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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1800 on: January 31, 2019, 09:30:14 AM »
If found healthy I may leap upon hearing of the next mandatory cross country trip.  That could be as early as April but would leave May 3rd to get health insurance through May.  July 5th feels like an electric fence I will only approach if things are going really well. 

I do think it will come down to a day by day for a little while in here, pushing the boundaries and keeping my sanity until I just can’t take it.  Bonus day is in March and that will also be a catalyst for something. 

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1801 on: January 31, 2019, 10:10:42 AM »
Congrats Trifele!! Very exciting and the culmination of lots of planning and hard work. Best to ya.


Love the graph 2birds1stone. Big mile marker passed!

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
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« Reply #1803 on: January 31, 2019, 11:36:42 AM »
@MissNancyPryor , can I kindly suggest that you consider paying for the colonoscopy out of pocket if necessary to get it done earlier.  Hanging on until July 5th is a huge price to pay....

I think it is covered under COBRA and even the  exchange, it is the idea that if they find bad stuff I can be on company paid short term leave and recuperate at 100% salary.  That is the driver on waiting and knowing I won’t have to pay for cancer right out of the gate.  Getting the booby-squeeze  before I go for the same reason.

I get that, but doesn't that make the potential payoff for paying for the colonoscopy OOP even greater? If the results are scary you get to stop working immediately AND get paid for it! Like winning the lottery, but with the downside of cancer. But then the cancer gets caught/treated earlier, so that's good.

Your call, but if you ask me waiting just to save a few hundred bucks on the procedure when you are so miserable is penny wise pound foolish. Get it done and reward yourself by getting the F out of that miserable company ASAP. Bonus points if you can use the procedure to get out of some of the upcoming travel....

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1804 on: January 31, 2019, 12:56:07 PM »
Well today's the day!  After years of planning and more than two years in this thread, the Last Day is here. 

Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you and your FIRE is so well deserved.

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1805 on: January 31, 2019, 12:58:37 PM »
Congrats!!!

I wanted to share a small step toward FI with my cohort friends!

LeanFI!

That graph is looking pretty good 2Birds, way to go.

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1806 on: January 31, 2019, 01:05:44 PM »
Congratulations Trifele, that's awesome that you've made it to the finish line!  I'd love to hear more details from you on how your last day went down, and also later a summary of how you felt during the first days post retirement.  Your stories can help those of us that have months to go help make it through the doldrums (and the Polar Vortex!)

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1807 on: January 31, 2019, 01:09:33 PM »
@MissNancyPryor , can I kindly suggest that you consider paying for the colonoscopy out of pocket if necessary to get it done earlier.  Hanging on until July 5th is a huge price to pay....

I think it is covered under COBRA and even the  exchange, it is the idea that if they find bad stuff I can be on company paid short term leave and recuperate at 100% salary.  That is the driver on waiting and knowing I won’t have to pay for cancer right out of the gate.  Getting the booby-squeeze  before I go for the same reason.

I get that, but doesn't that make the potential payoff for paying for the colonoscopy OOP even greater? If the results are scary you get to stop working immediately AND get paid for it! Like winning the lottery, but with the downside of cancer. But then the cancer gets caught/treated earlier, so that's good.

Your call, but if you ask me waiting just to save a few hundred bucks on the procedure when you are so miserable is penny wise pound foolish. Get it done and reward yourself by getting the F out of that miserable company ASAP. Bonus points if you can use the procedure to get out of some of the upcoming travel....

+1 to what @lhamo just said.

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1808 on: January 31, 2019, 02:01:51 PM »
Yeah!!  Crossed the finish line!  Thanks so much for the well wishes everyone!  I'm so, so happy.  :)


2019 FIRE Cohort:

01/01/19     Bingeworker (52)        CONFIRMED
01/31/19     Trifele (51)                 CONFIRMED
02/01/19     Cycling Stache (44)
02/08/19     Socmonkey (37)
02/13/19     SeanTash
03/15/19     exit2019  (40)
03/19/19     ChasesFish (36)
03/??/19     Miss Nancy Pryor  (50)     
03/??/19     Edgema
03/29/19     JumboShrimp
03/31/19     BlindSquirrel
03/31/19     Loren Ver (36)
03/31/19     Mr. Ver (39)
04/01/19     HalfStached  (41)
04/01/19     Gerardc  (35)
04/01/19     JoJo (45)
04/01/19     Ryder (39)
04/04/19     PowerStache (43)
04/19/19     Eric
04/??/19     Luck12  (41)
05/01/19     Albireo13  (61)
05/15/19     MaybeBabyMustache                   
05/??/19     SamIAm38  (29)
05/??/19     FIRE 20/20  (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)
06/30/19     Pylortes  (42)
06/??/19     Oldtoyota
06/??/19     Itchyfeet  (47)
06/??/19     CryingInThePool  (44)
07/??/19     powersuitrecall  (47)
07/??/19     Enigma  (39)
07/??/19     Thedividebyzero  (45)
07/??/19     Keeks
07/01/19     2Birds1Stone  (32)
07/03/19     Gerard
07/03/19     Miss Piggy
07/29/19     Lews Therin (29)
08/01/19     SugarMountain
09/02/19     Cornbread OMalley  (42)  Date Confirmed
09/??/19     RetirementDreaming
09/??/19     dayzero
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:
August
Lowerbills (40)
getoutsoon (52)
IPlawyer
MustacheAnxiety
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OMY/2MY/Etc:
Freedomin5 (38)
Roboturner  (30)
Bateaux (51)
Linda_Norway (45)
 
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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1809 on: January 31, 2019, 02:55:24 PM »
@MissNancyPryor , can I kindly suggest that you consider paying for the colonoscopy out of pocket if necessary to get it done earlier.  Hanging on until July 5th is a huge price to pay....

I think it is covered under COBRA and even the  exchange, it is the idea that if they find bad stuff I can be on company paid short term leave and recuperate at 100% salary.  That is the driver on waiting and knowing I won’t have to pay for cancer right out of the gate.  Getting the booby-squeeze  before I go for the same reason.

