Every person has a different idea of the perfect retirement. Some are happy to live off the grid where nobody speaks another language other than English and the best restaurant in town is the greasy spoon. Others are happy to live in a one bedroom or even a trailer to make ends meet. Heck, some are even willing to live in a region where the weather is horrendous for half the year because rent is so cheap.
If the first settlers over 300 years ago spent three months moving across the country for a better life, why not take a Greyhound bus and move in under a week? What if you don’t want your kids to grow up sheltered? What if you love the arts and all different types of food? What if you don’t want to just ride a bike, but drive an actual car with airbags? These are some questions that many readers and friends have posed to me over the years.
Financial Samurai is never going to be a frugality blog focused on saving money so you can live in the woods. Everybody knows you shouldn’t spend more than you make. Saving money is not rocket science. You just do it and there you go. What Financial Samurai is about is maximizing your income through real estate, the stock market, derivatives, P2P lending, risk-free investments, and entrepreneurship. Figuring out ways to make more money is infinitely more exciting than writing over and over again why you need to budget and save. Once you maximize income your options expand tremendously!