Retirement: We planned
I retired a couple of years ago and we went at it a bit differently than most. We began to plan for retirement much earlier and I made a vow that I'd retire when I began to dread going to work.
Around May of 2007, it quit being fun and advised my employer he had two weeks to find and train a replacement.
So, I never really counted the days. When you are ready to retire, you'll know it. When that realization hits you, my advice is to act upon it.
About the only thing I find worse than doing work you dislike doing, is having a bucket list of places you wanted to travel, and enjoyable things you wanted to do, but were too busy working to do any of them.
Life after retirement is much more exciting if you look beyond what you need for financial security as you prepare for it.
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