I get that, but doesn't that make the potential payoff for paying for the colonoscopy OOP even greater? If the results are scary you get to stop working immediately AND get paid for it! Like winning the lottery, but with the downside of cancer. But then the cancer gets caught/treated earlier, so that's good.

Your call, but if you ask me waiting just to save a few hundred bucks on the procedure when you are so miserable is penny wise pound foolish. Get it done and reward yourself by getting the F out of that miserable company ASAP. Bonus points if you can use the procedure to get out of some of the upcoming travel....

Oh, you mean even before I am 50 rather than playing by their insurance rules— I get it.  Still working but not delaying.  It is about $2800 OOP if they let me do that at all.  I will definitely take that into serious thought!

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1810 on: January 31, 2019, 06:41:56 PM »
Congratulations, @Trifele!  What a wonderful feeling!  I hope you enjoy each day and look forward to hearing an update from you when you are well into it!

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1811 on: February 01, 2019, 02:09:19 AM »
Way to go @Trifele !! Enjoy your first days of freedom.

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1812 on: February 01, 2019, 02:41:01 AM »
@Trifele Welcome to the first day of the rest of your life!

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1813 on: February 01, 2019, 07:35:14 AM »
w000t!

Maybe the best January since 1987 (stock returns), will get some of the 2020 folks back in here ;)

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1814 on: February 01, 2019, 09:23:31 AM »
Really? My accounts are still not yet at the level of Sept 2018... And I added a pile of money during the lows of Dec/Jan

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1815 on: February 02, 2019, 02:25:40 AM »
Got a PM from Socmonkey that he finished up a bit early and is FIREd.  Congratulations @Socmonkey !

Waiting to hear from @Cycling Stache on his/her status.


2019 FIRE Cohort:

01/01/19     Bingeworker (52)        CONFIRMED
01/31/19     Trifele (51)                 CONFIRMED
02/01/19     Socmonkey (37)         CONFIRMED
02/01/19     Cycling Stache (44)
02/13/19     SeanTash
03/15/19     exit2019  (40)
03/19/19     ChasesFish (36)
03/??/19     MissNancyPryor (50)     
03/??/19     Edgema
03/29/19     JumboShrimp
03/31/19     BlindSquirrel
03/31/19     Loren Ver (36)
03/31/19     Mr. Ver (39)
04/01/19     HalfStached  (41)
04/01/19     Gerardc  (35)
04/01/19     JoJo (45)
04/01/19     Ryder (39)
04/04/19     PowerStache (43)
04/19/19     Eric
04/??/19     Luck12  (41)
05/01/19     Albireo13  (61)
05/15/19     MaybeBabyMustache                   
05/??/19     SamIAm38  (29)
05/??/19     FIRE 20/20  (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)
06/30/19     Pylortes  (42)
06/??/19     Oldtoyota
06/??/19     Itchyfeet  (47)
06/??/19     CryingInThePool  (44)
07/??/19     powersuitrecall  (47)
07/??/19     Enigma  (39)
07/??/19     Thedividebyzero  (45)
07/??/19     Keeks
07/01/19     2Birds1Stone  (32)
07/03/19     Gerard
07/03/19     Miss Piggy
07/29/19     Lews Therin (29)
08/01/19     SugarMountain
09/02/19     Cornbread OMalley  (42)  Date Confirmed
09/??/19     RetirementDreaming
09/??/19     dayzero
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:
August
Lowerbills (40)
getoutsoon (52)
IPlawyer
MustacheAnxiety
forward

OMY/2MY/Etc:
Freedomin5 (38)
Roboturner  (30)
Bateaux (51)
Linda_Norway (45)

OP of Cohort:
@markbike528CBX -- OLY.  FIREd in 2018.
 

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1816 on: February 02, 2019, 04:46:36 AM »
I just posted on the 2020 thread. I am hedging my bets 😜

We are now at 93% of our revised, lower, slightly more aggressive FIRE target and will not be FIREing until we get to 100% of our new number.

FIREing in June looks unlikely. December seems probable.

We will need the markets (property and stocks) to be positive for this year to get us across the line. Savings alone won’t get us there. A bad market will see us slip into 2020.

7% does not seem so far, but like the saying goes “ the last mile in a marathon is the longest”.

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1817 on: February 02, 2019, 06:58:54 AM »
@Lews Therin, my investments haven't recovered to pre-correction valuations, but new contributions brought me to all time balance highs.

Then again, I had a lot less skin in the equity game than some here.

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1818 on: February 02, 2019, 07:24:34 AM »
@Lews Therin, my investments haven't recovered to pre-correction valuations, but new contributions brought me to all time balance highs.

Then again, I had a lot less skin in the equity game than some here.

Not quite at all-time highs yet, but getting close.  Had the largest month over month net worth gain at almost $120k last month

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1819 on: February 02, 2019, 04:31:58 PM »
Got a PM from Socmonkey that he finished up a bit early and is FIREd.  Congratulations @Socmonkey !


Thanks, Trifele.

20 years of working as an adult and I have retired with an income of just under $2k per month with yearly CPI adjustments and independent of the market.

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1820 on: February 02, 2019, 07:53:32 PM »
@Trifele ,
Don't forget to delegate thread building, you won't have time now that you're retired! Congratulations!
 Look what happened to me!.
    Transcontinental trip in a small car, with at least one "culturally enlightening experience" per day.
    Lots of pool and river floating time.
    Trip to see sister's wedding.
    Bucket list item- saw Mudhoney at a random place in Europe.
    No job, no problem! -Able to drop everything and go hang out with my Dad during his surgery and recovery.

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1821 on: February 03, 2019, 02:33:47 AM »
@Trifele ,
Don't forget to delegate thread building, you won't have time now that you're retired! Congratulations!
 Look what happened to me!.
    Transcontinental trip in a small car, with at least one "culturally enlightening experience" per day.
    Lots of pool and river floating time.
    Trip to see sister's wedding.
    Bucket list item- saw Mudhoney at a random place in Europe.
    No job, no problem! -Able to drop everything and go hang out with my Dad during his surgery and recovery.

