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Hi.
New poster here and new to MMM.
I'm 31 and retired last year (age 30). Curious to see if anyone else retired as early as me, or in the same age group?

If you have other questions regarding my "how and what" please PM me directly so we keep this post only about age at retirement.

cheers :)



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Re: For those of you who are already retired, at what age did you retire?
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2017, 08:11:07 AM »
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Re: For those of you who are already retired, at what age did you retire?
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2017, 10:28:54 AM »
Maybe better to use a poll?

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Re: For those of you who are already retired, at what age did you retire?
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2017, 10:38:51 AM »
It was 40 for me.  Jason Fieber of http://www.mrfreeat33.com cleared the mark at 33, close to you.

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Re: For those of you who are already retired, at what age did you retire?
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2017, 02:30:34 PM »
33 here as well. 32 during my first attempt.
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Re: For those of you who are already retired, at what age did you retire?
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2017, 07:08:05 PM »
52.  Not super early, but early compared to most people I know.

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Re: For those of you who are already retired, at what age did you retire?
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2017, 04:26:57 AM »
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Re: For those of you who are already retired, at what age did you retire?
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2017, 08:27:23 AM »
Me: 28, Wifey: 29

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Re: For those of you who are already retired, at what age did you retire?
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2017, 11:12:46 AM »
Thank you all for sharing.
So cool to hear of others in a similar boat (and especially those of you in my age group!)
To me it really felt like running to the finish line and looking around only to realize "it's just me"

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Re: For those of you who are already retired, at what age did you retire?
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2017, 11:42:24 AM »
For those who got out in the early thirties, I am VERY impressed.

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Re: For those of you who are already retired, at what age did you retire?
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2017, 05:49:11 PM »
51 in 2017

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Re: For those of you who are already retired, at what age did you retire?
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2017, 06:55:42 PM »
There's also a running total of forum members and the year they retired (or plan to retire) here, some who have volunteered their age

The number keeps increasing each year

2015 - 19 people
2016 - 29 people
2017 - 53  people(47 confirmed, 6 pending)
2018 - 68 people (all pending)

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Re: For those of you who are already retired, at what age did you retire?
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2017, 07:43:49 PM »
I was 44 in 2013 when I was FIRE. The DW retired two years later, she was 41.

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Re: For those of you who are already retired, at what age did you retire?
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2017, 03:46:56 PM »
Retired 2 weeks ago at age 44.  Might go to work later this year or next year.  Or maybe not.
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Re: For those of you who are already retired, at what age did you retire?
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2017, 12:14:21 AM »
I retired at 29 accidentally, and thankfully.

I was planning on working a few more years to build up a bigger pile of assets, but then the place I worked changed ownership and I wasn't thrilled with the new owner, so I reluctantly decided to just stop working and go with a lower spending rate retirement plan.

Turns out I don't actually need a bigger pile to live a great life and working a few more years at a job I really didn't like would have sucked, so actually the ownership change was great timing. I probably would have kept working just one more year or two until I had more money, and then just one more year after that just in case, and maybe just one more year after that, and probably just one more for good measure... It's really hard to unplug.

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« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2017, 12:23:52 AM »
For those who got out in the early thirties, I am VERY impressed.

Those of us who did it around 30 either had very high paying jobs, or didn't go to college and have an extra four years of earnings compared to people who did go to college.

Also, we had very lucky timing with the stock market or the housing market or both (depending on how we chose to invest).

Someone who manages to pull it off during a down swing is truly impressive, I actually didn't think it was all that hard giving the crazy good returns I've been lucky enough to get.

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Re: For those of you who are already retired, at what age did you retire?
« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2017, 04:46:55 AM »
For those who got out in the early thirties, I am VERY impressed.

Those of us who did it around 30 either had very high paying jobs, or didn't go to college and have an extra four years of earnings compared to people who did go to college.

Also, we had very lucky timing with the stock market or the housing market or both (depending on how we chose to invest).

Not all of us. Though It's certainly easier with two incomes, frugality, and no children.

