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Old 01-27-2007, 05:51 PM   #41
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You're so right. I really feel for anybody who wants to retire and has to work into their 70's. I agree that a lot of those my age may not have much choice about it.

I'm actually thrilled that I can retire at 62. At fifty I thought I'd have to work until the day I died. I had no savings (due to starting over after my divorce) and the task of building a nestegg from a negative asset situation seemed too huge to even tackle.

My brother (bless his heart!) gave me a verbal kick in the behind and I got to work on my retirement planning. Now at 58 I know that I can not only retire, but do it at 62 instead of 65/66. What a wonderful country this is!
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Re: What age did you retire?
Old 01-27-2007, 06:26 PM   #42
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Old 01-30-2007, 04:16 AM   #43
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41 now
calculating that 2 more years will do it 100%. could be now, but dont hate my job

nice to get up every day and know i could probably do it...
my only hold back is affording medical insurance
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We thought I would be retired at age 60 which I just hit. Cannot come close to replacing the corporate insurance carryover that I will have at 62. Also, Boss will let me have more time off during the last two years than the four weeks vacation, Nice. Gives us extra insurance in form of a larger next egg.
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Old 01-30-2007, 05:59 PM   #45
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I'm 37 now; I think it will be around 55, but it depends on several variables:

1. salary performance
2. stock market performance
3. expenses performance
4. possible inheritance

I plan to retire when my expenses for the last six months times 50 equals my FIRE stash - basically a 4% withdrawal rate. Nowhere close right now mostly because of the NPV of future child support and college expenses.

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I will be eligible to ER at any time after I turn 55 in April. I expect to make it out at least by 12/1 of this year... earlier if my manager lets me burn up 8 weeks plus of accumulated vacation time all in one lump leading up to 12/1... earlier still if the market behaves favorably.


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Old 02-05-2007, 07:09 PM   #48
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Just over eight weeks to go now.....YEA!!!

I got a good laugh at w*rk today, as I was clarifying to the twits that as of today I don't HAVE to show up from now 'til my FIRE date. My flunky trainee/replacement started rattling that he ONLY has 23 YEARS to go 'til he gets to retire!!!

He said, "What are you snickering about?? It's not THAT long!!" He's 44!!! He says he doesn't think w*rking to 67 is too long!!! Since he has NO savings...retirement or otherwise...he HAS to stay at the grind!

Hmmmm.....it must REALLY suck to be him!
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Old 02-06-2007, 05:09 AM   #49
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49 now - planning on 51 or 52 depending on work pressure and getting my kids through school. Spent 28 years in various hi-tech management positions and have been very fortunate so far - but I'm ready and counting the motnhs.
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on 2/28/2002...at 37. It'll be 5 years soon.
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Turned 50 Jan 25, 2007 and Retired Jan 31, 2007. Feeling Good!!
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Today..... at 48...
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Thanks,,,, A little numb to all this. Been battling thru insurance,, etc.

Just jumped off the cliff, hope there's a feathered bed below.
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The bad news is that you keep falling.

The good news is that the breeze feels pretty good after the first six months or so.
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Hmmmmmm.....I'm ready to retire at 57, but as a federal employee on FERS working another 28 months (til 60) will increase my pension 50% (from $22k to 32k), add $10,000 a year in transition pay (until I collect ss at 62), and give me 150k/year in salary while my youngest son is in college.... Given that my 40-something fiance is still working full time and going to school, I'll probably wait a couple of years..... Then again, with a $20k (cola'd) widowers' annuity, 700k in house equity, and three times that in liquid assets, it's awful tempting to quit sooner.... I'm hoping my agency will have an early out, which would eliminated the penalty for retiring before 60!
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Hopefully in the mid-40s.

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I will be 52.8 when I punch out. Hey, that is less than 2 months from now.
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