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Jillian and Adam Johnsrud and their five children.

My husband and I are taking a 3-year ‘mini-retirement’ in our 30s. Here’s what a week of spending looks like for our family of 7

Jillian Johnsrud lives in Montana with her husband Adam and their five kids. Here's a look inside a typical week during their "mini-retirement."
Jeremy, Winnie, and Julian.

After retiring from tech in my 30s, I travel the world with my family on $65,000 a year — here’s what we spend in a typical week

Jeremy and Winnie are spending early retirement traveling the world with their 3-year-old. Here's what they spent during a recent week in Europe.
Early retirees should put some of their time toward giving back to society, according to Vicki Rubin.

A best-selling author who popularized the idea of financial independence 20 years ago says the purpose of retiring early is not to focus on yourself

Early retirees retire early in hopes of living a better life, but they shouldn't be their main focus during early retirement, says Vicki Robin.
Early retirement is full of surprises.

5 people explain how their life unexpectedly changed after retiring early

The reality of early retirement doesn't always match up with the perception — there are some unexpected elements early retirees need to adjust to.
Angela Rozmyn with her husband and son.

A 30-year-old who’s saving half her income says kicking 2 daily habits helped her bank an extra $1,000 a month

Angela Rozmyn and her husband plan to retire by 45. Cutting out work lunches and frequent trips to the market have been key to saving more money.

Singapore millennials would rather save up for an Insta-worthy home than for retirement, a study says

One in two millennials have started saving for the future, ahead of any other generation. But what they're planning to spend on might raise some eyebrows.
Experiences take precedence over things during early retirement.

Many people who retire early prefer to spend their money the same way

The meaning of money changes for many early retirees — but there's a common trend to how they choose to spend it.

The same question that can chart a path to early retirement is the one Warren Buffett used to build Berkshire Hathaway into a powerhouse

Inversion is a mental model that involves flipping your outlook to prevent the opposite of what you want to happen from happening. Warren Buffett used it to make Berkshire Hathaway successful and according to productivity expert James Clear, the same strategy can help you achieve early retirement.
Travis Shakespeare has an easy way to determine whether something is worth your money.

A Hollywood producer who spent over a year following around early retirees has his own simple question to decide what’s worth his money — ...

Money is easy to spend — so how do you determine the value of something? Emmy nominee Travis Shakespeare has a morbid answer that serves as the ultimate litmus test when considering whether something is worth your money.
Travis Shakespeare produced the documentary Playing with FIRE, about the financial independence and early retirement.

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 filmed a documentary on early retirement. The idea of having control over your life is becoming more attractive.