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Old 06-15-2009, 08:40 PM   #1
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Poll: At What Age Did You Retire

Just curious. If you have retired early, at what age did you do so?

Me, I still have 10-15 more years of work
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Old 06-15-2009, 08:45 PM   #2
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Well, I'm not retired yet, but I am already 61. So unless you can propose a way for me to become younger, it seems safe for me to say that I will be 60 or older.
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Old 06-15-2009, 08:53 PM   #3
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Can't answer yet. 52 and still working part-time whenever some fun work comes along. Someone has to buy these cheap stocks, and that takes money.
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:11 PM   #5
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On my 58th birthday. My present to myself.
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:17 PM   #6
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49 - I was canned - er layed off - after a while it dawned on me that work basically wasn't fun - nor required in my case.

But I called myself unemployed until my early pension check arrived at 55 - and then I came out of the closet and admitted I was a no good slacker - I mean ER and proud of it.

Actually I was dinking around for ten years - 1993/2003 when I discovered this forum with my trusty webtv and became a 'born again ER.'

Whoopeee!

heh heh heh - now after 15 years, I'm moving on to official ole pharthood WITH Medicare card and all. .
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Planned to retire this year (age 53), but a combination of some inheritance money and an early retirement package with some health care coverage convinced me to get out at age 50. Haven't regretted it one bit.
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Retired twice , first was at 59 but it did not take so I took a part time job which led to my real retirement at 60 .
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FIREd at 48. I was going to stick it out until age 50 for an early out, but the wide open door beckoned too loudly.
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Two weeks shy of my 41st birthday.
Wow! Was it due to 20 years of service and entitled to a pension no matter one´s age?
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My company laid off all workers above 52. The company measure caught me with 55. Pity of those 3 years .....
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Old 06-16-2009, 07:09 AM   #15
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I retired at 45, DW called it quits a couple years before me at 38.
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52 the first time, took a 5-year sabbatical, found another job that (for now) works for me. As another retiree there put it "I'm there 'til I'm not."
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:37 AM   #18
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On my 50th birthday which was when I became eligible to get to the pension $, I gave notice and took my 6 weeks vacation.
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Old 06-16-2009, 11:41 AM   #20
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Had planned to stay until 62. Woke up one day and found work boring, realizing that the contribution to retiree health care wouldn't get any bigger, and the pension could cover housing expenses. Firecalc and ORP told me it was gonna be ok.

Retired at 58, took 6 weeks vacation, and 'officially' retired at 59 years, 1 month.

Then the market dropped -- still OK, just not as OK as when I started. But there's hope yet!

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