1. We choose to retire when we think and feel that we have reached financial independence. 2. We have reached or above mandatory retirement age but we are unable to extend employment. 3. We are retrenched and finally we give up (retire) after spending a few years still looking for job. 4. We are hard hit by critical illness and we feel we should stop working or retire and NOT spending the remaining of our time on Earth still working for a living or accumulating more wealth.
Uncle8888 heard that his younger ex-colleague has decided to retire early after he was hit by Big C!
Yes. We can love our job; but our body may not love our job! Our body can one day unexpectedly force us to give up that love! Have you start thinking on retirement and NOT just on financially?
Last updated : 14 Sep 2019
I am 63 yrs old uncle living in HDB heartland who has achieved financial independence @ 56 and finally retired @ 60 from full-time job as employee on 1 Oct 2016.
Single household income since 1995 with three children.
Currently, two sons and one daughter are working.
I have been doing 20 years of long-term investing and short-term trading in Singapore stock market only since Jan 2000 so I am that so-called Panda or Koala in the investment world.
I am currently executing my Three Taps solution model to maintain sustainable retirement income for life till 2041 @ 85 yrs old.
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