A quick post on framing the idea of early retirement. The quick way to state the goal is to say that you want to retire early. The better, slightly longer way to put it is that you want to be financially independent; not be forced to work for the money. You want to be able to do as you please and not have to worry about how to pay the bills. You want to be free to follow your own interests whether they end up making money or not. You may wish to learn new skills or travel or take up new hobbies. You want your ideal life, not one weighed down by HAVING to work, but wanting to work (if you so choose). You may not end up a millionaire, but you won’t need to be and you’ll be perfectly happy with what you choose to do in life.