Living the life of a king was indeed a good life. There was very little you would ever lack. Food, entertainment, money, kings had it all! But since you’re not going to become a real king any time soon, we found 9 ways you can live like a king for only $379.
Rock the bling
Kings in the middle ages would adorn all types of jewelry, but necklaces were one of their favorite pieces. Many kings would wear a new necklace every day. So the first thing you need to do to live like a king is to get yourself a decent necklace.
Cost: $100 and up.
Own part of a company
Kings levied taxes almost at will and basically owned any business they wanted (often times they took what they wanted by force). Fortunately, you don’t need to rough anyone up to won a piece of a good company. A new start-up called Loyal3.com let’s you own stock in companies you love for as little as $10!
Throw some darts
Many kings played archery when the weather was nice. It was one of the most popular sports they participated in. But keeping a bow-and-arrow around is not very practical, so get yourself a dartboard and just use your imagination.
Don’t clean your own house
Kings never had to do any chores to keep the palace clean. They had servants to do almost everything. While a full-time butler is not in the cards for most people, you can still offload some of the house cleaning by using a maid service. And you can book one in minutes online through a new service called HandyBook.com.
Cost: $29 for your first 2-hour booking
Watch a lot of football
Watching competitive sports was a must for any legit king and jousting was always a favorite. But it’s going to be hard to find a local Jousting match (unless you go to a Medieval Times) so spending the day watching football is the next best thing.
Cost: $15 (for beer and snacks)
Eat, eat, eat!
Food was never absent from any king’s palace. Kings would dine and gorge themselves to their heart’s content. Unless you can afford 24/7 catering, you’re going to have to find a good restaurant to go to. Buying one of Restaurant.com’s $25 gift certificates for only $10 is a good way to start!
Have someone read to you
A good king had to be educated and worldly. But heaven forbid the king would read himself. Kings often had servants to read to them. While it may be tough to find someone to read to you, you can use an audiobook service like Audible.com to listen to thousands of books on the go.
Cost: $15 / month
Own some land
Of all the things king had, land was one of the most sought-after assets. Kings waged many-a-war to acquire more land. But you don’t need to pillage to acquire more land. Crowd funding Real Estate platforms like Fundrise.com allow you to invest in real estate in an easy and convenient way.
Cost: As low as $100
Ok, so not every king in history was known for being compassionate (far from it). But the ones who were have left a lasting legacy. If you want to leave a good impression, be sure to be kind and compassionate to others so you will be remembered for good you did in your lifetime.