Gail Armand and Robert van Sluis had a plan for their retirement. They'd each put in more than 20 years in meaningful careers (she as an insurance fraud investigator and he as a medical sales representative) and had invested in their beautiful home in Hercules, California and a separate beachfront property that they hoped to one day sell. Their goal was to save enough money so they could quit their jobs, move to Hawaii and never have to work another day in their lives.
All they needed was the perfect time -- when all their finances were in order -- to pull the trigger.
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