I love a good early retirement or financial independence story! Everyone is so different, and it’s interesting to see how people have approached early retirement and financial independence.
Plus, everyone has a unique idea and vision of what early retirement or financial independence means to them.
If you are interested in learning about how to reach early retirement, the stories I’m going to share today will teach, motivate, and inspire you.
Early retirement may sound like a dream, but there are more and more people who are trying to retire early as part of the FIRE movement. If you haven’t heard of the concept before, FIRE stands for Financial Independence, Retire Early.
There are many different versions of FIRE, and it can mean being debt-free, retiring early, quitting your regular job to work a less stressful job, and so on.
There are many reasons why a person may want to reach early retirement or financial independence, such as:
- Pursuing a passion without worrying about making an income
- Having more time to travel
- Having freedom
- Spending more time with family and those that you love
Finding a good early retirement story may give you the boost of energy you need to keep working on your side hustles, find new ways to save, and put more money towards investments and retirement accounts.
You may also learn new tips and tricks for reaching early retirement that you would never think to try.
You may find one or two stories about reaching FIRE in this article that will really click with you – perhaps the person was in a similar situation, lives near you, has the same hobbies, or something else.
In today’s article, I am sharing 9 interviews and guest posts with people who have reached early retirement or financial independence. I ask each person to share their story, and you will learn things such as:
- How much they saved for early retirement
- How/if they still earn income after they quit their jobs
- Their tips and tricks on how they saved money so quickly for retirement
- How much they spend annually not that they’ve retired early
While some of their strategies may seem crazy or impossible to you, it shows different ways to approach financial independence. [Read more…]