August, 2016 Archive

★ What is Your Ikigai?

“An ikigai is essentially ‘a reason to get up in the morning’. A reason to enjoy life. Having spent most of the last few years...

★ One Simple Question to Ask Before Any Purchase

“You know what you’ve been promised if you buy… but what if you don’t? How would your life improve if you said ‘no’?”...

★ What It Costs to Retire 10 Years Earlier

“I would say that for one to reach their goal of early retirement, they need to save about 15% more during the course of their career… It doesn’t really seem that difficult, does it?”...

★ The Nude Selfie of Personal Finance

“The ultimate nudist colony of net worth sharers can be found on the Rockstar Finance blogger net worth page. Bloggers from all walks of life, the fit and the financially flabby, fully expose their financial physiques to the world.”...

★ What It’s Like Living in a Million Dollar Home for 3 Weeks

“The truth is, despite all the flair, I still went to work every day. I still had chores to do. And the things that brought me the most happiness still involved spending time with people I cared about doing things I cared about.“...

★ A Physician’s Journey into Minimalism

“I have a job with unhealthy levels of work and a consumerist lifestyle which for too many years have made me dependent on that amount of excessive work. On July 13, 2016 I had an ‘a-ha’ moment, an awakening, and made a commitment to live a minimalist lifestyle.”...

★ How Growing Up Poor Made Me a Bad Ass

“By using the skills I developed from growing up – Creativity, Resilience, Adapability, Perseverance – or CRAP (I’m not good at making acronyms), I became a millionaire.”...

★ Goodbye FIRE, Hello FFLC!!!

“We don’t want to retire – we want a Fully Funded Lifestyle Change!”...

★ Money, Fame and Suicidal Ideation

“He had money. He had fame. He had won more Olympic medals than anyone, ever. He had no will to live.”...

★ An Uncommon Path to Freedom

“By switching to a new game … time becomes the only possession and everyone is equally rich in it by biological inheritance. Money, of course, is still needed to survive, but time is what you need to live.”...