☀ Photo from our recent trip to Phuket Thailand ☀ As soon as the idea of leaving the corporate world to work for myself got stuck in my brain, I started saving a percentage of my income.  The last few years that I was working in my full-time marketing job, I was able to save 50%-60% and live off the rest.   At the time, I was working towards the goal of self-employment.  I wanted to aggressively stash away money, so I could turn this dream into a reality without the worry of being .