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Old 04-18-2015, 07:58 PM   #121
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Old 04-18-2015, 08:16 PM   #122
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Are you retired?
Almost! A couple of months to finish a few outstanding jobs.

How old are you when you retire? Close to 55

When do you want to retire? I felt the desire really come on strong around when I turned 51. Being able to do it before 55 was a pleasant surprise.
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Old 04-20-2015, 01:06 PM   #123
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Are you retired? YES

How old when retired? 54.5

When did you want to retire? 50 but knew I needed to stay to get a bigger pension. Retired when I reached a number that was ok for me. I couldn't have stayed a day longer.
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Old 04-29-2015, 08:41 AM   #124
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Are you retired?

How old are you when you retire?

When do you want to retire?

I like to calculate the average age of the people here FIREed. It's a long dream of my but never have enough guts or money to pull the trigger.

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I was 60

Originally I wanted to wait until I was 55 so I could get full retirement benefits from mega corp. The OMY syndrome set-in and then it is was 57.5, then greed set-in and I finally quit at 60.
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Old 04-29-2015, 09:51 AM   #125
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But forced to because of health reasons - not because of following a FIRE plan. So not sure how I fit in with your average age stats.
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Old 04-29-2015, 09:55 AM   #126
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Almost - 10 more w*ork days
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Old 04-29-2015, 11:18 AM   #127
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Turning out just fine!!!

Officially retiring in 4 months at 58. Laid off a year and a half ago, gov't is paying my mortgage for 18 months and will be paid off in another three years, and have been back and forth to my favorite place, Hawaii, a dozen times since, visiting grand-kids and enjoying hikes in Koko Head . Will be collecting pension soon and just managing my portfolio. I'm relatively in good health and enjoying the outdoor activities. This is life and freedom after slavery for me and I am thoroughly enjoying it.
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Old 04-29-2015, 02:39 PM   #128
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Hi kneehigh,

Welcome to the forum! Sounds like you are financially well prepared for a great and long retirement.
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Old 04-30-2015, 05:26 AM   #129
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Yes, retired at 53, had originally planned to work to 55 but buyout offer came along too good to pass up along with being fed up.
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Old 04-30-2015, 01:50 PM   #130
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Originally set goal at 55.
Just 7 such days for me.

5 days past 60

Never thought about it until several years ago reading Scott Burns referring to one's 50's as the "50's minefield", or something like that. He was referring to studies showing most retirement plans get derailed during one's fifties due to a serious health condition or job loss from which one doesn't recover. He provided some pretty startling statistics (since confirmed in more studies) showing the gap at which workers expect they'll retire and the (sometimes much) younger age retirees report actually retiring.
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Old 05-06-2015, 04:25 PM   #131
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Retired at 53 in 1993; no need to work

How old are you when you retired? 53

When did you want to retire? I had planned to work until maybe age 65. The collapse of the defense industry in Southern California ended my career. I was 53 at the time, 1993. I though I had enough money already to retire then. I was wrong about that, but the bull market of the 1990's bailed me out. My investments have supported me with room to spare for 22 years of retirement.
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Old 05-06-2015, 08:45 PM   #132
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Yes, 52, 2012.


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Old 05-06-2015, 08:58 PM   #133
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I am retired! I retired at age 41, a little over six years ago. When I first started working after college, I thought I would be able to retire at 55. As I got older and work got worse, that goal kept moving up.
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Old 05-06-2015, 09:58 PM   #134
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Old 05-07-2015, 06:22 AM   #135
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63, retired one week ago. Just starting to get acclimated.
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Old 05-07-2015, 09:37 AM   #136
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Congratulations on your retirement. Very nice place to retire!
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Old 05-09-2015, 09:38 PM   #137
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Yes. Retired for just over two months. 60 years old. Retired as soon as I could pull pension.


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Old 05-10-2015, 07:58 AM   #138
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Turn 54 tomorrow.

1 year anniversary was yesterday.

Feeling good!
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Old 05-11-2015, 06:35 AM   #139
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I turned 51 last month.

I retired Sept 30 2011 at age 47.

I remember thinking about financial independence as early as college days, but it wasn't until I was in my mid-30s, after about 10 years of corporate life, that I had become disillusioned enough to put a specific plan together.

I love being retired.
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Old 06-12-2016, 06:35 PM   #140
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Are you retired?

I retired at age 52. That was four years ago.Wonderful feeling. I'm happy not to dread Sunday jafternoon, my weeks are marked by Sunday morning church attendance. Yeah!
I spend much less money than pre retirement and travel a lot more.
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