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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."

An American family who moved to Nicaragua for a year to live cheaply ended up blowing their $30,000 budget thanks to unexpected costs — but stil...

Mark and Amanda Tew and their four children left the US for a yearlong mini-retirement in Nicaragua. Over six years, they saved $30,000 for their mini-retirement while paying off debt and building an emergency fund. But some unexpected costs arose.
Dinah Chutz saved $14,000 before she left home and work for a mini-retirement.

A 24-year-old who’s traveling the world says her ‘mini-retirement’ is more productive than a corporate job

After saving $14,000, Dinah Chutz left her job and her home in the US for New Zealand, where she began traveling for at least a year on what she calls a "mini-retirement." She says she's more productive now — here's why.

A 27-year-old saved over $80,000 in 3 years while living in a major city — and now he’s on a ‘mini-retirement’ traveling the w...

Instead of an early retirement, Kyle Stimpson opted to take a mini-retirement, taking time off work to travel for at least six months. To fund his mini-retirement, he saved 30% to 40% of his income for three years. Here's how he did it.
Instead of an early retirement, some people opt for a mini-retirement. (Pictured: Dinah Chutz)

Forget early retirement — people who saved enough money to travel for weeks or years say a ‘mini-retirement’ is just as rewarding

Early retirement isn't always feasible. Instead, some opt for a mini-retirement, a series of meaningful respites throughout life away from your career instead of a final retirement at the end. Pick up savings tips for a mini-retirement of your own from people who took one.