Retirement #1 was when I was 21 -- quit the U.S. Post Office, withdrew my $300 retirement pay, jumped in my Volvo with fold-down seats, and took off around the USA. Unretired 6 months later and joined the U.S. Air Force. Retirement #2 was when I was 43 in 1984, sold everything, bought an Allegro motorhome, and took off around the USA. Unretired 5 months later and went back to work at my previous job, but in California instead of Alabama. Retirement #3 was in 1992 at age 51, because I'd decided I wanted to retire at 50 - almost made it. Sold everything, jumped into our new Bounder motorhome, and took off around the USA as RV Full-Timers. Unretired 4 years later and went to work in Albuquerque. Retirement #4 (my FINAL retirement!) was in 1999 and I'm not unretired yet -- and don't plan to be.
So, am I an expert on retirement or just can't get it right? Whichever, I've learned alot on many topics related to retiring, so have tried to pass that info along to you on this website. There's a list of topics on the left that try to address some of the major retiree questions on topics like how much money is enough, how to retire early, how to find work while RVing, and how to save money on key items like medical. There are also links to two books that I wrote that really expand on these topics.