People retire early for 2 reasons, and neither of them is money
When it comes to early retirement, there’s no discounting the importance of having enough money saved to retire early, but many early retirees will tell you the truth: money doesn’t really matter once you get there.
Brandon of the blog Mad Fientist, who retired at age 34, previously told Business Insider he wishes he knew how “unimportant and insignificant” money would be after retiring early.
“I always thought that I would spend my early retirement doing entrepreneurial things, but now that I have enough money, doing things for the sole purpose of getting more money doesn’t make sense anymore,” Brandon said. “Money has been the primary motivator for my entire adult life, but now that I have enough, I’ve had to find new sources of motivation.”
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