Author Topic: Investment in yourself - one for the number crunchers?  (Read 1726 times)

Barrtim

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Investment in yourself - one for the number crunchers?
« on: December 18, 2015, 05:39:04 PM »
Just wondering if anyone had tried to quantify - in any way - the 'value' of forgoing earnings/ employment opportunities in order to be somewhere or to organize your life so that you can focus, for a good period at least, heavily on just investing in your health and well-being. We have read enough about the extent to which health-care and, in particular, long-term health issues/care represent one of the biggest risks to any FIRE plan or SWR calculation.
Currently I am hanging out in a country and location that is not the optimal in terms of cost and Mustachian efficiency, but where I can just focus on exercise, good food, fresh air and sleep. I am fitter, 12kg lighter and generally chilled after 5 months of this...but just wondering how exactly I justify the additional expense of this and by-passing (as far as my business skill-set is concerned anyway) any opportunities for side-gigs etc.
Feels a) great and b) the right thing to do conceptually but how do I fit this into my model? Or am I worrying too much?

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Re: Investment in yourself - one for the number crunchers?
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2015, 06:03:44 PM »
IMO you are worrying too much.  What good will your wealth be if the process of obtaining it literally kills you?  Grats on the minus 12kg!
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Re: Investment in yourself - one for the number crunchers?
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2015, 11:37:54 PM »



The average annual health care costs for a person with a BMI of 19 was found to be $2,368; this grew to $4,880 for a person with a BMI of 45 or greater.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131216142222.htm


That was published in JAMA from a Duke med study. Below link is more accessible:


http://stateofobesity.org/healthcare-costs-obesity/

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Re: Investment in yourself - one for the number crunchers?
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2015, 06:04:54 AM »
^ Nice chart! Yea i agree. Investing in yourself is the first best thing you can do.
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