Best: You want to pursue a passionRon Grensteiner, president in the Des Moines, Iowa, office of American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company, says that the best reason to retire early is to follow a new dream.
Grensteiner himself says he plans to open a UPS store after retiring. Why? He describes himself as a "customer-service nut."
"I can take the skills I learned in the insurance business and use them in a new business," Grensteiner says. "I can bring excellent service to my customers. That's something I'd really like to do."
Those retiring early? They need to find they really like to do too. Otherwise those hours at home can get awfully tedious.