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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%
46-50 or more!! 21 17.50%
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Old 02-01-2009, 07:52 PM   #1
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How many years are you planning to be retired?

I'm planning on 26-30 years but see the possibility of 36-40.
Most of my family have seen their 80's and most have not embraced a healthy lifestyle. Hope for at least 30 on my terms.
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Old 02-01-2009, 08:04 PM   #2
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Hoping for minimum of 20 with reasonably good health. Will likely live in retirement for 30+ but last 10+/- will require assisted living.
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Old 02-01-2009, 08:07 PM   #3
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Hey, HonoBob, when's the big day?
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Old 02-01-2009, 08:14 PM   #4
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Hey, HonoBob, when's the big day?
I start an 8 week boot camp in Honolulu tomorrow. If that don't take it's back to plan B!!
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Old 02-01-2009, 08:28 PM   #5
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I'll be 61 when I retire, so I checked "31-35 years" which would take me to age 92-96.

There is some family longevity and although it isn't likely, perhaps I might live to be a few years older than 96. If I live to 80 I'll update my financial plan with this in mind.
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Old 02-01-2009, 08:45 PM   #6
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Yeah, I know I'm the freak on this board, but, when I am thru eldercaring, I cannot wait to get back to work; so, I said 5-10 years. This is what happens when you have a father and grandfather who didn't retire until 82.
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Old 02-01-2009, 08:50 PM   #7
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I'm hoping for the big Five Oh.

87 not unrealistic. If they can figure out how to et cancer to work for us rather than against us in that time maybe longer.
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Old 02-01-2009, 09:03 PM   #8
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Hoping for minimum of 20 with reasonably good health. Will likely live in retirement for 30+ but last 10+/- will require assisted living.
I'm hoping to retire by age 49 but with low life spans for the men in my family, it's hard to say how long i'll be retired. 20-30 years is likely...I hope.
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Based on parental/grandparent lifespans, I'm figuring 20 tops for myself, 30 for DH (giving him the happiest 10 years of his life )....
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I said 31 to 35 years based on retirement around age 60. My parents will both turn 88 this year and are in fair health. If the nest egg is getting too small by the time I'm 90, I'll just take up smoking and skydiving to help the schedule work out
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Hard to say. Ideally I'll be able to semi-retire sooner rather than fully retire later, assuming I can find something I enjoy a little more.
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Old 02-01-2009, 09:49 PM   #12
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Old 02-01-2009, 11:33 PM   #13
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Is this poll really one that says "when are you planning to croak"?
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I said 46-50 or more. I retired at 50. My family all died too young to have a longevity baseline. I've partied hard for many years. Now I'm counting on modern medicine and nanotechnology to rebuild me, better, stronger, faster.

I might be wrong , but I see no reason not to plan for it. If worst comes to worst I'll leave some money for DD and grandkids. If I make it, I don't want to be living under an overpass.
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Most men in my family seem to die in their 80's, so I voted 36-40 years in retirement based on a planned retirement age of about 50.
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I voted 41-45. I plan to punch out by 50. Doubt very seriously I'll make it to 91-95, but DW probably will. My maternal grandad made it to 75, grandma to 80. Paternal grandad 59, grandma 62. Parents are 73, dad is doing well, mom is slowing down. She'll probably go first. Like Harley, even though I don't think I'll make it that far, I prefer planning to, and giving some to the kids if I go early, than living under a bridge/in a cave, etc, at 90.

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Old 02-02-2009, 06:14 AM   #18
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I voted 16-20 since I have "reset the clock" every year to what I think is the remaining time. I have been doing this since 1979. So far I have "reset" it 30 times.
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I voted 30-35 which will take me to 86-91 yo. If there are no medical breakthroughs that will be about it for me. But I take my financial planning out indefinitely - just in case.
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On the reassuring side, in my FireCalc runs, there seems to be surprisingly little drop in success rate as you raise the number of retirement years once you get beyond 35 years or so. Seems to be kind of asymptotic.
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