Retirement is always some far-off goal. When you’re older and much more wealthy, you can live the golden years of your life without a care in the world. The problem? None of us know how much time we have left, how healthy we’ll be as we age, and whether or not these years are the best we’ll ever get. So, why wait to retire in your sixties when it’s possible to retire in your twenties, thirties, forties, or fifties? If you had the choice to live your ideal life NOW, wouldn’t you choose to do so?
On this Finance Friday episode, we talk to Sara, who had a recent wake-up call about waiting for retirement. While on a casual run, Sara suffered sudden cardiac arrest, prompting her to be put into a medically-induced coma. Without any signs of something like this happening, Sara started to ask whether or not she was living her life to the best of her ability and if waiting for retirement age was worth the risk.
With six figures in student debt from her husband but solid salaries to support their low-cost-of-living lifestyle, Sara wants to know how she can transition to part-time work while still saving and investing for early retirement. Thanks to smart decisions Sara has made, she’s in a phenomenal position to take her foot off the gas, but how can she do so without sacrificing her future?
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