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Old 12-24-2006, 10:32 AM   #61
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Just made it into this group at 40. Should be done at 48. Have had a little glimpse of being home all the time after being on sick leave for 3 weeks (back surgery). The Mrs. is getting used to me being around and she has not tried to kill me yet. This ER thing just might work out. It's gonna make the next 8 years much more interesting. Gotta get ER done.
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Re: Anyone in the age group 40-49??
Old 12-25-2006, 09:47 AM   #62
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47 FIRED, at 39 (3 month before I turned 40...)
Wow - exactly the same here!... Well, 2 months and 3 weeks before my 40th.

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in another month i'd be too old to respond. now 49 & 11/12ths. re at 48 & 5/12ths. until i find that beach where they trade in sea shells i don't think i'll ever consider myself fi, what with still being dependent upon finances and all.

if only there was a place outside of death, a kibbutz or an annuity where i could set my lazy spirit free, for only then would i truly know fi.
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I'm 49. I think I'll stay that way for a few more years.
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Yep - I'm 46. DH, however, is 52. I told him I married him because his advanced age would let me participate in Elderhostel trips much sooner - and he might actually have a chance at collecting some Social (In-)Security
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Old 01-28-2007, 08:00 AM   #67
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47 at this point in time
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I'll be a youthful 44 in about 2 weeks.
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I'm fixin' to turn 49 in March. DW is a tad older and significantly wiser and infinitely cuter...
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44 for me.

edit: oops, just noticed that I replied to this thread weeks ago. To clarify my position......I am STILL 44.
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44 for me.

edit: oops, just noticed that I replied to this thread weeks ago. To clarify my position......I am STILL 44.
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41 right here dude!
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Wowsers! It looks like there are quite a few of you in your 40s and retired. That's pretty cool and, well, unbelievable! I have a question, however. I'm assuming that many of you have your money socked away in retirement accounts (401k, IRA, etc). So, how are you tapping into these accounts at such a young age without penalty? I am quite curious!
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I'm new here, almost 43, and hope to retire before I'm 60.
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45 yrs in body..... much younger in mind.
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I'm assuming that many of you have your money socked away in retirement accounts (401k, IRA, etc). So, how are you tapping into these accounts at such a young age without penalty? I am quite curious!
First spend down the taxable accounts.

Then withdraw Roth IRA contributions-- which can be done anytime without penalty.

Some 401(k)s can be tapped as early as age 55 under certain conditions without penalty.

For the rest of the IRA (and 401(k)s rolled over into IRAs), there's 72(t).
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