Some food for thought this week….

Rich Man in the Car Paradox (Four Pillar Finance)

When you see someone driving a nice car, you rarely think, “Wow, the guy driving that car is cool.” Instead, you think, “Wow, if I had that car people would think I’m cool.” Subconscious or not, this is how people think.

The paradox of wealth is that people tend to want it to signal to others that they should be liked and admired. But in reality those other people bypass admiring you, not because they don’t think wealth is admirable, but because they use your wealth solely as a benchmark for their own desire to be liked and admired.

Why Would You Want to Retire Early? (The Minimalist Mom)

Early retirement isn’t just for lazy or unambitious people. I think some of us think of intentional early retirees like the Hugh Grant character in the …