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The Washington Post’s personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary, posted a column about what to think about if you want to retire early.

Singletary writes in her column that there are five considerations if you want to retire early (by age 55):

● Is this the right time to retire? (age, cost of living)

● What additional factors should I consider before retiring? (Social Security, income)

● What’s a reasonable withdrawal rate for my investment portfolio? (4% vs 3.3% in new Morningstar report because bonds return next to nothing.)

● Should I be worried about keeping money in the stock market after I retire?

● Do I need help from a financial planner?

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