What does it mean to you? If you’re planning for retirement, you have no doubt fantasized about what it means to actually realize that dream. The word “retirement”, however, means different things to different people. Many take the more traditional route to retirement planning through budgeting, saving and due diligence.

But there’s a new movement afoot, wherein many are taking to living “semi-retired” earlier. Get Rich Slowly‘s J.D. Roth thinks that the lifestyle can be had today through financial independence, even if you’re still working. Whichever path you take to get there, patience and commitment are requisite either way.

What are your retirement goals?