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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.
Early retirement can be isolating.

Aspiring early retirees need to prepare for a key change, says a man who retired in his 30s and went back to work less than 2 years later

Early retirement can be isolating. Early retirees need to plan how to build human connection during early retirement, says a former early retiree.
Early retirement isn't for everyone.

A software developer who retired in his 30s says he went back to work less than 2 years later because the free time didn’t make him any happier

An early retiree went back to work because he missed three things during early retirement: human connection, work fulfillment, and money.
Cutting back on small expenses won't save you the most money, but controlling your biggest expenses might.

A self-made millionaire who retired at 30 says budgeting is like dieting, and there’s a reason neither feels effective

Grant Sabatier likens budgets to dieting — the more guilt you feel, the less you stick with it because it becomes a point of anxiety and stress.
Early retirement requires a lot of earning, saving, and investing.

There are only 3 things you need to focus on if you want to retire early

If you want to retire early, you need to earn steady income, live below your means, and invest your savings.
If you want to retire early as a millionaire, you need to plan for "the bridge period."

An author who studied more than 10,000 millionaires says those planning to retire early often overlook a crucial step

Aspiring early retirees often overlook "the bridge period" — the time between leaving work and withdrawing retirement funds penalty-free.
Early retirement can be achieved in seven steps.

Here’s the 7-step strategy one guy used to become a self-made millionaire and retire at 30

Self-made millionaire Grant Sabatier retired early at 30 with a nest egg of $1.25 million using a seven-step strategy. It could work for you.
You can save more and retire earlier by following four key steps, according to early retiree Tanja Hester.

A woman who retired early at 38 says 4 strategies can help anyone save big without pinching pennies

You can accelerate your way to early retirement using a four-step strategy, according to one early retiree.
Do you have enough money to retire?

7 signs you might not have enough money to retire

If you're still paying off debt and put off saving for retirement until later in life, retiring may be further away than you like.
To retire as a millionaire, you need to start planning early.

What to do in your 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s to retire with $1 million, according to financial planners

Becoming a millionaire by retirement is easier than you think. Financial planners break down what you should do by decade to retire as a millionaire.