We asked the Google software engineer to share his best advice for making early retirement a reality.
1. Make a plan
"Get a plan together as soon as you can," he tells CNBC. "The sooner you have a plan, the sooner you'll see your contributions compounding into something meaningful and substantial."
"Getting a plan together" means deciding exactly when you want to retire or be financially independent, Brandon explains.
2. Maximize tax-advantaged accounts
Figure out which tax-advantaged accounts you have available to you and how much you can contribute to them.
Overall, Brandon says, "decreasing your spending is usually a lot easier and more effective than increasing your income." Plus, reining in your spending is something you can start doing right away. It's within your control.
And, while the ideal time to establish a plan for financial independence is when you first enter the workforce, he says, "the second best time is now."