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Within the next year, her two children moved out of the house for university and work. With so many big changes, Freedman decided it was time to take a good look at her life as a corporate communications director — and think about retiring a little earlier than planned. So when she was offered early retirement from her job at age 55, she was ready to take it.
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I just returned from a trip to Italy. She downsized from a house to a townhouse, and she keeps a close eye on her expenses. She makes a bit of money writing about travel and leisure on her blog and occasionally gets to go places for free on press trips. Most recently, she completed training to be a yoga instructor.
It means trying to make 30 years of savings stretch for at least that many years in retirement. Retiring early can be scary — but it can also be very rewarding Credit: iStock. A good financial planner can help you determine what steps you should take for your best chance of success. How long to prepare: Start now. The longer you have before your early retirement date, the better your chances of hitting it. Do it now : Aggressively pay off debt. Sock money away like crazy. The portfolio must be quite large to see you through. You're going to need a lot of money saved if you want it to last 40 years or more Credit: Getty Images.
Understand the healthcare picture. For many in the US, retiring early means losing employer-sponsored health insurance and having to pay for your own coverage. Ask about taxes. A quick chat with a financial professional can help you avoid pitfalls such as early withdrawal penalties, or moving to a place where your taxes will be higher. Thanks again. Enjoy the tax savings. And congrats on getting a few steps closer to FIRE by spending a few minutes clicking stuff on the internet.
Great story and definitely impressive retiring at Unfortunately at that age I was stupid and dumb and have no clue about a possibility of retiring early by changing a life style. Well, at least I got it at some point and now rushing to catch up. Although I am somewhat still behind I can already see the snowball rolling. Great website. Keep up the good work!
Here’s why you shouldn’t retire super early — even if you can
I know I saw plenty of high school friends just finishing up their residencies as I was retiring. I am just starting to look around your site. Came over from retireby It is amazing you finished at I am 28 right now trying to do something similar but my goal will be 40 years old. I started a little late working at the age of 25 coming out of pharmacy school and 85, dollars in student loans.
My initial spreadsheets said we would make it around , but we managed to increase our income over time and enjoyed great market returns since , so that got accelerated a bit. What an awesome age to retire. Just started reading your blog today! Great content. Thanks, glad to have you stop by. I read through your blog a bit and enjoyed it too.
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Your enthusiasm for life shines brightly. Congrats on the super early retirement! Very impressive blog and thank you very much for sharing your inspiring story and strategy. I am an avid Personal Capital user as well. I believe I am on very good track towards the early retirement only if I can remove any commitment towards the future college tuition contribution for my two kids. The college tuition seems to be projected only higher and higher. I am curious about your view on this. Do you plan to support your kids through college which inevitably put a dent on the retirement saving or leave the kids on their own student loan, scholarship, etc.
We should be able to fund the other 2 years of tuition from our portfolio without any problems. The oldest 2 kids are doing very well in school and will probably get some kind of academic scholarships but who knows, right? Possibly 2 year community college first, or become entrepreneurs right out of HS, or college may not be as valuable as it is today. Hi Justin, Just came across your blog. Congratulations to you! We have been on the Encore Voyage for just a bit longer, but have done it pretty much in the same way.
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Congratulate Mrs. RoG on her new found freedom. Unlike a tax deferred plan, like a Roth, these plans offer tax deductible contributions, but you pay income tax at distribution time. Also, with both of you now retired and not receiving healthcare through an employer, how are you keeping costs down in health coverage?
Health insurance comes from the healthcare. It sounds like you got the subsidy. But in order to get the subsidy this much, you need your MAGI to be much less than 40K according to the obamacare rules. Also check out my most recent article on our ACA application process where I discuss our subsidy. Let me try to understand. In other words, for Obamacare eligibility, money from tax deferred accounts is not counted?
https://stalrilame.tk Congratulations in achieving freedom at such a young age. You have a long life ahead of you and are head of your family.
I agree that money can accomplish much good. Would you share the good you are doing with yours to encourage others to similar generosity? We give very little to charity, but may change that if we end up with significantly more than we have now young kids make for an uncertain future. Just came across your site. Inspirational story….
Thank you for sharing your story and experiences!