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Old 08-12-2013, 08:48 PM   #161
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:51 PM   #162
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Purron, that is one of my favorite songs from the Byrds.
Me too. I also first saw them sing it in spring 1967 at Santa Monica Civic. It was the first rock concert I went to, and I was amazed at the volume. My jeans were buzzing. After that I always took ear plugs. I thought if this can set up waves in my pants, I'm scared what it might do in my ears.

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Me too. I also first saw them sing it in spring 1967 at Santa Monica Civic. It was the first rock concert I went to, and I was amazed at the volume. My jeans were buzzing. After that I always took ear plugs. I thought if this can set up waves in my pants, I'm scared what it might do in my ears.

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Old 08-12-2013, 09:26 PM   #164
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:48 AM   #165
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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.
Interesting, I retired at age 56 about 18 months ago and almost everyone I see who learns that I am retired is amazed that I would be retired at such a young age and I am by far the youngest of the retired guys that I golf with. When she first heard my SIL exclaimed "You're too young to retire".
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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.
If this poll were to be done again, I would suggest using 5-year age ranges instead of 10-year ranges. This would split the large 50(51?)-60 interval into two parts, 51-55 and 56-60. I have seen benefit package descriptions which include age 55 as a key plateau for becoming eligible for pension benefits, taking 401k distributions, and becoming elgible for retiree medical benefits, so potential early retirees have an incentive to stick around until they reach 55.
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I'm 52 & 206/365ths. For people my age, 67 is the full retirement age for SS. I feel that if I was to retire at 58 or 60, that would be early. With folks living longer, that would still be 25 years of retirement.
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