Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

Post by Miriam2 » Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:36 pm

VictoriaF wrote:Dear Retirement Class of 2016,
I am leaving shortly to walk el Camino de Santiago. I will be away for two months, without a phone, computer or other communications. . . .
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I did the Napoleon! We crossed the Pyrenees on the 12th of April, the first ones this season. The local authorities have officially closed the Napoleon Route between November and the end of March, but even in early April the Pilgrims' Office at Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port was advising against it. The snow was covering the trail and there were gale force winds on the top.

However, I was very fortunate. On the night of the 11th, I stayed at Orisson, an albergue on the French side of the Pyrenees. That day, while I was walking from SJPP to Orisson, the owner of Orisson Jean-Jaques and a few of his friends went to the most difficult parts of the Napoleon Route and created a narrow trail. On the 12th Jean-Jaques guided us through the tricky parts. The weather was sunny with perfect visibility of the mountain terrain, but the wind was bad. Really bad. But when the day was over I was very happy and proud of myself.
Hi Victoria!
Sounds like you had a wonderful trip hiking el Camino (does one hike or walk the Camino?). But quite frankly, this does not sound safe. The route was officially closed due to snow on the trail and gale force winds? the most difficult parts of the trail in mountain terrain were narrow and tricky? and the wind was really bad?? Perhaps next year a relaxing cruise 8-)

While you were gone, I retired.

The surprise to me was how difficult it was to retire after 35 years in my profession. Although I worked with a wonderful office and colleagues, I was always exhausted, my job was years of unremitting stress, often away from my family, and I really was burned-out. How could retiring be difficult, full of agony and angst?

Sometimes we become our work, our life is our work, we worked so hard to attain that profession - and retiring means we are getting older, we are leaving one life and beginning another, life is moving on and change is upon us. I was afraid of the change, of me and all I learned in my profession "blowing in the wind."

I am now 2 months retired. It feels wonderful. What a relief. A life of good work and a retirement well deserved is how I see it. Please record me in the good book for July 1, 2016 :happy

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

Post by digarei » Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:32 am

Miriam2 wrote:[...] I retired.

The surprise to me was how difficult it was to retire after 35 years in my profession. Although I worked with a wonderful office and colleagues, I was always exhausted, my job was years of unremitting stress, often away from my family, and I really was burned-out. How could retiring be difficult, full of agony and angst?

Sometimes we become our work, our life is our work, we worked so hard to attain that profession - and retiring means we are getting older, we are leaving one life and beginning another, life is moving on and change is upon us. I was afraid of the change, of me and all I learned in my profession "blowing in the wind."

An exceptionally concise and heartfelt summation of what many have felt and some still feel.

This week marks one year since my own retirement.

I have not yet resolved the angst that I tried to expunge via posts on this forum a couple of months before my last day.

It's all right, though—I'm all right.

Now, we relearn to live our lives.

Someday, we will have to learn to die.

I said, someday. :wink:

congratulations on your recent retirement!
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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

Post by 22twain » Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:05 pm

Retiring at the end of this year, shortly before my 63rd birthday. Last day at work is Dec. 16. This is the beginning of our normal Christmas / New Year holiday break, so I won't actually feel like I'm retired until Jan. 2. :wink:
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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

Post by MikeF14 » Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:47 am

Hi Victoria,

I happily retired July 1 2016 and have been enjoying the past few months decompressing and doing things that I truly enjoy - gardening, local hikes, cycling, etc. Really excited to be past the daily grind and on to a daily discovery!

Take care,
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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

Post by david_that_guy » Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:17 am

Last day of work May 31, 2016

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

Post by basspond » Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:27 am

It's official. November 12th was the beginning of the rest/best of my life. Can't describe the relief, energy, peace, and excitement that I am feeling. Hope many more of you can join me soon!

