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Is there an optimal age to retire in America?

What is the best and/or right age to retire in the USA? What constitutes a successful retirement?

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Age is really just a number that is rather meaningless (within certain parameters, of course). One person at 75 could be much healthier, happier and better off than someone else at 50. So much depends on lifestyle, success in life and happiness.

Studies have shown that one's health is the single most important factor in determining an enjoyable retirement. If one is healthy, then ...

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This solution discusses whether an optimal age for retiring in America actually exists. What factors contribute to a great retirement as opposed to a miserable one? Over 200 words of original text along with links to sources for more information.