Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

Post by NoMad18 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:05 am

I am joining the ranks of the “class of 2018” and plan to retire on December 28. I will be 56. The one more year syndrome and a sense of obligation to the company held me in place for several years, but it’s time to be done.

Congratulations to others who have retired, and to those who will join the ranks in 2018!

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

Post by kjsammy » Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:39 am

Miriam2 wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:27 am
David Jay wrote: It's going to be very close for 2018. . . . So don't sign me up yet, I will let you know if this becomes a December 31 retirement.
OK, keep us updated with your plans! We always enjoy seeing your cute yellow airplane :happy and of course, reading your sensible investment thoughts and advice 8-)
David Jay has recently given me a retirement literacy tutorial :D. It is just settling in my head that I can retire this year. If I do, the date would be September to reach an anniversary date and a bit better retirement benefits. Just need to let it bake in my head a bit.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

Post by Ikigai » Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:25 pm

After running the numbers 'til I couldn't see them anymore, then running them past the wonderful, insightful, and generous Boglehead crew, I've decided to take the plunge at 56. My date is Nov 1st. Only ~6 more months - people say "oh the time will fly," but it sure doesn't feel that way. I have so many better things to do.
I. Cannot. Wait.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

Post by cfs » Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:40 pm

Poster Ikigai said "I have so many better things to do."

I heard you LOUD and CLEAR !!!!

Good luck in your retirement, and just hang in there, the day will come.

Gracias por leer ~cfs~
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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

Post by NoMad18 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:34 pm

Ikigai wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:25 pm
After running the numbers 'til I couldn't see them anymore, then running them past the wonderful, insightful, and generous Boglehead crew, I've decided to take the plunge at 56. My date is Nov 1st. Only ~6 more months - people say "oh the time will fly," but it sure doesn't feel that way. I have so many better things to do.
I. Cannot. Wait.
Congratulations! Let us know how it goes!

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

Post by Miriam2 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:23 pm

NoMad18 wrote: I am joining the ranks of the “class of 2018” and plan to retire on December 28. I will be 56. The one more year syndrome and a sense of obligation to the company held me in place for several years, but it’s time to be done.

Congratulations to others who have retired, and to those who will join the ranks in 2018!
We'll add you to this Very Prestigious Class List. Congratulations on making your decision that it's time to be done! Not always an easy decision. Now you have the best of both worlds, good work and good retirement :happy

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

Post by Miriam2 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:37 pm

kjsammy wrote:
Miriam2 wrote:
David Jay wrote: It's going to be very close for 2018. . . . So don't sign me up yet, I will let you know if this becomes a December 31 retirement.
OK, keep us updated with your plans! We always enjoy seeing your cute yellow airplane :happy and of course, reading your sensible investment thoughts and advice 8-)
David Jay has recently given me a retirement literacy tutorial :D. It is just settling in my head that I can retire this year. If I do, the date would be September to reach an anniversary date and a bit better retirement benefits. Just need to let it bake in my head a bit.
Ok, when when it's done baking, let us know and we'll add you to this Retirement Roll Call 8-)

How come David Jay didn't give all the rest of us a retirement literacy tutorial :annoyed

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

Post by 45591 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:34 pm

Thankfully add me to the class of 2018. December 31st to be exact. 33 yrs in DoD. 21 yrs in AFRES. 57 yrs young. Home is paid off. Both Kids are on their own and successful (DR. & LEO). Retirement income figures look great. Life is grand. Spend your time in retirement wisely...you never know when your last day is...Good luck and fair skies to all.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

Post by NoMad18 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:28 am

Miriam2 wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:23 pm
NoMad18 wrote: I am joining the ranks of the “class of 2018” and plan to retire on December 28. I will be 56. The one more year syndrome and a sense of obligation to the company held me in place for several years, but it’s time to be done.

Congratulations to others who have retired, and to those who will join the ranks in 2018!
We'll add you to this Very Prestigious Class List. Congratulations on making your decision that it's time to be done! Not always an easy decision. Now you have the best of both worlds, good work and good retirement :happy
Thank you Miriam2!

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

Post by Miriam2 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:05 pm

45591 wrote: Thankfully add me to the class of 2018. December 31st to be exact. 33 yrs in DoD. 21 yrs in AFRES. 57 yrs young. Home is paid off. Both Kids are on their own and successful (DR. & LEO). Retirement income figures look great. Life is grand. Spend your time in retirement wisely...you never know when your last day is...Good luck and fair skies to all.
Thank you for your nice post! Welcome to the Bogleheads and welcome to the retirement class!

Taylor posted this earlier this year, about retiring at age 57:
Taylor wrote:

I retired 36 years ago at the age of 57. Unquestionably one of the best decisions of my life.

What's not to like when I can wake up each morning at any time I want, to do whatever I want, including conversations with my Boglehead friends such as this.

It's a beautiful life . . .

