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Are you retired already? If not, do you have a date/age at which you expect to retire, or does it all depend on the economy & your own finances?
Back in the 1990s, it seemed like the goal was to retire before age 60. To downsize a little, in 1999 my company offered a "voluntary severance package" to employees > 53 with enough "points" to retire, giving them the max pension they'd have gotten at 65 & 18 months additional pay. They must have done a projection of how many employees would take the offer, but so many more did, that they wound up having to hire some back as consultants! (I was too young!)
The concept of retiring in one's 50s, to be able to enjoy many active years with free time, seems to have almost totally vanished! What are your thoughts .. do you think that early retirement died because of the economy, did a lot of people find retirement "boring" because they hadn't planned properly, or something else?