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HairyUpperLip

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Not Really Badassity Worthy....
« on: April 18, 2014, 07:08:36 AM »
Hello -

I apologize but this isn't really a badassity worthy post, but I can't really share this in real life with people but I wanted to express myself.....


I just wanted to share how my feelings have changed a lot since even discovering the path to FI. I haven't really decided to fully about ER, but we will see how much I feel like sitting in a cube once I achieve FI.

I've noticed that since becoming debt free and realizing I can work towards a better life just how much more relaxed I am in life. I know it's a possible thing to obtain... knowing it's tangible has really made me feel like a better person.

I'm so much calmer when driving. Living in a large metro city of course we have a crazy amount of aggressive drivers. They no longer bother me.

I've noticed I approach a lot of situations and things in my life with just a more relaxed attitude. I think this is going to help my continue to make better decisions.

I've recently started changing my stock portfolio from "wanna be day trader status" to dividend growth investing. I already feel way more relaxed watching the market. I don't even really seem bothered if my stock drops a few points and I don't become overly excited when I see an increase. Maybe this one doesn't sound enthusiastic but I view it as a positive thing. No point in stressing over every point.

I could keep rambling but it's basically the same theme over and over. Just very happy to share that I'm very happy to notice an overall improvement in personal self just having this knowledge I do now. I can't wait to really achieve my FI goals and truly enjoy this life.

Thanks for taking the time to read and I apologize if it's rambling/wrong section. Have a good day everyone.

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Re: Not Really Badassity Worthy....
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2014, 07:35:02 AM »
I've noticed that since becoming debt free and realizing I can work towards a better life just how much more relaxed I am in life. I know it's a possible thing to obtain... knowing it's tangible has really made me feel like a better person.


This is one of the best things about living the MMM lifestyle. You don't have the pressures of constant bill collectors hanging over your head, and your mind is free to enjoy life.

Welcome aboard.

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Re: Not Really Badassity Worthy....
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2014, 07:55:42 PM »
On the treadmill with no way out is a recipe for aggression or depressionů.
Having an escape plan makes me happy too :)

Peace out

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Re: Not Really Badassity Worthy....
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2014, 08:27:05 PM »
I have similar feelings about what I have learned here and what I am applying.

I am happier and more optimistic now that I have financial goals.  I never really had any financial goals before i found this website.  Sure, I put away 10-15% of my income before but now I am putting away 1/3 of my income and I will strive to increase that percentage.   I also got some tax advice and I am going to follow it - before MMM I just didn't think to look into things like this.

I am not wasting money now either.  For example, i received a Starbucks gift card about 2 weeks ago.  Before MMM, it would have already been spent. Now, I went and found out how much money was on it and have decided to save it to buy a few pumpkin spice lattes in the fall.  This latte is my favourite Starbucks drink.  This will be my Starbucks spending for the year!

When I get my tax refund, I am going to buy a bike and get my will done.  I will put the rest into my RRSP.  This is the kind of behaviour coming from being a part of this website - no more floundering around spending on whatever.

Thanks forum people!
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Re: Not Really Badassity Worthy....
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2014, 08:48:29 PM »
I think it's totally badass to feel more at peace with yourself and your situation. I'm much happier myself since I've been living more deliberately.

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Re: Not Really Badassity Worthy....
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2014, 06:27:11 AM »
Not only is the new attitude badass, it's the key to all your future badassity. Congratulations!

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Re: Not Really Badassity Worthy....
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2014, 06:34:29 AM »
HairyUpperLip, you are getting it going with no debts and dialing in on happiness, not spending.  It is amazing when we help ourselves to want less we want for less.  Good job!


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Re: Not Really Badassity Worthy....
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2014, 08:59:02 AM »
This is one of the best things about living the MMM lifestyle. You don't have the pressures of constant bill collectors hanging over your head, and your mind is free to enjoy life.

Welcome aboard.

Thank you sir. I appreciate it.


On the treadmill with no way out is a recipe for aggression or depressionů.
Having an escape plan makes me happy too :)

Peace out

Happy is Happy. :)

I have similar feelings about what I have learned here and what I am applying.

I am happier and more optimistic now that I have financial goals.  I never really had any financial goals before i found this website.  Sure, I put away 10-15% of my income before but now I am putting away 1/3 of my income and I will strive to increase that percentage.   I also got some tax advice and I am going to follow it - before MMM I just didn't think to look into things like this.

I am not wasting money now either.  For example, i received a Starbucks gift card about 2 weeks ago.  Before MMM, it would have already been spent. Now, I went and found out how much money was on it and have decided to save it to buy a few pumpkin spice lattes in the fall.  This latte is my favourite Starbucks drink.  This will be my Starbucks spending for the year!

When I get my tax refund, I am going to buy a bike and get my will done.  I will put the rest into my RRSP.  This is the kind of behaviour coming from being a part of this website - no more floundering around spending on whatever.

Thanks forum people!

Hey - good for you! I'm glad my post was an opportunity for you to "yell out" about it too! :) It really is a good thing. Keep it up. :)


I think it's totally badass to feel more at peace with yourself and your situation. I'm much happier myself since I've been living more deliberately.

Thanks - I appreciate the positive words and I do feel like a badass. :-P

Not only is the new attitude badass, it's the key to all your future badassity. Congratulations!

Thanks - I'm really excited to see how my networth and passive income will increase with time.

HairyUpperLip, you are getting it going with no debts and dialing in on happiness, not spending.  It is amazing when we help ourselves to want less we want for less.  Good job!



Thanks, I appreciate it. Definitely a good feeling and just enjoying my happiness.