Our guest this week is Tanja Hester, whom The New York Times referred to as the matriarch of the FIRE movement. For the uninitiated, FIRE stands for financial independence/retire early. Tanja is the author of the Our Next Life blog, and she is also author of the book Work Optional: Retire Early the Non-Penny-Pinching Way. Tanja and her husband Mark retired in 2017 at the ages of 38 and 41. Her blog is devoted to chronicling their journey and sharing guidance for others who might be considering an early retirement.
Early Retirement/Sequence-of-Return Risk
Savings and Withdrawal Rates
Home Ownership and Rental Properties
Motivation for Retiring Early
Budgeting and Travel-Planning
Social Security, Medicare, and Later-Life Needs