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At What Age Do You Want To Retire...67 Maybe?

Wed Nov 23, 2005 2:39 am

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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RE: At What Age Do You Want To Retire...67 Maybe?

Wed Nov 23, 2005 2:44 am

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
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RE: At What Age Do You Want To Retire...67 Maybe?

Wed Nov 23, 2005 2:46 am

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 

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RE: At What Age Do You Want To Retire...67 Maybe?

Wed Nov 23, 2005 3:00 am

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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RE: At What Age Do You Want To Retire...67 Maybe?

Wed Nov 23, 2005 3:03 am

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

Too late...by about 15 years  Wink
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RE: At What Age Do You Want To Retire...67 Maybe?

Wed Nov 23, 2005 3:18 am

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

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RE: At What Age Do You Want To Retire...67 Maybe?

Wed Nov 23, 2005 3:20 am

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

Not for me sadly. just a few months to go
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RE: At What Age Do You Want To Retire...67 Maybe?

Wed Nov 23, 2005 3:23 am

Quoting Cosec59 (Reply 6):
Not for me sadly

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RE: At What Age Do You Want To Retire...67 Maybe?

Wed Nov 23, 2005 3:26 am

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 
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RE: At What Age Do You Want To Retire...67 Maybe?

Wed Nov 23, 2005 3:28 am

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.
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RE: At What Age Do You Want To Retire...67 Maybe?

Wed Nov 23, 2005 3:37 am

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

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RE: At What Age Do You Want To Retire...67 Maybe?

Wed Nov 23, 2005 3:38 am

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?
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RE: At What Age Do You Want To Retire...67 Maybe?

Wed Nov 23, 2005 3:52 am

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

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RE: At What Age Do You Want To Retire...67 Maybe?

Wed Nov 23, 2005 3:56 am

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.
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RE: At What Age Do You Want To Retire...67 Maybe?

Wed Nov 23, 2005 5:06 am

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.

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RE: At What Age Do You Want To Retire...67 Maybe?

Wed Nov 23, 2005 5:09 am

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.

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RE: At What Age Do You Want To Retire...67 Maybe?

Wed Nov 23, 2005 5:27 am

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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