Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2019!

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Miriam2
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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2019!

Post by Miriam2 » Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:44 pm

TravelforFun wrote: . . . I've splurged on trips. So far in four months, we've done: Puerto Vallarta, France and Belgium, Seattle, and Southern California. We live in TX.. . .
David Jay wrote: Quick update - we have spent 14 weeks away from home since retiring in January. Most of that was a 10 week RV (pickup and 5th wheel) trip to Seattle from our home in Michigan. We “played” so hard it was a joy to get home and relax.
Wow! jet-setting road-rocking retirees! Many thanks for the interesting updates 8-) perhaps it's now time for a little of this --

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Post by pfree » Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:04 am

I'm down to 4 more work days now that the President gave us the 24th off. Last day is the 31st. Movers coming Jan 2 and then I'm off to
Charleston SC. Spend a few days setting up my new apartment then off to Florida to visit family. After that...well who knows... :happy :happy

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2019!

Post by kjsammy » Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:53 pm

Miriam2 wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:16 pm
kjsammy wrote: . . . Since the winter weather has arrived I sometimes think I am not using my time well.
I think I need to read on the phone less and books more.
Here's a nice warm snuggle-y idea for winter reading from Boglehead Peppers :D
peppers wrote:
Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:03 pm
On these cold and blustery winter nights, I like to make a nice hot cup of hazelnut coffee, get a warm blanket and snuggle up on the couch and peruse the latest IRS publications. 'Tis the season....
Ok, laughed out loud. You have a great sense of humor and are perfect for the roll calls Miriam.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2019!

Post by Miriam2 » Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:18 pm

pfree wrote: I'm down to 4 more work days now that the President gave us the 24th off. Last day is the 31st. Movers coming Jan 2 and then I'm off to Charleston SC. Spend a few days setting up my new apartment then off to Florida to visit family. After that...well who knows... :happy :happy
Welcome to this Exciting 2019 Retirement Roll Call, pfree :happy You're on the list, just a few more days to go. Got all your paperwork into the proper offices?

Now you're really truckin, pfree - retire on Dec. 31, party all night New Years Eve, finish packing Jan. 1, then movers come Jan 2, travel to Charleston and spend a few days settling into new apartment, then off to Florida to visit family - by around Jan 8 (?). You don't waste time!

Enjoy your new retirement home, stay healthy and wealthy, and keep us posted on what you're up to in retirement. 8-)

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Post by Castanea_d. » Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:34 pm

TravelforFun, thank you for the Sage Advice. My wife's medical card arrived yesterday, thanks in part to two more phone calls with gentle reminders to the Powers That Be.

I played my last church service this morning; Christmas Lessons and Carols, so there was lots of music. Friends helped me carry the last boxes out of my office, and I am done. My remaining two "work" days:
- Monday, my normal Day Off
- Tuesday, a Day of Vacation :D
Then, Happy New Year!

We have an appointment with a real estate agent tomorrow morning and four houses to visit.
Peppers (and Miriam) - that was good about snuggling up with IRS publications. Sigh. I downloaded them yesterday, and will be doing exactly that.

pfree, congratulations! I am glad that there are two of us at the Back of the 2019 Parade. Best wishes to you in your retirement. I love Charleston! What a great place to live!

Miriam, as always thank you for the kind words. I used to have some Joplin under my fingers; I'll have to dust it off and see if I can still play it. Great stuff!

Happy New Year to all.

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Post by RUsure » Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:39 pm

I turned 60 this year -- and surprise, my contract was not renewed, so I am done. Well, at least for now. It wasn't a total shock and I had been ready -- but not ready -- to hang it up after many years of self-employment. So I am putting myself down for the Class of 2019. The only party being thrown in my honor is right here :D. (The price of being a teleworker.) Happy New Decade to us all!!

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Post by triggertreat » Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:37 pm

As 2019 comes to a close I would like to wish all the class members a very HAPPY NEW YEARS.