Best wishes,
Taylor
www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php? ... 0#p3726034

Taylor Larimore, now 94 years young 8-)

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

Post by Miriam2 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:22 pm

:D :D

"There's one thing I've always wanted to do before I quit. Retire."

(Groucho Marx in "Animal Crackers")

The Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2019 is now OPEN

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

Post by amp » Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:54 am

I've decided it's time. I'm planning to make Friday, July 13 my final day (which somehow seems appropriate). I'll be 47.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

Post by cfs » Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:15 pm

amp wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:54 am
. . . I'm planning to make Friday, July 13 my final day . . .
This is going to be a great Friday 13th!

Good luck in your retirement, and please stay mentally and physically active.

Gracias por leer ~cfs~
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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

Post by incowtown » Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:07 pm

I turned 55 this month and turned in my paperwork to retire June 30.

My first ever multi-week vacation is scheduled for August 8-)

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

Post by Miriam2 » Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:26 pm

incowtown wrote: I turned 55 this month and turned in my paperwork to retire June 30.
My first ever multi-week vacation is scheduled for August 8-)
Congratulations incowtown! You're on THE LIST!

Your "first ever multi-week vacation" sounds divine 8-) Victoria always says, "In retirement, great trips are the highest priority." Where are you going and what will you do if you ever come back?

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

Post by amp » Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:52 pm

cfs wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:15 pm
amp wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:54 am
. . . I'm planning to make Friday, July 13 my final day . . .
This is going to be a great Friday 13th!

Good luck in your retirement, and please stay mentally and physically active.

Gracias por leer ~cfs~
Thank you, cfs. I appreciate the kind words.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

Post by incowtown » Tue May 01, 2018 12:27 am

Miriam2 wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:26 pm
incowtown wrote: I turned 55 this month and turned in my paperwork to retire June 30.
My first ever multi-week vacation is scheduled for August 8-)
Congratulations incowtown! You're on THE LIST!

Your "first ever multi-week vacation" sounds divine 8-) Victoria always says, "In retirement, great trips are the highest priority." Where are you going and what will you do if you ever come back?
2 weeks in the UK (mostly London) and a 7-day northern European cruise.

When I get back I'll start planning my 2019 trip to Scotland, Ireland, and ????

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

Post by remomnyc » Fri May 11, 2018 9:02 pm

After only one OMY (one more year), which was a really miserable year, I did it Next week is my final week. My co-workers have remarked they've never seen me so happy. My want to do list keeps getting longer and longer. I feel like I could be busier without a job than with one!

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

Post by Big Dog » Fri May 11, 2018 9:19 pm

I was told last Tuesday that I'm joining the class. :|

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

Post by remomnyc » Fri May 11, 2018 9:40 pm

Big Dog wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 9:19 pm
I was told last Tuesday that I'm joining the class. :|
Ah, Big Dog. Was it completely unexpected? Are you prepared?

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

Post by Big Dog » Fri May 11, 2018 10:47 pm

we'll be ok remommyc. thanks for asking

There was a lot of discontent and management upheaval last year, so everyone has been on borrowed time, so to speak. Exiting a year or two earlier than I had planned, but such is life. Will actively look for a senior level job, but with ageism being what it is, not sure how successful I will be. But hey, the upside is that I have an extra couple years for Roth conversions! :greedy

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

Post by Miriam2 » Sat May 12, 2018 9:48 pm

remomnyc wrote: After only one OMY (one more year), which was a really miserable year, I did it Next week is my final week. My co-workers have remarked they've never seen me so happy. My want to do list keeps getting longer and longer. I feel like I could be busier without a job than with one!
remomnyc - Congratulations on making it through One More Year :beer Your last week will sail by, enjoy your retirement well-wishes, say your good-byes - and good riddances :P - then tell the boss you're punching out and looking forward to a well-deserved retirement.

We can't wait for your To-Do List :D

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

Post by bayview » Tue May 15, 2018 6:58 pm

Miriam2 wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:51 pm
Rolling out the updated roster for the Great Retirement Class of 2018.

"At the corner of retired and happy" are 12 lucky graduates :beer ...


Upcoming graduates - :!: ...
__ ___ MnD
__ ___ TinyTim (70)
__ ___ bayview
__ ___ Sparky1500

On Retirement Permahold 8-)
TheTimeLord (class of 2014/2015/2016/2017/2018 . . to infinity and beyond! . . )

Updates :?: Let us know your retirement date and if you choose, your age.
Looks like 12/22/2018 for me! I turn 64 in October. We'll figure it out, one way or another!

17 more paychecks (and TSP deposits) for meeee...
The continuous execution of a sound strategy gives you the benefit of the strategy. That's what it's all about. --Rick Ferri

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

Post by noobogle » Wed May 16, 2018 12:22 pm

Does it count if I’m going to be a stay at home parent starting June 2018?

