Jul 19, 2012

Financial freedom to help change your life

The definition of freedom means different things to different people and is very subjective. What may be freedom to someone who has an adequate job that they can live with might be different for someone who barely survives. When Mandela was released in 1992, this writer who lived in Toronto for 27 years also felt freedom because the apartheid regime came to an end and people were treated as equals. I always quipped that even though he was in a cell he had the smell of the sea, and that I had the keys to the city but was still trapped. You cannot change a country over night. I returned to South Africa for my share of a decent life. That is this writer’s definition of freedom; physically free but still mentally in a cell.

Financial freedom is something else. If you are struggling financially you have to change your thinking and work towards changing your situation. Where do you even begin? It’s no use telling someone to get a financial planner when the person hasn’t got a dime saved. How is he going to attain financial freedom? He is not interested in theories. He is interested in how to pay the electricity, his mortgage, children’s school fees and have a decent, worry-free life. This article can pontificate on strategies but unless he has money – for you need to pay in currency for everything you buy – he is still nowhere near equipped with the tools to change his life and attain financial freedom. What is needed is education and knowledge. With knowledge you have an edge and can rise up out of the dust for a happier and stress-free life.

To help you in this regard there are some valuable books and dossiers written to help you reach your goal. Remember knowledge is power. There are financial experts you can call on as well as some valuable reading material on financial crisis survival, a freedom blueprint of what the author has learned over the past years, and what you have to do to break free. There is also 17-page private intelligence report on how to take eight critical steps to survive during the coming global financial crisis. According to this report the economy is not about to recover and we are headed for the second and third phases of an ongoing economic and financial crisis.


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