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Financial Independence Day

Happy Independence Day to all of my US readers today. I hope you get to enjoy a day off, eat some good food, and watch fireworks. If you don’t live in the US, well Happy Thursday. I’ll either be completing or recovering from a triathlon, so sitting around this evening sounds just wonderful. My friend Pauline from Reach Financial Independence has asked me to share some thoughts on what it means to be financially independent. I’m not there, yet but hope hit Financial Independence Day in a few years. I’ve seen several  arguments discussions about what it means to be retired. Does retirement begin with achieving financial independence? Can you call yourself retired if you still work? How many times can you retire? Honestly, the name you call it doesn’t matter. Becoming financially independent allows you to do whatever you want. What Does Financial Independence Mean to Me? Financial Independence is when you have enough money to cover the cost of all of your expenses without having to work for a paycheck to provide that money. You could argue that my in- laws are financially independent. They live solely on social security and own nothing other than their vehicles and ...

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