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Old 12-17-2016, 09:02 AM   #201
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Turned 62 last month and will be calling it quits soon. Still have a few things to do. If everything works our I will be done by July when our contract at work runs out. Hoping I get laid off then.
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Old 12-17-2016, 06:11 PM   #202
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Almost 58.
Diagnosed with pinched nerve in neck this week. Not retired. I can and I might. Don't need this anymore
If I were in your situation, I would take a long, hard look at the financials and spending rate and see if I could make RE work. Have you looked at this thread? http://www.early-retirement.org/foru...ire-69999.html
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Old 12-17-2016, 07:41 PM   #203
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Retired yes, in 2015.
At age 55 and 28 days
Original goal 55
Still pissed that I missed my goal by 28 days. :-)
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Old 12-18-2016, 08:43 AM   #204
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How old are you when you retire? 45

When do you want to retire? I first thought 50-55, it accelerated because of health issues and injuries from the military
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Old 12-18-2016, 10:26 PM   #205
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FIRED at 45, Class of 2015

I originally planned to retire in my early 50's at the latest, but I relied too much on basic retirement calculators that assumed, among other things, that 80% of my income would be required in retirement. Still, this compelled me to double my savings rate in the early 2000's. I beat my original exit goal by half a decade with the help of my frugal wife. Dual income & no kids helped greatly too. We now live on less than 40% of our pre-retirement income and life is great!
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Old 12-20-2016, 03:39 PM   #206
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When do you want to retire? I had initially planned to retire in 2020 at age 59. After my wife retired I couldn't wait...
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Old 12-20-2016, 05:19 PM   #207
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Yes, July 2015

At age 56. I planned on 55, but missed it by a few months.
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Old 12-20-2016, 05:40 PM   #208
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Met my goal of retiring at 50!
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Old 12-21-2016, 03:33 PM   #209
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Retired at 56. DW "retired" 20 years earlier. I did a sabbatical for a year at age 50 which convinced me to put a 5 year plan in place.
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Old 12-21-2016, 04:24 PM   #210
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Never thought about it as I was too busy making/spending money.Started to enjoy life and realized I was too busy to go back to work. So far,so good although I do have a volunteer childcare gig. I did not really volunteer as much as my young wife wanted a career and who am I to deny her the joy of working.
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Old 12-21-2016, 04:28 PM   #211
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....the joy of working.
Non sequitur alert, non sequitur alert!
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Old 02-21-2017, 08:20 PM   #212
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I retired at age 42. Thank you God!
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Old 02-21-2017, 09:13 PM   #213
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I know there was a poll for the age people retired here. Does anyone have a link to that? I seem to remember it showed a median age of early retirees around 55.

My answers: No, not retired yet. Planning to go at 57, in about 2 years.
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Old 02-22-2017, 12:07 PM   #214
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How old are you when you retire? 54 yrs + 364 days
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Old 02-22-2017, 12:44 PM   #215
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Are you retired? No, just FI

How old are you when you retire? Older then now (59)

When do you want to retire? I'm not sure. I like consulting and took off 20 weeks last year. My current plan is when grandkids arrive (min 2 years).
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Old 02-22-2017, 05:55 PM   #216
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Yes, 49, 50.

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Old 02-22-2017, 06:30 PM   #217
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Old 02-22-2017, 08:44 PM   #218
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I had some spare time and was curious, so I went through and looked at all the "Yes" answers. Here are the overall stats:

N = 147

Mean (average) age of retirement = 53.7 (or 54 if we round up).

Median age = 55

Mode (most common) age = 55

Median and mode are higher than mean, because the mean was pulled down by a half dozen ne'er do wells who retired in their 30's.

Range: 33 to 70. Most of them cluster in the 50's.

30's: 3%
40's: 17%
50's: 65%
60's: 14%
70's: <1%
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Nicely done, Eddie!
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Old 02-22-2017, 09:00 PM   #220
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Good job with the compilation. The OP could have done a poll.

After checking to see that I have not posted to this thread, I give my answer now.

Wife: 50. Myself: 55.

So, I fall right in with the crowd.

PS. I think both of us wanted to retire when we were 12.
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