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Subject:  Re: Early retirement & Social Security Date:  4/30/1999  2:41 PM
Author:  jvanscoy Number:  10253 of 87994

<<There quantities become equal at N = 12. Therefore, if you are planning to die before age 77, retire early.>>

You have to include inflation and the time value of money to do a proper analysis. At 3% inflation and 10% time value of money, the break even age is 94. If you expect to make only 8% on your money, the break even age is 84.

Regards, Jim
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