Length: 288 pages
Audiobook Length: 6 hours and 53 minutes
First Published: 2019
A practical action guide for financial independence and early retirement from the popular Our Next Life blogger.
In today’s work culture, we’re expected to hustle around the clock. But what if you could escape the traditional path and get on one that doesn’t require working full-time until age 65? What if you could wake up every day without an alarm clock and do the things you love most?
Tanja Hester and her husband Mark left their crazed careerist lifestyle to live their dream life in Lake Tahoe, retiring early from high-stress careers. Now Tanja will help you map out a customized plan for freedom and make it easy to succeed, whether you’re good at math and budgeting — or not!
Work Optional is more than just a financial plan: it’s a plan for your whole life — designed by you, not by an employer or clients. Tanja walks you through envisioning your dream life, accounting for variables such as health care and children, protecting yourself from recessions and future unknowns, and achieving a purpose-filled early retirement, semi-retirement, or career intermission with completely doable, non-penny-pinching steps.
You can live a happier, more meaningful life, free from the daily grind. Regardless of where you are in your career, Work Optional will get you there.
About Tanja Hester
Tanja Hester is a former consultant who retired at age 38. She is the writer of the blog Our Next Life, a columnist for MarketWatch, author of Work Optional, and co-host of The Fairer Cents podcast. She currently lives in Lake Tahoe. Visit the author’s website →