Matt at The Resume Gap said: “A few weeks back, I checked my savings and investment balances, ran a few calculations for the thousandth time, and then called my boss to share that I was handing in my notice and would be leaving my full-time job at the end of the month. Just seven years after starting my career, I’ve walked away. I am financially independent.” Matt’s living expenses are fully cover through passive income from his investments and rental income. Here’s how he did to reach financial independence at age 28: Evaluated happiness, stayed focus, started on the right foot, made an above-average income, lived frugally, resisted lifestyle inflation, automated and invested the savings. Congratulations to Matt for reaching financial independence at such an early age and best wishes to him on the next adventure.