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And to add to fdoubleol checklist: what kind of quality of life do you want with the years you have left?

I just left a funeral home visitation of a relative whose husband died on Saturday. She left the house at 2 pm and came home at 4 pm and he was in lazy boy, dead of a heart attack. Married 42 yrs. She was retiring in August from owning her hair salon. He had retired 10 yrs. ago when he was 53. They had bought a beach condo to enjoy vacations at.

There is no perfect age for’s an individual thing but these kinds of articles are just things to talk about and debate. If someone told me that my perfect age to retire or leave work was at 43 I would have looked at them like they were nuts, who are these people? I did retire at 43 but I decided the time was right, had the money and it was time to move on. I’m about to go on Medicare. Ack!

Lucky Dog, still holding up and managing my portfolio too
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