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    Our Next Life

    Work Optional, Purpose Filled, Adventurous Living

    Tanja Hester and Mark Bunge retired early at the end of 2017, at the ages of 38 and 41! Tanja explores both the financial and emotional issues around financial independence (FIRE) and support others on their journeys on their blog, Our Next Life.

    Tanja Hester

    Tanja (pronounced like “Tonya”) is the author of the blog, a longtime communications strategist, an insatiable reader and audiophile, an obsessive searcher for the best gluten-free beers and baked goods, a one-time mathlete, a former yoga and spinning teacher, and a still-certified health coach. 

    She is the author of Work Optional: The Non-Pennypinching Guide to Early Retirement (Hachette Books, 2019). Tanja is also half of the podcast The Fairer Cents.

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    We believe in using our financial independence as a force for good, and that the entire community of people working toward financial independence can change the world for everyone else.

    Tanja Hester

    Join 30,000+ who are taking control of their finances for a better life.