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6 Signs It's Time to Retire

Rodney Brooks
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August 24, 2020

It can be difficult to figure out when you are truly ready to retire. Some people aim for a certain retirement age, perhaps 62 or 65, while others set a financial goal, such as $1 million in a retirement account.

There are signs and targets that can signal that you are prepared to retire, but they're not all about your age and how much money you've saved. "Getting ready to retire isn't just about finances, it's about being emotionally ready as well," says Jamie Hopkins, director of retirement research at Carson Group in Omaha, Nebraska.

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