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How to tell you’re on track for a mini-retirement, according to 2 people who have taken a break from their careers to travel

To determine if you're ready for a mini-retirement, you need to be financially prepared — think cash for expenses and no consumer debt.
Early retirement is having a major moment.

How much money you need to retire at every age and comfortably live on investment income

To retire early and live on investment income, you'll need millions. Here's how much you need if your target annual income is $100,000 or $65,000.
Chris Reining knows a thing or two about money.

I retired at 37 as a self-made millionaire, and 3 years later I’ve learned a few big lessons about money and life

Three years after retiring, I'm convinced it was the right choice. Time is more precious than money, and what makes you happiest how you spend it.
Early retirement requires a lot of earning, saving, and investing.

8 people who retired before age 45 reveal how the decision changed their money habits

Early retirees' money habits changed for the better after retiring early. Many managed to lower their living expenses and think about money less.
Brandon has been retired for three years and writes about his experience on the blog "The Mad Fientist."

A man who retired at 34 says it took him 3 years to stop obsessing over money and start tracking something even more important: his habits

Brandon, aka the "Mad Fientist," is a former software developer who achieved financial independence and early retirement at age 34.
Instead of an early retirement, some people opt for a mini-retirement. (Pictured: Dinah Chutz)

Forget early retirement — people who saved enough money to travel for weeks or years say a ‘mini-retirement’ is just as rewarding

Early retirement isn't always feasible — more people are taking mini-retirements instead. Pick up savings tips for a mini-retirement of your own.
Retiring early has become a dream of many 30-somethings.

7 people who retired by age 45 reveal their top tips

Retiring early requires discipline, rigorous saving, smart investing and living frugally, says these seven people who retired by 45.

An American family who moved to Nicaragua for a year to live cheaply ended up blowing their $30,000 budget thanks to unexpected costs — but stil...

Mark and Amanda Tew and their four children took a yearlong mini-retirement in Nicaragua after paying off debt and building an emergency fund.
COBRA insurance allows employees to hang on to a former employer's health coverage.

How to get COBRA health insurance if you lose your job or retire early

COBRA insurance is a form of health coverage provided by a company to a former employee and their spouse and dependents. It can last up to 36 months.

A self-made millionaire who retired at 33 says it took him months to adjust — here’s how he schedules his days to enjoy retirement

Justin McCurry retired early as a millionaire, but he didn't realize it would take him a while to relax and slow down during early retirement.