Daniel and Carole

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About Daniel and Carole

As co-authors of The Fortunate Few, we want to inspire you in realizing your potential and attaining the lifestyle you desire. We are committed to providing quality information and tools to empower people like you to reach your goals. Enjoy your journey and share your experience with us.

We are among “The Fortunate Few.”

Carole Drouin and Daniel Lavigne have endeavoured to co-author this book in response to their colleagues, friends and family members who asked, “How did you do it?” They are currently living in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. They both retired from their jobs in their 40s because of a strong commitment to financial planning, a shared [...]

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We’re now among “The Fortunate Few” and loving it.

At the beginning of our journey towards financial independence, we did not share the same vision, objectives or focus as each other. Knowing what we know today, we would have done things differently. I never attained a six figure salary, earning just a little less than my wife, Jacinth. However, we consciously decided to focus [...]

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I no longer work. I am now living among “The Fortunate Few.”

My name is Christen. Many people have asked me how I became financially independent.  The answer is, I set my goals and focused all my actions on getting there.  Every day is Saturday; I do as I please with my days. I have been financially independent since 2012 when I realized the money I earned [...]

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We are now among “The Fortunate Few”.

Last January 31st, 2014, we became financially independent. For the last 6 months of our working career we were extremely excited! However, we were cautious – we wanted to make sure we had all our ducks in row.  So we decided to take a leave of absence for one year from our employers to make sure we [...]

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