I could probably retire with about $500000 portfolio.... should reach that point in a year or two - I just turned 40. I would only consider doing so because my wife loves her high paying "dream job" and has no desire to quit anytime soon. She is okay with me being her "kept man", with the management of our investments as my main "job". Instead of saving about 80k per year like we are now, we would be saving about 50k - perhaps more depending on investment returns. My work life is slowly but surely killing me... looking at our financial picture, and the support of my wife, I think I'd be a fool to work any longer than I have to.