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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1400 on: November 28, 2018, 05:41:40 AM »
Congrats @Trifele - That might be the first resignation letter of the 2019 cohorts!

I wish I worked for a place where I could actually tell them I'm leaving.  Instead of pushed to take a lateral role so I could transition employees and clients I care about.  My "job change" announcement happened on Monday and news is filtering out.  Formally I'm taking a lateral non-management role.   This relieves me of my fancy president title and I have five weeks to ween out of a job under the "taking a new role" message.   

I'll have 10.5 weeks before any vacation time and holidays in the "new" role to pretend I'm interested in that job

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1401 on: November 28, 2018, 07:18:23 AM »
Congrats @Trifele - That might be the first resignation letter of the 2019 cohorts!

I wish I worked for a place where I could actually tell them I'm leaving.  Instead of pushed to take a lateral role so I could transition employees and clients I care about.  My "job change" announcement happened on Monday and news is filtering out.  Formally I'm taking a lateral non-management role.   This relieves me of my fancy president title and I have five weeks to ween out of a job under the "taking a new role" message.   

I'll have 10.5 weeks before any vacation time and holidays in the "new" role to pretend I'm interested in that job

That's not too bad of a transition plan all things considered. 

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1402 on: November 28, 2018, 08:18:51 AM »
Congrats @Trifele - Note that you might get busy in FIRE and not have time/energy for cohort thread updates.  That happened to me :-)

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1403 on: November 28, 2018, 04:26:24 PM »
Ha ha @markbike528CBX !  If I get so busy post-FIRE that I don't check the thread anymore, I'm sure someone else will take up the baton.

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1404 on: December 01, 2018, 06:16:01 AM »
Happy December everyone!!  Just a quick slide now into 2019 -- OUR YEAR!

Things got very interesting at work the last several days since I turned in my resignation.  Boss has made me an offer to stay on another three months.  I probably won't do it, but it is slightly tempting -- to pad the accounts just a bit more.   Nice to have the option -- I'll have to chew on it for a bit. 

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1405 on: December 01, 2018, 06:26:12 AM »
Don't fall into that trap Trifele

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« Reply #1406 on: December 01, 2018, 09:16:48 AM »
Happy December everyone!!  Just a quick slide now into 2019 -- OUR YEAR!


Damn. I like the sound of that!

This stuff's about to get real, folks!

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1407 on: December 01, 2018, 12:55:53 PM »
Happy December everyone!!  Just a quick slide now into 2019 -- OUR YEAR!


Damn. I like the sound of that!

This stuff's about to get real, folks!

Indeed!

On Friday we just got notice that our third level manager is going to change as we are being reorganized.  The middle managers will be announced Monday or Tuesday.  My group is safe.  Great news for my group!  I was hoping for a severance, but having everyone be safe is just too good a news. 

I really really liked my third level manager, so this is kind of a bummer.  The group also thinks we will be losing our first level manager too, but wont have that confirmed until next week.  He is really good.  Having these two manager change makes leaving much easier. 

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1408 on: December 01, 2018, 01:14:00 PM »
Happy December everyone!!  Just a quick slide now into 2019 -- OUR YEAR!

Things got very interesting at work the last several days since I turned in my resignation.  Boss has made me an offer to stay on another three months.  I probably won't do it, but it is slightly tempting -- to pad the accounts just a bit more.   Nice to have the option -- I'll have to chew on it for a bit.

Haha, it's good to be in demand and have options. Choose wisely!

My dad had a TIA (a mini-stroke) recently, and that has added more cement to my plan to drop to PT in 2019 and coast along from there. November was financially a great month thankfully. Good to see so many here dashing to the finish!!

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« Reply #1409 on: December 01, 2018, 02:41:02 PM »
On Friday we just got notice that our third level manager is going to change as we are being reorganized.  The middle managers will be announced Monday or Tuesday.  My group is safe.  Great news for my group!  I was hoping for a severance, but having everyone be safe is just too good a news. 

