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Old 04-20-2006, 07:16 PM   #21
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More support for early retirement = earlier death?

The study does mention the reason for many early retirements may have been medical conditions.
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Re: maybe work keeps you alive?
Old 04-20-2006, 07:22 PM   #22
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Re: maybe work keeps you alive?

Veritasophia, the link in your post doesn't tie to the study you discuss, at least not for me...

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REWahoo, try it now.
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If you look at the original study, the difference is not so apparent. The following graph shows survival rate of people retired at 55 who survived to 65 (undoubtfully those without significant health problems), compared to those who retired at 65, ie. it compares longevity starting at 65. I really don't see that big a difference.
[img width=750 height=478]http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/content/vol331/issue7523/images/large/tsas282889.f1.jpeg[/img]
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Well I'm not sure about work keeping you alive but my mother's recent early retirement at 69 will definitely cause some problems.....as one with an almost addictive 'shopping habit' I'm hoping we can manage to keep her spending under control now that she will be on the 'other side' of the counter...

I swear helping others pick jewelry was not only her strength but also fulfilled that 'shopping impulse'......now that she's ER'ed we'll have to see if she can stay FI'ed!!


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