I emptied my savings to buy a newsletter

What a clickbaity title! 

I fell for it though. Andrew Askins recounts his recent experience of buying the Startup Watchingnewsletter.

I'm not really into the startup world, but the way Andrew wrote this article, especially how transparent he was about the whole process, makes it a very compelling read.
There are multiple privileges I was born into that made this process easier and I thought it would be good to discuss those. [...] I tried to become financially independent early on. But I also know that even if I empty my savings, and get into a catastrophic accident, my parents will do everything they can to help me. I don’t ever want to put them in that situation, but even subconsciously having that helps me to take more risks.