Life 100 years ago
One hundred years ago most people worked 60 hours a week and there was one car for every 50 people. And then they came home to dark homes – many did not have electricity. And the first appliance just turned a hundred a few years ago.
There has been remarkable advancements in the past 100 years and you can use that to your advantage to save stacks of cash.
Freeze your standard of living
To save money with no effort, simply freeze your standard of living in time. Do you want a stainless steel fridge? Forget it – no one even had a refrigerator 100 years ago. Even better, the modern marvel of 50 years ago is now the economy version of today so your replacement cost is lower each time you need to replace an item.
Need that latest turbo, all wheel drive, leather interior badged car? No you don’t! You will be just fine with an economy car and still be better off than 49 out of 50 people 100 years ago.
So Many Horses!
Did you know the model T ford generated 20 horse power?
What amazing technology! 20 horses in one device! Wow!!!
The 2018 Ford Focus generates 160 horsepower and made the list of lowest cost cars! That is 8 times the power of the model T and 160 horses! That is plenty of zoom and more power than most farmers had 100 years ago. And it the Ford Focus of HorsePower Awesomeness can be owned new for a about $18000. And, amazingly, this is still costs less than the slower (inflation adjusted) Model T Ford price of $22,000. And you can often (but not always) save more money purchasing a used car!
The idea here to freeze your standard of living where it’s at now. No upgrades, just replacement items. You will be just fine keeping the things the same. You know this because you live exactly that way right now!
Add Even More Horsepower
In a pickle and want to save more money? Work 55 hours a week. 50 at work and doing your own chores around the house you currently outsource. You will save money and might get a raise.
By attempting to match your grandparents work ethic and freezing your standard of living your cash flow will almost immediately turn positive. I look forward to seeing you soon in the private school parking lot in your amazing horseless carriage. Zoom zoom.