Interesting. My group is going through a reorg, too. We're waiting to find out whether we have to re-apply for our jobs (which we will if the roles change by a certain percentage). If that happens, I'll just quietly forget to apply for one of the new roles...then I'll miss the deadline...then I'll get to see if there's any severance.  The sheer entertainment value of it all!

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1410 on: December 01, 2018, 02:44:34 PM »
Earlier this year there was a lot of reorganizing in my company, but my department was safe. We are currently hiring lots of people, including some of the people who were to loose their job in a different part of the company.

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1411 on: December 01, 2018, 03:09:57 PM »
On Friday we just got notice that our third level manager is going to change as we are being reorganized.  The middle managers will be announced Monday or Tuesday.  My group is safe.  Great news for my group!  I was hoping for a severance, but having everyone be safe is just too good a news. 

Interesting. My group is going through a reorg, too. We're waiting to find out whether we have to re-apply for our jobs (which we will if the roles change by a certain percentage). If that happens, I'll just quietly forget to apply for one of the new roles...then I'll miss the deadline...then I'll get to see if there's any severance.  The sheer entertainment value of it all!

The sheer entertainment value of it all! Love that phrase! --- maybe worth a post in Mustachian People Problems :-) 


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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1412 on: December 01, 2018, 06:14:57 PM »
On Friday we just got notice that our third level manager is going to change as we are being reorganized.  The middle managers will be announced Monday or Tuesday.  My group is safe.  Great news for my group!  I was hoping for a severance, but having everyone be safe is just too good a news. 

Interesting. My group is going through a reorg, too. We're waiting to find out whether we have to re-apply for our jobs (which we will if the roles change by a certain percentage). If that happens, I'll just quietly forget to apply for one of the new roles...then I'll miss the deadline...then I'll get to see if there's any severance.  The sheer entertainment value of it all!

That would be incredible

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« Reply #1413 on: December 03, 2018, 12:43:42 PM »
On Friday we just got notice that our third level manager is going to change as we are being reorganized.  The middle managers will be announced Monday or Tuesday.  My group is safe.  Great news for my group!  I was hoping for a severance, but having everyone be safe is just too good a news. 

Interesting. My group is going through a reorg, too. We're waiting to find out whether we have to re-apply for our jobs (which we will if the roles change by a certain percentage). If that happens, I'll just quietly forget to apply for one of the new roles...then I'll miss the deadline...then I'll get to see if there's any severance.  The sheer entertainment value of it all!

I just can't even with that process. Like something out of a movie!

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1414 on: December 03, 2018, 03:53:50 PM »
On Friday we just got notice that our third level manager is going to change as we are being reorganized.  The middle managers will be announced Monday or Tuesday.  My group is safe.  Great news for my group!  I was hoping for a severance, but having everyone be safe is just too good a news. 

Interesting. My group is going through a reorg, too. We're waiting to find out whether we have to re-apply for our jobs (which we will if the roles change by a certain percentage). If that happens, I'll just quietly forget to apply for one of the new roles...then I'll miss the deadline...then I'll get to see if there's any severance.  The sheer entertainment value of it all!

That would be incredible

**giggles**  That is just something else. 

Seems like re-orgs are in the air.  Our announcement came across as not very exciting.

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1415 on: December 04, 2018, 03:11:16 AM »
Just pulling the list forward . . .  Love all the re-orgs/maneuvering!


