Retire Young and Wealthy
October 15, 2011 6 Comments
The reason why I venture the world of Investment and other passive income generating instruments is because I want to retire at a not so old age. Actually, I want to retire at an age of 50 (if god willing). Sounds an early age for retirement but I guess this is the right age to retire. Just imagined if you retired at age of 65, what else could you do at this age? I know there are some people that are still active even at the age of 65, however, would it be more meaningful if we enjoy our retirement doing something like traveling the world, snorkeling, hiking, and doing other things that needs a little amount of youthful energy. Actually, I hate the concept of retiring because you couldn’t work anymore or you are near the age of expiration. How could you enjoy your retirement if you are catching your breath by just walking a few meters or sitting on a chair with wheels?
The 2nd reason why I want to retire early is, I found my corporate job too stressful that I always think that it will rob me of my sanity if I am going to stay here for another 20 years. Sometimes, I was thinking that I was paid to lose my mind so that others could keep their sanity.
I like my job as an engineer, but being an engineer you need to solve a lot of problem on a day to day basis. And although my salary is good, I find it not worthy to trade my sanity for this healthy compensation. I feel like this stress is shortened my life. I think there are some other ways to earn a living without putting yourself into too much stress. So while I am still working, I always keep aside a certain amount for my retirement.
Of course everybody can retire early but, it will not make any sense if I retire with only a penny in my purse. I need a reasonable amount of wealth that could earn and sustain my day to day expenses and to finance all those in my bucket list.
My best plan to achieve this goal is to keep on investing, and create wealth through it.
Actually, it was quite tough achieving this ambitious retirement age of 50. And in case I missed this goal, I am still happy to retire at an age of 51.
Retirement has been a discovery of beauty for me. I never had the time before to notice the beauty of my grandkids, my wife, and the tree outside my very own front door. And, the beauty of time itself. ~ Hartman Jule