Contentment: The Secret Ingredient to Financial Success

How much is enough?  The answer to this simple question could determine how likely you are to find contentment in your life.  A few years back Scott read a book titled Enough by the late John Bogle (inventor of the index fund and The Vanguard Group founder) that opens with a story that is quite fitting to this topic.  Two incredibly successful authors, Kurt Vonnegut and Joseph Heller have been invited to a party hosted by a billionaire hedge fund manager.  Kurt says to Joseph, “You know, this billionaire makes more money in one day than you made in your whole lifetime from your novel Catch-22.”  Joe responds, “Yes, but I have something he will never have…enough.”  Do you have enough?

In this blog post we’ll discuss the idea of “enough”.  Each of us has a different perspective on what enough means in our life, and for some, like the aforementioned billionaire, enough is something elusive we chase our...

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