Wrapping up the prosperity game

I’m going to wrap up the prosperity game now at two weeks. I’m simply getting too uncomfortable doing it.

I do think it had the desired effect, which was to raise my expectation and “set-point” level with money, so it was worth it. If I do it again, I think I’ll do it not . . . → Read More: Wrapping up the prosperity game

Prosperity Game – Day 13

On the last day of the second week of the Prosperity Game. I’m almost halfway done, and I definitely feeling stretched. I’m being forced to think bigger about money than I ever have before.

Day 13 – $20,000

Depositing $20,000 into the First Dream Bank, I think I’ll finish out my contractor’s trifecta and . . . → Read More: Prosperity Game – Day 13

Prosperity Game – Day 12

On the 12th day of Prosperity, I’m having to get really creative to spend all that money.

What a happy problem, to have to stretch to think of good uses for the abundance.

Day 12 – $18,000

With contractors swarming on my house from my previous expenditures, I’ll continue the theme and pay good . . . → Read More: Prosperity Game – Day 12

Prosperity Game – Day 11

Still out of my normal comfort zone with money here. Today I need to spend $16,000.

By the way, I am on vacation, so the daily game posts may not match up exactly with real-time. I’m just going to play one day each time I have a moment to post, and an internet signal . . . → Read More: Prosperity Game – Day 11

Prosperity Game – Day 10

On today’s Prosperity Game, I’m going to have to begin to break out of my normal world a bit.

I’ve just never priced things at this level, even though they are things I’ve wanted for ages. So, I’m going to have to do ballpark expenditures. It is actually quite fun to estimate what I . . . → Read More: Prosperity Game – Day 10

Prosperity Game – Day 9

I’m breaking the rules with today’s Prosperity Game!

I know I said I wouldn’t think about debt in the game, only things that would "make my heart sing." But … it would make my heart sing to pay off the rest of my consumer debt.

Day 9, $12,000

Depositing $12,000 into the First . . . → Read More: Prosperity Game – Day 9

Prosperity Game – Day 8

In the second week of the Prosperity game, I’m jumping up the daily deposit to start at $10,000. This will be an interesting challenge to spend fruitfully!

Day 8, $10,000

Starting at $0 from last week, the First Bank of the Dream now has $10,000 newly deposited into my account.

Daily spend:

$7,900 – . . . → Read More: Prosperity Game – Day 8

Prosperity Game – Day 7

Continuing the fun of playing the Prosperity Game, I am finally reaching some serious money. I’m definitely out of my accustomed "level" where I’ve become used to living with money.

Discussing the game with my wife at lunch today, she asked "What’s the point of thinking about these things? It would just make me . . . → Read More: Prosperity Game – Day 7

Prosperity Game – day 6

I’m not even a quarter done with the Prosperity Game and I’ve already learned so much. It may sound like a silly, consumerist indulgence, but it is much more full of teaching than that.

Day 6, $6000

Depositing $6000 into the First Dream Bank, Portland Branch.

Daily spend:

$2500 – Round-trip tickets to San . . . → Read More: Prosperity Game – day 6

Prosperity Game – Day 5

Continuing with the Prosperity Game, it is getting both more difficult and more interesting for me. . . . → Read More: Prosperity Game – Day 5