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I'm also slated for early September retirement, at age 62. I have a raft trip down the Grand Canyon booked for Sept. 8 as a means of disengaging from nearly 40 years of office work and sitting at a desk and computer all day. I'd like to retire sooner, but the way things are looking I'll probably be working up to the day before then. They haven't yet started interviewing for my (two) replacement(s), and there is likely a lot of training to be done once they get on board.

On the plus side, with the markets as they've been for the last several years I have more money than I expected to at retirement. The flip side is that with a falling stock market and high inflation, among other various world and domestic problems, it's not hard for me to imagine the current time as ending up being one of the "worst case scenarios" that you find in Firecalc so I'll probably be cautious in spending for the first couple years. (That would also be in keeping with my usual timing for major financial moves.)

I'm looking forward to experiencing and enjoying the great Beyond Work, and am very fortunate to be in a position to do that.
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