By Adam Jusko, ProudMoney.com, email@example.com
Sometimes when people think about becoming rich, they think of “F*ck You” money — the amount it would take to be able to go into work Monday morning just long enough to say “F*ck You”, walk out with your stuff, and never look back. The amount that constitutes “F*ck You” money is different for everyone, but basically you need a sum large enough to be able to live comfortably off the principal and interest for the rest of your life.
I have a couple of problems with the concept of “F*ck You” money, though. Number One is the idea that we are all inherently dissatisfied with our work lives, that “The Man” is constantly breathing down our necks and finding our performance wanting. (As The Police once sang, “Every single meeting with his so-called superior is a humiliating kick in the crotch.”) While work may sometimes be a drag, the average employee is probably treated better today by his/her “superiors” than at any time in history.