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You Can Retire Sooner Than You Think by Wes Moss

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Meri Murphy was recently featured in the New York Times)1 At 67 years old, she’s chosen to spend her retirement traveling the world. She adheres to a strict $65-a-day budget and minimizes insurance costs by using local doctors in the countries she visits. Her social security is $1,567 a month after taxes, and she receives $1,110 a month for a government pension. With $2,677 a month, she is living out her dream to spend time in every country before she dies.

It’s not everybody’s dream retirement—in fact, it’s pretty “out there” for most of us. But what Meri’s story proves is that you don’t have to be rich to have the retirement of your dreams. You don’t have to be a millionaire. But ...

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