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19 Things to Do If You Want to Retire Early

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Get a pet

Pets are known to improve mood, blood pressure, and social interaction.

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Plan to live past 80

A century ago, life expectancy was 53. Today, the number has risen to 79. Retire at 62 and live another 20 years. Ready?

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Start to take public transportation

Older people have slowing reflexes, worsening vision, and problems with motor skills. Start to take public transportation instead of driving yourself.

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Work part-time or volunteer

Some studies show that people who stay engaged with some kind of work continue to live longer.

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Go back to school

It’s never too late to start studying what you wish you’d studied in college. Or go back to school to learn new skills.

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