Re: [ishmael_discussion] Your Money or Your Life
- On 3/31/03 7:52 AM, "MDD" <dylan1371@...> wrote:
> Anyone read this book? I feel like it goes hand inI used the methods in the book a few years ago to eliminate a large portion
> hand with Ishmael, as far as living simply goes and
> minimal negative impact on the environment.
of my debt. One of the more useful parts for me was the opportunity to
reflect upon my purchases whether I thought they were of good value, whether
those purchases fit my values or not and whether or not I would have made
that same purchase after I was financially independent.
For me FI was more like TI, Taker Independent, or just BC. While the book
is pitched at those who want to have enough money that work is optional, for
me I just wanted to move beyond civilization.
I am not exactly there yet, but the changes I made in my spending habits
made it possible for me to quit my regular job, and spend a couple of years
pursuing being a naturalist and tracker.
I have been in more of a financial bind of late, and I am considering
working through YMOYL again to see if I can make some further changes in my
Whether the book goes hand in hand with Ishmael, or minimal negative impact
or not, will depend upon your values. It is, however, something I have
found to be a useful tool in changing my life.