It’s the dream of many to retire early. This is how I did it:
I had a paradigm shift: It was the early 80s and I was in my early 20s. I was working an entry level job and living paycheck to paycheck. It was difficult to find jobs at the time and I was always living in fear of What if…? What if I lost my job? What if my car breaks down? What if I get sick and can’t work for a while? Etc, etc, etc.
Then I ran across an article in issue #4 of The Mother Earth News magazine titled How to Retire 6 Months Every Year. The basic point of the article was that by lowering your expenses to half of your income, you could retire 6 months of the year.
What? Wait a minute —...