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About the Author
In order to quit working in their early 40s without any windfalls or pensions, Larry and Kris had to figure out the "3 Keys" to retiring young and then prove those keys work--and that's what they did. Now, after nine terrific years of early retirement, Larry has written "You CAN Retire Young!" to share the time-tested, practical strategies that will make it possible for others to also retire young without being rich.
Larry grew up in north-central Wisconsin where he earned a B.S. degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, followed by an M.S. degree in vocational evaluation from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. A 17-year career in the field of vocational rehabilitation, and an unexpected family death, were central in forming Larry's philosophy on retiring as young as possible.