I Retired at 38. Here’s What I Didn’t Expect.

Quitting my career in my prime wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be

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The Cut
Mar 8, 2019 · 8 min read
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By Tanja Hester as told to Charlotte Cowles

A lot of people think that early retirement is for spoiled, entitled millennials who think they’re too good to work, or for tech bros who make a ton of money. But I’m neither of those things. I’m not…

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