2019 FIRE Cohort:

01/02/19     Trifele (51)
02/01/19     Cycling Stache (44)
02/08/19     Socmonkey (37)
02/25/19     MaybeBabyMustache
02/??/19     zinnie  (35)
03/15/19     exit2019  (40)
03/19/19     ChasesFish (36)
03/??/19     MissNancyPryor  (50)     
03/??/19     Roboturner  (30)
03/??/19     Edgema
03/29/19     JumboShrimp
03/31/19     BlindSquirrel
03/31/19     Mr. Ver (39)
03/31/19     Loren Ver (36)
04/01/19     HalfStached  (41)
04/01/19     Gerardc  (35)
04/01/19     JoJo (45)
04/01/19     Ryder (39)
04/19/19     Eric
04/23/19     Lews Therin (29)
04/??/19     Luck12  (41)
04/??/19     PowerStache (43)
05/01/19     Albireo13  (61)                   
05/??/19     SamIAm38  (29)
05/??/19     FIRE 20/20  (42)
05/31/19     Pylortes  (42)
05/31/19     Odiedog8590  (62)
05/31/19     Livingthedream55  (59)
05/31/19     dude   
06/01/19     Prairie Stash
06/07/19     DreamFire
06/21/19     Parizade  (62)
06/22/19     Waffles  (52)
06/??/19     Oldtoyota
06/??/19     Itchyfeet  (47)
06/??/19     Bateaux  (50)
06/??/19     CryingInThePool  (44)
07/??/19     powersuitrecall  (47)
07/??/19     Enigma  (39)
07/??/19     Thedividebyzero  (45)
07/01/19     Freedomin5 (38)
07/03/19     Gerard
07/03/19     Miss Piggy
08/01/19     SugarMountain
09/02/19     Cornbread OMalley  (42)  Date Confirmed
09/??/19     RetirementDreaming
10/01/19     2Birds1Stone  (32)
10/01/19     Linda_Norway
10/??/19     VoteCthulu  (39)
10/??/19     Trix76  (43)
10/??/19     MoMan  (55)
10/??/19     Dreamer
12/??/19     HBFI  (38)
12/??/19     luckyme13  (45)
12/27/19     moxie
12/31/19     texxan1  (47)

2019 Cohort with date TBD:
Lowerbills (40)
getoutsoon (52)
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OLY FIRE-ees:
markbike528cbx  (55)      OLY -- CONFIRMED 6/1/18; checking in as OP
MoneyStacher  (50)         OLY -- CONFIRMED 2018
PhilB  (52)                      OLY -- CONFIRMED 10/24/18
sui generis  (41)              OLY -- CONFIRMED 8/17/18
TartanTallulah  (55)          OLY -- CONFIRMED 10/2018
cerat0n1a                       OLY -- CONFIRMED 2018 
Chairman                        OLY -- CONFIRMED 2018
Bognish (43)                   OLY -- CONFIRMED 11/16/18
Elaine amj (40)               OLY -- CONFIRMED 11/30/18
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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1416 on: December 04, 2018, 09:59:05 AM »
I'm now looking at pushing out my sabbatical to 4/25. Our company allows a 12 week sabbatical, but you have to exhaust your vacation down to zero before it begins. The challenge with taking my sabbatical earlier (as per my previous plan) is that I'll come back (maybe? to part time? not at all?) & will have zero vacation for the summer, which isn't an option with our summer plans. So, by shifting it out a bit, it gives me more flexibility in the event i decide I want to come back part time.

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1417 on: December 05, 2018, 12:22:49 PM »
A little update. We have now reached our FIRE stash, apart from selling the clown house for a good price...

So what is left between now and FIRE is indeed selling that house, and working long enough next year to cover the 2019 expenses. DH thinks we should also save up a bit for a car replacement for the day our current main car stops working. That is why we plan to work to October next year. We will see where we end up.

Luckily being in the FIRE list here is without too much obligation and we are allowed to change plans.

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1418 on: December 05, 2018, 12:55:59 PM »
Luckily being in the FIRE list here is without too much obligation and we are allowed to change plans.

This is simply not true. Your commitment is in blood.

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1419 on: December 05, 2018, 12:58:08 PM »
A little update. We have now reached our FIRE stash, apart from selling the clown house for a good price...

So what is left between now and FIRE is indeed selling that house, and working long enough next year to cover the 2019 expenses. DH thinks we should also save up a bit for a car replacement for the day our current main car stops working. That is why we plan to work to October next year. We will see where we end up.

Luckily being in the FIRE list here is without too much obligation and we are allowed to change plans.


That is great news Linda!!

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1420 on: December 05, 2018, 01:01:34 PM »
Your name on the list above is legally binding. If you don`t, the closest mustachian will go to your house and make fun of you till you retire.

Be Warned Linda.

