My good friends over at Daily Trade Alert asked me to put together a multi-part series on how I retired at such an early age on a fairly modest day-job salary. So I pulled back the curtain on my entire journey, discussing the ups and downs, the saving, the investing, the hard work, and the rewards. I hope it leaves you with lasting inspiration.
This is the second article. I’m including a snippet, and then you’ll see the jump to the article. Enjoy!
They say you need money to make money. Can’t invest money you don’t have.
I used to spend money willy-nilly, much like most people do.
I spent without thought, conviction, or purpose.
In many ways, I was just following the herd. I was spending like everyone else does because I thought that was the right way to live.
And that’s really the crux of a lot of issues we have in society in general, but it’s also an impediment to being able to retire extremely early in life.
People often spend too much money, and they do so because they think it’ll make them happier.
They have this notion not because of any actual research paper or study that tells them this is so but rather because everyone else is doing it.
If seemingly everyone is living a certain way, that must be the only way to live.
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