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Post by Miriam2 » Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:11 pm

RUsure wrote: I turned 60 this year -- and surprise, my contract was not renewed, so I am done. Well, at least for now. It wasn't a total shock and I had been ready -- but not ready -- to hang it up after many years of self-employment. So I am putting myself down for the Class of 2019.
Congratulations on being un-renewed and now part of this Great Retirement Class!
RUsure wrote:The only party being thrown in my honor is right here :D. (The price of being a teleworker.) Happy New Decade to us all!!
And wow, can we throw a party!! :D And you know, when you're retired, you can party all year :sharebeer

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Post by Miriam2 » Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:19 pm

Here is the end-of-the-year Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2019!

We have 79 very happy graduates who punched out of the rat race!

Our youngest retiree is PhysicianOnFIRE at age 43, who nudged out Vagabondette at age 44 :wink:

Our oldest retiree is Goodmand3 at age 75, ahead of Chevre at age 69 8-)

Our most senior retiree is Cipro, who joined this wonderful Bogleheads.org forum on Nov. 24, 2007, only 9 months after it was founded on Feb. 19, 2007. Cipro's portfolio is truly a masterpiece to behold :D

Congratulations to our Graduates! We wish you a long, enjoyable retirement.
01 Jan - Tzoellner (60)
02 Jan - bhsince87
05 Jan - Canoesmith
09 Jan - JonnyBeRetired (56)
11 Jan - Tycoon (55)
15 Jan - David Jay (62)
15 Jan - cyclist (62)
__ Jan - doneat53
__ Jan - Osprey
__ Jan - cogitan

01 Feb - dskelcy (62)
01 Feb - CFOKevin (58)
15 Feb - falconsfan (60)

29 Mar - Xelah (58)
29 Mar - bluelight (62)
__ Mar - Kcr8n (60)
__ Mar - Amirbb (62)

01 Apr - Tracker968
05 Apr - kacang
05 Apr - MLColorado (65)
30 Apr - BoomXer (61)
__ Apr - oldmotos (64)

10 May - Vagabondette (44)
10 May - DartThrower
16 May - saddle_tramp
17 May - K72
17 May - sf64 (54)
31 May - dknightd
31 May - L8rboys (60)
31 May - kjsammy (65)

01 Jun - OregonDucksFan (49)
25 Jun - Goodmand3 (75)
26 Jun - nesdog (65)
28 Jun - peppers
28 Jun - pennywise
28 Jun - jimmyq (52)
__ Jun - Luv2Perform
__ Jun - psrobinson (67)
__ Jun - Rick60
__ Jun - retired redhead
__ Jun - Alaska_Skeeter (62)
__ Jun/Jul - Zonian59 (60)

01 Jul - walterbird
01 Jul - lacseul (67)
01 Jul - jdv01
04 Jul - Cardinalsfan (60)
05 Jul - frugalminded
07 Jul - Lakinui
10 Jul - GeMoney (55)
11 Jul - Bronco Billy
26 Jul - peetsperk (62)
__ Jul - MROCTOBER (62)
__ Jul - Barsoom (60)
__ Jul - Spindrift (57)

12 Aug - PhysicianOnFIRE (43)
15 Aug - mjadas (46)
16 Aug - TravelforFun (67)
16 Aug - 3504PIR
__ Aug - spearo
__ Aug - dayzero
__ Aug - soundwave (66)

06 Sep - wamom
30 Sep - Cipro
__ Sep - Barefootgirl
__ Sep - Punta Cana DR (57)

17 Oct - 4nursebee

01 Nov - triggertreat (64)
08 Nov - macsen (62)
21 Nov - chevre (69)

13 Dec - Rus In Urbe
13 Dec - MarkBarb
18 Dec - DJN (64)
27 Dec - user9532 (63)
30 Dec - eldinerocheapo
31 Dec - Castanea_d (mid-60's)
31 Dec - pfree
31 Dec - RUsure (60)
__ Dec - InMyDreams
__ retire2022 (62?)

