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kaypinkHH

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Retiring Early Could Kill You!! We need to all panic!
« on: December 21, 2017, 05:18:07 AM »
Not sure if this fits the wall of shame, but it had to be shared somewhere.
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/12/20/retiring-early-could-kill-you-new-study-finds_a_23313532/

First of all, what a click baity headline. If you read through the article there is a slight increase in deaths for people aged 62 when social security kicks in, which they have correlated to retirement.

Second of all...what if you retire at 40, or 45 or 50...COULD THAT KILL YOU!!!

Lol.

Just more fuel for the naysayers.

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Re: Retiring Early Could Kill You!! We need to all panic!
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2017, 04:16:18 PM »
Maybe stay off the couch after retirement?

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Re: Retiring Early Could Kill You!! We need to all panic!
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2017, 05:12:58 AM »
For a traditional retiree,  I can see the mental health relationship if you focused your whole life on career, and then boom suddenly career is over, and you don't really have anything to get out of bed for.

And I wonder if it is like when you push yourself through stressful moments, only to find your self ill afterwards...ie I would never get sick during university exam period, my body would just conveniently wait until holidays to unleash the cold/flu that it had been holding back. I wonder if years of "I just can't get sick right now" leads to this "peak" in deaths at age 62. 

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Re: Retiring Early Could Kill You!! We need to all panic!
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2017, 08:01:35 AM »
I'm still convinced that the people that are being motivated to retire because of their already poor health is skewing those numbers.

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Re: Retiring Early Could Kill You!! We need to all panic!
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2017, 08:36:41 AM »
I don't want to scare you, but living is a terminal condition.

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Re: Retiring Early Could Kill You!! We need to all panic!
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2017, 08:41:54 AM »
OMG WHAT...WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE??? WE ALL NEED TO PANIC!!

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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2017, 11:00:01 AM »
I'm still convinced that the people that are being motivated to retire because of their already poor health is skewing those numbers.

Exactly this.  I read a very similar article recently, which caught my eye b/c my FIL retired at 62 due to his inability to secure work for several years prior, so he just coasted into retirement.  Many people who retire and collect SSI at the earlier ages, do so b/c they are no longer able to work, so it's a tainted pool to begin with.  One of those classic examples of correlation is not causation.

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Re: Retiring Early Could Kill You!! We need to all panic!
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2017, 01:49:36 PM »
If retiring kills you, why do we need to save money for it?