Achieving Financial Freedom – providing for yourself and your own family is certainly not easy, but independence has its rewards. It astounds me every time I encounter someone who takes pleasure in being dependent on someone else or worse, the government.
As soon as I graduated high school, I left home to go into the Navy where I would start providing for myself. In fact, I enlisted in the Navy in October of my senior year. I love my folks, but being dependent on anyone, including my parents was just not something that had any appeal for me.
These days, it is common for adult children to continue living with parents indefinitely. They may move away for a while, then boomerang back home to enjoy the life of dependence.
Financial Freedom begins by achieving a state of Self-Sufficiency, being free from dependence on another for your basic needs. Sometimes there are good reasons for returning home. It is good to have parents that can assist for a while, but not when there is no effort to return to an independent life.
Break Free From Dependence
Maybe you have found yourself at the point where I was many years ago. After serving in the Navy for about ten years, I was not earning enough to support my growing family without some assistance from the government.
You can read the long story of how I got to that point and how I recovered in Who is Responsible to Provide Basic Needs of Americans? That post laid out the problem and referenced next steps. This post should be more of a challenge to take the next steps toward independence and gives you clear steps to that end.Whether you are dependent on the government or on your parents, it is time to plot a course for self-determination and self-reliance. Click To Tweet
Now, if being broke and dependent on the government or someone else describes your situation and you are ready to start on your path to financial freedom, this article is written for you.
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