There's an alternative way to wealth that doesn't require living a Spartan life. Simply delay, by a few months or even years, the major purchases in life.
Carve out a large percentage of your income for building wealth and then spend the rest on what REALLY makes you happy. Forget the other stuff!
The Frugal Physician paid off $208K of student loans in 17 months living "generally frugal" and "selectively extravagant". Here's her formula for success.
Could you live on a five-figure budget while earning a seven-figure income? Financial advice today from PoF for a stealth wealth doc.