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Old 03-07-2021, 5:42pm   #61
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That is a fair amount of cash you're leaving on the table.
When you havenít a clue, you leave it to the professionals
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I worked for a very good fortune 500 company ... not too much of this type of thing there. I worked in IT sr. mgmt - we were going through a transition to SAP and the BS was starting to infiltrate my area. I knew I was going to retire within a year that just pushed me sooner. I went at 57 (10 years ago) and zero regrets. Great if you can afford it. I could have/ should have gone a year earlier I could have afforded it easily.
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Question Mick.
Why did you use a realtor?
I have listed 6 properties on Zillow in the past 5 years and sold them all for the asking price or above, 2 within three weeks of listing.
It sounds like you have the skills and time on your hands, so why not save yourself the 6% ?
Like the last time, I made some effort to sell it myself before hiring a realtor. Thought I had one guy interested this time, then he said he wanted me to finance it, and that was a non-starter.

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That is a fair amount of cash you're leaving on the table.
I bought the place for $390K less than 4 years ago. I think I'll come out of it OK, even after paying the 5%.
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Rent free baby!!!!!!!!
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Make that two.
Make that three
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Old 03-08-2021, 10:02am   #66
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Tammy and I are looking at 57 months now until we both retire.
She'll have almost 35 yrs at the VA, and I'll be just past 20 yrs at DoD and eligible to retire. I'll be about 62-1/2, she'll be 57.

Hopefully Bye-den's policies won't ruin our TSP, and allow us to actually retire on time. If not, I'll likely be working until 70.
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I retired over 10 years ago in my 50's. I enjoyed what i did and liked going to work. Best thing i ever did. I got the chance to get permanently banned from CFOT and bring enlightenment, comradely, and wisdom to the vette barn.

That's a full time job.
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I worked for a very good fortune 500 company ... not too much of this type of thing there. I worked in IT sr. mgmt - we were going through a transition to SAP and the BS was starting to infiltrate my area. I knew I was going to retire within a year that just pushed me sooner. I went at 57 (10 years ago) and zero regrets. Great if you can afford it. I could have/ should have gone a year earlier I could have afforded it easily.
I used to piss off the S-A-P people when I called it sap. What a tremendous POS that software is. We employed a large staff just to write applications that SAP did not have to interface with SAP. As I was checking out last year, the company was trying to transition to other platforms like Workday, but SAP is so insidiously involved in everything that it will take them years to unwind it.
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I used to piss off the S-A-P people when I called it sap. What a tremendous POS that software is. We employed a large staff just to write applications that SAP did not have to interface with SAP. As I was checking out last year, the company was trying to transition to other platforms like Workday, but SAP is so insidiously involved in everything that it will take them years to unwind it.
The closest I've come to working with SAP is working with a client who was transitioning from PeopleSoft to Oracle HCM Cloud. In the middle of the project, the client acquired a company who was in the process of moving from SAP to Workday. My project team was "retired" and replaced with their counterparts from the acquired company. Not only did this new team know nothing about Oracle, they new nothing of the client's benefit offerings. Had to train them on Oracle, which didn't take long, then Oracle decided to completely revamp the UI.

My piece went live when it was supposed to, and without major issue, surprisingly.
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At my former company, they started the SAP journey circa 2009. The plan was to be done by 2016 and have SAP cover 80 percent or so of the company's information systems needs. As time went by , the size of the footprint got smaller and smaller - all the things SAP didn't do all that well. From what I understand now, Salesforce solutions actually has a bigger piece of the pie there now .... I had no part in any of this as I have been gone since 2011.
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As of a few minutes ago, I am under contract. The "proposed" retirement date is now a "tentatively scheduled" retirement date. Fingers crossed that things go smoothly, and I get to the finish line on 4/30/21.
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