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How old are you?

0-19 years old
0 (0%)
20-29 years old
6 (2.9%)
30-39 years old
62 (29.8%)
40-49 years old
65 (31.3%)
50-59 years old
34 (16.3%)
60-69 years old
31 (14.9%)
70-79 years old
4 (1.9%)
80-89 years old
0 (0%)
90-99 years old
2 (1%)
100+ years old
4 (1.9%)

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How old are you? (Poll)
« on: May 24, 2023, 01:26:09 PM »
In keeping with my theme of gathering random demographic data on forum users, I have created a new poll.

This poll has no purpose.

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Re: How old are you? (Poll)
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2023, 01:28:38 PM »
"no purpose" - except to remind me that 6 months ago I upgraded to a different first-digit on my age.

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Re: How old are you? (Poll)
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2023, 02:10:42 PM »
"no purpose" - except to remind me that 6 months ago I upgraded to a different first-digit on my age.

Didn't really feel like an upgrade at 40 . . . more like the warranty running out.  :P

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Re: How old are you? (Poll)
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2023, 10:15:40 PM »
I am so pleased that I finally qualified for Medicare. I have had a crazy run of healthcare expenses in the ten weeks since and I've only had to pay about $200 OOP. It's good to be old ;-)

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Re: How old are you? (Poll)
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2023, 05:22:34 AM »
Ok - Now I'm wondering if we actually have someone over 100 years old on the forum, or if someone was being funny in their response, lol.

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Re: How old are you? (Poll)
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2023, 07:13:52 AM »
Ok - Now I'm wondering if we actually have someone over 100 years old on the forum, or if someone was being funny in their response, lol.

Dragoncar is 1000 years old. Most of the rest of us died of dysentery on the Oregon trail.
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Re: How old are you? (Poll)
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2023, 07:18:13 AM »
Ok - Now I'm wondering if we actually have someone over 100 years old on the forum, or if someone was being funny in their response, lol.

Dragoncar is 1000 years old. Most of the rest of us died of dysentery on the Oregon trail.

I feel like early retirement should be relatively simple to arrange for a centenarian.

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Re: How old are you? (Poll)
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2023, 08:20:16 AM »
Really love that the range is 40 - 49, still a youngster like everyone in this cohort!

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Re: How old are you? (Poll)
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2023, 08:21:17 AM »
In your late 40's you get an invite to AARP; in Canada I suppose it's CARP.

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Re: How old are you? (Poll)
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2023, 10:09:18 AM »
Dang it, I'm in the 40-49 with all you old folks!

When I started with MMM and on the forums I was close to the 20-29, but still in the 30-39 range. Sigh.

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Re: How old are you? (Poll)
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2023, 10:19:57 AM »
I feel like early retirement should be relatively simple to arrange for a centenarian.

Not without a time machine. Retiring when you're 102 is late retirement, they're all on the FIRL forums.

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Re: How old are you? (Poll)
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2023, 01:35:07 PM »
I feel like early retirement should be relatively simple to arrange for a centenarian.

Not without a time machine. Retiring when you're 102 is late retirement, they're all on the FIRL forums.

Well hello there fellow 40 - 49 year old! 

It's surprising how many 100+ year olds are coming out of lurking on this thread

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Re: How old are you? (Poll)
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2023, 01:42:30 PM »
Last night, I went out with a friend to a trivia night I hadn't been to before. Fully 80% of the attendees appeared to be men around 60. They called my friend and I "you girls." It's been quite some time since I've been a girl... or one of the youngest people in a bar. But I guess young and old is relative. 

I'm surprised by these results; I thought this forum skewed hard to Gen X.

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Re: How old are you? (Poll)
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2023, 01:48:59 PM »

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Re: How old are you? (Poll)
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2023, 01:57:02 PM »
I'm surprised by these results; I thought this forum skewed hard to Gen X.

At this point, it looks like close to half (and the biggest group) IS Gen X, if you use birth years of 65-80 (or roughly aged 41-59 right now). If you count early 60s birth years as Gen X, then it's over half of the poll. The next biggest is Millennials at a third; I'm in that group, smack in the middle of the Millennial range. And the remaining 20-25% are older/Boomers.

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Re: How old are you? (Poll)
« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2023, 10:09:29 AM »
There has to be people under 30 on this forum... Right?

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Re: How old are you? (Poll)
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2023, 11:02:46 AM »
There has to be people under 30 on this forum... Right?

Forums are sooooooo 90s

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Re: How old are you? (Poll)
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2023, 11:48:06 AM »
I'm the first respondent in my 20s! For like 5 more weeks!

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Re: How old are you? (Poll)
« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2023, 12:40:29 PM »
I cebrated at 59.5 years old (for obvious reasons).. But that was 2 years ago!.. OMG!

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Re: How old are you? (Poll)
« Reply #19 on: May 26, 2023, 01:01:50 PM »
Finally GenX over represents in something!

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Re: How old are you? (Poll)
« Reply #20 on: May 26, 2023, 01:23:52 PM »
We somewhat older people (cough cough) tend not to respond to these.  Age is just a number, you are as young as you feel, why is that any of your business, and all that, eh?

