Originally Posted by Stanley
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
I probly shouldn't ask (and may regret it) but is there any logic or rationale to this?
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.