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Old 11-02-2005, 06:33 PM   #21
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My dad retired at 55 - there was a shuffle of positions at his work and he was screwed out of a position he was promised prior to a 2 year overseas stint.* They made good by giving him a full pension at 55 instead of the standard 65.* He worried a couple of years in the beginning about having enough money, but soon got over that.* He turned out to be an astute investor - bought company stock throughout his career - his first shares were split adjusted under a dollar and were around $85 at his death.* *I ended up retiring at 56 -- I couldn't measure up to his schedule or his investing prowess.*

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Re: Are you the first to ER in your family?
Old 11-03-2005, 09:16 AM   #22
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I ended up retiring at 56 -- I couldn't measure up to his schedule or his investing prowess.*
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Re: Are you the first to ER in your family?

Dad dead at 57. Forced retirement at 55 due to cancer. Worked for local government.

Mom still plugging away now at age 57 (she was 10 years younger). She plans to retire at 62. Works for local government.

Father-in-law retired at 65. Professor. Mother-in-law retired at 58. Teacher. They are having a great time between their houses in NH and FL

My paternal grandfather retired with disability at 55. Lived to 88. He was a flea market master. Really enjoyed his retirement.

My paternal grandmother retired from local government at 65.

My maternal grandmother never worked.

My maternal grandfather was an old money farmer. I think he retired soon after my mom was born - he was 50.

My wife and I are planning for retirement in 10 years at 45 and 48, sooner if we can do it, later if we can't.

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