Last month I received an email titled “early retirement” from a client who has been working for the same Fortune 500 company for over 40 years. He was planning to retire in June but had not put in his notice. Their offer: 14 months of pay plus health benefits for that period, which carried him to the day he became eligible for Medicare. Talk about a big win! Sadly, this is an anomaly in early retirement packages. They often come too early and with too few zeros to justify an actual retirement. Read More