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View Poll Results: Poll: How long Have you been retired - by age group
+ 44 and younger 1-5 2 1.05%
44 and younger 6-10 & more 0 0%
+ 45-49 1-5 10 5.24%
45-49 6-10 0 0%
45-49 11-15 & more 0 0%
+ 50-54 1-5 19 9.95%
50-54 6-10 6 3.14%
50-54 11-15 & more 5 2.62%
+ 55-59 1-5 62 32.46%
55-59 6-10 8 4.19%
55-59 11-15 & more 2 1.05%
+ 60-64 1-5 30 15.71%
60-64 6-10 16 8.38%
60-64 11-15 & more 3 1.57%
+ 65-69 1-5 10 5.24%
65-69 6-10 3 1.57%
65-69 11-15 & more 6 3.14%
+ 70-74 1-5 0 0%
70-74 6-10 2 1.05%
70-74 11-15 & more 7 3.66%
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Old 11-27-2010, 04:47 PM   #21
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Retired 3.5 years ago on my 58th birthday.
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What makes this type of poll somewhat irrelevant is that so many "retired" folks still have working spouses.
Yeah, no fair!

63 (+) retired at 58 (+)

Spouse retired earlier (about 55). So there!
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Old 11-27-2010, 05:03 PM   #23
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Yeah, no fair!

63 (+) retired at 58 (+)

Spouse retired earlier (about 55). So there!
There you go. A valid data point.
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Old 11-27-2010, 07:43 PM   #25
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I am 47 and retired 2 years ago at age 45. I just began my 3rd year of ER this month.

It is nice seeing money (monthly dividends from bond mutual funds) just pop into my bank account each month without having to do anything to earn it!
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... without having to do anything to earn it!
Sure you did! It's called "delayed gratification" that allowed you to save that principal that now earns the income.
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:46 AM   #27
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What makes this type of poll somewhat irrelevant is that so many "retired" folks still have working spouses.
And the problem with that is
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Hope to be 75 this September. Last day I worked, December 28, 1988, at 46 years, 3 months, and 1 day old.

Wow, that was 28 and 1/3rd years ago.
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Let's see, am over 65 and formally retired 5 years ago but I retired on the job a few years before that. Do I count the years I was retired on the job too?

Just realized, I wasn't even retired when this thread was started.
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I just reached 10 years.
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Hope to be 75 this September. Last day I worked, December 28, 1988, at 46 years, 3 months, and 1 day old.

Wow, that was 28 and 1/3rd years ago.
Maybe we should have a poll on the ratio of (years retired) / (years working)!

Holy Cow! I'm close to 0.5!

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Let's see, am over 65 and formally retired 5 years ago but I retired on the job a few years before that. Do I count the years I was retired on the job too?

Just realized, I wasn't even retired when this thread was started.
Ahhh, there's the rub. We won't be able to agree on what 'counts'!

So I take back my 'near 0.5'. I worked part time in college, worked on the family farm before then, had to clean my room and weed the garden before that...

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Hey, the poll is 7-year-old, and I could still vote!

Of course, my vote is out-of-sync with all earlier votes, but that's not my fault.
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Hey, the poll is 7-year-old, and I could still vote!
Yes indeed.

Since Dex is bumping so many of his old threads maybe I should add another option to this old poll, "Retired and still alive"
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Hey, to hear from Dex, it's all good.
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Old 04-02-2017, 07:08 AM   #37
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Retiring 6-30-17 at 60. DW was stay at home mom full time (I was road warrior or near RW most of my career). I was (am - for now) in middle management at mega corp (so comp in later years is low six figures, not huge salary, no stock options etc). While not extreme ER, proud we were able to pull off what we did on my income (LBYM).

Looking forward to being eligible to partake in this poll!!!
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Let's see, am over 65 and formally retired 5 years ago but I retired on the job a few years before that. Do I count the years I was retired on the job too?

Just realized, I wasn't even retired when this thread was started.

Likewise! Still getting a check, but work from home most days and work load is often (way) less than 8 hours a week. Been like that for ~3 years. But, since I have to answer calls and emails, I'm sorta still working.

Anyway, my comp for those ~8 hours works out to about $300/hr. Not too shabby. But still very happy to retire in 3 months!
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Will this eventually require me to produce proof of age?
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