SNM074: The Best Cities to Work from Home

I saw a recent list of the ten best cities to work from home on a “news” website.  The city is a pretty respected brand but I was unsurprised to see that the list was total garbage.  More and more news websites are turning into low-quality blogs as they fight to churn out as much content as possible.  If you want to live in the most expensive city in America, you will love their list, otherwise you need mine….

Make More Money

Income is the smallest and often the least important component of how much money you actually have to live on.  Taxes, rent, transportation and food costs will dramatically affect how much liquid money you actually possess.

If you make a million dollars a year and then ninety percent of it goes to taxes and inflated living expenses, you are actually doing worse than someone earning 10% and living intelligently.

In a recent episode, I pointed out that the living Playa del Carmen costs TEN PERCENT of Tampa.

Give Yourself a Raise

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Getting a thirty percent raise is basically impossible.

It takes a LOT of work to bump your income thirty percent.

But simply moving a few hours south can accomplish the same thing!

Give Your Kids a Chance

Nobody claims public schools are good except politicians and members of the teachers union.

To educate a child privately in America can easily cost tens of thousands of dollars a year.

Sending your kids to an excellent school abroad is well under a thousand bucks.

There is nothing more important than giving your kids the best chance possible.

Fear and Ignorance

The main reason people stay where they are is because of these two powerful factors.

Whenever I tell people where I live, they ask about all the crime.

When I lived in Nashville, I stood less than one hundred feet from a murder on the street.

And yet, nobody ever thinks of Nashville as dangerous.

The news only covers other countries when it is shocking.

The news is completely dishonest about domestic stories, why would reporters magically develop a sense of integrity about international news?

Change the course of your destiny.

Take a listen to my little list and imagine living like royalty for ten cents on the dollar.

Show Notes:


Key Points:

  1. Why do you live where you are now?
  2. Why wait to move?
  3. What is holding you back?

Resources Mentioned:

Breaking Orbit

Serve No Master on Amazon

Most other links can be found in my TOOLBOX


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1 thought on “SNM074: The Best Cities to Work from Home”

  1. Miroslav Babic

    Hello Jonathan, good work with ServeNoMaster book mate! One aspect you did not touch in your book at all – legal aspect. What I mean is, running such businesses/freelancing, ranking, blogging etc? Does one need to be registered as entrepreneur and have VAT ID and all those things you legally need when you run a ‘classic’ business? Thanks!!!

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