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Subject:  Re: An unexpected retirement Date:  12/2/2012  1:32 PM
Author:  workwayless Number:  1436 of 1845


Thanks for posting. Sounds like you guys will do fine because of your preparation. It is great to take advantage of the reduced savings as you get older. I save at the local grocery stores, some clothes stores and hotels because I am 55+.

Just read an article that most people retire before they had planned to. I am currently planning to transition from working full time in another 2 years (I'll be 59 1/2). At that point, might do short-term contract work.

But who knows whether or not things will go as planned?

Your experience reinforces that it is best to aim high with retirement savings; but have a plan 'b' to retire with less (just in case).
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