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DTaggart

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #550 on: September 29, 2017, 07:40:18 AM »
My update disappeared somewhere along the line so fixing...


07/??/17  Retire-Canada - OLY
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01/05/18  Gimesalot
01/06/18  Monkey Uncle
01/??/18  FIBy30
01/??/18  MomCPA
01/??/18  NorGirl
01/??/18  PizzaSteve
01/??/18  PrePube
01/??/18  WannaGoOutside OLY, Moved to 2017 cohort
01/??/18  Zinethstache
02/01/18  DTaggart
02/28/18  brooklynguy
03/16/18  Cherry Lane
03/30/18  sol
03/31/18  homestead neohio
03/??/18  Badblackgirl
03/??/18  Clean Shaven
03/??/18  JLTinVA
03/??/18  Sofa King
~03/??/18 Caoineag
04/01/18  ZiziPB
04/20/18  NinetyFour
04/??/18  Aegishjalmur
04/??/18  Calvin
04/??/18  FernFree
04/??/18  Gooki
04/??/18  LateStarter
04/??/18  MandyM - Class of 2017
~04/??/18 HappyMargo
~04/??/18 Mother Fussbudget
05/01/18  SwordGuy
05/08/18  SwordGuy DW
05/??/18  Alim Nassor
05/??/18  wordnerd
~05/??/18 honeyfill
~05/??/18 Markbike528CBX
06/15/18  DavisGang90
06/29/18  aperture
06/??/18  Albireo13
06/??/18  Cheddar Stacker
06/??/18  CowboyAndIndian
06/??/18  dbtx
06/??/18  Omalley
06/??/18  poppydog
06/??/18  randomgiraffe
06/??/18  SwissMiss
~06/??/18 Pylortes
07/??/18  AussieGirl
07/??/18  ChasesFish
07/??/18  Mr Griz
~07/??/18 BackAndForth
~07/??/18 cerat0n1a
~07/??/18 Freshwater
~07/??/18 SnidelyWhiplashStache
08/??/18  Mr Mark
08/??/18  NorCalistache
08/??/18  SpreadsheetMan DW - OMY, moved to 2019 cohort.
10/??/18  Fire1018
10/??/18  Happy
10/??/18  Irishtache
10/??/18  patches
11/??/18  DeSteeg
11/??/18  Kris
12/??/18  EnjoyIt
12/??/18  yoda34
??/??/18  Blindsquirrel
??/??/18  Michread
??/??/18  Minnesota_mom
??/??/18  OzBeach -- WIGLO (When I Get Laid Off)
??/??/18  thriftycanadian

Retire-Canada

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #551 on: September 29, 2017, 07:52:17 AM »
I'm not FIREd so I'll just delete myself from the list to keep it simple.

01/05/18  Gimesalot
01/06/18  Monkey Uncle
01/??/18  FIBy30
01/??/18  MomCPA
01/??/18  NorGirl
01/??/18  PizzaSteve
01/??/18  PrePube
01/??/18  WannaGoOutside OLY, Moved to 2017 cohort
01/??/18  Zinethstache
02/01/18  DTaggart
02/28/18  brooklynguy
03/16/18  Cherry Lane
03/30/18  sol
03/31/18  homestead neohio
03/??/18  Badblackgirl
03/??/18  Clean Shaven
03/??/18  JLTinVA
03/??/18  Sofa King
~03/??/18 Caoineag
04/01/18  ZiziPB
04/20/18  NinetyFour
04/??/18  Aegishjalmur
04/??/18  Calvin
04/??/18  FernFree
04/??/18  Gooki
04/??/18  LateStarter
04/??/18  MandyM - Class of 2017
~04/??/18 HappyMargo
~04/??/18 Mother Fussbudget
05/01/18  SwordGuy
05/08/18  SwordGuy DW
05/??/18  Alim Nassor
05/??/18  wordnerd
~05/??/18 honeyfill
~05/??/18 Markbike528CBX
06/15/18  DavisGang90
06/29/18  aperture
06/??/18  Albireo13
06/??/18  Cheddar Stacker
06/??/18  CowboyAndIndian
06/??/18  dbtx
06/??/18  Omalley
06/??/18  poppydog
06/??/18  randomgiraffe
06/??/18  SwissMiss
~06/??/18 Pylortes
07/??/18  AussieGirl
07/??/18  ChasesFish
07/??/18  Mr Griz
~07/??/18 BackAndForth
~07/??/18 cerat0n1a
~07/??/18 Freshwater
~07/??/18 SnidelyWhiplashStache
08/??/18  Mr Mark
08/??/18  NorCalistache
08/??/18  SpreadsheetMan DW - OMY, moved to 2019 cohort.
10/??/18  Fire1018
10/??/18  Happy
10/??/18  Irishtache
10/??/18  patches
11/??/18  DeSteeg
11/??/18  Kris
12/??/18  EnjoyIt
12/??/18  yoda34
??/??/18  Blindsquirrel
??/??/18  Michread
??/??/18  Minnesota_mom
??/??/18  OzBeach -- WIGLO (When I Get Laid Off)
??/??/18  thriftycanadian

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #552 on: September 29, 2017, 12:13:40 PM »
We moved our date to 6/1 to take advantage of one more month of employee health coverage. I also added my age. I noticed the 2017 FIRE cohort forum had everyone's age and I thought it was interesting to see when everyone is hitting their date.

01/05/18  Gimesalot
01/06/18  Monkey Uncle
01/??/18  FIBy30
01/??/18  MomCPA
01/??/18  NorGirl
01/??/18  PizzaSteve
01/??/18  PrePube
01/??/18  WannaGoOutside OLY, Moved to 2017 cohort
01/??/18  Zinethstache
02/01/18  DTaggart
02/28/18  brooklynguy
03/16/18  Cherry Lane
03/30/18  sol
03/31/18  homestead neohio
03/??/18  Badblackgirl
03/??/18  Clean Shaven
03/??/18  JLTinVA
03/??/18  Sofa King
~03/??/18 Caoineag
04/01/18  ZiziPB
04/20/18  NinetyFour
04/??/18  Aegishjalmur
04/??/18  Calvin
04/??/18  FernFree
04/??/18  Gooki
04/??/18  LateStarter
04/??/18  MandyM - Class of 2017
~04/??/18 HappyMargo
~04/??/18 Mother Fussbudget
05/01/18  SwordGuy
05/08/18  SwordGuy DW
05/??/18  Alim Nassor
05/??/18  wordnerd
~05/??/18 Markbike528CBX
~06/01/18 Honeyfill  (at 60)
06/15/18  DavisGang90
06/29/18  aperture
06/??/18  Albireo13
06/??/18  Cheddar Stacker
06/??/18  CowboyAndIndian
06/??/18  dbtx
06/??/18  Omalley
06/??/18  poppydog
06/??/18  randomgiraffe
06/??/18  SwissMiss
~06/??/18 Pylortes
07/??/18  AussieGirl
07/??/18  ChasesFish
07/??/18  Mr Griz
~07/??/18 BackAndForth
~07/??/18 cerat0n1a
~07/??/18 Freshwater
~07/??/18 SnidelyWhiplashStache
08/??/18  Mr Mark
08/??/18  NorCalistache
08/??/18  SpreadsheetMan DW - OMY, moved to 2019 cohort.
10/??/18  Fire1018
10/??/18  Happy
10/??/18  Irishtache
10/??/18  patches
11/??/18  DeSteeg
11/??/18  Kris
12/??/18  EnjoyIt
12/??/18  yoda34
??/??/18  Blindsquirrel
??/??/18  Michread
??/??/18  Minnesota_mom
??/??/18  OzBeach -- WIGLO (When I Get Laid Off)
??/??/18  thriftycanadian
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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #553 on: September 29, 2017, 12:38:11 PM »
Updated my info

