For most of our adult lives, we are given the impression that we need to build up a large stash of assets so that we can attain financial security in the future.
But, while this advice is partially on par, the reality is that many people who have a massive amount of assets are actually some of the most unhappy, and stressed out, individuals on the planet.
Take, for instance, anyone who held a large portfolio of real estate during the most recent recession. I can tell you with 100% certainty, these folks were not very happy – nor were they quite as financially prepared for the future as they originally thought. Rather, they spent a majority of their time just trying to get back to square one.