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Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual by John Z. Sonmez

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Chapter 55. Bonus: How I retired at 33

Ever since I started working, my goal has been to retire early. It’s not so much that I didn’t want to work or that I was lazy—although I definitely do have a lazy streak in me—but rather that I wanted to have the freedom to do what I wanted to do with my time...with my life.

If you have the same kind of aspirations—even if you don’t want to retire as early as I did—you’ll probably find my story pretty interesting. Until I did it myself, I always wondered how other people did it, and I often wondered if it was possible for a software developer to retire early without striking it rich by founding a startup.

In this chapter, I’ll tell you my story. I’m not holding anything back. I’ll tell you exactly how ...

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