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Stop Working... Start Living: How I Retired at 36 Without Winning the Lottery

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By 36, with fewer advantages than most, Dianne Nahirny achieved early retirement without compromising her middle-class lifestyle-and on an average yearly salary of under $20,000. In Stop Working . . . Start Living, Dianne covers financial concepts through humorous anecdotes of her family's influence on her money-handling skills. Stories about her jobs, her investments, ...more
Paperback, 250 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by ECW Press
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May 30, 2011 Steve rated it liked it
It was OK. Basic common sense really - if you want to retire young then key is not to spend money! Shock, horror. In this case the author is very frugal and is lucky enough to have help from the family so is able to live on a relatively low income. Kudos.

Not an inspiring book however as Narirny can be a bit smug, a little repetitive and I can't help feeling throughout that the sales from the book kind of make up for the low earnings elsewhere! That said hints and ideas about how to reduce expen
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Jul 01, 2013 Debra Shea rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone considering retiring
Recommended to Debra by: Moneysense magazine
I really, really like this book and have lent it out a few times already. I bought the book directly from the author based on an article read in Moneysense magazine years ago. The Moneysense article and the book was the catalyst for retirement planning and early retirement for my husband and. There's a lot of common sense written here and the basic premise is living within your means or better yet, living below your means.
Mar 15, 2010 Robert rated it it was ok
If you want to know how a single woman decorated her first condo in Hamilton, Ontario on a modest budget, this book might interest you. It chronicles, in excruciating detail, the progress of the author from no assets to not working. If you think you'll be lucky in real estate, you might even be able to apply the "lessons" she learned.
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Utterly unrealistic for someone in Canada in 2011. Housing prices are just a gazillion times higher than when she bought hers. .
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