Here are the common themes in the comments:
- You're too young to retire. To which I usually answer, " I started when I was 12:-)" I guess I have to credit my boyish good looks :-), which include the lack of a receding hairline, and barely noticeable grey hairs. They are also surprised to learn that we have a 4 year old daughter.
My new answer is going to be, " You can never be too young to retire :-)"
- What are you doing (next)? Almost everyone expects the answer to be "Looking for a job, consulting or starting a business." They don't expect "spending more time with family, helping with my mother's affairs, and dabbling with Internet ideas " to be the answer.
I suppose I ought to look for a job since my four your old needs to learn parents working is the norm :-) So, my latest answer is "looking for a job with very flexible hours, which leverages my strengths and is fun to do."
Here are the questions that I'm surprised I don't get: "How did you do it?" and "What's the secret to retiring before 50?" Because I'm a personal finance junkie, I think other people might be interested.
I guess most people consider the questions too personal, or they think they already know the answer based on the car I drive :-)
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