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fareplay
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Retired folks, how long did you work

And what did you do? Can’t imagine doing this till 65 but looking to get inspired


Tantal
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re: Retired folks, how long did you work
Me either. I've got just over 4 years left and will punch out at 54. Can't wait.


kywildcatfanone
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re: Retired folks, how long did you work
Not retired yet, but I was hoping to at age 60 till the democrats took over. Now, who knows with everything doubling in price and healthcare costs skyrocketing.

I have a desk job, but have learned to get up regularly and take time to walk, exercise, etc. It helps keeping me from going crazy staring at a computer all day.


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StrongOffer
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re: Retired folks, how long did you work
I'm 30 with no family. If I never marry, I'm done with this shite by 55. Make decent money and am saving most of it.


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Triple13
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re: Retired folks, how long did you work
I retired from the military at age 49. I am working now until my 11th grader is out of High School and then I'm done. I'll be 52.

I know the military isn't for everyone but you can't really beat the retirement and benefits.


El Segundo Guy
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re: Retired folks, how long did you work
Quit working in my mid-late 40s. I left money on the table, but I couldn't be happier.


777Tiger
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re: Retired folks, how long did you work
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o? Can’t imagine doing this till 65


I love my job, I intend to work until I can't, there are days when it's tempting to pull the trigger but I step back and look at the big picture and keep plugging along


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High C
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re: Retired folks, how long did you work
In a year and a half. 30 years in this occupation, will be 58 years old.


GCTigahs
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re: Retired folks, how long did you work
Just turned 49 and trying to make it to 55, not sure if I can. Been with the same company since ‘97. Everyday is once day closer…at least that’s what I tell myself to get through it.


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Miketheseventh
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re: Retired folks, how long did you work
Retired at 55. Worked 32 years for Entergy in their power generating plants. 18 years in fossil plants and 14 years in both nuclear plants in Louisiana. I was an electrician. I hated every minute working in the nuclear plants but I always told myself it was providing a nice living for my family and I. But as soon as I turned 55 I retired. That was the earliest I could


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RockyMtnTigerWDE
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re: Retired folks, how long did you work
I retired at 80 this past December and plan on doing some traveling n...................


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Carolhdg
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re: Retired folks, how long did you work
My husband retired after 32 years at age 54; he was a computer programmer.


777Tiger
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re: Retired folks, how long did you work
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My husband retired after 32 years at age 54; he was a computer programmer.



I tried a "practice retirement" at 55, found out quickly it wasn't for me, yet


TheFonz
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re: Retired folks, how long did you work
My old man was a plant baw for 42 years. He's been retired for 8 years and loves doing jack shite.

I have at least 14 years left. Could be a few more depending on how things roll. Either way I won't be working past 60.
This post was edited on 10/4 at 11:45 am


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auwaterfowler
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re: Retired folks, how long did you work
Wife and I are 50. She will retire when all the kids are done with college in a little less than 3 years. I plan to sell my business and work less around 60 or 61. I love what I do, so doubt I’ll ever completely quit working.


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Carolhdg
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I tried a "practice retirement" at 55, found out quickly it wasn't for me, yet


My husband is also a carpenter and does handyman stuff for pay occasionally. He's also learned to enjoy cooking. I've really enjoyed him being home; his job was very stressful the last five years, and his mood has improved a lot.
This post was edited on 10/4 at 11:55 am


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OK Roughneck
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re: Retired folks, how long did you work
I worked 35 years and retired at 53. Now I work for myself raising cattle.


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frequent flyer
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re: Retired folks, how long did you work
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And what did you do? Can’t imagine doing this till 65 but looking to get inspired



Do you like to eat cat food?

If not....save as much as possible and hold off on retirement until after this period of rapid inflation is over.


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frequent flyer
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re: Retired folks, how long did you work
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I tried a "practice retirement" at 55, found out quickly it wasn't for me, yet



I'd be bored out of my mind to be honest. I'd have to do something....even if it's just making repairs and doing lawn maintenance for my rent houses.


777Tiger
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re: Retired folks, how long did you work
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I'd have to do something....even if it's just making repairs and doing lawn maintenance for my rent houses.



same, I can frick off with the best of them but I have to keep busy doing something


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