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Old 01-01-2017, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Close to an earthquake
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Thank you (previous poster) very much for your intimate sharing and pearls of wisdom. I wish you the very best as you soon enter the magical kingdom of retirement-land that you seem emotionally ready to enter.

By the way, you're got a gift of using words to express yourself. Keep up the good work and enjoy your day.
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Old 01-01-2017, 03:00 PM
 
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We retired at 62 and have never regretted it. We have been able to finish up our bucket list, travel, enjoy life and remained in good health. Now in our 70's my spouse has developed RA, so we have no regrets and had we waited we might not have been able to physically do all we wanted to.
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Old 01-01-2017, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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Yeah I noticed that too. And usually the same people post how great they are doing. We know we know!
I know, people want people to know they were lucky enough to retire at 52, but that wasn't the question.

It's the same on the financial thread when people ask advice about paying off debt. There is the deluge of "I don't have any debt, and I never ever had to use credit cards!", Ok, great for you, but how is that helpful to the person asking the advice?

Obviously, being able to retire in your 50's and never having debt issues, etc. are splendid, but they are not the norm for most working people. Go to Facebook to gloat.
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Old 01-01-2017, 03:17 PM
 
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I like hearing that people are doing great but it is important to get both sides.

I think happy people are more likely to post their success instead of ones who are miserable. Admitting you have regret is admitting you made a mistake in life. Most people don't want to relive their bad experiences.
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Old 01-01-2017, 03:35 PM
 
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I know, people want people to know they were lucky enough to retire at 52, but that wasn't the question.

It's the same on the financial thread when people ask advice about paying off debt. There is the deluge of "I don't have any debt, and I never ever had to use credit cards!", Ok, great for you, but how is that helpful to the person asking the advice?

Obviously, being able to retire in your 50's and never having debt issues, etc. are splendid, but they are not the norm for most working people. Go to Facebook to gloat.
Thank god they have the internet to inform strangers on their success.
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Old 01-01-2017, 04:07 PM
 
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I know several people who jumped to retire at 62 because they wanted to be sure they received SS and now regret that decision. Those same people are very upset with the recent COLA.
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Old 01-01-2017, 04:25 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Thank god they have the internet to inform strangers on their success.
I know it's human nature to complain a lot.
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Old 01-01-2017, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque NM
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as bella said , that is not a choice situation , it is nothing he had a choice to do or not do . not what the thread is actually pertaining to .
That narrows the scope of the thread considerably. There are very few people who will regret retiring early unless it is for financial reasons.
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Old 01-01-2017, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I knew there was a reason that I stayed away from this forum for the past three months. Thanks for the reminders. Hopefully, my memory won't fail me so quickly this time.
Aw, come on, MadMan! We need your acerbic tongue to help keep us honest. I have missed you.
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Old 01-01-2017, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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Hey, MadMan, why don't you start a thread here yourself?
Call it: ''Those of you who are miserable after retiring early, let's hear your story''.
LOL
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