Welcome to The 1000 Lives. I’m happy that you made your way here! The goal of this blog is to fill in those gaps that your parents, teachers, and traditional media have left in your money education. Instead of learning about 401(k)s, you were taught how to find the circumference of a circle. School taught you to name all the capitols of the 50 states, but not how to become a millionaire by 40. While knowing the circumference of a circle is surely high on your to-do list, and the ability to name the capital of South Dakota makes you a big hit at parties, I’ll see what I can do about the finance part.
We are made to believe that wealth is the purview of the elite. Teachers, policemen, and secretaries are all destined to be poor and destitute; while doctors, lawyers, and financial advisors are born to swim in an endless lake of money. However, you’ve been told a lie.
I’ve learned that everyone is capable of financial independence. At the same time, we are all capable of throwing in the towel, wasting all of our efforts on meaningless material pursuits. I’ve seen a small equipment repairman with a 7-digit net-worth. At the same time, I’ve seen families who pull in $500,000 a year have nothing to show for it. Throughout all of this, I have learned that the secret to financial success lies in two things: A wealth-building mentality and the implementation of the right monetary strategies. To put it more simply, it all comes down to Psychology and Tools. Those two things are all you need to build a net worth that will see you to early retirement, or a lasting legacy to leave to you family.
So here is the Blueprint for your financial success. These articles will set the stage for forming the right mentality, and give you the knowledge of wealth-building tools you need to take you to the next level.
A Wealth-Building Mentality
After you’ve read through these articles, catch up on some other posts on this blog, contribute your own experiences through comments, and share anything you found helpful with others. Put what you’ve have learned into practice here, and if you have any questions, always feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.