1. to have enough money to pay for
2. to provide or supply
How do you afford to live the life of your dreams?
I have been working on the answer to this question most of my adult life.
I have been chasing money as if it were constantly running away from me. Money for rent, money for car payments, vacations, college for the kids, etc…
An endless stream of expenses with a limited amount of income.
And then, I started to read about people who were retiring in their 30's and 40's. These people were not living paycheck to paycheck and they did not rely on a full-time job. They were doing what they loved and enjoying every day - as if they were 100% independent.
They were living the life of their dreams.
How do these people afford to stop working full-time jobs?
How do they afford to pay the mortgage and car payments?
How do they afford to travel and enjoy hobbies?
The answer is surprisingly simple and is something the wealthy have known for years.
These people have found ways to make money in their sleep (literally).
They are not lucky. They are not special.
Instead of trading time for money – they use their money to make more money.
They own investments, real estate, and small businesses that provide income passively and appreciate in value over time.
Once they have enough passive income to cover their expenses, there is no need for an earned income (a job!).
They have achieved Financial Independence.
Sounds too good to be true, right?
I took a deep dive into the world of Financial Independence (and the FIRE movement) to break down exactly how they achieved this dream lifestyle.
I've interviewed self-made millionaires. I've read hundreds of success stories. I've observed their habits, their rituals, and their advice.
While every story is unique – they all share two things in common: earning & investing.
The new American dream is no longer owning a big home or a fancy car – it's owning your time.
There are endless ways to earn and invest – and we share our best ideas each week in our newsletter.
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