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Old 09-09-2013, 07:34 PM   #1
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anybody retire at age 50

Looking for anybody that has or is planning to retire early. I would love to do so and travel and see this country. I will turn 51 by the end of the year wife will turn 50.

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Old 09-09-2013, 08:03 PM   #2
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I did at 54 Sold my consulting firm and started to enjoy life

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Old 09-09-2013, 08:07 PM   #3
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Not 50, but was 54 and the DW was 49. Have never regretted it.
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:13 PM   #4
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56 for me, don't have a DW...
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:14 PM   #5
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I did at 51, but continued to work (still am) since the DW couldn't retire at that time. Now she wishes she could but probably can't get medical insurance now due to her poor health.
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:40 PM   #6
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At 52. Now I don't know how I found time to go to work back in the day.

Oops, that was 62. See how quickly the mind goes?!
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:59 PM   #7
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I did, DW retired at 49. The bad thing was that another company ask me to work for them. I did for 11 years. Retired, and again another company ask me. So, I went to work for them for 2 years. Retired, guess what, another company ask me to work for them. Finally retired last year for good. I have had 2 job offers this year, I finally said no. Don't make the same mistake, retire as soon as you can and stay retired. Enjoy the RV life style as soon as you can for as long you can......
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:06 PM   #8
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I wanted to go at 48, I did make if at 51 and DW made it at 55. After DW made it, we hit the road, only half time though as we have special obligations.
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:55 PM   #9
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I went at 53 1/2 back in '99
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:57 PM   #10
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Old 09-09-2013, 10:06 PM   #12
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Old 09-10-2013, 05:31 AM   #14
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My wife and I retired at the ages of 55. Neither of us have ever had one moment of regret. It's worked for us because we really do get along so well. I've got several hobbies that keep me busy, and I've always got something to do!

Some people can retire and have few problems. But there are some that have problems as they have difficulty not having a day job to be the focus of their life. So, everyone has to figure out what's best for them....some people are happier if they keep working!

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