Tanja Hester, author of Work Optional: Retire Early the Non-Penny-Pinching Way, worked as a political consultant before retiring at age 38 to live a life of adventure and creativity with her husband, Mark Bunge. She is the writer of the award-winning blog Our Next Life, an influencer within the FIRE (financial independence/retire early) movement, a columnist for MarketWatch, and co-host of The Fairer Cents podcast about women and financial equality. After spending most of her career in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, she now lives in Lake Tahoe with Mark and two tiny rescue dogs.
Awards and Recognition
- Plutus Awards Best New Personal Finance Book 2019, Work Optional
- Plutus Awards 2018 Blog of the Year
- Plutus Awards 2017 Best Financial Independence Blog