Tomorrow is July 4, Independence Day in the United States. We are a country that was created by human beings and is governed by human beings and we are therefore by definition imperfect. Our imperfections play out every day on our screens. Yet that we can watch and participate in protests is evidence of the freedoms that we have. So, despite our country’s imperfections and despite the apparent rancor among our citizens, on this Independence Day, we must appreciate our freedoms. Without our freedoms, we would not have the economy that we have, we would not have the investment opportunities that we have, we would not the wealth that we have, unequally distributed or not.
Financial Independence Day
Our country earned its political independence 244 years ago. What year will you earn your own financial independence? Perhaps you already have, and congratulations to you if you have. Perhaps “independence” was forced upon you in the form of a layoff or furlough, and we pray for you if such is the case. Maybe you are working from home and thinking about how much you like your own home and wishing that you could work from home permanently, with or without the work part. Now is a good a time as any to plan to make Financial Independence an important goal for you, perhaps your most important goal. Such plans are best completed by working with a financial professional, especially a Certified Financial Planner® such as myself. Please contact me if you are committed to become Financially Independent. I bet you are closer to that goal than you think.
I am tying America’s Independence Day to Financial Independence, and rightly so. We can achieve Financial Independence here in the USA because of the freedoms that those before us fought for and did their best to protect. Now it is up to you to take the next step and work to write your own Declaration of Financial Independence.