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Old 08-07-2019, 08:02 PM
 
Location: North Alabama
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I’m 70 and retired 22 years ago. My spouse is 70 and retired (the first time) the year before I did. Retirement has been good and seems to be getting better. Think we will just hang around as long as we can without being a burden on our daughter. If the doctors keep getting smarter, maybe the two of us will make it to more than a hundred—I’d like that.
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Old 08-07-2019, 08:31 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Retired at age 70.5
Planned death age is 95
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Old 08-08-2019, 03:35 AM
 
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Iím 70 and retired 22 years ago. My spouse is 70 and retired (the first time) the year before I did. Retirement has been good and seems to be getting better. Think we will just hang around as long as we can without being a burden on our daughter. If the doctors keep getting smarter, maybe the two of us will make it to more than a hundredóIíd like that.
Wow, that's super, retired at 48 for you! We are low 60's, newly "semi retired". Husband 40 years in corporate life, it was time!
Can't wait for our new adventure, moving south to Orlando from the Northeast. Been in Northeast our whole lives, tired of the cold snowy winters! Hoping to live as long as we are vibrant and healthy.
Looking forward to Orlando weather to capitalize on walking which we love, more outdoor fitness!
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Old 08-08-2019, 07:13 AM
 
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The media is full of stories about how we are living longer. The newspaper stories always talk about the people who are living healthy comfortable lives in their 90s and 100s. Even posters on this board have got into the act and are always telling us that if you are a married couple in retirement there is a 50% chance one of you will live past 90 years old.

But how about you? How long do you expect to be alive in retirement? Do you plan to be healthy for most of your retirement years? Will you live longer than the typical life expectancy? (The Mid 80s for people who lived to age 62)

If you expect to live a long time in retirement and will be full of health and vigor how does this impact your bucket list? Will you postpone some of your bucket list because you expect to be able to do many of these things in 20-30 years?
I expect to live to 94 or 95. I base this on the fact that my grandmothers lived to their late 80's. (My mother died at 68, but that was a special situation.)

I hope I don't live longer, because I won't have the money to. I also don't want to live longer than that. I really don't want to live even to 94 or 95.
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Old 08-08-2019, 07:31 AM
 
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My "plan" is for both of us to make it to 95, but I seriously doubt that will happen. If we end up leaving money on the table, a good charity will be happy.
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Old 08-08-2019, 08:33 AM
 
Location: RVA
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I retired the day I graduated from college. The easiest day at college is 69 times harder than the hardest day at work.
WTF? Really? I donít know where or what you went to school for or what you did for a career, but the 4 years of university life were the best of my entire life. I LOVED every minute of it, and if I could have afforded to, I would have been a student forever. I went to one of the top & toughest engineering schools in the US and the hardest day in school didnít even remotely compare to an even average day at work in my engineering career, and I had a very nice career.
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Old 08-08-2019, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Podunk, IA
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I have no idea, but if knew when I was gonna croak, I'd buy a Rolls and drive it around until I couldn't.
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Old 08-08-2019, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Texas of course
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How many years do you expect to live in retirement?


As many are possible and I refuse to waste any of that time wondering how much time I have left.


“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.”
― Bill Keane
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Old 08-08-2019, 09:07 AM
 
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Based on family history and current health, I will probably live to at least 90 and will probably FULLY retire next year at age 66, so about 25 years of retirement. (Three out of four of my grandparents lived to age 92, and the fourth one lived to 79, and my mother is 86 and still active and living in her own own home.)

However, m husband is almost 63, and he has already lived past his parents' age at death, but three out of his grandparents lived to their 80's, so I don't think one can count on family history as a reliable guide. However, he is overweight and sedentary, although he watches his weight and eats fairly healthy -- he just needs to exercise much more. We are hoping that he will live at least to age 75 and enjoy at least a dozen years of retirement.
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Old 08-08-2019, 09:10 AM
 
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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.
Right. It's your own lifestyle that's more related to how old you'll be when you pass. Genetics is about 25 %, but they don't understand the full picture it plays.
https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/primer/traits/longevity
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