Sure, the prospect of retiring early is a very appealing thought indeed, and is likely to be on many people’s minds on, arguably, quite a regular basis. Sitting at the same desk doing the same tasks day in day out is bound to generate thoughts along the lines of, “What if I don’t have to do this?” Plus, we know almost everybody has sneaked a peek at white sandy beaches on Google Images at some point in the office. Admit it. These trains of thought are guaranteed to only make early retirement seem ten times more enticing. What’s more? You’re not crazy. Early retirement is becoming increasingly popular, even with the under-30 crowd. Below is an informative list of benefits of this new craze, which we hope will help you get a clearer head in your decision making.
Opportunity to Travel – Many people use early retirement as their big chance to see all the parts of the world that they missed before. Society paints this picture of the perfect life entailing a secure 9-5 job, a property, and a family. However, what society doesn’t tell you is that, generally, the happiest people are those who are out there experiencing new places and cultures, rather than sitting in traffic for two hours a day in the same town, just to go to the job they hate. It doesn’t make sense. The years really do add up, and isn’t it better to live in the now and do what you want to do, instead of following everybody else?
Get the Career You Truly Want – Money doesn’t last forever, unless you’re a millionaire. It’s very common for those retiring early to go on to the careers they have always dreamed of, whether that’s a freelance travel writer, a small business owner, or a busker on the street. After all, nobody on their deathbed wishes they had spent more time at the office.
The Least You Can Do is Try – Maybe you’ll try retiring early, and it’s just not for you. Whether this is the case or not, it is always good to know that, if need be, you can always go back to work. The option is there, and always will be. Of course, if you find that the laid-back, carefree and jet setting lifestyle suits you perfectly, great! This is the case for many early retirees. Even if you decide to use early retirement as a break and a chance to do everything you want to do and see all the places you want to see, and return to work when you are ready, the choice is entirely yours. Nobody is the same, and everyone has their own preferences. Keep this in mind.
About the Author:
Blair Thomas is the co-founder of eMerchantBroker.com the #1 bad credit merchant account company in the US. He has been in the electronic payments industry for over 10+ years. When he is not running his business he spends his time writing and producing music, which has been featured in a variety of films.