I'm closing in on the earliest retirement age. I think about pulling the plug in 4 years. I've been working since I was 15. I've never collected unemployment in my life, never had a hand up in any way, and on top of it, I have an autoimmune disease but work in spite of the difficulty. Even when my children were born, I took only 5 weeks per child, drew no money at all from anywhere, and then went back to work full time at 5 weeks. I seem to be terrified of not drawing a paycheck. DH & I both have 401K's of course & he would like me to stop working now & just relax since he fears my health will completely fail. My thinking is that I will pull the plug in 4 years, collect some social security ( I've paid into it all these years and kind of would like to get some of it back, ya know?) and I would work part time at some place like Walgreens as a cashier for goof around money. Since I've basically always worked, I honestly don't think I'm capable of having no job at all. Is there anyone here either in the same place, or do you have thoughts on this?