In this extremely wealthy country of ours, the chief barrier to wealth is often the information, or misinformation that gets stuck inside our own heads.
People with the right knowledge can develop the right habits, and these habits lead them to accumulate wealth very quickly. Meanwhile, the majority of people pick up incorrect financial ideas and bad habits, leading to permanent debt. But they mingle mostly with their own type, so the failure habits keep spreading.
Sometimes, to break out of the Herd Mediocrity Mindset, you just need to see an example to learn what is possible.
So with that in mind, let’s review an example of yet another allegedly completely impossible thing, that an MMM reader is doing every day.
Jeremy Stone, aka The Rock, engages in a rare – and yet incredibly profitable – activity, in a city that is legendary (in the public mind, anyway) for making this activity completely impossible.
The following tale is drawn from our past year of occasional email conversations.
The Lawyer Who Actually Bikes to Work.
Year-Round. In Houston.
Dear Mr. Money Mustache,
“I’m a lawyer and commute to downtown Houston every day regardless of weather (unless I