i've recently been discussing "retirement" with some people who have a whole lot of money. they make comments such as , "i'm still 27 yrs away from retirement", or " another seven years, and i can retire." my comeback of course (u know i just love to argue) is, "why can't you retire now?" their comeback, "i'm not old enough?" THIS MAKES ME SICK!!!! why are people so convinced that you have to be near death age to retire? i say retirement is a state of finance, not your age. if i'm 30 yrs old, and have enough money to live comfortably , then guess what? i retire! SO, TELL ME, IS RETIREMENT AN AGE, OR A FINANCIAL DECISION?