Early Retirement, At 72

by Ron

Early Retirement: I think it is between 65 and 70. I am 72 and just retiring.

I think it is a state of mind and how you feel working where you do.

I like working as a Therapist in a University setting. I also liked my small Group practice, but I know it is up to me to leave both and to do other things.

Perhaps being a pt Therapist will fit into my schedule.

Wendy: One of the retired therapists I know moved from mental health at retirment to working part-time for the Family Court. He loved it... same, but completely different. Lots of options out there!

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Early Retirement
by: Anonymous

Early Retirement, to me, is under age 62, the age at which you can collect Social Security.

I retired very early....I'm 60 and retired. I've been working over 40 years and couldn't take the stress and hours any longer. Am looking for part time work. Hope I find something.

It would've been nice if I could've worked until 72, or even 65, but the field I chose was too stressful and required too many long hours to do it that long. I tried changing jobs the last couple of years, hoping to rectify that, but it was the same thing. It was just the nature of the job. There are no "old" litigation paralegals.

I scoff when I hear politicians talk about retiring later. They have cushy jobs. What I did is hard on you physically and emotionally. If you don't leave, they will probably try to get rid of you.

I hope I find something better than working at McDonald's. But just in case, I'm practicing saying, "You want fries with that?"

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