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At what age do you believe that people should start transitioning to retirement?

By Mrs . Created on 31 Aug, 2020
We will all retire at some stage. But this can be done slowly over time, which has been proven the best way to do it. Gradual reduction of hours or an easier job, or both.
Lifestyle 103 votes | 13 Comments
Start reducing hours at 50

Start reducing hours at 50

Start reducing hours at 55

Start reducing hours at 55

Start reducing hours at 60

Start reducing hours at 60

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Stephen said 3 weeks ago
As soon as you can afford it and still be comfortable.
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Link said on Oct 1, 2020
Depends on each individual circumstance. Some people at 50 have significant health issues and some at 80 are in great health
Mrs said on Oct 1, 2020
Very true. My own parents are a case in point. Dad was on disability not long after his 50th and mum is over 85 and still living independently doing 99% of everything for herself on 1/4 acre.
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Keith said on Sep 28, 2020
65
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Debbie said on Sep 24, 2020
Just stop work. You should be working full time for as long as possible to be able to start your retirement without debt.
Mrs said on Sep 25, 2020
Actually. Medical research has proven that people who stop work, cold turkey instead of transitioning to retirement by slowing down. e.g. less hours, or an easier job. Are considerably more likely to die in the 1st year after retirement, than those who do the transition.
Start reducing hours at 60
Carlodig said on Sep 18, 2020
The age of 59 should be devoted to teaching us how to retire gracefully.
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Retiree said on Sep 3, 2020
Whenever it feels right for the individual and finances allow.
Mrs said on Sep 3, 2020
Interesting and pleasing to see that we have become less fixed in our thinking about retirement and how and when it should be handled.
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JellyKat said on Sep 3, 2020
When you feel you need to and can afford it. It's a shame if you have to give up earlier than you wanted due to illness and your financial plans fly out the window. Make sure you have insurance for just in case.