Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2020!

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2020!

Post by Miriam2 » Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:07 am

bookworm wrote: Planning to retire May 1, 2020 at age 59 with nearly 39 years at megacorp. On a good day, I enjoy my job, and am a bit sad to be leaving but have a pretty long list of things I want to do while my wife and I are still healthy...
Hi Bookworm! Congratulations on your upcoming retirement :happy "A bit sad to be leaving" - yes, after 39 years with a job you enjoy it's emotionally difficult to leave your work family and move out into the great beyond. But you're going to enjoy it so much you'll be surprised how quickly the urge to go into the office fades!

Hope this next chapter in your life is wonderful and you accomplish all the dream-packed ventures on your list!

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2020!

Post by Miriam2 » Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:13 pm

Mezpi1 wrote: Retirement date 1/1/2020. 33 years 8 months with Mega Corp and overall 52 years in workforce, paying into social security since age 14. Started as a busboy a Denny’s. Age 66 right now. Late start at serious saving & investing, but have enough to walk away from workforce with no interest in punching the clock again. I am riding out remaining 2019 with vacation time, and already taken a couple of 7 day road trips around the country. Several coworkers still hanging on past age 66 and beyond, but so glad I got out with my health. Best wishes to all 8-).
Wow Mezpi1 :!: "paying into social security since age 14" - lol! Well, we can have confidence in our social security administration if they got all your earnings accurate all the way back then! "Started as a busboy at Denny's" - lol! I worked as a waitress at a Denny's in high school, made good money and gained valuable life experience.

Almost 34 years with Mega Corp - yup, time to walk away from the time clock and punch out!

Hope you continue to enjoy your trips around the country. Victoria has always said: "In retirement, great trips are the highest priority." Please keep us posted on your retirement adventures :happy

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2020!

Post by Outafter20 » Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:31 pm

I posted earlier in the thread that my retirement date would be June 30, 2020. However, my bosses are coercing me to stay so I might push back my retirement date to June 30, 2021.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2020!

Post by Miriam2 » Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:12 am

Outafter20 wrote: I posted earlier in the thread that my retirement date would be June 30, 2020. However, my bosses are coercing me to stay so I might push back my retirement date to June 30, 2021.
Thank you for the update, Outafter20 - let me know when you make the Big Decision and we'll re-boot you :wink:

Hmm, the "bosses are coercing" you to stay. How much are they gonna pay you :greedy - whoops I know it's not just the money, so - how important is it to your inner self and your family and your retirement future to continue working?

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2020!

Post by Outafter20 » Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:15 am

Miriam2 wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:12 am
Outafter20 wrote: I posted earlier in the thread that my retirement date would be June 30, 2020. However, my bosses are coercing me to stay so I might push back my retirement date to June 30, 2021.
Thank you for the update, Outafter20 - let me know when you make the Big Decision and we'll re-boot you :wink:

Hmm, the "bosses are coercing" you to stay. How much are they gonna pay you :greedy - whoops I know it's not just the money, so - how important is it to your inner self and your family and your retirement future to continue working?
Staying the extra year allows me to save a little more and boost my pension as well. I just turned 47 so an extra year won't kill me. However, four bad days in a row there won't be a fifth.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2020!

Post by Miriam2 » Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:36 pm

staustin wrote: how i love this thread....!!! so inspiring. I'm likely in the class of 2021. meantime i'll live vicariously through this thread a little longer. Congratulations to you all. :beer
Before you know it, you'll be lit up in neon lights in the Great Retirement Class of 2021 :D (remind me in case I forget :mrgreen:

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2020!

Post by NearlyRetired » Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:09 pm

Originally it was to be mid Aug 2019, but I was asked to stay a little longer, so I did.

That turned out to a good move, because I found this forum at around the same time :) , and have learned a great deal since then from all you wonderful BH's, not least all the tools I was pointed to which helped convince me I could actually afford do it (and sleep easy)!

