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Old 01-09-2015, 06:56 AM   #61
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Cud have retired 5 years later with lots more money.

so decided to sell the big house instead and retire early.

now in process of specking out our second 5.0 the new ta.
Hi: kvermeulen... Trust me... It's the best job you'll ever have. The pay's no h3!! but hey... at least you get a chance to try it!!! Congrats on the Escape planning too. Alf
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Old 01-09-2015, 07:41 AM   #62
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Yup, That's our story as well. 48 weeks of work to go (or first bad day, I'm outta there!). Come Sept., we'll pick up our 17, and start practicing in earnest for full time retirement a little over a year after that.
Don, you must be way more tolerant than me. "First bad day?" I used to say "X more weeks or 30 bad seconds!" :LOL
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Old 01-09-2015, 08:55 AM   #63
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Two years, 356 days...but who's counting
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Old 01-09-2015, 09:43 AM   #64
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I had prepared numerous spreadsheets with various date calculations of what my retirement would be at such and such date. When it reached a point where my pension would increase another $24/month if I worked another month, I said "I'm out of here".
Also I was bankrolling so much into my 401 and TSP and pension that my take home pay actually increased after retiring....go for it.
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Old 01-09-2015, 03:04 PM   #65
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The pension paperwork is all done and we're going in the 15th to turn in our badges & laptops.
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the pension paperwork is all done and we're going in the 15th to turn in our badges & laptops. ;d ;d
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Congrats! One year ago, I retired, no regrets!
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Old 01-09-2015, 04:25 PM   #69
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The pension paperwork is all done and we're going in the 15th to turn in our badges & laptops.
Hi: paulw... WAY to go!!!
Just celebrated my first ann. retired. Scraped up enough money to take my wife out to dinner. The owner brought the bottle and glasses to the table for free after dinner drinks. Alf
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Old 01-09-2015, 04:29 PM   #70
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Congrats! One year ago, I retired, no regrets!
Hi: 56reader... Yesterday I had a surprise!!! 10% seniors disc. off my truck repair... and I didn't even ask for it...NICE. Alf
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