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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.
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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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    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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    I am with dmc on this. I needed to reach a threshold of capital and investment income before I felt the track was clear.

    Looking back on the years since early retirement, I was basically accurate on most of my assumptions. A major exception was the rate of increase in the cost of private individual health insurance. I expected increases, but not at double-digit rates year after year. I had high deductible coverage from age 50 to 62... never had a claim that exceeded the deductible... so basically I "coulda" bought a new Bentley Continental Coupe GT with the money I paid for health insurance over those years. Sigh. I was probably better off being insured for catastrophic medical expenses than I would be on the open road driving a purring Bentley.

    I like to think the insurance company bought the Bentley with my premiums. <wink>

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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.
    At 6am Simplemind, I yelled your post response to my hubby as he was headed out.

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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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