Almost every ad you see or article you read treats retirement like it’s a date on the calendar.  What’s your “number?”  When do you want to retire?   At what age can you start collecting Social Security?  It’s worth remembering that retirement is not a date, but a phase of life.  It’s a path you walk down, not a door you walk through.  Stop planning for a day and start planning for a decade.  Or two.  Or three.

How much is enough?
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