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03/16/2015 11:38 am ET | Updated Mar 16, 2015

5 Ways To Know If You're On Track To Retire Early

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Interested in retiring early? How do you know if you’re on track? The usual answer is a financial formula: A given amount of savings, plus some investment return, equals a certain lifestyle, for a certain number of years. It’s simple math. Or is it?

In fact, it’s extremely difficult to predict your financial trajectory far into the future. Numbers can be deceiving. How about a different approach? These five career and financial behaviors may be the best indicator for whether you’re on track to retire early.

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