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Old 04-21-2013, 10:44 AM   #121
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Either that or we know which of the 10 types of people he is.
Lol. Well that's embarrassing. I guess I get a lonely 0 on the binary comprehension scale. It's been so long since I've used it. It should have been 11011. Glad I could provide some humor!
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:51 AM   #122
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Lol. Well that's embarrassing. I guess I get a lonely 0 on the binary comprehension scale. It's been so long since I've used it. It should have been 11011. Glad I could provide some humor!
Thanks for the humor. Age is only a number anyway. It's how we feel that matters.
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:56 AM   #123
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Lol. Well that's embarrassing. I guess I get a lonely 0 on the binary comprehension scale. It's been so long since I've used it. It should have been 11011. Glad I could provide some humor!
Still not 1C hex.
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I think the poll lacks the 70-80 and 80-90 ranges.

Nemo2 and I represent the 70+ segments. Retired at 60 (+5 years after a divorce) and still going strong. I hope to reach the 90+ segment before checking out.

I know I will outlive my avatar...
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Old 04-21-2013, 12:37 PM   #125
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Just submitted my MegaCorp letter of resignation last Friday after 22 years of service. ER'd for real now.

I was on a leave of absence since Jan 2012, so it was more of a formality at this point.

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Old 04-21-2013, 02:04 PM   #126
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Currently age 48.

Just submitted my MegaCorp letter of resignation last Friday after 22 years of service. ER'd for real now.

I was on a leave of absence since Jan 2012, so it was more of a formality at this point.

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Old 04-21-2013, 03:30 PM   #127
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!
+1 It's great to retire at such an early age - plenty of time and energy to do fun things.
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:39 PM   #128
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:09 PM   #129
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Lol. Well that's embarrassing. I guess I get a lonely 0 on the binary comprehension scale. It's been so long since I've used it. It should have been 11011. Glad I could provide some humor!
What Spanky said - and thanks for being a good sport!
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:40 PM   #130
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Still not 1C hex.
1B, I'm on a roll!

I think I'll retire early from using binary and hexadecimal systems. Today is my last day!
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:29 PM   #131
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(in centuries, rounded to the nearest integer)

I remember when it used to be so weird that people had been working at this company for longer than I had been alive.

Then one day it happened. I was one of 'them'.

In fact, I had a discussion with one of the young employees that not only had I been working here when she was born, but I do believe that her father and I had a discussion about her conception before she was born!

(Followed by awkward silence.)
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:46 PM   #132
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:11 PM   #133
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A round of applause to those who participate and are under 30.
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:08 AM   #135
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In fact, I had a discussion with one of the young employees that not only had I been working here when she was born, but I do believe that her father and I had a discussion about her conception before she was born!

(Followed by awkward silence.)
Excellent! Being able to say things like this is one of the small paybacks for the discomforts and inconveniences of getting older. I hope you savored the moment!

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Old 04-25-2013, 06:54 AM   #136
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Let's see... how old am I?

Take your age,
Add 62
divide by 4
subtract 4
multiple by 2
Subtract half your age
double that result
add two

And that is how hold I am.... 48
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:01 PM   #138
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I'm 44 and hoping to be retired at 50-51. We're a military family with one income, so ER will come with lots of planning and a bit of luck. I'm the driving force behind this plan.
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So, 70% of forum users are over 50. I had suspected that, as this community seems not to skew toward EARLY retirement. (I don't know if retirement in one's 50's and 60's can be considered particularly "early".) Seems like the forum has become more of a general retirement forum, which I suppose is fine.
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So, 70% of forum users are over 50. I had suspected that, as this community seems not to skew toward EARLY retirement. (I don't know if retirement in one's 50's and 60's can be considered particularly "early".) Seems like the forum has become more of a general retirement forum, which I suppose is fine.
Traditionally, "early retirement" is usually considered to be any age before one qualifies for full SS benefits. Normally it was 65, but the age is older for younger baby boomers.

The SSA considers 62 as the early retirement age.

Given that (at least from polls) many feel they will have to continue to work well into their 60s (and even 70s) before (or if) then can retire, many look at those retiring before then as going into early retirement.
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