Are you ready to retire?
How would you know?
Retirement is certainly about financial readiness. But it is also about so much more than that. I think it is important that you address some very important issues:
First, Are you emotionally ready to retire? Work is a great source of identity for most of us. Just read the death announcements. “Joe Blow, 66, a plumber, died.” That’s it – how old he was when he died, and what he did for a living while he lived.