So, my last day of paid work will be 31 Jan 2020 :D and I'll be 58 so beating the 60 deadline I set myself when I started working all those years ago.

I plan to travel a bit with my DW and spend more time with her and my grandson, as well as spending more time volunteering. Other than that I have no plans, save to see what any given day gives and decide accordingly 8-)
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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2020!

Post by blahblahsunshine » Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:38 pm

June 1st 2020 or earlier depending on how things go. Age 49 regardless.

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Post by Miriam2 » Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:58 pm

NearlyRetired wrote: Originally it was to be mid Aug 2019, but I was asked to stay a little longer, so I did.

That turned out to a good move, because I found this forum at around the same time :) , and have learned a great deal since then from all you wonderful BH's, not least all the tools I was pointed to which helped convince me I could actually afford do it (and sleep easy)!

So, my last day of paid work will be 31 Jan 2020 :D and I'll be 58 so beating the 60 deadline I set myself when I started working all those years ago.

I plan to travel a bit with my DW and spend more time with her and my grandson, as well as spending more time volunteering. Other than that I have no plans, save to see what any given day gives and decide accordingly 8-)
Welcome, NearlyRetired! You're included on this Splendid Retirement Roll Call. Will you then be known as NewlyRetired?

Very nice of you to share your journey to retirement with us :happy and thank goodness the Bogleheads helped you figure out your finances. Always good to retire with more confidence than worry.

We wish you many good years of wonderful retirement experiences.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2020!

Post by bampf » Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:10 pm

Not ready yet, but getting closer every day. Congrats to those that get to declare that they won the game and the game is over. Well done! Well done indeed!

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2020!

Post by El Greco » Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:24 am

At the suggestion of my dear wife, independence day will actually be on Independence Day, July 4, 2020. I will be 65. Huzzah! :D

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Post by Miriam2 » Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:38 pm

El Greco wrote: At the suggestion of my dear wife, independence day will actually be on Independence Day, July 4, 2020. I will be 65. Huzzah! :D
About time you listened to your dear wife, El Greco! You're on this exciting list :D

There's nothing like an Independence Day double independence. Congratulations and we look forward to hearing what you have planned.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2020!

Post by PartIrish » Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:49 pm

January 1, 2020 will be my first official day of retirement.

My daughter gives me a year before I am back to doing something for pay; she seems to think I'm not the 'stay retired' type.

We'll see.

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Post by Miriam2 » Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:26 pm

blahblahsunshine wrote: June 1st 2020 or earlier depending on how things go. Age 49 regardless.
Ok nice, we have you on the Roll Call and let us know if your dates change :happy

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2020!

Post by Miriam2 » Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:21 pm

PartIrish wrote: January 1, 2020 will be my first official day of retirement.
My daughter gives me a year before I am back to doing something for pay; she seems to think I'm not the 'stay retired' type.
We'll see.
Today is the day, PartIrish! You are now officially part of the Active Retired Force :happy

Let us know who wins the retirement bet, you or your daughter. Meanwhile, what retirement plans do you have?

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Post by gamboolman » Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:16 am

We are now in our "OMY" year and plan to retire in 2020.

Aiming to retire 31-Dec-20 but can before hand if need be, or if the environment becomes untenable.

We had aimed for end of 2019 but life happened.....

We have reached our financial goal and the feeling of having reached "The Number" is a really good one.

The stress level and blood pressure have come way down just knowing that I can submit the paperwork anytime.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2020!

Post by PartIrish » Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:57 pm

Miriam2 wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:21 pm
PartIrish wrote: January 1, 2020 will be my first official day of retirement.
My daughter gives me a year before I am back to doing something for pay; she seems to think I'm not the 'stay retired' type.
We'll see.
Today is the day, PartIrish! You are now officially part of the Active Retired Force :happy

Let us know who wins the retirement bet, you or your daughter. Meanwhile, what retirement plans do you have?
Thank you, Miriam2. Plans for the first half of the year include:

1. Prepare our current home for sale, and put it on the market. We currently own two residences in two different states, which is one too many.