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« Reply #1421 on: December 05, 2018, 02:59:50 PM »
A little update. We have now reached our FIRE stash, apart from selling the clown house for a good price...

So what is left between now and FIRE is indeed selling that house, and working long enough next year to cover the 2019 expenses. DH thinks we should also save up a bit for a car replacement for the day our current main car stops working. That is why we plan to work to October next year. We will see where we end up.

Luckily being in the FIRE list here is without too much obligation and we are allowed to change plans.
That's fantastic news, Linda_Norway!!!...


This is simply not true. Your commitment is in blood.

Your name on the list above is legally binding. If you don`t, the closest mustachian will go to your house and make fun of you till you retire.

Be Warned Linda.
...but these guys mean business!!!  :-P

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« Reply #1422 on: December 07, 2018, 03:37:18 AM »
Congrats on hitting your FIRE number Linda -- that's huge!

This week has just sped by for me.  I thought time might slow down as I approached my last day, but the opposite has been true.  I am NOT going to accept the offer to stay three more months (thanks for the timely comments @2Birds1Stone):
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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1423 on: December 07, 2018, 08:44:22 AM »
A little update. We have now reached our FIRE stash, apart from selling the clown house for a good price...

So what is left between now and FIRE is indeed selling that house, and working long enough next year to cover the 2019 expenses. DH thinks we should also save up a bit for a car replacement for the day our current main car stops working. That is why we plan to work to October next year. We will see where we end up.

Luckily being in the FIRE list here is without too much obligation and we are allowed to change plans.
That's fantastic news, Linda_Norway!!!...


This is simply not true. Your commitment is in blood.

Your name on the list above is legally binding. If you don`t, the closest mustachian will go to your house and make fun of you till you retire.

Be Warned Linda.
...but these guys mean business!!!  :-P

How hard could finding the house be? Huge house with beautiful view in Norway. I'm sure there is only one that fits the description, no problem :-)

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1424 on: December 07, 2018, 11:23:19 AM »
Hi!  I'm posting to add my name to the 2019 roster.

Iíll be FIREíing in early July, just waiting for a large bonus payout in Juneówill give my notice as soon as that hits the bank account.

Iíve had a fantastic career, but am now in a job that has brought me to utter burnout.  Honestly, staying on for those additional months will be a challenge, but it is the right financial decision and will give me a feeling of completion to make it to my stated goal.  DH will keep working for at least a yearóheís in a job he loves. 

I vacillate regularly between overwhelming excitement for the post-FIRE time, and complete nervousness.  I have started to tell a very small amount of family/friends about my plan but still a part of me does not believe it is real.  (Even typing this post to a bunch of internet strangers fills me with a twinge of nervousness!)

Iím keeping myself occupied with all of the changes that need to be made for a mid-2019 exit:  switched my health insurance to my husbandís employer so we could get the full HSA, meeting with the tax adviser to sort out what my 2019 withholdings will be, sorting out my 401k contributions so I can max out before I leave, and have found a volunteer organization I can spend more time with during the ďdecompressĒ time.

Iím with CycleStache on the ďdo I have enoughĒ fears.  I go back and check my math in a panic on a regular basis, and the numbers always hold up.  While I hate that the market is a mess now and keeping me a tiny bit below where I wanted to be in July, I just need to remind myself that going down NOW is better than going down in a few years.  For now we are still contributing, and not withdrawing from the accounts so its mathematically bestóeven if it feels painful.

Glad to finally officially be part of the cohort!

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1425 on: December 07, 2018, 11:38:46 AM »
Welcome Keeks

Don't worry about your nervousness, it's natural, but you have to keep your eyes on the prize.

FIREing in summer is great, the only problem you may have is checking out the warm weather from the chilly office.

While having a volunteer org for FIRE is great, don't just rush out the door of your old office and into a new one.

Decompress time should be as non-thinking-active as possible.  Physical activity, yep, do it.  A big part of decompress is learning to say "Nope, not yet".


OP here FIRED 6/1/18.  Come on in, the water is fine!

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« Reply #1426 on: December 07, 2018, 12:03:39 PM »
Your name on the list above is legally binding. If you don`t, the closest mustachian will go to your house and make fun of you till you retire.