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Post by midvilterry » Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:52 pm

"Graduating" December 30, 2016 and am so looking forward to the
next part of my journey. Thank you boglegheads for all your suggestions, comments
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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

Post by 22twain » Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:15 pm

[List updated on 11 Dec 2016 - see below.]
Last edited by 22twain on Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:12 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

Post by oldcomputerguy » Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:46 pm

VictoriaF wrote:
smartinwate wrote:Not sure I'm calling it "retirement" per se, but I am stepping down from my job of 36 years on December 16. May do some part time for them, and I'm not planning to draw from retirement accounts; does it still count as "retirement"?
Stepping down from a 36-year job qualifies as a retirement, regardless of whether you would be drawing money from retirement accounts. I added you to the list above.

Cheers,
Victoria
Follow-up: discussed with my superior, there's a better-than-even chance that it will be in my best interest to be officially "on staff" on Dec 31, so I agreed to remain until Jan 3. I guess this means I'll be in the Class of 2017, not 2016. Oh, well ...
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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

Post by retire57 » Sat Nov 19, 2016 2:09 pm

DH and I both graduated from slave-wagery this year - May 2016 for him. I still teach (online) but only when I feel like it. As far as I'm concerned, that makes me retired as well!

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Retirement Class of 2016 - COBRA benefit discovered

Post by informal guide » Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:08 pm

I retired from a long term financial services job January 31 of 2016, at just over 63 1/2. Talk about reduced stress! But on the other hand,I certainly have needed to and have enjoyed being proactive in business-related and social interactions.

I discovered a neat little health care quirk of my retirement date, courtesy of my former company's benefit specialist, relevant for me because my spouse is over 5 years younger than me. I (with my wife) continue to be eligible for my former company's fine health care plan under COBRA (Although I now pay full freight). When I turn 65, I will enroll in Medicare. The quirk is that my enrolling in medicare is defined for COBRA terms as a qualifying event, When I enroll in Medicare, it will restart the 18 month COBRA clock for my wife - so she will have 36 months of fine coverage before having to choose another option.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

Post by Dogbreath650 » Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:07 pm

31 Dec 2016 for me!!!

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

Post by gips » Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:22 pm

aug 25, 2016

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Re: Retirement Class of 2016 - COBRA benefit discovered

Post by Miriam2 » Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:44 pm

informal guide wrote:I retired from a long term financial services job January 31 of 2016, at just over 63 1/2. Talk about reduced stress! But on the other hand,I certainly have needed to and have enjoyed being proactive in business-related and social interactions. . . . I discovered a neat little health care quirk of my retirement date, courtesy of my former company's benefit specialist . . . under Cobra . . .
Sounds like you know a lot about finance and health care, Informal Guide. Looking forward to your informative posts!

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Post by informal guide » Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:05 pm

Thanks, Meriam!

But I haven't yet started the dive to understand Medicare signup and options (except for allthe $$ I;ve paid into it!) - -it will be my spring project!

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

Post by sergeant » Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:55 pm

May 1st for me. 32 years of service. Loved most every single day. I'm enjoying retirement even more, though sometimes miss the excitement when I hear of a critical incident.
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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

Post by mule » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:58 pm

Checking in retired April 30th, 2016. The time has went by so fast I can't believe it. I worked part time as I wanted too for a research center. I worked because I wanted to be around people not that I had to work. Lol

I helped a few ranchers of and on this summer also. I spent time at my small ranch and cabin and it was heaven. I haven't missed one day of work from a place I worked for 35 years. I missed a few people but that is about it. I go by the company building a lot and never have stopped since I left.

Retirement is priceless.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

Post by TimeRunner » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:26 pm

Countdown clock says 30 days to go tomorrow (ret date 12/30). Please Lord, Bring It On. :beer <--Champagne....
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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

Post by Suppertime » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:36 pm

Last day of work on 12/8/2016. Been working overseas, still have about half my net worth to exchange into dollars and wire to Vanguard. The recent election has set the dollar soaring and me scrambling to make sure I can retire with a much smaller nut. And then there's the ACA health insurance I just enrolled in.... Still, super excited!

