One of the side effects of reading a personal finance site is that you might end up getting a lot of anxiety, or FOMO, as the younger generation likes to call it. You read how much some folks are saving, how much they are making, and how early they’ve retired and fear you’re not doing enough!
It’s kind of like the advice from the sunscreen song, “Don’t read beauty magazines, they’ll only make you feel ugly.”
Well, I’d love for you to keep reading Financial Samurai, and I’d hate for you to feel bad for not doing enough with your finances. It’s part of the reason why I’ve got a specific category on Motivation to help encourage people to keep going. Just spending time reading a personal finance site is more than 98.5% of the population out there!
I was going to write a more empathetic article about how I understand it’s tough to get ahead. To not worry if you can’t max out your 401k because you’re unwilling to live more frugally. Or to just relax if you’re unwilling to work more than 40 hours a week to supercharge your wealth because life is meant to be enjoyed. Working on side hustles is hard!
But after going through a first draft of this article, I’ve changed my mind. Because we live in a first world country, I don’t understand why we complain so much.