im Stobbs is an engineer in his thirties with two kids who decided working to 65 sounds like a bad idea. So at first he thought freedom at 55 could be good, but he changed his mind. He is now trying for a retirement date on his 45th birthday.
Tim also knows he does not need a lot of money to be happy. In fact most of the stuff he loves in life he can get for free from the library. So that is helping out a lot as he tries cutting back to find the perfect balance point between spending money and being happy. He is also author of the book ‘Free at 45: How to Retire Early & Happy’.
He blogs at http://blog.canadian-dream-free-at-45.com/