People retire early for 2 reasons, and neither of them is money

Posted On: Aug 12, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

People retire early for 2 reasons, and neither of them is money

Early retirement isn't about how wealthy you are, say several early retirees.
For many early retirees, the value of life during early retirement is priceless - the happiness it brings doesn't depend on the dollar.
Instead, early retirement is about two things: time and lifestyle.
When it comes to early retirement, there's no discounting the importance of having enough money saved to retire early , but many early retirees will tell you the truth: money doesn't really matter once you get there.
Brandon of the blog Mad Fientist, who retired at age 34, previously told Business Insider he wishes he knew how "unimportant and insignificant" money would be after retiring early.
"I always thought that I would spend my early retirement doing entrepreneurial things, but now that I have enough money, doing things for the sole purpose of getting more money doesn't make sense anymore," Brandon said. "Money has been the primary motivator for my entire adult life, but now that I have enough, I've had to find new sources of...

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