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9 people share the extreme measures they took to retire early

GOBankingRates Logo By Cameron Huddleston of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 19: Forgive the pun, but the FIRE movement is hot right now. In case you haven’t heard of it, FIRE stands for financial independence, retire early. The movement has a cadre of loyal followers who are ditching the 9-to-5 to live life on their own terms.
But, achieving financial independence to retire early can require sacrifices. Many in the FIRE movement live extremely frugal lives and work multiple jobs and side hustles to build up their savings. GOBankingRates spoke with nine FIRE believers about the extreme steps they took to reach their financial goals. Take notes — this is how you exit the workforce and retire early.

9 people share the extreme measures they took to retire early

Forgive the pun, but the FIRE movement is hot right now. In case you haven’t heard of it, FIRE stands for financial independence, retire early. The movement has a cadre of loyal followers who are ditching the 9-to-5 to live life on their own terms.

But, achieving financial independence to retire early can require sacrifices. Many in the FIRE movement live extremely frugal lives and work multiple jobs and side hustles to build up their savings. GOBankingRates spoke with nine FIRE believers about the extreme steps they took to reach their financial goals. Take notes — this is how you exit the workforce and retire early.

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