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Keywords: "Within 10 Years"
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Exactly. Look at how long that Bill was out of the proverbial loop for the day to day ops of M$ before it was made public and official....
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Also Steve is getting old. When people get old they retire and spend the rest of their days relaxing, or at least try to.
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LOL... I doubt my generation will be able to retire for the most part (I'm 25). No Social Security. I doubt the economy will be doing good. Might be able to retire at 80 or something. But I dunno. I'm kind of a pessimist about that stuff.
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LOL... I doubt my generation will be able to retire for the most part (I'm 25). No Social Security. I doubt the economy will be doing good. Might be able to retire at 80 or something. But I dunno. I'm kind of a pessimist about that stuff.
Start saving early.

I'm 20 and plan on starting a 401k next week.
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If I was a top exec of a large, successful corporation and had a nice little nest egg set aside, there is nothing short of divine intervention that would keep me from retiring the first chance I got.
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Start saving early.

I'm 20 and plan on starting a 401k next week.
What exactly is a 401k? I keep hearing the "word" if it might be called that but i have no idea as to what it means. Blame it on my Britishness.
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What exactly is a 401k? I keep hearing the "word" if it might be called that but i have no idea as to what it means. Blame it on my Britishness.
retirement fund. basically jobs tabs money from your paycheck and put it into a savings account where it gains interest. When you quit a job it "rolls" over to the next and then they start to fill it too untill you retire.
    
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So, he plans on retiring at 62. That's not too off from the norm. Hell, if I was as loaded as him, I probably would've retired already. (See: Margaritaville)
    
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