That is fantastic Mark!  So happy for you.  Yes I can already see it starting -- I've been far busier the last two days than I normally am.   And I've been walking around with a silly grin on my face the whole time.


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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1822 on: February 03, 2019, 01:52:18 PM »
Hello there.

I'm done with full-time jobs, my final work day was Feb 1st.  (at age 54)  This coming week is going to be a bit.. surreal.

More details to come if anyone wants them.  I'm not calling myself "retired" exactly.  I still plan to work on things I enjoy and try to earn money from them, but just not within a corporate job environment.  I plan to start with some decompression time, then doing a lot of reading and learning new things.  After that I'll work on my hobbies that earn money, trying to expand them into a low-key business.

Honestly I don't have a definite plan and will be winging it for a while.  The only thing I know for sure is I'm no longer going to be in a gray cubicle.

August

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1823 on: February 03, 2019, 05:00:21 PM »
Whoa @August!  From TBD to Stealth FIRE -- awesome.  Congratulations!

2019 FIRE Cohort:

01/01/19     Bingeworker (52)        CONFIRMED
01/31/19     Trifele (51)                 CONFIRMED
02/01/19     Socmonkey (37)         CONFIRMED
02/01/19     August (54)                CONFIRMED
02/01/19     Cycling Stache (44)
02/13/19     SeanTash
03/15/19     exit2019  (40)
03/19/19     ChasesFish (36)
03/??/19     MissNancyPryor (50)     
03/??/19     Edgema
03/29/19     JumboShrimp
03/31/19     BlindSquirrel
03/31/19     Loren Ver (36)
03/31/19     Mr. Ver (39)
04/01/19     HalfStached  (41)
04/01/19     Gerardc  (35)
04/01/19     JoJo (45)
04/01/19     Ryder (39)
04/04/19     PowerStache (43)
04/19/19     Eric
04/??/19     Luck12  (41)
05/01/19     Albireo13  (61)
05/15/19     MaybeBabyMustache                   
05/??/19     SamIAm38  (29)
05/??/19     FIRE 20/20  (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)
06/30/19     Pylortes  (42)
06/??/19     Oldtoyota
06/??/19     Itchyfeet  (47)
06/??/19     CryingInThePool  (44)
07/??/19     powersuitrecall  (47)
07/??/19     Enigma  (39)
07/??/19     Thedividebyzero  (45)
07/??/19     Keeks
07/01/19     2Birds1Stone  (32)
07/03/19     Gerard
07/03/19     Miss Piggy
07/29/19     Lews Therin (29)
08/01/19     SugarMountain
09/02/19     Cornbread OMalley  (42)  Date Confirmed
09/??/19     RetirementDreaming
09/??/19     dayzero
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)
IPlawyer
MustacheAnxiety
forward

OMY/2MY/Etc:
Freedomin5 (38)
Roboturner  (30)
Bateaux (51)
Linda_Norway (45)

OP of Cohort:
@markbike528CBX -- OLY.  FIREd in 2018.

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1824 on: February 03, 2019, 05:08:04 PM »
Just posting to follow for now.

No definite plans so no need to add me to the list right now, but I might join you guys. Will decide later this year.

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1825 on: February 04, 2019, 08:00:15 AM »
Looks like last week was a big FIRE week.  You can add my name to the list!  Feb 1, age 42.

In December, I shared with you guys the plan for me to FIRE in July 2019.  Literally hours after I posted that, I heard we were doing a huge layoff and that I was likely at risk.  I got “the call” on Friday letting me know that I would be laid off.

I’m feeling how @Trifele described over the last few weeks—coworkers calling to commiserate, wish each other luck, etc…and while I wish I could have controlled my exit, I’m so close to my planned date that it’s really not a big deal for me.  I just don’t quite know how to tell people that I’ll never have to work for significant money again.  Instead, I’m using the easy story of taking a few months off before I start looking again.

For those looking at how the first few days feel…I would say its 80% elation, 20% minor panic.  Minor panic about how precisely to structure my days (even though I already have most of that nailed down), minor panic because my number isn’t quite where I want it to be (although larger than many, and my husband still working for another approx. 18 months).  Mostly the minor panic is unfounded, but it’s part of my over-thinking personality.  Par for the course.

Underneath everything these last few days is a sense of pride.  Knowing that many years of good savings habits, and immersing myself in FIRE reading for the last 3 years is making this all possible.  Having the money, knowing how the numbers play out—it’s really such an amazing feeling. 

Gotta run—I have a busy day of cooking and learning Spanish ahead! : )

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1826 on: February 04, 2019, 09:18:55 AM »
Looks like last week was a big FIRE week.  You can add my name to the list!  Feb 1, age 42.

In December, I shared with you guys the plan for me to FIRE in July 2019.  Literally hours after I posted that, I heard we were doing a huge layoff and that I was likely at risk.  I got “the call” on Friday letting me know that I would be laid off.

I’m feeling how @Trifele described over the last few weeks—coworkers calling to commiserate, wish each other luck, etc…and while I wish I could have controlled my exit, I’m so close to my planned date that it’s really not a big deal for me.  I just don’t quite know how to tell people that I’ll never have to work for significant money again.  Instead, I’m using the easy story of taking a few months off before I start looking again.

For those looking at how the first few days feel…I would say its 80% elation, 20% minor panic.  Minor panic about how precisely to structure my days (even though I already have most of that nailed down), minor panic because my number isn’t quite where I want it to be (although larger than many, and my husband still working for another approx. 18 months).  Mostly the minor panic is unfounded, but it’s part of my over-thinking personality.  Par for the course.

Underneath everything these last few days is a sense of pride.  Knowing that many years of good savings habits, and immersing myself in FIRE reading for the last 3 years is making this all possible.  Having the money, knowing how the numbers play out—it’s really such an amazing feeling. 

