Join Early Retirement Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-22-2013, 10:28 AM   #21
Alan's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Eee Bah Gum
Posts: 18,901
Originally Posted by Stanley View Post
IMHO, those of us who have retired before 65 are rare. Those who retired before 60 are very, very rare. Despite the negative expectations, I still think there are many who will retire early and some who will retire very, very early. Good luck to all!
I recently passed my 58th birthday, but I can always feel young by hanging out with the retirees at the gym since none of them retired in their 50's, and we often get invited to come along along to one or event or another, and love responding that we are too young, as the events in question are mostly for the over sixties.

Originally Posted by Tyro View Post
I probly shouldn't ask (and may regret it) but is there any logic or rationale to this?
Probably not

70 is the age at which SS benefits have to be taken in the same way that 70.5 is the age that IRA withdrawals have to start. However, while there are penalties for not doing RMD's I would be surprised that SSA would come after you aggressively if you didn't claim SS at age 70.

Retired in Jan, 2010 at 55
Now it's adventure before dementia
Alan is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:16 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.