Blog #693 I’m Financially Free!!!

I am financially FREE!!!!  WOOOO

Ten quotes from Success Magazine about financial freedom!!!

-1 “When you understand that your self-worth is not determined by your net worth, then you’ll have financial freedom.” –Suze Orman

I have value to others, to family, friends, places I volunteer.

-2 “Real wealth is not about money. Real wealth is: not having to go to meetings, not having to spend time with jerks, not being locked into status games, not feeling like you have to say ‘yes,’ not worrying about others claiming your time and energy. Real wealth is about freedom.” –James Clear

Hey – I’m retired  – no meetings (okay, I still have some).  I’m (mostly) free!

-3 “Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant.” –PT Barnum

I have seen students become slaves to money.  They borrow money for college; get their first job; buy a car; get an expensive apartment; borrow for a wedding – and all their lives live in debt.  

-4 “Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.” –Henry David Thoreau

I experience and love my life (today)!!  WOOO!!

-5 “More important than how we achieve financial freedom, is the why. Find your reasons why you want to be free and wealthy.” –Robert Kiyosaki

The Bible say “Consider the lilies of the field and the bird of the air.”

-6 “The goal isn’t more money. The goal is living life on your terms.” –Chris Brogan

I drive a seven year old car – that gets great mileage.  It is paid for.

-7  “Your economic security does not lie in your job; it lies in your own power to produce—to think, to learn, to create, to adapt. That’s true financial independence. It’s not having wealth; it’s having the power to produce wealth.” –Stephen Covey
Sometimes we get a mindset that we can only do XYZ when ABC might be the best place for us – for happiness, peace of mind and more.  

-8 “A good financial plan is a road map that shows us exactly how the choices we make today will affect our future.” –Alexa Von Tobel
There may be bumps in the road.  Your roof needs repair; your furnace goes out and must be replaced; your car finally dies on you.  Having an emergency fund is a good choice to make!

-9 “To become financially independent you must turn part of your income into capital; turn capital into enterprise; turn enterprise into profit; turn a profit into an investment, and turn an investment into financial independence.” –Jim Rohn
I was probably too naive, but my employers weren’t.  They ‘forced’ me into savings plans – IRA (individual retirement accounts).  I worked hard and I am independent financially.

-10. “You must gain control over your money or the lack of it will forever control you.” –Dave Ramsey
Like before, don’t buy the fancy car, house, whatever until you have control over your money.  Our house is paid off, our cars are paid off, we can buy almost anything we need (maybe not everything we ‘want’)!!!

Wants are unlimited – but meeting your needs and living in control of your life and your money are good things!!

What do you think?

Karen

Posted by Bruce White

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