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

Post by matjen » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:30 pm

As of today, I will be a proud member of the Class of 2016. Notice given today. Last day of work is 12/30/16. Just made it!
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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

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    Post by 22twain » Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:11 am

    Class of 2016 as of 31 Dec 2016

    Currently, 63 members.

    If you want to add yourself retroactively to the class of 2016, or correct an entry, please post in this thread. At some point I'll post an updated list if needed.

    01 Jan - nonurseorpurse
    10 Jan - Misenplace (56)
    20 Jan - Arichcrook
    31 Jan - informal guide (63)
    04 Feb - vested1 (63)
    26 Feb - TedSwippet (55)
    29 Feb - supalong52 (35)
    29 Feb - cornellbuds
    01 Mar - MP1233 (58)
    15 Mar - Beth*
    31 Mar - jimmd
    31 Mar - Ace1
    31 Mar - Joe Bladi-Blada (54)
    31 Mar - baa_10 (55)
    xx Apr - afauthentic (52)
    01 Apr - dowse (64)
    01 Apr - Bir48die
    01 Apr - Merlin (58)
    07 Apr - mikeydavis (53)
    30 Apr - mule
    xx May - retire57 DH
    xx xxx - retire57 (sort of :-) )
    xx May - Loon11 (66)
    01 May - krmann
    01 May - highercall (59)
    01 May - Nicolas (63)
    01 May - sargeant
    02 May - JPixafari (58)
    05 May - overwhelmed (64)
    31 May - david_that_guy
    31 May - Hawkeye5
    31 May - freedom66 (50)
    31 May - Brian 2016 (58)
    02 Jun - WildBill
    17 Jun - bowtie
    24 Jun - victorb (62)
    24 Jun - fourwaystreet (59)
    30 Jun - Sagenick48
    01 Jul - bap
    01 Jul - MikeF14
    01 Jul - Miriam2
    01 Jul - 2 bits (57)
    04 Jul - Escape Velocity
    05 Jul - NoNonsenseLandlord (56)
    07 Jul - dwickenh (61)
    29 Jul - invst65
    08 Aug - Will do good
    25 Aug - gips
    31 Aug - Pimmerman
    31 Aug - Small Law Survivor (65)
    31 Aug - StoneBob
    23 Sep - silvertop
    19 Oct - Lynette (72)
    12 Nov - basspond
    06 Dec - steve roy
    06 Dec - mindboggling (63)
    08 Dec - Suppertime
    16 Dec - 22twain (62)
    30 Dec - matjen
    30 Dec - midvilterry
    30 Dec - TimeRunner
    31 Dec - Buster65
    31 Dec - Dogbreath650
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    Post by Lynette » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:08 am

    I hope VictoriaF is OK. She does not seem to have posted since September.

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    Post by Kitty Telltales » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:24 am

    Posting for my husband Winnie who's retired as of December 15. He's not a Boglehead, yet, only passively through me. He's an ecologist and taught at a uni for over 40 years. This time last year he couldn't imagine himself retired, but the uni decided it for him.

    At the moment, he's outside communing with nature. He's practicing his golf swing and has spent holiday week studying up on golfing techniques.

    I never would have believed it a year ago.

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    Post by bowtie » Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:02 pm

    I too enjoy reading VictoriaF's posts on her travels, thoughts, etc.
    Congrats to the above poster's spouse even though it was not expected. Hope you will both enjoy.

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    Post by island » Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:25 pm

    Thanks for the updated list 22twain. I love it when retirees include their age; makes it more relevant for me as I consider when I will join the ranks.
    Congrats to all! :sharebeer

    Would be nice to see a 1 year "reunion" thread for each retirement class to hear how the classmates adjusted, spent their time, and if they have any pearls of wisdom to share for those that follow.
    Or longer than 1 year for past years.

