Hi, I am new to the forum. I am 48 years old and have decided that I'd like to retire much sooner than later. I've started researching places that my dollar would stretch the farthest. I've was fantasizing of Panama but seems real estate costs have gotten unbelievably high.
I'd like to end up somewhere off the beaten path on a couple of acres in a small cottage. No condos for me.
My resources are approximately $500,000 in my 401K and about $100,000 in cash. I'm not against pulling out some of my 401K before I'm 59 if it makes sense.
Working 10 to 12 more years makes no sense!
All advice will be appreciated