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Old 02-16-2012, 01:59 PM   #1
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OK, just want to get an idea of the average age of those already fully FIRE or with firm plans, with no 9-5 job anymore...
I plan at 56...


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Old 02-16-2012, 02:02 PM   #2
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I hope to hang it up by 2020, assuming my wife's ministry gig is going well and she still has the option to buy into a group health insurance plan through the church wide body. Actually, '17 or '18 might even be doable under those circumstances.

Still, I'm not sure whether this will be a full retirement or a "semi-retirement" where I work part-time at something I prefer to do where pay and benefits won't be the main consideration.
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:24 PM   #3
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FIRE'd 4 years 10 months & 6 days ago, at 49.....only a few days shy of my 50th birthday!!!

Had they not offered an ER buy-out back in '07, I would be retiring in just less than 7 weeks from today. I'm super thankful for that buy-out!!!!
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There have been several polls like this, here's a recent one Poll: What Age Did You FIRE?.
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OK, just want to get an idea of the average age of those already fully FIRE or with firm plans, with no 9-5 job anymore...
I plan at 56...


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I DID a couple months ago at 56.
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:40 PM   #6
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Old 02-16-2012, 03:42 PM   #7
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14 months ago. Wish now I had done it earlier, took several years to make the break.
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fully FIRE already
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fully FIRE already

few months short of 55 and DW @ 51
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I Er'ed 6 weeks before my 55th birthday, DW ER'ed a month before me, and she was a little over 54.

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Old 02-16-2012, 04:41 PM   #11
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Old 02-16-2012, 04:47 PM   #12
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16.5 years ago. Now I work for myself counting my shekels, reading proxy statements, etc. 0430 - 1200 Mon - Fri and 0600 - 1100 on Saturdays.
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:10 PM   #14
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Well, I don't quite count, as I'm ESR and considering working part-time. FWIW, I ESR'ed last year at the age of 47.

It was unplanned due to a layoff and my life has been pretty basic (fairly marginal net worth), but the freedom of doing whatever I want when I want suits me very well. If I hadn't been laid off, I would have been thinking of ER in my mid-50's.
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:24 PM   #16
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In 2010 at 57 and DH 3 months later @56. We are still loving it.
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I think it was totally around 60. Megacorp at 55. Although with rentals, some would rightly point out that I'm still working, but as little as possible. From the looks of this group, I didn't really retire early. But people still look at me critically when I tell them I'm retired.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:05 PM   #18
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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!!
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