Tonight we’re going to talk about the thin line between entitlement and opportunity. Do we all deserve to do what we love? Why does our generation expect to have everything our parents had the moment they graduate college?
When people ask “how much I need to retire comfortably”, most of the time they imagine traveling the world, staying in fancy hotels and golfing at the most luxurious resorts.
The question we’re asking is, are you willing to trade your freedom for that level of comfort?
Rather than save 1-5 million dollars for a “comfortable retirement” we are shooting for financial freedom. From there we can decide what truly makes us happy instead of trading the next 50 years for a a little luxury.
What does it mean to have your sh*t together? As an 18 year old in 2005, I bought a $200k dollar house with almost no money. Everyone thought I had it figured out. Unfortunately the housing bubble popped, and I was left with a climbing interest rate. I had to walk away.
Looking back it seems you don’t have to do much to get your act together and look successful. I did it the wrong way, but you can use that to your advantage!
We mention all the time that our frugality isn’t a sacrifice for us. That’s because we buy only the things we truly love and cut everything else out of the budget.
Here’s a list of a few things we spend money on and a few things we couldn’t care less about.
A lot of this video was inspired(ripped off) from one of my favorite bloggers Tynan. He has an article called Polarizing Purchases where he describes how he is able to travel and buy (specific) nice things without the need for a “job.”
We have lived our lives pretty much the same way, buying only the things that are truly important to us.