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I'm retired, and wish I was younger 31 22.79%
I'm retired, and wish I was older 1 0.74%
I'm retired, and I'm fine with my current age 35 25.74%
I'm not retired, and wish I was younger 28 20.59%
I'm not retired, and wish I was older 6 4.41%
I'm not retired, and I'm fine with my current age 35 25.74%
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Old 11-29-2009, 04:40 PM   #21
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May seem odd, but I almost wish I was a little older than I am for several reasons.

Retiring May 2010 --- maybe.
Me too.

Retiring Dec 2010 --- maybe.
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Old 11-29-2009, 04:46 PM   #22
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Not retired yet, 3 years to go, about. I don't want to wish my life away. I'll be 51 when I pull the plug. I'll be young enough to enjoy a nice long retirement (I think, I hope). I would not want to be younger either. We (DW and I) are just beginning to enjoy our empty nest and the freedom that comes with it. Although we really miss the kids, I don't think I would want to raise the again. Sure there I things I wish I had done differently...been a better Dad, invested earlier, took better advantage of the 401k when it was available, same for IRAs/Roths. But life has pretty much treated me well. I just didn't always slow down enough to smell the roses along the way. So now, I'm just trying to "find Joy in the Journey".

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Old 11-29-2009, 04:50 PM   #23
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I had a problem with the poll.

I'm retired and while I'm OK with my current age, I'd go back to my early twenties if that was an option, but it isn't an option I wish for.

As in the other "what would you have done differently" threads, my answer is "nothing, just more of it".
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Old 11-29-2009, 06:03 PM   #24
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While I am looking forward to hitting my number at the end of 2011 and retiring at the end of 2013, and want to get there, I have no wish to accelerate the journey and miss out on any of the time between now an then.

If the poll is about generations, I agree that the boomers have had the best economic deal in history and that their children, grand children etc will be paying for it (and for a lot of government irresponsibility). That said, all you can do is play the hand you are dealt with, not the one you would like to to be dealt.
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Old 11-29-2009, 06:59 PM   #25
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Isn't there medication for that?
You know, I have searched for that perfect pill for years. My body felt like someone run over me with a Mac truck until I tried fish oil. I have been taking it for about 10 months now and I do feel better. Not like I was at 21 but better. My golf has improved. I hit the ball much longer and my handicap has dropped. I am 62 and for the last 15 years I have tried everything but this thing fish oil , well I have to say I think it has worked.
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Thanks. I already take one a day. A relative of mine is taking two. Well, if it is just fish oil, one cannot overdose on it, can he?

I was thinking that some might suggest a "blue pill", which I do not need.
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  • I didn't mean younger with the same net worth you have now, unless you'd actually save/invest differently if you were doing it over. And I meant correspondingly higher net worth if you chose older as well. I don't think I have yet worded a poll question exactly as I intended, maybe one of these days...
  • I agree that my parents generation got the best deal any generation will ever see, but I don't want to be a generation older.
  • My reasons for wanting to be a little older (about 5 years) are:
    • We're already FI at least 33X expenses but 10 years (12 for DW) from MediCare is too long to risk IMO (concerned about health care $ like millions of others), and
    • I am grateful for my job, I've been very fortunate, but I can do it in my sleep now and it's gotten boring for the most part. Before you suggest I just find another job, I can assure you there is no way I could find something more monetarily rewarding. But I will have a second career one day, just not yet.
  • Guess it's good to see that the majority don't want to be younger or older, probably as it should be...
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Voted "not yet retired, and wish I was younger" because I need a few do-overs.
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:04 PM   #29
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I'm retired and I am fine with my age. I still have many years to enjoy my ER, being 46 and retired one year ago.
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I agree that my parents generation got the best deal any generation will ever see, but I don't want to be a generation older.
We ARE the boomers. Our parents have been through harder times, i.e. WWII if not the Great Depression. Financially, I am not complaining.

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My reasons for wanting to be a little older (about 5 years) are:
  • We're already FI at least 33X expenses but 10 years (12 for DW) from MediCare is too long to risk IMO (concerned about health care $ like millions of others), and
  • I am grateful for my job, I've been very fortunate, but I can do it in my sleep now and it's gotten boring for the most part. Before you suggest I just find another job, I can assure you there is no way I could find something more monetarily rewarding. But I will have a second career one day, just not yet.
You are older than I am. I don't know about your and DW's health, but we ourselves have already decided to stop worrying ourselves sick about health care. Sure, I complain about "old age" deterioration from time to time here, but it is just complaining. One can't expect to be like in his 20s. And if it is not a matter of life-and-death, heck, it cannot be that big a deal.

You seem bored with your job, and can't wait to start your ER. Now, that I can't blame you. What did I say in another thread about how younger people coming to this forum would go nuts reading about the "geezers" enjoying themselves? It's torture, I can imagine. But you are there, if you want to take the plunge. So?

Tomorrow is Monday. I am actually looking to get back to work to continue the project I am working on. Yes, it happens! I will enjoy the feeling while it lasts. One day at a time.
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I feel younger...but look older. Gravity is taking its toll...

btw, retired and am happy with my age. 52 Woo Hoo...
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I would like to look younger but stay the same age . When I look at pictures of myself twenty years ago I realize I was hot and now those days are over except when I get hot flashes and that is a different kind of hot .
Hey...now wait a minute. You told me a while back we would still be considered hot tamales in Florida when we were in our 80s!
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I'm retired. I said I'd like to be younger, mostly due to diabetes as well as some fairly significant aches and pains. If I was younger (and knew what I know now) I'd have moderated life just a little bit and maybe avoided some things. Not too much, because I had a blast, but just enough to not be in so much pain. Got a Dr. appointment tomorrow. If they can help with the pain I'll change my vote to satisfied where I am.
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Mixed thoughts on it. It would be nice to know what I know now and be 23 again and not make some of the mistakes I made, and take advantage of missed opportunities, but that is not realistic.

"Coulda, woulda, shoulda". I'd wager everyone has that thought.

For now I'm happy with where we are. We have no serious health issues. a comfortable income, and some money in the bank.
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I'm happy with my current age. Actually, I've always been happy with my current age. Like some of the other girls, I don't like what gravity is doing to me, but, I'll just not look in the mirror as much as I age.
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With every new day, those who wish they were older are getting their wish.
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I'm a serious late bloomer in everything. Career, family, education, etc. Given that, I'd like to be younger and know what I know now.
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