Let me guess. You want to pursue your passion and live your dream. You want to head out to travel the world or go back to university or open your own business. You want to look back on your life someday and say, “I lived life on my own terms!”
But you don’t have the cash.
Cold, hard cash can be hard to come by and, sometimes, the money aspect truly is what is keeping people from living their dreams. Our friends Warren and Betsy Talbot over at Married with Luggage have come to the rescue.
Warren and Betsy recently released their book Dream | Save | Do A No-Nonsense, Step-by-Step Blueprint for Amassing the Cash You Need to Live Your Dream. It’s awesome. Truly, it is.
In the book, they cover all the bases and walk you through, step by itty-bitty step, exactly what you will need to do to save the money you’ll need to live your dream. What you do with this information is up to you.
Warren and Betsy will help you:
- Automate your savings to bypass willpower issues (hey, why test it if you don’t have to?)
- Create some homemade porn to keep you motivated (but not the kind you think!)
- Build your first crappy budget and then make it into a great one.
- Combat peer pressure and possibly even make people jealous of your new thrifty lifestyle.
- Live large on a small entertainment budget.
Here are just a few tidbits of wisdom they’ll give you:
It doesn’t matter that you don’t know how something will turn out or exactly how you’re going to do it. It doesn’t matter that you don’t know all the answers (who does, by the way?) What matters is that you take the first step, begin action immediately, and continue taking action every day until you reach your dream.
Regular people might call this a savings account, but we have dubbed it The Vault for a very simple reason. Once your money goes in, it does not come out until you reach your goal. It is out of your reach. Picture your guard dog standing at attention in front of The Vault door, protecting you from yourself. Yep, he’s guarding your travel money now. Are you getting the idea?
Focusing on that big number is just going to freak you out. If it doesn’t freak you out, it’s going to seem so unattainable that it won’t feel real. And if it doesn’t feel real, it won’t be long before you’re veering off The Roadmap altogether, your goal banished to dream purgatory to finish out its life among the discarded treadmills and gym memberships. We don’t want that to happen.
As they say, as with most things in life, the outcome is entirely up to you.