The Unspoken Risks of NOT Retiring Early

Yes, there are risks when retiring early, and people are quick to point them out when a person makes that choice. What about the risks of not retiring early? Those don’t get as much play.Short answer: It depends.

I suppose ordinary people are not like surgeons at grand rounds. That is, they don’t particularly enjoy talking about morbidity and mortality.

However, there is a very real risk of illness, injury, and death and the closer we get to a typical retirement age, the higher those risks are.

We can protect against the financial implications of them with products like term life and disability insurance, but how do we protect against those things destroying our retirement plans?

The best way to maximize the odds of enjoying the long, healthy retirement you’ve got in mind is to retire as soon as you possibly can. That’s just the math.  The longer you put it off, the more likely you are to miss out on the ideal post-career life you’ve envisioned for so long.

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