Money is doing an article on ER and want to find people at all stages of the ER journey willing to be profiled. Your chance for fame (no fortune, sorry) and having your financials laid out and analyzed in front of millions.
I've pasted her note to me below and pls contact her directly if you are interested. Send me a PM or let us know here if you do contact her as it would be nice for us to know and we can all watch for the story when it comes out. Deadline is Jan 29.
Contact info: Dana Hudepohl 813.787.4354 firstname.lastname@example.org
I am doing background research for an article about early retirement
(retiring at the age of 60 or before) that will run in MONEY magazine.
looking for candidates to interview who have already retired early or
are planning to retire early. To be included in the article, we’ll need
candidates to agree to financial disclosure (such as net worth and how
money is invested). They will also be photographed in the magazine.
be possible for me to post something on your forum to see who is
in being considered for the article?
Here are more specifics of who I'm looking for:
a) Someone who retired early about a decade ago. What lessons have they
learned? Any unexpected challenges they’ve faced?
b) Someone (approximately in their 50s) who is just about to retire or
recently done it. They should have a true plan for how they will afford
this, which can include taking a post-retirement job or pursing an
avocation. We’d want to know financial details like how they’ll handle
health insurance and whether they are tapping their retirement plans
c) Someone (in their 40s or 50s) who is on track to retire early in
10 years. They should have already saved a significant amount of money
toward retirement. They should be able to share details about their
plans—financial and otherwise.
d) Someone who was forced into early retirement and turned corporate
downsizing into a fulfilling and prosperous retirement or second
This would be someone who had to take a package at their corporate job,
they were smart about it: they invested the payout well or they made
the company continued their health benefits.
My deadline is January 29. I look forward to hearing back from you!