Gotta run—I have a busy day of cooking and learning Spanish ahead! : )

Congrats, sort of. No, you shouldn't tell your laid off colleagues that you are FI. That would hurt then too much. Will you get a decent severance?
Good luck learning Spanish.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2019, 11:53:44 PM by Linda_Norway »

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1827 on: February 04, 2019, 10:57:17 AM »
For those looking at how the first few days feel…I would say its 80% elation, 20% minor panic.  Minor panic about how precisely to structure my days (even though I already have most of that nailed down), minor panic because my number isn’t quite where I want it to be (although larger than many, and my husband still working for another approx. 18 months).  Mostly the minor panic is unfounded, but it’s part of my over-thinking personality.  Par for the course.

I'm sure the minor panic is well-founded.  That certainly doesn't imply that you're not prepared, but this is a major life change so of course it's somewhat unnerving.  ¡Felicidades!

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1828 on: February 04, 2019, 11:41:11 AM »
Marking @Keeks confirmed.  Congratulations Keeks!!!


2019 FIRE Cohort:

01/01/19     Bingeworker (52)        CONFIRMED
01/31/19     Trifele (51)                 CONFIRMED
02/01/19     Socmonkey (37)         CONFIRMED
02/01/19     August (54)                CONFIRMED
02/01/19     Keeks (42)                 CONFIRMED   
02/01/19     Cycling Stache (44)
02/13/19     SeanTash
03/15/19     exit2019  (40)
03/19/19     ChasesFish (36)
03/??/19     MissNancyPryor (50)     
03/??/19     Edgema
03/29/19     JumboShrimp
03/31/19     BlindSquirrel
03/31/19     Loren Ver (36)
03/31/19     Mr. Ver (39)
04/01/19     HalfStached  (41)
04/01/19     Gerardc  (35)
04/01/19     JoJo (45)
04/01/19     Ryder (39)
04/04/19     PowerStache (43)
04/19/19     Eric
04/??/19     Luck12  (41)
05/01/19     Albireo13  (61)
05/15/19     MaybeBabyMustache                   
05/??/19     SamIAm38  (29)
05/??/19     FIRE 20/20  (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)
06/30/19     Pylortes  (42)
06/??/19     Oldtoyota
06/??/19     Itchyfeet  (47)
06/??/19     CryingInThePool  (44)
07/??/19     powersuitrecall  (47)
07/??/19     Enigma  (39)
07/??/19     Thedividebyzero  (45)
07/01/19     2Birds1Stone  (32)
07/03/19     Gerard
07/03/19     Miss Piggy
07/29/19     Lews Therin (29)
08/01/19     SugarMountain
09/02/19     Cornbread OMalley  (42)  Date Confirmed
09/??/19     RetirementDreaming
09/??/19     dayzero
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)
IPlawyer
MustacheAnxiety
forward

OMY/2MY/Etc:
Freedomin5 (38)
Roboturner  (30)
Bateaux (51)
Linda_Norway (45)

1LY, 2LY:
6/1/18      markbike528CBX (53.5) Thread OP
11/02/18  TartanTallulah (at 54) CONFIRMED
10/05/18  cerat0n1a CONFIRMED
11/30/18  elaine amj CONFIRMED
« Last Edit: February 04, 2019, 02:05:46 PM by Trifele »

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1829 on: February 04, 2019, 01:39:34 PM »

2019 FIRE Cohort:

01/01/19     Bingeworker (52)        CONFIRMED
01/31/19     Trifele (51)                 CONFIRMED
02/01/19     Socmonkey (37)         CONFIRMED
02/01/19     August (54)                CONFIRMED
02/01/19     Keeks (42)                 CONFIRMED   
02/01/19     Cycling Stache (44)
02/13/19     SeanTash
03/15/19     exit2019  (40)
03/19/19     ChasesFish (36)
03/??/19     MissNancyPryor (50)     
03/??/19     Edgema
03/29/19     JumboShrimp
03/31/19     BlindSquirrel
03/31/19     Loren Ver (36)
03/31/19     Mr. Ver (39)
04/01/19     HalfStached  (41)
04/01/19     Gerardc  (35)
04/01/19     JoJo (45)
04/01/19     Ryder (39)
04/04/19     PowerStache (43)
04/19/19     Eric
04/??/19     Luck12  (41)
05/01/19     Albireo13  (61)
05/15/19     MaybeBabyMustache                   
05/??/19     SamIAm38  (29)
05/??/19     FIRE 20/20  (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)
06/30/19     Pylortes  (42)
06/??/19     Oldtoyota
06/??/19     Itchyfeet  (47)
06/??/19     CryingInThePool  (44)
07/??/19     powersuitrecall  (47)
07/??/19     Enigma  (39)
07/??/19     Thedividebyzero  (45)
07/01/19     2Birds1Stone  (32)
07/03/19     Gerard
07/03/19     Miss Piggy
07/29/19     Lews Therin (29)
08/01/19     SugarMountain
09/02/19     Cornbread OMalley  (42)  Date Confirmed
09/??/19     RetirementDreaming
09/??/19     dayzero
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)
IPlawyer
MustacheAnxiety
forward

OMY/2MY/Etc:
Freedomin5 (38)
Roboturner  (30)
Bateaux (51)
Linda_Norway (45)

OLY -or more
6/1/18      markbike528CBX (53.5) Thread OP
11/02/18  TartanTallulah (at 54) CONFIRMED
10/05/18  cerat0n1a CONFIRMED
11/30/18  elaine amj CONFIRMED

Deleted the @ by my name- got mention hits every time the list was updated.  Everything is in Trifele's post to keep copy/paste simpler.
Added OLY people by comparing the Dec 17th 2017 list to the 2018 Cohort Final list.
As I get to it I might find TLY or more people by searching earlier in the 2019 postings. 
Seems like a lot of work, and I'm retired :-)

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1830 on: February 04, 2019, 02:46:24 PM »
@Linda_Norway Yes, I got a severance--it's as good as I would have expected having only been at this company for 5 years.  Between severance, vacation payout, etc it is definitely a nice chunk of money!

