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5-10 years 1 0.83%
11-15 years 1 0.83%
16-20 years 5 4.17%
21-25 years 9 7.50%
26-30 years 17 14.17%
31-35 years 29 24.17%
36-40 years 19 15.83%
41-45 years 18 15.00%
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Old 02-16-2009, 02:07 AM   #61
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I have a pretty solid plan to retire at 55, if not sooner. I have an incomplete picture on heredity, as paternal grandfather died in WWII and maternal died in a bottle (metaphorically) in his 50's when his liver gave up (never met him). My maternal great-grandfather lived into his 90's, and both grandmothers made it to 90. I figure 35 years is a prudent number. I'm more concerned with making sure DW is taken care of as her relatives all make it close to 100 (one great-grandma is close to dying at 99 right now).
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:39 AM   #62
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On further reflection, my answer is: Not as many years as I planned for a couple years ago...
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Old 02-19-2009, 06:16 PM   #63
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Hey, Trek,

Based on my situation, that calculator tells me I should only live to 74. Well, I shouldn't have to worry very much about long-term care.

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(I should stop calling myself the gypsy. There are guys like you who have run laps around me already. Oh, well.)
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I always said that I could afford to retire two years after I was dead. Maybe I was right.
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Old 02-21-2009, 07:57 PM   #65
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I FIREd at 56 and am shooting for 100 ... so I voted 44 years
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50+ years, plan on retiring in my 40s. Men on both sides of my family lived anywhere from their mid 90s to a bit past 100. Except for one, who fell off a ladder three separate times...he wasn't in very good health after that 3rd time, so he only made it as far as his late 80s. Definitely planning on making it to 100 at least.
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Definitely planning on making it to 100 at least.
What's your ladder plan?
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Every member of my immediate family made it past 90, with the exception of my Dad's father who died as a very young man. So, retiring at 45, I aimed for 95 with my planning, with nothing else riding on it but money planning. I can still hear my mother's father complaining about still being alive, at 90. (He made it to 101.) All his friends were dead, he complained. I'm not sure I see any of it as rosy.
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