10 would-be retirees happily at work

Here’s a look at some famous faces who have chosen to keep working well beyond the traditional retirement age.

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Feb 6, 2013 11:42PM
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How can anyone compare what these people do to regular people.  These people can take vacations throughout the year without blinking an eye; as for me well cannot even afford to take a day trip.  Besides that they can afford some of the best medical care in this country and can probably stay home when they get the flu, but not us we have to keep working.
Feb 7, 2013 9:20AM
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Lets see, to be a guzillionaire and do whatever I want, sounds ok!

But sadly I have to shovel SH|T and carry 50lb boxes, that so the 1% can eat fish eggs and increase the cost of everything! That's in pursuit of their chance the Jones' race!

How much did that house cost?
 
Feb 6, 2013 10:49PM
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These people are fortunate to have good health which few over 70 have.
Feb 7, 2013 11:39AM
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I sort of like being retired. I find more time to exercise, eat more "correctly", take vacations, and a host of other things I wasn't able to do while I was "working" for someone else.
Feb 7, 2013 10:26AM
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I left the work force by being laid off last fall.  So, I decided to stay out of the rat race and go on early retirement.  Do I miss it?  Hell no!
Feb 7, 2013 1:28PM
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I am a contract DBA and 69 years old.  I enjoy doing what I do and there is not something else I would rather do.  Besides i have a younger wife and she does not wish to retire yet.  So there you have it.

However I do agree that you the people pictured are not "normal" individuals.

Feb 7, 2013 4:25PM
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"How can anyone compare what these people do to regular people. These people can take vacations throughout the year without blinking an eye; as for me well cannot even afford to take a day trip. Besides that they can afford some of the best medical care in this country and can probably stay home when they get the flu, but not us we have to keep working."

 

You said better than I what I wanted to say!

 

When you can have life's voluminous and tedious sheetwork handled by others, and your world revolves around others doing what you say . . . sorry, you're not working, no matter what you do!

 

If Buffet or Jagger had to attend to their financials, and groceries, and appointments, and transportation, and shopping, and housekeeping, and vehicle maintenance, and travel arrangements, and laundry, and . . . they would have let the whole thing go a long, long time ago.

 

The folks in your article have effectively been retired, now, for many years. They play hard, of course. But play is NOT work, it's entertainment.

Feb 6, 2013 9:23PM
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Although I work part time, I have too much fun to stay home full time.  
Another reason is I would be at home working like a dog for a demanding boss and not get paid for it.
Feb 7, 2013 8:29AM
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If you "find" your life you will lose it. If you "lose" your life you will find it.
Mar 5, 2013 5:18AM
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Just because they're old and rich doesn't make them examples of senior life.  Maybe the title was a little misleading.  I'm glad they're successful.  Time to move on.
Feb 9, 2013 9:44PM
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Everyone of these people is famous and has a glamour job. Of course they want to keep working! They want it to last as long as possible!
Feb 9, 2013 6:28PM
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Mick Jagger doesn't have a "full time" job and it doesn't require the work that, for example, someone with a trained voice for opera, etc. would have to endure to keep the pipes working.  The rest are exemplary.
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