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Re: For those of you who are already retired, at what age did you retire?
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2017, 12:52:07 AM »
Didn't stop working until I was 54. I was RE long before, but was afraid of healthcare costs. Legitimate fears, as I have a weird heart rhythm and have had cancer. I decided to ask someone I knew who was a widower if I could be his Domestic Partner, just to get healthcare. We decided to talk about it over dinner and never stopped talking. We just celebrated our fifth anniversary, and my 5-year FIRE-versary is Dec. 5th, 2017.

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Re: For those of you who are already retired, at what age did you retire?
« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2017, 03:29:18 AM »
I was 32. I'm unsure if I can live without something to do, but obviously that doesn't mean I need a job. Currently I'm volunteering in a former Soviet Republic. After this, world domination? Or volunteer somewhere in the US? Whatever it ends up being, I'll be in the lookout for Mr. Mandy :)

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Re: For those of you who are already retired, at what age did you retire?
« Reply #19 on: October 17, 2017, 02:41:21 PM »
I retired from the US Army at the age of 47 - later than most Soldiers do because to my non-standard career path.  Unlike most, however, my investments allow me to live even in a HCOL area in relative comfort.  I can do this without a follow up career in the Federal government or a corp. 

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Re: For those of you who are already retired, at what age did you retire?
« Reply #20 on: October 18, 2017, 09:12:10 AM »
I don't really use the term retired to describe myself, but to the extent that I'm retired, I retired at 32.

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Re: For those of you who are already retired, at what age did you retire?
« Reply #21 on: October 18, 2017, 12:36:16 PM »
50, will be 3 years April 3rd.

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Re: For those of you who are already retired, at what age did you retire?
« Reply #22 on: October 18, 2017, 01:16:56 PM »
I don't really use the term retired to describe myself, but to the extent that I'm retired, I retired at 32.

I've been using the term sabbatical or time off (I'm 33 and retired is awkward), but since it's going on a year, it's starting to be a strech
It's still a sabbatical if it's indefinite :)

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Re: For those of you who are already retired, at what age did you retire?
« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2017, 03:18:39 PM »
5 years ago at 53 and 58

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Re: For those of you who are already retired, at what age did you retire?
« Reply #24 on: October 20, 2017, 10:56:01 AM »
One week to RE at 46!!!

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Re: For those of you who are already retired, at what age did you retire?
« Reply #25 on: October 20, 2017, 11:59:12 AM »
One week to RE at 46!!!

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Re: For those of you who are already retired, at what age did you retire?
« Reply #26 on: October 22, 2017, 11:39:18 AM »
45 yrs, 11 months old  ( on Feb 2016)
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Re: For those of you who are already retired, at what age did you retire?
« Reply #27 on: October 22, 2017, 01:53:04 PM »
Almost one year ago at 50.

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Re: For those of you who are already retired, at what age did you retire?
« Reply #28 on: October 31, 2017, 10:27:38 PM »
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i decided to ask someone I knew who was a widower if I could be his Domestic Partner, just to get healthcare. We decided to talk about it over dinner and never stopped talking. We just celebrated our fifth anniversary, and my 5-year FIRE-versary is Dec. 5th, 2017.

Awwww, what a sweet story

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Re: For those of you who are already retired, at what age did you retire?
« Reply #29 on: November 01, 2017, 03:30:12 PM »
I wanted to retire at 58 but my DH did not plan to retire at 53. He got laid off and in the last 5 years has only had a few contract project jobs.  He is always looking but I am sure age is a factor now.

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Re: For those of you who are already retired, at what age did you retire?
« Reply #30 on: November 01, 2017, 03:57:07 PM »
I only consider myself semi-retired as I'm still working about 10 hours a week (60% of which is optional).  BUT I managed to become officially semi-retired when I was still 29 (3 days before my 30th birthday).  I feel like this should be a fun point to brag about in casual conversation, but more often than not I just end up feeling a little bashful and embarrassed about it.

