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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by bobg1951chevy, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. Bob, just like my socks.LOL. Bruce.
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  2. Funny .... my wife needs a "walk in closet" for all her stuff.
    All my stuff fits in a WalMart bag !
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  3. I'm almost 62 and will see how it falls out, collecting earlier vs later. A quick simultaneous equation should do it. I'm in some good earning years right now, hard to walk away from that unless I had no better of a choice.

    The best way for me to go is disability, which is possible if my back gets worse. The difference between that right now at 61 and SS at age 66 2/3 is only $40/month. Put my pensions on top of that and the whole dealie gets sexy in a hurry.
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  5. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 6,260


    bobss396, I've seen some advice to take Social Security at the earliest opportunity.

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  7. when I turned 62 I figured the money I got till 65 10 months then ran it out till break even was 79 years
    you youngsters will take even longer. 79 is coming fast (I'm only getting about 3 month a year it seems) I sure recommend getting it as soon as you can and spend every dime
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  8. Bib Overalls
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,071

    Bib Overalls

    Will be 74 in April.
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  9. Dino 64
    Joined: Jul 13, 2012
    Posts: 1,928

    Dino 64
    from Virginia

    I wanted to work full time till 66, but I became unemployed during the recession at 61 !! Nobody wanted to hire an old fart full time so I worked part time till 62 and started collecting SS still working part time. I figured if I live till 80, I the total is the same as waiting for the larger SS check. If I live longer, I still get the lower amount.

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  10. tinkirk
    Joined: Jan 16, 2017
    Posts: 110


    63 and a new project started
  11. 73 and deep into a one man modified build!
  12. tinkirk
    Joined: Jan 16, 2017
    Posts: 110


    I just got done with a 30 Roadster original for the most part last summer
    now it's time for this one, not completely sure where i'm going with it, but kind of looking at keeping the f-4 and up the horsepower that i can and just drive it for now
  13. sailingadventure
    Joined: Feb 11, 2007
    Posts: 278


  14. hugene
    Joined: Mar 10, 2014
    Posts: 20

    from pineola fl

    73 and still playing with cars
  15. chargin03
    Joined: Jan 8, 2013
    Posts: 470


  16. rustydusty
    Joined: Apr 19, 2010
    Posts: 1,780


    65. After major back surgery, I also did the math and realized I wouldn't break even until I was 79! Plus I collect a stipulation for my two young boys ages 6 and 9. (Does not come from or affect their future Social Security.) My darling wife, (20 years younger than me!) makes enough to keep the wolves from the door...
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  17. Still crunching the numbers... originally I was going to retire in 2020, now I got 2 guys in the group going out in 2019 and I'm not crazy about being the bag man for the group. We were acquired by a bigger company 2 years ago and there is a youth movement going on. We hear rumblings of an old fart buyout, but no official word yet. The last one 4 years ago was decent and we had 70 takers.
  18. flattopnorm
    Joined: Sep 16, 2016
    Posts: 2


    65 and still turning wrenches for a living. Building flatheads, hotrods, smoking cigars, and drinking beer on my time. [not necessarily in that order]
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  19. threewindaguy
    Joined: Jun 9, 2007
    Posts: 276


    I'm only 10 ( in dog years....)
  20. oldblu65
    Joined: Jan 29, 2009
    Posts: 121

    from Tennessee

    Turned 70 in mid June !
  21. Frpt1958
    Joined: Jan 6, 2018
    Posts: 1


    My Dad raced there every Friday night late mid 1950’s to early 1960’s. He owned Facompre Service Station on Merrick Rd in Valley Stream where he worked on his 3 cars.
  22. WTF really
    Joined: Jul 9, 2017
    Posts: 1,255

    WTF really

    I'm a 1967 model.
  23. 68 and work in the shop everyday .
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  24. mikhett
    Joined: Jan 22, 2005
    Posts: 1,410

    from jackson nj

  25. 56sedandelivery
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 6,566


    I'm 66, look 46, act 26, and my wife hates me for ALL of that!!! It's never a good thing when the waitress asks YOU what your MOTHER would like to eat when you're out to dinner with your WIFE (it's NOT my fault, honest honey!)! If it were't for my rotten spine, and nine spinal surgeries, NOTHING would/could hold me back. 32 years as an X-Ray/CAT Scan Tech beat my spine up. There's a lot of lifting, pulling, pushing, turning, twisting, and walking involved that you have very little control over; not having control is what gets you hurt, and an early retirement. Now I get SS, and a State Disability Pension, for the rest of my life, and if I go to that great wrecking yard in the sky before my wife, then she gets it till she's gone. Still, I'd rather be working the job I loved, and was really good at. As far as this hobby goes, you can have my wrenches when you pry them from my cold, dead, rigored hands. I am Butch/56sedeandelivery.
  26. Jibs
    Joined: May 19, 2006
    Posts: 1,554


    Will be 71 this year, still building.
  27. BigDTexasKid

    61, born 1956

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  28. putz
    Joined: Jan 22, 2007
    Posts: 542

    from wisc.

  29. Old Ford Coupe
    Joined: Jan 29, 2012
    Posts: 311

    Old Ford Coupe

    73 earlier this week, still vertical and playing with cars :)
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  30. Glenn Thoreson
    Joined: Aug 13, 2010
    Posts: 140

    Glenn Thoreson
    from SW Wyoming

    74 - A case of planned obsolescence.
    Pre-war Fords keep me going.

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