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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #2050 on: October 01, 2018, 06:57:31 AM »
Congratulations SwissMiss and MrGriz!

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01/31/18  Wintergreen78 CONFIRMED
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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
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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
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05/03/18  Modernaimend (at 35) CONFIRMED
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06/08/18  SwissMister CONFIRMED (at 50)
06/13/18  Mr Mark (at 54) CONFIRMED
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06/29/18  aperture (at 56) CONFIRMED
06/30/18  HenryDavid CONFIRMED
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09/30/18  JerseyGrrrl
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10/31/18  TartanTallulah
10/??/18  Fire1018
10/??/18  Happy
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12/21/18  LateStarter
12/21/18  RunningWithScissors
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12/??/18  yoda34

Date not confirmed
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??/??/18  pecunia
??/??/18  Badblackgirl
??/??/18  PKate and DH
??/??/18  Calvin
??/??/18  step_away
??/??/18  Agent Rosenflower
??/??/18  dbtx
??/??/18  Omalley
??/??/18  AussieGirl
??/??/18  BackAndForth
??/??/18  cerat0n1a
??/??/18  Fresh Bread
??/??/18  SugarMountain In a holding pattern, debating between OMM/OMY.

MIA
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??/??/18  Minnesota_mom (Inactive since 2/2017)
??/??/18  HappyMargo (Inactive since 6/2017)
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OMY/2MY/3MY etc.
03/19/19  ChasesFish  OMY
??/??/19  RetireAbroadAt35  05/??/18, now OMY.
??/??/19  JumboShrimp OMY
??/??/20  Gooki   2MY or 3MY
??/??/19  MaybeBabyMustache OMY
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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #2051 on: October 02, 2018, 03:34:23 PM »
It gets worse ... with a month still to go before I leave, I'm now persona non grata with management because I wouldn't move out of my room to allow it to be given to a recently-appointed colleague who needs special voice-activated software to be fitted to the computer, and spend four weeks hot-desking around the building. It was almost a fait accompli before anyone bothered to contact me to check that it was OK, and me saying, "No, it's not OK, I'd like to keep my room until I finish," meant that a lot of fait had to be hastily unaccompli'd or something like that. I get the impression I was supposed to capitulate and apologise for having been difficult. I did suggest "let me finish a month earlier" as a potential solution, without holding out much hope because I'm needed for a massive amount of holiday cover at the end of October. Had that not been the case, I'd have taken the last two weeks of the month off using the two weeks of annual leave I'm still owed.

The parallels with divorcing my ex-husband are uncanny. All I need now is for my mother to wade in and start making things worse under the guise of trying to help me.

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #2052 on: October 02, 2018, 06:06:24 PM »
Ya know, you could just walk and tell 'em to fuck off.  That's the power of the "F" in "FU money." :)

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #2053 on: October 02, 2018, 06:37:35 PM »
I would give up the desk, then inform them I'd be working from home 3 days a week.

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #2054 on: October 02, 2018, 06:52:36 PM »
It gets worse ... with a month still to go before I leave, I'm now persona non grata with management because I wouldn't move out of my room to allow it to be given to a recently-appointed colleague who needs special voice-activated software to be fitted to the computer, and spend four weeks hot-desking around the building. It was almost a fait accompli before anyone bothered to contact me to check that it was OK, and me saying, "No, it's not OK, I'd like to keep my room until I finish," meant that a lot of fait had to be hastily unaccompli'd or something like that. I get the impression I was supposed to capitulate and apologise for having been difficult. I did suggest "let me finish a month earlier" as a potential solution, without holding out much hope because I'm needed for a massive amount of holiday cover at the end of October. Had that not been the case, I'd have taken the last two weeks of the month off using the two weeks of annual leave I'm still owed.

The parallels with divorcing my ex-husband are uncanny. All I need now is for my mother to wade in and start making things worse under the guise of trying to help me.
Hmmm, maybe if they'd been as accommodating to you during your tenure, you wouldn't be giving them the one finger salute.  Perhaps they're trying to learn from their mistakes, albeit clumsily. If you can think of anything that would make you willing to accomodate this request, this could work in your favor, as Werthless has suggested.

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #2055 on: October 03, 2018, 08:03:44 AM »
TartanTallulah,
On my return from a 1.5month field job, I was requested to take part in a late shift for a 24 hour test.
I replied, "No", and noted I was using my Comptime and vacation until my last day.

I'm with MonkeysUncle and Wertless, in that YOU have the power of FU money here.

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #2056 on: October 04, 2018, 02:41:23 PM »
It gets worse ... with a month still to go before I leave, I'm now persona non grata with management because I wouldn't move out of my room to allow it to be given to a recently-appointed colleague who needs special voice-activated software to be fitted to the computer, and spend four weeks hot-desking around the building. It was almost a fait accompli before anyone bothered to contact me to check that it was OK, and me saying, "No, it's not OK, I'd like to keep my room until I finish," meant that a lot of fait had to be hastily unaccompli'd or something like that. I get the impression I was supposed to capitulate and apologise for having been difficult. I did suggest "let me finish a month earlier" as a potential solution, without holding out much hope because I'm needed for a massive amount of holiday cover at the end of October. Had that not been the case, I'd have taken the last two weeks of the month off using the two weeks of annual leave I'm still owed.

The parallels with divorcing my ex-husband are uncanny. All I need now is for my mother to wade in and start making things worse under the guise of trying to help me.
Hmmm, maybe if they'd been as accommodating to you during your tenure, you wouldn't be giving them the one finger salute.  Perhaps they're trying to learn from their mistakes, albeit clumsily. If you can think of anything that would make you willing to accomodate this request, this could work in your favor, as Werthless has suggested.

Thank you, Dicey. And also Monkey Uncle, Werthless, and markbike528CBX.

