how to retire early

Retiring early -- or leaving the work force for the golf course, if you like -- might sound like an unattainable goal. That's especially true if you look at the challenge from a pure cash paradigm. But there are many ways to make it, so long as you take numerous approaches into account.
Seventeen years living overseas, first in Ireland, then France, now Panama, have taught me... 1. Patience ... the kind of patience you learn doing time.
We talked to Jeremy Jacobson, 39, who retired a year ago thanks to the nest egg he and his wife saved for 10 years. They have no plans to rejoin the workforce, because they expect their money to last another 60-plus years. They even want to have kids.
There are ways you can retire early, plus continue to live the kind of lifestyle you're accustomed to. In fact, you may end up with a better style of living than you ever thought possible.
The Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, an organization funded in part by the Transamerica Life Insurance Company