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Can self-employed people ever actually retire?

Source: - Nov 8, 2019

I’ve been self-employed for more than 15 years, and I’ve never looked back.

I can’t put a dollar figure on the riches I gain from the freedom I have to work when and where I want, to choose my clients and select projects that permit me to focus on my mission, my “why,” as fans of the author Simon Sinek can relate.

But there are two features of working in-house that I genuinely miss — an employer’s 401(k) retirement plan that made it easy to save for retirement by automatic payroll deduction, and the fact that my employers tossed in funds to match a portion of my contributions. That was sweet. Saving became a habit. It was out of sight, out of mind.


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