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Old 12-31-2015, 10:33 AM   #21
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I've followed Jack Benny's example and quit counting at 39.

Next year I will celebrate the 31st anniversary of my 39th birthday.
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Old 12-31-2015, 11:00 AM   #22
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That's been in place for almost a decade. See the Young Dreamers forum: "Still have quite a few years before you can retire? Issues related to that can go here, but you're welcome anywhere on the forum!"



Not sure how creating more stratified age categories would be of much value since anyone can be whatever age they want on the internet.

Sadly the dreamers section is just that. Mostly just Dreaming... Few doing ...

Sorry to see so many skeptics not up for trying something new targeted to similar aged early retirees.

Honestly in my mid 40s, I share very little FIRE lifestyle-wise with those in their late 50s and 60s.... Night and day differences on what keeps us up at night too.

But by others comments , I guess the populace has voted !!
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I've followed Jack Benny's example and quit counting at 39.



Next year I will celebrate the 31st anniversary of my 39th birthday.


Case in point. Who the hell was Jack Benny...

It's a generational thing ...
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Old 12-31-2015, 11:23 AM   #24
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If you start dividing the forum by age, you might as well divide it by gender, too. Then by nationality, race, religion or any number of characteristics.

I'm joking, of course. Most of us come hear to learn from and exchange information and opinions with a diverse group of people. Else, how can we learn?

For those seeking an affinity group within the forum, there is the option to add buddies. And one can always send a PM.

I did not mean to suggest dividing the forum entirely by age as u quickly figured out.

The suggestion is to have areas that are targeted and welcoming specifically to age or like retirement stage people.. Affinity is a good term.
I like to meet other 40 somethings who are fired ... Not many of us and the situations and solutions are often unique compared to a 60 year old 2 or 3 years out from social security a pension or both ...


Put another way: I find those retiring in 30s and 40s to be way more interesting. Often their stories are met with healthy inspiration and some awe.

Contrasting that - Retiring in 60s is pretty much average and normal not at all uncommon and pretty much unspectacular in that it's a "usual" Path. And with 10000 boomers retiring every day it's just a lot of normal old people retiring on schedule. By that point few of those doing it "early".

Dryer sheets or not... This is ER.org right ? And E stands for early, correct ?

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So you want a young and FIREd forum? There is a similar forum at Mr Money Mustache, though I don't think "young" is in the title, but most of the posters who have FIREd are the very early (30's and 40's) retirees.
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He is posting on the Skeptics Society and Debate Politics forums. He also has a Twitter account and following (I am not a Twitter member). He's around, but not here at the moment.
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Case in point. Who the hell was Jack Benny...

It's a generational thing ...
Jack who?
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Papadad - there are several (that I can think of) members here who are in their 40's and retired. Why don't you start a thread in the Life After Fire forum and start a conversation.

I don't think we need to redivide/subdivide the er.org site...

And don't be surprised if folks not in your preferred demographic respond... that's how it works here.
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While I like to get input from those in my similar situation, including age, I know that valued input can be from lots of ages for lots of ages.
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I like to meet other 40 somethings who are fied ... Not many of us and the situations and solutions are often unique compared to a 60 year old 2 or 3 years out from social security a pension or both ...

Put another way: I find those retiring in 30s and 40s to be way more interesting. Often their stories are met with healthy inspiration and some awe.

Contrasting that - Retiring in 60s is pretty much average and normal not at all uncommon and pretty much unspectacular in that it's a "usual" Path. And with 10000 boomers retiring every day it's just a lot of normal old people retiring on schedule. By that point few of those doing it "early".....
Wow.

You can always start a thread entitled "Want to meet other FIREs aged 40-ish" if you want.

As for the third comment bolded above, I will be retiring in my early 60's, and there is absolutely nothing "common" or "normal" about the path I have had to follow to reach that goal. I will consider my own retirement to be a pretty damn spectacular event in my life when I reach it, thank you very much.

