The following article is a joint publication from Aris Marousas and Yichen Wang.
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Aris: Recently, I came across the above video and decided to forward it to some friends. I did this not because I believed or agreed with the points being raised, but because of how they were presented.
We work hard to earn a living. There’s always bills to pay and savings accounts to nurture. But at the same time, it’s also important to (responsibly) spend in order to enjoy the time we have on this precious earth. In general, there are two ways to increase net worth:
Perusing deal sites is one of my hobbies
There’s an active community of like-minded cheapasses to help you along, and you become aware of new products and services. Even as a kid, I was a bargain hunter, and the older, experienced me has now turned this into a skill/game. Because of that, I have a good sense of when to buy something, where to buy it, and how to distinguish a fake deal vs the real deal. This makes me a good shopping companion if you’re trying to curb unnecessary spending, though I’ll probably guess too low if I’m ever on the Price is Right.
I’m Yichen, one of the first official authors/contributors on the Motley Experience, and a friend of Ari, the creator of this blog