01/05/18  Gimesalot
01/06/18  Monkey Uncle
01/??/18  FIBy30
01/??/18  MomCPA
01/??/18  NorGirl
01/??/18  PizzaSteve
01/??/18  PrePube
01/??/18  WannaGoOutside OLY, Moved to 2017 cohort
01/??/18  Zinethstache
02/01/18  DTaggart
02/28/18  brooklynguy
03/16/18  Cherry Lane
03/30/18  sol
03/31/18  homestead neohio
03/??/18  Badblackgirl
03/??/18  Clean Shaven
03/??/18  JLTinVA
03/??/18  Sofa King
~03/??/18 Caoineag
04/01/18  ZiziPB
04/20/18  NinetyFour
04/??/18  Aegishjalmur
04/??/18  Calvin
04/??/18  FernFree
04/??/18  Gooki
04/??/18  LateStarter
04/??/18  MandyM - Class of 2017
~04/??/18 HappyMargo
~04/??/18 Mother Fussbudget
05/01/18  SwordGuy
05/08/18  SwordGuy DW
05/??/18  Alim Nassor
05/04/18  wordnerd and DH (at 30 and 36)
~05/??/18 Markbike528CBX
~06/01/18 Honeyfill  (at 60)
06/15/18  DavisGang90
06/29/18  aperture
06/??/18  Albireo13
06/??/18  Cheddar Stacker
06/??/18  CowboyAndIndian
06/??/18  dbtx
06/??/18  Omalley
06/??/18  poppydog
06/??/18  randomgiraffe
06/??/18  SwissMiss
~06/??/18 Pylortes
07/??/18  AussieGirl
07/??/18  ChasesFish
07/??/18  Mr Griz
~07/??/18 BackAndForth
~07/??/18 cerat0n1a
~07/??/18 Freshwater
~07/??/18 SnidelyWhiplashStache
08/??/18  Mr Mark
08/??/18  NorCalistache
08/??/18  SpreadsheetMan DW - OMY, moved to 2019 cohort.
10/??/18  Fire1018
10/??/18  Happy
10/??/18  Irishtache
10/??/18  patches
11/??/18  DeSteeg
11/??/18  Kris
12/??/18  EnjoyIt
12/??/18  yoda34
??/??/18  Blindsquirrel
??/??/18  Michread
??/??/18  Minnesota_mom
??/??/18  OzBeach -- WIGLO (When I Get Laid Off)
??/??/18  thriftycanadian

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #554 on: October 01, 2017, 02:39:24 PM »


01/05/18  Gimesalot
01/06/18  Monkey Uncle
01/??/18  FIBy30
01/??/18  MomCPA
01/??/18  NorGirl
01/??/18  PizzaSteve
01/??/18  PrePube
01/??/18  WannaGoOutside OLY, Moved to 2017 cohort
01/??/18  Zinethstache
02/01/18  DTaggart
02/28/18  brooklynguy
03/16/18  Cherry Lane
03/30/18  sol
03/31/18  homestead neohio
03/??/18  Badblackgirl
03/??/18  Clean Shaven
03/??/18  JLTinVA
03/??/18  Sofa King
~03/??/18 Caoineag
04/01/18  ZiziPB
04/20/18  NinetyFour
04/??/18  Aegishjalmur
04/??/18  Calvin
04/??/18  FernFree
04/??/18  Gooki
04/??/18  LateStarter
04/??/18  MandyM - Class of 2017
~04/??/18 HappyMargo
~04/??/18 Mother Fussbudget
05/01/18  SwordGuy (at 60)
05/08/18  SwordGuy DW (SwordGuy isn't saying.   He wants to live.)
05/??/18  Alim Nassor
05/04/18  wordnerd and DH (at 30 and 36)
~05/??/18 Markbike528CBX
~06/01/18 Honeyfill  (at 60)
06/15/18  DavisGang90
06/29/18  aperture
06/??/18  Albireo13
06/??/18  Cheddar Stacker
06/??/18  CowboyAndIndian
06/??/18  dbtx
06/??/18  Omalley
06/??/18  poppydog
06/??/18  randomgiraffe
06/??/18  SwissMiss
~06/??/18 Pylortes
07/??/18  AussieGirl
07/??/18  ChasesFish
07/??/18  Mr Griz
~07/??/18 BackAndForth
~07/??/18 cerat0n1a
~07/??/18 Freshwater
~07/??/18 SnidelyWhiplashStache
08/??/18  Mr Mark
08/??/18  NorCalistache
08/??/18  SpreadsheetMan DW - OMY, moved to 2019 cohort.
10/??/18  Fire1018
10/??/18  Happy
10/??/18  Irishtache
10/??/18  patches
11/??/18  DeSteeg
11/??/18  Kris
12/??/18  EnjoyIt
12/??/18  yoda34
??/??/18  Blindsquirrel
??/??/18  Michread
??/??/18  Minnesota_mom
??/??/18  OzBeach -- WIGLO (When I Get Laid Off)
??/??/18  thriftycanadian



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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #555 on: October 01, 2017, 03:36:58 PM »
I think SwordGuy is as OCD as me. I like the way he fixed the columns ;-)

Added my date, moved OLY/OMY to the end.


