Sunday, May 4, 2008

CNN Asks: Can You Retire by 55?

Early retirement - usually with a target age of 50 or 55 - is considered something of a holy grail by Americans. Although some folks are so happy with work they'll keep on plugging away to 65, 70, or beyond, most prefer the flexibility and opportunities that come from casting off the chains of employment obligations in favor of travel and a leisure or volunteer lifestyle where they can pursue what they want to do on their own terms.

CNN helps you decide if you are or will be ready for early retirement here with some case studies and a retirement calculator.