Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2022!

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Miriam2 wrote: Fri Jul 16, 2021 6:51 pm Wow - 35 1/2 years in the same service! That's a remarkable work life and we're very happy you're looking forward to a nice retirement. Something to be very pleased about :D Welcome to this wonderful retirement class, old medic - you're on the Roll Call!
Please keep us posted on your retirement path and adventures. Enjoy your New Years Eve festivities celebrating two new years!
Thank you for the welcome, and looking forward to it. Still have the option to do some PT for the thrill factor.
Wife has a few more year before she retires.. so gonna try learning the investing game...
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Dec. 31, 2022.
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BogleFan84 wrote: Please include me in!

Excited, and learning, as DW and I look forward to 7/5/22 (the day I turn 62, DW, a stay-at-home Mom, will be 68) as our retirement date (but I'll leave in April/May 2022 and use 10 weeks PTO). DW will be eligible for Medicare; while I plan on COBRA for 18 months, then purchase my own (planning in the added expense).

Currently at 1.9M (plus $100K EF), with a small (11K per year pension), and planning on SS ($56K with spousal benefits) at age 67. Planning on $95K budget (current budget), adding $15K for my health insurance until 65.
Hello BogleFan84! What a nice glidepath into retirement and beyond! Thank you for sharing your plans.

You're on this Roll Call and a big welcome to this Retirement Class of 2022 :D
BogleFan84 wrote:Planning on spending time with the grandchildren (5), working with a group of volunteers who help non-profits and churches with website development, propose new equipment to meet their needs, etc. as well as continue to run, bike, hike, travel (with DW), volunteer in our church.
Looks like you have many projects and fun times ahead of you. "spending time with 5 grandchildren . . . run, bike, hike" - I'm exhausted already :mrgreen: We cannot think of a more enjoyable and meaningful retirement than you have planned, and we hope that everything works out perfectly. This is an exciting time of life and we wish you a long and healthy retirement! :happy
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WyomingFIRE wrote: I’m in, maybe.

The end for me is either 2022 (age 58; DW 62), 2023 (59/63) or 2024 (60/64), subject to almost certain budget cuts. We are currently at circa 47X so even if the wheels were to come off Monday due to some unforeseen calamity, we will be fine.
OK Wyoming, we'll put you on the 2022 Retirement Roll Call and if the wheels don't come off, you can just let us know and we'll reboot you!
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I will be reporting for retirement in Oct 2022 and will be 52 at that time (my wife will be 50).

After working thru some major financial events (Dot Com Crash, 9/11, Great Financial Crisis, Pandemic), I think we finally feel comfortable enough to live off $80K/yr in dividend income + $20K/yr in cash until we reach the age of 60 and then start using our 401K / IRA balances, if necessary.
Healthcare was a big question mark, but the pandemic gave me some extra time to figure this out and learn that I can structure my dividend income from Eaton Vance in a way that would also allow us to qualify for ACA subsidies (although the threshold was temporarily suspended).

We are "young" and don't have an extravagant lifestyle, so think we will have enough...too many people look at the income side of the retirement equation and forget the expense side.

Seems like a ways off, but my wife has a countdown clock on her desk and likes to remind me of how many days we have to go, Lol.
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Current Plan is end of May 2022. 40.5 years with same company. All good, but it's time. Finishing up OMY and will call it a day in May. I will be 63, DW 58.

Although we are in very good shape financially, I still worry a bit, just my nature, but I suspect after a year or two into it, the worry will subside.

Looking forward to travel, leisure, learning some new fun skills and doing some home renovations.

Very exciting to hear others plans and their excitement as well.

Congratulations to all.
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Jtdmn wrote: Dec. 31, 2022.
Welcome to the Bogleheads, Jtdmn! And welcome to the Retirement Roll Call for the Class of 2022! Happy to have you in the class :D

So that's it?? "Dec. 31, 2022" and you're done? How is your retirement planning going - and once there, what will you do with all your free time? We wish you good luck with all your plans and a very enjoyable retirement 8-)
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texas lawdog wrote: I will be reporting for retirement in Oct 2022 and will be 52 at that time (my wife will be 50) . . .
Seems like a ways off, but my wife has a countdown clock on her desk and likes to remind me of how many days we have to go, Lol.
OK Texas! We'll put you on the roster. Welcome to the Roll Call and this Exciting Retirement Class of 2022 :D
It is a long way off, but time flies and before you know it, you'll be scrambling to get all your retirement papers ready to punch out!
texas lawdog wrote:After working thru some major financial events (Dot Com Crash, 9/11, Great Financial Crisis, Pandemic), I think we finally feel comfortable enough to live off $80K/yr in dividend income + $20K/yr in cash until we reach the age of 60 and then start using our 401K / IRA balances, if necessary.
Healthcare was a big question mark, but the pandemic gave me some extra time to figure this out and learn that I can structure my dividend income from Eaton Vance in a way that would also allow us to qualify for ACA subsidies (although the threshold was temporarily suspended).

We are "young" and don't have an extravagant lifestyle, so think we will have enough...too many people look at the income side of the retirement equation and forget the expense side.
Very helpful perspective, thank you for sharing your retirement glidepath 8-)
You are "young" - absolutely! Many, many years ahead of you to appreciate and enjoy a whole new life 8-)

We hope this last year is a fun wind-down for your retirement and that your plans work out perfectly!
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Tjb wrote: Current Plan is end of May 2022. 40.5 years with same company. All good, but it's time. Finishing up OMY and will call it a day in May. I will be 63, DW 58.

Although we are in very good shape financially, I still worry a bit, just my nature, but I suspect after a year or two into it, the worry will subside.

Looking forward to travel, leisure, learning some new fun skills and doing some home renovations.

Very exciting to hear others plans and their excitement as well.

Congratulations to all.
Hi Tjb! What a nice retirement plan, thank you for sharing. Wow! 40.5 years working with the same company! It's always great to have a good work life, and now the transition into retirement is certainly well-deserved. We hope your transition into retirement is easy to manage on the emotional level - good work but time to move on 8-)

Welcome to this Awe-Inspiring Retirement Roll Call - you're in the Class of 2022 and on the roster! We wish you all the best finishing up your work and gliding into retirement, and that you have a long, healthy, and enjoyable next phase of life. :beer
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Here is the First Roster for the up and coming Retirement Class of 2022!

We already have 22 very eager pre-retirees 8-)

If you wish to join this Fabulous Retirement Class, you know what to do! :D

01 Jan - beernutz
01 Jan - old medic
06 Jan - jamacq
07 Jan - Whatyear? (age 62)

02 Feb - Escapevelocity (55)

__ Mar - GG1273 (63)

01 May - sean.mcgrath (57)
31 May - Bronko
__ May - Bass4
__ May - Tjb (63)

01 Jun - Newby61 (61)
30 Jun - Runyer (63)

01 Jul - Viking65 (56)
05 Jul - BogleFan (62)

01 Aug - augryphon (60)
31 Aug - blackburnian (65)

__ Oct - texas lawdog (52)

31 Dec - fatcoffeedrinker (54)
31 Dec - AngelFIRE (52)
31 Dec - Jtdmn
__ Dec - shiftyg (54)

__ ___ - WyomingFIRE (58)

Please let me know if I made any goofs :mrgreen:
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