More impressive saving money… or more impressive getting more bang for the buck.
- RICOH GR III: The performance for the price is phenomenal ($899)
- iPad: Essentially a computer for only $330!!
- Google Pixel 3 A: A brand new smartphone for only $399!
- Buying cars, electronics, or anything digital used or refurbished. Massive savings on anything 1-3+ older (consider buying a refurbished iPhone or MacBook Pro for maximal savings, or even a used Tesla).
Or with lifestyle:
- Starbucks cold brew coffee (no water, no ice). Essentially feels like 10 shots of espresso in a small cup. I often only drink 1/8-1-4th the cup, and save it for the next morning or day. Cold brew as a superior “bang for the buck” even when compared to drip coffee or espresso.
- Shark shoes (water shoes): For $15, they’re the ultimate walking shoes and powerlifting shoes. The ultimate minimalist shoe, but FAR cheaper than the Vibram 5 fingers.
- Black merino wool leggings, shirt: Hyper lightweight, warm, and you can wear them everyday.
- Intermittent fasting during the day (no need to waste money or time on cooking breakfast or paying for lunch). Eating a massive dinner at home with crock potting pork (often less than $1.50 a pound), or cooking up eggs (a dozen for less than $1.50).
Bang for the buck as more fun, challenging, hunting, interesting.
My definition of economics is:
How to achieve more with less.
So for life, trying to figure out how to get more value from something with less money.
Therefore our simple goal:
Trying to discover new hacks to maximize living life, with minimizing cost and hassle!