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Old 01-13-2013, 10:17 PM   #181
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:16 AM   #182
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I am 43.
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I have a federal (FERS) pension.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:20 AM   #183
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I am 48
I have been working full time 27 years and Part time (30 hours/week) for 6 years before that.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:48 AM   #184
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:59 AM   #185
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Current Age 43 I never really worked... unless you count a few part-time temporary jobs here and there over the years. I am a bit of an oddity here. I found the website when searching for something one day (can't remember what it was now) and liked it here so visit often.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:06 PM   #186
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Current Age 43 I never really worked... unless you count a few part-time temporary jobs here and there over the years. I am a bit of an oddity here. I found the website when searching for something one day (can't remember what it was now) and liked it here so visit often.
You didn't mention the age at which you retired, or plan/hope to retire at.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:16 PM   #187
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You didn't mention the age at which you retired, or plan/hope to retire at.
Well, my last "paying" job: I rang up McDonalds customers one summer between 10 and 11th grade. I guess that was pretty much the end of my working career. I mostly live a shiftless life on the road...
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:23 PM   #188
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:42 PM   #189
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Well, my last "paying" job: I rang up McDonalds customers one summer between 10 and 11th grade. I guess that was pretty much the end of my working career. I mostly live a shiftless life on the road...
Aaah, so visiting this early retirement site is a sort of vicarious pleasure for you, or do you consider yourself already semi-retired?

I see you have a few posts to your name and I do remember seeing you around here before, so I probably missed (or forgot) the posts in which you revealed your situation/philosophy of life.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:57 PM   #190
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I do not have any plans to work so I guess I am retired. It is just hard to think of myself as retired since I never really worked.

My great-grandfather owned a farm equipment business in the early 1900's. During the depression, he ended up with thousands of acres of land just outside a major city, most of which has been sold off as the city spread to the farmland. I was the only great-grandchild alive when he died (I was only a baby) and received an inheritance which grew a lot during the 70's. By the time I turned 18 and got most of it, I was in a position to be able to not work if I am reasonably frugal.

I enjoy the forum because there is such a huge knowledge base and nice friendly people. I also find the frugal mindset of this website very refreshing compared to many of my IRL friends.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:03 PM   #191
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I do not have any plans to work so I guess I am retired. It is just hard to think of myself as retired since I never really worked.

My great-grandfather owned a farm equipment business in the early 1900's. During the depression, he ended up with thousands of acres of land just outside a major city, most of which has been sold off as the city spread to the farmland. I was the only great-grandchild alive when he died (I was only a baby) and received an inheritance which grew a lot during the 70's. By the time I turned 18 and got most of it, I was in a position to be able to not work if I am reasonably frugal.

I enjoy the forum because there is such a huge knowledge base and nice friendly people. I also find the frugal mindset of this website very refreshing compared to many of my IRL friends.
Good to know - thanks for explaining. Your comments about not really working piqued my curiosity.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:33 PM   #192
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:30 PM   #193
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Good to know - thanks for explaining. Your comments about not really working piqued my curiosity.
I've never really w*rked either, but I have been employed...
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:52 AM   #194
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:48 AM   #195
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Curious to hear everyone's current age, projected/goal retirement age, and total number of years worked when you hit your retirement age, and also if you are expecting a pension of any sort
It would have been interesting to add approximate lifetime earnings the the query.
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:41 PM   #196
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I do not have any plans to work so I guess I am retired. It is just hard to think of myself as retired since I never really worked.

My great-grandfather owned a farm equipment business in the early 1900's. During the depression, he ended up with thousands of acres of land just outside a major city, most of which has been sold off as the city spread to the farmland. I was the only great-grandchild alive when he died (I was only a baby) and received an inheritance which grew a lot during the 70's. By the time I turned 18 and got most of it, I was in a position to be able to not work if I am reasonably frugal.

I enjoy the forum because there is such a huge knowledge base and nice friendly people. I also find the frugal mindset of this website very refreshing compared to many of my IRL friends.
You should redistribute your wealth to others.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:40 PM   #197
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You were in HS and college for over 32 years!?! And I thought my kids milked it.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:23 PM   #198
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Yeah, my parents wouldn't spring for grad school so it was only 32 years.

Oh wait, it says 32 plus part time in high school and college.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:27 PM   #199
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During the dotcom 90's age = 40's, projection was 55.
2013, age 56, projection 59-60, worked 38 years so far, no pension.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:37 PM   #200
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You should redistribute your wealth to others.
I am quite certain that I am not one of the wealthiest members on the board. I live very simply. Perhaps one of the wealthier members however... would like to redistribute some of their wealth to me so that I can raise my standard of living...
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