sonyxperiageek: How much do you reckon you will need by the time you're 65? I know it will different per person, but keen to hear others' values.
Assuming we own our home and are debt free, largely self sufficient for energy ... I think about $100k per couple for our active years (travel, fishing, cars).
My parents have invested in a couple of relatively hands-off businesses pre-retirement that generate a comfortable income as well as keeping them active and mentally engaged. Those businesses also generate employment in a small town.
My plan is to do something similar.