The Infinity Retirement Class :wink:
TheTimeLord (class of 2014/2015/2016/2017/2018/2019 . . to infinity and beyond! . . )


Let me know if you wish to be added to this Awesome Retirement Roll Call.
:sharebeer

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2019!

Post by InMyDreams » Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:32 am

Miriam2 wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:19 pm
__ Dec - InMyDreams
31 Dec 2019 - InMyDreams, tho the last day worked was the 29th.

Now, the pension/annuity checks were supposed to start today. Hopefully they'll be there tomorrow?

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Post by RUsure » Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:34 pm

Congratulations on being un-renewed and now part of this Great Retirement Class!
RUsure wrote:The only party being thrown in my honor is right here :D. (The price of being a teleworker.) Happy New Decade to us all!!
And wow, can we throw a party!! :D And you know, when you're retired, you can party all year :sharebeer

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Thanks for the great party and for your good wishes, Miriam2!!

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Post by dknightd » Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:36 pm

so far like being retired :)

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Post by eldinerocheapo » Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:57 pm

Well, it's been several days, and I'm lining up accounts to begin meeting retirement expenses for the long haul. Luckily, my DW will work a few more years for the medical so we have a lot of bases covered. I know people retire every day, but I had no idea how emotional it would get with staff and fellow managers at the retirement party. My company was great about everything, and even though I'm retired, I still feel like I'm supposed to show up for work on Monday. Guess security would have something to say about that.

Did any of you feel like you jumped off a cliff when you walked out the door? Right now, I'm more sad than happy, and this is totally unexpected.

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Post by Zonian59 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:08 pm

Miriam2,

Thanks for your encouragements and Happy New Year!

I'd like to update my retirement month to August 2019.
That was the month I commenced by megacorp retirement pension and received first pension check in September.
Turning 60 in 2019 and receiving pension retirement checks I now feel qualified to say "I am retired".
(Actually not completely as I am still holding down the caregiving duties for my 94-year-old mother.)

Cashflow is a little more comfortable now with the monthly pension check.
Finally rolled over my 401k to IRA at Schwab and consolidated some accounts.
Beginning in 2020 will be restructuring overall portfolio, updating estate plans, doing some long neglected home repairs, decluttering and downsizing (as a retirement hobby?), and perhaps some travel, etc.
Also have lots of rethinking to do in preparation of reaching that milestone age 65 forward.

As they say, "Onward and Upward!" (in the Boglehead manner and spirit.)

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Post by 9Iron » Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:55 pm

My last day of work was 10/4. One of the best decisions I ever made. So far, everything is going according to plan.

I should have done it earlier! :happy

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Post by Miriam2 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:41 pm

9Iron wrote: My last day of work was 10/4. One of the best decisions I ever made. So far, everything is going according to plan.

I should have done it earlier! :happy
Way to go, 9Iron! "Should have done it earlier" - well, at least you didn't do it later! We'll add you to the roster.

But wait, now we have a conundrum . . . . .

We have already awarded Cipro the Most Coveted Award of The Most Senior Boglehead of this 2019 Retirement Class, since Cipro joined this fabulous Bogleheads.org forum on Nov. 24, 2007, a mere 9 months after it was formed on Feb. 19, 2007 . . . . and now we have 9Iron who joined this forum on Feb. 23, 2007, a mere 4 days after it was formed . . . .

Well, quite frankly, anyone who was fortunate enough to have found and joined this forum in 2007 deserves this Most Coveted Award - and so you both win the Award and both your portfolios are deemed truly a Masterpiece to Behold :D

