was assigned to a hiring panel 3 weeks before I retired.  I made it clear I'd only be available for the first 2 weeks, the last one I'd be busy with retirement ceremony preps and such.

Dude was confused on my availability.

I set him straight that I had no availability for work stuff any longer.

Felt good!
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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #1744 on: June 20, 2018, 09:50:52 AM »
Got my first work related email since retirement.  I was assigned to a hiring panel 3 weeks before I retired.  I made it clear I'd only be available for the first 2 weeks, the last one I'd be busy with retirement ceremony preps and such.

Dude was confused on my availability.

I set him straight that I had no availability for work stuff any longer.

Felt good!
I'm five years FIRE and I still get calls occasionally. It is so much fun to politely tell them to Fuck the Fuck Off. If it is from an account that was not nice to me, sometimes I'm a wee bit less polite.

While I'm here, I have to say how much I am enjoying this thread. You are all killing it! I hope you can hear me cheering for every one of you, no matter where you are.
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And hell yes, I am still moving confidently in the direction of my dreams...

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #1745 on: June 20, 2018, 02:51:44 PM »
Congratulations MotherFussBudget. I guess double congratulations are in order :-)

I took June 19th as your FIRE date, let me know if you want me to fix it. Also, your age from your signature.
Edit: Fixed date to April 1st. That must have been a pretty good Aprils Fools joke on MFB's employer ;-)


01/01/18  CowboyAndIndian (at 59) CONFIRMED
01/04/18  Gimesalot (at 33) CONFIRMED
01/06/18  Monkey Uncle (at 49) CONFIRMED
01/26/18  PizzaSteve (at 53) CONFIRMED
01/31/18  patches (at 33) CONFIRMED
01/31/18  Wintergreen78 CONFIRMED
01/31/18  MomCPA  CONFIRMED
02/01/18  DTaggart (at 40) CONFIRMED
02/05/18  Mrbeardedbigbucks CONFIRMED
02/09/18  JLTinVA (at 42) CONFIRMED
02/14/18  Gimesalot DH (at 40) CONFIRMED
02/28/18  Caoineag (at 36) CONFIRMED
03/01/18  Clean Shaven (at 45) CONFIRMED Part Time
03/02/18  brooklynguy (at 37) CONFIRMED
03/07/18  Aegishjalmur (at 35) CONFIRMED
03/16/18  Cherry Lane (at 43) CONFIRMED
03/27/18  Mrs. Honeyfill CONFIRMED
03/28/18  Target2018 CONFIRMED
03/28/18  homestead neohio (at 39) CONFIRMED
03/30/18  Moxie (at 58) CONFIRMED
03/31/18  msilenus (at 38) CONFIRMED
04/01/18  Mother Fussbudget (at 56) CONFIRMED
04/03/18  lostformars (at 38) CONFIRMED
04/04/18  OzBeach (at 54) CONFIRMED
04/20/18  moneytaichi CONFIRMED
04/25/18  Modernaimend DH (at 39) CONFIRMED
04/25/18  ZiziPB (at 50) CONFIRMED
04/26/18  NinetyFour (at 56) CONFIRMED
04/26/18  SwordGuy (at 60) PART TIME. (Just 1-2 months.)
04/27/18  poppydog and DW CONFIRMED
04/27/18  andkar (at 41) CONFIRMED
04/??/18  PKate and DH
04/??/18  Calvin
04/??/18  HappyMargo
05/01/18  wordnerd and DH (at 30 and 36) CONFIRMED
05/03/18  Modernaimend (at 35) CONFIRMED
05/08/18  SwordGuy DW (SwordGuy isn't saying.   He wants to live.) CONFIRMED
05/11/18  Desert (at 52) CONFIRMED
05/25/18  CheapskateWife (at 42) and CheapskateHubs (at 49) CONFIRMED
05/25/18  Gyosho (at 55) CONFIRMED
05/??/18  Alim Nassor
06/01/18  step_away
06/01/18  CodeZed (at 40) CONFIRMED
06/01/18  Markbike528CBX (at 53.5) CONFIRMED
06/08/18  SwissMister CONFIRMED (at 50)
06/13/18  Mr Mark (at 54) CONFIRMED
06/15/18  DavisGang90 (at 49) CONFIRMED
06/29/18  Acastus
06/22/18  FernFree
06/25/18  MaybeBabyMustache (at 42)
06/28/18  CHF (at 51)
06/29/18  aperture
06/??/18  Agent Rosenflower
06/??/18  dbtx
06/??/18  Omalley
06/??/18  randomgiraffe
06/??/18  HenryDavid
07/06/18  Honeyfill  (at 60) 
07/??/18  AussieGirl
07/??/18  Mr Griz
07/??/18  BackAndForth
07/??/18  cerat0n1a
07/??/18  Fresh Bread
07/??/18  SnidelyWhiplashStache
08/01/18  SugarMountain
08/24/18  sol (at 41)
08/31/18  JerseyGrrrl
08/??/18  NorCalistache
08/??/18  Mogadishu
09/01/18  Vegasgirl (at 49)
09/21/18  Ottawa
09/25/18  MaybeBabyMustache
09/30/18  SwissMiss (at 50)
10/05/18  JumboShrimp
10/25/18  PhilB (at 52)
10/??/18  Fire1018
10/??/18  Happy
10/??/18  Irishtache
11/??/18  DeSteeg
11/??/18  Kris
12/21/18  LateStarter
12/31/18  DavidAnnArbor (at 53) (Won't renew my office lease)
12/??/18  EnjoyIt  Parttime.
12/??/18  yoda34
12/??/18  RunningWithScissors
??/??/18  Blindsquirrel
??/??/18  FLStache
??/??/18  Michread
??/??/18  Minnesota_mom
??/??/18  MiserlyMiser
??/??/18  pecunia
??/??/18  Badblackgirl
??/??/18  Sofa King
03/??/19  ChasesFish  OMY
??/??/19  RetireAbroadAt35  05/??/18, now OMY.
??/??/20  Gooki   2MY or 3MY