2. Sort out the remainder of our financial plan, which will be disproportionately heavy on the taxable brokerage side once the house is sold. I will be seeking BH input on that when the time comes!

3. For the first few months, I will be available by agreement with my former organization to advise the new director. I trained my successor well, but the organization wanted me to be "on call" for a few months and paid me an advance stipend for that time. I do not expect to be needed much--the new director will do a fantastic job.

4. Travel. Exercise more.

:D

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2020!

Post by NearlyRetired » Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:33 pm

gamboolman wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:16 am
The stress level and blood pressure have come way down just knowing that I can submit the paperwork anytime.
I can totally relate to that :sharebeer
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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2020!

Post by jamacq » Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:29 am

2020 is here. We made it! Congratulations to all of the 2020 Class!

As per plan my wife and I are both "retiring" on Jan 16 (9 work days left). The retiring is in quotes because we both got nice offers to stay part time at our respective employers. We already have travel plans for January, February and June. I feel very blessed. I made it here with a wife and friend that I adore and we both have our health.

Jeff

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Post by finite_difference » Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:58 pm

Ready3Retire wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 6:40 pm
Well, I've been jealously watching these Roll Call threads the last several years and now I can finally post! I'm planning to retire Dec 31, 2020 from MegaCorp after 32 1/2 years there. I'll be just over 60 years old. My wife plans to stop working at the same time as I do. Our plan is to then move out west where I hope to be a ski bum for a season. After that, if we like it, we'll stay. If not, we'll head back to the Mid West.
Sounds amazing since that’s my dream too. Take it easy and have fun!! I recently skied downhill for the first time and it was incredible. My father, a cross country skier, was on the slopes with me and he’s in his mid seventies. Our ski instructor was 69 but looked 50.
The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. - Thich Nhat Hanh

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2020!

Post by Miriam2 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:44 pm

gamboolman wrote: We are now in our "OMY" year and plan to retire in 2020.

Aiming to retire 31-Dec-20 but can before hand if need be, or if the environment becomes untenable.

We had aimed for end of 2019 but life happened.....

We have reached our financial goal and the feeling of having reached "The Number" is a really good one.

The stress level and blood pressure have come way down just knowing that I can submit the paperwork anytime.
Sounds like a great glidepath into retirement! Just keep your retirement paperwork on the top of your desk and keep that stress load off your shoulders :D You're on the Roll Call and we're looking forward to your retirement adventures.

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Post by Miriam2 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:19 pm

jamacq wrote: 2020 is here. We made it! Congratulations to all of the 2020 Class!

As per plan my wife and I are both "retiring" on Jan 16 (9 work days left). The retiring is in quotes because we both got nice offers to stay part time at our respective employers. We already have travel plans for January, February and June. I feel very blessed. I made it here with a wife and friend that I adore and we both have our health.

Jeff
Congratulations jamacq! A little over a week and it's the beginning of a well-deserved retirement :happy

And you will most likely take the Most Coveted Award as The Most Senior Boglehead of your class - since you joined this fabulous Bogleheads.org forum on March 4, 2007, a mere two weeks after it was formed on Feb. 19, 2007!

To put it mildly, your portfolio must truly be a masterpiece to behold 8-)

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2020!

Post by Miriam2 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:49 pm

Happy New Year everyone and here is the newest roster for this 2020 Retirement Class 8-)

We already have 4 graduates - enjoying their new-found free time!

