A recent article in Market Watch lists seven things to do if you want to retire early:

  1. assess your current financial situation
  2. keep track of your spending.
  3. save more
  4. invest wisely
  5. resist the pressure to plan big ticket spending
  6. live simply
  7. don’t get sidetracked by pressure to keep up with others or losing sight of your retirement goals

Actually, there are just two things to do to retire early, or to retire comfortably, even if it’s beyond early:

  1. save more
  2. spend less

Easy to say, but if you keep in mind that those rules are the key to retirement well-being, you can achieve your goals.