The Sacrifices and Rewards of Gaining Financial Independence

The Small Investor

Maybe financial independence isn’t for you.  If you aren’t willing to limit your home purchase price to what you can afford with a 15-year fixed rate loan, you aren’t ready.  If you need to have a new car every few years because you like the prestige and new car smell, it’s not for you.  If you want to go to resorts all over the Caribbean while you’re in your twenties and look good in a koobathing suit, it’s not for you.  If you absolutely need to have every cable and movie channel there is while you’re in college, it’s not for you.

Well, that’s not quite true.

Actually, getting to financial independence doesn’t require you be perfect; it just requires you be better than average and take advantage of the tool you have – your income – to reach the goal of financial independence.  You might be able to have some of…

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