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April 18, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 154

Retiring young is a prospect many have considered.

Probably after a bad day at the office, an argument with the boss, or disagreements with coworkers... early retirement sounds very good after one of those days.

Becoming fed up with the rat race does not require a lot of effort for most folks.

When I retired, I was 49, my wife 42, we are now 66 and 59, and consider the time that we have spent being retired the most rewarding years of our life.

I am sure you will enjoy retiring early as much as my wife and I have.

To retire young requires the following mindset.

·Realizing you can do more things physically the younger you are ·Realizing that the worst that could happen is that you have to return to work ·Retiring young gives you a better chance to work on your personal bucket list ·Retiring beats working any day of the week

When you announce that you are going to retire at a young age, you can expect the following....

·No encouragement from friends, family or coworkers ·Hearing you are throwing your life away ·Being called a quitter among other things

I can say the above with some assurance because that is exactly what we heard in 1994 when we retired.

I left behind a successful practice in commercial real estate... My wife left behind a corporate position that provided her with regular raises, and good benefits.

We left a lifestyle that included, his and hers Mercedes, tailored suits and country club living.

Retiring young, we replaced the above with life on a 35-foot sailboat... For the next eight years, we lived the life that Jimmy Buffett sings about... our floating home never left the Caribbean.

Swim trunks and T-shirts replaced the tailored clothes... The fancy car by an inflatable dinghy... The country club living with beach barbecues with friends.

Trust me... it was not a difficult transition.

We sailed from the Virgin Islands in the North to Trinidad and Venezuela in the South stopping at all the islands in between.

The common questions people asked then and now, concerned the following:

·Pirates ·Healthcare ·Communications ·Language barrier ·General safety ·Living costs

The short answer to the above was...." No problem".

By retiring early, we were able to enjoy a lifestyle where we spent 24 hours a day reading fresh air in a safe and very inexpensive manner.

Stop and think what you would be risking by retiring young?

Then stop and think what you would gain...

Live the Dream...

Get your copy of Live the dream...live on a sailboat in the Caribbean... It will show you step-by-step, how two non-sailor's, enjoyed life for eight wonderful fun and safe years living on their own boat in the Caribbean... If we can do it you can do it.

Gary Pierce is the webmaster of http://www.frugal-retirement-living.com he retired early at 49, he is still retired at 66.

He has experienced some of the retirement realities that baby boomers are facing.He can show you how to make lemonade from the lemons the baby boomer generation has been dealt. It is 2012 and many are wondering if they can ever retire...you can still retire. Don't give up until you check out this website.

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