5 Things You Need to Know Before Quitting Your Job
—Melody DiCroce, 41, St. Petersburg, Florida
"I sold almost all my possessions and lived for free in a dorm at the University of Mississippi, where I wrote most of my first book."
—Suzanne Kingsbury, 47, Guilford, Connecticut
"After not taking a vacation for five years, I cashed out my vacation and comp days and never went back. Now I run my own PR agency."
—Amy Prenner, 44, Los Angeles
Farnoosh Torabi is a personal finance expert, the author of When She Makes More, and the host of CNBC's Follow the Leader and the award-winning podcast So Money.
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