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Old 08-29-2019, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Tucson Arizona
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The data shows just one healthy adult retiring just one year later in life resulted in an 11% less likely chance of morality.

1) I assume you mean "mortality" instead of morality.

2) mortality rate is the same for everyone --100%. I guess you meant 11% longer life. But does that apply to the entire life span, or just retirement years? For instance, 11% of 60 years is 6.6 years. 11% of 20 years of retirement is 2.2 years. And you'd be working for one of those years.

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Old 08-29-2019, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Tucson Arizona
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Please, please, no anecdotal examples.
The thread title is "Do any of you have first hand knowledge of the earlier one retires the Earlier one is likely to die".
That seems to be asking for anecdotes.
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Old 08-29-2019, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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71 and still working full time.

Retirement at 75 or 80 maybe. Maybe 85. Depends upon how I feel then.

Maybe next year.
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Old 08-29-2019, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Rust'n in Tustin
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Retired at 58, now 61. Hoping for another 20 years at least.
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Old 08-29-2019, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Backwoods of Maine
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Retired at 65, now 72. Zero health problems, despite 2 knee replacements.

I raise all our own food - not just gardening, but livestock too. I got into it gradually and now find it isn't that much work. I still plow snow, do all the maintenance on the trucks, train our dogs, and grill baby back ribs. I do not go out of my way to "exercise". I spend most of my days outdoors in all seasons, and still get up at 4:30 am.
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Old 08-29-2019, 11:07 AM
 
Location: equator
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Good. I'd rather live a shorter life than end up in some LTC situation.
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Old 08-29-2019, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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When I was working my personal identity was totally defined by my job.

Once I retired [at 42] I had the opportunity to re-invent myself, to become something different.

To me, retirement is our chance to do the things that we want to be doing.

I have been retired for 18 years, I turned 60 this spring.

I am not as active as I was when I was still working. I am active now doing things I want to be doing.
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Old 08-29-2019, 11:42 AM
 
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Likely it's because people in poor health retire earlier than people in good health, and people in poor health are more likely to die early.
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Old 08-29-2019, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Haiku
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The data shows just one healthy adult retiring just one year later in life resulted in an 11% less likely chance of morality.

1) I assume you mean "mortality" instead of morality.

I thought I noticed a decline in my morals since I retired.
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Old 08-29-2019, 01:43 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Do any of you have first hand knowledge of the earlier one retires the Earlier one is likely to die?

Nope. I retired at 52 and I'm still alive at 71. I am not particularly blessed with good genes based on family history. I probably have had less stress for the past twenty years.
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