And as a follow up, while I was freaking out this morning, I had an awesome RE day so no more freaking out.  (Tomorrow is another day! :)  )  Also, fun new fact...people are REALLY nice at the grocery story at 9am on a Monday.  Who knew?!?

Thanks all for the congrats!  Because I didn't plan it to happen last week, its pretty surreal.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2019, 02:48:38 PM by Keeks »

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1831 on: February 04, 2019, 02:52:14 PM »

Deleted the @ by my name- got mention hits every time the list was updated.  Everything is in Trifele's post to keep copy/paste simpler.
Added OLY people by comparing the Dec 17th 2017 list to the 2018 Cohort Final list.
As I get to it I might find TLY or more people by searching earlier in the 2019 postings. 
Seems like a lot of work, and I'm retired :-)

Got it fixed in my list as well, thanks Mark! 

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1832 on: February 04, 2019, 07:57:16 PM »
.....Snip......
Also, fun new fact...people are REALLY nice at the grocery story at 9am on a Monday.  Who knew?!?

Thanks all for the congrats!  Because I didn't plan it to happen last week, its pretty surreal.

Even for those who have planned FIRE to the exact date etc. it is still surreal that first "day off".

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1833 on: February 05, 2019, 04:31:22 AM »
.....Snip......
Also, fun new fact...people are REALLY nice at the grocery story at 9am on a Monday.  Who knew?!?

Thanks all for the congrats!  Because I didn't plan it to happen last week, its pretty surreal.

Even for those who have planned FIRE to the exact date etc. it is still surreal that first "day off".

Yes it sure is.  Monday at 10 a.m. I went to the Y to check it out (thinking of joining).  It was wonderful -- a bunch of relaxed, nice people working out.  Surreal . . . and fantastic. 

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« Reply #1834 on: February 05, 2019, 06:12:25 AM »
.....Snip......
Also, fun new fact...people are REALLY nice at the grocery story at 9am on a Monday.  Who knew?!?

Thanks all for the congrats!  Because I didn't plan it to happen last week, its pretty surreal.

Even for those who have planned FIRE to the exact date etc. it is still surreal that first "day off".

Yes it sure is.  Monday at 10 a.m. I went to the Y to check it out (thinking of joining).  It was wonderful -- a bunch of relaxed, nice people working out.  Surreal . . . and fantastic.

The Y...such a laid back place here too.

I've even wondered in my retirement budget can I get to know them and be an "on-call" employee in exchange for a free membership.  Agree to work four hours or so a month

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1835 on: February 05, 2019, 08:20:57 AM »

Deleted the @ by my name- got mention hits every time the list was updated.  Everything is in Trifele's post to keep copy/paste simpler.
Added OLY people by comparing the Dec 17th 2017 list to the 2018 Cohort Final list.
As I get to it I might find TLY or more people by searching earlier in the 2019 postings. 
Seems like a lot of work, and I'm retired :-)

Got it fixed in my list as well, thanks Mark!
The OLY list as it stood in late Nov (before it got dropped) was:
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 

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1836 on: February 05, 2019, 08:31:08 AM »
2019 FIRE Cohort:

01/01/19     Bingeworker (52)        CONFIRMED
01/31/19     Trifele (51)                 CONFIRMED
02/01/19     Socmonkey (37)         CONFIRMED
02/01/19     August (54)                CONFIRMED
02/01/19     Keeks (42)                 CONFIRMED   
02/01/19     Cycling Stache (44)
02/13/19     SeanTash
03/15/19     exit2019  (40)
03/19/19     ChasesFish (36)
03/??/19     MissNancyPryor (50)     
03/??/19     Edgema
03/29/19     JumboShrimp
03/31/19     BlindSquirrel
03/31/19     Loren Ver (36)
03/31/19     Mr. Ver (39)
04/01/19     HalfStached  (41)
04/01/19     Gerardc  (35)
04/01/19     JoJo (45)
04/01/19     Ryder (39)
04/04/19     PowerStache (43)
04/19/19     Eric
04/??/19     Luck12  (41)
05/01/19     Albireo13  (61)
05/15/19     MaybeBabyMustache                   
05/??/19     SamIAm38  (29)
05/??/19     FIRE 20/20  (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)
06/30/19     Pylortes  (42)
06/??/19     Oldtoyota
06/??/19     Itchyfeet  (47)
06/??/19     CryingInThePool  (44)
07/??/19     powersuitrecall  (47)
07/??/19     Enigma  (39)
07/??/19     Thedividebyzero  (45)
07/01/19     2Birds1Stone  (32)
07/03/19     Gerard
07/03/19     Miss Piggy
07/29/19     Lews Therin (29)
08/01/19     SugarMountain
09/02/19     Cornbread OMalley  (42)  Date Confirmed
09/??/19     RetirementDreaming
09/??/19     dayzero
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)
IPlawyer
MustacheAnxiety
forward

OMY/2MY/Etc:
Freedomin5 (38)
Roboturner  (30)
Bateaux (51)
Linda_Norway (45)

OLY
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 
« Last Edit: February 05, 2019, 08:33:52 AM by Trifele »

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1837 on: February 05, 2019, 09:41:07 AM »
Bump me back to 19 December.

This may change again but is the most likely date as of today.

Cheers


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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1838 on: February 06, 2019, 04:29:49 AM »
Moving @itchyfeet to December.  Haven't heard anything yet from @Cycling Stache. 


