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Age you retired

Post by ReadyToRetire » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:58 pm

I did a quick search and found that this question was asked before, but I couldn't find a recent thread. If anyone knows of one, please direct me to it. And thanks.
I was just wondering for those of you retired, at what age did you quit full time work? Or if you haven't hung it up yet, what age do you plan to?

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Re: Age you retired

Post by DanMahowny » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:02 pm

42

Lost my job (didn't plan to retire at that age). And then I realized I was financially independent. Net worth tripled since then too.

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Post by Raybo » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:12 pm

48.

Just after the dot.com bust. I taught computer programming and instead of getting new clients decided to retire.

After finding the Bogleheads at morningstar.com, I discovered I didn't have enough assets. But, I sold my house and moved up with my, now, wife and haven't looked back.

In a couple of years, I will have been retired for as long as I worked professionally!
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Re: Age you retired

Post by truenorth418 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:26 pm

I retired age 47.

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Re: Age you retired

Post by CyberBob » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:38 pm

DanMahowny wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:02 pm
42
Same for me.
DanMahowny wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:02 pm
Net worth tripled since then too.
Also same for me. We're Boglehead twins :D

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Re: Age you retired

Post by DanMahowny » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:48 pm

CyberBob wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:38 pm
DanMahowny wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:02 pm
42
Same for me.
DanMahowny wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:02 pm
Net worth tripled since then too.
Also same for me. We're Boglehead twins :D
That's awesome man.

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Re: Age you retired

Post by Old Guy » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:54 pm

71. Thirty years in the federal government. Ten years working for a B1G university. Loved that experience. My wife worked to her late 60s. She was also federal government and then on to the state government in the state where I took the position with the land grant university.

Neither of us had a desire to retire early. We liked working and the money. So when we finally retired between us we had two federal pensions; two state pensions; two social security payments; and five deferred compensation/IRAs. We now live at the beach and enjoy life.

I have no idea what I would have done with myself if I had retired in my 40s. A combination of intellectual slippage; extreme dislike of politicians; a desire not to die at my desk; and weariness of dealing with people's tales of woe and grief led me to retirement.

I now do as little as possible.

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Re: Age you retired

Post by Sheepdog » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:00 pm

I retired at 65 in 1998.

Here are some past polls to compare:
2016 viewtopic.php?t=195657
2014 viewtopic.php?t=134823
2008 viewtopic.php?t=12457 (In this poll only 8 out of 132 retired at 65 or later)
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Re: Age you retired

Post by midareff » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:03 pm

64, coming up on 70 now.

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Re: Age you retired

Post by likegarden » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:16 pm

62, received company pension starting at 62, SS starting at 65, continued working part-time until 69.

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Re: Age you retired

Post by cadreamer2015 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:18 pm

Retired from full time work at age 63. Still working about 1/2 time as a consultant. Expect to retire from that at age 65 or 66.
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Post by mindboggling » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:31 pm

Retired from full-time work (broadcast tech support) at 60 with a company buy-out and fixed pension. Was back three days later as a part-time (weekends only) daily hire. Did that for three years. Fully retired now for almost one year.
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Re: Age you retired

Post by jebmke » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:36 pm

55 ...
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Re: Age you retired

Post by DetroitRick » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:38 pm

Retired from career at age 50 (49.75 years). Then did some other stuff for 2 years, part-time mostly. Then (and now) totally retired. Final 40% of career was international trade, first 60% was finance and marketing and combinations thereof.

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Re: Age you retired

Post by goblue100 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:39 pm

ReadyToRetire wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:58 pm
Or if you haven't hung it up yet, what age do you plan to?
56.5 now, thinking 60 might do it.
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Re: Age you retired

Post by flyingaway » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:41 pm

Old Guy wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:54 pm
71. Thirty years in the federal government. Ten years working for a B1G university. Loved that experience. My wife worked to her late 60s. She was also federal government and then on to the state government in the state where I took the position with the land grant university.

Neither of us had a desire to retire early. We liked working and the money. So when we finally retired between us we had two federal pensions; two state pensions; two social security payments; and five deferred compensation/IRAs. We now live at the beach and enjoy life.

