8 pieces of advice to help you retire when you want, according to people who have done it
Jan 5, 2020, 23:03 IST
Courtesy of Bill Davidson
Bill Davidson's advice: Own a home you can afford - he and his wife Rose moved to New Mexico to live cheaply.
Retiring on your terms takes far more planning than just leaving work when you're ready. Taking steps today can help you retire when you want.
From paying off debt or a mortgage, to figuring out the best way to allocate your invested assets, these eight retirees explain their best pieces of advice for anyone wanting to retire.
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If you want to make sure that you'll be able to retire when you want, retirees from Business Insider's Real Retirement series have some tips from their own retirement experiences, from paying off your mortgage and other debts, to working with a financial planner.AdvertisementHere are these retirees' best pieces of advice for anyone who wants to leave work someday.
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1. Find a good financial planner and work on your equity allocation
2. Make time for a yearly or quarterly retirement planning check-in
3. Start planning sooner rather than later
4. Start maxing out your retirement accounts and live within your means
5. Prioritize your spending on experiences rather than things