Working from home isn't an option, nor is coasting. I'm a hands-on medical practitioner. There's no reason why I couldn't work in any consulting room, I just don't see why I should put up with the inconvenience of having to tote my equipment from room to room and deal with the vagaries of three or four different computers. It's been dealt with. The locum room has been given to the new staff member and it'll just mean that sometimes there will be a locum working in my room on the days I'm not there, which I don't mind in the least. I've always preferred to keep my consulting room tidy and impersonal so that patients and any other clinicians using the room see it as a neutral space.

My husband's time off in December has also been resolved. At the moment my overt response is that it will take time for me to forgive the needless distress we've both been caused by the initial refusal and the delay in reversing the decision. I'm not pleased at having been put in a situation where I had no option but to come down off the moral high ground and engage in a drama.

Four weeks to go, and provided nobody pulls any sickies or stunts during those four weeks I'll NEVER need to work another Monday. NEVER. It's getting real.

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #2057 on: October 06, 2018, 04:28:00 AM »
@tt: you are nearly there! No more Mondays - that's a good start.

It's my first week of FIRE and we used for a fantastic hike in the autumn sun. Really enjoying the new-found freedom.

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #2058 on: October 06, 2018, 08:42:49 AM »
@SwissMiss - beautiful & such a great vision of what we can be doing instead with our life

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #2059 on: October 06, 2018, 06:17:51 PM »
Just dropped in to say congratulations, folks!

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #2061 on: October 10, 2018, 09:22:06 AM »
@

It's my first week of FIRE and we used for a fantastic hike in the autumn sun. Really enjoying the new-found freedom.

Gorgeous! What a way to celebrate :-)
That looks beautiful SwissMiss.  I'm stuck at my laptop while a perfect autumn day is happening outside and reminding me precisely why I'm pulling the plug in 2 weeks time.

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #2062 on: October 12, 2018, 12:41:33 AM »
Markets tanking 12 days before I fire.  Why am I not surprised?
Good luck to all recent FiRE-ees currently hiding under the duvet.

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #2063 on: October 12, 2018, 01:12:35 AM »
Markets tanking 12 days before I fire.  Why am I not surprised?
Good luck to all recent FiRE-ees currently hiding under the duvet.
Is that why you're looking for a part-time gig on another thread? Have a little faith, man. What goes down eventually goes up again. I hope you're squirreled away a good slug of cash to help smooth out the dips. I agree that's a rough start, but stay the course and you'll be fine.

I have a friend who spent almost 10% of her stache in her first year of FIRE, all on planned stuff. She did the things that were important to her, then belt tightened for a couple of years, then the bull market happened and she's sitting pretty again. I thought it was very brave of her to see her plans through despite a huge market dump.

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« Reply #2064 on: October 12, 2018, 02:02:58 AM »
Markets tanking 12 days before I fire.  Why am I not surprised?
Good luck to all recent FiRE-ees currently hiding under the duvet.
Is that why you're looking for a part-time gig on another thread? Have a little faith, man. What goes down eventually goes up again. I hope you're squirreled away a good slug of cash to help smooth out the dips. I agree that's a rough start, but stay the course and you'll be fine.

I have a friend who spent almost 10% of her stache in her first year of FIRE, all on planned stuff. She did the things that were important to her, then belt tightened for a couple of years, then the bull market happened and she's sitting pretty again. I thought it was very brave of her to see her plans through despite a huge market dump.
My one-day-a-week consulting gig is all lined up and is very much for non-financial reasons - it makes everything less stressful for all concerned, gives me a bit of social contact and lets me keep doing some parts of the job I actually enjoy without materially impinging on my freedom.  I'll admit it does make it easier to be sanguine about the drops though!  I have faith that my stash should be proof  against anything short of the Zombie apocalypse as not only am I fat fire, but I haven't marked to market for the last couple of years as I was nervous about valuations.
I'm a natural duvet hider by temperament, but the knowledge of my safety margins just means that for me under the duvet is a comfortable place to hide while I ride out the storms.  I'm conscious that some on here have gone for a much leaner FIRE, but I'm confident that we should all be badass enough to cope anyway.  Some will be like your friend and sail blithely through, others will be hodling through the FUD, but we've all got our seatbelts on so enjoy the ride!

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #2065 on: October 12, 2018, 03:48:13 AM »
Stopping by from the 2019 cohort to say hello and congrats to all recent FIREees!  And also -- there is a chance I will be knocking on your door in the next few weeks and asking if I can join you.  I'm currently planning to FIRE on 2/1/19 but not sure I'll make it that far.  A very good problem to have!   

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #2066 on: October 12, 2018, 04:58:58 AM »
@Trifele: you're very welcome to join us! Would be great if you could make it in 2018!

@PhilB: well said! Yep, we're all well prepared for the market dip and will soldier through it! Enjoy your last few days of work. ;-)

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« Reply #2067 on: October 12, 2018, 11:31:00 AM »
Markets tanking 12 days before I fire.  Why am I not surprised?
Good luck to all recent FiRE-ees currently hiding under the duvet.
Is that why you're looking for a part-time gig on another thread? Have a little faith, man. What goes down eventually goes up again. I hope you're squirreled away a good slug of cash to help smooth out the dips. I agree that's a rough start, but stay the course and you'll be fine.

