All posts tagged: inflated lifestyle

The Treasures I Found in My Mum’s House

In the past year, I’ve visited my parents’ house three times. Each visit included cleaning one of the bedrooms, which gradually had become storage for all the unwanted stuff we all have gathered over the years. Last year I found so many items of clothing that it made me cry just to think how hard I had to work to buy those things, only to …

Decreasing the Amount of Money, You Need to Be Happy

I believe that one of the biggest offenders on the journey to FI is an inflated lifestyle, which doesn’t give long-term happiness, adding instead to the number of financial obligations we have. Decreasing the amount of money we need to be happy, is a long-term lifestyle choice, not a quick fix that can make people feel better for an hour or two. In my 20’s I …

The Non-Essentials Can Inflate Your Living Expenses

Recently I’ve been thinking about the non-essential things that we buy but don’t really need; the possessions that don’t add much value to our daily life or to our level of happiness. Everyone will have a different list and definition of the non-essentials at different stages of their lives. When I was single, I used to spend a lot of money on going out, partying …