​Order Early Exit Academy for Young Escape Artists

Are you ready to launch your journey to ​FINANCIAL FREEDOM? ​​If you’re serious about changing the way you think about your finances and you want to create a future in which you’re the boss of your money … and your time … then this program is for you.

(payment plan available)

​You’re Ready to Build Financial Freedom … and a New Way of Life.

The Early Exit Academy for Young Escape Artists is the only course you’ll ever need to go from living paycheck to paycheck to financial freedom. And we help you unlock your dream life … you know what dream life I’m talking about ….

…A life that doesn’t require you to get the boss’s permission to take a vacation … or worry about paying the rent if your paycheck arrives late … or suffocate behind an office desk for decades to come.

We help you design a life where YOU CAN CHOOSE what to do each and every day, because after all, money isn’t a barrier.

​You’re young and ambitious, and you already know that you want something more out of life. You want to …

  • ​Afford to do the things that you love the most
  • ​Escape the workforce early, and on your own terms
  • ​Create a meaningful life based on your values, not on what society tells you to do
  • ​Travel and soak in the culture while you’re still young and able

​And you know that feeling when …

  • ​Sunday evening rolls around and you are already dreading another long week of work ahead of you. You wonder whoever came up with the crazy idea of the five-day work week. You feel like you’re on a hamster wheel and you’re just dying to get off.
  • ​The rumor mill at the office is swirling as budget cuts and layoffs may be on the horizon. You begin to panic, wondering if your division – and your job - will be hit. You know you’re not in any shape to survive the loss of your job and it scares you to pieces
  • ​You open your credit card and student loan statements and fall into a depressive state. You’ll be grinding away for years (even decades) to pay off your debt at this pace. Why even bother?
  • ​A really neat opportunity or adventure pops up, giving you a peek through the door of possibilities. But then, the door closes as you realize that you just don’t have the time … or the money … to try your hand at dream-chasing. After all, you’re an adult now, with responsibilities and all.
  • ​The holidays are approaching and you’re bombarded with all the advertising and high expectations. You realize that you’ve been ruining your own finances to buy stuff for people who don’t need it to impress people you don’t care about. Suddenly, you realize that all the “stuff” around you is just a trap that forces you to work longer and harder.

​It feels like you’re caught living out society’s expectations – go to college, get a job, buy a house, build a family, and work into your 60s and beyond – while secretly wanting to run away from it all.

​What if you discovered you aren’t alone … that’s there’s a whole community of people who feel just like you?

You are not alone

​52% of Americans are unhappy at work

​A​lmost 80% of US workers live from paycheck to paycheck

​​The average American household carries over $137,000 in debt

​​Over 60% of workers say they are worried about losing their job

​Half of Americans say one of their top fears is "not having enough money for the future"

​Only you can take bold actions to set yourself free.

​It’s time to buy your freedom!

​The Academy will help you:

  • ​The freedom to travel the world on a moment's notice.
  • ​The freedom to quit your high-stress job and follow your dreams.
  • ​The freedom to choose how to spend each and every day.
  • ​The freedom to sleep peacefully without money worries.

​Instead of burying your dream life, you can imagine it AND build it. Bring an open mind, dreams, effort, and courage, and get ready to open the door of possibilities!

But there’s just one little problem…

​Well, maybe more than one. Like the size of your paycheck. The amount of your debt. The “stuff” you keep accumulating. (By the way, that’s all fixable!)

As wonderful as financial freedom sounds, learning HOW TO GET THERE requires a big learning curve, even more effort, plus discipline, and patience. Oh, the patience.

I’m going to be real with you: Building financial freedom is anything but easy. If you’ve already taken a hard look at your finances, you know the obstacles in front of you, and it can feel overwhelming and even scary…but oh so worth it.

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  • ​​REASON #2
  • ​​REASON #3

​There is a ton of information out there, and it’s very confusing. Even contradictory. One expert tells you to do one thing while another one says, “no way, do this.” Who are you supposed to believe? And do they have your best interest in mind, or are they just trying to recruit you into their pyramid scheme?

Well, I’ve been there, and I get it.

​I’m a smart, ambitious woman who ran out of luck in my early 30s. And when I finally landed on my feet, I owned nothing but debt. Now I’m on the backside, staring down at respectable net worth. But I traveled alone; I didn’t have the resources, or even a mentor, to help me along. And that’s why I created the Early Exit Academy: the only interactive online course with a built-in community that gives you a personalized route to financial freedom.

​So why ​sign up for a course on finances?

