|My idea of a yacht|
Materials: Results from Creating a Budget, Employee retirement plan materials (if any)
Project Difficulty: Intermediate
Retirement means something different to me than merely staying home from work, watching TV, taking cruises, or playing golf. All of those things might be fun, but to me the benefit of retirement (or even better, financial independence) is the ability to contribute in whatever way I am called to without concerning myself with the monetary rewards. Readers of MrMoneyMustache or EarlyRetirementExtreme might find this definition familiar.