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'Practice retirement' an option for those with small nest eggs

Use your 60s to ease out of the working life

I s that dream of retiring early - at 55 or perhaps 62 - slipping away?

Many would-be retirees know this scenario painfully well: Their nest eggs took a huge hit during the financial crisis and recession, and investment returns since then haven’t been enough to get them back on track.

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