We’ve discussed what it takes to be in the top 1% in net worth by age. Unfortunately, the very definition of top 1% means that 99% of us won’t get there. But once we have a goal, we do infinitely better with our finances even if we don’t achieve our goals. Further, developing consistent motivation throughout our lives is a big part of Financial Samurai.
Living in a first world country is like going to Disney Land. We’ve got free water, clean air, a functioning government, an abundance of food to make us obese, Social Security and subsidized healthcare if we need it. With our massive head-start compared to billions of other people in the world, we have every opportunity to surge farther ahead. Yet we are constantly surrounded by people who take things for granted.
This post is about how to replicate a top one percent lifestyle while not being in the top one percent. Who doesn’t love a short cut, especially if it can lead to a better lifestyle?