126- How She’s Building a $500,000 Portfolio & Retiring Early at 30 Years Old (w/ a Purple Life)


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This week’s Journey to Launch podcast episode is one you don’t want to miss! I’m talking with Purple from A Purple Life about how she plans to retire at 30 and live off only $18,000 a year. In 2015, Purple started her blog to track her journey to financial freedom and early retirement. Thanks to her efforts to decrease spending, increase her wages, and geo-arbitrage, she is on her way to retiring in 2020. In less than four years she went from a net worth of $5,000 to over $350,000. Check out the episode to hear how she is living on her budget without sacrificing the fun things she loves.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to budget your money and apps that can help
  • The importance of saving for retirement and securing your employer’s match
  • Ways to save your first $100K
  • What is geo-arbitrage and how it can jumpstart your path to FIRE
  • How to demand a higher salary, and so much more

Other related blog posts/links mentioned in this episode:

Purple admits saving her first $100,000 was a big milestone. But once accomplished, doubling and tripling her money happened in much less time. Here is one way to save your first $100K too. Here are more ways to save 100K.

Be like Purple and get paid for taking pics of “Help Wanted” signs with the Job Spotter app by Indeed.

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