Presentation by Mr. Money Mustache
While Jim Collins will discuss how to make your money work efficiently for you, Mr. Money Mustache will show you how to get that money in the first place. The answer, of course, lies in spending less than you earn. But how can you do this without crimping your lifestyle and sacrificing happiness?
Contrary to pretty much everything you'll ever hear in our culture, it turns out that how much you spend is completely unrelated to how fulfilling your life is. The truth is you can choose to live on 75%, 50%, or even 25% of your income - almost any income - while getting happier at the same time. And in while you're at it, you just might end up increasing that income. This presentation aims to show you how, through real-world application of the principles of the Mr. Money Mustache financial blog, which has become a cult phenomenon among financial independence enthusiasts.
By developing ruggedness in all areas of life, and eliminating some of your dependence on using money to solve life's little problems, you can replace a constant desire for more, with a permanent feeling of "Enough". At this point, money will be like tap water - always there whenever you need it, but not a force that distorts your life through the constant need to acquire or spend more of it. Enthusiastically into the tactical and practical, and not just the philosophical, this presentation is being developed solely to help you improve your own life - so bring your most difficult questions.
MMM (aka Pete) is a 38-year-old former software engineer who retired from real work along with his wife at age 30, after a 10 year career earning normal salaries. By applying engineering principles to optimize earning, spending, and investing, he found financial independence was easy to reach. The surprising part was that everyone wasn't doing it, so he has devoted the past several years to teaching others how to set themselves free from voluntary money slavery.
His current loves are family life, carpentry, writing, and finance. With a bit of travel and adrenaline sports thrown in. Over the past seven years, he has built houses, invested in rental properties and stocks, started a few small businesses, and had a good long time to read some great books and think about life while learning about it through raising his own son. He maintains a loosely guarded secret identity on the Internet, but you'll
be on a first-name basis at the retreat.
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