7 Reasons Financial Independence is Worth the Effort

August 31, 2015 Sam Saggers

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7 Reasons to Fight for Financial Independence

Financial independence.

What’s not to love about it?

The old adage, “It takes money to make money” is simply out-dated. Gone are the days of the wealthy upper-class investing to grow the wealth – now even mums and dads with blue-collar jobs are investing to achieve the ultimate goal of financial freedom.

But let’s be honest here.

It will take some time to gain financial freedom, plus a lot of effort on your part. In fact, at times you may even ask yourself if it’s worth all of the work.

I’d say that yes, it certainly is worth every bit of effort you throw into it and then some.

There are many reasons to love financial independence, but to get you to start thinking about your own situation (or to keep you going when the going gets tough) here are 8 of them:

1. You can work how & when you want to

The alarm blares in your ears then drops to the floor as you fumble for the snooze.

Another Monday.

You sigh as you slip out of bed, silence the alarm, put it back on your nightstand and then stumble towards the bathroom to begin your day.

Every day, this scenario is played out all across Australia.

Does this sound like you?

While gaining financial independence will put more cash into your bank account, it also frees you to chase after that low paying job you’d bounce out of bed to do or maybe switching up your career mid-life, chasing a dream you’d never thought possible. Or maybe you won’t need to set your alarm at all and every day will be Sunday.

The decision is yours.

2. No more job insecurity

As you know, there are no guarantees in life – especially in the global marketplace we find ourselves in. As unemployment creeps up, companies are downsizing and the job-market becomes increasingly competitive – many people are beginning to worry about what the future holds for them financially.

The job market won’t become more stable as some jobs are being shipped to cheaper labour markets, robots replace many and some jobs just fade away as the result of new innovations in technology.

Obviously then, a financially independent life can rid you of the uncertainty when employed by others. No more sucking up to your boss, jumping through hoops to prove your worth, to get your pay-rise either!

3. Better cash flow

I want you to imagine, just for a moment, the stack of bills you have to pay each and every month.

Which bill is your highest?

No doubt, like many Australians, it’s your mortgage.

Think about what you could do with that payment: get out of debt, enjoy a nice holiday, private school for the kids… whatever is most important to you.

This is what financial independence can do for you.

4. Ability to do for others

You know how great it feels to be able to help someone out who really needs it. Have you ever had a friend that was struggling along or maybe a favoured cause that needed extra donations, only to have to turn them away with sweat on your brow?

When you’re financially secure you’ll be in a good position to benefit others through meeting their needs.

Don’t forget, you can often deduct donations to charities to lead to a smaller tax bill. A “win – win” in my book!

5. You can pump up the fun

For example, let’s say you’ve always dreamed of visiting Europe, but financially it never made sense, so every holiday has been domestic and for much less time than you’d hoped for.

If you were financially free, you could spend months travelling to every far away and remote place you’ve ever dreamed of.

Or maybe you’d just like to go out to dinner and drinks a little more often, being able to shout your friends or family.

Sounds great, no?

It’s very possible when you achieve financial freedom!

6. Retire early

If you simply want to retire early (shaving 10 or 20 years off your working life) you’ll definitely need to be financially independent.

Property investing has proven time and again to be one of the best ways to create wealth (that lasts) over time.

7. Spend more time with family

And last, but certainly not least, as a financially independent person you can enjoy spending more time with your family.

Time to do things together, building up priceless memories to treasure through the years.

Putting It All Together

So by now you might be asking yourself, “all of that sounds great, but how do I become financially free…where do I start?”

Each month the team at PRE puts together an event called Property Investor Nights.

At these events, we discuss current market conditions – where the best opportunities for investing are across the country – and we also discuss strategies that many investors have used to become financially independent.

These are well proven strategies that have been used by countless investors across a wide variety of marketplaces.

But the best thing about this night?

It’s absolutely FREE.

That’s right.

No hard pressure sales tactics, just lots of information shared by successful, passionate individuals.

Information that you need to make the right decision for your future.

These popular events are booked quickly, so register your details now if you want to learn how you can become financially independent…in less time than you might imagine.

Look forward to seeing you there!

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