I am frustrated by 70-80 year old doctors and nurses who continue to practice long after they are relevant or competent. I will be damned if my colleagues or the board will have to come asking me to turn in my license... for that reason anyway, lol.
For those of you who are young you won't believe the changes that take place in later years. I'm about a decade away from being as slow and wifty as I'm willing to get while still practicing. My plan is to retire at 62 or 65 if I'm not able to secure some sort of health insurance and need to wait for medicare.
I have lived simply, saved plenty of money, invested in real estate as well as stocks. I have no intention of helping out any relatives as they have plenty also and I'm not worried about large, unforeseen medical bills because even at this age I'm not interested in any extraordinary treatment. We have plenty of friends and interests so I seriously doubt I'll be bored but if so can always volunteer.
My nest egg was created to fund my retirement so its getting spent. The plan is to spend nearly every penny I have prior to being unable to care for myself and signing in to the cheapest, most horrible nursing home where my iron clad advanced directive will result in nothing but pain meds until I quickly croak from sepsis and/or neglect.
Thats my story and I'm sticking to it.