I am new to this forum having found it while visiting the FIRECalc: A different kind of retirement calculator
web site. I am sure to learn a lot and I hope I can add to the conversation as I learn how all this works.
We have been "early retired" for some years. Had a full US Army career then employment in the power industry. Took early retirement and have not regretted any of it.
We have been living around the Highland Lakes area of the Hill Country of Texas in recent years and plan an eventual move into one of the new university affiliated CCRC (Combined Care Retirement Community) some day.
At 68 and 64 we don't exactly fit the mold of early retirees any more but forgive us that and perhaps we can learn from each other.