Several Australian studies conclude that the best indicators of whether individuals will find retirement easy are their ability to cope financially, their satisfaction with life as a whole prior to retirement, and their ability to retire at the time preferred. In the event that you are still working, but looking forward to retirement, it’s important to pay close attention to all three factors, particularly the last one.
Retiring at the right time is not always the easiest thing in the world to pull off. Even so, some people are able to retire much closer to the ideal time than others. In 1996, Dianne Nahirny retired from full-time employment so that she could escape from the hectic pace of the corporate world. Interestingly, the Hamilton, Ontario, resident was only thirty-six at the time. More interestingly, she had never made more than $20,000 a year.
Note: The above is excerpted from the book How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free.
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