How to Retire Early Want to be Smarter With Your Money? Join our mailing list and get news and info to support your financial goals. First Name Last Name Email Address Thank you! Oops! Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts. Share | Have A Question About This Topic? Name Email Address Question Thank you! Oops! Related Contents Women and Retirement Women must be ready to spend, on average, more years in retirement than men. The History of Retirement Do you know where the idea of “retirement” comes from? Retirement Plan Distributions There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.