We’ve hit our numbers but my spouse is planning to enjoy the work gig for a few more years. I can’t complain since it’s nice to have the healthcare and it pads our numbers.

I’m in my late 30s now so perhaps this might be like a test run and I'll reevaluate as the kid gets older. But it’s nice to feel like I don’t have to.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

Post by Darth Xanadu » Wed May 16, 2018 1:16 pm

remomnyc wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 9:02 pm
After only one OMY (one more year), which was a really miserable year, I did it Next week is my final week. My co-workers have remarked they've never seen me so happy. My want to do list keeps getting longer and longer. I feel like I could be busier without a job than with one!
Good for you, and congratulations!
My friends said stick to your guns, but instead I just got stuck.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

Post by MichDad » Wed May 16, 2018 6:11 pm

bayview wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 6:58 pm

17 more paychecks (and TSP deposits) for meeee...
Bayview,

Don't stay on the job if making TSP contributions is your only hurdle. I retired on March 31st and compressed my full $24,500 in TSP contributions into the eight pay periods I had in 2018. If you'd like, you can accelerate your TSP contributions. The biggest downside is you'll not receive the government match for the full year.

Welcome to the retirement club! So far, I'm far busier than I thought I'd be.

MichDad

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

Post by cfs » Wed May 16, 2018 6:50 pm

bayview wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 6:58 pm
. . . Looks like 12/22/2018 for me . . .
- - - - Congratulations, welcome to the Active Retired Force.
noobogle wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 12:22 pm
. . . Does it count if I’m going to be a stay at home parent starting June 2018 . . .
- - - - Yes it count, congratulations, welcome to the Active Retired Force.

Have FUN in your retirement, stay mentally and physically active, y gracias por leer ~cfs~
~ Member of the Active Retired Force, portfolio withdrawal and spending rate 1.7% ~

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

Post by J295 » Thu May 17, 2018 2:11 am

In 2013 transitioned to part time, to kinda part time, to hardly any time. Now in 2018 officially no time = retired. The glide path worked well for us. Now age 58.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

Post by Miriam2 » Sat May 19, 2018 12:02 pm

J295 wrote: In 2013 transitioned to part time, to kinda part time, to hardly any time. Now in 2018 officially no time = retired. The glide path worked well for us. Now age 58.
J295, nice glidepath to retired 8-) Now you can take off and soar. What are your plans?

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

Post by David Jay » Sat May 19, 2018 2:41 pm

Miriam2 wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:37 pm
kjsammy wrote:
Miriam2 wrote:
David Jay wrote: It's going to be very close for 2018. . . . So don't sign me up yet, I will let you know if this becomes a December 31 retirement.
OK, keep us updated with your plans! We always enjoy seeing your cute yellow airplane :happy and of course, reading your sensible investment thoughts and advice 8-)
David Jay has recently given me a retirement literacy tutorial :D. It is just settling in my head that I can retire this year. If I do, the date would be September to reach an anniversary date and a bit better retirement benefits. Just need to let it bake in my head a bit.
Ok, when when it's done baking, let us know and we'll add you to this Retirement Roll Call 8-)

How come David Jay didn't give all the rest of us a retirement literacy tutorial :annoyed
For those who care: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=246393
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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

Post by Miriam2 » Sat May 19, 2018 3:49 pm

Miriam2 wrote:
kjsammy wrote:
Miriam2 wrote:
David Jay wrote: It's going to be very close for 2018. . . . So don't sign me up yet, I will let you know if this becomes a December 31 retirement.
OK, keep us updated with your plans! We always enjoy seeing your cute yellow airplane :happy and of course, reading your sensible investment thoughts and advice 8-)
David Jay has recently given me a retirement literacy tutorial :D. It is just settling in my head that I can retire this year. If I do, the date would be September to reach an anniversary date and a bit better retirement benefits. Just need to let it bake in my head a bit.
Ok, when when it's done baking, let us know and we'll add you to this Retirement Roll Call 8-)
How come David Jay didn't give all the rest of us a retirement literacy tutorial :annoyed
David Jay wrote: For those who care: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=246393
Oh is this a great Retirement Literacy Tutorial!

David Jay has 3 terrific retirement planning threads - he really has his act together 8-)

Bogleheads retiring in the next two years might want to read these threads as helpful roadmaps for the Retirement Adventure.

Retirement Plan Review Please
Two Years to Retirement-Please Review and comment (1 Year update)
Roth conversions after start of SS benefits for low expense couples92018 version)

Thank you David Jay for your Retirement Literacy Tutorial and these very helpful threads :D

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2018!

Post by David Jay » Sat May 19, 2018 5:30 pm

Miriam2 wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 3:49 pm
Thank you David Jay for your Retirement Literacy Tutorial and these very helpful threads :D
I’m scheduled for the Class of 2019, so I have been “studying up” on a lot of this stuff.
Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future - Niels Bohr | To get the "risk premium", you really do have to take the risk - nisiprius

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