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A person 40 years old, 1 million in assets, no retiree benefits 19 2.65%
Same person, but 1.5 million 34 4.75%
Same person, but 2 million 44 6.15%
Same person, but 3 million 57 7.96%
A person 50 years old, 1 million in assets, no retiree benefits 28 3.91%
Same person, but 1.5 million 41 5.73%
Same person, but 2 million 53 7.40%
Same person, but 3 million 52 7.26%
A person 60 years old, 1 million in assets, no retiree benefits 47 6.56%
Same person, but 1.5 million 49 6.84%
Same person, but 2 million 51 7.12%
Same person, but 3 million 47 6.56%
A person 65 years old, $100,000 in assets, no retiree benefits except for Social Security and Medicare 20 2.79%
Same person, but $250,000 25 3.49%
Same person, but .5 million 51 7.12%
Same person, but 1 million 50 6.98%
Same person, but 1.5 million 48 6.70%
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Old 10-26-2005, 12:33 AM   #21
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there's something wrong with the poll..how can you have a lower number of yes answers to* bigger assets at the same age*
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Re: Can this person retire?
Old 10-26-2005, 12:56 AM   #22
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But at 30, you have pretty good odds of marrying and having a family.* Plus who knows what would happen in the next 60 years.*
You could go gay, thus avoiding the family part anyway.
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None of these people should retire. Retirement is morally bankrupt at any age. Die with you boots on! Or your Ferragamo pumps, or your Allen Alden's.
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there's something wrong with the poll..how can you have a lower number of yes answers to bigger assets at the same age
I am mystified as well.
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I am mystified as well.
Since they are answered by human beans, polls of any type are imperfect. Remember this next time you see a poll telling you what people "really think".

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Hmmm, that is kinda odd. So more people think a 50-60 year old would be better able to retire with $2M, versus $3M? And a 65 year old is better off with $1M than $1.5? Strange.
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This question could and should be reversed.

"What lifestyle do you and your family require in order to be happy/comfortable with permanently giving up employment".
Definatly the question. It should be a requirment for anyone to provide the answer when they ask if they have enough to retire.
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But at 30, you have pretty good odds of marrying and having a family.* Plus who knows what would happen in the next 60 years.*
You pays your money and you takes your chances. *That's life.

Who said the millionaire 30 YO couldn't go back to work if they started a family?

Who said the 65 YO multimillionaire couldn't get wiped out by lawsuits or health costs?
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None of these people should retire. Retirement is morally bankrupt at any age. Die with you boots on! Or your Ferragamo pumps, or your Allen Alden's.
Exactly. Stop the agony, soldier on.

Society will have more respect for you. Your adult children will think you're a hero, and above all you'll feel better about yourself.

And besides that, the damn golf courses and fly-streams are crowded enough already.

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there's something wrong with the poll..how can you have a lower number of yes answers to bigger assets at the same age
If 1 M is enough, the higher numbers will also work. Why bother selecting something that is obvious.
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