While it’s true that many people want to be rich, it’s also true that the modern world offers way more opportunities for people to live life to the full, even if their bank accounts are running on empty. People with limited means can still enjoy the finer things in life that make life more satisfying. Here’s how to live life to the full and hardly spend any money in the process.
Buy The Hottest Cars From Last Decade
To be a high roller, you’ve got to have a great car. But there’s just one problem: they’re expensive. For instance, if you want a brand new Tesla Model S, you’ll be paying at least £70,000. A Mercedes SL AMG will set you back more than £100,000 and a Lamborghini Huracan more than £200,000.
But even though you’ll never be able to afford those cars, there is another option: buy ultra-luxury cars from decades gone by. There have been some amazing cars made over the years, including the 1968 Mustang driven by film star Steve McQueen. What about Mercedes 280 SL built between 1964 and 1971? These retail for a fraction of their original price.
Of course, you’re probably worried about high maintenance costs, and that is a concern for many older cars. But there are some cars, especially Japanese cars like the Nissan 300ZX, that have near-perfect mechanical histories and will provide good bang for the buck over the long term.
Splash Out On The Latest Smartphones
It was only a few years ago that you needed a great credit score to take out the mobile phone contract deal that you wanted. But now that it’s possible to get phone contracts on bad credit, that’s all changed. Anybody, even somebody who has been turned down for a loan or a credit card in the past, can potentially benefit from the fact that mobile phone contracts are easier than ever to come by. You no longer have to put up with sub-par handsets that feel tacky, like the Nokia Lumia. Instead, you can go straight to the good stuff: the iPhone or the S7 – both of which have aluminium construction.
Go On Vacation Like A Celeb
The rich and the famous have their favorite hotspots: Paris, New York, Milan, Monaco. The problem with this, however, is that they end up pushing up prices for everybody else. Just order a cocktail in Monaco if you want to find out by how much.
This has led many savvy people to look for other locations that could act as adequate surrogates. One cool place is Krakow in Poland. It’s just as beautiful as any other European city, but it doesn’t come with an appallingly high price tags. In fact, because wages are lower in Poland, and because it isn’t generally considered a tourist destination, meal prices and hotel stays are a fraction of what they would be in Paris.
If it’s sun and sand you’re after, don’t bother making the trip to St Barts, a favorite haunt among the rich and famous. Instead, head on over to Margarita Island off the coast of Venezuela. It’s cheaper but just as beautiful.