CLAIM YOUR OWN INDEPENDENCE DAY! (part 2 of 4 Steps to Financial Independence )

SAVE. You just gotta.

Step 2/4: SAVE, SAVE, SAVE. Oh yeah, and save.

Very few people are fortunate enough to earn so much money that they are financially independent with their income alone. Therefore, you must save.

Approach your budget with savings as one of your expenses. Just like you need to set aside money for housing, or food, consider saving as an equally necessary line item.
Only after you save, are you allowed to spend.