More companies are finding increasingly clever ways to force older workers out. Yes, age discrimination is illegal , but it is very difficult to prove. A friend of mine at an unnamed company told me about a recent layoff that mysteriously included all of the management over the age of Probably not.
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IBM was recently sued after firing thousands of older employees. So, you may be targeted for a layoff due to your age and it is going to be very difficult to find another job. Given that, I would be prepared with your own plan for a second act career vs. Maybe you are one of the lucky wealthy ones sitting on a rather large retirement account. Well, I have some bad news for you too. People who retire earlier die sooner than those who do not.
People live longer when they feel like their life has meaning and that they serve a purpose. They have a reason to get up every day. They are giving back to others. Why seek full retirement if it could have a potential negative impact on your longevity?
Instead, why not find a way to keep contributing your experience to the world in a way that helps others? Ok, enough of the depressing talk. I want to look on the bright side.
I truly love what I do. I can easily see doing this for the rest of my life. And, the best thing is that no one else can stop me from doing it. My fate is no longer in the hands of some boss or company.
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Sign in. I think 44 would have been too early to be fully retired for me. I am glad I stayed on part time so we can afford to do what we are doing now. Having said that, I suppose if I had the money at 44 I have now then maybe my answer would be different — although realistically I would probably need more just due to the longer retirement period Everyone is different, thank goodness!
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Some spend and experience when they are young, working later in life. Some save when young and experience later in life. Some choose to have many children, cherishing all and working long to support them. Some choose to have no children and live to serve their own desires alone.
Congrats on the nice number. Many folks retire with much less. If it only requires K a year it should not be a problem. How much does your house cost to keep? Taxes, insurance, maintenance… Do you have kid s to send to college? You going to send them to public, private college. Will they get scholarships? Where do you want to travel to, how often do you want to eat out and at what level? I have no dependents.
I am healthy. It is the unknown that makes it hard to know what is a safe number to feel secure in retiring. I am 51 and have about 6 million saved in investment accounts, a mix of taxable and nontaxable investment accounts. I paid off my 3 million dollar house. I have no debt. I want to retire and worry I do not have enough. I am not a big spender. If your expenses are KK per year and you have 6M invested, then your drawdown only needs to be 2.
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However, I think this can completely change over time as your life evolved. I retired when I was 42 and have only traveled to about three countries in five years. Let me congratulate you for all your accomplishments. Again, great topic and spot on with the ranges. We tend to be heavy in RE.
Anyway, if our rentals are yielding similar to long term market rates, on average over the long term after expenses, how would you count those properties towards the 20X multiple? I typically use the total equity as part of our NW calculation. And to tie it all back to the topic, I am shooting for , with the idea of going into academia for retirement. What about using 72t to access your pre-tax funds penalty free? Think you had an article on that a while ago. If money were no object I would go back to school to make me better in my current field and to learn more and be better able to apply it to the issues of humanity.
My only real goal is to be able to provide a good balance for it all. To be able to leave at noon each day would be ideal. You really only work so many hours a day anyway, before your ability to focus and your productivity drops off. If that person had in your example here k in annual expenses, that person would only have 4X expenses at 60yo and at no younger age in the POST-TAX savings guide would the person have a higher ratio than that of savings to expenses. Great article! Practically everyone I know who left the workforce early has found something else to do that brings in some change.
Interesting — thanks for the clarification.
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I guess 20x gross income could likely end closer to 25xx post-work expenses when you factor in a no need to save anymore b likely a lower tax bracket c no payroll taxes. In doing some research on withdrawal rates, I found this article. Seems well-researched and kind of interesting. They came up with 2.