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Subject: Re: Retiring @ 55 Date: 10/14/2013 10:36 AM
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Do you have a full financial plan with written goals agreed upon by both of you ?

It's not that difficult for you to retire at 55 if it's what you both want. Since you make the bulk of the income, how's your life insurance ? How about disability insurance ? Have you(the two of you) considered and investment in education for your wife to increase her income ?

But you know what it's REALLY sad that most people work from the age of about 15 until say 65-70 then retire and have health issues and/or only enjoy 5-10 years of not working before you meet your maker.

Broad brush there. Take care of your health now and the benefits could continue. Also, consider some people do enjoy their work and choose to continue it in one form or another for a long time.
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