I have a friend who spent almost 10% of her stache in her first year of FIRE, all on planned stuff. She did the things that were important to her, then belt tightened for a couple of years, then the bull market happened and she's sitting pretty again. I thought it was very brave of her to see her plans through despite a huge market dump.
My one-day-a-week consulting gig is all lined up and is very much for non-financial reasons - it makes everything less stressful for all concerned, gives me a bit of social contact and lets me keep doing some parts of the job I actually enjoy without materially impinging on my freedom.  I'll admit it does make it easier to be sanguine about the drops though!  I have faith that my stash should be proof  against anything short of the Zombie apocalypse as not only am I fat fire, but I haven't marked to market for the last couple of years as I was nervous about valuations.
I'm a natural duvet hider by temperament, but the knowledge of my safety margins just means that for me under the duvet is a comfortable place to hide while I ride out the storms.  I'm conscious that some on here have gone for a much leaner FIRE, but I'm confident that we should all be badass enough to cope anyway.  Some will be like your friend and sail blithely through, others will be hodling through the FUD, but we've all got our seatbelts on so enjoy the ride!
I am so not surprised. Hooray for you!

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« Reply #2068 on: October 12, 2018, 11:37:32 AM »
It gets worse ... with a month still to go before I leave, I'm now persona non grata with management because I wouldn't move out of my room to allow it to be given to a recently-appointed colleague who needs special voice-activated software to be fitted to the computer, and spend four weeks hot-desking around the building. It was almost a fait accompli before anyone bothered to contact me to check that it was OK, and me saying, "No, it's not OK, I'd like to keep my room until I finish," meant that a lot of fait had to be hastily unaccompli'd or something like that. I get the impression I was supposed to capitulate and apologise for having been difficult. I did suggest "let me finish a month earlier" as a potential solution, without holding out much hope because I'm needed for a massive amount of holiday cover at the end of October. Had that not been the case, I'd have taken the last two weeks of the month off using the two weeks of annual leave I'm still owed.

The parallels with divorcing my ex-husband are uncanny. All I need now is for my mother to wade in and start making things worse under the guise of trying to help me.

Hahaha!  Laughed out loud at this!

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« Reply #2069 on: October 12, 2018, 11:42:04 AM »
Stopping by from the 2019 cohort to say hello and congrats to all recent FIREees!  And also -- there is a chance I will be knocking on your door in the next few weeks and asking if I can join you.  I'm currently planning to FIRE on 2/1/19 but not sure I'll make it that far.  A very good problem to have!

Unacceptable! You keep the 2019 cohort updated and together!

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« Reply #2070 on: October 12, 2018, 11:51:11 AM »
So did mark till he defected.

Our year is very supportive of damn traitors.

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« Reply #2071 on: October 12, 2018, 12:22:09 PM »
So did mark till he defected.

Our year is very supportive of damn traitors.

Ahahaha . . . you two.  :)   Not a traitor yet, just thinking about it . . .

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #2072 on: October 12, 2018, 01:31:46 PM »
Darth Vader voice  Come to the dark side Trifele!  BWAHHAAA.

Just kidding, it's all joy and light and snuggly cats (or furry critter of your choice). 

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #2073 on: October 12, 2018, 01:37:51 PM »
Koalas.

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« Reply #2074 on: October 12, 2018, 02:46:02 PM »
Was targeting 12/31/17, but took a pay cut and did OMY to cut my commute from four hours per day to about 30 minutes.  It was worth it. 

Final day in the office was 10/5/18.  I'm FIREd!

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« Reply #2075 on: October 12, 2018, 02:54:35 PM »
Was targeting 12/31/17, but took a pay cut and did OMY to cut my commute from four hours per day to about 30 minutes.  It was worth it. 

Final day in the office was 10/5/18.  I'm FIREd!

Welcome the club Jim2001!   My commute has varied between 20 minutes by bicycle or 30 minutes (longer trip) via motorcycle/commuter van, so I can believe the 240 minute vs 30 minute made a big difference.

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #2076 on: October 12, 2018, 05:07:31 PM »
Congratulations Jim2001!


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) CONFIRMED
04/27/18  poppydog and DW CONFIRMED
04/27/18  andkar (at 41) CONFIRMED
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
06/01/18  CodeZed (at 40) CONFIRMED
06/01/18  Markbike528CBX (at 53.5) CONFIRMED
06/01/18  Will (at 53) 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 (at 56) CONFIRMED
06/29/18  aperture (at 56) CONFIRMED
06/30/18  HenryDavid CONFIRMED
07/06/18  Honeyfill  (at 60)  CONFIRMED
07/09/18  CHF (at 51) CONFIRMED
08/03/18  mjr (at 52) CONFIRMED
08/03/18  Mogadishu (at 40) CONFIRMED
08/09/18  cap396 (at 46) CONFIRMED
08/10/18  FernFree (at 49) CONFIRMED
08/17/18  sui generis (at 41) CONFIRMED
08/24/18  sol (at 41) CONFIRMED
08/31/18  RiverTop (at 55) CONFIRMED
09/01/18  Vegasgirl (at 49) CONFIRMED
09/21/18  Ottawa
09/28/18  Richmond2020 (at 43) CONFIRMED
09/30/18  SwissMiss (at 50) CONFIRMED
09/30/18  JerseyGrrrl
10/05/18  Jim2001 (CONFIRMED)
10/25/18  PhilB (at 52) 
10/31/18  Mr Griz CONFIRMED
10/31/18  TartanTallulah
10/??/18  Fire1018
10/??/18  Happy
10/31/18  Irishtache CONFIRMED
11/??/18  Kris
12/21/18  LateStarter
12/21/18  RunningWithScissors
12/31/18  DavidAnnArbor (at 53) (Won't renew my office lease)
12/??/18  EnjoyIt  Parttime.
12/??/18  yoda34

Date not confirmed
??/??/18  FLStache
??/??/18  MiserlyMiser
??/??/18  pecunia
??/??/18  Badblackgirl
??/??/18  PKate and DH
??/??/18  Calvin
??/??/18  step_away
??/??/18  Agent Rosenflower
??/??/18  dbtx
??/??/18  Omalley
??/??/18  AussieGirl
??/??/18  BackAndForth
??/??/18  cerat0n1a
??/??/18  Fresh Bread
??/??/18  SugarMountain In a holding pattern, debating between OMM/OMY.

