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Five Ancient Principles for Building Massive Wealth

Whether you've known it or not, we've secretly been chatting about an ancient philosophy since The Hidden Green's first article.

It was followed by Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, Epictetus, and many other badass Greek and Roman leaders and scholars. 

And now, unknowingly, it's being followed by you. 

This ancient philosophy is called...

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How to Beat Your Cro Magnon-Like Cravings

Long, long ago a Cro Magnon man walked the earth. One day along his walk he stumbled upon a huge chunk of cooked mammoth meat.

As he looked up from eating he saw a group of wolves staring at him wanting the meat. An instinct triggered in his brain and he went head first back into the meat like a pig jumps into a pile of mush. 

This evolutionary trait that screams "I have to have it now!" inside us no longer help us in a world filled with abundance. 

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The Millennial Slave

Want to enslave a generation? Here let me tell you how. 

Offer people an amount of money every two weeks in exchange for help. Give them a portion of what you make.

Offer them the newest cars. Make it seem like they own them. You could even re-use that "contract" model. Call it something different though. A "lease." Oh, that sounds great!

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The Difference Between an Orgasm and a Workout

"What the hell does the difference between an orgasm and a workout have to do with making money?" You might think.

"Everything." I would say to you....

Here's some awesome ways to switch those pleasure purchases to that deeper, more fulfilling place of happiness. 

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How to Safely Hack Credit Card Rewards

You're going to come across a few large purchases every year. As long as you understand your lifestyle cost and know they fit within it, then you should go make them happen! 

But let's not be a consumer clown about it. Let's pull out some hidden green.

How can you take advantage of these larger purchases that come up within your life-style cost? 

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Enough, and Its Relation to Happiness

Make $1,000,000/yr, and live with a lifestyle cost of $950,000/yr? A 5% savings ratio. You will have to work 66 years till your investments will support your lifestyle.

Make $40,000/yr with a lifestyle cost of $15,000/yr? A 65% savings ratio. You only have 10 years of work ahead of you till you're financially free.

And yes, that $1,000,000/yr and 5% savings ratio situation? It actually happens. Mike Tyson had $400 million and went bankrupt, and so have other rich and famous people.

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How To Buy an Adventure Car for $900

As with all my purchasing, I went into a library-and-sweatpants, final's week like study mode.

The first question I asked was "What will I use the car for?" If I had the car I would use it for weekend surf trips or adventures to the Sierras.

The next question I asked was "What do I need in a car like that?" I needed a car with cargo space. I'm throwin' wetsuits, backpacks, surfboards in that sucker.

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How to Live Summers in Hawaii and Winters in Colorado

I'd love to create a life where I live by the seasons. Something like winter in mountains and summer near the ocean.

What would that look like? How possible is it? Cause shit, if I can live that way and continue on my path to financial freedom then, "See you later!" I'm out the door.

Could you image being $10,000 in debt and someone saying, "Want to have $300,000 in your bank account? Great. The only catch is you have to leave tomorrow. We will shred blue-bird powder in the winter and flow through warm water barrels in the summer for the next 12 years." I'd say Let's go!

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The Rule 752 and Why Everyone Should Know It

So now you know your current savings ratio, and you are in the process of boosting it.

In part, you are knocking 10, 20, or 30 years off your dependence on a job -- adding those years back to you in the form of utter freedom. Great!

Now, let’s uncover the hidden side of a few common occurrences...

If these four occurrences were you, and you made these changes -- we just added $190,860 to your wallet in 5 minutes!

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The One Number That Takes You to Financial Freedom

Check out the chart below... Find your savings ratio. Next to it you’ll see the years of work left until freedom, assuming you start with $0.

At this point you will be able to travel East Asia for however long you want. And when you come home there will be no deadline to find a job. Or at this point you will be able to snowboard Utah’s light pow till you drop in exhaustion on a Tuesday. And then go back out the next three days without constraint because it’s dumping.

You will be able to do this because at this point your money itself will be making enough income to cover your lifestyle cost (your spending). This is called financial freedom.

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