What is This Site About?

Retire By 45 provides inspiration, tips, and resources for retiring early.  My wife, Allison, and I retired in our early 40s and have never looked back. We want to share our learnings to help you retire early, too.

Our lives have improved tremendously through early retirement.  We're in better physical shape, we're no longer stressed about work, and we have more time to travel and enjoy life.

Sure, it takes some discipline to retire in your 40s. But it's very doable if you put your mind to it and follow some key strategies. If we can do it, then we know you can do it, too!

-- Dylin Redling (Founder) - retired at 43

Pay What You Can


We brought back our popular "Pay What You Can" Plan!

We realize that not everyone can afford to pay for online courses, so we designed a plan to let you pay what you feel you can afford.

Read more about it on our Pay What You Can page.

 

FinCon 2018

FinCon 2018


Dylin spoke at FinCon 2018 in Orlando in September!

FinCon is the world's largest "Financial Content Expo." It's designed for "money nerds" and those of us in what's called the FIRE (Financially Independent / Retiring Early) community.

Read more about it on our FinCon page.

 

About Us

Prior to retiring, Dylin and Allison worked in the tech industry in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dylin was Director of Marketing (Tickle, Lumosity, and Basis) and Allison was an IT Project Manager (Accenture, eBay, and Stubhub).

Dylin is a regular contributor on Quora (Most viewed writer in Retirement Planning), a Finance Expert on WalletHub, and has written articles for Business Insider, Elephant Journal, and Lifehack.