MIA
??/??/18  randomgiraffe (Inactive since 2/2017)
??/??/18  Minnesota_mom (Inactive since 2/2017)
??/??/18  HappyMargo (Inactive since 6/2017)
??/??/18  NorCalistache (Inactive since 8/2017)
??/??/18  DeSteeg (Inactive since 12/2015)
??/??/18  Alim Nassor (Cannot find in members list)
??/??/18  SnidelyWhiplashStache (Cannot find in members list)
??/??/18  Sofa King (Cannot find in members list)
??/??/18  Michread (Cannot find in members list)

OMY/2MY/3MY etc.
03/19/19  ChasesFish  OMY
??/??/19  RetireAbroadAt35  05/??/18, now OMY.
??/??/19  JumboShrimp OMY
??/??/20  Gooki   2MY or 3MY
??/??/19  MaybeBabyMustache OMY
??/??/19  Blindsquirrel OMY



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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #2077 on: October 13, 2018, 11:01:13 AM »
Thanks for the reminder C&I! 

Alas, 21 September was not my last day.  Some of the folks who went to CM*TO will know why...too long of a story to go on about here.  Here is where things may be headed...

1) 15 October to 12 November 2018 I will not be working! 
2) 27/28 November is an important date.
3) depending on outcome of 2) some variation of notice handed in indicating a leave period commencing 21 January 2019 for 3 months initially - probably followed immediately by a 1 year of additional leave.  (the 3 month leave attracts pension benefits) - the 1 year leave gives a safety net to allow return to work (unlikely); but a free perk nevertheless.

-Ottawa



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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #2078 on: October 13, 2018, 02:39:14 PM »
Was targeting 12/31/17, but took a pay cut and did OMY to cut my commute from four hours per day to about 30 minutes.  It was worth it. 

Final day in the office was 10/5/18.  I'm FIREd!

Many congratulations :-)

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #2079 on: October 13, 2018, 04:17:22 PM »
Three weeks to go before I "retire", and as things stand none of them will be a heavy working week. I've started clearing my room a little bit at a time. I'm not one for nest-building at work, so there are drawers with hanging files full of leaflets, letterheads and suchlike from long before I moved in. I'll leave it tidier than I found it.

There are a lot of logical-on-paper plans being put in place for after I've gone. I'm pleased that my main role in the discussions is just to listen (and I'm pleased to be included in the discussions, for I like wrapping my brain around workload planning) and that I'm not going to be the person who has to make those plans work with the people who will remain after I've gone.

I'm not wondering how I'll fill my time after retiring. To begin with, I expect that each day I'll do just a few things (on two days a week, one of those things will be a 6-hour work shift) and spend quite a lot of time doing nothing at all. The prospect is quite exciting.

The prospect of being able to train properly to run a marathon is also quite exciting. Work hasn't managed to stop me having a reasonable racing season at up to half marathon distance this year, but I haven't even been able to think of training for anything longer for a good few years. And I land in a new age category next spring.


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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #2080 on: October 14, 2018, 09:54:47 AM »
Thanks, Ottowa. I'm marking you down as OMY.
Hope all your plans work out! Enjoy your days off.


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) CONFIRMED
04/27/18  poppydog and DW CONFIRMED
04/27/18  andkar (at 41) CONFIRMED
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
06/01/18  CodeZed (at 40) CONFIRMED
06/01/18  Markbike528CBX (at 53.5) CONFIRMED
06/01/18  Will (at 53) 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 (at 56) CONFIRMED
06/29/18  aperture (at 56) CONFIRMED
06/30/18  HenryDavid CONFIRMED
07/06/18  Honeyfill  (at 60)  CONFIRMED
07/09/18  CHF (at 51) CONFIRMED
08/03/18  mjr (at 52) CONFIRMED
08/03/18  Mogadishu (at 40) CONFIRMED
08/09/18  cap396 (at 46) CONFIRMED
08/10/18  FernFree (at 49) CONFIRMED
08/17/18  sui generis (at 41) CONFIRMED
08/24/18  sol (at 41) CONFIRMED
08/31/18  RiverTop (at 55) CONFIRMED
09/01/18  Vegasgirl (at 49) CONFIRMED
09/28/18  Richmond2020 (at 43) CONFIRMED
09/30/18  SwissMiss (at 50) CONFIRMED
09/30/18  JerseyGrrrl
10/05/18  Jim2001 (CONFIRMED)
10/25/18  PhilB (at 52) 
10/31/18  Mr Griz CONFIRMED
10/31/18  TartanTallulah
10/??/18  Fire1018
10/??/18  Happy
10/31/18  Irishtache CONFIRMED
11/??/18  Kris
12/21/18  LateStarter
12/21/18  RunningWithScissors
12/31/18  DavidAnnArbor (at 53) (Won't renew my office lease)
12/??/18  EnjoyIt  Parttime.
12/??/18  yoda34

Date not confirmed
??/??/18  FLStache
??/??/18  MiserlyMiser
??/??/18  pecunia
??/??/18  Badblackgirl
??/??/18  PKate and DH
??/??/18  Calvin
??/??/18  step_away
??/??/18  Agent Rosenflower
??/??/18  dbtx
??/??/18  Omalley
??/??/18  AussieGirl
??/??/18  BackAndForth
??/??/18  cerat0n1a
??/??/18  Fresh Bread
??/??/18  SugarMountain In a holding pattern, debating between OMM/OMY.

