3 Key Things You Should Be Doing Now To Achieve Financial Freedom Later

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You are probably wondering how to achieve financial freedom in the future. The struggle to achieve financial freedom is one that plagues households all over the world so you are not alone. The idea behind living financially free consumes many people and they ultimately spin their wheels because they have no guidance on how to set themselves up for success.

In order to help you not get distracted by all the fluff and empty promises offered by the “get rich quick” gurus out there, I have compiled my personal list of 3 key things you should be doing right now in order to achieve financial freedom later on in life. These are real life solutions, not some magic formula that will make you millions overnight.


1. Get Out Of Debt

One of the biggest problems in society today is the abundance of debt that consumes individuals. You can never achieve financial freedom, and ultimately entrepreneurial success if you do not get yourself out of debt.

If you are currently in credit card debt (one of the most common types of debt), you must dedicate your time and efforts to getting rid of this debt.

If you are in student loan debt, read my article on how I paid off my nasty student loans in a little under a year.

If you owe a mortgage or maybe have a small car loan out, that is acceptable because some debts are too large to pay in full in any short amount of time. However, make sure that you can refinance or have your rate lowered so that you can afford the most important step (step 3) that I will talk about below.

The biggest problem with people in excessive debt is that they can’t get help escaping this debt. If you do need help, I highly suggest you find a program that suits your needs.

I have found a program that I recommend that has helped thousands of people fight off debt collectors, credit card companies, and even allows people to keep their homes. In fact, many people end up getting paid out after using this service. With a 60 day risk free trial period it is more than worth it to see if you can truly make money and escape your debt at the same time.


2. Educate Yourself

Many people think that the only way to become educated these days is through rigorous schooling. This is not true at all. There are so many ways to self educate especially with the accessibility of internet resources these days.

If you are struggling to make money, find a job, or struggling with life in general…A few good reading materials and the right platforms for education can really help. I can say from experience that attending a university will teach you a ton of information in one specific field.

However, attending a university doesn’t teach you everything you need to know to make it in life. It doesn’t teach you how to be an entrepreneur when you have absolutely no money starting out. It doesn’t help you to make money online, or even to build yourself an excellent resume that will land you a job.

Self education can teach you everything from networking skills, to technical skills that you may need in the future. In addition, there are always certification courses offered online that will allow you to build yourself some credibility when applying.

The more you learn the more valuable you become. You can also use the things you’ve learned to teach other people. This is one of the fastest growing markets on the web and the creation of digital content is quickly becoming one of the best ways to make money this day and age.

If you have ever wanted to work from home, land the job of your dreams, or become financially free and see your goals become realities, then it is necessary that you learn as much as you can.

Don’t just learn from every resource out there. While learning a large quantity of information can be helpful, you want to tailor your self-education to topics that will benefit you or that really fine tune your interests and passions.

A main interest for me was online marketing so I have now built multiple successful websites just by educating myself and leveraging resources like Wealthy Affiliate and Affilorama.


3. Invest Your Earnings

One of the hardest things out there is figuring out where to invest money. With thousands of different options including real estate, online business, the stock market, private investments, or advertisement it is hard to know what will generate you more revenue in the future.

You should never be sinking your money into items that depreciate. Necessities are understandable but make sure that you are investing your earnings in things that will end up making you more money in the long run. One of the easiest things to invest is your tax return. Check out some solid suggestions on what to do with such a large lump sum.

There is also some importance to understanding how to create a variety of income streams for yourself. I’ve managed to create 7 forms of income for myself and some are definitely more profitable than others. Did you know that the average millionaire has a minimum of 5 forms of income? This seems like a lot but after you break down all the different possibilities of where to invest your money you will quickly realize that it’s not too hard to attain.

Why These 3 Things Will Lead To Financial Freedom?

It’s hard to imagine that three simple elements like this can contribute to the ultimate goal of financial freedom but they certainly can. When you remove debt from your life you are essentially removing money leeches.

Debt accumulates and perpetuates and can keep you from turning what you earn into more money. When in debt you are just paying out all the money you work hard to earn in the first place. If you want to be financially free this model is not sustainable.

When you finally pay off all of your debt you will then be able to spend the same amount of money you were spending on debt on investments instead.

The second point of self education is important because if you don’t teach yourself how to properly manage your money and adjust your life to propel yourself forward, you will not achieve financial freedom as you hope to.

By investing a large majority of earnings now you can see huge potential for earnings in the future. Making more money on the money you are currently bringing home is the only way to be truly financially free.

Eventually you may find a program or outlet that will allow you to make money from anywhere in the world or make money while you sleep. This is the ultimate goal and true luxury lifestyle.

Financial stability is not to be underestimated. This allows a legacy to be created that you are establishing the pillars for in your lifetime. Work hard now so that your children’s children will have the life that they dream of. In the end, you will likely have the life you dream of as well.


If you have any questions or comments for me, feel free to leave them below. I would love to talk about any struggles you may be having and see how I can help.

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4 thoughts on “3 Key Things You Should Be Doing Now To Achieve Financial Freedom Later”

  1. This is great advice, especially the part about getting out of debt. Paying off my huge credit card debt and then cutting the thing up was one of the greatest joys of my life, so liberating. It’s amazing how much stress that took out of my life, now I’m on to figuring out how to make more money…and I keep ending up here. Keep up the good work, you have a fan right here!

    1. Hi Shirley!

      That really is a great feeling I know! Credit cards are probably the most common for taking people down and usually they cause quite a few bankruptcies. It’s awesome that you managed to pay them off and experience the joy that comes with that. Reducing stress has its many health benefits also.

      Glad you enjoyed reading and glad I could help!

      Dalton

  2. Great article. I completely agree with all you have said.

    I personally have no debt except for my truck.
    My investments are unfortunately limited at this stage.
    I am however looking into investing on a larger scale. As I am currently renting and I would really like to purchase a property. (Property prices have shown steady growth over the last 25 years in my region.)

    In your opinion, would making this large loan now on a property as a investment be wise?

    Note, I only intend on staying in the property myself until it is paid or I am in a financial position to buy another.

    Jean

    1. Hey Jean,

      That is spectacular that you have such limited debt right now. Having a vehicle is imperative as it gets you from point A to B and your day job so unless you live in a huge city it’s likely you need one.

      Real estate can be a great investment if you are in the right area. It sounds like you are! One thing that is pretty much a go to for me in real estate is university proximity. If you are willing to take care of the maintenance college areas can be the best renting hot spots.

      My suggestion here… Buy somewhere in your area that is sort of up and coming, it can even be in a halfway decent neighborhood but then renovate. I personally do renovations myself if I am living within the investment property for a while. Take the full length mortgage but then pay it down as fast as possible as you would any debt. I’d say pay the minimum on your truck and attack the house as fast as possible. Depending on your living situation look up rent comps as they are likely higher than what your mortgage would be.

      If they are pretty high, and you live alone in say a 2 bedroom, it’s easy to pull in a roommate and have them pay majority of the mortgage. You pay the other portion and some extra to pay down the principle balance and in a couple years it’s paid off. Snowball effect that into the next property and you will be well on your way to owning multiple properties.

      Who knows, maybe you’ll end up a real estate tycoon.

      Thanks for reading and I hope this helps.

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