Based on over 2,100 votes, $5M is the #1 vote-getter to feel financially free. I personally chose $10M because $10M is what’s necessary to generate $250,000 in risk-free income based on today’s interest rates. Somewhere between $5M – $10M seems reasonable, depending on where you live.
The interesting thing I’ve discovered once you obtain F You money is that it’s still extremely difficult to tell others to F Off! Everybody fantasizes about telling someone who wronged them in the past to go screw themselves, but once you get to this level of wealth it’s more common to turn apathetic than belligerent. Society has an incredible way of keeping people in check.
I’ve been tempted to tell annoying strangers who judge me online while providing no value to the conversation to F Off, but instead, I always defer to a more inquisitive response. Using their perspective, I can often write a new comment commentary post with a new theme to keep the party going!