MIA
??/??/18  randomgiraffe (Inactive since 2/2017)
??/??/18  Minnesota_mom (Inactive since 2/2017)
??/??/18  HappyMargo (Inactive since 6/2017)
??/??/18  NorCalistache (Inactive since 8/2017)
??/??/18  DeSteeg (Inactive since 12/2015)
??/??/18  Alim Nassor (Cannot find in members list)
??/??/18  SnidelyWhiplashStache (Cannot find in members list)
??/??/18  Sofa King (Cannot find in members list)
??/??/18  Michread (Cannot find in members list)

OMY/2MY/3MY etc.
03/19/19  ChasesFish  OMY
??/??/19  RetireAbroadAt35  05/??/18, now OMY.
??/??/19  JumboShrimp OMY
??/??/20  Gooki   2MY or 3MY
??/??/19  MaybeBabyMustache OMY
??/??/19  Blindsquirrel OMY
??/??/19  Ottawa OMY



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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #2081 on: October 14, 2018, 08:56:31 PM »
I am confirmed and officially part time starting Monday Oct 15th.

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #2082 on: October 15, 2018, 02:19:19 AM »
I am confirmed and officially part time starting Monday Oct 15th.
Congratulations!  I hope you thoroughly live up to your user ID.

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #2083 on: October 15, 2018, 07:09:52 AM »
EnjoyIt to part time ahead of schedule!
As PhilB says, live up to your user name.


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) CONFIRMED
04/27/18  poppydog and DW CONFIRMED
04/27/18  andkar (at 41) CONFIRMED
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
06/01/18  CodeZed (at 40) CONFIRMED
06/01/18  Markbike528CBX (at 53.5) CONFIRMED
06/01/18  Will (at 53) 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 (at 56) CONFIRMED
06/29/18  aperture (at 56) CONFIRMED
06/30/18  HenryDavid CONFIRMED
07/06/18  Honeyfill  (at 60)  CONFIRMED
07/09/18  CHF (at 51) CONFIRMED
08/03/18  mjr (at 52) CONFIRMED
08/03/18  Mogadishu (at 40) CONFIRMED
08/09/18  cap396 (at 46) CONFIRMED
08/10/18  FernFree (at 49) CONFIRMED
08/17/18  sui generis (at 41) CONFIRMED
08/24/18  sol (at 41) CONFIRMED
08/31/18  RiverTop (at 55) CONFIRMED
09/01/18  Vegasgirl (at 49) CONFIRMED
09/28/18  Richmond2020 (at 43) CONFIRMED
09/30/18  SwissMiss (at 50) CONFIRMED
09/30/18  JerseyGrrrl
10/05/18  Jim2001 CONFIRMED
10/15/18  EnjoyIt  CONFIRMED Part Time.
10/25/18  PhilB (at 52) 
10/31/18  Mr Griz CONFIRMED
10/31/18  TartanTallulah
10/??/18  Fire1018
10/??/18  Happy
10/31/18  Irishtache CONFIRMED
11/??/18  Kris
12/21/18  LateStarter
12/21/18  RunningWithScissors
12/31/18  DavidAnnArbor (at 53) (Won't renew my office lease)
12/??/18  yoda34

Date not confirmed
??/??/18  FLStache
??/??/18  MiserlyMiser
??/??/18  pecunia
??/??/18  Badblackgirl
??/??/18  PKate and DH
??/??/18  Calvin
??/??/18  step_away
??/??/18  Agent Rosenflower
??/??/18  dbtx
??/??/18  Omalley
??/??/18  AussieGirl
??/??/18  BackAndForth
??/??/18  cerat0n1a
??/??/18  Fresh Bread
??/??/18  SugarMountain In a holding pattern, debating between OMM/OMY.

MIA
??/??/18  randomgiraffe (Inactive since 2/2017)
??/??/18  Minnesota_mom (Inactive since 2/2017)
??/??/18  HappyMargo (Inactive since 6/2017)
??/??/18  NorCalistache (Inactive since 8/2017)
??/??/18  DeSteeg (Inactive since 12/2015)
??/??/18  Alim Nassor (Cannot find in members list)
??/??/18  SnidelyWhiplashStache (Cannot find in members list)
??/??/18  Sofa King (Cannot find in members list)
??/??/18  Michread (Cannot find in members list)

OMY/2MY/3MY etc.
03/19/19  ChasesFish  OMY
??/??/19  RetireAbroadAt35  05/??/18, now OMY.
??/??/19  JumboShrimp OMY
??/??/20  Gooki   2MY or 3MY
??/??/19  MaybeBabyMustache OMY
??/??/19  Blindsquirrel OMY
??/??/19  Ottawa OMY


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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #2084 on: October 15, 2018, 02:47:26 PM »
Just checking in to report that I did indeed FIRE on September 28 at age 48!

My last few weeks at work went smoothly. My replacement started two weeks before I left and I trained him as best I could. They threw a small lunch party for me where the bigwigs said some nice things about me. Usually Im a crier, but I actually was not all that emotional as it came to an end. Finally walked out the door on Friday around 3pm, and thats it!

First week I slept in a bit and did not do a whole lot. My usual gym time is 6am, but I went at 10am expecting it to be empty, and instead found it crowded with over-60-year olds. This is when the retirees work out!

This week and last week have been a bit of a whirlwind as I pack up the house for our long distance move this weekend. Lots of stuff to get done. On a sad note, my FIL passed away last week after a long illness, so have to attend the funeral then rush back to finish packing before the movers come.

Then we spend two weeks on the road heading to our new home, with stops along the way to visit family. Looking forward to this. Then I expect to have lots of stuff to do setting up the new place.

Once were settled in, I will then have to figure out what to do with the rest of my life! I have a few ideas, but no set plans. I have never ruled out getting another job, so if I get bored or really miss it, I have no problem going back. But Im really enjoying the time off right now. Just today I was driving around running errands in the middle of the day and thought, I like this I dont want to go back to work!