01/05/18  Gimesalot
01/06/18  Monkey Uncle
01/??/18  FIBy30
01/??/18  MomCPA
01/??/18  NorGirl
01/??/18  PizzaSteve
01/??/18  PrePube
01/??/18  Zinethstache
02/01/18  DTaggart
02/28/18  brooklynguy
03/16/18  Cherry Lane
03/30/18  sol
03/31/18  homestead neohio
03/??/18  Badblackgirl
03/??/18  Clean Shaven
03/??/18  JLTinVA
03/??/18  Sofa King
~03/??/18 Caoineag
04/01/18  ZiziPB
04/20/18  NinetyFour
04/??/18  Aegishjalmur
04/??/18  Calvin
04/??/18  FernFree
04/??/18  Gooki
04/??/18  LateStarter
~04/??/18 HappyMargo
~04/??/18 Mother Fussbudget
05/01/18  SwordGuy (at 60)
05/08/18  SwordGuy DW (SwordGuy isn't saying.   He wants to live.)
05/??/18  Alim Nassor
05/04/18  wordnerd and DH (at 30 and 36)
~05/??/18 Markbike528CBX
~06/01/18 Honeyfill  (at 60)
06/15/18  DavisGang90
06/29/18  aperture
06/29/18  CowboyAndIndian
06/??/18  Albireo13
06/??/18  Cheddar Stacker
06/??/18  dbtx
06/??/18  Omalley
06/??/18  poppydog
06/??/18  randomgiraffe
06/??/18  SwissMiss
~06/??/18 Pylortes
07/??/18  AussieGirl
07/??/18  ChasesFish
07/??/18  Mr Griz
~07/??/18 BackAndForth
~07/??/18 cerat0n1a
~07/??/18 Freshwater
~07/??/18 SnidelyWhiplashStache
08/??/18  Mr Mark
08/??/18  NorCalistache
10/??/18  Fire1018
10/??/18  Happy
10/??/18  Irishtache
10/??/18  patches
11/??/18  DeSteeg
11/??/18  Kris
12/??/18  EnjoyIt
12/??/18  yoda34
??/??/18  Blindsquirrel
??/??/18  Michread
??/??/18  Minnesota_mom
??/??/18  OzBeach -- WIGLO (When I Get Laid Off)
??/??/18  thriftycanadian

01/??/18  WannaGoOutside OLY, Moved to 2017 cohort
04/??/18  MandyM - Class of 2017
08/??/18  SpreadsheetMan DW - OMY, moved to 2019 cohort.


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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #556 on: October 01, 2017, 03:47:42 PM »
I think SwordGuy is as OCD as me. I like the way he fixed the columns ;-)

I put font=courier in square brackets at the top of the list, and close the list with a /font in square brackets.
That way, all the letters are the same width so they can line up!

CowboyAndIndian

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #557 on: October 01, 2017, 07:42:38 PM »
I think SwordGuy is as OCD as me. I like the way he fixed the columns ;-)

I put font=courier in square brackets at the top of the list, and close the list with a /font in square brackets.
That way, all the letters are the same width so they can line up!

Yeah, I would do the same. But looks like others remove the font tag when they quote.

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #558 on: October 02, 2017, 09:00:09 AM »

01/05/18  Gimesalot
01/06/18  Monkey Uncle
01/??/18  FIBy30
01/??/18  MomCPA
01/??/18  NorGirl
01/??/18  PizzaSteve
01/??/18  PrePube
01/??/18  Zinethstache
02/01/18  DTaggart
02/28/18  brooklynguy
03/16/18  Cherry Lane
03/30/18  sol
03/31/18 Caoineag (at 36)
03/31/18  homestead neohio
03/??/18  Badblackgirl
03/??/18  Clean Shaven
03/??/18  JLTinVA
03/??/18  Sofa King
04/01/18  ZiziPB
04/20/18  NinetyFour
04/??/18  Aegishjalmur
04/??/18  Calvin
04/??/18  FernFree
04/??/18  Gooki
04/??/18  LateStarter
~04/??/18 HappyMargo
~04/??/18 Mother Fussbudget
05/01/18  SwordGuy (at 60)
05/08/18  SwordGuy DW (SwordGuy isn't saying.   He wants to live.)
05/??/18  Alim Nassor
05/04/18  wordnerd and DH (at 30 and 36)
~05/??/18 Markbike528CBX
~06/01/18 Honeyfill  (at 60)
06/15/18  DavisGang90
06/29/18  aperture
06/29/18  CowboyAndIndian
06/??/18  Albireo13
06/??/18  Cheddar Stacker
06/??/18  dbtx
06/??/18  Omalley
06/??/18  poppydog
06/??/18  randomgiraffe
06/??/18  SwissMiss
~06/??/18 Pylortes
07/??/18  AussieGirl
07/??/18  ChasesFish
07/??/18  Mr Griz
~07/??/18 BackAndForth
~07/??/18 cerat0n1a
~07/??/18 Freshwater
~07/??/18 SnidelyWhiplashStache
08/??/18  Mr Mark
08/??/18  NorCalistache
10/??/18  Fire1018
10/??/18  Happy
10/??/18  Irishtache
10/??/18  patches
11/??/18  DeSteeg
11/??/18  Kris
12/??/18  EnjoyIt
12/??/18  yoda34
??/??/18  Blindsquirrel
??/??/18  Michread
??/??/18  Minnesota_mom
??/??/18  OzBeach -- WIGLO (When I Get Laid Off)
??/??/18  thriftycanadian

01/??/18  WannaGoOutside OLY, Moved to 2017 cohort
04/??/18  MandyM - Class of 2017
08/??/18  SpreadsheetMan DW - OMY, moved to 2019 cohort.


Added age and exact date.

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #559 on: October 02, 2017, 09:43:59 AM »
Interesting that no one wants to fire in September. I guess people want to retire in Spring/Early summer instead of in Fall.

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #560 on: October 02, 2017, 09:52:40 AM »
I couldn't see working through a summer, which my favorite time of the year even in the burning hot desert that is Eastern Washington state.   
I'm tentatively planning semi-FIRE, with my fall, winter early spring "side gig" as essentially my current job.

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #561 on: October 02, 2017, 10:05:24 AM »
Interesting that no one wants to fire in September. I guess people want to retire in Spring/Early summer instead of in Fall.

If you give me $200K I'll retire right now! I'd be good with a Fall FIRE! ;)
« Last Edit: October 02, 2017, 10:12:31 AM by Retire-Canada »

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #562 on: October 02, 2017, 10:10:22 AM »


01/05/18  Gimesalot
01/06/18  Monkey Uncle
01/??/18  FIBy30
01/??/18  MomCPA
01/??/18  NorGirl
01/??/18  PizzaSteve
01/??/18  PrePube
01/??/18  Zinethstache
02/01/18  DTaggart
02/28/18  brooklynguy
03/16/18  Cherry Lane
03/30/18  sol
03/31/18 Caoineag (at 36)
03/31/18  homestead neohio
03/??/18  Badblackgirl
03/??/18  Clean Shaven
03/??/18  JLTinVA
03/??/18  Sofa King
04/01/18  ZiziPB
04/20/18  NinetyFour
04/??/18  Aegishjalmur (At 35)
04/??/18  Calvin
04/??/18  FernFree
04/??/18  Gooki
04/??/18  LateStarter
~04/??/18 HappyMargo
~04/??/18 Mother Fussbudget
05/01/18  SwordGuy (at 60)
05/08/18  SwordGuy DW (SwordGuy isn't saying.   He wants to live.)
05/??/18  Alim Nassor
05/04/18  wordnerd and DH (at 30 and 36)
~05/??/18 Markbike528CBX
~06/01/18 Honeyfill  (at 60)
06/15/18  DavisGang90
06/29/18  aperture
06/29/18  CowboyAndIndian
06/??/18  Albireo13
06/??/18  Cheddar Stacker
06/??/18  dbtx
06/??/18  Omalley
06/??/18  poppydog
06/??/18  randomgiraffe
06/??/18  SwissMiss
~06/??/18 Pylortes
07/??/18  AussieGirl
07/??/18  ChasesFish
07/??/18  Mr Griz
~07/??/18 BackAndForth
~07/??/18 cerat0n1a
~07/??/18 Freshwater
~07/??/18 SnidelyWhiplashStache
08/??/18  Mr Mark
08/??/18  NorCalistache
10/??/18  Fire1018
10/??/18  Happy
10/??/18  Irishtache
10/??/18  patches
11/??/18  DeSteeg
11/??/18  Kris
12/??/18  EnjoyIt
12/??/18  yoda34
??/??/18  Blindsquirrel
??/??/18  Michread
??/??/18  Minnesota_mom
??/??/18  OzBeach -- WIGLO (When I Get Laid Off)
??/??/18  thriftycanadian

01/??/18  WannaGoOutside OLY, Moved to 2017 cohort
04/??/18  MandyM - Class of 2017
08/??/18  SpreadsheetMan DW - OMY, moved to 2019 cohort.


