For True Freedom, Learn to Deal With Uncertainty

Almost 10 years ago, I knew a guy on a financial rocket ship. He had a great house, a successful business and a solid income.

But then things changed. With the benefit of hindsight, it was clear he bought a little too much house and spent a little too much money. At the beginning, he was rewarded for buying the house. Its value went up a lot in a short time. For context, imagine Florida, Arizona or Las Vegas in 2006-7. Houses were selling even before hitting the official market and for way more than the asking price.

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