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A 36-year-old New York lawyer who makes $270,000 says he lives off rice and beans so he can save 70% of his salary. He's part of a growing movement of pinching pennies to retire early.

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16 hours ago, hegemony said:

Beans, yum.  My first job was at Taco Bell.  The food was free for employees on duty, including the bean burritos.  The beans didn't help me...  I'm still not retired.

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On ‎10‎/‎10‎/‎2019 at 3:03 AM, cv91915 said:

"he lives off rice and beans"

 

This explains why he's eyef-kng jars of embalmed asparagus.

 

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You didn't read the fine print.

One must commit to a frugal lifestyle to retire early. (The lawyer isn't pictured.) Maskot/Getty Images

That is not a rice and beans body.

Edited by Allkindabroke

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On 10/10/2019 at 6:03 AM, cv91915 said:

"he lives off rice and beans"

 

This explains why he's eyef-kng jars of embalmed asparagus.

 

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6 hours ago, Allkindabroke said:

You didn't read the fine print.

One must commit to a frugal lifestyle to retire early. (The lawyer isn't pictured.) Maskot/Getty Images

That is not a rice and beans body.

No healthy diet produces finger stains like that on the back of a phone.  🤮

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4 hours ago, IndyPoolPlayer said:

This is what I don't get among the FIRE crowd. You stop working, then what? Take up van life and live down by the river?

good start for a country song.

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On 11/10/2019 at 9:19 AM, hegemony said:

good start for a country song.

Many people writing they retired are not. Blogging, YouTubing, being a landlord, and all sorts of side-hustling instead of a regular job, is still work. Being retired is living off pensions and investments. Unless you have some sort of enormous wealth, retiring at 35 or 40 has many risks that I won't repeat here. If one is going to do a bunch of side-business stuff and claim they're "retired," just keep your regular job and forget this fantasy.

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On 11/12/2019 at 8:43 PM, Burgerwars said:

Many people writing they retired are not. Blogging, YouTubing, being a landlord, and all sorts of side-hustling instead of a regular job, is still work. Being retired is living off pensions and investments. Unless you have some sort of enormous wealth, retiring at 35 or 40 has many risks that I won't repeat here. If one is going to do a bunch of side-business stuff and claim they're "retired," just keep your regular job and forget this fantasy.

Very true, I have a vision to have my own business one day but I am not going to tell people I am retired lol.  Also I would rather work a job that I love, live within my means, and have a nice amount of money for my child, and donating to worthy causes, then live some bare bones lifestyle with no car, in a tiny house, eating the cheapest food out there for 40 years after I "retire" at 40

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