Posts tagged freedom
Why Should You Care About Saving If You Could Die Tomorrow?

If you were going to die tomorrow you should spend your money however the hell you want. You want a one way ticket to the Las Vegas Billagio for an bat shit crazy night out with the boys? Hell yes, you go do it.

Shit, I'd say if you were going to die in one month you should spend your money however you want. Though as we get to the one month time frame I imagine we start to think a bit more about our life.

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You're In The Game Whether You Like It or Not

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: 

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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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Bridge Funds Will Make Your Money Journey Fun as Hell

The goal of early retirement is a 10 to 20 year journey.

Most people can see the end-reward of early retirement and its utter freedom. The sound of having a passive income stream cover your lifestyle cost sounds great. Obviously. But people hit a mental block when they think of acting on a 15 year goal.

So let's find a way to make early retirement happen in a digestible time frame.

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