Carl Jensen

Carl Jensen

Carl had no idea that anyone retired before the age of 65, but after a particularly bad day at work in October 2012, he asked himself, “How do I retire early?” Combining childhood saving habits with financial savvy, Carl was able to leave his job in 2017, retiring at the age of 43, and never looked back. Nowadays, Carl continues to write at his blog, 1500days. In his own words: “I write because I love to help folks figure out their finances. Money need not be intimidating or stressful. Let’s figure out finances together!”


I Retired at 43: Here’s What I Would Have Done Differently
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