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Old 09-13-2014, 08:29 AM   #21
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Retirement age has NO impact on life expectancy | Mail Online

I guess the moral of the inserted news link is to choose your own work exit and stay healthy. It seems to me that how we exit life is fairly arbitrary, so we need to make the most of it while we can.

My dad retired at 57 and died at 77, during those 20 years he and my mom did everything one could imagine, without millions of dollars in the bank. Neither of them ever regretted not working longer and are thankful for every day they had together.
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Old 09-13-2014, 08:37 AM   #22
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Of course, there are always stationary bikes you ride in the house...

Back to the point, it would be a lot easier to plan if you knew the end date. All you have is a rough guess, but you know it is not likely to be past 85. And even then, your life is likely very different in your 80s.

So, FIRE when you can, not when the company tells you, you can.

Of course I wonder why I am not FIRE'd yet too.
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Retirement age has NO impact on life expectancy | Mail Online

I guess the moral of the inserted news link is to choose your own work exit and stay healthy. It seems to me that how we exit life is fairly arbitrary, so we need to make the most of it while we can.

My dad retired at 57 and died at 77, during those 20 years he and my mom did everything one could imagine, without millions of dollars in the bank. Neither of them ever regretted not working longer and are thankful for every day they had together.

I have a hard time believing the premise of the study. I may not have the *actual* numbers, but if you work until the age of 80...well...I just don't buy it. There are lots of variables that go into life expectancy and for this study to just totally dismiss the idea that retirement age has *something* to do with life expectancy is just a bunch of crap.
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