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Saving 50% of Your Income (While Making Less Than $40K)

In her twenties she had 40 jobs, including dishwasher, stripper economist, social worker, tax preparer, organic farmer, bagel deliverer, zine librarian, database wizard, and bicycle valet. She has lived in a geodesic dome made of recycled political yard signs and ridden trains in 31 countries. She is pretty good at saving money.

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How I Save Half of My Income as a Firefighter, While Living in an Expensive City

Kim has saved (or repaid debt of) $141,500 within five years, as a firefighter with a starting salary of $42,000, excluding the additional money she’s invested into her rental.

She’s saved more than 3x her starting salary, within her first five years on the job.

And she’s done this while earning a middle-class public service salary in an expensive city.

Wowza.

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