Why I want one million dollars
I'd love to say that as soon as I get it I'll rush out and buy ferarris and yachts. But I won't. There is something I want more. My freedom.
At the moment I have to work to ensure I have enough money for food, etc. This work places a big commitment on my time. I, like most people, lose about 8 hours per day to work. During this time I'm not free to do as I please. And during this time I'm making money for other people and only managing to skim of a small fraction of the value I produce for myself. While I can put up with this kind of life, I don't want to.
My plan is to achieve financial independence. Basically I wish to own enough money to be able to live comfortably off the interest alone. I don't expect to make so much money that I can go out spending lavishly on whatever I want. But that's okay. I just want enough to be able to live, pursue my interests and do a reasonable amount of travelling.
So how much money do I need to have before I can achieve this. Taking into account inflation, I think one million will serve that goal if I earn it within the next 30 years. Anything after that and I'll probably need more. Even towards the end of those 30 years it will only be enough to just get by on, but I'll probably retire on it anyway. The sooner I earn it, the better the lifestyle I will have once I am free.
I'll discuss all of this in more detail later, but for now just know that I plan to take control over my life and getting a million dollars quickly is a big part of that plan.
The Burning Question
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