Be Warned Linda.

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« Reply #1427 on: December 07, 2018, 02:06:16 PM »
A little update. We have now reached our FIRE stash, apart from selling the clown house for a good price...

So what is left between now and FIRE is indeed selling that house, and working long enough next year to cover the 2019 expenses. DH thinks we should also save up a bit for a car replacement for the day our current main car stops working. That is why we plan to work to October next year. We will see where we end up.

Luckily being in the FIRE list here is without too much obligation and we are allowed to change plans.
That's fantastic news, Linda_Norway!!!...


This is simply not true. Your commitment is in blood.

Your name on the list above is legally binding. If you don`t, the closest mustachian will go to your house and make fun of you till you retire.

Be Warned Linda.
...but these guys mean business!!!  :-P

How hard could finding the house be? Huge house with beautiful view in Norway. I'm sure there is only one that fits the description, no problem :-)

After reading what rediculously big mansions some Americans live in, the hugeness of my house is relative. Only huge for Norwegian standars: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large attic/bedroom, double garage, 2 storage rooms.

Most of you live far away, so I still feel pretty safe for not being visited by MMMers making fun of me. And I still think we are going to FIRE in 2019.

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« Reply #1428 on: December 07, 2018, 02:07:46 PM »
Linda, I would never dare make fun of you. Simply nudge you to pull the trigger toward your goal!

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« Reply #1429 on: December 07, 2018, 03:20:08 PM »
I have lots of airlines points, and will be retired next year. Nobody will be safe.
(Also your country is awesome and on my list of places to go.)
It's like that expression you can murder 2 flying animals at the same time if you throw a rock at the right time. (Or something like that)

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1430 on: December 07, 2018, 05:36:06 PM »
14 weeks remaining until notice day!

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« Reply #1431 on: December 07, 2018, 05:36:18 PM »
Hi!  I'm posting to add my name to the 2019 roster.

Iíll be FIREíing in early July...
Welcome, Keeks!!

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« Reply #1432 on: December 07, 2018, 10:38:49 PM »
I have lots of airlines points, and will be retired next year. Nobody will be safe.
(Also your country is awesome and on my list of places to go.)
It's like that expression you can murder 2 flying animals at the same time if you throw a rock at the right time. (Or something like that)

Norway is indeed an incredibly beautiful country. I look forward to getting back there one day.

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« Reply #1433 on: December 07, 2018, 10:45:08 PM »
14 weeks remaining until notice day!

I will give notice late Feb, so maybe only 10 weeks left for me.

Yikes. Thatís coming quickly.

Given that my Net Worth at 31 December 2018 will be pretty much the same as 31 December 2017 despite diligent saving and a big salary its a little nerve racking.

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1434 on: December 08, 2018, 02:38:49 AM »
Welcome aboard @Keeks!  Boy you don't mess around -- your first post announces your FIRE date.  :)

2019 FIRE Cohort:

01/02/19     Trifele (51)
02/01/19     Cycling Stache (44)
02/08/19     Socmonkey (37)
02/25/19     MaybeBabyMustache
02/??/19     zinnie  (35)
03/15/19     exit2019  (40)
03/19/19     ChasesFish (36)
03/??/19     MissNancyPryor  (50)     
03/??/19     Roboturner  (30)
03/??/19     Edgema
03/29/19     JumboShrimp
03/31/19     BlindSquirrel
03/31/19     Mr. Ver (39)
03/31/19     Loren Ver (36)
04/01/19     HalfStached  (41)
04/01/19     Gerardc  (35)
04/01/19     JoJo (45)
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04/??/19     PowerStache (43)
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07/??/19     Enigma  (39)
07/??/19     Thedividebyzero  (45)
07/??/19     Keeks
07/01/19     Freedomin5 (38)
07/03/19     Gerard
07/03/19     Miss Piggy
08/01/19     SugarMountain
09/02/19     Cornbread OMalley  (42)  Date Confirmed
09/??/19     RetirementDreaming
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10/01/19     Linda_Norway
10/??/19     VoteCthulu  (39)
10/??/19     Trix76  (43)
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2019 Cohort with date TBD:
Lowerbills (40)
getoutsoon (52)
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OLY FIRE-ees:
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sui generis  (41)              OLY -- CONFIRMED 8/17/18
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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1435 on: December 08, 2018, 02:43:33 AM »
I have lots of airlines points, and will be retired next year. Nobody will be safe.
(Also your country is awesome and on my list of places to go.)

