Against 'Die with Zero'

In this episode, I delve into optimizing life while leaving a meaningful legacy. I critique the "Die With Zero" concept, popularized by Bill Perkins and others. Perkins stresses intentional living by managing time, wealth, and health effectively, but at the expense of family wealth and legacy.

I also explore the societal shift towards individualism and instant gratification and contrast it with the traditional values of family and legacy. The role of the family can be in providing support, guidance, and purpose. Building family wealth and nurturing intergenerational connections are ways to leave a lasting impact that extends beyond one's lifetime.

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"Life is fantastic. I like life, man." - Norm MacDonald

"Being a father, being a husband, being a patriarch, if you want to use that terminology, it just gives you a purpose." - Andy Flattery


Andrew Flattery, CFP®

Andy Flattery is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and Owner of Simple Wealth Planning. He serves young and affluent families that are working to lower their time preference and achieve financial sovereignty. Flattery is the host of The Reformed Financial Advisor Podcast, where he relates stories in Kansas City history to pivotal themes in personal finance. When he’s not helping individuals build wealth, you can catch him playing rec sports, reading Austrian economists, and spending time with his wife and three children.