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Post by Miriam2 » Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:29 pm

eldinerocheapo wrote: Well, it's been several days, and I'm lining up accounts to begin meeting retirement expenses for the long haul. Luckily, my DW will work a few more years for the medical so we have a lot of bases covered. I know people retire every day, but I had no idea how emotional it would get with staff and fellow managers at the retirement party. My company was great about everything, and even though I'm retired, I still feel like I'm supposed to show up for work on Monday. Guess security would have something to say about that.
Thank you for your retirement R-day update and yes, we understand how emotional it can get at a retirement party . . . after all, when you work at a good job with a good employer with good staff and co-workers for a long time, they become your work family. And when you leave that secure work family, it's like leaving home to go to college, to go into the military, to make a move somewhere, all new and untried and untested.
eldinerocheapo wrote:Did any of you feel like you jumped off a cliff when you walked out the door? Right now, I'm more sad than happy, and this is totally unexpected.
Yes, that's exactly how I felt. Leaving my wonderful job was emotionally upsetting, all my good talents :mrgreen: going to waste, all that education and experience and now poof! gone into retirement :(

But . . . this only lasted a few weeks and before you know it, you'll be light as a feather without all that work stress hanging over you :D

After all, retirement is simply a phase of life and we make it the best we can.

Congratulations eldinerocheapo! We wish you a long enjoyable retirement.

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Post by TheTimeLord » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:35 pm

TheTimeLord wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:41 pm
I plan on becoming a stay home spouse in 2019, but first I am going to try some modifications to my work schedule going into the 4th quarter of 2018. Still working on how to max out life.
Wow, what a great year 2019 was for investors. In dollar terms, my investable assets increased by the largest annual amount to date. I achieved my number and things just kept going. As a result, I am sitting at an asset level that I had never modeled for or considered. I am beyond the realm of known space so to speak. It occurs to me there are financial possibilities available I have never considered because I viewed them as unattainable. So I am delaying my retirement indefinitely until I get my bearings in this uncharted land (could be a month, could be a decade). I won't say it was an easy decision to continue working into 2020 (took about 2 months to decide) but it is one that is supported by my spouse and all but one dissenting friend (always good to hear a different viewpoint). I look forward to the adventure 2020 and beyond has in store for me. And as always to Infinity and Beyond!

8-)
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Post by EddyB » Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:49 am

TheTimeLord wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:35 pm
TheTimeLord wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:41 pm
I plan on becoming a stay home spouse in 2019, but first I am going to try some modifications to my work schedule going into the 4th quarter of 2018. Still working on how to max out life.
Wow, what a great year 2019 was for investors. In dollar terms, my investable assets increased by the largest annual amount to date. I achieved my number and things just kept going. As a result, I am sitting at an asset level that I had never modeled for or considered. I am beyond the realm of known space so to speak. It occurs to me there are financial possibilities available I have never considered because I viewed them as unattainable. So I am delaying my retirement indefinitely until I get my bearings in this uncharted land (could be a month, could be a decade). I won't say it was an easy decision to continue working into 2020 (took about 2 months to decide) but it is one that is supported by my spouse and all but one dissenting friend (always good to hear a different viewpoint). I look forward to the adventure 2020 and beyond has in store for me. And as always to Infinity and Beyond!

8-)
I admire your ability to use every conceivable justification for a decision that requires no justification.

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Post by TheTimeLord » Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:19 am

EddyB wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:49 am
TheTimeLord wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:35 pm
TheTimeLord wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:41 pm
I plan on becoming a stay home spouse in 2019, but first I am going to try some modifications to my work schedule going into the 4th quarter of 2018. Still working on how to max out life.
Wow, what a great year 2019 was for investors. In dollar terms, my investable assets increased by the largest annual amount to date. I achieved my number and things just kept going. As a result, I am sitting at an asset level that I had never modeled for or considered. I am beyond the realm of known space so to speak. It occurs to me there are financial possibilities available I have never considered because I viewed them as unattainable. So I am delaying my retirement indefinitely until I get my bearings in this uncharted land (could be a month, could be a decade). I won't say it was an easy decision to continue working into 2020 (took about 2 months to decide) but it is one that is supported by my spouse and all but one dissenting friend (always good to hear a different viewpoint). I look forward to the adventure 2020 and beyond has in store for me. And as always to Infinity and Beyond!

8-)
I admire your ability to use every conceivable justification for a decision that requires no justification.
It doesn't but since I feel like I am going against the grain of the site I did.
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