Hmm, my cohort is under-represented, guess I'll add mine.

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Re: How old are you? (Poll)
« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2023, 01:24:17 PM »
The trouble is that the older people probably FIREd a decade or more ago.

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Re: How old are you? (Poll)
« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2023, 01:29:15 PM »
I'm 12 in my brain; my body is flipping ancient.

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Re: How old are you? (Poll)
« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2023, 03:20:36 PM »
The trouble is that the older people probably FIREd a decade or more ago.

I think it would be more interesting if we had a multi variable poll.. I.e what is your age, what is your NW, do you think you have enough money?..

As one who is STILL worried about not having enough with a NW of around $4M.. I wonder am I the only one afraid of running out?

I didn't say my fear is logical..:)
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Re: How old are you? (Poll)
« Reply #24 on: May 26, 2023, 03:29:43 PM »
Ok - Now I'm wondering if we actually have someone over 100 years old on the forum, or if someone was being funny in their response, lol.

I selected 100+ just to skew the results, in reality I'm Gen-X. :)

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Re: How old are you? (Poll)
« Reply #25 on: May 26, 2023, 05:30:21 PM »
The trouble is that the older people probably FIREd a decade or more ago.

I think it would be more interesting if we had a multi variable poll.. I.e what is your age, what is your NW, do you think you have enough money?..

As one who is STILL worried about not having enough with a NW of around $4M.. I wonder am I the only one afraid of running out?

I didn't say my fear is logical..:)

Well, according to this (https://media.nmfn.com/tnetwork/lifespan/index.html) lifespan calculator, I am worrying waaaaay too much about running out of money and not enough about dying. Yikes, it says I'm dead at 61! Saying "yes" to recreational drugs knocked a lot of years off... same with the drinking...

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Re: How old are you? (Poll)
« Reply #26 on: May 26, 2023, 05:40:15 PM »
The trouble is that the older people probably FIREd a decade or more ago.

I think it would be more interesting if we had a multi variable poll.. I.e what is your age, what is your NW, do you think you have enough money?..

As one who is STILL worried about not having enough with a NW of around $4M.. I wonder am I the only one afraid of running out?

I didn't say my fear is logical..:)

Well, according to this (https://media.nmfn.com/tnetwork/lifespan/index.html) lifespan calculator, I am worrying waaaaay too much about running out of money and not enough about dying. Yikes, it says I'm dead at 61! Saying "yes" to recreational drugs knocked a lot of years off... same with the drinking...

See I have to fund myself (and Wife who is 3 years younger) to 96.. Yup, not enough money!...:)

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Re: How old are you? (Poll)
« Reply #27 on: May 26, 2023, 06:59:57 PM »
The trouble is that the older people probably FIREd a decade or more ago.

I think it would be more interesting if we had a multi variable poll.. I.e what is your age, what is your NW, do you think you have enough money?..

As one who is STILL worried about not having enough with a NW of around $4M.. I wonder am I the only one afraid of running out?

I didn't say my fear is logical..:)

Well, according to this (https://media.nmfn.com/tnetwork/lifespan/index.html) lifespan calculator, I am worrying waaaaay too much about running out of money and not enough about dying. Yikes, it says I'm dead at 61! Saying "yes" to recreational drugs knocked a lot of years off... same with the drinking...

Wow - It says I should live to be 94. 🤔

Hmm...Maybe I should work longer.

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Re: How old are you? (Poll)
« Reply #28 on: May 26, 2023, 07:16:03 PM »
It says I'll live to 99, so I guess that would be over 101, since Australia has a longer life expectancy.

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Re: How old are you? (Poll)
« Reply #29 on: May 26, 2023, 07:17:31 PM »
Wow - It says I should live to be 94. 🤔

I wouldn't worry about it. It thinks I'm going to be 92 - I'd be the first in my family to make it to their 90s. My parents both have autoimmune disease (my mom has about six), my father has Alzheimer's, I was born with an immune deficiency, I have half a dozen orthopedic and neurological causes of chronic pain and about five different chronic diseases that it didn't ask about. I'm sure it's a highly accurate quiz :-)

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Re: How old are you? (Poll)
« Reply #30 on: May 27, 2023, 07:53:58 AM »
Hmm, 95 (https://media.nmfn.com/tnetwork/lifespan/index.html).  My goal was 92, the age at which my maternal grandmother and my father died.  My great-uncle made it to 100.5, so maybe I should be planning for 95 after all.  Or 96, since Canadians live a bit longer than Americans. 

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Re: How old are you? (Poll)
« Reply #31 on: May 27, 2023, 09:43:16 AM »
I’m at 97. Darn…maybe I should OMY a few more years. And round up to 100 to be on the safe side, since I’m also Canadian.

Or I need to start drinking, smoking, and not wearing my seatbelt. “Recreational” drugs are illegal here, so that one’s out as I would rather not go to prison…or get the death sentence, which has happened to others detained on drug charges.
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Re: How old are you? (Poll)
« Reply #32 on: May 27, 2023, 11:04:52 AM »
The trouble is that the older people probably FIREd a decade or more ago.
That's me.

