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Average U.S. Retirement Age Rises to 62
Gallup ^ | April 28, 2014 | Rebecca Riffkin

Posted on 04/28/2014 12:14:25 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The average age at which U.S. retirees report retiring is 62, the highest Gallup has found since first asking Americans this question in 1991. This age has increased in recent years, while the average age at which non-retired Americans expect to retire, 66, has largely stayed the same. However, this age too has slowly increased from 63 in 2002.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: retirement

1 posted on 04/28/2014 12:14:26 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

62? Shirkers!


2 posted on 04/28/2014 12:17:24 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Finally, above average!


3 posted on 04/28/2014 12:19:27 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Work harder and longer! Millions of non-producers depend on you! /s


4 posted on 04/28/2014 12:22:20 PM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I’m a Realtor and I like what I do. I plan to work well into my 60’s and beyond. I’ve met waaay too many retired guys who are bored stiff and micromanage.


5 posted on 04/28/2014 12:26:07 PM PDT by albie
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Avoid interest payments, pay cash, live within your means save $1 as if it were $100 the retirement age is 40.


6 posted on 04/28/2014 12:26:13 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: jwalsh07
Finally, above average!

Maybe it's like golf, where you want to be below average???

7 posted on 04/28/2014 12:26:57 PM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Below average here, I retired at 54 and have never regretted it.


8 posted on 04/28/2014 12:30:57 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha. 1 Cor 16: 32)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

All of those unionized government employees who retire at 52 bringing down the average.


9 posted on 04/28/2014 12:43:38 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Graybeard58

I bailed at 60. Don’t regret it.


10 posted on 04/28/2014 12:46:00 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Graybeard58

Left the “rat race” at 50. They have begged me and bribed me to come back and cannot pay me enough. Been seven years now and I do not miss it a bit.....

Do not think I will ever retire retire because I enjoy working too much. This work consists of working my land, building stuff for myself and the ranch. Raising pullets for sell to people as laying hens. Put in a greenhouse for better year round vegetables for private and to sell.

Everything is dealt on a cash basis as much as possible.

Leave when we want to.


11 posted on 04/28/2014 12:47:43 PM PDT by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
so my retired teacher sister retiring at age 57 really is living the life of Riley.....

oh you govt workers......for all you're complaining while the rest of us get shafted you just lay back in your easy chairs......karma will be good me thinks...

12 posted on 04/28/2014 12:53:35 PM PDT by cherry
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13 posted on 04/28/2014 12:55:24 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: albie
I have to say people that work longer than others or are heavily involved in volunteer work are far more interesting to be around...seems their minds are kept alive and vibrant.....

I see too many "retired" young oldsters who are frankly, quite limited and quite boring...

14 posted on 04/28/2014 12:55:28 PM PDT by cherry
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I retired last month. Not my choice. The company I worked for went out of business. I’ll be 63 in August. I’ll probably find something to do and work a little longer.


15 posted on 04/28/2014 1:13:54 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

62? Heck, I’ll be lucky to retire by 92!


16 posted on 04/28/2014 1:19:51 PM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: eartick

Congrats to you. You have built a nice life for yourself in retirement. It’s nice to hear stories such as yours.


17 posted on 04/28/2014 1:48:00 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (Im)
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To: albie

Scaling back is one thing. Quitting active life and camping the house is another thing entirely. Retirement is unnatural, IMO, barring enfeeblement of mind and body.


18 posted on 04/28/2014 1:51:23 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Yep, Obunghole canceled most of the NASA stuff that supported contracts that kept me employed, so I said to hell with it.

Not another cent of income tax from me other than IRA withdrawals. IRA keeps us going as long as we watch things. We eek that out to minimize the tax hit.

I love it, especially after the last job with a buffoon of a retired navy occifer for a boss that knew nothing of engineering but wanted to "manage" it all regardless.

19 posted on 04/28/2014 2:38:57 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: albie
I’ve met waaay too many retired guys who are bored stiff...

Could it be that you know a lot of retired guys who have little in the way of imagination and/or like to have someone to tell them what to do all day?

20 posted on 04/28/2014 4:36:48 PM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Thanks, we worked hard to get here. Now if we can keep it thru the Obama years and the following


21 posted on 04/28/2014 7:28:45 PM PDT by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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