If you’re like most people, financial independence is your ultimate financial goal. The road to a financially care-free lifestyle requires planning and dedication and even a bit of luck. But you may need to fix your finances today, before you can plan for a financially secure tomorrow.
Your job may give you and your family a certain kind of security that goes with a good, stable material situation. And it’s easy to settle for that kind of stability. I fell into the same stability trap, as many others did.
Luckily, in my case, the thing that snapped me out of the stupor of perceived stability wasn’t some horrible life-changing tragedy. No, it was a simple broken leg. While some would say that a broken leg is tragic enough, for me it was merely a chance to sit and do nothing for two or three months – or so I thought.