Understand That There Are No Rules
Get a job, buy a house, start a family, save, retire — or don't. Just because most of your friends follow a certain path in life doesn't mean you have to walk in their footsteps.
Mohawk-donning financial blogger J. Money, who broke the rules by posting his net worth online, was able to leave his 9-to-5 job. In fact, in seven years he managed to save $400,000 through side gigs, blogging and financial smarts, mostly against the advice of others.
The BudgetsAreSexy.com blogger wants entrepreneurs to remember that there aren't any rules in life, particularly when it comes to your career.
"I had no idea you could make a living as a blogger or freelancer or anything outside of a standard 9 to 5, really," said Money. "Or that you can craft your own lifestyle, too, even if the rest of the world thinks you're crazy! The 'early retirement' movement online is doing a great job helping get this message out, which I'm beyond thankful for."