DiscoverBiggerPockets Money Podcast346: Finance Friday: How Sabbaticals Make You Happier, Healthier, and Wealthier
346: Finance Friday: How Sabbaticals Make You Happier, Healthier, and Wealthier

346: Finance Friday: How Sabbaticals Make You Happier, Healthier, and Wealthier

Update: 2022-10-21
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Taking a sabbatical from work requires a few things: timemoney, and the willpower to do some soul-searching. Most people think that they can’t take any more than two weeks of the year off work. They rack up excuses, blaming timing, too many projects, and everything in between. But what if taking a sabbatical, gap year, or any other type of long-ish break was the key to building wealth faster and being a happierhealthier you?

Today’s guest Cindy, left a high-paid, stable job to take some much-needed time off. And after doing so, she’s urging you to do the same. Cindy, like most Americans, hasn’t taken time off since starting her working career. Besides the regular vacations and holidays, there never seemed like a good time for Cindy to take a break, recollect, and ask herself what she truly wanted. After taking a mini-sabbatical, she built up the courage to leave her job and hop off the grid for a bit.

Surprisingly, Cindy’s net worth didn’t dwindle during her time off—it grew! This positive push from the markets and her newfound clarity allowed her to discover new passions, try self-employment, and later snag a much better job while continuing to work towards early retirement. If you’ve been debating taking some time off, this episode will give you all the tips you need to do so!


In This Episode We Cover

Building your list of “alternative careers” to widen your job possibilities

Branching out far beyond your job title and doing more than what your degree is in

How to sample a sabbatical to see whether or not you could handle the real thing

Quitting your job during turbulent times and how to temporarily prepare for life without work

Funding life with a job and what to do before you quit

Planning out your passions so your sabbatical isn’t put to waste

How employers look at applicants who just took a sabbatical (it’s not what you think!)

And So Much More!


Links from the Show

BiggerPockets Money Facebook Group

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Finance Review Guest Onboarding

Mindy's Twitter

David on BiggerPockets

David’s Site From Military to Millionaire

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Check Out Mindy’s 2022 Live Spending Tracker and Budget


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346: Finance Friday: How Sabbaticals Make You Happier, Healthier, and Wealthier

346: Finance Friday: How Sabbaticals Make You Happier, Healthier, and Wealthier