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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.
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.
Daniella Flores, left, and her wife Alexandra are saving up to leave their corporate jobs in a few years.

My wife and I are saving half of our $160,000 income so we can leave our corporate jobs in 5 years. Here’s what we spend in a typical week.

Daniella Flores and her wife Alexandra live in St. Louis, Missouri, and both work in IT. They also earn up to $4,000 a month from their side hustles.

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.
Angela Rozmyn and her family live in the Seattle area.

My husband and I live in Seattle and save almost half our income so we don’t have to work by 40. Here’s what we spend in a typical week.

Angela Rozmyn and her husband earn a combined salary in the low six figures. Here's what a typical week of their spending looks like.
Early retirement requires a lot of earning, saving, and investing.

8 people who retired before age 45 reveal how the decision changed their money habits

Early retirees' money habits changed for the better after retiring early. Many managed to lower their living expenses and think about money less.
Brandon has been retired for three years and writes about his experience on the blog "The Mad Fientist."

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.

A self-made millionaire who retired at 33 says it took him months to adjust — here’s how he schedules his days to enjoy retirement

Justin McCurry retired early as a millionaire, but he didn't realize it would take him a while to relax and slow down during early retirement.
Early retirement can be isolating.

Aspiring early retirees need to prepare for a key change, says a man who retired in his 30s and went back to work less than 2 years later

Early retirement can be isolating. Early retirees need to plan how to build human connection during early retirement, says a former early retiree.