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Dream of Early Retirement?

Yes, you can get FIRE’d up and financially free in your 30s and 40s—as long as you do some detailed planning.

Burned out from years of building his Denton, Texas–based graphic design business, Simon Trask sold it in 2017. But his payout, while sizable, wasn’t enough to support his wife and three young kids for the next several decades. So Trask set his sights on a big but increasingly popular goal: retirement by age 40.

Now 37, he adheres to frugal principles that underpin the red-hot FIRE movement, with

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