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5 myths people have about early retirement that aren't true, according to a guy who retired at 35

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Early retirement is all that it’s cracked up to be, according to Steve Adcock of ThinkSaveRetire. 
But it isn’t about doing nothing — Adcock had a plan of attack and plenty of hobbies before he retired early. 
Many people think that if you retire from your job, that means you stop working and earning money, but Adcock says that’s not true. 
There’s a fundamental difference between a job and work — early retirement is not the end of a productive life. 

Sometimes, the stuff that people say about early retirement (and early retirees) is pretty f’ed up. It is assumed that early retirement is the end of productive life and that unless we’re swimming in millions in cold hard cash, early retirement will eat us alive.

Today, it is my distinct honor and pleasure to debunk five of the most common of these myths, which also happen to be the ones that I hear most often.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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