What is the magic number?
Tonight's US Lottery is expected to exceed 600 million dollars. With early payout and taxes that is still a ridiculous amount of money somewhere in the A-Rod money area.
It got me to thinking. Some of you are working with the primary goal of retiring. You may not hate what you do but the job you are in was a careful consideration of the use of your skills to create as much wealth as quickly as possible to retire.
What's the magic number? If you were to receive an inheritance from a long lost relative, win the lotto, have your mutual funds set record returns, or whatever what is the number that you would be comfortable retiring with without worrying?
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