Here’s the thing. As with anything in life, knowledge isn’t power. Applied knowledge is power. You can run the best financial website like GCBA, but if you haven’t taken any action, you really haven’t done anything.
(this How to Use the 72t Distribution Rule (SEPP Withdrawals) video is hosted on YouTube)
Now, retiring early takes many forms, but one of the most interesting is by using the SOSEPP 72t early distribution technique, which is an IRS section that allows for early withdrawals without the 10% penalty. This is due to stipulations that are followed over a certain number of years and the income is still taxes accordingly.