+1.  We'll be headed to Norway sooner or later too.  Party at Linda's house next year! 

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1436 on: December 08, 2018, 03:00:18 AM »
I have lots of airlines points, and will be retired next year. Nobody will be safe.
(Also your country is awesome and on my list of places to go.)

+1.  We'll be headed to Norway sooner or later too.  Party at Linda's house next year!

That would be something, getting a bunch of 2019 retirees visiting for a party...

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1437 on: December 08, 2018, 03:03:35 AM »
14 weeks remaining until notice day!

I will give notice late Feb, so maybe only 10 weeks left for me.

Yikes. Thatís coming quickly.

Given that my Net Worth at 31 December 2018 will be pretty much the same as 31 December 2017 despite diligent saving and a big salary its a little nerve racking.

Yes, the stock market hasn't been generating a lot of faith in the 4% rule this year. I just hope it will average out in the years to come.

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1438 on: December 08, 2018, 07:00:46 AM »
14 weeks remaining until notice day!

I will give notice late Feb, so maybe only 10 weeks left for me.

Yikes. Thatís coming quickly.

Given that my Net Worth at 31 December 2018 will be pretty much the same as 31 December 2017 despite diligent saving and a big salary its a little nerve racking.

Yes, the stock market hasn't been generating a lot of faith in the 4% rule this year. I just hope it will average out in the years to come.

There are going to be some 0% or negative years to offset ones like that 20% we got last year.  It'll all work out

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1439 on: December 08, 2018, 08:03:46 AM »
Norway is indeed an incredibly beautiful country. I look forward to getting back there one day.
I spent some time in Oslo and then took the train along the coast to Stavanger.  Hiked up to Preikestolen, which afforded an absolutely beautiful view of the fjord below (really wish I had more time to make it to Kjerag).  I would love to go back for more hikes and to explore north to Bergen, Trondheim, and beyond.

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1440 on: December 08, 2018, 08:10:14 AM »
Oh man, given the ribbing Linda_Norway is getting for even thinking of extending her FIRE date out by a few months, I hesitate to tell you guys that I was just offered a very interesting and lucrative opportunity which would extend my FIRE date out by at least two years, if not longer.

I havenít moved on the opportunity yet (so I am currently still officially 2019), but FREE housing, FREE private school tuition, FREE round trip flights home, FREE healthcare, LOWER STRESS job, THREE MONTHS paid vacation per year, and a great work environment with a great group of people, is a bit hard to pass. Oh, and the salary is pretty decent too.

Once Lews Therin is done making fun of Linda in Norway, Iím mentally preparing myself to find him standing at my door in China. Iíll even plan to invite him into my super expensive but FREE luxury apartment. He can make fun of me from inside its air conditioned comfort. No need to stand outside in the sweltering heat.

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1441 on: December 08, 2018, 08:23:09 AM »
Oh man, given the ribbing Linda_Norway is getting for even thinking of extending her FIRE date out by a few months, I hesitate to tell you guys that I was just offered a very interesting and lucrative opportunity which would extend my FIRE date out by at least two years, if not longer.

I havenít moved on the opportunity yet (so I am currently still officially 2019), but FREE housing, FREE private school tuition, FREE round trip flights home, FREE healthcare, LOWER STRESS job, THREE MONTHS paid vacation per year, and a great work environment with a great group of people, is a bit hard to pass. Oh, and the salary is pretty decent too.

Once Lews Therin is done making fun of Linda in Norway, Iím mentally preparing myself to find him standing at my door in China. Iíll even plan to invite him into my super expensive but FREE luxury apartment. He can make fun of me from inside its air conditioned comfort. No need to stand outside in the sweltering heat.

