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19 Things to Do If You Want to Retire Early

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Take Social Security early

Financial experts often advise retirees not to take Social Security early. However, if you expect to live another decade or longer, the smaller payment is made up over time.

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Move someplace less expensive

Many people who retire are on fixed incomes. Some have not saved enough to fund two decades of living. Moving someplace less expensive lets dollars go further.

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Make money with a yard sale

Want a quick way to make money? If you plan to move, or just organize for a simpler life, have a yard sale.

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Save money with Medicare doctors

People who retire often need to stop seeing expensive doctors and save money by using those who take Medicare. Find them early in case you need one.

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Take senior citizen discounts

Seniors get discounts for everything from bus passes to movie tickets. It’s an effortless way to save cash.

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