A Guide to Retiring Early

Updated on March 30, 2020

Retiring early is desired by many people all over the world. However, it’s not an easy decision to make and not always possible. In this article, we are going to talk about what you need to do to make your way to early retirement. We’ll talk about small changes you’ll need to make and changes that you’ll have to consider for the future. If you looking to find out some more information. Click here to read more about how others prepared for their early retirement. 

Decide what early retirement means for you: 

Early retirement can mean different things for different people. Do you have plans to move away to a tropical island? Or do you want to work from home, investing in your own hobbies? Maybe you want to travel, but then come back to work for a few months? Before making any decisions, you need to choose what early retirement means for you, and what the future has in store.  

Review your current budget: 

If you want to retire early, no matter what age, you’ll need to alter your current budget to save as much money as possible. For most individuals, you’ll want to focus on just the bare necessities. Make yourself a plan, and choose an amount of income to survive from, then place the rest away in your fund. The most popular option that many choose is to split their income 50/50. 

Small changes such as riding your bike to work, minimizing electricity and water usage, all add up to make your savings larger. You could even try making extra money on the side by doing some small jobs for others. Walking dogs and mowing lawns all add up to spare cash. 

Calculate how much you’ll need for retirement: 

Before making any other changes, you’ll want to sit down and decide upon how much you’ll need for your retirement. Try and jot down what you expect to spend each month, and see if it fits in with your retirement budget. You’ll also want to take into consideration other additions that come with retirements such as healthcare and taxes.  

If you’re looking for a cheaper option, you could check out some HealthShare services. A HealthShare means that you can share your health care costs with other likeminded individuals. This is a cheaper alternative; however, you will need to make sure that you qualify. 

Invest as much as you can: 

One of the most popular decisions for those that have previously retired early is to invest as much as their savings as possible. By cutting down your living costs, you can set aside extra money that can be put into your chosen investments. The more money you save, the more money you can potentially make through future investments. 

Live in the moment, and have fun: 

No matter how much you’re saving and putting away, it’s always important to remember not to give up all life’s luxuries. Live in the moment, spoil yourself occasionally, and live a life that you will happily look back upon. 

And there you have it! This has been a guide on how to make your way into early retirement. Always remember to plan, do your research, and communicate with your family. Remember to read other’s stories on how they retired early so that you can choose the best path to your future.


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