Why I'm Planning for Early Retirement Even Though I Don't Want to Quit Working

Christy Bieber, The Motley Fool
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Why I'm Planning for Early Retirement Even Though I Don't Want to Quit Working

When I set my retirement savings goals, I anticipated claiming Social Security at the age of 62 -- which is the earliest age available. Deciding when you plan to retire is one of the most important choices you'll make when setting your retirement savings goals. First, if you'll claim Social Security when you leave the workforce, your chosen retirement age will determine the size of your checks.