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At What Age Do You Want To Retire...67 Maybe?  
User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2642 times:

Currently the UK government are trying to raise the retirement age to 67 because there is not enough money to cover state pensions and other state benefits.
Do you imagine working until you are 67? If not, when do you imagine retiring?

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User currently offlineCosec59 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2638 times:

Quoting 9VSPO (Thread starter):
Do you imagine working until you are 67? If not, when do you imagine retiring?

I don't wanna work beyond 47!!!!

Quoting 9VSPO (Thread starter):
working until you are 67

This is in line with the thoughts of the new German Chancellor. I wonder how popular it will be there


User currently offlineFlyingbabydoc From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2634 times:

Quoting Cosec59 (Reply 1):
This is in line with the thoughts of the new German Chancellor. I wonder how popular it will be there

It is REALLY popular, believe me. Why not 70? Or 75, since the life expectancy has increased so much?

I am pretty much resigned to the fact that I will have to work until I die...  irked 

Alex


User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2624 times:

Quoting 9VSPO (Thread starter):
Do you imagine working until you are 67?

I dont intend on LIVING till i'm 67... Far too curious in the afterlife to wait that long...!



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2617 times:

Quoting Cosec59 (Reply 1):
I don't wanna work beyond 47!!!!

Too late...by about 15 years  Wink



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User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2607 times:

Quoting 9VSPO (Thread starter):
when do you imagine retiring?

A

S

A

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There's just so much to do and see in this world.



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User currently offlineCosec59 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2605 times:

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 5):
Too late...by about 15 years

Not for me sadly. just a few months to go
 shhh 


User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2600 times:

Quoting Cosec59 (Reply 6):
Not for me sadly

You could start an escort service for lonely blind women.
 bigthumbsup 


User currently offlineCosec59 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2596 times:

Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 7):
You could start an escort service for lonely blind women.

True. But my god, I gonna have to work bloody hard to get bookings for you though  smirk 


User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2594 times:

I'm not working a day past 60. I think we work long enough and don't give ourselves enough time to live and enjoy our life. My parents are retiring together.They will retire in 10 years. Their home here will be their holiday home, they#'' be jetsetting around the world all the time, and I don't blame them.

User currently offlineNoelG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2587 times:

You don't have to retire at 67. That's only the age they will pay a state pension. Anyone can take early retirement if they have the pension there to do so.

I think it's bang out of order of the government though - sap everyone for every last breath and every last penny of taxes before they no longer work. Another reason why we'll be moving abroad at the first opportunity!  Smile

Noel.


User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2586 times:

Average retirement ages in the United States keep falling. Something like 80% of Social Security recipients opt to take the reduced benefits available at age 62 rather than working to 65 and getting full benefits. In fact, many people are using private pensions and savings to retire long before they reach "normal" retirement age. Retirement at 55 is commonplace these days and even 50 is not unheard-of.
When you think about it, there are several trends that should lead to retirement at older and older ages:

1. Fewer younger workers in the "pipeline" to replace those who retire.
2. Increased years of schooling, which means less time in the workplace.
3. Longer lifespans.
4. People remaining healthy for longer, therefore capable of work.
5. Fewer and fewer physically strenuous jobs (<10% in the United States).

Yet, in face of all this, an increasing number of people are retiring when barely into middle age. What gives?



"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
User currently offlineRyangooner From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 969 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2577 times:

Luckily i have a retirement age of 55. may decide to work until 60 though, who knows what the future will bring.

Ryan



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2571 times:

I have already retired once . . . .

I'll retire again - for the last time - in 2012. After I get my daughter through College. I'll be 53.


User currently offlineQFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2083 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2558 times:

Depends what job I get. If I can work for QF and become a Captain by the time I'm 40 I'll work there for a long time. If I get some boring job in an office then I'll retire at 55. My grandma is about to retire and shes nearly 60 shes worked for the same company for 20 years. Then shes going to go around Australia. Can't wait to retire.

QFA380


User currently offlineSv7887 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1025 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2555 times:

Hi all,
I'll probably adhere to the Indian retirement age of 55..I don't think it's worth it for work forever. My dad just semi-retired at age 60. He didn't think it was worth the hassle anymore either. Time to do some traveling or do something fun.

SV


User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2545 times:

Well I wanted to retire at age 18 to a private island in the french polynesia with moneky butlers-but it doesnt look like its working out so well Big grin

Personally Id love to hit it in my 50's.



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