Already Graduated! Congratulations :happy
01 Jan - Mezpi1 (66)
01 Jan - PartIrish
02 Jan - willyd123
02 Jan - TLB (65)

Graduating Soon and cannot wait 8-)
16 Jan - jamacq (61.5)
31 Jan - NearlyRetired (58)

__ Mar/Apr - GiannaLuna (59)

01 Apr - TGMJ (61)
03 Apr - onthecusp (62)

01 May - bookworm (59)
__ May/June - spartanap (59)

01 Jun - blahblahsunshine (49)
30 Jun - Outafter20 (47)
__ Jun - IowaFarmBoy (61)

04 Jul - El Greco (65)

01 Dec - bada bing (61)
31 Dec - Ready3Retire (60)
31 Dec - Blake7 (55)
31 Dec - gamboolman
__ ___ - Hubris (60)

The Infinity Retirement Class :wink:
TheTimeLord (class of 2014/2015/2016/2017/2018/2019/2020 . . to infinity and beyond! . . )

Let me know if you wish to be included in this most Awesome Retirement Roll Call :happy

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Post by ClaycordJCA » Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:29 pm

California law now requires residents to have Obamacare compliant health insurance. Presumably, that means I have to be able to buy it and Kaiser will have to sell it to me. Uncertainty about continued health insurance coverage is why I didn’t retire last year. So, you can add me to the class of 2020. Planned retirement date is September 15th, plus or minus a few months. I will be 61.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2020!

Post by GiannaLuna » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:32 pm

I have finally set my date: June 5th, 2020.

I am very excited, but full of butterflies....working has been the majority of my life (sad, I guess).

I will still be 59 at the time....looking forward! peace all!

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Post by CoastalWinds » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:56 pm

Miriam2, it’s so considerate of you to write such warm, personalized welcome greetings to everyone who joins the roll call. Hope you’re still doing this in 20 years when I retire!

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Post by NearlyRetired » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:06 am

GiannaLuna wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:32 pm
I have finally set my date: June 5th, 2020.

I am very excited, but full of butterflies....working has been the majority of my life (sad, I guess).

I will still be 59 at the time....looking forward! peace all!
I have just retired (two weeks ago now 8-) ) and all I can say is you will enjoy it - roll on June :sharebeer
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Post by ls23h » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:23 am

Retired January 3, 2020: 59 1/2 yrs old with 4 yrs active duty Army and 36.5 yrs as as DA civilian on the old CSRS plan. Waiting for DW to retire from Mega Corp in 2.5 years and planning our escape from the vampire state of New York.

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Post by Wings2525 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:08 am

Submitted my paperwork for 5/16/2020! Retiring at age 55 with 35 years split between law enforcement (separated because of duty disability) and the electric and gas utility industry, primarily in power generation/hydroelectric. 35 years of shift work is finally coming to an end.

I really appreciate the education that Bogleheads forum provides!

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2020!

Post by Miriam2 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:02 pm

CoastalWinds wrote: Miriam2, it’s so considerate of you to write such warm, personalized welcome greetings to everyone who joins the roll call. Hope you’re still doing this in 20 years when I retire!
Thank you! Yes, I will, but remind me in case my marbles start rolling around :mrgreen:

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Post by Miriam2 » Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:36 am

ClaycordJCA wrote: California law now requires residents to have Obamacare compliant health insurance. Presumably, that means I have to be able to buy it and Kaiser will have to sell it to me. Uncertainty about continued health insurance coverage is why I didn’t retire last year. So, you can add me to the class of 2020. Planned retirement date is September 15th, plus or minus a few months. I will be 61.
Thank you for the update, ClaycordJCA, and you're added to the 2020 Retirement Roll Call!

"Uncertainty about continued health insurance is why I didn't retire last year." How often have we heard this on this forum? Frequently. The elephant in the room. We're happy you figured out how to keep your continued health coverage and we wish you continued good luck as you wind down into a wonderful retirement :D

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2020!

Post by Miriam2 » Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:09 pm

GiannaLuna wrote: I have finally set my date: June 5th, 2020.

I will still be 59 at the time....looking forward! peace all!
Congratulations GiannaLuna, and welcome to this Most Fabulous Retirement Roll Call! 8-)
GiannaLuna wrote:I am very excited, but full of butterflies....working has been the majority of my life (sad, I guess).
Not so sad - it's life, the way things have always been - and now you can fly into retirement knowing you worked very hard and deserve all the peace and pleasures that your future life brings! We wish you a long, wonderful retirement :D

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