No frills advice here- Start adapting to living on retirement income now. You can evolve from the learning/informational stage just as an urban dweller would as they prepare a move into the country.O I have about 8 years left of my current external income with which to prepare for our retirement. We have electricity, heat with a wood stove, a standard water well/pump. Should we consider small livestock, or grow lavender, or buy a van to be an Amish-driver? Ideas, Ideas, Ideas! ...or even pitfalls…
If you earn 60k and you'll be retiring on half that, start socking that half away now. 8 years x 30k is still 240k above and beyond.
When you finally drop your time card in the slot for the last time, you won't have to transition, you'll already be there and the additional revenue streams won't be so life or death in importance.