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. Share | Have A Question About This Topic? Name Email Address Message Thank you! Oops! Related Content Building Your Legacy A four-step framework for building a personal legacy. Traditional vs. Roth IRA One or the other? Perhaps both traditional and Roth IRAs can play a part in your retirement plans. Self-Employed Retirement Plans Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.