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The growing movement that encourages workers to retire early

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Newstalk ZB staff,
Publish Date
Fri, 26 Jul 2019, 11:03AM
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The growing movement that encourages workers to retire early

Author
Newstalk ZB staff,
Publish Date
Fri, 26 Jul 2019, 11:03AM

Author Kristy Shen and Bryce Leung join Kerre McIvor to talk about their growing initiative Fire, financial independence retire early.

The movement, which encourages workers to save intensively to enable them to stop working for money far earlier than is commonly done.

Shen grew up in poverty in rural China, where her family collectively lived on as little as $0.44 a day. She learned to make decisions based on pragmatism rather than passion from a young age.

In 2012 Leung told her that saving hard over three years had the potential to hit C$1m (US$760,000) and they could retire in their early 30s.

LISTEN TO KIRSTY SHEN AND BRYCE LEUNG TALK WITH KERRE MCIVOR ABOVE.

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