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Re: For those of you who are already retired, at what age did you retire?
« Reply #31 on: November 03, 2017, 08:41:40 PM »
My wife and I were both 32 when we retired in 2015.

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Re: For those of you who are already retired, at what age did you retire?
« Reply #32 on: November 22, 2017, 09:19:37 AM »
41, but I lived the first 12 years of my adult life RVing in what I called 'pre-retirement'. The RV lifestyle was how I learned frugality.

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Re: For those of you who are already retired, at what age did you retire?
« Reply #33 on: November 22, 2017, 11:23:21 AM »
Very inspirational stuff in here guys and gals!

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Re: For those of you who are already retired, at what age did you retire?
« Reply #34 on: November 22, 2017, 05:21:37 PM »
Like Kay-ell, I consider myself semi retired. Semi-retired in 2000 at age 32. Gave up semi-retirement and worked a few years (6) fulltime after a decade or so and that was twice as long as I originally intended. Back to semi-retired this year and next year off volunteering in the Pacific for a year, working full-time for free but don't consider that work.

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Re: For those of you who are already retired, at what age did you retire?
« Reply #35 on: November 22, 2017, 05:23:50 PM »
24 when I started planning for it :)
47 original date.
54 after new marriage caused (financial) delay.

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Re: For those of you who are already retired, at what age did you retire?
« Reply #36 on: November 22, 2017, 06:25:09 PM »
Very inspirational stuff in here guys and gals!

+1.

Still working but getting close. Likely about 3 years from now at 42; 39 now, only got serious about this stuff 4 years ago.

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« Reply #37 on: November 22, 2017, 08:05:18 PM »
Very inspirational stuff in here guys and gals!

+1.

Still working but getting close. Likely about 3 years from now at 42; 39 now, only got serious about this stuff 4 years ago.
I wonder what it is about the age 42? So many of us here retired at 42 or plan to. Is it because of a mid-life crisis or because 42 is the answer to "Life, The Universe and Everything". ;-)

20 years after college? 4 / 2 = 2. 21 2 = 42. It's just a nice clean #. Time for a new life. Or your reasons; whatever, I'm looking forward to slowing down soon.

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Re: For those of you who are already retired, at what age did you retire?
« Reply #38 on: November 22, 2017, 09:22:25 PM »
Very inspirational stuff in here guys and gals!

+1.

Still working but getting close. Likely about 3 years from now at 42; 39 now, only got serious about this stuff 4 years ago.
I wonder what it is about the age 42? So many of us here retired at 42 or plan to. Is it because of a mid-life crisis or because 42 is the answer to "Life, The Universe and Everything". ;-)

It's why I'll always pack a towel.

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Re: For those of you who are already retired, at what age did you retire?
« Reply #39 on: November 23, 2017, 09:17:35 AM »
Started my journey of FIRE in 2013, at the age of 46.  100% from my stache, with a WR of about 2%...  High hopes of the ACA when first utilized, now has me wondering.  One hell of a trip so far... 

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« Reply #40 on: November 24, 2017, 07:02:09 PM »
Late 40s.  Took about eight years off along the way. 

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« Reply #41 on: November 25, 2017, 10:10:25 AM »
I went half-time at 31, planning to leave the corporate world entirely at 34.

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Re: For those of you who are already retired, at what age did you retire?
« Reply #42 on: December 08, 2017, 12:57:31 PM »
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i decided to ask someone I knew who was a widower if I could be his Domestic Partner, just to get healthcare. We decided to talk about it over dinner and never stopped talking. We just celebrated our fifth anniversary, and my 5-year FIRE-versary is Dec. 5th, 2017.

Awwww, what a sweet story

What a lovely story Dicey!

I like your pick up line "Can I be your Domestic Partner?"  ;)

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Re: For those of you who are already retired, at what age did you retire?
« Reply #43 on: December 09, 2017, 10:07:44 PM »
The math says I'm FI now at 49.   But I will FIRE at 53 (after getting 2 kids through college and off the health insurance payroll before pulling the trigger)