Monday’s post here – tomorrow we will start using the data you’ve prepared.
Before we get into the analysis, let’s discuss the game.
My game is NOT won by building income, assets and spending.
Something I hope to teach my kids about money:
Any choice made to appear rich has an underlying effect of reducing family wealth.
My game => increase discretionary time while getting the net burn to zero.
I’m willing to wager you will not feel free, or serene, until you get close to that point.
“That point” being where you can sit back and not care about the ups and downs of the world. Being able to sit with equanimity will improve your thinking, and your relationships.
It’s going to take a while to get there. Here’s something I wrote in 2016 about the process.
I hope you read the link – I chipped away for 31 years and am a better man, on a smaller balance sheet.
The main thing to remember is each time you get an attractive opportunity to lock in a piece of your core cost of living, take it.
Pay yourself in time.
Philosophy of Status
Don’t think I have transcended my human drive to compete for status.
What I’ve done is (try to) channel it away from external approval, virtue signaling and consumption.
Needing a place to allocate this drive, it goes into my writing, marriage, quality of thought and daily actions. For a long time, my drive went into my sport.
Redirection is a whole lot easier than transcendance.