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Did anyone on here who got a FT MBA retire before 40?

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Retired people probably aren’t here.

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Good question. I’ve been thinking about going back for MBA, but the total cost, including tuition and opportunity cost of not working at my current salary for two years, is circa $550k, and that doesn’t even account for the time lost compounding investments for those two years. Makes it pretty hard to pencil an early retirement with an MBA. On the other hand, MBA and value of the network is very difficult to quantify over the ensuing decades (Still, no matter how I cut it, seems like a better bet to invest time and resources into trying to start a business if you are solving for early retirement as your goal)

I don’t see it as worthwhile for FIRE folks. I feel like the costs aren’t as significant if you plan on doing a longer career (into your 50s/60s), but don’t feel like it would be worth it for 30-40 retirees. The main benefit from it is the networking aspect. However, I could see people use it to help them retire a little earlier, if it allows them to get a significantly better job/pay (I.e, teacher becomes banker).

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