Cathleen Hutchins grew up in Hawaii. She come over to the mainland for college, but Hawaii kept calling her name, so she moved back home.
Hawaii is an expensive place to live, and Cathleen knew she’d need a plan in order to reach financial independence if she was going to live there for the rest of her life.
So she saved. She invested. She made smart decisions about her money and is continuously looking for ways to generate passive income to help fund her retirement.
She has also sacrificed some comforts and norms to get to where she is today. She and her husband lived apart for a while, both living where there was a job for each of them, not always in the same state!
But her sacrificing and saving has allowed her to move home to Hawaii, buy a house, and continue to pursue financial independence in a high cost of living area.
Cathleen is well on her way to Financial Independence and her story is just another example of how following the proven path, you can get money out of the way so you can lead your best life.
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