2019 FIRE Cohort:

01/01/19     Bingeworker (52)        CONFIRMED
01/31/19     Trifele (51)                 CONFIRMED
02/01/19     Socmonkey (37)         CONFIRMED
02/01/19     August (54)                CONFIRMED
02/01/19     Keeks (42)                 CONFIRMED   
02/01/19     Cycling Stache (44)
02/13/19     SeanTash
03/15/19     exit2019  (40)
03/19/19     ChasesFish (36)
03/??/19     MissNancyPryor (50)     
03/??/19     Edgema
03/29/19     JumboShrimp
03/31/19     BlindSquirrel
03/31/19     Loren Ver (36)
03/31/19     Mr. Ver (39)
04/01/19     HalfStached  (41)
04/01/19     Gerardc  (35)
04/01/19     JoJo (45)
04/01/19     Ryder (39)
04/04/19     PowerStache (43)
04/19/19     Eric
04/??/19     Luck12  (41)
05/01/19     Albireo13  (61)
05/15/19     MaybeBabyMustache                   
05/??/19     SamIAm38  (29)
05/??/19     FIRE 20/20  (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)
06/30/19     Pylortes  (42)
06/??/19     Oldtoyota
06/??/19     CryingInThePool  (44)
07/??/19     powersuitrecall  (47)
07/??/19     Enigma  (39)
07/??/19     Thedividebyzero  (45)
07/01/19     2Birds1Stone  (32)
07/03/19     Gerard
07/03/19     Miss Piggy
07/29/19     Lews Therin (29)
08/01/19     SugarMountain
09/02/19     Cornbread OMalley  (42)  Date Confirmed
09/??/19     RetirementDreaming
09/??/19     dayzero
10/??/19     VoteCthulu  (39)
10/??/19     Trix76  (43)
10/??/19     MoMan  (55)
10/??/19     Dreamer
12/??/19     HBFI  (38)
12/??/19     luckyme13  (45)
12/19/19     Itchyfeet  (47)
12/27/19     moxie
12/31/19     texxan1  (47)

2019 Cohort with date TBD:
Lowerbills (40)
getoutsoon (52)
IPlawyer
MustacheAnxiety
forward

OMY/2MY/Etc:
Freedomin5 (38)
Roboturner  (30)
Bateaux (51)
Linda_Norway (45)

OLY
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

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1839 on: February 06, 2019, 05:38:15 AM »
Market update:  $14k away from my all-time high net worth.  With the recent bounce back I should be above the target number when I walk away next month

December was still a nice scare

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1840 on: February 06, 2019, 07:13:03 PM »
That's it! Throwing my name on this list for October.

I've been waffling back and forth for awhile, but tonight I just need the F out. I was aiming for 2017, but took a 1 year leave instead. Went back to work mid-late 2018 and have been hating it passionately since then, despite enjoying my coworkers, supervisors, and the actual work for the most part. I just hate being 'stuck' there and it's getting harder and harder to look like I give a fuck.

Financially I'm fine to leave now, the catch is that I need to sell two houses first and the market has been shit for a few years. My realtor/friend said (two years ago) I should wait until things pick up, but I'm done waiting. I'd rather FIRE with not quite enough and pick up occasional work here and there than stay where I'm at for an extra who-knows-how-long until real estate market turns around. I have way too many adventures to go do that I can't fit into 4 week vacations, and I'm not getting any younger.

So, step 1: Sell rental house. Just got the roof replaced last week. Painted exterior last summer. Need to chat with my realtor and figure out what to do next. February isn't the best time to list. Maybe March or April. Maybe there will be a warm enough day before then to touch up some trim paint.

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« Reply #1841 on: February 07, 2019, 01:25:41 AM »
That's it! Throwing my name on this list for October.

I've been waffling back and forth for awhile, but tonight I just need the F out. I was aiming for 2017, but took a 1 year leave instead. Went back to work mid-late 2018 and have been hating it passionately since then, despite enjoying my coworkers, supervisors, and the actual work for the most part. I just hate being 'stuck' there and it's getting harder and harder to look like I give a fuck.

Financially I'm fine to leave now, the catch is that I need to sell two houses first and the market has been shit for a few years. My realtor/friend said (two years ago) I should wait until things pick up, but I'm done waiting. I'd rather FIRE with not quite enough and pick up occasional work here and there than stay where I'm at for an extra who-knows-how-long until real estate market turns around. I have way too many adventures to go do that I can't fit into 4 week vacations, and I'm not getting any younger.

So, step 1: Sell rental house. Just got the roof replaced last week. Painted exterior last summer. Need to chat with my realtor and figure out what to do next. February isn't the best time to list. Maybe March or April. Maybe there will be a warm enough day before then to touch up some trim paint.

A tough decision. Do you really need to sell the rental? Or do you want to move to another part of the country where you can't take care of it yourself?
I understand really well that you don't want to wait for a market repair. That might take years or not come at all, back to the old level. If you sell for a shitty price, then maybe the next house you purchase also has a lower price.

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« Reply #1842 on: February 07, 2019, 03:53:20 AM »
Welcome @Cookie78 !  Got you down for October.

2019 FIRE Cohort:

01/01/19     Bingeworker (52)        CONFIRMED
01/31/19     Trifele (51)                 CONFIRMED
02/01/19     Socmonkey (37)         CONFIRMED
02/01/19     August (54)                CONFIRMED
02/01/19     Keeks (42)                 CONFIRMED   
02/01/19     Cycling Stache (44)
02/13/19     SeanTash
03/15/19     exit2019  (40)
03/19/19     ChasesFish (36)
03/??/19     MissNancyPryor (50)     
03/??/19     Edgema
03/29/19     JumboShrimp
03/31/19     BlindSquirrel
03/31/19     Loren Ver (36)
03/31/19     Mr. Ver (39)
04/01/19     HalfStached  (41)
04/01/19     Gerardc  (35)
04/01/19     JoJo (45)
04/01/19     Ryder (39)
04/04/19     PowerStache (43)
04/19/19     Eric
04/??/19     Luck12  (41)
05/01/19     Albireo13  (61)
05/15/19     MaybeBabyMustache                   
05/??/19     SamIAm38  (29)
05/??/19     FIRE 20/20  (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)
06/30/19     Pylortes  (42)
06/??/19     Oldtoyota
06/??/19     CryingInThePool  (44)
07/??/19     powersuitrecall  (47)
07/??/19     Enigma  (39)
07/??/19     Thedividebyzero  (45)
07/01/19     2Birds1Stone  (32)
07/03/19     Gerard
07/03/19     Miss Piggy
07/29/19     Lews Therin (29)
08/01/19     SugarMountain
09/02/19     Cornbread OMalley  (42)  Date Confirmed
09/??/19     RetirementDreaming
09/??/19     dayzero
10/??/19     VoteCthulu  (39)
10/??/19     Trix76  (43)
10/??/19     MoMan  (55)
10/??/19     Dreamer
10/??/19     Cookie78
12/??/19     HBFI  (38)
12/??/19     luckyme13  (45)
12/19/19     Itchyfeet  (47)
12/27/19     moxie
12/31/19     texxan1  (47)