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    Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

    Post by bcboy57 » Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:41 pm

    Today was my first day of retirement !
    So for lunch all I ate was cookies ! :D

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    Post by Miriam2 » Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:47 pm

    island wrote:Thanks for the updated list 22twain. I love it when retirees include their age; makes it more relevant for me as I consider when I will join the ranks.
    Must I reveal my age?? :shock: Ok, Forever 21 :D

    Yes, thank you 22twain for the updated list.

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    Post by island » Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:30 pm

    bcboy57 wrote:Today was my first day of retirement !
    So for lunch all I ate was cookies ! :D
    Hmmmm I believe that was my breakfast/lunch on Christmas Eve and I'm not even retired.
    Slacker. :happy :D :twisted:

    Congrats!

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    Post by bowtie » Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:45 pm

    Only cookies I have are those on my computer.
    Weren't you waiting for me to say that?
    But, it's true. :?

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    Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

    Post by fishandgolf » Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:51 pm

    Sort of a neophyte to this site, which by the way is outstanding.

    Retired in 2010 at age 56. Still enjoying that "less stress" life............

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    Post by mscout » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:05 am

    With DH officially retired (51) as of yesterday (3/3/2017) I decided to post. :happy My last day of work was Oct. 28, 2016 @ age 49.

    So thankful we found this forum and thankful, too, to the members for sharing your wisdom and advice and giving us the insight and courage to take the plunge. Reading the "do I have enough?" threads in addition to the threads where people said their only regret was "not retiring earlier" helped in our decision-making process.

    Retirement plans include travel, time spent outdoors and time with family.

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    Post by cfs » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:54 am

    mscout wrote: . . . DH officially retired (51) as of yesterday (3/3/2017) I decided to post. :happy My last day of work was Oct. 28, 2016 @ age 49 . . .
    This is a story of success [or is it a success story?]. Retired at ages 49 and 51, with a FULL life of enjoyment in front of you both! The best days are just ahead of you. God Bless YOU, your DH, and your family. Thanks for reading ~cfs~
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    Post by Miriam2 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:09 pm

    Victoria appears to be out on another adventure - she does retirement well :wink:
    Although she said this about her retirement in the Roll Call 2014 thread, so I am a little concerned . . .
    VictoriaF wrote:
    I have just returned from a wonderful trip that most of you would be horrified of . . . Life is exciting; caution be damned.
    :shock: :shock:
    22twain wrote:Class of 2016 as of 31 Dec 2016
    Here is the updated Retirement Graduation Class of 2016 - we have 64 graduates.

    Let us know if anyone was missed or if you want to add or correct an entry :happy

    01 Jan - nonurseorpurse
    10 Jan - Misenplace (56)
    20 Jan - Arichcrook
    31 Jan - informal guide (63)
    04 Feb - vested1 (63)
    26 Feb - TedSwippet (55)
    29 Feb - supalong52 (35)
    29 Feb - cornellbuds
    01 Mar - MP1233 (58)
    15 Mar - Beth*
    31 Mar - jimmd
    31 Mar - Ace1
    31 Mar - Joe Bladi-Blada (54)
    31 Mar - baa_10 (55)
    11 Apr - afauthentic (52)
    01 Apr - dowse (64)
    01 Apr - Bir48die
    01 Apr - Merlin (58)
    07 Apr - mikeydavis (53)
    30 Apr - mule (59)
    xx May - retire57 (sort of :-) )
    xx May - Loon11 (66) ??
    01 May - krmann
    01 May - highercall (59)
    01 May - Nicolas (63)
    01 May - sergeant
    02 May - Pixafari (58)
    05 May - overwhelmed (64)
    31 May - david_that_guy
    31 May - Hawkeye5
    31 May - freedom66 (50)
    31 May - Brian 2016 (58)
    02 Jun - WildBill
    17 Jun - bowtie
    24 Jun - victorb (62)
    24 Jun - fourwaystreet (59)
    30 Jun - Sagenick48
    01 Jul - bap
    01 Jul - MikeF14
    01 Jul - Miriam2 (forever 21)
    01 Jul - 2 bits (57)
    04 Jul - Escape Velocity
    05 Jul - NoNonsenseLandlord (56)
    07 Jul - dwickenh (61)
    29 Jul - invst65
    08 Aug - Will do good
    25 Aug - gips
    31 Aug - Pimmerman
    31 Aug - Small Law Survivor (65)
    31 Aug - StoneBob
    23 Sep - silvertop
    19 Oct - Lynette (72)
    28 Oct - mscout (49)
    12 Nov - basspond
    06 Dec - steve roy
    06 Dec - mindboggling (63)
    08 Dec - Suppertime
    16 Dec - 22twain (62)
    30 Dec - matjen
    30 Dec - midvilterry
    30 Dec - TimeRunner
    31 Dec - Buster65
    31 Dec - Dogbreath650
    31 Dec - bcboy57

