This is my 2nd year of teaching, but I'm already thinking about retiring (I'm 29) I don't *really* have to work and never did, but I took out student loans to get my Masters to become a teacher because I was passionate about education and history and thought it would be great. I'm still passionate about both, but am very disillusioned at the same time. I honestly just don't want to do it anymore. Well, I know there is the program now that after 10 years of public service and paying student loans on the IBR plan, the balance is forgiven. This is what I plan on doing--sticking it out for 10 years and leaving. So once my ten years are up, I am free of any and all debt, and of course any and all reasons to work. I would probably get bored, and want to do something like work as a part-time bank teller (I worked in banking before becoming a teacher and miss it terribly anyways). Does anyone know of any retirement plans outside of education I can get myself into since I know that I don't plan on retiring from the public education system? I want to go ahead and start sloughing off money towards something like that now.