Some quick advice is welcomed:


Circumstances have necessitated that I take early -- rather than planned -- retirement. I must withdraw enough funds to get me through birthday no. 66, when Social Security can begin.

As payments will be under $2,000 per month, I will need to devise an alternative income. I am still planning to work some, but I want to figure out a way to optimally grow what will be left over.

Should I consider removing a substantial amount and investing otherwise? Thanks for helping!

-- Diane O.