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Quit Like a Millionaire

No Gimmicks, Luck, or Trust Fund Required
Narrated by: Kristy Shen, JL Collins
Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
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From two leaders of the FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) movement, a bold, contrarian guide to retiring at any age, with a reproducible formula to financial independence

A bull***t-free guide to growing your wealth, retiring early, and living life on your own terms

Kristy Shen retired with a million dollars at the age of 31, and she did it without hitting a home run on the stock market, starting the next Snapchat in her garage, or investing in hot real estate. Learn how to cut down on spending without decreasing your quality of life, build a million-dollar portfolio, fortify your investments to survive bear markets and black-swan events, and use the four percent rule and the Yield Shield - so you can quit the rat race forever. Not everyone can become an entrepreneur or a real estate baron; the rest of us need Shen's mathematically proven approach to retire decades before 65.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. The PDF includes detailed charts, graphs, formulas, illustrated strategies, and the complete appendices from the book, to help reach financial independence and retire early.

©2019 Kristy Shen and Bryce Leung (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

“This book wants you to be rich: in money, in time, and in life. You have come to the right place. Kristy and Bryce take you through the process step by step, with actionable things that you can do no matter what your age, location, background, or education.” (JLCollins, best-selling author of The Simple Path to Wealth)

“Kristy Shen and Bryce Leung, in a few hundred delightful, information-packed pages, shows exactly how Kristy went from rags (in China) to riches (retired world traveler millionaire at 30). Their stories are fascinating, told in a no-nonsense style that busts through any excuses. Their precise investment strategies, explained clearly, show you how to both get financially independent - and stay there. And they're hilarious.” (Vicki Robin, New York Times best-selling co-author of Your Money or Your Life)

"Quit Like a Millionaire is the best possible combination: Life-changing information with a page-turning writing style that you simply cannot put down! Equal parts engaging, hilarious, and transformative, Kristy and Bryce deliver with the rare book that'll make you look at the world a little bit differently." (Brad Barrett, co-host of the ChooseFI podcast)

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Best&Most Practical Book on Finance and life!

damn it's refreshing to read that! no BS, straight to the point and applicable advice!! I've already sent the book to all my friends! The story telling progression of the book makes it even better to read. Concepts I hard a hard time understanding before have been miraculously made easy! Thank You!!
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Comprehensive Guide

This is an awesome book that gives a real step by step way to follow her journey to a millionaire. I’m also going to buy the paperback because some of the concepts are a bit too complex to understand in the audio version. Also Kristy is a great book narrator and read the material in an engaging and easily digestible way. Must listen/read for anyone looking to get their time back with Financial Independence.

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The wisest, most entertaining money book out there

The author/narrator does a really good job of weaving together her life experiences and limiting beliefs to help explain her very original approach to money. I can't imagine reading such a personal and inspiring book without being able to also hear the wonderfully authentic narration by the author herself. I love the way she shared her lightbulb moments and personal choices which finally allowed her to Quit Like a Millionaire. I also enjoyed the forward by JL Collins. And most of all, I love Kristy’s completely blunt and honest approach to money and her way of showing what it looks like to take control and choose your own financial direction. If you want a roadmap to FIRE this is it. I'm recommending this book to everyone I know who cares about money and personal finance. I love this book!

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Great

So good. By far one of the best books i have read. I will definently read it again.

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THE best book on financial independence

I have read numerous FIRE books and never left a review but I had to on this one.

This was direct, to the point and there was no fluff to take up pages. All information was usable and accurate and realistic. All backed up by personal experiences or facts. Great job!

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Excellent book with concrete strategies

I enjoyed the book on my first listen but missed several of the more nuanced concepts. But after listening to several chapters a second time the strategies and concepts really sunk in and were extremely valuable. Kristy Shen writes well and does a good job narrating the book. This is an excellent book for a someone looking to retire on their portfolio without having rental real estate or other "side hustles." Highly recommended.

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Manual for Index Fund Investing

Quit Likes a Million is a manual for index fund investing that can lead to financial independence. Kristy has included systems, stories and acronyms to help put you on the right financial track. She is very transparent about her journey to financial independence, her losses, fears, anxieties, wins and gains. Her fear of losing money has caused her to create five backups to her portfolio. As novice investor who leans towards index fund investing this book has made me more confident in my ability to create a successful portfolio. The steps for identifying the types of funds to invest in and sample allocations are available in the downloadable index, which Kristy refers to often in audio. Although she indicates which part of the index ie index A or B, I wish she would indicate the page numbers so that I could review it when she refers to it. It wasn’t frustrating enough for me to lower my rating. Finally, Kristy also has a compelling story. I completely appreciate and will benefit from her need to Math Sh#% Up!

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Required reading for anyone just getting started!

This audiobook contains the information I wish I had when I was first getting started in my adult life 30 years ago. There's so much actionable information. I especially enjoyed the section covering the POT score. I intend to have my teenage son read/listen to this book and hopefully apply the principals of the POT score and other tips asap so he'll be able to achieve his financial and other dreams relatively quickly. This should be required reading for any teenager preparing to enter the real world and make their way. For the audiobook itself, Kristy really delivers when it comes to narrating her life's story. Awesome book!

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A Mandatory Read for Graduating Seniors

I work at a College in the most expensive State in the U.S., California. It is heartbreaking to see students coming back to take another class or course so they can defer paying their student loans. These students are in their 20's and older. I know of one who is about 50+ y.o. and owes $150K. She has two degrees but can't find a job. Financial literacy must be taught in 10th grade and higher so this country will have citizens not debt.

I wish I read this book when I was 20 years old but it is not possible since the author would have been 10 ten years old only.

Alas, it is never too late for folks like me. There is enough time to save money so I can retire at least ten years early. As a government employee, we do have a good pension, but I don’t want to wait for it. Kristy gave me so much idea how to adjust my investments so I can meet my goal.

I wish to join the other FIRE members one day (5 years) https://www.fichautauqua.com


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First FIRE book and it was amazing

This was an excellent read. I've been learning about FIRE for a few months including listening to podcasts from Mad Fientist and watching the Playing with FIRE documentary. While both of these are great, they didn't answer some of my most important questions. Should I contribute to my 401(k) pre or post-tax? Should I prioritize 401(k) contributions over saving for a home? Things like that. It was also amazing to hear a woman owning finance and being a boss the way Kristy is. A huge thanks to her! Amazing!

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  • 08-03-19

Hard work to listen to

I usually enjoy books read by the author but this was like listening to a machine gun. The delivery was stilted and distracting.

Very focussed on world travel and US-centric finances which I wasn’t expecting from a Canadian author.

Content was otherwise interesting, but low on practicalities. There are better books on FIRE out there.

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  • Karen
  • 07-17-19

A must read for....everyone

Not the usual finance book, this narrative and style makes for an entertaining story, one that helps clear the noise around personal finances and the journey to wealth.

An open & honest account, one I would recommend everyone to read. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-24-19

In-depth FIRE guide

a great in-depth and reproduceable guide to FIRE. some very US centric tax chapters. I recommend this and their blog!