One of the best things about the journey to Financial Independence is that while planning for early retirement, it is not always a requirement to forsake your other life goals. Tanja Hester, the blogger behind the Plutus Award-winning early retirement blog, Our Next Life, set out on the journey with her husband Mark to retire at the end of 2017.
Our Next Life, places a huge focus on putting life goals first and then building money goals around them–not the other way around. In fact, Tanja Hester became financially independent at the age of 36 and retired early at the age of 38, all despite never being a super saver or even naturally good with money. Tanja has graced the show with very practical advice for all journeyers at any place on the path to FI.
In this episode we discuss:
- What caused her to start the path and how she managed to keep it a secret from her job
- What retirement actually means to her
- Health considerations for someone looking to retire early
- Tanja’s blog post, “What FIRE bloggers owe their readers”
- Practical advice for people who want to start or who are on this path
- Advice for high earners vs mid-low earners
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- Our Next Life Blog
- The Fire Blogger Manifesto
- Tanja’s Original Post about the 4% Rule
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