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #1746 on: June 20, 2018, 09:44:16 PM »
While I'm here, I have to say how much I am enjoying this thread. You are all killing it! I hope you can hear me cheering for every one of you, no matter where you are.

Dicey thanks for the support. Next week it is going to be my turn to run through the finish line.  Because of you, and the folks that have built this generous space, I am on the precipice of FIRE. I am so grateful for this community. It would be a colder, harder path without you all.  Thanks, aperture.   
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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #1747 on: June 26, 2018, 08:43:08 AM »
Hey guys/gals just a little check in here so say congratulations to everyone so far AND I've only got 6 working days left !! I am a little nervous but I am excited and looking forward to a relaxing summer.  My last day in the office is Weds July 11 then I will be on leave until Aug 31st when I turn everything in.  Sept 1st is my official date but I'm getting my summer off !!!   

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #1748 on: June 28, 2018, 03:43:21 PM »
20 working days if I stick with my original plan. 15 if I get more aggressive.  More likely to be in the 40-50 range as I am almost certainly going to work through part of August due to a number of team members being on vacation, possibly longer.  Fighting the urge for OMM or even OMY, so we'll see.

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #1749 on: June 30, 2018, 06:29:12 AM »
Yesterday, I finished my last report, interviewed with my boss, and turned in my keys/badge.  Despite the heat, I rode my bike home from work and it felt wonderful. 

I am 56 years old and could not be more profoundly grateful to this community and the people that patiently answered my questions, and encouraged me along the way.  Thanks to Pete and Jim Collins and Jeremy and Dr. Doom and @Daisy and all the rest of you internet friends.  I would not be here except you gave me practical guidance in how to dream and how live in such a way as to make that dream real.  Best wishes to you all, aperture.
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