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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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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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Answer This: Why Not Now?

Chasing a number for the sake of reaching that number is the wrong way to achieve financial independence. 

The problem with that path is that you are living a means to an end. You are losing sight of improving your present self and situations. What happens when you hit the number is you only find that it didn't actually make you any happier -- it is just a number. 

The way I see now to view the journey to financial freedom is through a lens of "winning in increments."

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How to Use Each of Your Accounts with Steez

From The Wizard’s preparations, he knew three things: 1. He knew when his next resupply box would come. 2. He knew the amount of food he'd eat before reaching his next resupply box. And 3. He knew the amount of food the new resupply box would provide.

The same plays for you. Well, if you want to be a freedom wizard that is...

Now you -- the freedom wizard -- are set to walk the trail of financial freedom by knowing three things:

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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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