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For us the real question was how much money would we need?

And on some levels that is the question for most people. Right now you are spending X. Some of that hopefully is going into retirement saving. Some is for stuff that is work related. Some things like maybe health insurance can cost more in retirement. Obviously knowing what you spend money on is really helpful in determining what your retirement costs will be.

For most people, it is possible to downsize and/or move the a lower cost location - that will affect the retirement financial issues. We thought we would seriously miss stuff in the downtown parts of Atlanta when we moved 45 miles outside in December 2017. The only thing we really miss is restaurants. And when that itch gets bothersome, we can drive into town.

Once you have enough funds to live, then you are working only because you want to. So to address the specific question you raise, do you want to work for the next 10 years? If not how about the next 10 months? Or 10 days.
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