Recommended Book: Die With Zero
The first completed book of 2023 is Die With Zero by Bill Perkins (@bp22).
I heard about this book a couple of years ago, but I thought it was a “fuck the kids and spend it all” kind of book. I was very wrong.
Instead, the book focuses on the following:
- Understand how much money you need for the rest of your life and adjust your work habits based on this (slow down when you have enough, find more meaningful work, etc.)
- Do your best to have amazing experiences sooner than later. We often push things off for the future, but as you age (and your loved ones as well), your ability to enjoy those experiences in a meaningful way diminishes
- Don’t wait until you die to give money to your children, charities, etc. Like you, a $1 today is far more valuable than a $1 tomorrow.
The audio version of the book takes about 4 hours (I think) on 1.2x speed and is worth a listen.
Quick Tip: This All the Hacks interview made me reconsider reading/listening to the book.