Retiring early: A dream come true?


Here is the classic American dream: Work hard, raise a family, and then find the resources to retire young and enjoy it.

Thanks to a booming economy and record stock market gains, a growing number of men and women have elected to drop out of the Rat Race in favor of the Good Life.

But the trend begs some questions: What is it like to retire in your 40s or 50s? How does that affect family relationships? How do you cope with an unstructured life? Is retirement as much fun as the dream?

If you are a recent young retiree and would like to share your experience for a newspaper article, please call Sundial at 410-783-1800 and enter code 6150 and leave a message. Sundial numbers for surrounding counties can be found on Page 2B. Or e-mail Peter Jensen at

Pub Date: 5/28/98

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