So well see. Ill try to take it as it comes. Who knows what will come next?

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #2085 on: October 15, 2018, 03:16:08 PM »
Congratulations JerseyGrrrl!!


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) CONFIRMED
04/27/18  poppydog and DW CONFIRMED
04/27/18  andkar (at 41) CONFIRMED
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
06/01/18  CodeZed (at 40) CONFIRMED
06/01/18  Markbike528CBX (at 53.5) CONFIRMED
06/01/18  Will (at 53) 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 (at 56) CONFIRMED
06/29/18  aperture (at 56) CONFIRMED
06/30/18  HenryDavid CONFIRMED
07/06/18  Honeyfill  (at 60)  CONFIRMED
07/09/18  CHF (at 51) CONFIRMED
08/03/18  mjr (at 52) CONFIRMED
08/03/18  Mogadishu (at 40) CONFIRMED
08/09/18  cap396 (at 46) CONFIRMED
08/10/18  FernFree (at 49) CONFIRMED
08/17/18  sui generis (at 41) CONFIRMED
08/24/18  sol (at 41) CONFIRMED
08/31/18  RiverTop (at 55) CONFIRMED
09/01/18  Vegasgirl (at 49) CONFIRMED
09/28/18  Richmond2020 (at 43) CONFIRMED
09/30/18  SwissMiss (at 50) CONFIRMED
09/30/18  JerseyGrrrl (at 48) CONFIRMED
10/05/18  Jim2001 CONFIRMED
10/15/18  EnjoyIt  CONFIRMED Part Time.
10/25/18  PhilB (at 52) 
10/31/18  Mr Griz CONFIRMED
10/31/18  TartanTallulah
10/??/18  Fire1018
10/??/18  Happy
10/31/18  Irishtache CONFIRMED
11/??/18  Kris
12/21/18  LateStarter
12/21/18  RunningWithScissors
12/31/18  DavidAnnArbor (at 53) (Won't renew my office lease)
12/??/18  yoda34

Date not confirmed
??/??/18  FLStache
??/??/18  MiserlyMiser
??/??/18  pecunia
??/??/18  Badblackgirl
??/??/18  PKate and DH
??/??/18  Calvin
??/??/18  step_away
??/??/18  Agent Rosenflower
??/??/18  dbtx
??/??/18  Omalley
??/??/18  AussieGirl
??/??/18  BackAndForth
??/??/18  cerat0n1a
??/??/18  Fresh Bread
??/??/18  SugarMountain In a holding pattern, debating between OMM/OMY.

MIA
??/??/18  randomgiraffe (Inactive since 2/2017)
??/??/18  Minnesota_mom (Inactive since 2/2017)
??/??/18  HappyMargo (Inactive since 6/2017)
??/??/18  NorCalistache (Inactive since 8/2017)
??/??/18  DeSteeg (Inactive since 12/2015)
??/??/18  Alim Nassor (Cannot find in members list)
??/??/18  SnidelyWhiplashStache (Cannot find in members list)
??/??/18  Sofa King (Cannot find in members list)
??/??/18  Michread (Cannot find in members list)

OMY/2MY/3MY etc.
03/19/19  ChasesFish  OMY
??/??/19  RetireAbroadAt35  05/??/18, now OMY.
??/??/19  JumboShrimp OMY
??/??/20  Gooki   2MY or 3MY
??/??/19  MaybeBabyMustache OMY
??/??/19  Blindsquirrel OMY
??/??/19  Ottawa OMY


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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #2086 on: October 15, 2018, 03:41:06 PM »
I am confirmed and officially part time starting Monday Oct 15th.
Congratulations!  I hope you thoroughly live up to your user ID.

Today I woke up at 10am, I made and enjoyed a delicious egg sandwich with a cup of coffee.  I then went to the gym, picked up some groceries for dinner and played a little guitar.  It was a good day and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thanks,

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #2087 on: October 17, 2018, 07:33:13 AM »
Interesting discussion about the age that MMM'ers actually retire using data from the 2018 cohort.

ARebelSpy's infographic is very interesting!

https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/welcome-to-the-forum/at-what-age-do-mmmers-actually-fire/

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #2088 on: October 18, 2018, 04:52:45 PM »
It's getting real. Just over two weeks to go till I finish, I've had my last paycheck (though I'm owed the equivalent of another month's pay in lieu of annual leave I didn't have the opportunity to take), and I've put in my DB pension application. I don't plan to start drawing the pension until next April, when I'll be 55, but I don't want it to be delayed by any queries. It won't be a massive amount, but it will be enough to give me options, including the option of never doing any more paid work provided I don't mind a simple standard of living.

When people ask me what I'm going to do, I'm saying, "Nothing. I've never done nothing in my life and I want to know what it's like before I'm too old."

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #2089 on: October 18, 2018, 05:27:34 PM »
It's getting real. Just over two weeks to go till I finish, I've had my last paycheck (though I'm owed the equivalent of another month's pay in lieu of annual leave I didn't have the opportunity to take), and I've put in my DB pension application. I don't plan to start drawing the pension until next April, when I'll be 55, but I don't want it to be delayed by any queries. It won't be a massive amount, but it will be enough to give me options, including the option of never doing any more paid work provided I don't mind a simple standard of living.

When people ask me what I'm going to do, I'm saying, "Nothing. I've never done nothing in my life and I want to know what it's like before I'm too old."
Dicey here, reporting from six years out that 54 was an awesome age to retire. Congratulations!

