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Old 06-16-2016, 09:58 AM   #161
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Old 06-16-2016, 10:36 AM   #162
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Yes.

Retired at 59. Planned to work until 61/62 but a golden handshake moved the retirement forward. A wonderful gift.

Enjoyed work, enjoy retirement more. Lots more travel now.. Completely changed our lifestyle. Happier and healthier.
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Old 06-17-2016, 07:28 PM   #163
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Yes, I am retired.

At age 54.

Took early out offer. Was originally planning on retirement at 56.

It's pretty awesome.


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Old 06-17-2016, 10:44 PM   #164
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Not yet. Gave notice for next year. 57 (me) 56 (DW)
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Old 06-17-2016, 11:25 PM   #165
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At 43, DW and I ran the numbers, figured we could start a 7-year plan...

Retired in 2006, that's a decade now, Wowzers!
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Old 06-18-2016, 01:02 AM   #166
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Yes, I retired 10 days ago at age 57. I still just feel like I'm on vacation since we're living out of our suitcases until our household goods shipment arrives.
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Old 06-18-2016, 05:14 AM   #167
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I completely retired in March, 2016, age 62 1/2.

Although I pipe-dreamed of an earlier retirement, I'm not unhappy that I waited. Earlier would not have worked out for me financially, and I was able to manage my last years of work by cutting back and enjoying the combination of more time, while still earning some and not digging into the nut.
Now that I'm out, I realize that for me, it was the perfect time. I don't miss it at all. Not one bit. DW is still working (she's 58 1/2). It's her call as to when to pull the plug. I'm happy, she's happy..
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Old 06-18-2016, 07:20 AM   #168
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Been fully retired for almost three years. Retired at 60, went back to work part time for seven years and loved it. I liked the work I was doing and the people I worked with. Now love full time retired.
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Old 06-18-2016, 10:06 AM   #169
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Retired last year at age 59, but I do have Disability payments coming.
Although Financially independent without the payments.
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Old 06-18-2016, 10:35 AM   #170
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Been retired for 125 weeks. I know that because I started an Excel spreadsheet calendar that starts on my last day of w*rk. I record my planned and actual events, so it shows that I've spent about 1/4 of my time traveling. But I've only got 10% of the next 52 weeks booked, so I've got to get busy planning!
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Old 06-18-2016, 10:57 AM   #171
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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.
Praise God!

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Old 06-18-2016, 11:01 AM   #172
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I see I missed this thread from last year.

Yes.

Retired at 39 in 1999 - will be 17 years in August.

I knew it was possible at age 35, so started figuring out what it would really take, and kind of in fun set before the next century (i.e. Y2K) as my personal goal.
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Old 06-18-2016, 11:02 AM   #173
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Old 06-18-2016, 01:59 PM   #174
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I'm not retired.

I plan to retire at age 62 in about 15 months.

Originally I had wanted to retire at 59 1/2 years when I became eligible for a pension. Would have preferred to retire even earlier at 55 but my agency did not offer early outs for my position and I was not financially ready. I accelerated my savings at age 50 with 401k catchup contributions, a Roth IRA, and extra money towards my mortgage. But it was too little too late and I did not handle my 401k well during the recession which eliminated any chance of retiring early unless I was willing to cut my spending drastically in retirement. The increase in pension by working to age 62 will help compensate for the lower 401K.
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Old 06-18-2016, 02:29 PM   #175
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I will be retiring in April 2017. I earlier had targeted July 2017 when my modest pension peaks out but I do not want to wait the last couple months and DW has lots of gardening projects for next spring so April it will be.
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Old 06-22-2016, 12:56 PM   #176
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Not retired yet.


Plan to retire in 2018 @ 57.
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Old 06-22-2016, 03:40 PM   #177
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1. Not yet. I will retire at age 63 in 2017.
2. Age 63, which I consider to be an Early Retirement.
3. Full Retirement Age, 66.
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Old 06-22-2016, 04:22 PM   #178
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1. Yes, retired end of 2015
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3. Always said I would retire by 50, but it turned out to be harder to extricate from position. Not complaining.... All good now.
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Old 06-22-2016, 06:17 PM   #179
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Old 12-13-2016, 07:49 AM   #180
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1. Yes July 2016
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3. Original plan was mid 2018
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