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Under 30 1 0.53%
30-40 10 5.29%
40-50 49 25.93%
50-60 118 62.43%
60+ or never 11 5.82%
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:37 PM   #21
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How about that, basically the same result as the poll started on Jan 10th. Imagine...
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:00 PM   #22
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How come you didn't narrow the age span?
Retired 4 months before my 55 birthday.
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:17 PM   #23
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:23 PM   #24
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DH was planning to retire in 2013 at age 58 but his employer decided it for him in 2010 at age 55. He's happy to be done and financially it's worked out better than we expected.
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Old 02-17-2012, 05:42 PM   #25
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I've also kept a little of an eye on the increasing chance that DW and I won't be eligible for Medicare until 67, as that does have the potential to move the bar a little to the right on the "FIRE age axis". My oldest siblings will almost certainly be grandfathered at 65 by reforms. I quite possibly won't. Not that I'm bitter.
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Old 02-17-2012, 06:22 PM   #26
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:41 PM   #27
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:09 PM   #28
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The age groups are very broad. The mode is 50-60, but there is a huge difference between retiring at 50 and retiring at 59. I plan to ER between 56 and 59, depending on how things go.
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:02 PM   #30
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Either 31 December, 2012 (age 46) if not expecting a bonus for 2012 or early 2013 (age 47) if expecting a bonus (bonuses are decided in January each year).
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:53 PM   #31
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:38 PM   #33
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I'm 50. Next year I start the process of winding down and will work about 3 weeks out of 4 in the office or traveling. I'll be on "working vacation" during the off week. At the start of 2014 I will repatriate to the states and will be on the road 9-12 days out of 30, and still take emails and calls on the non-road-warrior days, but this will amount to a few hours a day max. If I like doing that, and if megacorp still wants me to do it, I may continue that for a couple more years. That said, if they find they've had enough of me, or I find I've just had enough, that will be the end of that. I already consider myself FI, but I still have some things to accomplish, and I would still like to have my "hand" in the game...just not my whole body. So, I'm looking forward to see what next year and 2014 bring. In any case, while we will be fine taking earnings from our taxable account, I cannot dip into my deferred comp for 6 years after I finally call it a day, and then it is distributed over 10 years...so I don't really want to hang around until I am 70, or I may never see the last of my defcomp money.

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Old 02-25-2012, 02:46 AM   #36
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I'm 47 now, FI but not ER'd. Intend to retire between 48-50, leaning to summer 2013 at age 48. Just purchased our retirement home and will have family living in it until we join them when we retire. DW is a career homemaker so she's ready whenever I am. The only thing that keeps me from pulling the trigger is that each of the next few years provides significant increases in savings and pension.
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Later this year, age 47. I plan to continue some part time hours at different clinics, maybe 5-10 days a month.
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I new that 59 was going to be better than 60 when i got to answer thta question
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:04 PM   #39
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I will RE in 313 days and at age 56. FI? At this point, I don't care!! I'll have enough I suppose. HA!!
Congratulations, you can now see the light at the end of the tunnel!
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I retired 100% at age 55 in 2006. DW also 100% ER'd two months before my release from the shackles.
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