How This Couple Retired in Their 30s and Now Travel Internationally

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What if you could retire in your mid-30s and never work a 9-to-5 job ever again? For most people, the prospect of doing so seems like a fantasy — there’s a mortgage to pay off, student loan debt that’s accumulated, childcare expenses and a monthly car insurance payment. If you’re a millennial and want to collect your social security benefit, you’d have to wait until you’re in your 60s to begin receiving the monthly checks. 

All of these factors make early retirement implausible for most people. However, for a small swath of those who follow the ‘financial independence, retire early’ movement, or FIRE, retiring in their 30s is a goal made possible by cutting expenses and aggressively saving and investing more than half of their…

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