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Old 08-06-2019, 10:33 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Your parents longevity are not necessarily yours. My MIL died at 67 just 2 years after her mom died at 89.
Or vice versa. My grandmother on my mom’s side died at 60, my mom’s two sisters are in their early 90s. It’s called modern medicine.
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Old 08-06-2019, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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We'll keep going as long as our heart allows us. I'm 81 soon, and quite healthy but challenged with nasty OA.

She's 107 and still going strong.

https://www.latestly.com/lifestyle/n...o-1063059.html
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Old Yesterday, 06:10 AM
 
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I do not plan to retire. Can not afford to. I be working for the next few centuries until the day Jesus wants me with Him in Heaven.
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Old Yesterday, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Central Maine
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Well, my goal is to live 33 years (or more) in retirement. And I didn't pick that number out of a hat. I worked for Uncle Sam for 33 years, and retired when I was 55. I'd like to have as many years in retirement as I did working for that retirement.

Financially, we should be okay. Both my wife and I have good pensions. We saved, made reasonably good decisions along the way, our health is good (knock on wood), and while we should exercise more, neither of us smokes nor drinks, and that helps our overall life expectancy.

But really, if I could influence either the quantity or quality of the years I have left, I'd go with quality. Let me have good years; let me and my wife enjoy reasonably good health up to the end; and let us go quickly, without fuss, and with no regrets.
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Old Yesterday, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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I found out my heart is deteriorating, but without a known cause, other than getting old. I probably will not live as long as I originally thought, which is OK.
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Old Yesterday, 08:20 AM
 
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I'm 61. My father made it to 85. My mother is 87. My father was noticeably impaired with vascular dementia at age 80. My mother was showing signs of dementia at age 81 and couldn't live independently at 83. I'm optimistic that medical science will improve my quality of life compared to theirs if I make it into my 80s. I kind of have to plan on making it to 90. I'm hoping I have 20 more quality years left before my universe starts shrinking.
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Old Yesterday, 08:29 AM
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Location: North Monterey County
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Boy howdy, I would LOVE to regain all those years back working toward retirement....but I don’t think I will quite make it to 115.
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Old Yesterday, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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How many years do you expect to live in retirement?


All of them.
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Old Yesterday, 10:06 AM
 
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How many years do you expect to live in retirement?


All of them.
You win the prize!! Great answer.
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Old Yesterday, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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The two got around to discussing ages at the Sunday event. The first guy stated that 1942 was a very good year. The second said he had the first beat by six years.

So the two are 77 and 83. The 83 year old bought a convertible with a 6-speed Stick in the Spring of this year on an impulse, and said he has been retired for 21 years. The 77 year old spent his career in the Auto Industry so it is possible he has been retired just as long, and his auto choices are similar.

I thought I qualified as being slightly crazy when I bought an older convertible with a 5-speed Stick six years ago at age 57!
We've got an 84 year old friend who's on his 3rd brand new Corvette since 2010. Now that the new mid-engine is coming out, I'm sure he'll upgrade again.
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