22 Feb

A Journey To Financial Freedom

Financial Freedom is something I’ve dreamed about for a long time, but like many Big Goals, it has always seemed totally unattainable. But as I get older, the need to achieve it is becoming more and more important, not only for myself but for my family.

Like a large proportion of 30 somethings in the UK and no doubt, the World, I have little or no provisions set aside for my retirement. The result of many years of poor planning and an over-active wallet I guess, but hey, that’s my reality and now it’s time to deal with it. I’ve always wanted to retire early and live a financially independent life, but the desire to actually attain it has never been strong enough. Why? I’ve no clue, but as the months go by, I’m thinking about reaching that point where I no longer need my pay cheque to survive and indeed enjoy life.

So, my quandary at the ripe old age of 37 is, can it be done? Is it possible to go from practically nothing, to being financially independent in say 15 years? Can it be done in 10 years? How about 5? What would it take to get to that point from where I am now? What will I need to do… Saving, investing, Gambling?!

The Journey is about to begin… it could be a bumpy ride!