​Maybe you’ve signed up for some personal finance courses, only to be disappointed. I know I did. In fact, I never finished the courses - I just couldn’t ​face another talking-head video recording. So when I set out to design my course, I knew I wanted to create something unique…something on the FUN side. My goal is to make financial freedom accessible to anyone willing to put in the effort. And I want you to be EXCITED about the journey.

​Here’s a peek inside…

​Now on to the details…here’s what you get when you enroll.

5 Powerful Training Units + BONUS Session

Each unit is filled with videos, resources, and activities. You’ll learn how to take charge of your finances and build a life based on your values. Complete one unit to unlock the next.

​Downloadable Tools

Access tools and templates that will guide you in creating your very own personalized Early Exit plan. Each tool prompts you into taking powerful action steps that lead you toward freedom.

​Monthly “Explorer” Webinars

Participate in monthly webinars that include Q&A sessions, “how I did it” case studies, and special topics. Submit your questions and ideas and get expert feedback.

​Private Facebook Community

Check into your private FB community where you can ask questions and connect with others in the Academy. Here’s your opportunity to build friendships and find mentors.

​Lifetime Access

Never stop learning! Return to the Academy any time you like…plus, enjoy new content when it becomes available. And because you have lifetime access, you can learn at your own pace.

​Early Exit Academy Alumni Graduation Gift

Graduating from the Academy is a BIG DEAL! When you’ve made it through Freedom Kingdom, you’ll receive an online certificate for a free gift! Be proud to wear your Alumni swag!

​Here are the Power-Packed Learning Units

​There are five units in the course, plus a Bonus section. Expect to take at least one week to complete each unit. But remember, this course is self-paced, so take your time learning the material and completing the assignments. You can access the course as long as it exists, so return for updates and refreshers any time. Make it work for you!

Unit 1.

​Start your Journey

​You’ll begin your journey by unlocking the components of your Early Exit Action Plan - your roadmap to Freedom Kingdom. You’ll focus on your purpose and your dream life and take your first steps to financial freedom. We give you the tools to track your spending and calculate your net worth. By the end of this unit, you will have launched your journey to the life of your dreams.

You will discover how to:
  • ​Identify your true purpose in building a financially secure life
  • Tap into the power of an abundance mindset
  • ​Track your spending patterns by “wants” and “needs”
  • ​Calculate your net worth
​You will receive:
  • Action Plan - Unit 1​ ​
  • Mind Power Worksheet
  • ​​$1,000 & $500 Calendars
  • ​Wants versus Needs Tracker
  • ​Net Worth Spreadsheet

Unit ​2. 

​Create a Winning Lifestyle

​You’ll create winning money habits and ​use the science of behavioral finance to ​stay on track. By the end of this unit, you will have taken steps to keep your lifestyle in check, discovered how much money you need, drafted goals, and created a workable budget. Warning: POWER-PACKED unit that will launch your dream!

You will discover how to:
  • ​Create a new habit loop based on a different routine
  • ​Avoid lifestyle creep
  • ​Estimate your money needs
  • ​Set and create SMARTER goals
  • ​Create a budget and select the tools that work for you
​You will receive:
  • ​Action Plan - Unit 2
  • ​Habit Loop Builder & Habit Change Calendar
  • ​Money Tips Infographic
  • ​Lifestyle Planner & Rewards Calendar
  • ​Budget Worksheet
  • ​Budget Toolkit

Unit ​​3. 

​Climb out of Debt

​​​You will learn how to build your emergency savings fast so that you can focus on becoming debt-free as fast as possible. Improve your credit score and use the "Blizzard" method to get the best deal on paying back credit card debt. Learn about debt relief options and special considerations for student loans, mortgages, and medical debt. By the end of this unit, you will have goals and strategies to become debt-free.

You will discover how to:
  • ​Build your emergency fund quickly
  • ​Earn a better credit score
  • ​Pay off your debt fast 
  • ​Assess your options for debt relief
  • ​Pay off your student loans and mortgage
​You will receive:
  • ​Action Plan - Unit 3
  • ​Pay off my Debt Tool
  • ​Savings and Debt Tracker Coloring Pages
  • ​Credit Dispute Checklist
  • Leave Value Calculator

Unit ​​​4. 

​Grow the Gap

​You’ll take steps that will guarantee your path to financial freedom. Learn how to balance your lifestyle with your priorities by lowering expenses, and discover innovative strategies on growing your income. At the end of this unit, you will have unlocked the secret formula on how to grow your wealth.