Added age. Exact date will depend on when receive incentive payout from work. Once that deposited, will put in 2 weeks. Typically was early April in past years.
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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #563 on: October 02, 2017, 10:19:18 AM »
Interesting that no one wants to fire in September. I guess people want to retire in Spring/Early summer instead of in Fall.

I FIRE'd in September! (2014). It was LOVELY. :) (granted, I avoided much of the PNW Winter by skipping down to Baja a few times)

I also used this time to get my fitness in order so that by the time Summer rolled around I was ready to hit the ground running.

I heartily recommend September. (Though let's face it, really, there is no BAD time FIRE)

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #564 on: October 02, 2017, 11:35:02 AM »
I heartily recommend September. (Though let's face it, really, there is no BAD time FIRE)

That is so true. Just thinking of FIRe, my mood improves!

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« Reply #565 on: October 02, 2017, 11:36:58 AM »
Changed my date to reflect the first day of FIRE more precisely and added the age.  I could pull the trigger now but decided to work through March in order to collect another bonus and RSUs that are vesting then.  I think a lot of the planned 1st quarter FIREs are due to bonuses being paid out then.


01/05/18  Gimesalot
01/06/18  Monkey Uncle
01/??/18  FIBy30
01/??/18  MomCPA
01/??/18  NorGirl
01/??/18  PizzaSteve
01/??/18  PrePube
01/??/18  Zinethstache
02/01/18  DTaggart
02/28/18  brooklynguy
03/16/18  Cherry Lane
03/30/18  sol
03/31/18 Caoineag (at 36)
03/31/18  homestead neohio
03/31/18  ZiziPB (at 50)
03/??/18  Badblackgirl
03/??/18  Clean Shaven
03/??/18  JLTinVA
03/??/18  Sofa King
04/20/18  NinetyFour
04/??/18  Aegishjalmur (At 35)
04/??/18  Calvin
04/??/18  FernFree
04/??/18  Gooki
04/??/18  LateStarter
~04/??/18 HappyMargo
~04/??/18 Mother Fussbudget
05/01/18  SwordGuy (at 60)
05/08/18  SwordGuy DW (SwordGuy isn't saying.   He wants to live.)
05/??/18  Alim Nassor
05/04/18  wordnerd and DH (at 30 and 36)
~05/??/18 Markbike528CBX
~06/01/18 Honeyfill  (at 60)
06/15/18  DavisGang90
06/29/18  aperture
06/29/18  CowboyAndIndian
06/??/18  Albireo13
06/??/18  Cheddar Stacker
06/??/18  dbtx
06/??/18  Omalley
06/??/18  poppydog
06/??/18  randomgiraffe
06/??/18  SwissMiss
~06/??/18 Pylortes
07/??/18  AussieGirl
07/??/18  ChasesFish
07/??/18  Mr Griz
~07/??/18 BackAndForth
~07/??/18 cerat0n1a
~07/??/18 Freshwater
~07/??/18 SnidelyWhiplashStache
08/??/18  Mr Mark
08/??/18  NorCalistache
10/??/18  Fire1018
10/??/18  Happy
10/??/18  Irishtache
10/??/18  patches
11/??/18  DeSteeg
11/??/18  Kris
12/??/18  EnjoyIt
12/??/18  yoda34
??/??/18  Blindsquirrel
??/??/18  Michread
??/??/18  Minnesota_mom
??/??/18  OzBeach -- WIGLO (When I Get Laid Off)
??/??/18  thriftycanadian

01/??/18  WannaGoOutside OLY, Moved to 2017 cohort
04/??/18  MandyM - Class of 2017
08/??/18  SpreadsheetMan DW - OMY, moved to 2019 cohort.




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« Reply #566 on: October 02, 2017, 11:43:37 AM »

01/05/18  Gimesalot
01/06/18  Monkey Uncle
01/??/18  FIBy30
01/??/18  MomCPA
01/??/18  NorGirl
01/??/18  PizzaSteve
01/??/18  PrePube
01/??/18  Zinethstache
02/01/18  DTaggart
02/28/18  brooklynguy
03/16/18  Cherry Lane
03/30/18  sol
03/31/18 Caoineag (at 36)
03/31/18  homestead neohio
03/31/18  ZiziPB (at 50)
03/??/18  Badblackgirl
03/??/18  Clean Shaven
03/??/18  JLTinVA
03/??/18  Sofa King
04/20/18  NinetyFour
04/??/18  Aegishjalmur (At 35)
04/??/18  Calvin
04/??/18  FernFree
04/??/18  Gooki
04/??/18  LateStarter
~04/??/18 HappyMargo
~04/??/18 Mother Fussbudget
05/01/18  SwordGuy (at 60)
05/08/18  SwordGuy DW (SwordGuy isn't saying.   He wants to live.)
05/??/18  Alim Nassor
05/04/18  wordnerd and DH (at 30 and 36)
05/15/18  Markbike528CBX (at 53.5)
~06/01/18 Honeyfill  (at 60)
06/15/18  DavisGang90
06/29/18  aperture
06/29/18  CowboyAndIndian
06/??/18  Albireo13
06/??/18  Cheddar Stacker
06/??/18  dbtx
06/??/18  Omalley
06/??/18  poppydog
06/??/18  randomgiraffe
06/??/18  SwissMiss
~06/??/18 Pylortes
07/??/18  AussieGirl
07/??/18  ChasesFish
07/??/18  Mr Griz
~07/??/18 BackAndForth
~07/??/18 cerat0n1a
~07/??/18 Freshwater
~07/??/18 SnidelyWhiplashStache
08/??/18  Mr Mark
08/??/18  NorCalistache
10/??/18  Fire1018
10/??/18  Happy
10/??/18  Irishtache
10/??/18  patches
11/??/18  DeSteeg
11/??/18  Kris
12/??/18  EnjoyIt
12/??/18  yoda34
??/??/18  Blindsquirrel
??/??/18  Michread
??/??/18  Minnesota_mom
??/??/18  OzBeach -- WIGLO (When I Get Laid Off)
??/??/18  thriftycanadian

01/??/18  WannaGoOutside OLY, Moved to 2017 cohort
04/??/18  MandyM - Class of 2017
08/??/18  SpreadsheetMan DW - OMY, moved to 2019 cohort.

