Each week, BusinessDesk and the NZ Herald’s Cooking the Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it’s how a couple retired early for more family time. Hosted by Frances Cook.

Retiring early while your kids are still young enough actually to want to hang out with you? A dream, surely. 

Well, this couple managed it through a combination of property investing and very frugal living, hitting their goal number in their early 30s. 

They don’t feel as though they missed out on life, though, far from it – so here’s what they decided to keep and cut as they raced to early retirement. 

For the latest podcast, I talked to Aleisha Rutherford. 

For the interview, listen to the podcast here.

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Listen to the full interview on the Cooking the Books podcast. You can subscribe on iHeartRadio, Apple Podcasts, or Spotify.