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Old 06-12-2016, 06:54 PM   #141
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No, not retired. Age 59. I enjoy this forum although I will (am) not an early retiree. I actually like my job, little to no stress, walk to work, etc etc. Some days I can't believe they pay me. Plus security is very important to me and I'd rather continue working for awhile to make really, really sure my future is financially secure.
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Old 06-12-2016, 06:58 PM   #142
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I am sorry, but I will be pulling your average up. My wife was brain injured in 1993, and I had to keep wor*ing to have coverage for her. I was 55 at the time, and probably could have retired then if not for her situation.
She passed away in 2005, and having nothing better to do, I kept wor*ing.
i remarried in 2007, and retired a year later at the age of 70
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Old 06-12-2016, 07:11 PM   #143
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Yep. Planned to retire at age 65, got fed up with politics and quit 2 years ago at age 61. Life is good.
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Old 06-12-2016, 07:18 PM   #144
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I retired 3 months ago at age 53. It's been a great so far, and I can't imagine ever working again.
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Old 06-12-2016, 07:19 PM   #145
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Old 06-12-2016, 08:18 PM   #146
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Retired on April 30th 2016 at 46 years old. Children are 17, 11 & 11. so far, so good. Missing my co-workers but not the work. Enjoying more time with the kids & hoping to improve my handicap.
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Old 06-12-2016, 08:56 PM   #147
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3. Always planned to retire at age 55 (when I would normally qualify for my pension), but there was a reorganization (downsizing) going on in our agency the year before that, and I applied for and received an early-out. I got the pension I wanted, so I retired 6 months early. No regrets, it all worked out just fine.
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Old 06-12-2016, 09:40 PM   #148
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Retired at 60, actually the day after my 60th birthday. I am 69 now.
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Old 06-13-2016, 12:02 AM   #149
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Retired two years ago (June 2014) this month at age 62. DH and I had a plan and stuck to it. I feel like I'm a very lucky gal to have been able to retire when I did and to be healthy to enjoy it. I lost a dear friend a few months before we both should have retired. Life is good and DH and I will be enjoying our son's wedding in a few weeks.
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Old 06-13-2016, 08:44 AM   #150
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Retired in 2013 on my 55th birthday, DH same time at 62.
2 happy clams here, still waiting to become bored.
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Old 06-13-2016, 09:01 AM   #151
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Give me three weeks, FIREd at 56 years, 8 months.
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Old 06-13-2016, 12:21 PM   #152
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Yes, retired at 56. For 20+years, I had planned to retire at 55, missed it by 3 months.


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Old 06-14-2016, 05:55 PM   #153
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Yes, Retired!
I am 56, but original plan was for age 57. We decided we could do it financially so pulled the trigger. Been 5 months..so wonderful.
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Old 06-14-2016, 07:29 PM   #154
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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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60

was before i discovered this site. thought i needed much more than i actually did.
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Old 06-14-2016, 08:01 PM   #155
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I'm 58. Retired at 51. Right when I wanted to. Coming up on 7 years July 1. There is no seven year itch to go back to w*rk!
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Old 06-14-2016, 08:25 PM   #156
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ASAP (In a 34-year teaching career, I only worked full-time for 11. All the rest were part-time. So, in the last 12-15 years, I socked away about 85% of my salary in retirement accts., preparing to buy my freedom.) We tried to live primarily on DH's income.
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Old 06-14-2016, 10:36 PM   #157
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Age 60

I would have retired a year earlier, but was asked to stay (too valuable to lose at the time) - and was provided 5 years of health insurance and a small pension (5 year stipend equal to one year pay in total - can easily delay SS now) as a benefit for doing so. It was absolutely the worst year of my life due to the job stress, but in retrospect, I guess it was worth it. I was comfortably FIRE at 59 and could have probably left at 55, but OMY turned into 5.

New to the forum, but have been lurking for about 4-5 years. "Free" was available so I took it! Pretty much sums up the way I feel.
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Old 06-14-2016, 10:37 PM   #158
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No, technically I'm unemployed drawing on UIB

I left county employment at 50, pensioned out to a new career (less than 24 / 7 / 365 on call). Became double dipper

Wanted to slow down at 50.
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Old 06-16-2016, 09:29 AM   #159
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Old 06-16-2016, 09:38 AM   #160
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