I have no idea what I would have done with myself if I had retired in my 40s. A combination of intellectual slippage; extreme dislike of politicians; a desire not to die at my desk; and weariness of dealing with people's tales of woe and grief led me to retirement.

I now do as little as possible.
Live at the beach in your 40s would not be too bad.

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Re: Age you retired

Post by Old Guy » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:53 pm

Couldn't afford to live at the beach in my 40s.

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Re: Age you retired

Post by uncaD » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:58 pm

Retired at 45 in 2013

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Re: Age you retired

Post by 2015 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:07 pm

60. Loving it. Busier now than before I retired. But infinitely more fulfilled.

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Re: Age you retired

Post by minesweep » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:21 pm

Early retirement package at 55 years & 10 months back in January of 2001.

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Re: Age you retired

Post by Danlin » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:27 pm

Retired July 28 2017. Age58. Put in 39 years with UPS. 37 fulltime as a pkg car driver. Needless to say this Christmas is going to be heaven!
:D

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Re: Age you retired

Post by DanMahowny » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:30 pm

2015 wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:07 pm
60. Loving it. Busier now than before I retired. But infinitely more fulfilled.
This is my experience also. I have no idea how I ever had the time to work. My days are completely full. I don't understand how anybody could possibly be "bored" after they quit working.

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Re: Age you retired

Post by Levett » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:31 pm

Old Guy wrote:

"I now do as little as possible."

That's it: the way of Epicurus.

Retired at 58 (17 years ago) and I mean r eeeee t i r e d. ;-)

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Re: Age you retired

Post by basspond » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:38 pm

55 still less then a year into it and no regrets.

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Re: Age you retired

Post by enebyberg » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:40 pm

59.5, waiting to take SS at at least 66+ (now 63)

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Re: Age you retired

Post by Jimbo9911 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:42 pm

I retired in January this year and my wife retired in June of this year.
We are both 64.
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Re: Age you retired

Post by bikechuck » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:58 pm

I retired in July of this year at the ripe old age of 64 and 1/12. My spousal unit will retire in December and I guess it would be impolite to share her age.

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Re: Age you retired

Post by KSOC » Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:07 pm

Danlin wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:27 pm
Retired July 28 2017. Age58. Put in 39 years with UPS. 37 fulltime as a pkg car driver. Needless to say this Christmas is going to be heaven!
:D
Good for you. Being in the transportation business I really felt bad for UPS & Fed Ex during the Holiday. Congrats!
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Re: Age you retired

Post by chw » Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:12 pm

Retiring in 3 weeks at age 58 after 37 years in the banking world. Looking forward to do what I want to do when I want to do it...

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Re: Age you retired

Post by BTDT » Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:16 pm

42 Military
56 Business owner
67 Manufacturing executive
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Re: Age you retired

Post by KSOC » Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:20 pm

58.
Officially between jobs, but likely retired. Don't think physically I can work full-time anymore, and don't think I'd successfully get disability. Part-time maybe with the perfect situation. Grateful my wife works & I can draw from 401k without losing much ground.
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Re: Age you retired

Post by lthenderson » Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:40 pm

ReadyToRetire wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:58 pm
I was just wondering for those of you retired, at what age did you quit full time work?
By this definition, age 39. I do have a spouse that enjoys work and remains employed which provides for healthcare and living off their salary allows our nest egg to multiply many times over. I on the other hand just tinker around on hobbies that I enjoy. Now that my kids are getting older and more independent, I will probably go from tinkering to being more serious about my hobbies.

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Re: Age you retired

Post by scrabbler1 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:08 pm

I fully retired nearly 9 years ago at age 45. Before that, I had stopped working full-time in 2001 at age 38. That year, I switched to working part-time for my former company. I worked part-time there for 7 years.

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Re: Age you retired

Post by david_that_guy » Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:09 pm

61 in 2016.

I was a software engineer and really enjoyed my job until the last few years. I might have kept working if I hadn't had to spend most of my time in meetings and office politics.

