Financial Planning for Lifestyle Design
Tim Ferriss’s book The Four Hour Workweek has sold well over a million copies. I’ve purchased two, and several friends have based on my recommendations. That’s over a million people who have some sort of dream of lifestyle design – taking mini retirements, working less, and removing the delay from delayed gratification.
What Ferriss preaches in his book would seem to fly in the face of conventional financial planning. After all, financial planners urge you to save as much as you can today so that when you hit retirement age, you’ll have enough to avoid being the bag lady eating cat food (to read about how you don’t win the finance war with the last bullet, you can subscribe to my newsletter). If you’re going to take mini-retirements, or if you’re going to buy that Bentley on a car payment, how in the world will you ever be able to retire?
The easiest answer is to throw caution to the wind and to just go for it. Hop on the plane, go to Thailand/Panama/Argentina/Wherever and figure it out. All you need is a backpack, a laptop, a passport, and a couple of months of savings, and if it doesn’t work out, then you can come back. There are some things you can do to improve your chances of succeeding and to still not mortgage your future for the sake of enjoying the present.
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Jason Hull is a Fort Worth fee only, hourly financial planner who serves clients in Fort Worth, TX and Dallas, TX as well as serving clients nationwide.
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