Most people think "retirement age" means sometime around the age of 65, when hair is going white (or disappearing) and a Barcalounger has been procured. Not so for the writer of The Money Habit who goes by the pseudonym "JP" and who retired — in New York City, no less — when she was 28 years old.
According to Forbes, JP graduated from Harvard in 2009 and was soon offered a job with an investment firm where she earned a generous salary. What she did with that money and her lifestyle, however, made all the difference in her nest-egg goals. Although many of us probably can't follow in JP's footsteps, we can glean some wisdom from her journey to (very) early retirement.