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #567 on: October 03, 2017, 01:58:09 AM »
Confirmed with my boss that I'm pulling the pin in August next year and started interviewing potential replacements. This is starting to feel real. Now just the matter of getting a U.S. visa..
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« Reply #568 on: October 03, 2017, 06:19:46 AM »
Added my age at retirement

01/05/18  Gimesalot
01/06/18  Monkey Uncle
01/??/18  FIBy30
01/??/18  MomCPA
01/??/18  NorGirl
01/??/18  PizzaSteve
01/??/18  PrePube
01/??/18  Zinethstache
02/01/18  DTaggart
02/28/18  brooklynguy
03/16/18  Cherry Lane
03/30/18  sol
03/31/18 Caoineag (at 36)
03/31/18  homestead neohio
03/31/18  ZiziPB (at 50)
03/??/18  Badblackgirl
03/??/18  Clean Shaven
03/??/18  JLTinVA
03/??/18  Sofa King
04/20/18  NinetyFour
04/??/18  Aegishjalmur (At 35)
04/??/18  Calvin
04/??/18  FernFree
04/??/18  Gooki
04/??/18  LateStarter
~04/??/18 HappyMargo
~04/??/18 Mother Fussbudget
05/01/18  SwordGuy (at 60)
05/08/18  SwordGuy DW (SwordGuy isn't saying.   He wants to live.)
05/??/18  Alim Nassor
05/04/18  wordnerd and DH (at 30 and 36)
05/15/18  Markbike528CBX (at 53.5)
~06/01/18 Honeyfill  (at 60)
06/15/18  DavisGang90 (at 49)
06/29/18  aperture
06/29/18  CowboyAndIndian
06/??/18  Albireo13
06/??/18  Cheddar Stacker
06/??/18  dbtx
06/??/18  Omalley
06/??/18  poppydog
06/??/18  randomgiraffe
06/??/18  SwissMiss
~06/??/18 Pylortes
07/??/18  AussieGirl
07/??/18  ChasesFish
07/??/18  Mr Griz
~07/??/18 BackAndForth
~07/??/18 cerat0n1a
~07/??/18 Freshwater
~07/??/18 SnidelyWhiplashStache
08/??/18  Mr Mark
08/??/18  NorCalistache
10/??/18  Fire1018
10/??/18  Happy
10/??/18  Irishtache
10/??/18  patches
11/??/18  DeSteeg
11/??/18  Kris
12/??/18  EnjoyIt
12/??/18  yoda34
??/??/18  Blindsquirrel
??/??/18  Michread
??/??/18  Minnesota_mom
??/??/18  OzBeach -- WIGLO (When I Get Laid Off)
??/??/18  thriftycanadian

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #569 on: October 03, 2017, 08:08:21 AM »
Last night we paid the deposit on the apartment for next summer.  Folks, FIRE just got real!  There's no turning back now.

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« Reply #570 on: October 03, 2017, 08:51:14 AM »
Added back the font and the missing OLY/OMY folks (Should we keep them on this list or should they go?)

Also added my age at retirement


01/05/18  Gimesalot
01/06/18  Monkey Uncle
01/??/18  FIBy30
01/??/18  MomCPA
01/??/18  NorGirl
01/??/18  PizzaSteve
01/??/18  PrePube
01/??/18  Zinethstache
02/01/18  DTaggart
02/28/18  brooklynguy
03/16/18  Cherry Lane
03/30/18  sol
03/31/18  Caoineag (at 36)
03/31/18  homestead neohio
03/31/18  ZiziPB (at 50)
03/??/18  Badblackgirl
03/??/18  Clean Shaven
03/??/18  JLTinVA
03/??/18  Sofa King
04/20/18  NinetyFour
04/??/18  Aegishjalmur (At 35)
04/??/18  Calvin
04/??/18  FernFree
04/??/18  Gooki
04/??/18  LateStarter
~04/??/18 HappyMargo
~04/??/18 Mother Fussbudget
05/01/18  SwordGuy (at 60)
05/08/18  SwordGuy DW (SwordGuy isn't saying.   He wants to live.)
05/??/18  Alim Nassor
05/04/18  wordnerd and DH (at 30 and 36)
05/15/18  Markbike528CBX (at 53.5)
~06/01/18 Honeyfill  (at 60)
06/15/18  DavisGang90 (at 49)
06/29/18  aperture
06/29/18  CowboyAndIndian (at 59)
06/??/18  Albireo13
06/??/18  Cheddar Stacker
06/??/18  dbtx
06/??/18  Omalley
06/??/18  poppydog
06/??/18  randomgiraffe
06/??/18  SwissMiss
~06/??/18 Pylortes
07/??/18  AussieGirl
07/??/18  ChasesFish
07/??/18  Mr Griz
~07/??/18 BackAndForth
~07/??/18 cerat0n1a
~07/??/18 Freshwater
~07/??/18 SnidelyWhiplashStache
08/??/18  Mr Mark
08/??/18  NorCalistache
10/??/18  Fire1018
10/??/18  Happy
10/??/18  Irishtache
10/??/18  patches
11/??/18  DeSteeg
11/??/18  Kris
12/??/18  EnjoyIt
12/??/18  yoda34
??/??/18  Blindsquirrel
??/??/18  Michread
??/??/18  Minnesota_mom
??/??/18  OzBeach -- WIGLO (When I Get Laid Off)
??/??/18  thriftycanadian
« Last Edit: October 03, 2017, 09:48:32 AM by CowboyAndIndian »

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« Reply #571 on: October 03, 2017, 09:44:28 AM »
Added back the font and the missing OLY/OMY folks (Should we keep them on this list or should they go?)

I think they should move to the correct list, and be removed from this list.  No point in having people listed twice when they only retire once.
« Last Edit: October 03, 2017, 09:51:12 AM by sol »

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #572 on: October 03, 2017, 09:48:56 AM »
Added back the font and the missing OLY/OMY folks (Should we keep them on this list or should they go?)

I think they should move to the correct list, and be removed from this list.  No point in having people listed twice when they only retiree once.

Makes sense. Done

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #573 on: October 03, 2017, 02:29:57 PM »
My new manager just asked me for my birthday as it's not on her team calendar. It made me more gleeful then it should biting my tongue to avoid telling her it's not something she needs to worry about as I won't be here by then.
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« Reply #574 on: October 03, 2017, 07:10:07 PM »
I have my annual performance review tomorrow.  My boss wants me to prepare a training plan and have my annual leave scheduled out for the next year.  I'm currently saving my annual leave so it gets paid out as a lump sum when I leave in early January.  And there is no way in hell I'm going to the trouble to prepare a training plan.  Still not quite sure how I'm going to handle it - maybe complain about having been too busy to get those little tasks done...

