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Old Yesterday, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Rust'n in Tustin
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He died in his sleep on Sunday night. Never got one day of retirement, never got one penny of social security.

Time waits for no man.
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Old Yesterday, 09:27 PM
 
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How old? Cause of death?
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Old Yesterday, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Sylmar, a part of Los Angeles
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Thats another reason that I retired at 62.
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Old Yesterday, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Rust'n in Tustin
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65, heart attack.
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Old Today, 12:48 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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65, heart attack.
I'm 65 and I've had five wonderful years of retirement. What a shame he didn't/couldn't retire sooner. I just went to the memorial service of my former boss today. He dropped dead of a heart attack at 63. At his mother's funeral, no less. At least he had eight years of retirement to enjoy. I have no regrets retiring when I turned 60 and I never will. Retire as soon as you can do so comfortably. Tomorrow is not a given.
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Old Today, 02:28 AM
 
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we all remember those we knew who died young ...that is because they are so few ... try remembering everyone who lives. the odds of one in a couple being alive at 75 is 97%, 78% for a man and 85% for a woman .
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Old Today, 03:19 AM
 
Location: R.I.
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He died in his sleep on Sunday night. Never got one day of retirement, never got one penny of social security.

Time waits for no man.

My late husband died going on 18 years ago at age 49 from a heart attack also. I never imagined my husband would pass at such a young age and that I would be a widow at 44, but I take comfort in the fact that my husband enjoyed every day of his life and lived it to the fullest. And although my husband never got to experience retirement which for most 49 year olds is not on their immediate radar, being a self professed audiophile since his early teens the ability for my husband to sell high end audio equipment for a living was his dream job come true.

Maybe having been an R.N. for now 41 years and 20 of those years were working in ERs and trauma centers I have likely witnessed more young deaths than most from every cause from injury to illnesses. And having had that work experience beginning in my early 20s made me realize how fragile life is and it can end in the blink of an eye like it did for my late husband. Yes, it is unfortunate when someone passes just before or shortly after retirement, but it is more unfortunate if that person put off experiencing some of the more enjoyable aspects of life anticipating they would have them in a retirement that was not in the cards for them.
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Old Today, 04:11 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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we all remember those we knew who died young ...that is because they are so few ... try remembering everyone who lives. the odds of one in a couple being alive at 75 is 97%, 78% for a man and 85% for a woman .
Life isn't always about numbers. The takeaway is that for all the planning and calculating you do, you're still here sucking air and vertical and should enjoy the ride. At 60, I've seen more than my fair share of friends, relatives and loved ones who said, one day we'll do this or that. Too many never got the chance.

It's why I've always said, make a plan, fund it, and enjoy [expletive deleted] what's left. Money in itself is useless. It's what you do with it that counts.

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Old Today, 04:32 AM
 
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Life isn't always about numbers. The takeaway is that for all the planning and calculating you do, you're still here sucking air and vertical and should enjoy the ride. At 60, I've seen more than my fair share of friends, relatives and loved ones who said, one day we'll do this or that. Too many never got the chance.

It's why I've always said, make a plan, fund it, and enjoy the [expletive deleted] what's left. Money in itself is useless. It's what you do with it that counts.
The point is we live every day , we only die once ....so all planning should revolve around living or if our spouse lives...what if I live or my spouse does is always the bigger problem

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Old Today, 04:43 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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The point is we live every day , we only die once ....so all planning should revolve around living or if our spouse lives...what if I live or my spouse does is always the bigger problem
I agree. My point is that people just save every nickel and forget to enjoy the extra. Without a PLAN, they deny themselves in the effort to extract every penny of gain or savings. Make a plan to ensure your old age, then take what's leftover and enjoy it. I see too many people so focused on the end that they forget to live NOW.
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