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Move Over Latte Factor, Meet The Mimosa Factor: Why fatFIRE Is The Lifestyle For You

Move Over Latte Factor, Meet The Mimosa Factor: Why fatFIRE Is The Lifestyle For You

The Latte Factor

Ladies and gentlemen, forget about the latte factor.

There’s a new factor in town, and it’s called “The Mimosa Factor.”

But before we get into “The Mimosa Factor,” what exactly is the latte factor?

It’s where financial gurus tell you to stop buying your $4 cup of coffee every morning and make it yourself at home to save money.

Assuming you only work business days:

$4 X 20 days/month X 12 month/year = $960 a year.

That’s almost $1000 a year you could save if you make coffee yourself at home for only a few cents.

Invested monthly for X amount of years, you’re one step closer to paying off debt, or reaching financial independence.

However, abundance mentality says you should be able to have your coffee and drink it too.

Or technically in this case, your mimosa.

I was inspired after having brunch one day in Seattle with Purple from A Purple Life, a fellow FIRE blogger, and Rachel Slifka, also an F.I. blogger, when the conversation turned to mimosas and brunch.

“Wouldn’t it be nice to brunch everyday for the rest of our lives?” I mused.

I forgot, but I think they agreed.

And indeed, I live for the brunch.

#basicbrunchboy

It’s the best time of day.

It’s right after breakfast, and before lunch.

You work hard late into the night, writing your books and blogs.

Then you sleep in, a whole 8 hours.

By the time you wake up around 11am, and roll out of bed and do your morning routine, it’s 12pm.

By the time you leave your house/apartment and make it for brunch, it’s 1pm.

Perfect timing because the outdoor ambient temperature has had time to warm up.

No more cold knees in cold jeans.

People are bustling to and fro because they’ve been awake since 7am and had breakfast and lunch already.

None of that refreshing, crisp, cool morning air filled with groggy morning commuters who haven’t had their $7 bulletproof coffee yet.

The Math of The Mimosa Factor

$10 for a mimosa was the standard I saw at Lost Lake in Seattle, one of my favorite brunch places for fresh, homemade brunch foods like eggs Benedict with sausage gravy.

This is assuming you don’t make the mimosa yourself because you love brunch and have fatFIRE dividends supporting you.

I’m talking about a cool $5,000,000 or more invested in the Vanguard S&P 500 index fund.

Because 2% dividends on $5,000,000 is a decent $100,000 a year.

Assuming you have a mimosa everyday:

$10/mimosa x 360 days/year (assuming you took 5 days off) = $3,600.

$3,600 a year to have other people pour mimosas for you isn’t so bad.

And let’s be honest, you have better things to do than to pour your own mimosas.

Those instagram foodporn pictures aren’t going to put filters on themselves, ya know?

Couple that cost with the $15 sausage and eggs Benedict, taxes and tip = $20.

If you ate brunch everyday for a year that would be $20 x 360 days = $7,200.

Mimosa: $3,600

Brunch: $7,200.

Total: $10,800.

Or roughly 10% of your annual pre-taxed dividends income, and you haven’t even touched the principle yet.

Not too shabby, ey?

Abundance mentality says you should be able to have it all.

There are more than enough mimosas for everyone.

Aim for fatFIRE.

Brunch forever.


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This Post Has 6 Comments

    1. Lol, thanks for your comment Angela! Gave me a good laugh as well. What time do you normally have brunch now? Do you even brunch?! 🥞🍳 Lol or do you cook all your own meals so eating brunch out is foreign now? Lol. So many questions

      1. The problem with brunch is that it usually starts at 9am and we’re up at 7 if sleeping in lol. Or brunch is the second meal of the day 😜

      2. Haha gotcha 😉 7am is sleeping in? Man. I might get to that adult stage of life at some point lol. Where does brunch start at 9am?! I always thought brunch was anywhere from 10am to 1pm lol…or is any meal brunch if you have a mimosa? Hmm 🤔

      3. 😅😂😭😱

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