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Can You Spot the Happiest Retirees?

Written by Wes Moss on July 25, 2014 in Retirement  |   No comments

The majority of Americans don’t enjoy their work. According to a study of workplaces in more than 140 countries from 2011 through 2012 conducted by Gallup: 30 percent of Americans are engaged at work. These people are emotionally invested in their work and focused on…

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The majority of Americans don’t enjoy their work. According to a study of workplaces in more than 140 countries from 2011 through 2012 conducted by Gallup:

30 percent of Americans are engaged at work. These people are emotionally invested in their work and focused on doing their jobs well. 52 percent of Americans are not engaged at work. These workers do enough to fulfill their job requirements, but they are not motivated or inspired by their work. 18 percent of Americans are actively disengaged. According to the study, workers labeled actively disengaged have a negative attitude toward their company, and some are downright hostile.

This means that 70 percent of Americans would love to be in a position to say goodbye to their jobs tomorrow. This statistic motivated me to embark on a research project to determine how these people can leave their jobs sooner and to figure out what it really takes to be a happy retiree. The findings of that research became the basis of my new book, “You Can Retire Sooner Than You Think,” which is about money and happiness and how to arrive at that intersection—and ditch your job—as...

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