    Congratulations to the Retirement Class of 2016! :sharebeer We're looking forward to retirement progress reports 8-)

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    Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

    Post by mscout » Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:19 am

    This is a story of success [or is it a success story?]. Retired at ages 49 and 51, with a FULL life of enjoyment in front of you both! The best days are just ahead of you. God Bless YOU, your DH, and your family. Thanks for reading ~cfs~
    Thank you cfs for the kind words and good wishes.

    Thank you Miriam2 for adding me to the roster.

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    Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

    Post by GCD » Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:23 pm

    I'm gonna belatedly join this class, not 2017. I retired from the federal government in August 2016 with the intention of returning to school and developing a post-retirement career. As my retirement income stream clarified, my wife and I looked at each other and said "what post-retirement career? Why bother?"

    I'm still in school for fun (dialed the pace back a bit though), but have no intention of working for pay ever again. Made that decision a couple months ago.

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    Post by HIinvestor » Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:43 pm

    H retired in 12/2012 and then was hired to work for an additional 6 months. Honestly I’m not sure when I “retired” or if I have. I started a nonprofit I love in 2007 and have been running it full time and now part time ever since. I am also engaged in public health organizations related to my nonprofit locally and nationally. I do it for love and even get some compensation that I put into a Backdoor Roth IRA.

    I have great flexibility in hours and how much or little I want to work. If I was going to volunteer, I’d be basically doing what I’m doing now. If I wanted to, I could close up everything with very little notice, but since I enjoy it, I have no plans to do so. We travel as much as we want and enjoy life. We don’t need my income but it’s nice to be compensated for work done—sometimes it’s more valued than “just volunteers.”

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    Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

    Post by cfs » Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:45 pm

    Miriam2 wrote:
    Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:09 pm
    . . . Here is the updated Retirement Graduation Class of 2016 - we have 64 graduates . . .
    Add another retiree to the list!
    GCD wrote:
    Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:23 pm
    . . . I'm gonna belatedly join this class, not 2017. I retired from the federal government in August 2016 . . .
    GCD, congratulations and welcome to the retirement class of 2016 !!!! Stay mentally and physically active, have a Merry Christmas, and thanks for reading.
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    Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

    Post by hale2 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:24 pm

    GCD wrote:
    Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:23 pm
    I'm gonna belatedly join this class, not 2017. I retired from the federal government in August 2016 with the intention of returning to school and developing a post-retirement career. As my retirement income stream clarified, my wife and I looked at each other and said "what post-retirement career? Why bother?"

    I'm still in school for fun (dialed the pace back a bit though), but have no intention of working for pay ever again. Made that decision a couple months ago.
    I retired in Oct 2016 and started working towards my next career. We soon realized that our finances were good and our life was much better without me working long days. Decided to fully retire and now spend more time with the family and some of our favorite charitable causes. Life is good.

