Cut the crap: Own fewer things and nicer things

I have a lot of t-shirts. If I had to estimate how many, I would guess one million. I think it’s because I like t-shirts. They’re comfortable, they look good on me, and one of the perks of living in San Diego is that they’re socially acceptable to wear 365 days per year.‎

But I hate most of my t-shirts. They were freebies from a long time ago, or they don’t quite fit right, or I don’t like the design, or who knows what. But I do like maybe 7 of my t-shirts. And so I was thinking… why do I even bother keeping the other 999,993 t-shirts? All they do is take up space and bring down the average t-shirt value in my closet. If I dump the crappy ones and keep the good ones, it’s not really losing t-shirts, it’s increasing my AVERAGE T-SHIRT VALUE. Like culling the herd. Only the strong survive, who will procreate to make even better t-shirts. Well maybe that part of the analogy doesn’t work here, but the average value increasing is just straight up good math.‎

So when you’re looking at all your junk around the house, think about culling the herd. One of my mantras is “fewer things and nicer things”. I’d rather have just 3 star emojis than 3 star emojis AND 4 poop emojis. I don’t need those poop emojis defiling my star emojis!‎

As always, reminding you to build wealth by following the two PFC rules: 1.) Live below your means and 2.) Invest early and often.‎

-Jeremy‎

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Hi, I’m Jeremy! I retired at 36 and currently have a net worth of over $4 million. 

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