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One must commit to a frugal lifestyle to retire early. Subject not pictured.

A 36-year-old New York lawyer who makes $270,000 says he lives off rice and beans so he can save 70% of his salary — and he’s part of a gr...

An increasing number of millennials are trying to retire early. To stay on track for financial independence, many commit to a frugal lifestyle.
Kristy and Bryce in Japan.

Two world travelers who retired at 31 as millionaires say there’s a ‘dark side’ to early retirement. Here’s how they tackled t...

People have three common fears about retiring early, according to two early retirees: running out of money, loss of community, and loss of identity.
Americans looking to retire abroad have to consider numerous financial angles, like foreign housing markets, healthcare systems, and tax laws.

13 things people should do to save for an international retirement, according to Americans who retired abroad

Americans looking to retire abroad have to consider numerous financial angles, like foreign housing markets, healthcare systems, and tax laws.
How do you return to the workforce after a mini-retirement?

Mini-retirements can help prevent burnout, but returning to the workforce afterward can be tough. Here’s how to pull it off, from 4 people who h...

Returning to the rat race after a mini-retirement can be intimidating. Four people who've done it themselves share tips for getting back in the game.

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.

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.

7 surprising expenses people don’t expect when they retire, according to experts

Retirees often face surprising expenses that they didn't expect — or know they should have considered before retiring.
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.
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.