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There's no one size-fits all. The right answer has to be when you WANT TO, subject to IF you can afford it. If that's where you are, then go for it.

When I retired (at 62), I got a lot of reminders about how if I waited until 66 or even 70, how much more I'd get in Social Security. Well, duh - yeah, I'd looked at that. But I'd decided years before that I was getting out at 62. The job was driving me nuts. And it was a milestone, or two: 40 years as a CPA, and the last 30 with the same organization (including a merger.) That was it. And with even reduced Social Security at 62, I could afford it. No further deliberations required.

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