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Old 07-18-2021, 10:20 AM   #1
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Any 3%ers out there?

Found this interesting graph. Just curious if there are any "3%ers" out there that retired before age 54 and never went back to work.
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Old 07-18-2021, 10:26 AM   #2
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Found this interesting graph. Just curious if there are any "3%ers" out there that retired before age 54 and never went back to work.
Yes. retired at 54. Semi retired at 48. Now 62. Still happily retired.
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Old 07-18-2021, 10:28 AM   #3
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Not before, but waited until I was 54 which is in the 3%. That was important as within that calendar year I turned 55 which gave me more options with my 401k for withdrawals.
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There are lots of forum members who fit into that category! I'm not one of them, since I retired at 61.

I would have loved to retire earlier! Oh well. I'm retired now and enjoying every minute of it.
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Old 07-18-2021, 10:43 AM   #5
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The graph looks depressing. I want to retire at 58. It looks like that I will be in the 17% category, which makes me feel strange. I want to be with the flow.
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It's actually 4%ers (under 50 + 50-54), which gets rid of the unnecessary political reference.

Better asked as a poll, though that's been done before:
https://www.early-retirement.org/for...eck-96371.html
https://www.early-retirement.org/for...ire-44810.html
https://www.early-retirement.org/for...ire-25311.html
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Old 07-18-2021, 11:06 AM   #7
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It's actually 4%ers (under 50 + 50-54), which gets rid of the unnecessary political reference.

Better asked as a poll, though that's been done before:
https://www.early-retirement.org/for...eck-96371.html
https://www.early-retirement.org/for...ire-44810.html
https://www.early-retirement.org/for...ire-25311.html

Political reference??

But yea, actually 4%. The polls aren't what I am interested in. My post was specifically for the "4%", I guess.
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We were under 50 (47) so I guess that makes us 1%ers.
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Old 07-18-2021, 11:16 AM   #9
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Out at 49, 1%er, I feel so elite.
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Out at 39, so I guess that makes me a 1%er.
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Coasting @ 50...hoping to be a "real" 3% in next 3-4 years.
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Old 07-18-2021, 11:36 AM   #12
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1% here - retired at 45 and have no expectation I'll ever go back to work.
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Old 07-18-2021, 11:52 AM   #13
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a poll might make it easier to tally responses.
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Old 07-18-2021, 12:25 PM   #14
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Had the good fortune of walking away at 49 - life is good!
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Old 07-18-2021, 12:26 PM   #15
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Another 1% er. Retired at 48 thanks to a government pension and frugal life style.
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Yep. retired at 52, never looked back. Currently 57.
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1% er.

Stopped working at 45.
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Retired at 57, but not doing any "retirement part time work". lol
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38. Dabbled in 2 jobs for a total of 6 months. The comedy was ended at 41
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I'm a 1%er.
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