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RE: Could I live without money? Seeking inspiration from the moneyless men...

We seem to have some similar views on a lot of things. One of the reasons Aimee and I are moving towards a homesteading life style is to drastically reduce our need for money.

I always laugh at these financial planners that encourage people to cut out a few luxury items like coffee and eating out so they can save a couple hundred dollars a month. That isn't going to do jack when your mortgage is $2000 a month plus utilities and 2 car payments. Don't even get me started on food which seems to go up like 5% a year with shrinking package sizes to boot!

The only problem I find is that if you want to be really comfortable and use very little money you need to invest in a lot of infrastructure up front so that your needs will be met. I sort of look at this like any other investment, in that it returns an ROI, not in money but in money savings.

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It's a great strategy... oddly I think I'm so used to paying such a huge amount on my mortgage that I don't even regard food/ heating as that expensive. My initial strategy is just killing my mortgage...

Yeah that is a huge load to get off your back. Mortgage literally means "death pledge" so getting rid of it should be a priority.

YES! I wish more people knew this and gave it some thought.

The only problem I find is that if you want to be really comfortable and use very little money you need to invest in a lot of infrastructure up front so that your needs will be met. I sort of look at this like any other investment, in that it returns an ROI, not in money but in money savings.

This is so true. We try to spend every penny so that we can avoid spending it in the future. It's difficult when you rent and such, but we do what we can with what we have.

If the financial planners really helped people deal with the big things I wonder how long they would stay in business in general.