While it isn't possible for everyone, some people are able (and even make it a priority) to quit the grind well ahead of schedule. They usually reach this early retirement with careful planning, perseverance and extra discipline.
Knowing how much savings you need for retirement is a great place to start, but then there are plenty of other considerations to take into account. You may be excited to start your golden years on the golf course, beach or traveling the world, but it turns out that early retirement can sometimes hurt your finances without leading to the happiness you might expect.
Click ahead for a look at some of the reasons why you may want to refrain from retiring early (or at least planning for an early retirement!).