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Old 04-18-2013, 06:01 PM   #81
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66 here and will will retire early at 67.

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Old 04-18-2013, 06:11 PM   #82
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I'm 56 and DW is 55 (she's still working and paying for health insurance).
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:05 PM   #83
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Your either of the mindset for extreme ER or you were born on Feb 29th.

BTW....I'm 50.
Yup, I've lived 53 years.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:46 PM   #84
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:50 AM   #85
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Had a thread some time back by "imoldernu" on the subject but did not go back to check the details. He and I are getting a little long in the tooth but can't remember who is the oldest.

I'll be 77 in September. Retired 5-1-88 at 51.5 years of age. In a couple weeks I'll be celebrating my 25th year of retirement. What a joy it has been. Never regretted for one minute the fact that I went out so young. Every day has been an adventure and if I die tomorrow, I'll have no regrets. It feels good to know the only day I have to get up at a certain time is on my golf days.

Best wishes to everyone.

I was about 90 when you retired. Days that is.
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:04 AM   #86
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By HFWR's method, that puts me at 32.

Or L by another method.

Hey, there are 2 50s in the poll. (What, do you work for a push poll company?) So I chose the younger of the 2.
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:17 PM   #88
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54. The corporate world sucked the life out of me so I started a new one a month before turning 50. So I guess I'm actually 4 in this new life and loving every minute of it!
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I was about 90 when you retired. Days that is.
Hang in there. You'll make it some day; however, with the way things are going and never knowing what the future holds, you will never know when that will be. Still, you have to have goals. Without goals, all is lost. Maybe your goal would be to never retire and to just work and save your entire life. Well, then your goal would be to live as long as possible and accumulate much wealth. Others on this forum have goals to retire as young as possible while assuring they have saved enough to cover them through the rest of their lives. All are different goals. And, goals will change throughout your life. Trust me, my goals were set (in my mind) but when my wife got cancer those goals changed. She survived (her last bout was in 1987) and then our goals changed again. Eleven years after that she went through reconstruction and our goals changed again. And 15 years later I think we have reached the end of our goal setting.

Sorry for the rant, just wanted to get that off my chest.
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:23 PM   #90
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:15 PM   #92
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:27 PM   #93
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Pre congrats. I am exactly 59 today
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:04 PM   #94
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I was always curious as to the age of the people on the forum.
58, is the short answer, 59 is the long answer.

Now the fun part...

When I was 17 going on 18, I tried to convince a bartender that I really was old enough to buy a beer (18), I argued that even though my drivers license said I am 17, its wrong as I really am now 18.

My logic was; the age of I is the elapse time between when I began and the present moment. I came into being at the moment of conception (first I was a zygote), so my age is; from now until my birth day, plus 9 months. My argument failed then, but I might try it again for social security especially if there is a ruling that life begins at conception.
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I'll be 65 in June and get Medicare!!! A big financial "whew" since I'm paying so much now for health insurance.

And based on the poll, I'm feeling like one of the old people (sob...)
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:53 AM   #99
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And based on the poll, I'm feeling like one of the old people (sob...)
I refuse to get old. (Of course, my body seems to have different ideas.) I know some very old twenty-somethings, and some very young eighty-somethings. IMHO, age can be a state of mind. Think young, be young.
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I'll be 65 in June and get Medicare!!! A big financial "whew" since I'm paying so much now for health insurance.
Me too, coincidently! I already have my Medicare card, valid June 1st. I am thinking of laminating it, though. Don't want it to get all raggedy before I can even use it. I don't think it will save me much money, since I have federal retiree health insurance that remains the same price even with Medicare Parts A&B, but I might save a little on co-pays and such.

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And based on the poll, I'm feeling like one of the old people (sob...)
Well, I suppose. Still, the older we get the greater our statistical life expectancy is. I plan to outlive most of the "kids" on the board. At least, I will give it my best shot.
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