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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.
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.
Early retirement isn't for everyone.

A software developer who retired in his 30s says he went back to work less than 2 years later because the free time didn’t make him any happier

An early retiree went back to work because he missed three things during early retirement: human connection, work fulfillment, and money.
Cal Newport says skills are our "strongest weapon."

A Georgetown professor says the same skill that will help you earn more money in your job can help you retire early

Mastering a skill could help you make more money, leverage your career, and reach financial independence sooner.

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.
The key to building a habit can also be its downfall, according to productivity expert James Clear.

A productivity expert with half a million followers says there’s one tool every successful person uses to reach a goal — but it can also h...

There are three benefits to measuring your progress toward a goal: It makes the behavior more obvious, creates an additive effect, and adds immediate gratification. But it can also become an obsession, according to author and productivity expert James Clear.
Brandon, aka the Mad Fientist, is enjoying early retirement.

I retired at 34, moved to Scotland and now travel around the world — here’s how I spend my savings

Brandon, aka the Mad Fientist, a former software developer who achieved early retirement and financial independence at age 34, shares how he spends his money in Edinburgh, Scotland. During a typical month, he and his wife spend about $500 at restaurants, $317 on travel, and $266 on alcohol.

A man who stopped working at 34 says he’s still coming to terms with a ‘shocking and uncomfortable’ truth

After a year of being financially independent, the Mad Fientist says he's shaking off a lifetime of being motivated by money.

A man who retired at 34 says he ‘freaked out’ on the first Monday he didn’t have to go to work

Brandon, otherwise known as the Mad Fientist, prepared so long for early retirement, but had no idea what it would be like.

A man who flew around the world for 3 months on less than $1,000 shares his best advice to save a fortune on airfare

Brandon, also known as the Mad Fientist, used credit card rewards to travel the world. Here, he explains how you can start, too.