How many Americans have dreamed of retiring before their 60th birthday? What about in their 40s or even sooner? Despite the uncertainty of what retirement may look like in 30 years, an increasing number of millennials—both singles and financially savvy couples—are already preparing to make the dream of financial independence a reality.
Of course, early retirement requires deliberate planning, as well as significant discipline and focus. The good news is that success stories emerge fairly often and prove that retiring early is achievable. Even if this isn’t your end goal, there are a number of specific habits you can learn from those pursuing financial independence. Some of those habits are outlined below.