This blog is for outdoor loving millennials who want to become good with their money.
But there's a hidden mission behind what we teach you.
It has to do with the synergy between growing your stash and benefiting the environment.
It works something like this: I uncover the crazy amount of hidden green that's in common meaningless spending on bars, clothing, restaurants, car costs, etc. and you turn that into a stash of cash that gives you insane freedom to live more and more of the life you want.
A consumer clown will go out and buy a new 2017 Nissan Xterra. They'll take out a 10 year loan to purchase the $27,000 over powered wheel chair.
And when accounting for insurance, gas, vehicle value depreciation, and one-off mechanic fees the car ends up costing them $65,000 over 10 years! Flushed to a car and gas company.
While someone knowing the hidden green will get a 2008 Honda Fit for $5,500 in cash. They know it will get them from point A to point B just the same, and that it'll leave some powerful extra cash in their pocket rather than handing it over to some big company.
In 10 years they'll spend around $23,000 on all the car expenses.
If we take that $42,000 difference and put it in a trusty old index fund the greener ends up with $100,000 in 10 years. Just from a freaking car purchase!
That is getting close to a 50% reduction! And heck, it isn't even including all that went into making the brand new parts of the Xterra, while the parts for the Fit were just passed from consumer to consumer.
There’s common knowledge that the biggest problem facing today’s environmental crisis is over population.
But for some reason I’ve never been able to accept that statement.
Today I’ve figured out why: Blaming the core of our environmental crisis on simply too many people lacks hope.
The statement misses that the human species has a unique quality called, “conscious decision making.” The root problem of the environmental crisis is not over population. The root problem is unconscious consumption. And we can fix that.
Bringing consciousness to consumption won’t just make our lives more fun and fulfilling. It will also shift the movement of money from unnecessary, environmentally detrimental consumption back to your pocket for freedom.
And that’s the hidden mission of this blog: To save the world from self destruction by turning people's unneeded consumption into their freedom stashes. Hence, “The Hidden Green.”