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Can a person retire at 57?

I've been at my job for 20 years. I have a lot od problems with my legs. I'm on my feet alot. I need to to something to ease the pain. I'm afraid eventually I'll have to quit.

Asked By: birdlady - 1/22/2007
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If you are not under some sort of employment contract dictating otherwise, you can work when, where, how and IF you want. Supporting yourself and finding suitable benefits (like health insurance) for you and anyone dependent upon you are separate issues, but they do motivate most middle class folks to work until their... More
Answered By: adolfoknows - 1/22/2007
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You can retire at any age you like. The question is do you have the finances to live comfortably.
Answered By: Peaches - 1/22/2007
 
Not if you want to collect social security checks. If you work for the government, then you can retire after 20 years because you have a pension but most likely no social security.
Answered By: Kitty Love - 1/22/2007
 
I hear you. Same boat. consider doing something else. I have cut down on hours at my standing job. I am starting a consulting business within my field where I am not stand on my feet all day. I
Answered By: mutvulture - 1/22/2007
 
anybody can retire at whatever age, as long as they have the resources to fund retirement. have you considered changing jobs, or going part-time to hopefully kep some of the income yet easing the pain? How about talking toyour doctor about easing the pain?
Answered By: AW - 1/22/2007
 
There are some jobs, such as government jobs, you cant retire before your 58 i think. my mom works for the gov. and she cant retire until shes around that age.
Answered By: The Zodiak - 1/22/2007
 
You cannot concentrate on the physical aspect but more on the financial aspect...Can your finances survive? If so, then you are golden.
Answered By: nickelrustler - 1/22/2007
 
no social security till, what is it now, 65? could try for disability. if you have enough pension from your job and could wait for social security.... go for it.
Answered By: kris55a - 1/22/2007
 
Only if you have a retirement plan at our job that alloows you to retire and pays you after 20 yrs. Like a union job or something. There's not many of those jobs around anymore. so, if you aren't aware of it, I'd bet you aren't in a retirement position. Most people aren't. You need to have enough income to pay all your... More
Answered By: MISS-MARY - 1/22/2007
 
You can retire at 57, it'll be hard financially because you can't collect Social Security until your 62 or 65, I can't remember the age you have to be to get SS now.
Answered By: shl_mk - 1/22/2007
 
See my profile and what I do maybe you can work from home. They have products that might ease your pain. Good Luck!
Answered By: jenniferjotheos - 1/22/2007
 
Here's something interesting. I have a home business in the health and wellness industry marketing a product that could really help you with your legs. I was a waitress for 25 years and thought my legs and feet would hurt forever. This product has turned my life around and now I am into marketing it. This is... More
Answered By: Mexico4me - 1/22/2007
 
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