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So my 9 year old is watch this blogger go across America with starting with a penny. He usually finds a pen and sells it for a dollar. Then usually gets water bottles for 5 dollars and sells them for $2 a piece and then he is up and running with other things until he can buy a plane ticket for a bus fare. 
 

I’m pretty sure someone with some balls and half a brain could become millionaire within 5 years. By doing things he does and some coaching by me and or other millionaires on here or somewhere else. 
 

If and when my wife divorces me I’m going to put away my portion of money and go to a town of 75k and see how fast I can go from no job and one penny to a millionaire. I’d blog the whole thing and stream it to the MWCboard for a fee. I’m guessing 3 years. Except I’m a lazy shit now who hires everything out so maybe 5 years. 

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Honestly sounds like a waste of time to me. The point of making money is also spending it along the way. Why waste 3-5 years of your life trying to make another million dollars if you could be spending the million you already have seeing the world, going on adventures, and living your best life?

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A penny to air fare? That is small time compared to something done years ago.

In 2005 a Canadian blogger started with a red paperclip and bartered his way up to owning a house. Corbin Bernsen and Alice Cooper were part of a couple of the trades.

http://oneredpaperclip.blogspot.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_red_paperclip

He later wrote a book about the trades.

https://www.amazon.com/One-Red-Paperclip-Ordinary-Achieved/dp/0307353168

This is the blogger's Ted Talk about the experience.

 

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On 8/13/2022 at 7:29 AM, Stealthlobo said:

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Honestly sounds like a waste of time to me. The point of making money is also spending it along the way. Why waste 3-5 years of your life trying to make another million dollars if you could be spending the million you already have seeing the world, going on adventures, and living your best life?

 

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On 8/13/2022 at 7:07 AM, robe said:

So my 9 year old is watch this blogger go across America with starting with a penny. He usually finds a pen and sells it for a dollar. Then usually gets water bottles for 5 dollars and sells them for $2 a piece and then he is up and running with other things until he can buy a plane ticket for a bus fare. 
 

I’m pretty sure someone with some balls and half a brain could become millionaire within 5 years. By doing things he does and some coaching by me and or other millionaires on here or somewhere else. 
 

If and when my wife divorces me I’m going to put away my portion of money and go to a town of 75k and see how fast I can go from no job and one penny to a millionaire. I’d blog the whole thing and stream it to the MWCboard for a fee. I’m guessing 3 years. Except I’m a lazy shit now who hires everything out so maybe 5 years. 

Dude, you sound like my mother. “Save, save, save for the future.....always pay cash and never pay a penny of interest on anything other than a mortgage.”

Life is a journey, enjoy it with moderation. Trading tough times when you’re younger for easier funner times when you’re older is a bad business model IMHO. 

1. You could die tomorrow, that would make you look silly. There’s no guarantee of a tomorrow.

2. When you get older, your health might be bad and you can’t enjoy the money you saved. “WTF was I thinking. I should’ve enjoyed all my younger years to the fullest”.

3. The standard of living could continue to increase and life in the future could be just as good as it is now for less money (adjusted for inflation). Or we could have an apocalyptic event in the world, and your $3 million in cash might come in handy as a nice supply of paper to wipe your butt with, but that’s about it. 

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