Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Your Turn

What age do you think you will be able to stop working?

26 comments:

sandybrook said...

I stopped working for others 2 decades ago, working for myself probably I'll never be able to.

JustReading said...

75 or death, whichever comes first

david said...

I hear you @sandybrook!
I stopped working for others 26+ years ago.
Never looked back.
And I'm never retiring.
(I'm having too much fun!)
I love Las Vegas CRE!

sandybrook said...

Working for me allows me to make time for fun, but all the research I work doing most of the time is tedious.

NoNotThatBeth said...

Don't have a clear picture on retiring, as I figure I'll probably die in the first wave of an alien invasion, the first eruption of the Yellowstone Supervolcano, or when Skynet becomes fully self-aware and gets rid of us all: whichever comes first. Otherwise, probably 70.

It\'sjustme said...

Half an hour before my funeral starts. And it'll start late because I'll have to shower and change out of my work clothes.

Former CNN Anchor Candy Crowley said...

I thought last year. But after Rachel Maddox sued me for what I wrote about her in the bathroom stall at the Henrietta Hudson, I had to change my plans.

Phyllis Whitweed said...

Ugh, had a great career. Became disabled a few years ago and had to leave.

Hot Cola said...

I want to be like William Shutner, Barbara Walters, Morgan Freeman, etc
Who work when they're 80, because they enjoy it.
And because I work in my business, not for someone elese.

dianavonthirstybird said...

Strange you ask this question today, of all days. I retired 9 years ago TODAY! I was 66. Got my letter from Social Security in March telling me I was now old enough to get full social security! Worked two more months and then quit. Slept 20 hours a day for the first two years, Worked 48 straight years with no vacations. Ever. Whew!

Hothotheat said...

I don't think I'll stop working, maybe part time at something I like. But thats not for about 10 years.

glue said...

"Worked 48 straight years with no vacations."

Dianavonhthirstybird ... Wow. Just wow. Only in America can a person work for 48 years w/o a real vacation. I hope your enjoy every second of your retirement. You deserve rest and relaxation. Cheers to you on your retirement.

RenShaw said...

At retirement age. Even though I got lots of time, I attended a free SS seminar and it was an eye opener. You are never too young to go. I don't even know if the system will be available when my time comes up for benefits but save save save $.

RenShaw said...

LoL. My money is on the space aliens.

AndrewBW said...

In 6 years and 9 months I can quit working for other people and start working for myself, but I don't ever want to retire. I've seen far too many people who retired and then just sat around for the next 30 years waiting to die.

dianavonthirstybird said...

Glue: How very sweet of you to say this. So unexpected. If I told you what I have gone through in the last 9 years you would cry. My golden years have been anything but happy, I regret. In order to maintain a very, very low rent here in NYC, I must put up with dreadful people in a dreadful neighborhood. My bldg. has deteriorated to the point of caving in. My apt. is fine. The rest of the bldg. is a mess. That's why I spend my days on CDAN. The only happy thing I get to do! Keep praying for the lottery! Thanks again for your kindness.

NoNotThatBeth said...

I don't know. That Yellowstone Supervolcavo has pretty good odds according to a cable show hubby was watching a little while back.

Do Tell said...

72. I 'll have maxed out my pension percentage by then.

Gia said...

58 is the plan. With investments, pension and the value of our home, my husband and I should be able to live comfortably and help out our children if needed. (Or grandchildren!). That means I still have 20 years left to work. Life is pretty good though. Work is alright. I can't complain.

Gia said...

Do you mind if I ask what you do when working for yourself? I'm just curious. I know people who have gone into business for themselves and it's so difficult. Best of luck to you.

OKay said...

I'm hoping for 65, but I can get maximum CPP (Canada) benefits at age 70 so I guess I'll have to see how my personal RSP is doing at that time...

Wendy said...

Well I'm only 28 so I'll let you know in 30 years to see what the world is like. The way it's going, I'll probably be working till I die.

Child said...

I retired with full retirement at 56. The retirement pay is paltry, but there you are.

Fireflies said...

I'll retire from a traditional 9 to 5 by 50, but I'll keep working at something until I die. I'll just have a lot more travel breaks. I've watched too many people I love postpone their dreams until retirement, only to be too ill to live out those dreams. Don't want to make the same mistake.

sd auntie said...

In 3 years and i can not wait. Will work as a temp or per diem .....phew

TellMeLies said...

NEVER. The amount of student loan/cc debt and how little I get paid, the likely future of our country's benefits---NEVER!