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #2090 on: October 19, 2018, 12:37:48 AM »
It's getting real. Just over two weeks to go till I finish, I've had my last paycheck (though I'm owed the equivalent of another month's pay in lieu of annual leave I didn't have the opportunity to take), and I've put in my DB pension application. I don't plan to start drawing the pension until next April, when I'll be 55, but I don't want it to be delayed by any queries. It won't be a massive amount, but it will be enough to give me options, including the option of never doing any more paid work provided I don't mind a simple standard of living.

When people ask me what I'm going to do, I'm saying, "Nothing. I've never done nothing in my life and I want to know what it's like before I'm too old."
Dicey here, reporting from six years out that 54 was an awesome age to retire. Congratulations!
That sounds wonderful TT.  It's all feeling very real here too - all yesterday I was wandering around singing 'It's the final Thursday'.  Now I need to come up with a new song for today!

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #2091 on: October 19, 2018, 06:36:17 AM »
It's getting real. Just over two weeks to go till I finish, I've had my last paycheck (though I'm owed the equivalent of another month's pay in lieu of annual leave I didn't have the opportunity to take), and I've put in my DB pension application. I don't plan to start drawing the pension until next April, when I'll be 55, but I don't want it to be delayed by any queries. It won't be a massive amount, but it will be enough to give me options, including the option of never doing any more paid work provided I don't mind a simple standard of living.

When people ask me what I'm going to do, I'm saying, "Nothing. I've never done nothing in my life and I want to know what it's like before I'm too old."
Dicey here, reporting from six years out that 54 was an awesome age to retire. Congratulations!
That sounds wonderful TT.  It's all feeling very real here too - all yesterday I was wandering around singing 'It's the final Thursday'.  Now I need to come up with a new song for today!

Emphasis is mine ... but sung to the tune of 'The Final Countdown' by Europe.

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #2092 on: October 19, 2018, 08:12:24 AM »
It's getting real. Just over two weeks to go till I finish, I've had my last paycheck (though I'm owed the equivalent of another month's pay in lieu of annual leave I didn't have the opportunity to take), and I've put in my DB pension application. I don't plan to start drawing the pension until next April, when I'll be 55, but I don't want it to be delayed by any queries. It won't be a massive amount, but it will be enough to give me options, including the option of never doing any more paid work provided I don't mind a simple standard of living.

When people ask me what I'm going to do, I'm saying, "Nothing. I've never done nothing in my life and I want to know what it's like before I'm too old."
Dicey here, reporting from six years out that 54 was an awesome age to retire. Congratulations!
That sounds wonderful TT.  It's all feeling very real here too - all yesterday I was wandering around singing 'It's the final Thursday'.  Now I need to come up with a new song for today!

Emphasis is mine ... but sung to the tune of 'The Final Countdown' by Europe.
Correct.  Today I'm going with The Wild Rover:
And it's no, nay, never.
No, nay, never no more.
Will I work on a Friday.
No never, no more.
« Last Edit: October 19, 2018, 08:14:27 AM by PhilB »

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #2093 on: October 19, 2018, 01:14:24 PM »
Hurray!

It's Friday and I'm still in my bathrobe. I'm enjoying being a complete slug for a few hours. There's nothing I have to do that won't keep.

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #2094 on: October 19, 2018, 01:45:54 PM »
It's getting real. Just over two weeks to go till I finish, I've had my last paycheck (though I'm owed the equivalent of another month's pay in lieu of annual leave I didn't have the opportunity to take), and I've put in my DB pension application. I don't plan to start drawing the pension until next April, when I'll be 55, but I don't want it to be delayed by any queries. It won't be a massive amount, but it will be enough to give me options, including the option of never doing any more paid work provided I don't mind a simple standard of living.

When people ask me what I'm going to do, I'm saying, "Nothing. I've never done nothing in my life and I want to know what it's like before I'm too old."
Dicey here, reporting from six years out that 54 was an awesome age to retire. Congratulations!
That sounds wonderful TT.  It's all feeling very real here too - all yesterday I was wandering around singing 'It's the final Thursday'.  Now I need to come up with a new song for today!

Emphasis is mine ... but sung to the tune of 'The Final Countdown' by Europe.
Correct.  Today I'm going with The Wild Rover:
And it's no, nay, never.
No, nay, never no more.
Will I work on a Friday.
No never, no more.

Hahahahahahaha! You - WE - are all fantastic :-)

I had a patient in her early sixties come in for a test result this week. I commented, for in the context of the consultation it wasn't inappropriate, that she looked well. "I retired last year," she said, then winked at me and added, "You're going to love it."

Meanwhile, one of the remaining partners hasn't even waited till I've left the building before going on a power-crazed rampage and imposing some poorly-thought-out changes to workload management which have got the staff not knowing what way they're facing. I'm letting it happen, with the excuse that if there are teething problems it's best that they're discovered while I'm still here, and have intensified the habitual obligingness that could give the mistaken impression that I'm a nice person.

With every day that passes, I'm more relieved that I resigned when I did.

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #2095 on: October 19, 2018, 02:02:10 PM »
Hurray!

It's Friday and I'm still in my bathrobe. I'm enjoying being a complete slug for a few hours. There's nothing I have to do that won't keep.

Grrrrrr... It's Friday. A few more hours of clock watching. :)

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #2096 on: October 20, 2018, 03:05:16 PM »
Been off the forum for a while, and now dropping in to let the side down. Please move me to the OMY List of Shame - I'll be migrating to the 2019 thread.

I've got a house to sell before I can start my (slow-travel vagabond) retirement plan, and it's not ready yet. I might as well work at least until I get the house on the market, so I will - and some account padding won't go amiss.

Keep up the great work 2018 Cohort. It's very inspiring to see all those "CONFIRMED".

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #2097 on: October 20, 2018, 03:55:18 PM »
Was targeting 12/31/17, but took a pay cut and did OMY to cut my commute from four hours per day to about 30 minutes.  It was worth it. 

