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Financial Independence

Financial independence is the ultimate goal for many of us. The idea of not having to work for money and instead focusing on our passions and interests is very appealing. But how much do you actually need to achieve financial independence and live comfortably without having to work? This week in our members-only group chat, we’ll discuss what some personal finance experts and influencers believe is the magic number.

First, let’s define what financial independence means. Financial independence is the state of having enough money saved or invested to cover your expenses for the rest of your life, without having to work for income. It’s important to note that financial independence does not mean retiring early or not working at all. Financial independence simply means that you have enough money to cover your expenses, regardless of whether you choose to work or not.

So, how much do you need to achieve financial independence? The answer varies depending on your lifestyle, expenses, and goals. However, there are some general guidelines that can help you get an idea of how much you need to save or invest.

One popular approach is the “4% rule”. This rule suggests that you can safely withdraw 4% of your portfolio each year, adjusted for inflation, without depleting your savings over a 30-year retirement. So, if you need $40,000 per year to cover your expenses, you would need a portfolio of $1 million ($40,000 / 0.04 = $1,000,000) to achieve financial independence.

Another approach is the “FIRE” movement, which stands for Financial Independence, Retire Early. This movement advocates for extreme frugality, aggressive saving, and investing in low-cost index funds to achieve financial independence in as little as 10-15 years. Many in the FIRE movement aim to accumulate 25-30 times their annual expenses to achieve financial independence.

Dave Ramsey proposes a third approach. He believes you can safely live off of as much as 8% of your nest egg.

It’s important to note that these guidelines are not one-size-fits-all solutions. Your lifestyle, expenses, and goals may require more or less money to achieve financial independence. Additionally, there are other factors to consider, such as taxes, inflation, and unexpected expenses.

In our members-only group chat, we’ll dive deeper into these approaches and discuss how to apply them to your own personal finance journey. We’ll also explore other strategies and tactics for achieving financial independence, such as side hustles, real estate investing, and entrepreneurship.

Financial independence is a lofty goal, but it’s achievable with the right mindset, strategy, and discipline. Join us tonight for our group chat and learn how you can start your journey towards financial independence.



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