How to Retire Early 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 Pre-Retirement Checklist This checklist can give you a quick snapshot of how prepared you are. A Look at Systematic Withdrawals This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.