You will discover how to:
  • ​Take steps to increase your salary
  • ​Explore and begin implementing side hustles
  • ​Lower the big 3 expenses
  • ​De​clutter and simplify
​You will receive:
  • ​Action Plan - Unit 4
  • ​Get a Raise Checklist
  • ​Side Hustle Navigator
  • ​Big ​3 Expense Slasher
  • ​Healthcare.gov Cost Estimator

Unit ​​​​5. 

​Jump Start your Dreams

​​Smartly handle your money by learning about short-term, mid-term, and long-range investment options. ​ Begin ​designing your dream life. Explore new identities, forge social connections, and engage in activities that bring you joy. At the end of this unit, you will have a sound investment strategy and a game plan for creating your new life.

You will discover how to:
  • ​Develop an investment strategy that best suits your needs
  • ​Protect your assets
  • ​Create a working model of your dream life
  • ​​Build resilience
​You will receive:
  • ​Action Plan - Unit 5
  • ​Investment Planner
  • ​Estate Planner
  • ​Build your Dream Life Workbook
  • Resilience Planner
  • ​Early Retirement Gauge


​Keep the Dream Alive

​​Explore the world of travel hacking and learn what it's like to be financially independent. The BONUS includes interviews and photo journals with successful early retirees.

You will discover how to:
  • ​Afford travel to exotic places
  • ​Avoid early retirement mistakes
​You will receive:
  • ​​Graduation gift!


Register for the course now and you will receive the following bonuses.

​BONUS 1: 30-Day Million Dollar Challenge eBook

​The 30-Day Million Dollar Challenge offers a day-by-day strategy that you can follow to craft a personalized PLAN that will help you build a net worth of $1,000,000. The Challenge includes advice from fifteen different bloggers who share their BEST advice, BIGGEST mistake, and FAVORITE blog post of all-time. You'll be treated to a variety of perspectives that just may lead to new ideas on how you can move forward today. Plus, you’ll get 15 reading recommendations to bolster your efforts!

​BONUS 2: Freedom in Your Fifties

​What happens when you ​lose your job in your mid-50s after an illustrious career? Read the very best of my Freedom in Your Fifties series in which I walk readers through my financial, emotional, and transformative journey after being tossed aside by company politics. The ebook covers my post-career experiences​, and includes information on how I built a net worth of $1 million – without any inheritance or lottery jackpots – and did it as a single mom.

​BONUS 3: Top 10 Blogs

​Financial freedom and early retirement are popular topics for bloggers, but where do you find the best information? And if you aren’t a software engineer, IT specialist, or hedge fund manager, you might be hard-pressed to find a blogger who “speaks to you.” I’ve compiled a top 10 list of bloggers who provide solid information, write well, and represent diverse perspectives. You’ll find a refreshing set of voices!

​BONUS ​4: ​Graduation Gift

​In recognition of your incredible effort, graduates will receive a congratulatory Early Exit Academy graduation hat. But the only way to unlock your gift is to complete the entire course. Once you do, you’ll be able to access an order form and send us your request for a nifty pink or black hat. Wear it proudly!


“If you keep thinking you’ll start ‘saving more’ but just never seem to get started, THIS is the course to get you started.”

Tracy P.S.

I’m thrilled that I found this course because it’s about so much more than just the money. It’s a holistic deep-dive into what I want my days and years to look like, and by giving me access to the most recent research with logical steps to follow it has given me more freedom, confidence, and empowerment than I could’ve imagined before embarking on this journey.

Michelle L.

How can I enroll?

The Academy doors are open! Just place your order and you'll get instant access to ​your course. And we'll add you to our private Facebook group so that you can introduce yourself and launch your journey today!

What you Get

Lifetime access to all units and materials in the Early Exit Academy

The ​4 Bonuses

Graduation Gift 
Graduates get to select an Early Exit Academy hat.


​​​Order the Early Exit Academy for Young Escape Artists

Are you ready to launch your journey to financial freedom? If you’re serious about changing the way you think about your finances and you want to create a future in which you’re the boss of your money … and your time … then this program is for you.

Or 6 monthly payments of $150.


​We want you to be completely satisfied with your experience at the Academy. If for any reason you are not thrilled with the content and the potential impact the course will have on your dreams of leaving the workplace early, we will refund 100% of the tuition within the first 21 days. No hoops! Just send us an email at info@earlyexitacademy.com

​The Early Exit Academy is a self-paced course and works best if you take your time working through each lesson and activity. Remember, you have lifetime access to the Academy, so there’s no need to rush through the course. Your best success will come from diligently completing all the activities and reviewing the material as often as you need. I can’t wait to guide you on your personal journey!

