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Erin Hatzikostas.

I left my job making $500,000 a year to start my own company, and I couldn’t be happier. Here are 3 things I have now that even a 6-figure salar...

I'd become the CEO of a large company at the age of 42. But everything in my gut said, "I'm bored. What's next?"
Joe and Karen Stermitz in Mexico.

A couple who wanted to travel in retirement sold their 4,000-square-foot house to afford it, and they aren’t sorry

Joe and Karen Stermitz retired from corporate careers wanting to see the world. So they sold their house and moved into a camper to do it.
The FIRE movement is largely a numbers game.

There are 3 main types of early retirement, and the only difference is how much you spend

LeanFIRE is when someone has saved up 25 times their annual expenses and lives on a "lean" budget, spending less than the average American.
One must commit to a frugal lifestyle to retire early. Subject not pictured.

A 36-year-old New York lawyer who makes $270,000 says he lives off rice and beans so he can save 70% of his salary — and he’s part of a gr...

An increasing number of millennials are trying to retire early. To stay on track for financial independence, many commit to a frugal lifestyle.
Rob Berger, author of "Retire Before Mom and Dad."

Here’s exactly how much of your income to save if you want to retire early, according to a man who quit his job at 49

Here's how to calculate your ideal savings rate if you want to retire early, according to Rob Berger, the author of "Retire Before Mom and Dad."
Michael Quan and his family.

I retired as a millionaire at 36 to stay home with my kids. Here’s what my family spends in a typical week in San Diego, California.

Michael Quan lives in San Diego, California, with his wife, who is a school teacher, and two children. Their current net worth is over $2 million.
Kristy and Bryce in Japan.

Two world travelers who retired at 31 as millionaires say there’s a ‘dark side’ to early retirement. Here’s how they tackled t...

People have three common fears about retiring early, according to two early retirees: running out of money, loss of community, and loss of identity.
Bianca DiValerio relaxes outside her tiny home.

A flight attendant saved 25 times her cost of living and plans to retire at 44. Here’s how she did it.

Bianca DiValerio used the "Financial Independence, Retire Early" method to overhaul her spending and save enough money for early retirement.
How do you return to the workforce after a mini-retirement?

Mini-retirements can help prevent burnout, but returning to the workforce afterward can be tough. Here’s how to pull it off, from 4 people who h...

Returning to the rat race after a mini-retirement can be intimidating. Four people who've done it themselves share tips for getting back in the game.

A day in the life of a 34-year-old early retiree who lives in NYC, grew his net worth to $1.25 million in just 5 years, and wakes up at 7:30 a.m.

Despite retiring years earlier than the average worker, Grant Sabatier keeps busy: He runs a blog, signs copies of his book, and walks his dog.