I'm not ready to spill the beans yet.  I want to see if I get a performance bonus, and I'm nervous that he'll find a reason not to give me one if he knows I'm leaving.  Oh well, I have until 1:30 Eastern tomorrow to figure it out.
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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #575 on: October 03, 2017, 08:03:52 PM »
I have my annual performance review tomorrow.  My boss wants me to prepare a training plan and have my annual leave scheduled out for the next year.  I'm currently saving my annual leave so it gets paid out as a lump sum when I leave in early January.  And there is no way in hell I'm going to the trouble to prepare a training plan.  Still not quite sure how I'm going to handle it - maybe complain about having been too busy to get those little tasks done...

I'm not ready to spill the beans yet.  I want to see if I get a performance bonus, and I'm nervous that he'll find a reason not to give me one if he knows I'm leaving.  Oh well, I have until 1:30 Eastern tomorrow to figure it out.

Schedule expensive training starting in March.   They won't get back to you...

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« Reply #576 on: October 04, 2017, 07:23:37 AM »
Is there room on the list to add another for 2018?  I was in the 2019 group but I've been able to inch my way forward to 12/1/2018.  I'm planning for my last day to be 10/3/18 and I'll use up my leave for the remainder of Oct & Nov so I can enjoy the fall and holidays.

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« Reply #577 on: October 04, 2017, 07:32:33 AM »
There is always room for one more.
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« Reply #578 on: October 04, 2017, 07:56:23 AM »
Ok just adding myself in on the list.


01/05/18  Gimesalot
01/06/18  Monkey Uncle
01/??/18  FIBy30
01/??/18  MomCPA
01/??/18  NorGirl
01/??/18  PizzaSteve
01/??/18  PrePube
01/??/18  Zinethstache
02/01/18  DTaggart
02/28/18  brooklynguy
03/16/18  Cherry Lane
03/30/18  sol
03/31/18  Caoineag (at 36)
03/31/18  homestead neohio
03/31/18  ZiziPB (at 50)
03/??/18  Badblackgirl
03/??/18  Clean Shaven
03/??/18  JLTinVA
03/??/18  Sofa King
04/20/18  NinetyFour
04/??/18  Aegishjalmur (At 35)
04/??/18  Calvin
04/??/18  FernFree
04/??/18  Gooki
04/??/18  LateStarter
~04/??/18 HappyMargo
~04/??/18 Mother Fussbudget
05/01/18  SwordGuy (at 60)
05/08/18  SwordGuy DW (SwordGuy isn't saying.   He wants to live.)
05/??/18  Alim Nassor
05/04/18  wordnerd and DH (at 30 and 36)
05/15/18  Markbike528CBX (at 53.5)
~06/01/18 Honeyfill  (at 60)
06/15/18  DavisGang90 (at 49)
06/29/18  aperture
06/29/18  CowboyAndIndian (at 59)
06/??/18  Albireo13
06/??/18  Cheddar Stacker
06/??/18  dbtx
06/??/18  Omalley
06/??/18  poppydog
06/??/18  randomgiraffe
06/??/18  SwissMiss
~06/??/18 Pylortes
07/??/18  AussieGirl
07/??/18  ChasesFish
07/??/18  Mr Griz
~07/??/18 BackAndForth
~07/??/18 cerat0n1a
~07/??/18 Freshwater
~07/??/18 SnidelyWhiplashStache
08/??/18  Mr Mark
08/??/18  NorCalistache
10/??/18  Fire1018
10/??/18  Happy
10/??/18  Irishtache
10/??/18  patches
11/??/18  DeSteeg
11/??/18  Kris
12/01/18 Vegasgirl (at 49)
12/??/18  EnjoyIt
12/??/18  yoda34
??/??/18  Blindsquirrel
??/??/18  Michread
??/??/18  Minnesota_mom
??/??/18  OzBeach -- WIGLO (When I Get Laid Off)
??/??/18  thriftycanadian

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #579 on: October 04, 2017, 04:29:14 PM »
I have my annual performance review tomorrow.  My boss wants me to prepare a training plan and have my annual leave scheduled out for the next year.  I'm currently saving my annual leave so it gets paid out as a lump sum when I leave in early January.  And there is no way in hell I'm going to the trouble to prepare a training plan.  Still not quite sure how I'm going to handle it - maybe complain about having been too busy to get those little tasks done...

I'm not ready to spill the beans yet.  I want to see if I get a performance bonus, and I'm nervous that he'll find a reason not to give me one if he knows I'm leaving.  Oh well, I have until 1:30 Eastern tomorrow to figure it out.

Monkey Uncle, what ended up happening at your performance review? 

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« Reply #580 on: October 04, 2017, 06:31:35 PM »
I have my annual performance review tomorrow.  My boss wants me to prepare a training plan and have my annual leave scheduled out for the next year.  I'm currently saving my annual leave so it gets paid out as a lump sum when I leave in early January.  And there is no way in hell I'm going to the trouble to prepare a training plan.  Still not quite sure how I'm going to handle it - maybe complain about having been too busy to get those little tasks done...

I'm not ready to spill the beans yet.  I want to see if I get a performance bonus, and I'm nervous that he'll find a reason not to give me one if he knows I'm leaving.  Oh well, I have until 1:30 Eastern tomorrow to figure it out.

Monkey Uncle, what ended up happening at your performance review?

I got the highest rating possible, and he never even asked me about the training plan or the annual leave schedule.  LOL.  So I'm guessing I'll be up for that performance bonus after all.  I kind of feel bad about not telling him, though.  He's a good guy, and he obviously relies on me a lot.  My current plan is to give notice around the beginning of November, once I'm absolutely certain that ACA health plans will be available for at least another year.
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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #581 on: October 05, 2017, 09:32:54 AM »
I just found out that the purchase order for my current work will run out at the end of the month.  I am taking two weeks to go visit family in early November.  I guess in a few weeks I will know if I am coming back to a job or not.  Although I could FIRE now, I want to make it until next year so I can keep healthcare.

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« Reply #582 on: October 06, 2017, 10:14:51 AM »
Last week, a coworker died at his desk from a stroke. (Actually he had a seizure at the desk and died over the weekend and we later found out it was a stroke). This has had the effect on me of removing any last doubts about retirement next year. (Not a good thing to be thinking about making plans for "...in case I die at work today")..

So today I met with by boss and let her know I will be retiring next year. She was super cool about it and congratulated me and thanked me for letting her know in time to plan for succession. My situation is different from many in that I will he retire eligible next year and people retire from my company without drama all the time. Anyway, I feel good about having outed myself. It really will help my team to be able to plan. Also, there is less room in my life for any lingering OMY plans to lurk. Best wishes, aperture.
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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #583 on: October 06, 2017, 10:39:45 AM »
Anyway, I feel good about having outed myself. It really will help my team to be able to plan. Also, there is less room in my life for any lingering OMY plans to lurk. Best wishes, aperture.

Congrats for getting out of the FIRE closet. Sorry to hear about your co-worker. I had one die before he hit 40. You really can't assume you'll more time.

