Brandon, a married thirty-something software developer living in Scotland, is about to quit his job.
Unlike most of his peers, Brandon won’t look for another job. He never needs to work again. He’s retiring in his thirties.
He didn’t catch a lucky break. He doesn’t have a seven-figure startup. Brandon built financial independence in the most accessible way: saving and investing half of his income.
He wears sweaters instead of cranking up the heat. He sticks with index funds. He books airfare with frequent-flyer miles.
In this episode, Brandon — also known as the Mad Fientist — shares a decade-plus of accumulated tips for saving, investing, and reaching financial independence.