Selected Media Features

ABC Nightline story

CNBC interview

NBC News Now interview

Freethink Documentary excerpt

:60 Docs film

Yahoo! Finance piece

MarketWatch interview

FinCon podcast interview

Capital Public Radio interview

The photo and caption from the NYT story // The 4% Rule Is Not Your Friend for Early Retirement Savings //, Tanja Hester, author of Work Optional: Retire Early the Non-Penny-Pinching Way, financial independence, FIRE movement



  • Nine-time Plutus Awards finalist — 2015 (best retirement blog), 2016 (best financial independence blog), 2017 (blog of the year and best FIRE blog), 2018 (blog of the year and best FIRE blog or podcast) and 2019 (best new personal finance book, community builder and biggest impact)

Media Contacts

Interview requests: tanja [at] tanjahester dot com

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