Mark Hauser Early Retirement Strategy

Mark Hauser is a co-managing partner at Hauser Private Equity. Needless to say, when he recommends working with a financial advisor, it’s advice worth heeding. A financial advisor analyzes a person’s life, finances, and income, handles unplanned events, and creates a plan based on their findings.

Two Retirement Stages

Early retirement is retiring before age 65, the standard retirement age. This expedited retirement timeframe is based on the FIRE investing approach. FIRE is financially sound, and financial independence is the guiding principle. A well-rounded strategy allows those who retire early to select when they want to work.

Separating a retirement plan into two phases is helpful in this scenario. A detailed strategy for each phase can help ensure that each retirement component is covered.


Each person should build a vision for early retirement before starting. After defining their vision, they may evaluate the financial resources needed to realize it.


Early retirees pursue part-time or gig economy labor to fund their new lives. By earning money while working, people don’t need to save as much. Some (or all) of their job-related income should go into a retirement fund. Some part-time occupations provide health insurance.

Many part-time occupations don’t offer to schedule flexibility for early retirees. Employers may not approve of employees taking time off to vacation, socialize, or do personal business.

Passive income

Early retirees might have greater lifestyle flexibility by creating passive income. Mark Hauser says real estate investments like house rentals give a regular income. Unused vehicle and equipment rentals might earn money.

Savings boost

Many early retirees save while still working. Automating savings is the best approach to boost a retirement fund. HR or payroll can manage savings plan enrollment.

Paying off auto payments and credit card debt is common in early retirement planning. After paying each expense in full, the individual should immediately save for retirement. Tax refunds should be put in retirement accounts.

Social Security planning

When to receive Social Security is part of early retirement planning. Many retirees start collecting as soon as they can. They will receive up to 30% less than if they had waited.

The Social Security website has tools to assist retirees to determine when to start collecting. Mark Hauser suggests a Social Security-savvy financial advisor. This expert can help defer payments till the best withdrawal date.

Housing Management

Consistent income should cover major housing expenditures. An early mortgage payment is recommended.

Downsizing has advantages like reduced mortgage payments, lower taxes, and home maintenance expenditures. Downsizing can enhance early retirees’ retirement funds.

Before early retirement, homeowners may make major modifications and repairs. Financial gurus warn early retirees against major home upgrades. Rising expenditures might impact long-term homeowner finances.

Insurance coverage

Early retirement health insurance is a challenge. When people retire, they lose employer-provided health insurance. They must discover a way to connect these two landmarks.


Mark Hauser says many workers know about COBRA health insurance continuance. Thousands of U.S. workers have used this scheme for decades. COBRA allows eligible employees (and their families) to maintain their prior employer’s health coverage for 18 to 36 months.


Early retirees should know how much money they’ll need to live on. Many individuals may stick to basic household budgets while splurging on unforgettable events.

Younger retirees may spend more since they’re more active and want to indulge themselves. New retirees spend more on lifestyle modifications, regardless of age. Renovations, moving, and travel are just a few examples.

Cost-Cutting Strategies

FIRE activists minimize their expenditures. Even ‘good’ debt like a mortgage is a priority. These cost-cutters also save on housing, utilities, groceries, and transportation.

Changing ROI expectations

Some retirees expect a large investment return. Many financial experts and private equity principal Mark Hauser disagree.

The S&P 500 averaged 9.8% during the previous 90 years. Individual investors won’t get that return. Advisors think a 5% or 6% return is more likely. Long-term, regular income may matter more.

Early retirement success

Early retirees are well-prepared. They made money and handled financial and logistical problems. They planned early retirement together.

Early retirees were often frugal. Mark Hauser urges early retirees to prepare a spending plan. This template aids retirement savings.

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