Ask the readers: do you plan to reach financial independence? If yes, by when?

Last updated: August 02, 2018

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Last week I was asked by a well-known Swiss German newspaper whether I wanted to take part in an a topic about people who are saving a lot so that they could retire well before the legal age.

I obviously agreed, and spent at least an hour answering many questions the day before yesterday.
But it’s not to tell you the interview that I’m writing today (I’ll put the link to the article as soon as it will be published anyway).

During the discussion with the journalist, she asked me if I knew how many people - in Switzerland - actually applied this frugal lifestyle to achieve financial independence. I felt like an ignoramus I must say… so I quickly looked at the number of active users on the forum while she was waiting on the phone, and answered a few hundred of Swiss persons.

It’s while writing these lines that I thought about the category “Share your story”, which contains approximately thirty stories of people on their way to a wealthy life.

Instead of remaining on a vague estimate before my departure on vacation, I decided to ask you the question directly:

Are you a Swiss reader who plans to achieve financial independence? If yes, in how many years/at what age?

Feel free to add contextual elements such as your FU number, your savings rate, your current net worth, where will you retire early, or what will you do when you become financially independent. The goal is to inspire the many readers of the newspaper with other cases as real as mine (in addition to having a more concrete answer).

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