Tanja Hester retired at the age of 38 from a career as a political consultant and journalist. The author of WORK OPTIONAL: Retire Early the Non-Penny-Pinching Way, Tanja bridges the gap that so often exists between life and money, shifting the conversation to life purpose, fulfillment and happiness, rather than wealth for its own sake. Tanja writes 2018 Plutus Awards blog of the year Our Next Life and cohosts the podcast The Fairer Cents, in addition to traveling the world and enjoying the outdoor life around her home in Lake Tahoe, California. Tanja has a regular column on MarketWatch, she’s spoken at Google and at conferences around the world, and she has been featured in New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, TIME, MONEY, CNBC, PBS, Vice, Yahoo! Finance, Forbes, Refinery29, Bustle, WGN and media outlets around the world.