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View Poll Results: What age do you expect to live to?
55-60 2 2.38%
61-65 2 2.38%
66-70 4 4.76%
71-75 10 11.90%
76-80 11 13.10%
81-85 21 25.00%
86-90 17 20.24%
91-95 5 5.95%
95+ 12 14.29%
Voters: 84. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 04-01-2008, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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How long do you expect to live. How have you prepared yourself financially and physically for the "golden years".
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Old 04-01-2008, 10:13 PM
 
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I have no idea how long I will live. But I feel securre in that we started palnning for retirement when we started our careers.Otherwise I doubt we would be in the postion we are now. I see many of my friends who lived beyond their income ;who how all they talk about is never being able to retire or having to really budget to retire at 65.
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Old 04-01-2008, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Lovelock, NV - Anchorage, AK
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I agree with Texdav, not sure of the age but plan to live as long as the health allows and the fun continues. I hope to live at least another 30 years after retirement and that will put me in my 80's, however my husband promised me a date when he is 99 to chase me around the house and I plan to hold him to it.
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Old 04-02-2008, 02:11 AM
 
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my husband promised me a date when he is 99 to chase me around the house and I plan to hold him to it.
Even if it's not a high speed chase it'll be worth keeping the date!
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Old 04-02-2008, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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I expect to live as long as I have. The rest is uncertain. Just as it always has been. I believe that gratification delayed is gratification that is most likely stolen or denied. Live while you can and only invest as little in the future as you can manage.

I do not expect to retire. I expect to change my profession to match the capabilities of my ageing body. In any case I will always have to sell my time and talent to earn enough to stay alive and, with luck, comfortable.
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Old 04-02-2008, 06:59 AM
 
Location: DC Area, for now
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I apparently picked my relatives well as there are some very long-lived ones. I should be fine financially and will probably have more than I need in the later years, assuming that I will spend less then.

My objective is to keep myself active and healthy so I can enjoy the time that I have. I also expect to have at least as many years in retirement that I spent working. I will work, but probably not for income.
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:12 AM
 
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I expect to live as long as I have. The rest is uncertain. Just as it always has been. I believe that gratification delayed is gratification that is most likely stolen or denied. Live while you can and only invest as little in the future as you can manage.

I do not expect to retire. I expect to change my profession to match the capabilities of my ageing body. In any case I will always have to sell my time and talent to earn enough to stay alive and, with luck, comfortable.
I agree wholeheartedly. You just never know. I've had friends die in their 20's, and some in their 40's and 50's. I had cancer myself, and I always think it'll get me someday.

My aunt, who died at 93, said don't plan too much on the future because when she and my uncle retired, he got cancer and died at 71. They never got to do all those things they planned to do.
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Old 04-03-2008, 02:00 AM
 
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My aunt, who died at 93, said don't plan too much on the future because when she and my uncle retired, he got cancer and died at 71. They never got to do all those things they planned to do.
More guys have left where I work in a box than any other way. Very few get to retire. It's sobering. Knowing the odds, I am concentrating on getting my wife set up for life without me. She's a lot younger and has always worked as a wife and mother. It breaks my heart to think of her struggling with no marketable skills and it's my responsibility to see that she is OK.
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Old 04-03-2008, 03:52 AM
 
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I have to plan on at least how long parents and grandparents have lasted. All were or are in their late 80s. But, the big differenence is they still get a great amount of exercise and eat really good home grown food. I am not as good at that. But I retire in 276 days and plan on really working on it.
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Old 04-03-2008, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Bideshi - Can't give points but good for you to take care of you wife. I just hope you remain around to share the wealth you have saved for her. good luck and long life.
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