"Retired" at 39,
Now I do Online Trading...
Use your imagination and don't sell yourself short.
by John L.
According to some definitions, I've been retired for over 10 years, and I'm only 49 at the time of this writing. How did I do it, and why do I say that I'm retired?
Well, I have not worked for anyone else since I was laid off from AT&T back in 92. While I did work in financial planning with employees of the Oklahoma school systems, I was basically my own boss.
Then in 97 I started working for myself online. Now I do what I LOVE to do. I trade for an hour or two for three or four days a week, and I teach others how to trade. Not bad huh!
I really don't believe in the retire and do nothing philosophy. Or, retire and go fishing. I love to fish but that would really get old with me if that was all I did.
The man who is happy in what he does, and only does it when he wants to is the goal I think most folks have.
Besides, I can do my online trading from anywhere with my laptop as long as I can get online. I can even trade a little while on vacation.
So how can you retire young? If you are past 38 I can't help you beat my record, but I can give you some ideas no matter what your age is.
First, if you are like me, and you are doing something you really enjoy, you don't feel like you are working do you? That is how I feel about trading. I love it, and I plan on doing it as long as I can see and click the mouse.
Perhaps you have a hobby or activity that you are good at. Could you use the internet to find and teach folks how to do what you love? There could be great income for you if the answer is yes.
If you don't have a hobby that you can cash in on, maybe you can learn to do something that you have always wanted to do (like trading, investing, internet marketing, etc.) and generate additional income.
Remember, if it doesn't feel like work to you, then it really isn't!
If all you want to do is fish everyday, maybe you could become a fishing guide and have folks pay you to take them out on the water. Then your boat, gear, and tools all become tax deductible.
Use your imagination and don't sell yourself short. If you are good at something, chances are there are people who will pay you to share what you know.
Who knows, you may be able to retire right now.