well my "dream job" would be owning a beach bar in Anguilla, but still having enough money to fly back to the US whenever I wanted. So I guess I would need about 5-10 million for that and keep my standard of living.Fortunately, I actually enjoy my job, and could only envision doing one other thing. However, that other thing would represent a significant salary cut.
(Current salary x years until retirement) + (Engineering school tuition x 3 years) - (anticipated engineer salary x [years until retirement - 3 years]) = $2.45 million
Looks like I am staying put.