No need to explain @Freedomin5 ... Personally you had me at "three months paid vacation a year."  Damn that sounds tempting.

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1442 on: December 08, 2018, 08:27:43 AM »
Oh man, given the ribbing Linda_Norway is getting for even thinking of extending her FIRE date out by a few months, I hesitate to tell you guys that I was just offered a very interesting and lucrative opportunity which would extend my FIRE date out by at least two years, if not longer.

I havenít moved on the opportunity yet (so I am currently still officially 2019), but FREE housing, FREE private school tuition, FREE round trip flights home, FREE healthcare, LOWER STRESS job, THREE MONTHS paid vacation per year, and a great work environment with a great group of people, is a bit hard to pass. Oh, and the salary is pretty decent too.
I would milk that for all that it's worth!

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1443 on: December 09, 2018, 09:19:48 AM »
I havenít moved on the opportunity yet (so I am currently still officially 2019), but FREE housing, FREE private school tuition, FREE round trip flights home, FREE healthcare, LOWER STRESS job, THREE MONTHS paid vacation per year, and a great work environment with a great group of people, is a bit hard to pass. Oh, and the salary is pretty decent too.

Are you sure you didn't just dream this? :p.

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1444 on: December 09, 2018, 02:57:34 PM »
Welcome to Keeks!!  This is a wonderful cohort, nervousness and all :).

Linda I would never come to make fun of you, but if you are holding a 2019 FIRE get together at your place, I'd find a way to be there.  The bigger house would probably be better   :)  :)  :).

Freedomin5, that sounds like it could be a good option, or a trap (see Admiral Ackbar above).  If you go for it, I hope it is all you hoped it could be. 

Things for me are moving forward.  We are certainly at the two steps forward one step back part of investing :).

LV

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1445 on: December 09, 2018, 09:13:07 PM »
Nervousness now mixed with a dose of frustration.

Australian stock market down a further 2% today. Syedney property prices deflating in an accelerating fashion.

 The gap between me and ďmy numberĒ is getting rather big. I now think Iíll only be at 88-90% of my number by my FIRE day in June, which equates to a 4.5% planned withdrawal rate. Not as conservative as I would really like.

Still, DW will earn a little post FIRE which should bridge the gap.....

Tempted to just draw down on everything, go to the casino put it all on red and put all this emotional angst behind me one way or the other??

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1446 on: December 09, 2018, 10:39:16 PM »
We will see. I do live in a China after all, so what they say is sometimes vastly different from reality. I wonít really know for sure until I have the contract in front of me, and even then there is no guarantee that the contract will be honored.

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1447 on: December 10, 2018, 08:10:52 PM »
Received my 2019 compensation package today. They went big. I'll receive the bonus in January, so that's guaranteed. I am getting an 11% salary raise, which is much higher than standard for my corporation. And. . .$250k in stock. Total package for the year at $700k. I know my manager wants to retain me. . . if I can get part-time at this pay rate (porportionally by hours), that would be some crazy amazing part time money.

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1448 on: December 11, 2018, 04:41:47 AM »
Received my 2019 compensation package today. They went big. I'll receive the bonus in January, so that's guaranteed. I am getting an 11% salary raise, which is much higher than standard for my corporation. And. . .$250k in stock. Total package for the year at $700k. I know my manager wants to retain me. . . if I can get part-time at this pay rate (porportionally by hours), that would be some crazy amazing part time money.

Wow, that's solid.  How long does it take before the stock vests at your place?  We have a four year cliff vesting and that RSU login just looks like pretend money because of how long it takes to earn it

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1449 on: December 11, 2018, 04:55:39 AM »
Received my 2019 compensation package today. They went big. I'll receive the bonus in January, so that's guaranteed. I am getting an 11% salary raise, which is much higher than standard for my corporation. And. . .$250k in stock. Total package for the year at $700k. I know my manager wants to retain me. . . if I can get part-time at this pay rate (porportionally by hours), that would be some crazy amazing part time money.

Wow, those are some huge numbers!  Congrats!