early retirement question
I am a contract programmer with two clients. Both are happy with me,and I think want me to continue working forever. For various reasons, I am planning on leaving programming as a profession and am trying to do so before I turn 30, which occurs in two years. My plan is to continue working until next July, in order to save up a bunch of money before I exit.
1 month is plenty of time unless you are their entire programming staff ;-)
I am the entire programming staff. At least for the projects I am working on for them.
If you really are their only staff, it wouldn't hurt to give them more than the usual 30 days notice.
Since you are contracting for them. You could find a replacement for yourself.
The problem with giving 30 day notice is that once said notice has been given you develop short timer's syndrom. A few years ago I was in a similar position. I figured it would take me 30 days to finish what I was doing, and had other plans. So I turned in my notice. But then I had a hell of a time continuing on the project. In my mind I'd already moved on, and what I was doing suddenly wasn't important to me.
How are you managing to retire by age 30?
I'm retiring from programming. I'm moving into a different line of work.
OK, now you've piqued my curiosity:
I'm going on a round the world trip for a year , to visit family and see the world. Then I'm going to take a non technical position at a management consulting firm run by a family member.
Why? I'm just not into computer programming like I was when I was 20. I will still do some hacking now and then, as I like certain aspects of programming, but I like it more when I don't have to do it for money.
"...but I like it more when I don't have to do it for money. "
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