early retirement

5 Obstacles to Early Retirement

Early retirement may be a dream for many workers toiling away at unsatisfactory jobs, but too few are taking all the right steps to achieve that goal.

5 Compelling Reasons Never to Retire

Retirement is a relatively new phenomenon in human history that most people can't wait to achieve. But it may be better to keep working for as long as you can.

How to Withdraw Retirement Funds Penalty-Free Before 59

One of the biggest challenges for early retirees, aside from needing to save enough extra money that it can last though a longer retirement, is that there are early withdrawal penalties on most pre-tax retirement accounts. Luckily, there are many ways to dodge those penalties.

Want to Retire Early? You Don't Need Riches

One in five Americans plans to retire before age 65, according to a new study, and they're not just the ultra-wealthy. There's hope for everyone to bail out of the daily grind before age 65, if they adopt the behaviors and attitudes of these savers.

Could You Retire 25 Years Early?

Sick of working 80 hour weeks, Akaisha and Billy Kaderli retired at age 38 and began traveling the world. How'd they pull it off? Here, in their own words, are the steps to take if you want to claim your freedom decades before the rest.

Surviving an Accidental Retirement

Lots of folks have reached retirement by surprise, thanks to the Great Recession. So, if you're scrambling to come up with a Plan B and plug the financial gap created by an unexpectedly early end to your career, here are some good ideas.

The snowball starts in New Jersey

In what is surely to become a screaming nation-wide trend, New Jersey state Governor, Jon Corzine has given fair warning that most likely he'll soon...