It seems so simple…
Anyone with a full-time job has dreamed at least once of making enough money to retire early.
But for Anita Dhake, from Chicago, that dream wasn’t just a passing thought – she put a plan into action and gave up her job aged 33 to travel the world.
Now the former lawyer spends around 11 months of every year visiting countries including Vietnam, South Korea, the Netherlands and Canada.
After reading the self-help book Your Money or Your Life in her teens, Dhake, who writes a travel blog, made a plan that she would retire at an early age, then set about making it happen.
Dhake became a lawyer almost by chance after she helped her sister revise for her LSATs. While her sister didn’t pursue law school, Dhake decided to take the test anyway, which she aced.
After graduating with a law degree from the University of Chicago, she worked as a corporate lawyer, with the aim of making enough money to pay off her university debts and save a pot to permanently live on as fast as possible – within a year she had paid off all of her student loans.
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