Think back to the first time you found out that early retirement was possible.
The idea of walking away from your job in your 30s or 40s may have never crossed your mind but once you learn that other people have done it, you decide to investigate further.
After doing a bit of research, you realized that early financial independence (FI) is in fact possible and may not even be as difficult as it first seemed.
You simply need to save up 25 times your annual expenses and then you can live off your portfolio for the rest of your life (e.g. if you spend $40,000 a year, you can retire when you have a million bucks).
At this point, your life changes forever.
That’s what happened to me, anyway.
Once I realized that I could escape the world of bosses, commutes, and pointless hour-long meetings, I knew I had to dedicate all of my energy into achieving that goal.
To speed up my journey to FI and help others do the same, I launched the Mad Fientist in early 2012 with the following two objectives:
Talk to others who retired early to find out how they did it