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Re: 2021 FIRE Cohort
« Reply #900 on: February 21, 2021, 04:33:26 PM »
The roster is updated for everybody through post #899.

So far we have 79 folks here who will be FIRE in 2021 and 5 have gone OLY into the 2020 Cohort. 

Average age of 2021ers is 45.04 (based on those 62 members who provided an age at FIRE date).  2020 average age was 48.32.  2019 average age was 47.38.

NameAge (at FIRE)FIRE Date
AldiEarly 50s1/23/2020 OLY
CrazyIT563/13/2020 OLY
Mmm_Donuts3/20/2020 OLY
Marcher Lady4912/15/2020 OLY
Zinnie 38 10/22/2020 OLY
     
Matz_70501/1/2021
BikeFanatic551/4/2021Confirmed
Sciurus1/8/2021Confirmed
ScreamingHeadGuy411/22/2021Confirmed
12321351/23/2021Confirmed
moneypitfeeder421/29/2021Confirmed
Sultan581/31/2021Confirmed
fireflye502/1/2021
goat_music_generator272/2/2021Confirmed
dividendman382/5/2021Confirmed
texxan12/15/2021Confirmed
Buffaloski Boris562/28/2021
dreams_and_discoveries39February
fiStressRelief403/1/2021
Dreamer40403/3/2021
skyrefuge433/12/2021
TheContinentalOP55 3/19/2021
exit2019 3/26/2021
Jack0Life ('s wife)March
ronsbusa3504/1/2021
HumanAfterAll444/2/2021
Trede514/2/2021
Ottawa494/16/2021
Tipster350604/30/2021
bluebelle4/30/2021
icebox92364/30/2021
logjammin394/30/2021
LightTripper45April
JoJoApril
force majeure45April
Geographer305/3/2021
Peter Parker5/7/2021
CoffeeR5/31/2021
gary341130April/May
WildJager35May
80Westy50May
Omglmg39May
wrightstuff55May
amberfocus36May
phildonnia506/1/2021
ItalianGirl52 6/1/2021
Chaplin476/4/2021
sailingTowardsFI436/4/2021
Sisto526/7/2021
YoungGranny316/30/2021
SheWhoWalksAtLunch566/30/2021
mld33June
crazy jane55June
SunniDJune
MoStash537/1/2021
Ladychips557/1/2021
Nazar7/1/2021
marque47June/July
CarolinaGirl50July
highlandterrier47July
NorskyJuly
Need2SaveMay-July
Arbitrage438/1/2021
asauer43August
Well Respected Man569/10/2021
ospreyjp569/27/2021
frugalecon9/30/2021
GBRS36September
Farfetchd33 September
the_fixer4910/1/2021
damoOctober
Boyband37October
4tify54October
Money Badger5312/1/2021
Accountant0074812/23/2021
Bownyboy2912/25/2021
Ulysses Everett McGill5512/31/2021
dblaace60 12/31/2021
NoVa 12/31/2021
effigy9843December
WadimanDecember
mindfulrun43spring
lightmyfireJune-Sept
Mrs. Healthywealth42Summer
monarda61TBD
aethonan1332TBD
American GenXTBD
lemonlymanTBD
dswTBD
MoneyTreeTBD

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Re: 2021 FIRE Cohort
« Reply #901 on: February 21, 2021, 04:34:42 PM »
Just asking for a follow-up from the following cohort members: @Matz_70 @fireflye and @dreams_and_discoveries - please provide a status update.  Thank you.

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Re: 2021 FIRE Cohort
« Reply #902 on: February 21, 2021, 05:07:28 PM »
This and a few other things that have been happening at work, are a great motivator to move on. Going to finish up a few things and then submit my resignation, guessing will leave by early to late April.

Don't just submit your resignation.  Present your manager with "I believe it would be in the best interest of the company to come up with a separation agreement to protect the company's and my best interests."  You have nothing to lose - at the worst they terminate you.  (Boo-hoo.)

Not sure they do separation agreements for public entities. There is little flexibility in terms of what my manager or his manager can and can't do. Which reminds me that I do need to meet with the folks that handle my pension and medical benefits and submit the necessary paperwork. They can't terminate me either-takes an act of God to terminate folks from public agencies, this is part of the reason i started exploring FIRE so intensely. Would've happily accepted unemployment or a severance package. Going to meet with our fee-only CFP and make sure we haven't missed anything, meeting with him has always been worth every penny.

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Re: 2021 FIRE Cohort
« Reply #903 on: February 22, 2021, 08:10:18 AM »
Another major hurdle overcome - we told the kids of the impending move.  They're handling it like champs!  Some sadness, naturally, but mostly they listened to our reasoning and are finding reasons to be excited.  Much better reactions than we were fearing.

Finding the house is the big problem left.  Stupid crazy sellers' market.  We've toured a couple of houses virtually, but neither was quite right.  Once we find a house that feels right, I know it's going to be a real struggle to actually buy it, too.  We've got time, so we're staying hopeful.

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Re: 2021 FIRE Cohort
« Reply #904 on: February 25, 2021, 03:06:18 PM »
Met with our planner, who confirmed all our numbers look good to FIRE, and gave seal of approval for our cashflow machine. Glad to get a 2nd pair of eyes on the numbers. Keep waking up so happy to finally be trying something new. Already enrolled in some courses, loving them so far.

Wife is going to go from full time to working per diem. We agreed that I would try out a new profession after taking off for 6 mos, if i don't like it, I can quit and do nothing with my wife. Have a strong suspicion I'm going to like it a lot, it's a combo of finance and mental health, something I've been wanting to pursue for 10 yrs.

Requested time off starting end March, and was happy to see it has been approved. It's will be the last day I plan to work...3/29 here I come woohoo.

Only bummer is that I can't tell my boss I'm quitting till after we are done with our real estate transactions. That will be after 3/29, when I'm on "vacation". She's not going to like that at all...sucks cause we have such a good relationship, feels a bit like a betrayal. Planning to just tell her it was a decision I made during vacation since I don't want to return to the office anymore.

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Re: 2021 FIRE Cohort
« Reply #905 on: February 25, 2021, 03:41:45 PM »
So quick update from me. As we're all still in lockdown here in the UK I decided to take another 6 month contract which starts in a weeks time.

Might as well be earning some money to add to the stash when we can't do anything else right?

That makes my FIRE day 7th September 2021.

Good luck everyone and stay safe.

(oh and for some reason my age is listed as 29, I wish! it will be 49)

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Re: 2021 FIRE Cohort
« Reply #906 on: Today at 11:36:26 AM »
Due to a trip I have planned in mid-April and the fact I've built up a bunch of time off I haven't taken yet so I don't want to make any announcement until after that trip so I can burn off the time off.  That also buys me some time to see how the vaccine rollout and world opening goes in the next couple months.   I'm moving my date to July 9, at age 48.   Since I'm part time and have already built up so much time off, I only have about 36 more working days between now and July 9.  Will update here when it's official.