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Financial Independence: Is It Something Achievable?

Jul 18, 2008
Everyone will admit that money is something very important in our life. We need money to purchase. And our living standard will become very low if do not have much money. One of the goals a lot of people who want to attain is to become financially independent. However, it this status really achievable.

In fact, on of the reasons for people to become financially independent is the planning for retirement. Yes it will be quite impossible for most people to go to the office and work everyday in their 70s. As a result, it is very important for you to attain the status of financial independence before you retire.

So the question here is how you can attain the status. What you need to do is to increase your income. One of the ways of making more money is to get a part time job. Yes this is the easiest way for us to make more money. However, we should learn how to use our hard earned money to invest in order to generate more income.

You need to learn to invest. It does not really matter even if you are only investing $100 a month. The point here is that you need to have a habit to invest every month so that you can build your wealth. If you do not want to bear too much risk, you should invest on something which is considered to be of less risky. For example, you can consider investing in bonds. Bonds are considered to be something of very low risk in terms of investment. Of course you should also understand that a low risk investment will also mean a lower return.

You will also need to spend less money. The baseline is that you should never spend more than what you can make every month. You will certainly be in debt if you spend more than you earn. You should avoid using your credit care to pay. If it is possible, use your debit card instead. You should try to compare prices at various shops before your purchase something. You need to make sure that you are purchasing at the best price. You should also try to pay off your credit card debt as soon as possible since the interest associate with credit card debt is very high.

Last but not the least, you will try to pay off your mortgage before you retire. This is one of the crucial steps for you to become financially independent. And your home will become one of your most valuable assets at the end of the day.
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