The average 20 or 30 something keeps only the money they make between the hours of 4-5pm each workday. That's f—ing crazy.Read More
All too often we give in to Society telling us, "that's just how life is." What if we quit giving in?Read More
Learn how one girl landed the job of her dreams, and used it to see the world.Read More
There's a way to live out an awesome life. It has nothing to do with making $100k per year.Read More
Saving money isn't about giving up what you love — it's about going after it.Read More
It's the best investment vehicle in the world, and yes, it can even be used by a five-year-old.Read More
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...Read More
When I quit my job I knew I was going to be just fine. But as my life is, there is always a grandma, a friend's mom or a football watching uncle who—because they care—worry deeply about my decisions.
For me this time, that person was both my mom and dad.
They thought I was crazy. Taking their view, they were right. By society's standard I was the luckiest 26 year old on the planet. Why was I leaving?Read More
The last time we talked I told you I was going to take a leap of faith and try out something new. Well a lot has happened since then. I'm going to take these next few posts to get you back up to speed.
This post is about the biggest change that has come about. I quit my job! Here's how it went down.Read More
"I love sitting in traffic!" Said, No. One. Ever.
But the actions of our masses show us something CRAZILY different every morning. Yep, this "I love sitting in traffic" is what a massive amount of people act out twice a day, five days a week, for decades. Yes. Decades!Read More
We were heading to one of those inaugural grown up events, a bachelor party. Along the ride my good friend said something that stopped my mind in its tracks. He said,
"It's like look, whether you like it or not you're in the game. If you're lucky you get 18 years while someone moves you're pieces for you. But after that point, whether you like it or not, you're in the game."
I've been spinning my wheels on his words ever since. Here's what I've come up with:Read More
When you get hungry you shouldn't feel forced to spend $10 at a restaurant for food. When the weather quickly changes you shouldn't need to go buy a $30 sweater.
You've got to be ready to switch discomfort to comfort anytime its thrown your way. It's your daily challenge to be prepped and ready. Hungry? Boom. You pull out an energy bar. A ruckus happening when you want to sleep? Boom. You pull out your ear plugs.Read More
Going after financial freedom has little to do with finance really. What the pursuit is really about is personal freedom. The financial focus is simply a tool we use to unlock the personal freedom.
I've become super interested in Todd Tressider's blog as of late. Especially his take on happiness. Here's one of his quote's that just totally struck a cord with me this week.
"Suffering today in an effort to earn greater success and income for tomorrow so that I can relax and feel secure at some future date is insane. I can embrace the adventure that is my work. I do what I can each day without stress but with creativity and joy, and trust the results will be meaningful."Read More
So it's obvious this blog is about money.
But there's another part of the blog that might not be as obvious. It's that this blog is also written for the environment.
I have found the synergy between growing your stash and benefiting the environment absolutely amazing. Think about it from an example of purchasing a car.Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
"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.Read More
Ever know a friend who was in a horrible relationship? You knew it, they knew it, but when you spoke about it together she said, "I can't leave. It's been too long. I'm just too far in."
Wake up and dump that scumbag! Sunk Cost Fallacy bomb. BOOM!Read More
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.Read More
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."Read More