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You Can Retire Sooner Than You Think by Wes Moss

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PrefaceDoes Money Buy Happiness?

I’ve kept very few mementos in my life—only a handful—and most have been lost over time. But there’s one movie ticket stub I’ve held onto for the last eight years.

I keep it in the same little wooden box that holds my watch and my wedding ring—the same little wooden box I open every morning as I’m getting ready for work. So I see the ticket nearly every morning of my life . . . and I’ve been looking at it since the movie came out in 2006.

The Pursuit of Happyness.

I have three young sons myself, so the story really resonated with me. Every time I even think about complaining about the financial industry or the lackluster performance of a particular stock, I remember the story of Chris Gardner (played by Will Smith) ...

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