This article was first posted March 1, 2015.
Don't want to spend a decade or two saving $1 million or more so that you can retire early? If you can organize and negotiate yourself into a 4-Hour Workweek, maybe employment becomes tolerable.
Princeton grad Timothy Ferriss shows you how he did it in his book The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich. The key element of his plan appears to be finding a mail order business that generates a $40,000/month income while demanding little of your time. A stretch for most I imagine. Also, if you had such a business, it would surely attract able competitors also seeking the same "4-hour workweek". That should reduce your income.
Like Robert Kiyosaki's Rich Dad, Poor Dad more than a few business and financial experts question the numbers behind Ferriss's prescription. Yet, many more people find the book motivating and inspirational. You can check out the first 50 pages of the book for free at Ferriss' website, click here.
The 4-Hour Workweek offers an interesting perspective on employment. The free 50 page excerpt from the book is worth a look.