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A man who retired at 34 says it took him 3 years to stop obsessing over money and start tracking something even more important: his habits

Brandon, aka the “Mad Fientist,” is a former software developer who achieved financial independence and early retirement at age 34. He recently dedicated an episode of his podcast to sharing what he’s learned during his “third year of freedom.” After interviewing a financial expert and a productivity expert, Brandon said […]
A man who retired at 34 says it took him 3 years to stop obsessing over money and start tracking something even more important: his habits
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7 signs you might not have enough money to retire

Retirement takes a lot of planning. If you’re still paying off debt and putting off saving for retirement until later in life, retiring may be further away than you like. You may also need to delay retirement if you’re putting all your eggs in one basket. Relying on just Social […]
7 signs you might not have enough money to retire
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An author who surveyed over 10,000 millionaires found the qualities that make them successful hinge on a distinct behaviour

Millionaires tend to have five characteristics in common, according to Chris Hogan, an author who studied more than 10,000 millionaires. They take personal responsibility, practice intentionality, are goal-oriented, and work hard in order to build wealth. Consistency in each of these areas, Hogan wrote, is what ties everything together. Visit […]
An author who surveyed over 10,000 millionaires found the qualities that make them successful hinge on a distinct behaviour
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A woman who studied 600 millionaires found 5 major differences in how they spend their time and energy compared with the average American

A researcher who has studied more than 600 millionaires found they put more energy toward personal-growth activities, like reading for pleasure and exercising, than the average American. But millionaires make a few sacrifices to make the most of their time, like sleeping less and working more. Ultimately, a person’s ability […]
A woman who studied 600 millionaires found 5 major differences in how they spend their time and energy compared with the average American
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A best-selling author who popularised the idea of financial independence 20 years ago says the purpose of retiring early is not to focus on yourself

People usually retire early in hopes of living a better life than the one they had while working. However, early retirees shouldn’t be focusing on themselves during early retirement, according to best-selling author Vicki Robin – they should focus on servicing the greater good. Research shows that altruistic behaviour can […]
A best-selling author who popularised the idea of financial independence 20 years ago says the purpose of retiring early is not to focus on yourself
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5 people explain how their life unexpectedly changed after retiring early

The reality of early retirement doesn’t always match up with the perception. While early retirement offers a sense of freedom, there are also some unexpected elements that early retirees need to adjust to. This mostly requires a shift in mindset: Dealing with an identity crisis and new sources of motivation, […]
5 people explain how their life unexpectedly changed after retiring early
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Many people who retire early prefer to spend their money the same way

Many early retirees prefer to spend their money the same way: on experiences. To them, experiences provide more value than things, which take up space and create short-lived excitement. Experiences can take shape in the form of travel, hobbies, caring for family, and passions. In the world of early retirement, […]
Many people who retire early prefer to spend their money the same way
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A Hollywood producer spent over a year figuring out why millennials all want to retire early, and the reason should worry the rest of us

Early retirement is picking up steam because younger people are panicking about the future, according to a Hollywood producer who recently directed a documentary on early retirement. The Emmy nominee Travis Shakespeare said the “social safety nets” of Social Security and healthcare programs were evolving and could be “in jeopardy,” […]
A Hollywood producer spent over a year figuring out why millennials all want to retire early, and the reason should worry the rest of us
Lifestyle

7 things no one tells you about early retirement

Early retirement can be a bit of a mystery – how does one achieve and maintain such a lifestyle? I talked to several early retirees, and they had a few surprising things to say about early retirement, both good and bad. No one tells you that early retirement may incite […]
7 things no one tells you about early retirement
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People retire early for 2 reasons, and neither of them is money

Early retirement isn’t about how wealthy you are, say several early retirees. For many early retirees, the value of life during early retirement is priceless – the happiness it brings doesn’t depend on the dollar. Instead, early retirement is about two things: time and lifestyle. When it comes to early […]
People retire early for 2 reasons, and neither of them is money
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What 8 people wish they knew before retiring in their 20s and 30s

Early retirement may sound like a dream life, but there’s more to it than meets the eye. Eight people who retired early shared with Business Insider the things they wish they would have known before retiring in their 20s or 30s. Some wished they had retired even earlier, while others […]
What 8 people wish they knew before retiring in their 20s and 30s
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There are only 3 things you need to focus on if you want to retire early

Many people want to retire early, but few are taking the steps to get there. Early retirement requires a lot of earning, saving, and investing. That’s according to real-estate investor Chad Carson, who says focusing on those three areas “with a combination of persistence, frugality, and trusted investing tools” led […]
There are only 3 things you need to focus on if you want to retire early
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