This story originally appeared on NewRetirement.
Early retirement — retiring at 62 or before — seems like a wonderful dream to a lot of people.
You’ve been in the workforce for decades. You have focused on work with the goal of enjoying the rest of your life on your own terms. But is it too early to get out of the rat race? Retiring at age 62 is quite a bit different (good and bad) than retiring later.
Is it time to walk away from work and into retirement? If you’re wondering whether it’s the right thing for you to do, this is not intended to slow you down.
In fact, following are several reasons why you should go ahead and retire at 62 — or earlier.