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Re: Age you retired

Post by FreeAtLast » Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:18 pm

58 years and 2 months old when I pulled the pin. Absolutely zero regrets. :beer
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Re: Age you retired

Post by catdude » Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:22 pm

Retired at 55, exactly seven years ago. Retirement sure beats working!
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Re: Age you retired

Post by burt » Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:32 pm

Retired age 60 from Megacorp in 2015.
Missed my target of age 58 mostly because I got smarter from reading Bogleheads.
Feel sorry for the retired guy across the street washing his siding with a sponge at 6:30 in the morning.
I don't have that problem....

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Re: Age you retired

Post by Hockey10 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:27 pm

55.

3 years as an active duty Army officer and 30 years in the corporate world. I am already starting to forget what I did in the last 30 years. :confused

For some reason, the 3 years in the Army are locked in my memory like it was yesterday.

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Re: Age you retired

Post by blueblock » Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:36 pm

I retired at 63 in 2015.

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Re: Age you retired

Post by MichaelM » Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:38 pm

63.5, came up from drafting boards to computer modeling; draftsman, mechanical designer to Product specialist; small company to Fortune 500 engineering groups; never laid off somehow. Experienced a real life gold rush in oil & gas before latest crash, unbelievable. Michael

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Re: Age you retired

Post by 2015 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:40 pm

DanMahowny wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:30 pm
2015 wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:07 pm
60. Loving it. Busier now than before I retired. But infinitely more fulfilled.
This is my experience also. I have no idea how I ever had the time to work. My days are completely full. I don't understand how anybody could possibly be "bored" after they quit working.
I thoroughly agree. I also don't know how I could have given away so much of my life energy each and every day. The contrast between life now and then is absolutely stunning.

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Re: Age you retired

Post by DrGoogle2017 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:44 pm

I retired at age 55 in 2015. Coming up to 2 years anniversary soon.

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Re: Age you retired

Post by tooluser » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:02 pm

Danlin wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:27 pm
Retired July 28 2017. Age58. Put in 39 years with UPS. 37 fulltime as a pkg car driver. Needless to say this Christmas is going to be heaven!
:D
A long time ago, my Dad gave a UPS driver a large piece of cheese as a "tip". One Christmas we had the same guy putting packages on our porch night after night. On this night my Dad knew that the package was a big wheel of aged cheddar cheese from someone he knew. He mentioned it to the driver while thanking him for so many deliveries. The driver said he loved cheese and could hardly wait to get home and eat dinner - overtime until midnight making deliveries. Dad said "Hang on a minute..." and cut him a nice slice to tide him through. :beer
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Re: Age you retired

Post by tooluser » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:07 pm

tooluser wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:02 pm
Danlin wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:27 pm
Retired July 28 2017. Age58. Put in 39 years with UPS. 37 fulltime as a pkg car driver. Needless to say this Christmas is going to be heaven!
:D
A long time ago, my Dad gave a UPS driver a large piece of cheese as a "tip". One Christmas we had the same guy putting packages on our porch night after night. On this night my Dad knew that the package was a big wheel of aged cheddar cheese from someone he knew. He mentioned it to the driver while thanking him for so many deliveries. The driver said he loved cheese and could hardly wait to get home and eat dinner - overtime until midnight making deliveries. Dad said "Hang on a minute..." and cut him a nice slice to tide him through. :beer
Oh - and somewhere in the range of 55 to 62 for me. Not there yet.
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Re: Age you retired

Post by SpringMan » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:40 pm

Retired at age 57 back in 2004. Spouse, the same age, worked until age 65. Her employer covered our health insurance prior to medicare.
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Re: Age you retired

Post by sschullo » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:51 pm

61, nine years ago.
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Re: Age you retired

Post by indexonlyplease » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:52 pm

Last year age 52. Did not want to retire but because of to many changes in the pension system I had no choice. Went back to work for 3 months and now have been retired for around 8 months. I plan to instruct in my career part time starting this month.

But not having to get up early to go to work is really nice. I stay busy and I always try to get one thing done a day on my list. No rush these days.

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Re: Age you retired

Post by iceport » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:12 pm

Retired 6 months ago (April 1, 2017) at age 55.

Life is so much more pleasant. 8-)
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Re: Age you retired

Post by BostonBoy » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:19 pm

Retired June 2007, age 56.9.

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Re: Age you retired

Post by randomizer » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:20 pm

43: full-time to part-time, and will likely work in one form another until I'm dead.

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