The Pros and Cons of Early Retirement - Yahoo!
Who among us hasn’t fantasized about an early retirement – perhaps in our 40s or 50s – to claim our share of the American dream? It’s certainly a pleasant thought, but one which is probably not possible for most, and it may not be truly as comfortable as the fantasy suggests. Retirement is, after all, much more than just applying for Social Security benefits. Indeed, Social Security should be viewed as only a portion of your overall retirement financial plan, with savings, investments, and an your indebtedness also part of the equation. In fact, your hoped for lifestyle in retirement is also important. In this article by Rebecca Lake appearing at Yahoo! the author discusses the “best age to retire,” be that early, on-time, or later, and the potential pitfalls of each. Click here to read more.