Posts tagged happiness
The Awesomeness That Happens When You Focus on Money for Three Years

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.

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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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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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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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If Money Didn't Exist

If money didn't exist, what would you go do tomorrow? What would you do next week, next month...

"Tomorrow I am surfing, all day. A week from now I am hiking the Santa Barbara back country. One month from now I am surfing the long point breaks of Santa Barbara and sharing time with my best friends..."

You see locking yourself into monthly car payments, committing yourself to unlimited data plans, and giving in to the consumerism showcased on every billboard, magazine, and screen you see everyday takes time away from you surfing, relaxing with family, or sailing to the islands.

So to you I ask again, Why not now?

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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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