As I was talking recently to a potential client, the term ‘financial freedom” has been mentioned a few times.  I heard the term plenty of times before; I know there are many online communities built around it. It has traction so it must be at least semi-legit and yet, I really, really don’t like what it represents. It’s not really the term, I guess. It is the concept behind it.

The whole thing assumes that we cannot live the life that we want to live now. Instead of waking up in the morning and doing the things that we want to do, we need to go to a job that we don’t really like, earn a paycheck, hoard all that cash for the future and live with a countdown to something that is supposed to exhilarate us at some future date.   Read More