Once you add the appropriate Academy options above, you’ll be taken to our secure checkout. After your registration is complete, you’ll be sent an email receipt. You’ll also be sent an email on how to claim your free bonuses. Your login information will be sent to the email you provide during registration.

Go forth and prosper!


What ​results can I expect from the course?

​​​When you successfully complete this course, you will be in charge of your money - and your future. You'll put your newfound knowledge to work to:

  • Increase your net worth
  • Set your FREEDOM date - you determine WHEN to leave the workforce
  • ​Conquer debt - and stop worrying about money
  • ​Build your dream life

​​​What makes the Academy different from other personal finance courses?

​​​​The Academy offers a simplified and straightforward process that cuts through the confusion and complexity of finances. But more importantly, ​Dr. Brenda integrate the psychological, social, and financial steps that will help you build a joyful and rewarding life. It's about designing a new life - money is the tool. And ​our approach is very hands-on and personalized (no BS). The Academy provides the support, motivation, tools, and individualized approach that is lacking from your typical talking-head finance course.

​Why does the course cost so much?

​​​Here's a recent headline: "The dirty little secret of online learning: Students are bored and dropping out." How many times have you paid for an online course only to be incredibly disappointed? ​Dr. Brenda researched the personal finance course offerings and taken a few classes ​herself. Mind-numbing! The Academy is unlike anything you've seen before - and it's set up so that you will actually complete it. ​Dr. Brenda uses radically cool software, ​her expertise in instructional design, and ​behavioral psychology ​to make the courses interactive, engaging, and dare we say it, FUN!​ We believe ​the Academy is one of the best investments you will ever make, because YOU WILL SEE RESULTS! 

Plus, ​we're into sharing the wealth. You can actually share in the profits by joining our Affiliate Program. When you sign up for the program, you'll get a unique link that you can share with others, and when someone ​enrolls in the Academy through your link, you get 30% of the sales price. Not a bad deal, right?

Will I have immediate access to the course and private Facebook community?

​Yes, you will have instant access to the course. Then we will invite you to our private Facebook community.

How long will it take me to complete the course?

The course has five units plus a bonus section. Plan to spend at least one week per unit. Because the course is self-paced, you can go as fast or as slow as you like. However, the only way to unlock the next unit is to collect coins by completing ​activities. And once you've completed a unit, you can return to it any time you like. Wealth-building is a marathon, not a sprint.

What’s included in each ​unit?

Each unit includes interactive lessons taught by Dr. Brenda, instructional videos, a reflection activity, links to top-notch resources, fun interactive ​exercises, and downloads that will lead to ​your very own individualized action plan - a plan that reflects your circumstances, priorities, and values. ​Plus, each unit includes Facebook sharing activities that will keep you connected to your Academy friends through our private group. And did we mention that the course is beautifully designed, even eye-popping?

What type of technology do I need for the course?

You’ll need internet access and basic knowledge of how to download and print/save files. Many of the resources are in PDF so if you don’t already have Adobe Acrobat, you’ll be prompted to download it.

Do I have to have a Facebook account to join the Facebook community?

​Yes. We take your privacy seriously, so we set up a SECRET group, which means that only Academy students can access the group and view the information. ​

 Should I get my family and friends to ​enroll?

If you know someone who would benefit from the Early Exit Academy, by all means invite them! You will be traveling “against the tide” as you strive toward financial freedom, and it can help if you have a partner in crime so that you can encourage one another. Keep your eyes on the prize!

 Does the course include specific financial advice, like what investments to pursue?

Dr. Brenda is not a financial advisor so she can’t give you specific advice. However, she will talk about the importance of low-fee index funds; give you suggestions on the types of accounts to use for short, medium, and long-term goals; and offer an investment planner that takes into account your timeline - and your hopes for leaving the workforce before the traditional retirement age.

 Will I get one-on-one advice from Brenda?

​​If there is a demand, Dr. Brenda may add limited-seating Jump Start Workshops at a later date, which will include more personalized advice.

 I can’t attend the “Explorer” webinars. Will they be recorded so that I can access them later?

Yes. The webinars will be recorded and as soon as they are available, ​we will post a notice to the private FB community. Remember, you can always submit your questions and suggestions in advance so that we can cover it in a webinar, whether you are attending or not.

​How do I get my graduation cap?

​​We're glad that you're already thinking ​about graduation! The Bonus session includes ​an online order form. ​We can't wait to see you walking around in your Early Exit Academy hat!

What if I have questions while I’m going through the course?

If you have a question, just send an email to info@earlyexitacademy.com. Dr. Brenda or a member of her team will respond as quickly as possible.