Why Not Retire at 38 with Financial Independence?


Do you have to penny pinch to even dream of early retirement? What is the 'FIRE' movement and why does it matter? How does planning for early retirement look different than traditional retirement planning? What's the first step in planning for early retirement? Jordan Goodman, host of The Money Answers Show, talks with Tanja Hester about how and why she retired at the age of 38and her book, 'Work Optional: Retire Early The Non-Penny Pincher Way.' Hester and Goodman discuss why the best retirement plans come from the heart and the role of a purpose driven life in long-range planning.

Bio: Tanja Hester retired at age 38 from a career as a political consultant and journalist.The author of Work Optional: Retire Early the Non-Penny-Pinching Way (Hachette Books, February 2019), and a top influencer within the FIRE (financial independence, retire early) movement, Tanja bridges the gap that so often exists between life and money, shifting the conversation to life purpose, fulfillment, and happiness, rather than wealth for its own sake. Tanja writes the award-winning blog Our Next Life and cohosts the women and economics podcast The Fairer Cents.Tanja has global speaking experience, and has been featured in New York Times,ABC Nightline, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, TIME, CNBC, MarketWatch, and more. A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Tanja spent most of her career in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles before moving to Lake Tahoe, California.

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