Was just wondering, since we're all getting to that age, if not already there. How many of you are retired? How many still work - is it full-time or part-time? Has the economy effected you, career-wise. If you still work, what do you do, and at what age do you think you'll retire? I quit work years ago to raise my son, who is now 25. The ungrateful wretch moved out when he went to school and hasn't looked back since - lol. It sure is lonely without him. I was a computer programmer, back in the '80s, so what little I remember is completely obsolete. I've actually been thinking of getting back to work, but not sure what I can do - especially since being over 50 makes it hard to get work, especially for somebody without a college degree and not many marketable skills. My husband got sick about 5 years ago, and is now disabled, so he is home, too. it's nice to be "retired" at an early age (I'm 54, he's 59), but the fixed income thing is a real pain in the butt!!