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #584 on: October 06, 2017, 10:57:05 AM »
Last week, a coworker died at his desk from a stroke. (Actually he had a seizure at the desk and died over the weekend and we later found out it was a stroke). This has had the effect on me of removing any last doubts about retirement next year. (Not a good thing to be thinking about making plans for "...in case I die at work today")..

So today I met with by boss and let her know I will be retiring next year. She was super cool about it and congratulated me and thanked me for letting her know in time to plan for succession. My situation is different from many in that I will he retire eligible next year and people retire from my company without drama all the time. Anyway, I feel good about having outed myself. It really will help my team to be able to plan. Also, there is less room in my life for any lingering OMY plans to lurk. Best wishes, aperture.

Congratulations :-)




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« Reply #585 on: October 06, 2017, 06:36:22 PM »
Last week, a coworker died at his desk from a stroke. (Actually he had a seizure at the desk and died over the weekend and we later found out it was a stroke). This has had the effect on me of removing any last doubts about retirement next year. (Not a good thing to be thinking about making plans for "...in case I die at work today")..

So today I met with by boss and let her know I will be retiring next year. She was super cool about it and congratulated me and thanked me for letting her know in time to plan for succession. My situation is different from many in that I will he retire eligible next year and people retire from my company without drama all the time. Anyway, I feel good about having outed myself. It really will help my team to be able to plan. Also, there is less room in my life for any lingering OMY plans to lurk. Best wishes, aperture.

I'm sorry it took such a tragedy to push you over the edge, but congratulations on making it official.
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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #586 on: October 07, 2017, 07:19:27 PM »
Last week, a coworker died at his desk from a stroke. (Actually he had a seizure at the desk and died over the weekend and we later found out it was a stroke). This has had the effect on me of removing any last doubts about retirement next year. (Not a good thing to be thinking about making plans for "...in case I die at work today")..

So today I met with by boss and let her know I will be retiring next year. She was super cool about it and congratulated me and thanked me for letting her know in time to plan for succession. My situation is different from many in that I will he retire eligible next year and people retire from my company without drama all the time. Anyway, I feel good about having outed myself. It really will help my team to be able to plan. Also, there is less room in my life for any lingering OMY plans to lurk. Best wishes, aperture.

I'm sorry it took such a tragedy to push you over the edge, but congratulations on making it official.

Yes, it feels a bit artificial to not name the deceased in order to maintain my own anonymity, but I will say he did great work and was dedicated to excellence. I feel his absence as both a lost opportunity to have invested better in being a friend and a spur to live courageously.  thanks for all the well wishes, aperture
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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #587 on: October 08, 2017, 02:09:24 PM »
So I have an update - I'm not sure what to call my status now....

So I work at a professional services firm in a high paid but very stressful position. Based on the old plan we would have been FI at the end of 2018 (and I would have immediately quit). About three weeks ago I was dealing with some nonsense at work and listening to a senior partner spout some silliness and something inside me just broke - just couldn't do it anymore.

So I went out and found a new job - one that I think I will enjoy much more. No travel, individual contributor, no real day to day manager, and Friday's off 2 times a month - I'm pretty excited. So October 30th is the last day at my current job.

New job pays less but will still be able to hit FI status by 2018. The rub is that they gave me a pretty big signing bonus for the new job (yay) to try and reduce the sting of the massive pay cut I'm taking. The signing bonus however vests over a three year period - which clearly throws a wrench into 2018.

So right now i guess I'm undecided. Will have to see if I like the new job as much as I think I will. I want to track pay and expenses with the new job to make sure we're still on track for FI by 2018, and of course if I stay past 2018 will impact our plans on boat and Great Loop.

I'm not sure how to classify myself now. Oh well.

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #588 on: October 08, 2017, 02:44:57 PM »
Yoda - good for you for making your situation better in a way that works for you.  Not speaking for the others here, but I'd say you're welcome to stick with us until you figure it out one way or another.
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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #589 on: October 09, 2017, 07:38:23 AM »

Congratulations on the position Yoda,  I hope it is lot less stressful.  Whether you RE in 2018 or 2020, the Great Loop should still be there.  Best wishes, aperture.
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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #590 on: October 09, 2017, 07:48:24 AM »
Despite generally liking my job, my manager and co-workers, I can definitely see that these last 6 months will be really hard.  More and more, I feel like I'm serving a prison sentence and just counting down the days.  It doesn't help that there are rumors swirling around and a lot of speculation about a potential corporate transaction that would have a significant impact on my group (lots of work short term but potential job losses long term).  Sometimes I wish I could give my notice now and start a slow transaction process but I have a bonus and RSUs vesting in March and am not willing to take the risk on them.

How are you all holding up?



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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #591 on: October 09, 2017, 07:59:07 AM »
More and more, I feel like I'm serving a prison sentence and just counting down the days.

Exactly the way I feel.

But in my case, I have DW also to worry about who want to OMY. I have made up my mind to FIRe!

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #592 on: October 09, 2017, 11:58:22 AM »
More and more, I feel like I'm serving a prison sentence and just counting down the days. 

I am less than three months away and it feels worse than when I was years away.  I am obsessively counting days, checking the investment accounts, making plans, etc.  It can't come soon enough.

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #593 on: October 09, 2017, 01:21:24 PM »
Hi all! I am tentatively joining you for a March 2018 ER. Enough time to take my accrued vacation and contribute to my 401k.

01/05/18  Gimesalot
01/06/18  Monkey Uncle
01/??/18  FIBy30
01/??/18  MomCPA
01/??/18  NorGirl
01/??/18  PizzaSteve
01/??/18  PrePube
01/??/18  Zinethstache
02/01/18  DTaggart
02/28/18  brooklynguy
03/16/18  Cherry Lane
03/30/18  sol
03/31/18  Caoineag (at 36)
03/31/18  homestead neohio
03/31/18  ZiziPB (at 50)
03/??/18  Badblackgirl
03/??/18  Clean Shaven
03/??/18  JLTinVA
03/??/18  Sofa King
03/??/18 MiserlyMiser
04/20/18  NinetyFour
04/??/18  Aegishjalmur (At 35)
04/??/18  Calvin
04/??/18  FernFree
04/??/18  Gooki
04/??/18  LateStarter
~04/??/18 HappyMargo
~04/??/18 Mother Fussbudget
05/01/18  SwordGuy (at 60)
05/08/18  SwordGuy DW (SwordGuy isn't saying.   He wants to live.)
05/??/18  Alim Nassor
05/04/18  wordnerd and DH (at 30 and 36)
05/15/18  Markbike528CBX (at 53.5)
~06/01/18 Honeyfill  (at 60)
06/15/18  DavisGang90 (at 49)
06/29/18  aperture
06/29/18  CowboyAndIndian (at 59)
06/??/18  Albireo13
06/??/18  Cheddar Stacker
06/??/18  dbtx
06/??/18  Omalley
06/??/18  poppydog
06/??/18  randomgiraffe
06/??/18  SwissMiss
~06/??/18 Pylortes
07/??/18  AussieGirl
07/??/18  ChasesFish
07/??/18  Mr Griz
~07/??/18 BackAndForth
~07/??/18 cerat0n1a
~07/??/18 Freshwater
~07/??/18 SnidelyWhiplashStache
08/??/18  Mr Mark
08/??/18  NorCalistache
10/??/18  Fire1018
10/??/18  Happy
10/??/18  Irishtache
10/??/18  patches
11/??/18  DeSteeg
11/??/18  Kris
12/01/18 Vegasgirl (at 49)
12/??/18  EnjoyIt
12/??/18  yoda34
??/??/18  Blindsquirrel
??/??/18  Michread
??/??/18  Minnesota_mom
??/??/18  OzBeach -- WIGLO (When I Get Laid Off)
??/??/18  thriftycanadian

