How to Retire Early Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts. Related Content Inflation and the Real Rate of Return Learn about the role of inflation when considering your portfolio’s rate of return with this helpful article. Questions to Ask About Medicare Take the guesswork out of your IEP or SEP with this helpful article. Earnings for All Seasons Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?