Die With Zero: Getting All You Can from Your Money and Your Life (Paperback)
Imagine if by the time you died, you did everything you were told to. You worked hard, saved your money, and looked forward to financial freedom when you retired.
The only thing you wasted along the way was . . . your life.
Die with Zero presents a startling new and provocative philosophy as well as practical guide on how to get the most out of your money—and out of your life. It’s intended for those who place lifelong memorable experiences far ahead of simply making and accumulating money for one’s so-called “golden years.”
In short, Bill Perkins wants to rescue you from over-saving and under-living. Regardless of your age, Die with Zero will teach you Perkins’s plan for optimizing your life, stage by stage, so you’re fully engaged and enjoying what you’ve worked and saved for.
You’ll discover how to maximize your lifetime memorable moments with “time-bucketing,” how to convert your earnings into priceless memories by following your “net worth curve,” and how to navigate decisions about whether to invest in, or delay, a meaningful adventure with your “fulfillment curve” and “personal interest rate.”
Using his own life experiences as well as the inspiring stories and cautionary tales of others—and drawing on eye-opening insights about time, money, and happiness from psychological science and behavioral finance—Perkins makes a timely, convincing, and contrarian case for living large.
After studying electrical engineering at the University of Iowa, Perkins trained on Wall Street and later moved to Houston, Texas, where he made a fortune as an energy trader.
At the age of 51, Perkins’s professional life includes work as a hedge fund manager with more than $120 million in assets, Hollywood film producer, high-stakes tournament poker player, and the resident “Indiana Jones” for several charities.
Perkins manages this via smartphone on his yacht in the U.S. Virgin Islands, while traveling the world with close friends and family.
“[T]he ideas contained within are worth pondering for a future that may eventually include a return to a somewhat normal financial life….So why is this book by Bill Perkins…worth your time? Because it gets to the heart of two extremely important issues that you may be thinking about during these strange times: why you save and how you live….It’s an intriguing idea.” – New York Times “He’s not offering a steady plan to save for the future while still enjoying your life; he’s offering ways to be more present now, so you don’t look back on would’ves, could’ves, and should’ves later in life.” – SUCCESS Magazine "If you're wondering what the secret sauce is to living your life to the fullest at every stage without running your resources dry, then crack open this practical, timely book.” —Barbara Corcoran, Shark on Shark Tank, Founder of The Corcoran Group “Bill Perkins' Die with Zero opens up a completely different avenue of thinking to realize that your life can be maximized through memorable experiences. Why wait? Being present is a priority. This book provides an amazing blueprint to living your life while using your resources correctly!" —Kevin Hart, Award-Winning Comedian and Actor "Bill Perkins' Die With Zero teaches us how to trade off money for something of real value — life's moments of pure joy, whose memories are our ultimate treasure." —Laurence Kotlikoff, Professor of Economics, Boston University, best-selling author of Get What's Yours "I really believe in this philosophy. You should read it and see all the different methods and philosophies and ways to figure this out in your own life.” —James Altucher, American hedge-fund manager, best-selling author, podcaster and entrepreneur "This book brilliantly gives one a roadmap for living life over planning for death, for making a difference while you're here to see that difference become real, and for generating priceless memory dividends with friends and family which far exceeds the value of any portfolio. Read it and reap a richer, fuller and more exciting life." —W. Randall Jones, Managing Director, Patriarch Partners, LLC and author of The Richest Man inTown "In Die with Zero, Perkins presents a life-altering argument that we really need to start focusing on living our richest lives now, rather than waiting for our so-called golden years. I wholeheartedly agree. Read this book, change your thinking, and wake up to accumulating experiences now before it's too late." —David Bach,New York Times best-selling author, including The Automatic Millionaire and The LatteFactor —