Carl Jensen was an average family guy when he discovered the Financial Independence movement. After 30 minutes of skepticism (“What a scam! No one retires in their 30s!”), he realized that FIRE was the real deal and pursued it full-throttle. Six years later, Carl retired at the age of 43. His story has been featured in the NY Times, Good Morning America, and Yahoo!. Carl lives in Colorado and enjoys time with his family, typing words into the internet, and building semi-dangerous contraptions in his garage.