All posts tagged: inflated lifestyle

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 …