According to Gallup's annual Economy and Personal Finance survey, the average non-retired American now expects to retire at age 67, up from age 63 a decade ago and age 60 in the mid-1990s.
But the secret to early retirement is simple: Work more than one job.
I retired from a five year career in banking in 1996.
I retired from a twelve year career in restaurant management in 1999.
Sometime within the next five years, I will probably retire from a sixteen year career in the DJ business.
Within the next decade, I may choose to retire from a fifteen year career in teaching.
And I have at least three other careers planned for the next three decades, and I will likely retire from each of them at some point.
Retiring is easy. I do it all the time.
But not working at all?
Why would anyone want to even consider such a thing with so many interesting things to do in this world?