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Work Optional: the Non-Penny-Pinching Guide to Early Retirement, is a user-friendly guidebook on achieving the version of early retirement that best fits your life and your aspirations.

Work Optional: the Non-Penny-Pinching Guide to Early Retirement, by Tanja Hester, is a user-friendly guidebook on achieving the version of early retirement that best fits your life and your aspirations. Whether that’s a full exit from the workforce for good, a semi-retirement in which you do only work that’s fun or meaningful to you, or a career interspersed with intermissions, Work Optional will help you map out the life you want to live and then build a financial plan to help you achieve it as quickly as possible without feeling like you’re sacrificing everything you enjoy to get there. Author Tanja Hester shares her story retiring early from her career at age 38 with her husband Mark Bunge to live a life of adventure and community service, as well as stories from others who’ve created their own work-optional lives, proving that some form of early retirement is possible for nearly anyone with discretionary income, whether you’re a parent with children, a single earner, living in a high-cost area, or earning less than six figures. From finding the most efficient ways to save quickly without pinching pennies, and earning more without devoting all your waking hours to work, to creating a purpose-filled, healthy life with much less work in it, Work Optional is the comprehensive roadmap to a life that makes you feel excited to wake up every day.

Whether that’s a full exit from the workforce for good, a semi-retirement in which you do only work that’s fun or meaningful to you, or a career interspersed with intermissions, Work Optional will help you map out the life you want to live and then build a financial plan to help you achieve it as quickly as possible without feeling like you’re sacrificing everything you enjoy to get there. Author Tanja Hester shares her story retiring early from her career at age 38 with her husband Mark Bunge to live a life of adventure and community service, as well as stories from others who’ve created their own work-optional lives, proving that some form of early retirement is possible for nearly anyone with discretionary income, whether you’re a parent with children, a single earner, living in a high-cost area, or earning less than six figures. From finding the most efficient ways to save quickly without pinching pennies, and earning more without devoting all your waking hours to work, to creating a purpose-filled, healthy life with much less work in it, Work Optional is the comprehensive roadmap to a life that makes you feel excited to wake up every day.

Work Optional is now available for pre-order, and will be released March 26, 2019, by Hachette Books.