I've been thinking about this recently and I know that there are lot of folks on here that live quite affluent lifestyles, buying nice things and travelling all around the world.
I love to know how other people afford their lifestyle so I'll start and tell you my story about how I am able to enjoy the things I want.
5 Ways I Afford My Lifestyle
1. My main "job".
I work on my companies website for the vast majority of my time. It's an advice portal for people in financial problems and I help them with things like debt consolidation loans for bad credit etc.
2. I have a few side gigs.
In addition to my main work, I have some passive income website that make money through advertising, product sales and affiliate commissions. I work on them in the evenings and it won't be long before these surpass my main earnings!
3. I'm frugal.
While I do have an iMac and a big old 3D TV, I only spend on things I truly love and will use. I don't waste money on things I don't want. This means I rarely drink alcohol or go to expensive restaurants. I'd rather spend big on things like world travel and be frugal in other areas.
4. I work hard.
I've got a daughter and a wife to support, which makes affording a good life even more difficult. I focus on big wins, long term strategies and I diversify my income so that it's less likely I will lose it if bad things happen.
5. I never stop thinking.
Sometimes it's a curse but my mind is always on the go with new ideas and strategies to increase my income. I always focus on simple, automated solutions and the dream is to operate my business from a tropical paradise with my family!
Always be careful that you don't live beyond your means - especially when travelling. Working with Debt Help Scotland (http://www.debthelpscotland.co.uk) I have seen first hand the problems that spending more than you make can lead to.
I'd really love to hear how you guys afford the luxury life to travel and buy the things you want. Drop a comment below and maybe I'll be able to help you out in some way?