Originally Posted by HDMan
I'll be 55 and eligible for a nice early retirement, but not enough to live on just yet.
I am having a hard time figuring out what I could do to replace my 90K income.
Are there resources out there to help some figure out what to do when they grow up?
Welcome to the board, HDMan.
Most ERs look at their post-retirement budget-- what they'll actually spend when not working. A whole category of commuting/office expenses disappear, as do savings, much of taxes, and possibly personal services like lawncare or housecleaners. Some expenses are as low as $24K/year, many spend about $48K/year. But the bell curve is broad and has fat tails.
You can also take a look at Bob Clyatt's approach in "Work Less, Live More" or Ernie Zelinski's lifestyle approach of "How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free".