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Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual by John Z. Sonmez

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Chapter 53. Do you really understand your retirement plan?

Sipping Pina Coladas on a beach with the waves crashing against your feet while you relax and read a book. That’s how many of us envision retirement, but I’m surprised how many people take it for granted and assume it has to happen after the age of 60.

The truth is that a tropical beach retirement isn’t guaranteed, nor is it only for those over the age of 60. (In fact, in chapter 55, I’ll tell you exactly how I was able to reach a virtual retirement at the age of 33.) The reality of the situation is that if you want to have a successful retirement, you have to start planning for it and you have to start planning now.

Unfortunately, though, most of the advice I read on retirement is ...

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