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Author: MetalDecathlete Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 5084  
Subject: Big FIRE Boost Date: 11/16/2013 2:55 PM
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Or should I say, a big 'reduction', in time that is. I did some speculating on AAMRQ stock after the DOJ filed a lawsuit against them in August, putting in a nice chunk of cash in it and it's paid off big time. A 3 bagger so far and probably more to come according to my research.

Wow. Just wow. I'm looking at maybe 3, possibly 2 years now baring any catastrophe. This means I will be a true early retiree, pulling the plug at age 53 or 54.

It's starting to get real.


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Author: NuclearRedneck Three stars, 500 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 5012 of 5084
Subject: Re: Big FIRE Boost Date: 11/16/2013 6:15 PM
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Good for you! Enjoy the extra years.

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Author: progmtl Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 5013 of 5084
Subject: Re: Big FIRE Boost Date: 11/17/2013 7:56 PM
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Congrats decath! I am probably 10-12 years away but looking at age 50-52. FIRE is so liberating.

My stress level is already decreased but I have to admit that my career motivation is also diminished.

cheers,
-progmtl

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Author: lowstudent Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 5014 of 5084
Subject: Re: Big FIRE Boost Date: 11/18/2013 7:55 AM
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My stress level is already decreased but I have to admit that my career motivation is also diminished.
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DOn't know if it is available to you, but when I saw FIRE in sight, I did feel a similar drop off, not huge, but it was there.

I got involved more with younger workers and trying to act as a mentor of sorts. I found the motivation was stronger than ever, and I was more committed.

The personal desire to do a good job is always there for more of us, sometimes if we can add an external motivator, like helping others, we can get back

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Author: MetalDecathlete Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 5015 of 5084
Subject: Re: Big FIRE Boost Date: 11/18/2013 9:21 AM
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Congrats decath! I am probably 10-12 years away but looking at age 50-52. FIRE is so liberating.

My stress level is already decreased but I have to admit that my career motivation is also diminished.

cheers,
-progmtl


I've experienced that as well to a degree. I figured it had more to do with me hitting my 50th birthday. I work just as hard as ever but as a software developer, I have little desire to learn new things just for the heck of it like I used to. I will most certainly learn new tech for an immediate need and delve right into it since it adds interest to my job.

But the days of pouring over websights, training tools and tech manuals in the evening while the wife reads a book are over. I've learned how to program with a lot of software tools over my career that were never used at all.

Now I prefer to spend my free time pursueing other interests and hobbies.

It's interesting how I find myself thinking about things now. With FIRE much closer, it brings a new perspective on just about everything. For example, I took a week of vacation this week because If I don't start taking it, I will lose it at year end. In the past, I would just let some of my days expire because I did not want my boss to think I was taking advantage of our generous vacation policy at work. (4 weeks of vac and 2 weeks of personal). Now I don't care so much. <g>

Metal

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Author: MetalDecathlete Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 5037 of 5084
Subject: Re: Big FIRE Boost Date: 2/8/2014 9:43 AM
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DOn't know if it is available to you, but when I saw FIRE in sight, I did feel a similar drop off, not huge, but it was there.

I got involved more with younger workers and trying to act as a mentor of sorts. I found the motivation was stronger than ever, and I was more committed.

The personal desire to do a good job is always there for more of us, sometimes if we can add an external motivator, like helping others, we can get back


BTW low, I took this advice and have been doing this a bit with a couple of young guys in the office. It is very satisfying. I actually started off with one about 4 years ago but it was geared more to the Dave Ramsey plan at the time because he was so far in debt. Now the same guy is debt free and is intrigued about FIRE.

I'm considering 'outing myself' more with others, which could be career limiting, but heck! That don't matter so much anymore does it? lol

Metal

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