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    Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

    Post by TimeRunner » Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:03 pm

    Fun to see this thread brought back to life. Retirement had a tough start in early 2017 due to family health issues, death on wife's side of family (and resultant prolonged executor duties), a health insurance FUBAR, and a few other issues. But as the year went on, those issues have worked towards resolution or were resolved, and good times, travel, a strong stock market, renewal of activities, progress on house honey-do's, etc, have ensued. I must say that after 37 years in the federal government, working for one agency starting in summer seasons in college, seasonally after college for six years, and later as a career track from near bottom to a high HQ level, it was a great journey but one that, upon 'finishing', I do not miss. I'll leave it at that.

    OK google, what's the weather tomorrow, I feel like surfing! 8-)
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    Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

    Post by Miriam2 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:26 pm

    The Official Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016 will be published after later :mrgreen: in case any other late-comers arrive.
    GCD wrote: I'm gonna belatedly join this class, not 2017.
    You're on the list! Let us know the date, and your age, if you choose.
    hale2 wrote: I retired in Oct 2016 and started working towards my next career. We soon realized that our finances were good and our life was much better without me working long days. Decided to fully retire and now spend more time with the family and some of our favorite charitable causes. Life is good.
    Congratulations and welcome to the Class of 2016! Please give us date and age if you wish.

    I understand fully your comment that "our life was much better without me working long days." There just comes a time when long hours of work take too much available life and simply sour what life we have left.

    Sounds like a wonderful retirement - more time with family and favorite charitable causes :happy

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    Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

    Post by cfs » Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:37 pm

    TimeRunner wrote:
    Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:03 pm
    . . . Fun to see this thread brought back to life . . .
    Yes, it is fun to come back to the retirement series from time to time [way much better than reading the same old "indexing goooood, active management baaaaad" conversations]. Already then, have a Merry Christmas and thanks for reading.
    ~ Member of the Active Retired Force since 2014 ~

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    Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

    Post by GCD » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:50 pm

    Miriam2 wrote:
    Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:26 pm
    The Official Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016 will be published after later :mrgreen: in case any other late-comers arrive.
    GCD wrote: I'm gonna belatedly join this class, not 2017.
    You're on the list! Let us know the date, and your age, if you choose. 8/31/2016, at the time it was 51.

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    Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

    Post by hale2 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:08 pm

    Miriam2 wrote:
    Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:26 pm
    The Official Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016 will be published after later :mrgreen: in case any other late-comers arrive.
    GCD wrote: I'm gonna belatedly join this class, not 2017.
    You're on the list! Let us know the date, and your age, if you choose.
    hale2 wrote: I retired in Oct 2016 and started working towards my next career. We soon realized that our finances were good and our life was much better without me working long days. Decided to fully retire and now spend more time with the family and some of our favorite charitable causes. Life is good.
    Congratulations and welcome to the Class of 2016! Please give us date and age if you wish.

    I understand fully your comment that "our life was much better without me working long days." There just comes a time when long hours of work take too much available life and simply sour what life we have left.

    Sounds like a wonderful retirement - more time with family and favorite charitable causes :happy
    I was 50 when I retired on 10/31.

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    Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

    Post by Miriam2 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:19 pm

    HIinvestor wrote: Honestly I’m not sure when I “retired” or if I have. I started a nonprofit I love in 2007 and have been running it full time and now part time ever since. I am also engaged in public health organizations related to my nonprofit locally and nationally. I do it for love and even get some compensation that I put into a Backdoor Roth IRA.

    I have great flexibility in hours and how much or little I want to work. If I was going to volunteer, I’d be basically doing what I’m doing now. If I wanted to, I could close up everything with very little notice, but since I enjoy it, I have no plans to do so. We travel as much as we want and enjoy life. We don’t need my income but it’s nice to be compensated for work done—sometimes it’s more valued than “just volunteers.”
    HIinvestor - see if this explanation of "retirement" helps 8-)

    The Retirement Roll Call uses Lady Victoria's definition of "retirement" = there is no strict definition :D

    According to the Lady, a Boglehead's inclusion in the Roll Call is based on self-reporting.

