Early Retirement Withdrawal Strategies for the Long Haul

Your early retirement withdrawal plan can make or break your financial independence retire early (FIRE) strategy.

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Editor’s note: "Early Retirement Withdrawal Strategies for the Long Haul" is part six of an ongoing series throughout this year focused on how to retire early and the FIRE ("Financial Independence, Retire Early") movement. The introduction to the series is How to Retire Early in Six Steps. The second article is How to Retire Early by 40. The third through sixth articles are How to Retire Early by 50Retire Early for Adventure and Will Retiring Early Make You Happier? It's Complicated.

You’ve reached the summit of your financial independence journey — now what? 

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Jacob Schroeder

Jacob Schroeder is a financial writer covering topics related to personal finance and retirement. Over the course of a decade in the financial services industry, he has written materials to educate people on saving, investing and life in retirement. With the love of telling a good story, his work has appeared in publications including Yahoo Finance, Wealth Management magazine, The Detroit News and, as a short-story writer, various literary journals. He is also the creator of the finance newsletter The Root of All (https://rootofall.substack.com/), exploring how money shapes the world around us. Drawing from research and personal experiences, he relates lessons that readers can apply to make more informed financial decisions and live happier lives.