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Old 03-31-2013, 11:02 AM
 
Location: the hills of TN!
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So, today is the anniversary of the day I retired. I wen to work that morning at usual time, dealt with getting my computer and stuff signed back over and taken away, did last briefing for the folks taking over my responsibilities, did my out processing... drove back home and we were in the car, driving to the new place by lunch time. I woke up the next morning at my retirement location, ready to begin my new life.

Yes, I thought to self, it is April Fool's Day - what have i done??? But, what a great day to celebrate the anniversary of being retired!
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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That is easy. My anniversary will be 1 April 2028, when I am 70 1/2 to the IRS
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:26 PM
 
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I understand your question. Not sure the answer personally was it my last day working or the day after or was it the official date of my retirement as in last paid day ( used vacation days ) or was it the next day which was also New Years day. Similar to you I worked one day and moved the following day and my wife worked part of the day we moved while the movers loaded up and off we went.
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:27 PM
 
Location: NC
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I don't note either, they're both just another day...
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Old 03-31-2013, 03:06 PM
 
Location: NC
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Retirement begins the first day you sleep in, then wake up and say "I never need to go to work [there] again!"
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Old 11-24-2013, 06:41 PM
 
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Retirement begins the first day you sleep in, then wake up and say "I never need to go to work [there] again!"
I like that sentiment, but retirement could just as well be the last time you turn off the light switch and lock the door, knowing you'll never be back. Both appear to be pretty monumental events - that I look forward to.
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Old 11-24-2013, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I can't see where any of this matters. I always thought of having four retirement dates:

1. The last day I was required to report for work.
2. The "effective date" listed on my retirement application, which was a few days after the date in #1.
3. The date of my first pension check, which was one month after the date in #2.
4. The date when I would have reported back for work for a new cycle, but did not because I was now retired. (I worked seasonally with forced lay-offs in between the work cycles.)

It wasn't until date #4 that I really felt retired.
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Old 11-24-2013, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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My retirement day was the first day I was officially retired. July 1, 2009.
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Old 11-24-2013, 07:53 PM
 
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We don't celebrate retirement anniversaries in this house. Don't remember the dates.
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Florida
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No clue, it was in 2011...I think.
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