Hey all, I've been thinking about retirement lately and trying to do some planning. I'd like to retire in 8-10 years time (in mid 50's). I'm sure many people would have that plan these days, but we live longer on average than previous generations :) and it all needs to be paid for :( and I doubt the Government will have much left to assist.   One of the common 'guides' is the % of current income you need to retire on - in our case it would be nice to be able to do some travel and fun thing