Your emergency fund is your lifeline. If you don’t have money set aside for a rainy day, you’re living your life in risk.
Like Rome, wealth isn’t built in a day. It takes several years to amass enough wealth to achieve financial independence. Wealth is built on a timeline.
The process of building wealth is both obvious and deceiving. Most people understand one element of building wealth, but not the other.
Frankly, the very question baffles me.
I remember growing up in public school, and in my Civics class, we learned what seemed to be a very basic financial construct: Money can’t buy happiness. It was that simple.
For many years (three, to be exact), a big part of our story was living full-time in our 30′ Airstream travel trailer. Living small still is a huge part of our early retirement story, but in 2019, we bought something that has changed the way that we live our lives.
One of my favorite parts about the pursuit of financial independence is that anybody can do it. Regardless of color, nationality or ethnicity, the pursuit of huge goals, like financial independence, is within the great majority of us.