    In other words, if you feel you are retired, even though you are still busy, doing temporary work, training your poor replacements for your irreplaceable position, engaged in easy work or a hobby, paid or unpaid or underpaid - when you feel you have punched out of the rat race - then you are retired :D :D

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    Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

    Post by Miriam2 » Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:21 pm

    Here is the Newest Updated Retirement Graduation Class of 2016 = 66 graduates :beer

    Our youngest retiree is 35 (supalong52) 8-) and our oldest retiree is 72 (Lynette) :D

    01 Jan - nonurseorpurse
    10 Jan - Misenplace (56)
    20 Jan - Arichcrook
    31 Jan - informal guide (63)
    04 Feb - vested1 (63)
    26 Feb - TedSwippet (55)
    29 Feb - supalong52 (35)
    29 Feb - cornellbuds
    01 Mar - MP1233 (58)
    15 Mar - Beth*
    31 Mar - jimmd
    31 Mar - Ace1
    31 Mar - Joe Bladi-Blada (54)
    31 Mar - baa_10 (55)
    11 Apr - afauthentic (52)
    01 Apr - dowse (64)
    01 Apr - Bir48die
    01 Apr - Merlin (58)
    07 Apr - mikeydavis (53)
    30 Apr - mule (59)
    xx May - retire57
    xx May - Loon11 (66)
    01 May - krmann
    01 May - highercall (59)
    01 May - Nicolas (63)
    01 May - sergeant
    02 May - Pixafari (58)
    05 May - overwhelmed (64)
    31 May - david_that_guy
    31 May - Hawkeye5
    31 May - freedom66 (50)
    31 May - Brian 2016 (58)
    02 Jun - WildBill
    17 Jun - bowtie
    24 Jun - victorb (62)
    24 Jun - fourwaystreet (59)
    30 Jun - Sagenick48
    01 Jul - bap
    01 Jul - MikeF14
    01 Jul - Miriam2 (forever 21)
    01 Jul - 2 bits (57)
    04 Jul - Escape Velocity
    05 Jul - NoNonsenseLandlord (56)
    07 Jul - dwickenh (61)
    29 Jul - invst65
    08 Aug - Will do good
    25 Aug - gips
    31 Aug - GCD (51)
    31 Aug - Pimmerman
    31 Aug - Small Law Survivor (65)
    31 Aug - StoneBob
    23 Sep - silvertop
    19 Oct - Lynette (72)
    28 Oct - mscout (49)
    31 Oct - hale2 (50)
    12 Nov - basspond
    06 Dec - steve roy
    06 Dec - mindboggling (63)
    08 Dec - Suppertime
    16 Dec - 22twain (62)
    30 Dec - matjen
    30 Dec - midvilterry
    30 Dec - TimeRunner
    31 Dec - Buster65
    31 Dec - Dogbreath650
    31 Dec - bcboy57

    Congratulations to the Retirement Class of 2016! We're looking forward to retirement progress reports 8-)

    Let us know if anyone was missed or if you want to add or correct an entry.

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    Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

    Post by liberty53 » Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:11 am

    Retired 4/1/2016 at age 53.

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    Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

    Post by Miriam2 » Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:46 pm

    liberty53 wrote: Retired 4/1/2016 at age 53.
    Nice! We'll include you in the class! So what have you been up to these last 18 months?

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    Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

    Post by liberty53 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:07 pm

    I have been traveling, getting in shape (no more road warrior diet) and doing some volunteer work writing software. It has been pretty good so far.

    Thanks for asking :happy

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    Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2016!

    Post by GCD » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:20 pm

    liberty53 wrote:
    Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:07 pm
    I have been traveling, getting in shape (no more road warrior diet) and doing some volunteer work writing software. It has been pretty good so far.

    Thanks for asking :happy
    Congratulations. Getting back in shape has been one of my favorite parts of retirement.

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