Oh, and the calculator says 99. I hope they're all reasonably good years. I want to retain physical and mental health, not one or the other.

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Re: How old are you? (Poll)
« Reply #33 on: May 27, 2023, 11:16:30 AM »
The trouble is that the older people probably FIREd a decade or more ago.
That's me.

Oh, and the calculator says 99. I hope they're all reasonably good years. I want to retain physical and mental health, not one or the other.

Amen Sister!

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Re: How old are you? (Poll)
« Reply #34 on: May 27, 2023, 02:38:37 PM »
I got a 91 on the calculator.  Already 62, mom lived to 80, dad is almost 92.  Each of them had one parent who lived past 80.  So maybe it's somewhat accurate.  I'll get back to everyone in 29 years.

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Re: How old are you? (Poll)
« Reply #35 on: May 28, 2023, 03:22:42 PM »
The trouble is that the older people probably FIREd a decade or more ago.

I think it would be more interesting if we had a multi variable poll.. I.e what is your age, what is your NW, do you think you have enough money?..

As one who is STILL worried about not having enough with a NW of around $4M.. I wonder am I the only one afraid of running out?

I didn't say my fear is logical..:)

No you're not.   I'm having a similar problem as I try to gradually shift from living on employment income to investment income.

At one level it's very annoying because the math works & I trust in the math.    So why does my subconscious keep nattering at me?!?

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Re: How old are you? (Poll)
« Reply #36 on: May 28, 2023, 03:46:05 PM »
Because @scottish we have spent a lifetime having this thing called an "income", and then spending as little of that income as possible.

Now this is me as an English guy.. If you really are Scottish then you're probably twice as frugal as me, just by reputation...:)

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Re: How old are you? (Poll)
« Reply #37 on: May 28, 2023, 03:47:55 PM »
I got 92 on the calendar. My husband, who is 8 years older than me, got 82. So if this was destiny, I’m looking at 18 years without him. Depressing. But probably not too far off.

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Re: How old are you? (Poll)
« Reply #38 on: May 28, 2023, 04:00:29 PM »
There’s no category for arebelspy…

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Re: How old are you? (Poll)
« Reply #39 on: May 28, 2023, 04:02:56 PM »
I got 92 on the calendar. My husband, who is 8 years older than me, got 82. So if this was destiny, I’m looking at 18 years without him. Depressing. But probably not too far off.

To add to the depression but, it might be a good idea to be more aggressive in doing ROTH conversions to minimise the "Widows tax trap".. This assumes you live in the US and have pretax savings.

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Re: How old are you? (Poll)
« Reply #40 on: May 28, 2023, 04:16:53 PM »
I was at 94 y.o. before I said yes to recreational drugs, then I went back to 86!
I never liked statistics much anyways.

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Re: How old are you? (Poll)
« Reply #41 on: May 28, 2023, 04:20:04 PM »
I got 106 on the calculator which may not be too far off. My dad lived to 104 and my mom to 92.

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Re: How old are you? (Poll)
« Reply #42 on: May 28, 2023, 04:42:16 PM »
I got 92 on the calendar. My husband, who is 8 years older than me, got 82. So if this was destiny, I’m looking at 18 years without him. Depressing. But probably not too far off.

To add to the depression but, it might be a good idea to be more aggressive in doing ROTH conversions to minimise the "Widows tax trap".. This assumes you live in the US and have pretax savings.

Good point, thanks.

Though ugh, this is not the kind of financial planning I want to do.

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Re: How old are you? (Poll)
« Reply #43 on: May 29, 2023, 01:25:23 AM »
My mum, who’s 92, got 113. I think it’s rigged.

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Re: How old are you? (Poll)
« Reply #44 on: May 29, 2023, 10:44:26 AM »
My mum, who’s 92, got 113. I think it’s rigged.

Don't you have one of those Satan worshipping Socialist health care systems over there? What is the mandatory age for your appointment with the "Death Panel"?

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Re: How old are you? (Poll)
« Reply #45 on: June 07, 2023, 03:59:32 PM »
Wow a lot more people responded to this than I expected. I was shooting for 100 responses again, lol.

Thanks everyone!

I'm kind of surprised at the lack of 20-29 year olds here. Interesting. 🤔

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« Reply #46 on: June 08, 2023, 10:24:15 AM »
Wow a lot more people responded to this than I expected. I was shooting for 100 responses again, lol.

Thanks everyone!

I'm kind of surprised at the lack of 20-29 year olds here. Interesting. 🤔

Yeah, personally I'm not surprised. Considering even at 30, retirement was at best a passing consideration.. I.e something "old people" did.

Looking back I am amazed at how fast I became "old people".

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Re: How old are you? (Poll)
« Reply #47 on: June 09, 2023, 10:22:14 AM »
I am 34 and DW is 32. Been active on here since our 20's, but have always been in the minority.

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« Reply #48 on: June 09, 2023, 03:37:28 PM »
I'm 34, my husband is 33. We've both been on the forum since our 20's.




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« Reply #49 on: June 10, 2023, 09:08:26 PM »
I am temporally 38 and physiologically 45. Also joined in my 20s!