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40 & Younger 13 7.34%
41-45 12 6.78%
46-50 28 15.82%
51-55 58 32.77%
56-60 56 31.64%
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Old 01-10-2012, 06:23 AM   #1
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Poll: What Age Did You FIRE?

Simple poll to see where the majority of you land.
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I'll wager the majority will say in their 50's, like in this poll: Poll: At What Age Did You Retire
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Old 01-10-2012, 06:29 AM   #3
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Hmm, I briefly searched, but didn't find this one. Same options in the poll too. Great minds think alike.
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Old 01-10-2012, 06:29 AM   #4
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Added "poll" to the title to make searching easier in the future...
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Old 01-10-2012, 07:35 AM   #5
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I'll wager the majority will say in their 50's, like in this poll: Poll: At What Age Did You Retire
I thought the same thing but voted anyway to see how close the results end up.
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:55 AM   #7
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Six weeks after 50th birthday. Planned to work longer but the ending of an early retirement incentive program pushed me out the door as I'd have to work at least 5 more years to be eligible for the pension. Took a hit on the pension due to an age adjustment though.
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I'll wager the majority will say in their 50's, like in this poll: Poll: At What Age Did You Retire
I wasn't able to vote back in 2009, and from the "Class of..." threads we know that there have been well over a 100 new ER's since then.

I would still expect the majority to be in their 50's.
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:05 AM   #9
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Then there was this poll in July 2010 Age at retirement

37% of the 163 responses were in the 52-56 age range. The rest were almost evenly split above and below that group.

There was a similar poll of planned retirement ages at the same time.

It may be that the average age at retirement has changed in the last few years, but seeing that requires a somewhat different poll design.
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:31 AM   #10
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Boy, I sure brought out the know-it-alls, didn't I? Thanks everyone for the links the previous polls. They will be helpful to trend data!
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Boy, I sure brought out the know-it-alls members who know how to use the search feature, didn't I?
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FI aside, I wonder what most folks think is "ER".

As for me? It was age 59, seven years before my original goal of 66 (originally 65, but then changed to 66 due to the SS program) back in my early 20's.

Maybe not ER for folks on this forum, but "good enough" for me ...
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Simple poll to see where the majority of you land.
Didn't vote since I'm not yet FIREd...but I'm 50 now and am shooting for about 53 or so.
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Old 01-10-2012, 06:07 PM   #15
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I FIREd 4 months before 55, I just could not wait and DW retired year earlier at 51.
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57, give me some credit though, I didn't start till trying till 47.
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It was 53 for me, and I was very glad. I am finding it interesting to learn which co-workers and friends are happy to hear about it and which seem to be a little bit jealous!
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I wasn't able to vote back in 2009, and from the "Class of..." threads we know that there have been well over a 100 new ER's since then.
I would still expect the majority to be in their 50's.
Could one of the mod team please collect up these links and stash them in a FAQ Archive thread?
Early Retirement FAQs - Early Retirement & Financial Independence Community

Then we old farts can make snarky comments about posters who don't read the FAQ Archives...
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I was 50 on my 'official' retirement date, however, I had my fill of the grind and bailed out when I was only 49! Sure, it was only 3 days before the 'official' date, but I WAS only 49!!!
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I was 50 on my 'official' retirement date, however, I had my fill of the grind and bailed out when I was only 49! Sure, it was only 3 days before the 'official' date, but I WAS only 49!!!
That counts as 49 as far as I can tell!
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