CLAIM YOUR OWN INDEPENDENCE DAY! (part 1 of 4 Steps to Financial Independence )

Almost everyone wants or needs more money. You need a plan.

Step One: DEFINE financial independence and make a REALISTIC plan!
Just like any goal exercise, a plan to financial independence starts with goal setting, defining the starting point, and then executing the steps to the finish line.

What does financial independence mean to you? Earn more than you spend? Be debt free? Have 6 months of expenses in the bank just in case?
Define the goal: Put it down in actual dollars and cents.

Assess the now: What do you own, what do you owe, what do you earn? WRITE IT DOWN.

Realize that you need to address spending, saving, AND investing, to get there.