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19 Things to Do If You Want to Retire Early

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Get ready to live on one floor

Most older Americans prefer to live on one floor. As people age, stairs can become a challenge.

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Prevent dementia

Preventative measures to help stave off dementia include cutting down or eliminating alcohol, maintaining a healthy weight, avoiding food high in fat, and increasing daily exercise.

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Consider community living

People may find they need modest daily living assistance and medical care as they age. Prepare to join a community that caters to retirees.

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Get long-term care insurance

Older people are more likely to need help if they are disabled. This can be extremely expensive, so a good long-term care plan can be important.

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