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Old 08-11-2013, 05:21 PM
 
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Greetings...!

At what age did you retire? Did you retire with a traditional pension? Did any of you retire to a university town? I am planning on retiring with two small pensions, SS, and a modest 401k plan. I really enjoy the feel I find in university towns and hope to retire near a university town near the mountains. I really like Missoula, MT and love outdoor activities (hiking, XC-skiing, nature photography). I'm always open to town suggestions to relocate to.

Also, I plan on retiring at 62. THX or your replies!

Happy Trails,

MtMtnMan
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Old 08-11-2013, 10:38 PM
 
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love Missoula!

retired at 54 with "traditional" (state gov) pension, work menial part time job, just got SS/DH retired so may quit job. DH retired a few months ago at 65 (same pension)...he seems to be having a hard time finding structure/focus
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Old 08-11-2013, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I retired at 60. Federal Civil Service. I could have retired at 55 but put it off because I was still having fun doing my job. At age 60 I decided that I wanted to retire and slow down a bit and read more.

Retirement is heaven and I've been experiencing it for a few years now.
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Old 08-11-2013, 11:09 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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I retired at age 62 with a state pension and Social Security. Best decision I ever made. I had planed to work longer but am really glad I didn't.
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Old 08-11-2013, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Miraflores
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I retired at 33 (1 month shy of 34), no pension,living off assets,SS kicks in 28 MONTHS!
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Nebraska
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I retired at 60. I had a pension. I started drawing SS a year ago at 62.
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Old 08-12-2013, 01:41 AM
 
Location: California
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Retired at age 62 after being employed 45 years total

Have 2 monthly pensions: Social Security and one from the University.

I've been retired 8 years now, never regretted retiring, never looked back... life is being very good to me and i'm humbly grateful
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:43 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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Greetings...!

At what age did you retire? Did you retire with a traditional pension? Did any of you retire to a university town? I am planning on retiring with two small pensions, SS, and a modest 401k plan. I really enjoy the feel I find in university towns and hope to retire near a university town near the mountains. I really like Missoula, MT and love outdoor activities (hiking, XC-skiing, nature photography). I'm always open to town suggestions to relocate to.

Also, I plan on retiring at 62. THX or your replies!

Happy Trails,

MtMtnMan
53, with a pension.

Love Missoula, lots of my family there. Hike up to 'The M'...........drive careful on Hwy 93 going up to Flathead lake (most dangerous 2 lane in the state) and get used to wood stove smoke in the Winter.
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:57 AM
 
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52 and I retired with a Pension
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:30 AM
 
Location: delaware
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worked 38 years, retired at 61, with two state pensions and social security survivors. at 67 started receiving my own social security, and continue to receive the two pensions. i've never regretted it, and never considered working a day longer than i felt was necessary for some financial security.
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