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #594 on: October 10, 2017, 10:31:26 AM »
Despite generally liking my job, my manager and co-workers, I can definitely see that these last 6 months will be really hard.  More and more, I feel like I'm serving a prison sentence and just counting down the days.  It doesn't help that there are rumors swirling around and a lot of speculation about a potential corporate transaction that would have a significant impact on my group (lots of work short term but potential job losses long term).  Sometimes I wish I could give my notice now and start a slow transaction process but I have a bonus and RSUs vesting in March and am not willing to take the risk on them.

How are you all holding up?

I recently switched to 4 days a week.  And I found it greatly helped the "prison sentence" feeling.  That and 3-beer lunches... 

Then again recently I got a rude post-it note on my desk informing me of something I forgot to do and the thought of quitting actually crossed my mind.  FI really skews things... quitting because someone showed me a mistake I made?  haha... I might just be completely checked out over here.  Frankly I'd just rather sit with my kids at home than read post it notes. 


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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #595 on: October 11, 2017, 02:58:32 PM »
I am convinced that one secret of FIRE not easily conferred on the novitiate is just how hard the last year of working is. As late as June (13 months to my RE date), I thought this last year would be my victory lap. I imagined that I would be finishing tasks and able to say "that's the last time I will have to do budgeting or midpoint Evals or whatever. I think I neglected just how little difference there is between 263 days left to FIRE and 261 days left to FIRE and how much crap can fit into that small amount of time.

First  world 1% problem, but so little information out there that prepared me for this year of suck.. (Exception of course is Dr. Doom's amazing blog - so sad it is ended).

I think I am partly depressed, bored, scared, dreaming, trudging - mostly trudging along to the end. Sorry to be such a downer, but I am really tired of renting this space in my head to work. Work is no longer a good tenant. Work is noisy and no longer pays enough rent. I am increasingly a crappy landlord. Sorry - rant. Hope others are feeling better. My best to you all, aperture.
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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #596 on: October 11, 2017, 03:03:48 PM »
I love this thread - you guys are really doing it!  So motivating.

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #597 on: October 11, 2017, 03:08:45 PM »
01/05/18  Gimesalot
01/06/18  Monkey Uncle
01/??/18  FIBy30
01/??/18  MomCPA
01/??/18  NorGirl
01/??/18  PizzaSteve
01/??/18  PrePube
01/??/18  Zinethstache
02/01/18  DTaggart
02/28/18  brooklynguy
03/16/18  Cherry Lane
03/30/18  sol
03/31/18  Caoineag (at 36)
03/31/18  homestead neohio
03/31/18  ZiziPB (at 50)
03/31/18  DavidAnnArbor (at 52) (Won't renew my office lease)
03/??/18  Badblackgirl
03/??/18  Clean Shaven
03/??/18  JLTinVA
03/??/18  Sofa King
03/??/18 MiserlyMiser
04/20/18  NinetyFour
04/??/18  Aegishjalmur (At 35)
04/??/18  Calvin
04/??/18  FernFree
04/??/18  Gooki
04/??/18  LateStarter
~04/??/18 HappyMargo
~04/??/18 Mother Fussbudget
05/01/18  SwordGuy (at 60)
05/08/18  SwordGuy DW (SwordGuy isn't saying.   He wants to live.)
05/??/18  Alim Nassor
05/04/18  wordnerd and DH (at 30 and 36)
05/15/18  Markbike528CBX (at 53.5)
~06/01/18 Honeyfill  (at 60)
06/15/18  DavisGang90 (at 49)
06/29/18  aperture
06/29/18  CowboyAndIndian (at 59)
06/??/18  Albireo13
06/??/18  Cheddar Stacker
06/??/18  dbtx
06/??/18  Omalley
06/??/18  poppydog
06/??/18  randomgiraffe
06/??/18  SwissMiss
~06/??/18 Pylortes
07/??/18  AussieGirl
07/??/18  ChasesFish
07/??/18  Mr Griz
~07/??/18 BackAndForth
~07/??/18 cerat0n1a
~07/??/18 Freshwater
~07/??/18 SnidelyWhiplashStache
08/??/18  Mr Mark
08/??/18  NorCalistache
10/??/18  Fire1018
10/??/18  Happy
10/??/18  Irishtache
10/??/18  patches
11/??/18  DeSteeg
11/??/18  Kris
12/01/18 Vegasgirl (at 49)
12/??/18  EnjoyIt
12/??/18  yoda34
??/??/18  Blindsquirrel
??/??/18  Michread
??/??/18  Minnesota_mom
??/??/18  OzBeach -- WIGLO (When I Get Laid Off)
??/??/18  thriftycanadian

Won't be renewing my office lease and will be cutting back on work and no more driving to this office.

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #598 on: October 11, 2017, 03:11:48 PM »
Hang in there aperture! One day at a time, one foot after the other. You've come so far, you WILL make it!

Conversely I find I think about the things I will miss about my job, more and more. Most days I quite enjoy a reasonable proportion of my work. Its really the system/context/some personnel that sucks. I do have periods where I feel like you aperture, but only for a few days/weeks  then things will settle again.

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Re: 2018 FIRE cohort
« Reply #599 on: October 11, 2017, 07:18:05 PM »
I am convinced that one secret of FIRE not easily conferred on the novitiate is just how hard the last year of working is. As late as June (13 months to my RE date), I thought this last year would be my victory lap. I imagined that I would be finishing tasks and able to say "that's the last time I will have to do budgeting or midpoint Evals or whatever. I think I neglected just how little difference there is between 263 days left to FIRE and 261 days left to FIRE and how much crap can fit into that small amount of time.

First  world 1% problem, but so little information out there that prepared me for this year of suck.. (Exception of course is Dr. Doom's amazing blog - so sad it is ended).

I think I am partly depressed, bored, scared, dreaming, trudging - mostly trudging along to the end. Sorry to be such a downer, but I am really tired of renting this space in my head to work. Work is no longer a good tenant. Work is noisy and no longer pays enough rent. I am increasingly a crappy landlord. Sorry - rant. Hope others are feeling better. My best to you all, aperture.

I'm right there with you, Ap.  Less than three months until the appointed date, and it still feels like it's never going to end.  I'm sure part of it is somewhat irrational worry over things like health care and stock market valuations.  In some ways I still feel like some disaster is going to happen and I'm not going to be able to quit after all.
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