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    Retire at 55 and live to 80

    Interesting article. "Startling new data shows how work pounds older bodies".


    https://www.biznews.com/thought-lead...-older-bodies/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Packratona! View Post
    Interesting article. "Startling new data shows how work pounds older bodies".


    https://www.biznews.com/thought-lead...-older-bodies/
    That may be true for many workers but some employment activities are less stressful and people keep working for years after 55. My MD finally retired at 73 and is enjoying his retirement. He loved his patients.
    Gandhi: Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Packratona! View Post
    Interesting article. "Startling new data shows how work pounds older bodies".


    https://www.biznews.com/thought-lead...-older-bodies/
    Thanks razz....you made my day.

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    The only regret I had retiring at 55 was that I didn't do it sooner. Life is so much less stressful and definitely more fulfilling.

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    Wow. And I have been planning to work until 70.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yppej View Post
    Wow. And I have been planning to work until 70.
    I still am. But I feel fortunate in that I have a lot of autonomy over my work life. I would have to think that razz has a point--if you love your job I don't think you're going to have the kind of chronic stress they're talking about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    -if you love your job I don't think you're going to have the kind of chronic stress they're talking about.
    I completely disagree. I love my work. It is extremely stressful.

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    not New data

    http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-18952037

    Bbc reports this long standing myth is fake in a 2012 article.

    another article even older cites the “data” used is 25 years old and has been debunked

    https://www.intmath.com/blog/mathema...urban-myth-822

    gotta go collect my millions from a Nigerian Prince.....just got an email and he’s anxiously awaiting my response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simplemind View Post
    The only regret I had retiring at 55 was that I didn't do it sooner. Life is so much less stressful and definitely more fulfilling.
    Same here, I retired at 50, should have done it sooner.

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    Flowers, thank you for your post. I was wondering how anyone could make an accurate case when there are so many variables to take into consideration, economic status being just one of many, access to healthy environment and opportunities being another.
    That said, I retired at 60 and expect to live to 99+, at least that is my plan governing my finances, dwelling and access to services.
    Gandhi: Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony .

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