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... interesting.

http://boards.fool.com/this-guy-didnt-retire-early-30391390....

Colovion's link to a retiring bookbinder at UM

"Jim Craven recalls printing the notices heralding U-M's historic 1955 Polio Vaccine Trial announcement at Rackham Auditorium."
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The University of Georgia has a mandatory policy of retirement at age 70. Curious how different the state run schools can be.
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"The University of Georgia has a mandatory policy of retirement at age 70. Curious how different the state run schools can be." - lindytoes


I'm trying to encourage Bonnie to shoot for retirement at age 66. It's only 4.5 years away. After that there won't be any financial incentive for her to keep working. I'm pretty sure at that point we will be able to generate as much income as she is presently making.

At this point and time she doesn't seem all that interested in retiring. Mostly what she is working for is our health insurance. She did say however that if something happened to her mother and she needed to be here to care for her that she would retire then. For now though her plan is to keep working as long as she can.

Art
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For now though her plan is to keep working as long as she can.

If she enjoys it, why not?

Personally, I often enjoy aspects of writing software. But, I no longer think of it as a career -- something I'd enjoy doing for its own sake -- just the means to an end. And that end is retirement. :-)

--FY
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"If she enjoys it, why not?"

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Somewhat a function of how a person's work or career impacts other
aspects of their life. People sometimes put off - delay doing some
things till "later" - but find later to be short-circuited. Health
declines, energy becomes less abundant, enthusiasm wanes - and
rather than hiking a trail a person finds themselves sitting in
a chair ---- or worse.
There are things better done at 50 than 60 ---- 60 than 70 ----
70 than 80.

If work or career does not get in the way of other things, there is
less of a concern ------ but work does tend to creep up on folks
who normally have a Maynard G. Krebs response to the topic.

Howie52
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