Saving for retirement is great at any age. But I can say from experience that when you are looking to retire early, that 59 1/2 seems pretty far away. We’re 2 1/2 years away from my husband leaving the workforce for good and it’s a little stressful to see that most of our net worth is in IRAs that we can’t touch (without penalty) for years.
It’s really putting the pressure on us to make sure that we have enough in cash and taxable accounts to leave the IRAs (roll-over 401(k)s) alone.
I’d also say start slow with rentals. We were landlords once and it’s not for everybody. There are some great financial rewards, but sometimes tenants are a hassle!