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Old 09-09-2017, 12:24 PM
 
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Both of my parents retired at 62 I'm currently 42 I think I will be still working at that age
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Old 09-09-2017, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Around 50/52 I believe.
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Old 09-09-2017, 01:58 PM
 
Location: WA
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Old 09-09-2017, 02:35 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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My Dad "Retired" from his W2 job at 55 when he was offered a early retirement package. He worked as a 1099 Contractor for next two or three years, (Same Job, Same Desk, Same ..... )

My Mom Stopped working in in her late 40's when dad's job was transferred to the "new" location, She never worked any one place long enough to get a Pension,

She worked before us kids came along, Then after Youngest was 7Yo till she was about 20yo, When they moved she did not work after that, She did lots of "volunteer" work.
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Old 09-09-2017, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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My dad was a school teacher and retired at age 65, in 1965. He collected a city school pension and SS. When he died at age 68, my mother, who was 58, had some survivor rights to his pension and I believe his SS. My brother and I paid for her to relocate from Boston To Crofton (near Annapolis) MD to be near (within 2 miles) of my sister. My sister handled all her affairs. Occasionally she would ask my brother and I for $500 to $1K each when Mom wanted a little extra. We gladly gave. My brother and I paid when she would come to visit us for a week at a time about twice a year. My mother lived to about 80 and lived independently I might add. She had her daughter (my sister) and her two grand daughters (my sister's) to look in on her.
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Old 09-09-2017, 04:29 PM
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Location: North Monterey County
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My mother was a SAHM.

Dad worked for AAA and retired at 63 with 30 years of service.

I will retire shortly after my 65th birthday end of next year. My spouse is pretty much retired but he often takes temporary marketing jobs for the extra cash.
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Old 09-09-2017, 04:36 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Dad had Serious stroke at age 49, under (my) care till 82

I'm living on borrowed time, thus I retired EARLY.
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Old 09-09-2017, 04:42 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Dad had Serious stroke at age 49, under (my) care till 82

I'm living on borrowed time, thus I retired EARLY.
My grandfather had a bad stroke in his early 50's and lived another 20 years. One reason I watch what I eat and watch my cholesterol. They ate a lot of high fat greasy food. Sure was good but deadly.
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Old 09-09-2017, 04:42 PM
 
Location: R.I.
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My mother became disabled in her mid 30s following complications from thyroid surgery and was never able to work again. My father retired from the Navy at age 42 following 25 years of service, and after being 2 months out of work he obtained a 2nd job which he worked at for 32 years retiring at age 74. Both my parents are now deceased. My mother passed in 2006 at age 78 and my father in 2010 at the age of 87.
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Old 09-09-2017, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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66 or 67 for my mom, and never for my dad. He started up a new business at age 71 and worked a flexible but close to full time schedule until he unexpectedly died. He enjoyed his work and what he did, and the structure it gave to his days along with the fact that he had the flexibility to go pick up his grandkids from school and take them to soccer practice or out for ice cream. He was able to balance work he enjoyed with the other things he valued in life.

I'm hoping to retire at 70. I had my kid later in life and that would give me a few years to play some savings catch up once he's out of the house. But I also know that life has a way of following it's own path so we'll see.
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