Now I am going to end this post, before I write something that (justifiably) gets me kicked off the thread.
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He is posting on the Skeptics Society and Debate Politics forums. He also has a Twitter account and following (I am not a Twitter member). He's around, but not here at the moment.
I believe he is also spending some time on another retirement forum. I saw a post from him there a few weeks back.
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Put another way: I find those retiring in 30s and 40s to be way more interesting. Often their stories are met with healthy inspiration and some awe.

Contrasting that - Retiring in 60s is pretty much average and normal not at all uncommon and pretty much unspectacular in that it's a "usual" Path. And with 10000 boomers retiring every day it's just a lot of normal old people retiring on schedule. By that point few of those doing it "early".
And time will catch up with early retirees eventually. While I retired at age 52, I'm now 65, so I don't really stick out as an "early retiree" anymore.
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And time will catch up with early retirees eventually. While I retired at age 52, I'm now 65, so I don't really stick out as an "early retiree" anymore.
Yup. Time has a funny way of catching up with everyone (if they're lucky) - even those who think they are extremely special, and far more interesting than all the people who came before them.
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I believe he is also spending some time on another retirement forum. I saw a post from him there a few weeks back.
How can someone find the time to contribute to three forums? One is more than enough for me unless I sit by my PC all day long which I don't intend on doing anytime soon.
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How can someone find the time to contribute to three forums? One is more than enough for me unless I sit by my PC all day long which I don't intend on doing anytime soon.
My best guess is that Imoldernu never sleeps!
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Put another way: I find those retiring in 30s and 40s to be way more interesting. Often their stories are met with healthy inspiration and some awe.

You know, that is actually pretty offensive, not to mention ageist. You are certainly entitled to have whatever feelings you want to have about older people, but it seems more than a little rude to talk publicly about how those younger people are just more interesting.

I also think you are entirely missing the fact that many of those boring old people in the late 50s are older weren't always that age, and may have retired years and years earlier.

There is also the fact that while this form is an Early Retirement forum it does have plenty of people on it who didn't retire too early. I remember when I joined the form and I was 55 or so, I was hesitant at first to even join. I actually think I lurked for quite awhile before joining because I wasn't sure I was young enough to join.

The reality is that because I was uneasy about it, I looked elsewhere for a more general retirement forum and didn't find one. So, here I ended up. And, mostly despite being a decrepit and boring 55 year old, people were welcoming.

I have the feeling though that once we hit 60 (regardless of who old we were when we got here), you would just as soon we went elsewhere. From one of your posts in this thread:

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60's...ok. Few are early retirees. Talk about claiming your SS, changes in file and suspend, Medicare. Perhaps many don't even belong on an "early retiree" board. They're pretty much run of the mill retirees.
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How can someone find the time to contribute to three forums? One is more than enough for me unless I sit by my PC all day long which I don't intend on doing anytime soon.
This is the only forum I frequent, let alone post in. Yet, it already takes quite a bit of my time.

So, how do people run across imoldernu on other forums without spending even more time than I do? Just askin'...
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I did not mean to suggest dividing the forum entirely by age as u quickly figured out.

The suggestion is to have areas that are targeted and welcoming specifically to age or like retirement stage people.. Affinity is a good term.
I like to meet other 40 somethings who are fired ... Not many of us and the situations and solutions are often unique compared to a 60 year old 2 or 3 years out from social security a pension or both ...


Put another way: I find those retiring in 30s and 40s to be way more interesting. Often their stories are met with healthy inspiration and some awe.

Contrasting that - Retiring in 60s is pretty much average and normal not at all uncommon and pretty much unspectacular in that it's a "usual" Path. And with 10000 boomers retiring every day it's just a lot of normal old people retiring on schedule. By that point few of those doing it "early".

Dryer sheets or not... This is ER.org right ? And E stands for early, correct ?

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Wait, you want the mods to confess their ages?

Hmmmm..........

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