How To Get Financial Freedom Quicker?
Title of the post may appear as click bait but I did what I could to not make it as such. I started with the title "How to Get Rick Quick?" and immediately deleted it knowing that it certainly appears like a scam. Anyways rather than trying to make this post look like a scam I will get straight to the point.
Many of us who work a 9 to 5 job in hopes of one day to retire. Yet why do we want to retire? What we are really trying to do is work on a job to get paid and save enough to one day hopefully stop working and do what we really want to do with our lives. Most of us are trying to reach financial freedom. The end goal is to only work when we choose to and work on things we want to work on. These choices are our freedom that we seek and in order to achieve this we need financial freedom.
Naval Ravikant has broken out in what appears the most simplest forms of people reaching financial freedom. It basically comes down to three methods. In no particular order.
- Earn More Money
- Spend Less
- Find The Work You Will Always Enjoy
Earn More Money
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The straight forward method of getting financial freedom is to have more money. How to be have more money? Work to earn more which equates to spending your time in exchange for more money. Others methods to earn more money is to leverage your skills to influence more people so that you earn beyond the time you have allocated to you to make money.
There are multiple pitfalls with this method and one big one is saving what you earn. Often people will have a tendency to want immediate gratification when they earn a pay raise or bonus. This is because people tend to want to have more as they progress in life. This is all fair and fine but the reality is the further up the corporate ladder on rises the more temptations they will have in spending to appease their thirst of short term fun and happiness. In order to avoid this pitfall one has to know they should not spend more than what they have or even spend more just because they are earning more.
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Another method to getting to financial freedom quicker ties in to the first method. This alternate method can be worked in combination or separate on its own. The method is to budget one's expenditures in life. Whether it is to pay for necessities or for recreation if you limit how much you spend you can then the remaining to invest and make you more money. The old say is "live within your means."
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Warren Buffet considered to be one of the best stock/finance investors of all time has only bought and lived in one house when he started his family. The house is around 6,600 sf and he bought it in 1958 for around $31,500. Now its worth close to $1.3 million based on Zillow. In any regards Buffet does not live an extravagant lifestyle at home even though he is one of the richest people in the world. He lives well below his means.
Doing What You Love
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Ever heard of "work in your dream job and you will never feel like it is work." The first two methods of getting to financial freedom has a lot to do with money, while this third method is more to do with just finding your passions. If you can find something you like doing it won't feel as much as it is work to you. With that thought process you will be able to go through the job for many years as it is what you love doing.
All three methods listed here can be combined, done separate, or in different intervals of one's life and it will all accelerate one's chances in gaining their financial freedom. The time we have on this planet is limited. Why not try to reach for our dreams before having to work 30+ years in something we do not care about? The choice is ours to make. Which ways are you living to accelerate your chances to being financially free and are you getting any closer to it today than when you were even just a year ago?
None of what I write is financial advice. It is for entertainment purposes only. Thanks for reading!
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