Live mortgage free.

Fill out this form to learn how we paid off our mortgage in less than 5 years. And no, we didn't win the lottery. You'll also receive periodic updates from me to help you take your family to the next level.

August 3, 2020

Tips to Retire Early (From a Couple Who Did It) – with Dylin Redling and Allison Tom

Dylin Redling and Allison Tom

This post may contain affiliate links or links from our advertisers where we earn a commission, direct payment or products. Opinions are the author's alone, and this content has not been provided by, reviewed, approved or endorsed by any advertiser. Information shared on this site is for entertainment purposes only and should not be considered as professional advice.

Retiring earlier than 60 years old can sound like a pipe dream. But there are some who have completed this incredible financial feat. I was lucky enough to chat with a couple who retired in their 40's and were willing to share their best tips to retire early.

Dylin Redling and Allison Tom are the bloggers behind Retire by 45 and co-authors of the new book “Start Your FIRE: A Modern Guide to Early Retirement“. This Northern California-based couple said goodbye to traditional employment after achieving financial independence through investing in the stock market and real estate.

Dylin and Allison join me today to answer a listener's question on early retirement and how it can be possible for them too. Here's the listener's (Nate) question:

“My wife and I are interested in FIRE but we don’t have the income to make it happen. We both have 9-to-5 jobs, 2 kids and a lot of life's expenses. Do you have suggestions for increasing our income so we can make FIRE possible for us earlier than our 60’s?”

Listen to what Dylin and Allison had to say to Nate and their tips to retire early.

What are we covering?

Dylin, Allison and I review the following:

  • Why controlling your expenses helps you retire early
  • How to make more money on your FIRE journey
  • What they have done in their last 3 years of early retirement

For those of you who have been long time listeners, you may remember that we interviewed Dylin back in 2017 about how he retired by 43 in Northern California. Check out that episode and enjoy this one too!

LISTEN AND SUBSCRIBE ON:

RECOMMENDED TOOLS

Personal Capital: Track your net worth, investments and budget for free. Receive a $20 Amazon gift card for signing up.

Dylin Redling & Allison Tom RESOURCES

MKM PODCAST RESOURCES

CARPE DIEM QUOTE

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

Anne Frank

What do you think about about these tips to retire early? Are you pursuing FIRE?

Please let us know in the comments below.


Dylin Redling and Allison Tom

Andy Hill

Andy Hill is the award-winning writer, speaker and podcaster behind Marriage, Kids and Money - a platform dedicated to helping young families build wealth and thrive. Andy's advice and personal finance experience has been featured in major media outlets like Business Insider, MarketWatch, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and NBC News. Trusted as a personal finance influencer and corporate financial wellness speaker by global brands like JLL, Andy’s message of family financial empowerment has resonated with listeners, readers and viewers across the world. When he's not "talking money", Andy enjoys wrestling with his two kids, singing karaoke with his wife and watching Marvel movies.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Marriage Kids and Money Podcast
About MK&M

Every Monday, The Marriage, Kids and Money Podcast provides you with actionable advice to help you win with money.

We’ve interviewed over 200 millionaire entrepreneurs, award-winning authors and personal finance experts all with the goal of saving you money, making you money and protecting your family’s future.

Scroll to Top