- Win the Mega Millions or Powerball lottery. No one is ever surprised when a big lottery winner "retires." It seems winning a lot of money entitles one to retire, but saving a lot doesn't :-) The trouble is that counting on winning the lottery is A Very, Very Bad Retirement Plan.
- Dye my hair gray. To many people, gray is old, not gray is not old. My father didn't start becoming noticeably gray until his seventies. I guess I'll have to wait that long before people think I am old enough to retire.
- Have a passionate interest or dream job to do right away. A colleague who also retired early is doing a cross country (i.e. Pacific to Atlantic) bike trip with his wife. Upon retiring the first time, my father-in-law consulted for a small company and then took over as president, retired again and became a professor at a local university. My sister started a business. Others I know did more volunteer work or mentoring. I don't have anything exciting to report. I'm just living more or less the same life, without the work part :-)
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