2019 Cohort with date TBD:
Lowerbills (40)
getoutsoon (52)
IPlawyer
MustacheAnxiety
forward

OMY/2MY/Etc:
Freedomin5 (38)
Roboturner  (30)
Bateaux (51)
Linda_Norway (45)

OLY
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
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« Reply #1843 on: February 07, 2019, 07:46:58 AM »
Welcome @Cookie78 !  Got you down for October.

2019 FIRE Cohort:

01/01/19     Bingeworker (52)        CONFIRMED
01/31/19     Trifele (51)                 CONFIRMED
02/01/19     Socmonkey (37)         CONFIRMED
02/01/19     August (54)                CONFIRMED
02/01/19     Keeks (42)                 CONFIRMED   
02/01/19     Cycling Stache (44)
02/13/19     SeanTash
03/15/19     exit2019  (40)
03/19/19     ChasesFish (36)
03/??/19     MissNancyPryor (50)     
03/??/19     Edgema
03/29/19     JumboShrimp
03/31/19     BlindSquirrel
03/31/19     Loren Ver (36)
03/31/19     Mr. Ver (39)
04/01/19     HalfStached  (41)
04/01/19     Gerardc  (35)
04/01/19     JoJo (45)
04/01/19     Ryder (39)
04/04/19     PowerStache (43)
04/19/19     Eric
04/??/19     Luck12  (41)
05/01/19     Albireo13  (61)
05/15/19     MaybeBabyMustache                   
05/??/19     SamIAm38  (29)
05/??/19     FIRE 20/20  (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)
06/30/19     Pylortes  (42)
06/??/19     Oldtoyota
06/??/19     CryingInThePool  (44)
07/??/19     powersuitrecall  (47)
07/??/19     Enigma  (39)
07/??/19     Thedividebyzero  (45)
07/01/19     2Birds1Stone  (32)
07/03/19     Gerard
07/03/19     Miss Piggy
07/29/19     Lews Therin (29)
08/01/19     SugarMountain
09/02/19     Cornbread OMalley  (42)  Date Confirmed
09/??/19     RetirementDreaming
09/??/19     dayzero
10/??/19     VoteCthulu  (39)
10/??/19     Trix76  (43)
10/??/19     MoMan  (55)
10/??/19     Dreamer
10/??/19     Cookie78
12/??/19     HBFI  (38)
12/??/19     luckyme13  (45)
12/19/19     Itchyfeet  (47)
12/27/19     moxie
12/31/19     texxan1  (47)

2019 Cohort with date TBD:
Lowerbills (40)
getoutsoon (52)
IPlawyer
MustacheAnxiety
forward

OMY/2MY/Etc:
Freedomin5 (38)
Roboturner  (30)
Bateaux (51)
Linda_Norway (45)

OLY
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
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You can CONFIRM me for 5/31. Paperwork done been filed and that's all she wrote.

I have a fair amount of leave to use between now and then, such that in addition to a planned week off in Feb, and a planned week off in April, I can take one day off a week between now and May, take the last two weeks of May off, and still have @10 days to play with. So I'm really only looking at like @30 days of actual work left between now and retirement . . .

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1844 on: February 07, 2019, 08:11:10 AM »
Congrats on confirming your date Dude!  (Since we've started the convention of waiting until the date has passed to "CONFIRM", I'll mark you "Date Confirmed" like Cornbread until the 31st.)  Only 30 more work days left -- wow!   


2019 FIRE Cohort:

01/01/19     Bingeworker (52)        CONFIRMED
01/31/19     Trifele (51)                 CONFIRMED
02/01/19     Socmonkey (37)         CONFIRMED
02/01/19     August (54)                CONFIRMED
02/01/19     Keeks (42)                 CONFIRMED   
02/01/19     Cycling Stache (44)
02/13/19     SeanTash
03/15/19     exit2019  (40)
03/19/19     ChasesFish (36)
03/??/19     MissNancyPryor (50)     
03/??/19     Edgema
03/29/19     JumboShrimp
03/31/19     BlindSquirrel
03/31/19     Loren Ver (36)
03/31/19     Mr. Ver (39)
04/01/19     HalfStached  (41)
04/01/19     Gerardc  (35)
04/01/19     JoJo (45)
04/01/19     Ryder (39)
04/04/19     PowerStache (43)
04/19/19     Eric
04/??/19     Luck12  (41)
05/01/19     Albireo13  (61)
05/15/19     MaybeBabyMustache                   
05/??/19     SamIAm38  (29)
05/??/19     FIRE 20/20  (42)
05/31/19     Odiedog8590  (62)
05/31/19     Livingthedream55  (59)
05/31/19     dude                              Date Confirmed
06/01/19     Prairie Stash
06/07/19     DreamFire
06/21/19     Parizade  (62)
06/22/19     Waffles  (52)
06/30/19     Pylortes  (42)
06/??/19     Oldtoyota
06/??/19     CryingInThePool  (44)
07/??/19     powersuitrecall  (47)
07/??/19     Enigma  (39)
07/??/19     Thedividebyzero  (45)
07/01/19     2Birds1Stone  (32)
07/03/19     Gerard
07/03/19     Miss Piggy
07/29/19     Lews Therin (29)
08/01/19     SugarMountain
09/02/19     Cornbread OMalley  (42)  Date Confirmed
09/??/19     RetirementDreaming
09/??/19     dayzero
10/??/19     VoteCthulu  (39)
10/??/19     Trix76  (43)
10/??/19     MoMan  (55)
10/??/19     Dreamer
10/??/19     Cookie78
12/??/19     HBFI  (38)
12/??/19     luckyme13  (45)
12/19/19     Itchyfeet  (47)
12/27/19     moxie
12/31/19     texxan1  (47)

