5 signs you can retire early

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    By AJ Smith/Credit.com

    While you're at work, it can be comforting to dream about the possibility of retirement -- planning the activities, calculating how much savings you need to retire and beginning the countdown. But maybe you don't have to wait as long as you thought. If you are willing to work hard and plan harder early in your career, you may be experiencing the "no work, all play" life sooner that you ever thought possible.

    Figuring out how to retire early is different for everyone, but here are some signs that you might be ready.