Originally Posted by hackett
I am plenty tired to retire but not fully prepared as yet.
Before pulling the trigger, make sure that you have plenty of interests to fill your time. That's part of the preparation process, and is every bit as important as the financial aspect.
The chances of successfully transitioning to retirement are substantially increased if one retires to
something positive, rather than away from
something negative. In other words, if you retire because you want to (say) volunteer, you'll likely be happier and more content than if you retire merely because you're 'burnt out' and hate your job.