2019 Cohort with date TBD:
Lowerbills (40)
getoutsoon (52)
IPlawyer
MustacheAnxiety
forward

OMY/2MY/Etc:
Freedomin5 (38)
Roboturner  (30)
Bateaux (51)
Linda_Norway (45)

OLY
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

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1845 on: February 07, 2019, 08:32:23 AM »
That's it! Throwing my name on this list for October.

I've been waffling back and forth for awhile, but tonight I just need the F out. I was aiming for 2017, but took a 1 year leave instead. Went back to work mid-late 2018 and have been hating it passionately since then, despite enjoying my coworkers, supervisors, and the actual work for the most part. I just hate being 'stuck' there and it's getting harder and harder to look like I give a fuck.

Financially I'm fine to leave now, the catch is that I need to sell two houses first and the market has been shit for a few years. My realtor/friend said (two years ago) I should wait until things pick up, but I'm done waiting. I'd rather FIRE with not quite enough and pick up occasional work here and there than stay where I'm at for an extra who-knows-how-long until real estate market turns around. I have way too many adventures to go do that I can't fit into 4 week vacations, and I'm not getting any younger.

So, step 1: Sell rental house. Just got the roof replaced last week. Painted exterior last summer. Need to chat with my realtor and figure out what to do next. February isn't the best time to list. Maybe March or April. Maybe there will be a warm enough day before then to touch up some trim paint.

A tough decision. Do you really need to sell the rental? Or do you want to move to another part of the country where you can't take care of it yourself?
I understand really well that you don't want to wait for a market repair. That might take years or not come at all, back to the old level. If you sell for a shitty price, then maybe the next house you purchase also has a lower price.

I don't NEED to technically. I would feel a little precarious in FIRE if I kept the houses, but I could manage provided there were no multiple-disasters-in-a-row situations. But I don't WANT to. I'm tired of being responsible for them and I desire some geographic flexibility. The adventures I want to do involve being out of cell phone range for weeks or months at a time, and I don't plan on spending very much time in my current city, if any. I also do not plan on buying any other houses for at least 10 years. I've had poor luck with management companies in the past, so I don't think that's an option for me at this time. At this point I just want to be rid of them and I'm not even concerned about the price. Working, and investing, for an extra year (until October) should easily make up the difference in price I'd get by waiting until the market picks up.

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1846 on: February 07, 2019, 10:45:43 AM »
Just a friendly suggestion, but maybe we keep an updated list on the first page of this thread, lest this entire thread becomes a constant re-post of the same list, and the conversation gets lost.

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« Reply #1847 on: February 07, 2019, 11:15:44 AM »
Well, well, well....

I mentioned a few months ago that there were some whisperings in MegaCorp of me being offered a big promotion, and I wasn’t sure how I’d react given my FIRE plans... Maybe it was or wasn’t on this thread, but the conclusion I came to was that if I accepted such a job it would purely be driven by some deep need to have my ego stroked.

Taking such a job makes no logical sense as I don’t need the money, nor the stress, nor the lack of freedom, but (sadly) seemingly I might like being appreciated more than is good for me. 😬. 

I suppose I do like adventures, and a big job in another foreign city fills this desire. So there is that.

At the time I posted on this matter the timing of any of this was unclear. It seemed to me to be more of a medium term plan for MegaCorp. Just another HR succession plan. Unlikely to become a real consideration before FIRE.... the location was also completely unknown. It really could have been anywhere in the world.

So with all that background out of the way....... today out of the blue I got the summons to fly to the Glass Tower to meet with the Grand Poobah on the top floor with the nice views of the city, to discuss the possibility of me moving to our London office. I will fly to HQ in one week.

I didn’t say “no” on the phone today, and was only talking with HR anyways, but played keen and wanted to talk to DW first.

DW surprised me as she said she is was quite keen to live in London for a few years, amd wouldn’t have any issue with me taking the job, so it seems I am going to see this interview through amd will see where it leads.

I don’t believe I am the only candidate under consideration. But, rather one on a very short list of internal candidates only.

I am really not sure what I am doing at this point, but will keep my options open for now.

DW and I decided that if the role is offered to me from this summer I’d take it and we’d move to London.  If it’s not happening until summer 2020 then we’d stick with our FIRE plans.... and if I don’t get the role, then that’s perfect too. Back to Plan A. All will be revealed in the coming month....

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1848 on: February 07, 2019, 12:11:43 PM »
Just a friendly suggestion, but maybe we keep an updated list on the first page of this thread, lest this entire thread becomes a constant re-post of the same list, and the conversation gets lost.

Or simply do it monthly!

First page would require OP to do it. Or someone on the first page.

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Re: 2019 fire cohort
« Reply #1849 on: February 07, 2019, 01:46:43 PM »
Just a friendly suggestion, but maybe we keep an updated list on the first page of this thread, lest this entire thread becomes a constant re-post of the same list, and the conversation gets lost.

OP here,  I can put it on the first page, where no one. will look at it.
Or we can recent updates clearly laid out as they happen:  Short form:

UPDATE for LIST: 
1/1/2019 So and so (999), CONFIRMED
1/1/2019 Methuselah (992) CONFIRMED
6/6/2019 Satan (666, of course) confirmed date

When I was more active in the list (thanks Trifele for picking up the ball!), I tried to update the list no more often than once per page, but then it was hard to go back and find the updated people in the previous parts of the thread.  Often FIRE announcements are buried in the text.