Final day in the office was 10/5/18.  I'm FIREd!

Welcome the club Jim2001!   My commute has varied between 20 minutes by bicycle or 30 minutes (longer trip) via motorcycle/commuter van, so I can believe the 240 minute vs 30 minute made a big difference.

markbike528CBX,  CowboyAndIndian, and TartanTallulah,  Thanks!

The shorter commute gave me more time with my dear wifey (who has few more years to get the best pension benefits), as well as time to ride my bike.  I'm back to a weight I'm comfortable at and 13% body fat, though my Dr. says according to my BMI measurement I'm overweight.  So, in addition to increasing my healthy activities, I'm now focusing on catching up on my stack of reading material on the shelf.  Literally the first thing I did when I left the office was drive to the library and got myself a new card!  I'll start to work some visits in to see the grand kids by the end of the year as well.  I'm still getting used to this lifestyle and am most surprised that my habit of hitting the snooze button has evaporated.  I don't set an alarm, but now get up earlier than when I had to head off to the office.
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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #2098 on: October 21, 2018, 11:32:56 AM »
Sorry to see you go LateStarter.

Down to the last 8 (not counting those whose date is not confirmed)


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) CONFIRMED
04/27/18  poppydog and DW CONFIRMED
04/27/18  andkar (at 41) CONFIRMED
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
06/01/18  CodeZed (at 40) CONFIRMED
06/01/18  Markbike528CBX (at 53.5) CONFIRMED
06/01/18  Will (at 53) 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 (at 56) CONFIRMED
06/29/18  aperture (at 56) CONFIRMED
06/30/18  HenryDavid CONFIRMED
07/06/18  Honeyfill  (at 60)  CONFIRMED
07/09/18  CHF (at 51) CONFIRMED
08/03/18  mjr (at 52) CONFIRMED
08/03/18  Mogadishu (at 40) CONFIRMED
08/09/18  cap396 (at 46) CONFIRMED
08/10/18  FernFree (at 49) CONFIRMED
08/17/18  sui generis (at 41) CONFIRMED
08/24/18  sol (at 41) CONFIRMED
08/31/18  RiverTop (at 55) CONFIRMED
09/01/18  Vegasgirl (at 49) CONFIRMED
09/28/18  Richmond2020 (at 43) CONFIRMED
09/30/18  SwissMiss (at 50) CONFIRMED
09/30/18  JerseyGrrrl (at 48) CONFIRMED
10/05/18  Jim2001 CONFIRMED
10/15/18  EnjoyIt  CONFIRMED Part Time.
10/25/18  PhilB (at 52) 
10/31/18  Mr Griz CONFIRMED
10/31/18  TartanTallulah
10/??/18  Fire1018
10/??/18  Happy
10/31/18  Irishtache CONFIRMED
11/??/18  Kris
12/21/18  RunningWithScissors
12/31/18  DavidAnnArbor (at 53) (Won't renew my office lease)
12/??/18  yoda34

Date not confirmed
??/??/18  FLStache
??/??/18  MiserlyMiser
??/??/18  pecunia
??/??/18  Badblackgirl
??/??/18  PKate and DH
??/??/18  Calvin
??/??/18  step_away
??/??/18  Agent Rosenflower
??/??/18  dbtx
??/??/18  Omalley
??/??/18  AussieGirl
??/??/18  BackAndForth
??/??/18  cerat0n1a
??/??/18  Fresh Bread
??/??/18  SugarMountain In a holding pattern, debating between OMM/OMY.

MIA
??/??/18  randomgiraffe (Inactive since 2/2017)
??/??/18  Minnesota_mom (Inactive since 2/2017)
??/??/18  HappyMargo (Inactive since 6/2017)
??/??/18  NorCalistache (Inactive since 8/2017)
??/??/18  DeSteeg (Inactive since 12/2015)
??/??/18  Alim Nassor (Cannot find in members list)
??/??/18  SnidelyWhiplashStache (Cannot find in members list)
??/??/18  Sofa King (Cannot find in members list)
??/??/18  Michread (Cannot find in members list)

OMY/2MY/3MY etc.
03/19/19  ChasesFish  OMY
??/??/19  RetireAbroadAt35  05/??/18, now OMY.
??/??/19  JumboShrimp OMY
??/??/20  Gooki   2MY or 3MY
??/??/19  MaybeBabyMustache OMY
??/??/19  Blindsquirrel OMY
??/??/19  Ottawa OMY
??/??/19  LateStarter OMY

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #2099 on: October 22, 2018, 08:06:14 AM »
It's getting real. Just over two weeks to go till I finish, I've had my last paycheck (though I'm owed the equivalent of another month's pay in lieu of annual leave I didn't have the opportunity to take), and I've put in my DB pension application. I don't plan to start drawing the pension until next April, when I'll be 55, but I don't want it to be delayed by any queries. It won't be a massive amount, but it will be enough to give me options, including the option of never doing any more paid work provided I don't mind a simple standard of living.

When people ask me what I'm going to do, I'm saying, "Nothing. I've never done nothing in my life and I want to know what it's like before I'm too old."
Dicey here, reporting from six years out that 54 was an awesome age to retire. Congratulations!
That sounds wonderful TT.  It's all feeling very real here too - all yesterday I was wandering around singing 'It's the final Thursday'.  Now I need to come up with a new song for today!

Emphasis is mine ... but sung to the tune of 'The Final Countdown' by Europe.
Correct.  Today I'm going with The Wild Rover:
And it's no, nay, never.
No, nay, never no more.
Will I work on a Friday.
No never, no more.
Tell me why - It's my last Monday
Tell me why - It's my last Monday
Tell me why - It's my last Monday
I'm gonna shoo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oot,
The whole day down.