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What it takes to actually retire by 30

10 mins | Apr 2, 2022

According to TikTok, anyone can leave behind the daily grind well ahead of their twilight years. The switch from childhood freedoms to work and adulthood obligations is jarring for every generation. However, today's young people are more overwhelmed by debt than their parents, and the majority are unlikely to ever get on the property ladder. And now, with rising inflation and the pension age being pushed further and further back, retirement is an almost inconceivable idea. This is where the #EarlyRetirement movement comes in. Courtney Runn meets with early retirement proponents to discover the sacrifices, including aggressive saving, investment, and frugality behind their goals and how TikTok has helped the movement gain a new audience, new traction and new ideas.

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