On a beautiful late spring afternoon, twenty-five years ago, two young brothers graduated from the same college. They were very much alike, these two young men. Both had been better than average students, both were personable and both – as young college graduates are – were filled with ambitious dreams for the future.
Recently, these men returned to their college for their 25th reunion.
They were still very much alike. Both were happily married. Both had three children. And both, it turned out, had gone to work for the same Midwestern manufacturing company. But there was a difference. One of the men was manager of a small department of that company working 60 hours a week, and, with 45,000 in consumer debt. The other had been retired since 37.
What Made The Difference
Have you ever wondered, as I have, what makes this kind of difference in people’s lives? It isn’t always a native intelligence or talent or dedication. It isn’t that one person wants success and the other doesn’t.
The difference lies in what each person knows and how he or she makes use of that knowledge.
You see while both men wanted success; how they measured their success was different. One wanted "nice things", a new car every so often, a bigger than average house, dinners out with the family. While the other valued his time. Being able to spend it with his family, going on camping trips, bike rides, family game nights, building memories.
And that's why I am writing this blog post for you, and people like you, about the New American Dream. For that is the whole purpose of this blog?; to give you the knowledge that you can use in your life.
A Blog like no other
You see, The New American Dream is a unique site. Unlike most alternative living sites that only talk about ways to save money. I also talk about ways to increase income.
I believe in the CEO model of personal finance, where in order to retire as fast as humanly possible, you have to increase revenue ( cash you bring home) and lower expenses ( your bills).We routinely focus our efforts on building a catalog of actionable tenets that you can put into place to better your life right now.
We all have one thing in common...
And that's limited time available to do all things we really want to do. Living in America has allowed us to live in a situation where we do not have to work full time 40+ years, if you don't want to. It just takes a commitment to live below your means.
An investment in your success
Visiting this site once or twice a week is an investment in your personal growth. While I can't promise you success will be instantly yours if you read my blog I can guarantee you that you will find my posts interesting, informative and maybe a little fun.
The Tale of Two Brothers
Reviewed by Johnny Johnson