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Retiring early is very possible if you have the resources. Inheritance, good investment results, bonuses, company buyout, and probably more can contribute.

The key is adequate resources. I retired at age 53 with double calculated minimum resources.

The average person probably does not get the opportunity. But some do, and they can decide to retire early.

But there are also those who enjoy their jobs and decide not to retire even though they have the resources.
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