Carroll and Basil Melnyk decided 12 years ago that they didn’t want to retire when they were too old to enjoy life. Carroll, who was 56 at the time, had worked more than 30 years as a teacher and college professor, and Basil, 55, was a mechanical engineer in their hometown of Lubbock, Texas.
“We knew that things for our families had not worked out health-wise as they aged and we knew that we wanted to travel,” says Carroll, now 68. “So we got out the old spreadsheet, took a look at our finances and decided that whether we worked another five years or not, it wouldn’t make a big difference.”
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