This 35-Year-Old Mother Is Saving $85,000 a Year in New York City and Plans to Retire in 5 Years. Here’s How

Jamila Souffrant

Jamila Souffrant has learned to embrace the journey, whether that’s her 90-minute, one-way commute from Brooklyn to New Jersey or her path to financial independence.

The 35-year-old commercial real estate executive and mom of two boys—with a third child, a girl, due any day now—hopes to reach FIRE by age 40. That’s an acronym for financial independence, retire early, a mantra that’s being adopted by a growing number of millennials. But even if Souffrant doesn’t reach her goal by her target age, she knows she will have accomplished plenty along the way.

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