I decided it would be a good idea to drop the same info I've posted to the Roosh V forum here, in case that forum gets shut down or whatever. I'll break it up so it doesn't end up being one long blog post. Here's the intro:
Inspired by Buddha's Budapest Relocation Journal ( http://www.rooshvforum.com/thread-40423.html
), and also as a way to contribute back to a group that has given me so
much, I'm laying out the path I've taken, and plan to take, to relocate
to Poland. Some details, such as the place in Poland I'm considering,
will be omitted though, due to the possibility of haters lurking on
About me: average height, fit (but not jacked), Asian (though Mexicans
here in the US think I'm Mexican), early 30s. Similar story to Buddha:
blue-pill liberal with an overpriced education working at Fortune 500s
who transitioned into the red-pill, starting around three years ago,
after two years of blue-pill dating frustration.
Okay, here's where I (hopefully) start adding value (got corporate-speak?).
Part 1: $
I've become location-independent through the boring and slow way - by
saving and investing - ever since I started working. Not everyone can do
this, nor will everyone want to do this - but if you, for whatever
reason, are better suited to a plan simpler (but slower) than, say,
starting an on-line business - then you might be able to shamelessly
copy what I'm doing.
The key and main difference between my saving and investing and typical
saving and investing can be summed up as: the Mr. Money Mustache method.
He and others like him have been mentioned on the forum before, but not
in great detail, so I'll sum up the method here (the real value-add).
In the first part, his path to retirement is to save 25 times your
annual spending, and invest it in low-cost funds that track the S&P
500 and its ex-US equivalent. So, for a monthly budget of $1,500 (what
Roosh and others mention is needed for Eastern Europe), you need to save
and invest $450,000 ($1,500 x 12 x 25). Once that number is reached,
you can live off the returns (so no transition to bonds, unlike typical
retirements - he has a post detailing the math about how this is
actually quite safe).
Now hopefully $450,000 is a big number for you (unless you're reading
this just for fun), but the second, more important, and hopefully
uplifting part of the Mr. Money Mustache method, is also the simplest,
but the toughest: cut your spending (it's probably harder to increase
your earning to the same effect). Just like actually lifting heavy-ass
weights for bodybuilding, this is the part about early retirement where
the work is done and the quitters quit (sometimes rightfully so).
You'll have to be the judge as to which spending gets cut and which
spending is necessary for your short and long-term Game, but start with
the big ticket items and move down (in an extreme example, if you're in
Poosy Hell where an awesome but expensive pad is useless because there
are literally no girls around [Bakken oil field maybe?], you'll have to
ask yourself if the awesome pad is worth it).
Be merciless with useless costs though - for example, I drive a boring
car that's 10+ years old because it's cheap and my dates never see it
(due to my location). In contrast, my typical outfit costs $300, since
girls see that (but I only have a few items, and I bought specific
styles and colors for multi-season mixing, matching, and long-term
Google Mr. Money Mustache before asking any questions about his method -
I only meant to summarize, not copy/paste his blog, which he's been
writing for several years, with a post coming out about each week.
I'll add more plan parts (such as why I'm considering Poland) later.