Have you heard of Mr. Money Mustache? Strange name, right? It is the alter ego of a gentleman in Colorado named Pete. At a young age, like while he was still in college, or maybe before, he realized he could make short-term decisions while he was young that would have life-long outcomes for him.
He did the simple math and figured out if he saved like crazy for the first 10 years of his career, he would be able to retire after those 10 years of working and saving. Hear more about the surprising - non financial - lessons I’ve learned from him at http://bexb.org/mmm/