View Poll Results: How old are you?
Under 21....just a kid still...look, i'm 35 and still and always a kid 2 1.09%
21-35....ok, a little older, working hard, dreaming. 5 2.73%
36-45....probably so busy with family and young kids no time for anything 12 6.56%
45-55....omg aren't these kids ever going to be on their own and why must I work so hard 36 19.67%
55-65....I can see retirement in my future...or maybe I can retire early... 74 40.44%
65-75....Finally peace. Wish my body could keep up with my mind 51 27.87%
75-100....pinching myself. Life is wonderful even when it isn't. I'm thankful for each day 3 1.64%
100+....ok, couldn't resist...and no smart alecks pick this...that means you RTF..no no no 0 0%
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Old 04-09-2015, 04:51 PM   #81
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We're each 57 and loving retirement!

Work hard, retire ASAP, play hard! Life's great!
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Old 04-09-2015, 04:56 PM   #82
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Greetings,
Mr./Ms. BK. " I'm still in school...." The perfect time to start planning for your retirement young Mr./Ms. I'd hate to see you celebrate your 60th birthday with coulda, woulda, shoulda's. Trust me on this one.

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Old 04-09-2015, 04:58 PM   #83
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I'm 59 and lovely wife is 58 - been married 36 yrs. Real estate rental business is going great - will turn my rental properties over to a prop mgr and cast off the lines in two yrs. Plan to take several trips on inland rivers (boat will be in Columbus. MS on the Tenn/Tom). Then we will do the full great loop, with many side trips - islands, DC... Meanwhile I will walk the Camino Santiago this fall, and will keep helping to build Habitat for Humanity homes - our chapter in Jackson has built over 600 homes. Life is good indeed.
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Ok, I'm temporarily retired. Till school ends. Then, well..... Who knows...
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Old 04-09-2015, 05:11 PM   #85
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Oliver, listen to me. It's never too early to start end of life planning .: Just kidding. Hope you have a great life. Don;t listen to us old farts.
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Old 04-09-2015, 05:24 PM   #86
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...Meanwhile I will walk the Camino Santiago this fall, and will keep helping to build Habitat for Humanity homes - our chapter in Jackson has built over 600 homes. Life is good indeed.
Sounds like good works, FC!! Very nice.

A friend has walked the Camino twice in the last few years. That's quite the undertaking! She logged over 400 miles on her very first Camino walk.

Have you seen the movie The Way?
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Old 04-09-2015, 06:37 PM   #87
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Thanks Al, yes we've seen The Way - great movie. A good friend and I will walk about 300 miles in early Oct. He's an MD and can only take off 3 weeks - we'll go back and finish the full 500 mile Camino Frances in a yr or two. Buen Camino!
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Old 04-09-2015, 06:44 PM   #88
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I am 61 the Admiral is 56-- Both retired --me a 55 --she at 45.


We both don't know how we had time to work!
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Old 04-11-2015, 12:55 AM   #89
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I'm 58 ...wife 50....I guess I could retire, but I like working ;D ...well, I would like to cut back on work some....maybe.

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Old 04-22-2015, 06:02 PM   #90
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Wifey B: Thanks to all who participated. We learned a bit more about the group as a whole, plus some insight into some individual members. Great to know more about those we come here to play with.
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Old 04-23-2015, 10:52 AM   #91
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Late to the game here...

Turning 51 very soon. Single dad these past 3 years with my younger daughter heading to college this fall. Retirement is a way off, but I'm really enjoying what I'm doing (higher education) so that's ok. Bought my boat now with the expectation that I'll find time to cruise before I retire - intending to cruise to Alaska. Ended up buying the boat in Alaska and cruising her home - so that was a surprise. I hope to take off a summer in a couple of years and head back up there and spend some quality time. In the meantime I'll cruise the SF Bay and Pacific Coast on the weekends and a few weeks each year. I also plan to try living aboard once my daughter leaves for college.

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Old 04-23-2015, 02:22 PM   #92
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I'm 44 and the wife is 42. We started dating when I was 20 (went to HS together, but didn't date until after we graduated). Was a late bloomer, having too much fun in my 20s, so got a late start on a career. Finished college at 27 and started grad school with an eye toward my current career at 29. Started my current career at 32 with a major firm making more money that I ever thought possible. Paid down our school loans then made a jump to what I consider a dream job eight years ago. Took a 50% pay cut, but love what I do. The wife is now an elementary education teacher, and also started late like me.

We don't have kids and are quite frugal (not cheap mind you). Saving like mad, buying lots of dividend stocks, and hope to retire no later than 60. Wish we could do it earlier, but then again I had some great experiences in my 20s so "no regrets" (my favorite saying).

One thing I've noticed is how many here were able to retire early. I bet that there is a clear corelation between a love of boating/cruising and desire to be away from the daily grind as young as possible. As much as I love my job, I do look forward to the day we can cut the lines, sell our place the city and point the bow to destinations yet to be determined.
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  • 56 wife 51 can see retirement in my future...or maybe I can retire early...
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Old 04-23-2015, 10:55 PM   #94
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I'm 56 and wife is 55. Married at 20 - for me - and still going after 36 years!

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Mr. frg. I think this Aug. will be our 45th year of wedded bliss. The admiral is a saint. A saint I tell you...
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Mr. frg. I think this Aug. will be our 45th year of wedded bliss. The admiral is a saint. A saint I tell you...

Mine is too. Wouldn't even be alive without her.
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Mine is too. Wouldn't even be alive without her.
Hubby B: We're only approaching 14 years, but hope for 100. Your statement above really hit me. I would probably be breathing, eating, sleeping, working but I wouldn't truly be alive without my wife. My life changed the day I met her.

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Old 04-24-2015, 04:33 AM   #98
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I'm 58 and still get shocked every time I see my picture and I'm clearly not 18 years old. My wife is 53. Moved to the PNW in 1998 but didn't get a boat until 2010. We love spending time on the water and are actively discussing an early retirement, selling our house, living on the boat in the summers and living on Maui in the winters. Rob
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