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Old 07-17-2014, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I retired from the corporation at 50 with a 5-year LOA, insurance paid for life, 401K, retirement, profit sharing and stock options stay with company until actual retirement at age 55.

After retirement, I did buy an 18-wheeler that I didn’t know how to drive or had a license to drive. However, that’s another story.

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Old 07-17-2014, 02:53 PM
 
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As long as I'm married I'll be working. My wife always has work for me to do. She's a tough task master.
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Old 07-17-2014, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Miraflores
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33, 1 month shy of my 34 birthday, been 27 years and I would never work again although I might be convinced to start up a business for my young wife.
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Old 07-17-2014, 08:45 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Really retired at 62 but coasted my last six months because it was fruitless to try to make a difference anymore. Will never work, work again as right now I'm pretty much a fulltime caregiver for my wife. Even if I wasn't we both have decent pensions, Social Security and lifetime, full medical coverage with generous dental and vision care benefits thanks to our former, state employer. I'll be 68 in less than four weeks.
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Old 07-18-2014, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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I consider "retirement" as when you don't HAVE to work anymore to pay the bills.
That's a pretty good standard. I guess that I'm so used to folks asking what I'm going to do with myself now that I'm "retired" and collecting a pension. I tell them with a straight face that I'm going to join the Peace Corps.
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Old 07-18-2014, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Age 65, although, I purchased a foreclosure and rehabbed it for rental and would do another if I could find the right deal.
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Old 07-18-2014, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Deep In The Heart of Texas
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Retired 2 months shy of age 63. That was nearly 5 years ago and I don't regret it one bit. Haven't worked a paying job since then. But I sure stay busy working at things I like to do around the house.
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Old 07-18-2014, 09:58 AM
 
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55-have not worked since.
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Old 07-18-2014, 10:07 AM
 
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Old 07-18-2014, 11:34 AM
 
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I'm 72 and I just put a new set of Michelen tires on my SUV.....I usually re-tire the SUV every 4 years..
However, I did cease Corporate servitude at age 46.......

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