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The Simple Dollar: How One Man Wiped Out His Debts and Achieved the Life of His Dreams by Trent Hamm

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Chapter 11. Life Design—Building Something New

“Are you sure this is actually something you want to do?” my supervisor asked me. She sat across the desk from me with a look of utter surprise on her face. I was walking away from a great job that paid me almost $50,000 a year with strong benefits. I was choosing instead to work as a freelance writer for an unclear income. I was also choosing to make this move with two children under three years of age at home and less than a year after taking out a six-figure mortgage for a home. “Absolutely,” I told her with a sense of elation and freedom, something I hadn’t felt in a long time.

February 2008

Why would I jump off such a big financial cliff right after spending two years getting us completely ...

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