How a single mom retired at 49 with $1.3 million

ackie Cummings Koski lives in southwestern Ohio and achieved FIRE at 49 years old with $1.3 million. Koski is an early retiree and member of the FIRE or Financially Independent, Retire Early” movement. She worked at LexisNexis for 20 years earning an $80,000 salary, and reached $1,000,000 in net worth when she was 46.

As a single Black mother, Koski says she tried to fight the wealth gap narrative at every turn because she knew no one could help her if she failed. She represents a population rarely thought of when it comes to financial independence and was thrilled to retire early in 2019

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