There’s an epidemic going around the blogosphere these days. Its basic premise is this: “Work hard for just 5 years at a job you hate, save up a ton of money, and then you can quit and retire forever.”
It’s spoken by individuals like Mr. Money Mustache and Jacob from Early Retirement Extreme – not to say that they’re lying, they’ve actually done it. They’ve scrimped and saved and invested heavily (and I mean EXTREMELY heavily – like 75%-80% of their income), and they’ve been able to retire long before their 40th birthdays.
Good for them.
But is this the best route for you? Should you be working crazy hours and having no fun today so that you can simply escape your hated life? Or is there a better way to go?
Run Toward What You Love, Not Away From What You Hate
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